The present paper describes the implementation of a Control System at the Platform for Research, Observation and TEchnological Applications in Solar energy (PROTEAS) in Cyprus. The Control System has been designed taking into consideration all developmental and operational needs for a modern and robust system, suitable for an experimental facility. It has been designed for a decentralized and distributed architecture and provides the flexibility to the developers to modify and extend the system easily. The functionality of the Control System is presented, giving emphasis to the special characteristics of the plant subsystems and in particular those of the cogeneration facility of electricity and desalinated seawater. The adopted safety measures to ensure the safe operation of the plant are also presented. The PROTEAS Control System has proven sufficient till now, while plans for its further improvement and expansion are underway.
The control system at PROTEAS
Konstantinos G. Stokos, Efstathios Stiliaris, Aristides M. Bonanos, Marios C. Georgiou, Elena Guillen, Alaric Montenon, Costas N. Papanicolas; The control system at PROTEAS. AIP Conf. Proc. 8 November 2018; 2033 (1): 210019. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5067221
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