P3.8 Hardware-in-the-loop test concept for an energy-optimized process control
- 20. GMA/ITG-Fachtagung Sensoren und Messsysteme 2019
2019-06-25 - 2019-06-26
- P3: Anwendungen
- T. Kull, G. Fischerauer - Universität Bayreuth (Deutschland), B. Zeilmann - Richter R&W Steuerungstechnik GmbH, Ahorntal (Deutschland)
- 789 - 793
In this work, a hardware-in-the-loop test concept for the evaluation of energy-optimized process control is presented. Modern production facilities often contain distributed renewable energy systems and controllable loads. Coordinating the operation of these generators and loads can bring benefits in that the overall cost is reduced by own consumption or flexibility is provided to the distribution grid. However, these operation strategies are not yet state of the art, especially not in small and mediumsized enterprises. The model-based hardware-in-the-loop test concept that is presented in this work, supports the development of appropriate control technology for the automatisation of energy systems and processes. In this manner, control algorithms can be simulated in real-time, while being implemented on field devices including field communication. Functionalities and performance of the automation solution can be evaluated and flaws can be detected.