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CODE 84341
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/33
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to present the technological aspects for the management of hospital facilities. The student will be provided with basic knowledge on the electrical plant engineering part relating to the description of medium and low voltage systems and on the basic knowledge of thermal plant engineering.

 

Students will acquire training related to hospital systems useful for entering public and private structures in the sector and for active participation in teams for the management of complex structures, systems and biomedical equipment. The knowledge will range from electrical safety problems (plant engineering, protection from faults, power supply continuity and energy efficiency) to thermal energy issues (mass and energy balances, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will acquire skills concerning hospital systems useful for job placement in public and private structures and for active participation in teams for the management of complex structures systems and biomedical equipment. Knowledge will cover electricity security and safety (power systems, fault protection, supply continuity, energy efficiency) and subjects related to thermal energy (mass and energy balance, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration).  

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will acquire training related to hospital systems useful for entering public and private structures in the sector and for active participation in teams for the management of complex structures, systems and biomedical equipment. The knowledge will range from electrical safety problems (plant engineering, protection from faults, power supply continuity and energy efficiency) to thermal energy issues (mass and energy balances, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems).

The student will be able to understand electrical distribution diagrams, electrical safety principles for personnel and equipment, service continuity systems. For the thermal part, the student will acquire basic knowledge of mass and energy balances, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Existing systems will be visualized in order to have a technical-functional vision of hospital structures for electrical and thermal systems.

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge acquire in any Laurea Triennale (BsC course).

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lectures and visits to Real Hospital Sites.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

HOSPITAL ENERGY SYSTEMS

 
  1. Introduction to the course: General information on electrical systems: production, transmission, distribution systems
  2. Review of the three-phase electrical system and electrical system component
  3. Effects of current on human beings. General information on protection and risk assessment systems. Current-time curve, Voltage-time curve. Dangerous areas for humans. In-depth study of current effects on the human body: tetanization, cardiac arrest, fibrillation. Critical current paths. Modeling.
  4. State of the neutral in three-phase systems and consequences on the operation of electrical systems. Low voltage electricity distribution systems. TT, TN, IT systems ELV systems – Extra Low Voltage.
  5. Protection from direct contacts. Protection criteria and methodologies: barriers, isolation, distance. Full protection, partial protection. Protection by insulation. Degrees of protection. Examples
  6. Protection from indirect contacts. TT system: electrical schematization and plant considerations. Low voltage distribution systems. TN systems Use of differential switch. Operating principle, tripping curves. Pros and cons of using the i.d.
  7. IT system. Medical IT system. Isolation transformer
  8. Classification of Medical Premises
  9. examples of equipment consumption
  10. Power supply schemes in hospital facilities. Normal emergency power supply. Classification of users. Re-power schemes following loss of external power. Power supply from UPS systems. Emergency diesel power supply.
  11. Power factor correction. Plant aspects
  12. Energy efficiency in hospital structure. The thermal systems of a hospital structure
  13. Topics relating to thermal energy: balance of mass and energy, air conditioning, heating refrigeration)
  14. Technical visit to the San Martino hospital in Genoa
  15. Conclusion of the Course. Exam question examples

Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda:

  • Goal 3.  Health and well-being - To ensure health and well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy systems for all.
  • Goal 9. Build a resilient infrastructure and promote innovation and equitable, responsible and sustainable industrialization.
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Material will be made available by the Teacher.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANO MASSUCCO (President)

FABIO D'AGOSTINO

FEDERICO VALSUANI

FEDERICO SILVESTRO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

as per the Academic calendar.

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination on two subjects of the course.

 

Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.
 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral examination on two subjects of the course.

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
18/12/2023 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
16/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
16/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
05/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
05/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
26/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
17/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
17/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
13/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Responbile consumption and production
Responbile consumption and production