WIND 240 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting*

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting will engage the learner in troubleshooting and repairing wind turbine subsystems.  Participants will safely demonstrate the proficient use of wind turbine schematics, technical documentation, software, and human senses to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair commercial wind turbine subsystems.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

Instructor Permission

WIND 240Diagnostics and Troubleshooting*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Trade and Industry

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

15

Semester Contact Hours Lab

60

Prerequisite Narrative

Instructor Permission

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting will engage the learner in troubleshooting and repairing wind turbine subsystems.  Participants will safely demonstrate the proficient use of wind turbine schematics, technical documentation, software, and human senses to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair commercial wind turbine subsystems.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Describe the Functions of a Utility Scale Wind Turbine Hub Describe the Functions of the Wind Turbine Electric Hub Subsystems Define Wind Turbine Pitch Position Measurement Describe the Operation States of a Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Hub Describe Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Electric Hub Safety Rules Describe How to Perform a Lockout/Tagout on a Wind Turbine Hub Describe the Functions of Wind Turbine Pitch Control HMI Software Describe How to Use Pitch Control HMI Software to Monitor Wind Turbine Electric Hub Describe the Operation of a Wind Turbine Electric Hub Slip Ring Describe the Power Distribution System of a Wind Turbine Electric Hub Describe How to Manually Turn On the Turbine Pitch Control Digital Outputs Describe the Functions of the Components of a Wind Turbine Electric Servo Pitch System Describe the Operation of a Wind Turbine Electric Servo Pitch System Describe How to Test a Wind Turbine Electric Servo Pitch System Describe How to Set the Absolute Reference Position of Wind Turbine Blades Describe the Operation of Wind Turbine Pitch Limit Switches Describe How to Test the Operation of the Wind Turbine Pitch Limit Switches Describe How to Command the Pitch Controller to an Emergency Feather Condition Describe How to Perform an Emergency Feather Test Describe the Basic Operation of a Battery Describe the Basic Construction of a Battery Describe Battery Safety Rules Describe How to Measure the Open-Circuit Voltage of a Battery Define Battery Capacity and Give Its Units of Measure Describe the Discharge Characteristics of a Battery Describe How to Calculate Battery Discharge Rate Explain How EPU Batteries Are Specified Describe the Operation of a Battery Bank Describe How to Connect a Battery Bank Given a Schematic Describe Four Stages of Battery Charging Describe the Operation of a Wind Turbine Hub Battery Charging System Describe the Operation of a Wind Turbine Hub Emergency Power Unit Describe How to Perform an Emergency State Recovery Test Describe How to Perform a Wind Turbine EPU Voltage Verification Test Describe How to Perform a Wind Turbine EPU Power Verification Test Describe How to Respond to Wind Turbine Hub Warning Messages Describe How to Respond to Wind Turbine EFC Fault Messages Describe How to Troubleshoot an Individual Wind Turbine Blade EFC Fault Describe How to Troubleshoot a Wind Turbine System EFC Fault Describe How to Troubleshoot a Wind Turbine Slip Ring Describe How to Test a Battery Demonstrative Outcomes Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: Perform a Lockout/Tagout On a Wind Turbine Hub Use Pitch Control HMI Software to Monitor Wind Turbine Electric Hub Operation Manually Turn On Pitch Control Digital Outputs Test a Wind Turbine Electric Servo Pitch System Set the Absolute Reference Position of Wind Turbine Blades Test the Operation of Wind Turbine Pitch Limit Switches Command a Pitch Control to an Emergency Feather Position Perform an Emergency Feather Test Measure the Open-Circuit Voltage of a Battery Calculate Battery Discharge Rate Interpret a Battery Specification Connect a Battery Bank Given a Schematic Monitor Battery System Charge Status Perform an Emergency State Recovery Test Perform a Wind Turbine EPU Voltage Verification Test Perform a Wind Turbine EPU Power Verification Test Respond to a Hub Fault Message Troubleshoot a Wind Turbine Pitch Control System Troubleshoot a Wind Turbine Slip Ring Test a Battery

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies