Remotely accessible 35 kVA diesel backup generator

Piok, Dhieu Magot (2010) Remotely accessible 35 kVA diesel backup generator. [USQ Project]

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[Abstract]: Remote access controllers are widely used in many industrial engineering applications. The PLC (programmable logic controller) in conjunction with SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is used to monitor and control industrial plant and equipment worldwide. Electrical plant systems can be controlled from a singular motor to many hundreds of devices. The remote control can be either hardwired or soft-wired using radio links or the internet. Modern control systems use SCADA to ensure that only authorised people have remote access to plant and equipment. PLCs provide the physical hardware interface layer for the SCADA system. They provide the necessary signal conditioning, isolation, control and communication abilities for a robust and reliable system. This dissertation describes the remote accessibility of a 35kVA Diesel Backup Generator at the University of Southern Queensland for students to access the laboratory experiment locally or remotely. A computer is used as a Mimic or HMI (Human Machine Interface) designed with SCADA Software which is linked to a PLC. The experiment is PLC controlled to enhance safety and improved convenience of performing an experiment, allowing students to align the practical and theoretical components of their courses. This project will focus entirely on the automation and remote control of the 35kVA Diesel Backup Generator at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Toowoomba campus.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Bowtell, Leslie
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 00:24
Last Modified: 03 May 2011 00:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote access laboratory; remote labs; remote laboratory software; University of Southern Queensland; Toowoomba; Queensland; diesel generator
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400604 Network engineering

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