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Posted by Kingsley on February 10, 2002 at 08:20:33:
I am currently in the fourth year of an Electrical Engineering degree. As part of the degree I am working on a team project, which is aimed at producing (analysing) an "intelligent boiler controller".
The team have been to a local power station, who use a MAX1000 distributed control system.
I realise that there are numerous types of DCS - but I would like to get an overview of DCS in general. In other words, general information about distributed components (controllers), how these may be linked, and host computer(s) on the linking network.
Most importantly, information on how to interact with a DCS would be extremely beneficial. We need to know how to retrieve the boiler related variables from the DCS, which will then be processed on a PC (probably seperate from the host PC). The control decisions made by the PC software will then have to feed back to the DCS (presumably over-riding the original DCS control).
I have searched the internet for any relevant information, but have found very little. Could anyone provide any information, or point my in the direction of any (web-base or books etc.).
Thanks for any help,
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