Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Buildings

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

A BSc degree in Civil Engineering, Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering or similar and knowledge gained in the course Control and Analysis of Building Energy Systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:    

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must be able to describe the energy system of a building and its interaction with the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS)
  • Must be able to understand the different communication protocols
  • Must be able to explain commissioning processes
  • Must have knowledge on the different sources of faults in buildings
  • Must be able to describe methods and tools for fault detection at the component, subsystem or whole building level (model- and monitoring-based techniques)
  • Must be able to perform time series analysis

Skills

  • Must be able to use a Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
  • Must be able to select a commissioning plan based on risk and cost analysis
  • Must be able to detect the sources of faults in buildings
  • Must be able to apply fault detection methods and tools based on short-term tests, including Functional Performance Testing (FPT)
  • Must be able to apply fault detection methods and tools based on passive monitoring of buildings

Competences

  • Must be able to combine advanced modelling and measurement techniques to test the performance of components, sub-systems or whole buildings
  • Must be able to analyse the energy system of a building and apply in practice different fault detection tools
  • Must be able to rank, prioritize and solve faults

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examFault Detection and Diagnosis in Buildings
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleDetektering af fejl og diagnosticering af bygningen og dens tekniske systemer
Module codeB-IE-K3-12
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science