To work in power industry, it is very important to develop an expertise to handle various power system equipment like synchronous machine, DC machine, Induction machine, transformers and transmission lines. This laboratory is designed to give students a hands-on experience on different equipment of electrical power system. The experiments are designed to provide exposure of practical aspects of the various theoretical concepts developed under the various courses.
This experiment studies the characteristics of doubly-excited synchronous motors and generators. Specific tests are run to determine equivalent circuit parameters, torque, and power factor control. This lab shows that system design considerations must include frequency, speed, power factor, and voltage. Also illustrated are important machine design parameters including linear versus non-linear magnetic characteristics and efficiency.
Single Phase Transformer Trainer
In this lab experiment, we are going to examine two important tests on a transformer model (approximate equivalent circuit of a transformer); so that, we can calculate the values of components of the of that model like (Rc, Xc, R1, X1, V1, Io, P1, V2, I1, I2). The two tests are the Open Circuit Test which is related to Core Losses and the Short Circuit Test which is related to Copper Losses. After getting the values, we can refer the equivalent circuit of the transformer either to the primary side or to the secondary side (to the primary side in our experiment).
DC Machine Trainer
The objective of the DC Machine trainer is to expose the students to the operation of DC machines and give them experimental skill. It also aims to understand the generation of DC voltages by using different types of generators and study their performance and enable the students to understand the working principles of DC motors and their load characteristics, starting and methods of speed control.
Solar Photovoltaic Trainer
This setup covers the fundamentals of solar PV system which would be helpful to the engineering students of both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The manual is divided in two parts: Part I focus on the characteristics of PV module at different conditions and Part II focuses on the characteristics of PV system and power flow analysis. All the experiments can be done with the help of digital display meters but some of these can also be performed with logger/plotter system which comes along with the kit.
Power system operations and control, Grid connectivity issues of renewable energy
List of publications
• Saad Nazif Ahamad Faruqui, Naqui Anwer, “Performance Evaluation of Z–Source Inverter and Voltage Source Inverter for Renewable Energy Applications”, International Journal of Energy and Water Resource – Springer (ISSN: 2522-0101, Journal No. 42108), February 2019, pp 43-53 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42108-019-00011-1
• Asif Nazar, Naqui Anwer, “Electrical Energy Storage Influencing Shift in Grid Balancing Approach”, Latest Trends in Renewable Energy Technologies – Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer, Singapore (ISBN: 978-981-16-1186-5), Vol. 760, July 2021, pp 77-83. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-1186-5_7