Course detail

Climatotechnology in Electrical Engineering

FEKT-LKLMAcad. year: 2015/2016

Electrical climatology. Climatic zones. Climate factors. Ionizing radiation. Atmospheric devaluation of materials, corrosion. Ageing of organic materials. Laws of ageing. Climatotechnology. Construction of electrical devices. Construction and technology of manufacturing of devices for unfavorable environment. Protection of electrical equipment against climate influence. Tests of climatic resistence. Testing facilities.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- characterize individual climatic zones of the Earth,
- describe impact of environment agents on properties of electrical materials,
- describe degradation of materials due to temperature and electric stress mathematically,
- realize necessary steps to guarantee demanded lifetime of electrical equipment in environment with extreme climate and working conditions,
- project optimal materials and methods of electrical equipment's protection in environment with unfavorable working conditions.


Knowledge of electrotechnical materials on the level of the bachelor's courses.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Liedermann, K., Rozsívalová, Z.: Klimatotechnologie. Elektronický učební text.
Bartoníček, R.:Protikorozní ochrany,SNTL Praha 1980 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning system. Students have to write seven separate assignments.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

up to 40 points during the semester (12 points from laboratory seminars, 14 points from calculation and 14 points from individual work and its presentation)
up to 60 points from written final exam
Final exam is focused on verification of knowledge in the field of environment agents impacts on properties of electrical materials.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Climate factors and their effects on materials and equipments.
Effect of temperature, chemical factors, radiation.
Effects of water and moisture. Process of humidity´s rise in materials.
Corrosion. Microbial corrosion.
Effect of climate on organic and inorganic materials.
Atmospheric and temperature ageing of organic materials.
Laws of ageing.
Techniques of protection agains climate.
Impregnation and surface protection. Fungicides.
Protective coatings. Galvanic surface protection.
Enviromental testing procedures and equipments. Climatic chambers.
Tests of climatic resistence. Climatic tests in natural conditions.
Techniques of processing.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with climatic zones of the world, with effects of climate factors on properties of engineering materials, with techniques of materials and devices protection and with methods, which ensure the life-time of devices in unfavorable climatic and operating conditions.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Presence 70%.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-ML1 Master's

    branch ML1-EVM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

4 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

The other activities

6 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer