Real-time monitoring and control of a pressure control system

Struthers, Craig (2005) Real-time monitoring and control of a pressure control system. [USQ Project]


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Constant pressure control within a hydraulic pumping pumping system is conventionally
performed by the use of an electric pump with a variable speed drive controlling
the speed of the pump. A pressure transmitter is used as a feedback to control
the speed of the pump which in turn, also controls the pressure in the system.
The aim of this project is to develop and test an automated pumping controller,
which is able to maintain constant pressure in a hydraulics system without any
physical contact with the medium. The medium in this instance being a pressure
This project was chosen in order to address the lack of products currently available
within the industrial control field for pump pressure control. Personal experience
has presented a number of instances where applications have required a pressure
feedback but because the medium is so corrosive and/or dangerous the pressure
transmitter becomes prohibitively expensive.
Along with the control system itself, a user interface was developed to operate
over the ethernet ensuring the ability to utilise current WEB server interfaces
such as windows Explorer and the like.

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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)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:25
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydraulic pumping system, pressure control
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090603 Industrial Electronics
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware > 400907 Industrial electronics
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400899 Electrical engineering not elsewhere classified

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