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posted on April 12, 2010 by Andrew Snowdon
We have completed a project in the Scottish Highlands for a Hydro Electric Generator Control System.
The end requirement was to replace an old, manually operated system with a more reliable, and automated one.
The project was awarded to us by a larger Control Systems company, whom we have worked with closely in the past, which needed help with the PLC and HMI Software. As a result of our close working relationship we we’re able to ensure the system was correctly designed and commissioned right from the start.
This was an interesting yet challenging project for us that had to adhere to a detailed specification as laid out by the end customer, including correct trending of system data and important start-up, shutdown and alarm procedures that had to be demonstrated before successful system handover could occur.
Even though we’d never completed a generator control system before the project went really well and it was incredibly rewarding to see the end result.
The control was carried out using an Allen Bradley SLC 5/05 PLC with Ethernet network connection to an Allen Bradley Panel View Plus HMI running Rockwell RS View 32 software.
We not only helped them to achieve their control requirements but it was commented that we had exceeded their expectations in terms of HMI graphics, functionality, data trending and overall usability of the controls system.
acquire control the right way, first time.