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Control and Monitoring System for Hydraulic Microturbines Test Benches

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Ce3i2 Group, EPI Gijón, Pedro Puig Adam.3, 33204 Gijón, Spain
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Hydraulic Engineering Area—EPM, Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós Street, 33600 Mieres, Spain
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1445; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2231445
Published: 5 November 2018
The present project aims to design the control and monitoring system for a test bench that will help to calculate the power level that can be extracted from wind vertical axis hydrokinetic microturbines. The workbench includes a hydraulic system calculated to, through a recirculation between two tanks, achieve high fluid speed in the canal, and the monitoring and power electronics systems to adjust different hydraulic parameters and to control the operation of the microturbine under test, providing the necessary measures to obtain the power coefficient versus tip speed ratio (Cp-λ) curves of the microturbine which will help to extract the Maximum Power Point.
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Álvarez Fernández, M.; Fernández, S.C.; Jiménez, A.F.; Rico-Secades, M.; Álvarez, E.Á.; Rodríguez, A.J.C. Control and Monitoring System for Hydraulic Microturbines Test Benches. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1445.

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