Energy Conversion Lab

Location: 20-102
Coordinator: Dr. Ali Shaban
Facilities: EE 365, EE 417, EE 444
Size: 1432
Average Number of Students a Year: 307
Utilization Ratio: 0.21

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Room 20-102 is equipped with AC (240, 208,120) three- and single-phase voltages and a motor-generator set that produces DC (120, 240) voltages. These voltage sources are distributed to eight benches. Each bench is equipped with three-phase digital power meter, six 35 Ohms resistors, and a three-phase variac. Each bench comes with three single-phase transformers, three-phase induction motor, single-phase induction motor, three-phase synchronous motor/generator, and a DC motor.

Room 20-102 service a sophomore lab for majors and non-majors (EE295), and two senior labs for power majors (EE 417 and EE 444). 

Current Equipment

Each instructional lab station is equipped with:



(1)   Computer                                         Dell Optiplex 760, Intel Core Duo 3 GHZ, 4 GB,                                                                          RAM, 80 GB HD

(1)   Line Differential Protection             Schweitzer SEL-311L

(1)   Adaptive Multichannel Source        Schweitzer SEL-AMS

(1)   Transformer Differential  Relay       Schweitzer SEL-587

(1)   Motor Protection Relay                   Schweitzer SEL-710

(1)   Power Meter                                    Yokogawa WT130

(3)   Metering Panel                                 Hampden

(1)   Power Supply                                   Hampden 12V/1A 5V/5A

(1)   Resistance Load                               Hampden RLC-100 120V

(1)   Laboratory Bench Set                      (see lab description)

Operating System:



Additional equipment available in the laboratory:



(16) Hammond Reactor                           Hammond 195T5

(8)   Three-Phase Induction Motor          Hampden IM-100

(8)   Synchronous Machine                      Hampden SM-100-3

(6)   Motor Display                                  Magtrol 4618

(6)   Protection Automation Control       Schweitzer SEL-421

(4)   Ground Relay                                  Schweitzer SEL-221H

(3)   Split Phase Motor                            Hampden SM-100

(3)   DC Machine                                     Hampden DM-100

(3)   Multifunction Machine                    Hampden MFM-100

(2)   Communications Processor              Schweitzer SEL-2020

(1)   Printer                                              HP Laserjet 600 M601

(1)   Wound Rotor Controller                  Hampden WRSC-100

(1)   Wound Rotor Motor                        Hampden WRM-100-3

(1)   Point DC Starter                              Hampden DCMS-100

Equipment Needs

Short term needs:

Long term needs: