HATSC turbine controller starts testing




A critical part of a hot air turbine system is how it is started and controlled during operation. Our present DUO+ system uses an external PLC based controller. Whilst this works fine, it is bulky, expensive and software upgrades are more difficult to implement.

In 2015, we started the development of a purpose built mini-turbine controller called the HATSC. This controller uses the open access Python programming language and has the following key features:

  • Three dedicated controllers for the master controller, safety watchdog controller and intelligent IO
  • 15 x 0-10V voltage inputs
  • 2 x 4-20mA current inputs
  • 10 x RTD PT100 temperature inputs
  • 5 x K-Type thermocouple inputs
  • 3 x Relay digital outputs
  • 3 x 0-10VDC voltage outputs
  • CAN interface

This system has been fitted into our MINI-XP system for DSTG and will be used for our MONO-HCR system that will convert heat from a concentrated solar tower and produce elevctricity in Spain.

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