Checking date: 26/06/2023

Course: 2023/2024

High voltage switchgear and power lines
Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (Plan: 418 - Estudio: 256)

Coordinating teacher: CASTRONUOVO , EDGARDO DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Electrical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Electrical power engineering fundamentals
1. Ability to complete a power line project, according to the Spanish regulations. 2. Ability to represent and operate a high voltage power line. 3. Basic knowledge of the switchgear used in electric substations. 4. Ability to use technical documents related to power systems such as regulations and standards.
Skills and learning outcomes
CB1. Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study CB2. Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study. CB3. Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues. CB5. Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy. CG1. Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision-making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering. CG3. Ability to design a system, component or process in the field of Industrial Technologies to meet the required specifications CG4. Knowledge and ability to apply current legislation as well as the specifications, regulations and mandatory standards in the field of Industrial Engineering. CG5. Adequate knowledge of the concept of company, institutional and legal framework of the company. Organisation and management of companies. CG6. Applied knowledge of company organisation. CG8. Knowledge and ability to apply quality principles and methods. CG9. Knowledge and ability to apply computational and experimental tools for the analysis and quantification of Industrial Engineering problems. RA1. Knowledge and understanding: Have basic knowledge and understanding of science, mathematics and engineering within the industrial field, as well as knowledge and understanding of Mechanics, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Production Systems, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Organisation and Electrical Engineering. RA2. Engineering Analysis: To be able to identify engineering problems within the industrial field, recognise specifications, establish different resolution methods and select the most appropriate one for their solution RA5. Engineering Applications: To be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to solve problems and design devices or processes in the field of industrial engineering in accordance with criteria of cost, quality, safety, efficiency and respect for the environment.
Description of contents: programme
During the course, the following topics will be developed: 1. Naked conductors. 2. Electric parameters in power lines. 3. Power line models. 4. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in power lines. 5. Thermal limit. 6. Insulators in overhead lines. 7. Corona effect. 8. Sagging. 9. Pylons and electric distances. 10. Earthing. 11. High Voltage DC lines. 12. Live works. 13. Classification of switchgear. 14. Configuration of substations. 15. Substation planes.
Learning activities and methodology
- Master classes. - Resolution of numerical examples in the classroom. - Laboratory lessons.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Bacigalupe Camarero, Fernando. Líneas aéreas de media y baja tensión : cálculo mecánico. Paraninfo.
  • Checa L.M.. Líneas de transporte de energía. Marcombo Boixareu Editores. 1988
  • Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Reglamento sobre condiciones técnicas y garantías de seguridad en líneas de alta tensión : Real Decreto 223/2008, de 15 de febrero. BOE. BOE.
  • Moreno Clemente, Julián. Cálculo de líneas eléctricas aéreas de alta tensión. Moreno, J..
  • Pascual Simón, Fernando Garnacho, Jorge Moreno, Alberto González. Cálculo y diseño de líneas eléctricas de alta tensión. Garceta. 2011
  • Tora Galván J.L.. Transporte de la Energía Eléctrica. Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. 1997

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.