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Application examples

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Energy supply

Use of extenders in a combined heat and power plant  

Use of extenders in a combined heat and power plant

Application
Municipal providers are also responsible for the stability of the grid. Comprehensive monitoring of the grids is needed if disruptions and malfunctions are to be avoided. Status, warning, and error messages must be communicated to the control room reliably. Data protection in particular plays an ever increasing role in this field. Due to system management in accordance with the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), an increasing amount of sensitive data must be transmitted to the control engineering center. As a result, the trend towards end-to-end encryption is already evident today.

Solution
Thanks to the combination of unmanaged and managed Ethernet extenders from Phoenix Contact, status, warning, and error messages can be sent automatically over SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) to the control center.

Conclusion
The interaction of the devices in combination with existing cables does not only make using the system easy and economical, but also satisfies the demand for intelligent and powerful networks.

Solar power

Use of a feed-in management controller in a PV power station  

Use of a feed-in management controller in a PV power station

Application
Distributed photovoltaic systems also need to play their part in high grid stability. The responsible grid operators specify in their grid connection conditions for photovoltaic systems the ranges to be maintained for network frequency and voltage, and for reactive power. Furthermore, the grid operator must also be in a position to reduce an oversupply of energy whenever necessary. These system regulations are transmitted by the grid operator to the corresponding PV feed-in controllers using remote control technology.

Solution
The Resy+ function block library from Phoenix Contact extends the feed-in management controller in PV systems with remote control technology protocols. The diverse demands of the grid operator can be implemented in connection with the modular control technology.

Conclusion
In the area of photovoltaics, Phoenix Contact does not just offer a platform concept for implementing PV power stations, but also extends the feed-in management controller in PV systems with remote control technology protocols using the Resy+ function block library.

Water and wastewater treatment

Use of the PumpControl solution in a wastewater pumping station  

Use of the PumpControl solution in a wastewater pumping station

Application
Wastewater pumping stations play an important role in reliable wastewater disposal. Municipal wastewater companies have distributed wastewater pumping stations spread throughout their entire distribution network. These must, when necessary, transport the wastewater to higher-level sewage systems and function correctly around the clock. Current operating data is transmitted to the higher-level control system.

Solution
The turnkey PumpControl control cabinet solution takes over all control and regulation tasks of distributed wastewater pumping stations. Along with the controlled switching on of pumps and recording of measurement values, important messages are sent to the higher-level control system via ODP as well as to the operating personnel via SMS.

Conclusion
Wastewater pumping stations can be controlled and regulated on demand by using the PumpControl solution. This saves costs and optimizes the use of resources. The integrated remote control interface enables efficient integration into the higher-level control system.

Oil and gas

Measurement station sensors on the pipeline  

Measurement station sensors on the pipeline

Application
A processing plant often includes hundreds of valves, some of which are still operated manually. The subsequent monitoring of these valves through the retrofitting of position switches improves monitoring capabilities and the safety of the production operation.

Solution
Smaller control cabinets with an I/O system are positioned at the center of a valve group. Two sensors are installed on each valve, which are then connected to the cabinet via cable. The control cabinet in the field is connected wirelessly to the control center via the Radioline system from Phoenix Contact. Complex proprietary coding ensures secure transmission. An intelligent mesh network increases the system's immunity to interference.

Conclusion
Thanks to a modular design, and thanks to the capability of incorporating a high number of devices, this system can reliably monitor small to very large systems.

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