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Zbornik radova, Elektrotehnički institut "Nikola Tesla"
2011, iss. 21, pp. 157-168
article language: Serbian
document type: Professional Paper
published on: 25/01/2012
doi: 10.5937/zreint1121157J
Programmable logic controller based synchronous motor excitation system
University of Belgrade, Electrical Engineering Institute 'Nikola Tesla'



This paper presents a 3.5 MW synchronous motor excitation system reconstruction. In the proposed solution programmable logic controller is used to control motor, which drives the turbo compressor. Comparing to some other solutions that are used in similar situations, the proposed solution is superior due to its flexibility and usage of mass-production hardware. Moreover, the implementation of PLC enables easy integration of the excitation system with the other technological processes in the plant as well as in the voltage regulation of 'smart grid' system. Also, implementation of various optimization algorithms can be done comfortably and it does not require additional investment in hardware. Some experimental results that depict excitation current during motor start-up, as well as, measured static characteristics of the motor, were presented.


static excitation system; synchronous motor; techno-economic regulator; asynchronous working mode


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