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Electrical Fire Safety

Course name: Electrical Fire Safety

ECTS: 2

Language of instruction: Polish/English

Teaching methods/load: Laboratories (30h / semester)

Teacher responsible: Szymon Ptak

 

Prerequisites

Basic (high-school level) knowledge of physics

 

Description of learning outcomes

Acquaintance with construction and operating principles of common electrical devices. Knowledge concerning fire safety during operations of electrical devices. Practical knowledge concerning fire protection and electric shock protection measures, both in industrial and home applications, gained through practical exercises in a laboratory

           

Content:

  • Basic information about the use of alternating and direct current, electric power, three-phase alternating current.
  • Electricity generation, transmission, distribution.
  • Operating principles of chosen electrical devices, such as electric motors, generators, transformers.
  • Low voltage electrical wiring – structure, power supply, requirements.
  • Fire hazards connected with electrical devices, overload, short circuit, leakage current, electric arc, overvoltage, increased contact resistance, Eddy currents.
  • Safety measures in electric circuits, fuses, circuit breakers, residual-current devices.
  • Electrical lighting devices – fire prevention, principles of operation.
  • Electrical fires – firemen safety, extinguishing agents and methods.
  • Emergency lighting systems, operation, exploitation.
  • Electrical apparatus designer for potentially explosive atmospheres, ATEX directive requirements, construction and operating principles.
  • Electric shock prevention connected with the use of electrical devices

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