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Zbornik radova, Elektrotehnički institut "Nikola Tesla"
2016, iss. 26, pp. 1-22
article language: Serbian
document type: Professional Paper
doi:10.5937/zeint26-10604

Creative Commons License 4.0
Protocol converter for serial communication between digital rectifier controllers and a power plant SCADA system
University of Belgrade, Electrical Engineering Institute “Nikola Tesla“, Belgrade

e-mail: vladimir.vukic@ieent.org

Project

Energy efficiency Improvement of Hydro and Thermal power plants in EPS by development and implementation of power electronics based regulation and automation equipment (MESTD - 33020)

Abstract

The paper describes the protocol converter INT-485-MBRTU, developed for serial communication between the thyristor rectifier (based on the proprietary protocol 'INT-CPD-05', according to standard RS-485) and the SCADA system (based on protocol 'Modbus RTU', of the same standard) in the thermal power plant 'Nikola Tesla B1'. Elementary data on industrial communication protocols and communication gateways were provided. The basic technical characteristics of the 'Omron' programmable logic controller CJ series were described, as well as the developed device INT-485-MBRTU. Protocol converters with two versions of communication software were tested, differing only in one control word, intended for a forced successive change of communication sequences, in opposite to automatic sequence relieve. The device iNT-485-MBRTU, with the program for forced successive change of communication sequences, demonstrated the reliability of data transfer of 100 %, in a sample of approximately 480 messages. For nearly the same sample, the same protocol converter, with a version of the program without any type of message identifiers, transferred less than 60 % of the foreseen data. During multiple sixty-hour tests, the reliability of data transfer of at least 99.9979% was recorded, in 100% of the analysed cases, and for a sample of nearly 96,000 pairs of the send and receive messages. We analysed the results and estimated the additional possibilities for application of the INT-485-MBRTU protocol converter.

Keywords

serial communication; protocol converter; communication gateway; communication protocol; RS-485; Modbus; programmable logic controller (PLC); rectifier

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