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WTT 247 - Controls & Troubleshooting

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will give students information and hands-on practice with wind turbine controls and sensors. Students will learn the control and sensing of the various functions of a wind turbine. Students will perform turbine malfunction troubleshooting with simulation software and lab trainers.
Prerequisite: ELT 131 , ELT 217 , ELT 123 , WTT 133 , WTT 216 , WTT 245  
Competencies
  1. Analyze Turbine Control Systems
    1. Describe the functions of major and auxillary wind turbine control subsystems.
    2. Summarize the operation states of a utility scale wind turbine.
  2. Evaluate wind turbine safety.
    1. Understand utility scale wind turbine safety.
    2. Demonstrate control safety procedures with wind turbine simulator.
  3. Utilize turbine control software.
    1. Describe the functions of wind turbine HMI/SCADA software.
    2. Use HMI/SCADA software with wind turbine simulator to monitor wind turbine operation.
  4. Explain wind turbine control power.
    1. Illustrate the power distribution system of a wind turbine control system.
    2. Describe how to manually turn on turbine digital outputs.
    3. Use wind turbine simulator to manually turn on turbine digital output.
  5. Explain wind turbine hydraulic power system.
    1. Describe the function of a wind turbine hydraulic system.
    2. Outline the operation of a wind turbine hydraulic power supply.
    3. Monitor wind turbine hydraulic operation parameters.
    4. Use wind turbine simulator to monitor wind turbine hydraulic operation parameters.
    5. Summarize how to manually override hydraulic cartridge valves.
    6. Use wind turbine simulator to manually override a solenoid-operated hydraulic cartridge valve.
  6. Discuss wind turbine yaw brakes
    1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine brake.
    2. Explain the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake.
    3. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake system.
    4. Describe how to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake system.
    5. Use wind turbine simulator to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake system.
    6. Trouble shoot a wind turbine yaw brake system.
  7. Examine wind turbine parking brake.
    1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
    2. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
    3. Test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake with wind turbine simulator.
  8. Illustrate wind turbine rotor lock.
    1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
    2. Understand how to test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
    3. Test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake with wind turbine simulator.
  9. Outline wind turbine lubrication system.
    1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine yaw drive system.
    2. Define yaw position measurement.
    3. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw drive system.
    4. Test the operation of a wind turbine yaw drive system with wind turbine simulator.
  10. Evaluate a wind turbine twist box.
    1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine twist box system.
    2. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine twiest box system.
    3. Test the operation of a wind turbine twist box with wind turbine simulator.
  11. Troubleshoot wind turbine control systems.
    1. Analyze Nacelle systems.
    2. Examine hydraulic systems.
    3. Critique Yaw drive systems.
  12. Evaluate wind turbine hub systems.
    1. Examine wind turbine hub functions.
    2. Analyze turbine hub servo mechanism and controls
    3. Critique turbine hub auxilary power system.



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