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The oil condition monitoring system is running in test mode at the biogas plants

The oil condition monitoring system is running in test mode at the biogas plants

The field tests has started at the facilities of partner RYTEC and BKG. Before the field tests, the data acquisition module was tested in the laboratory of AC2T in Wiener-Neustadt. The system was installed on the 1st of December 2014, in the laboratory of AC2T. Than the sensors and the modules were transported to BKG’s Biomass CHP plant at Güssing on the 15th of December. The Condimon system was also installed in RYTEC’s Biogas Plant on the 18th of December 2014. The measurements are ongoing so far on both...

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Condimon at the OilDoc Conference

Partner AC2T help a presented “In-line multi-parameter oil condition monitoring system for bio-gas operated stationary engines” at the Oildoc conference and Exhibition held in Rosenheim, Bavaria, 27-29 January 2015. The full text can be accessed under the Download menu.

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M12 Review Meeting in Belgium

On 16th of October 2014 consortium partners have gathered at the Research Executive Agency in Brussels to present the progress and results achieved in the first project implementation phase.

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Exploitation and promotion

During the first project phase the partners continuously investigated and discussed the different options for commercial exploitation – both as a consortium and as individual organizations – of the inline integrated sensor system for continuous condition monitoring of oil quality in biogas driven engines. By July 2014 we concluded the draft version of the plans for the use and dissemination of foreground (PUDF). In this special attention was given to setting up (revising the original) IPR strategy an updating the business plan....

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Summary of the development progress in the first 9 months and further plans

The development work has been running in five parallel work packages (WP 1-2-3-4-5). During period 1 based on the system specifications defined, the fundamental design of electronics and hardware of industrial corrosion sensor was carried out. The development efforts comprised all relevant components: sensing element, packaging, readout electrodes and electronics as well as the integration in a robust housing. Particular emphasis was put on the appropriate connection of the corrosion sensor to the multisensory system via industrial standard...

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Progress in the development of the decission support system

A dedicated work package was allocated to laboratory oil sample analysis and comparative studies with the developed sensor system. This work package is crucial in terms of the development of the decision support knowledge base. Most of the planned tasks are scheduled for the second project implementation phase however by month 9 the historical oil data has been collected and analysed by RTD partner AC2T.

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When it comes to the software

By the end of the first project implementation phase we developed the low and high level interface driver software. One part of the software is the firmware of the PLC, which provides the software interface of data read-out, pre-processing and data transfer. The data is transferred via EtherCAT protocol to a main computer (or SCADA system) where it is further processed and displayed.  The aim was to digitally obtain the measurement data to the dataset to compare the performance of the sensor system with laboratory...

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The prototype of the multisensory system

The electronics and mechanics of the PLC based data acquisition system has been developed. First the control electronics of the multisensory system was developed to provide interface for connecting together the sensors (corrosion, humidity, permittivity, viscosity and temperature), to log and pre-process the sensor signal data and to transfer the data to the evaluation software based on the system specification. During the execution of this task, ATEKNEA has designed and documented the circuit and connection diagram of the Programmable Logic...

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The corrosion sensor is ready for installation on schedule

By the end of July 2014 we finished the development of the electronics and hardware design of the corrosion sensor and also the design of the industrial sensor reached is final shape. We completed the electronics of the industrial standard sensor signal readout, the sensor body and housing including take-up for the measurement electrodes, electronics, plug-socket interfaces and fixation for the sensor surface. During the execution of these tasks, AC2T has evaluated and planned concepts for the readout electronics and possibilities for...

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M9 Project Meeting

The Month 9 meeting was hosted by Ateknea Solutions Hungary LLC. at 22nd of July 2014. At the assembly the plans for use and dissemination of the project results including the business plan, IP strategy, knowledge management and training activities were discussions in details.

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