Power Systems Laboratory

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Power Systems Laboratory

Eur.Ing Dr. Ahmed Zobaa,
PhD, CEng, FIET, SMIEEE

PRIMaRE Electrical Engineering Team Leader

a.zobaa@exeter.ac.uk



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Introduction


Power

Systems

Laboratory

is

a

special

part

of

Renewable

Energy

Laboratory

funded

by

PRIMaRE
.




It

is

based

at

Camborne

School

of

Mines,

University

of

Exeter

in

Cornwall
.


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Our Objectives


The research of the Power Systems Laboratory
is based on current problems and developments
in the power industry and based on scientific
methods and tools from system theory.




The major scientific field of the Power Systems
Laboratory comprises analysis and design
of

marine renewable

energy systems including
their planning, design and operation.


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Technology Transfer


We can transfer our technology in the form
of:



Prototypes


Technical reports


Data


Seminars


Short courses

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Lab Facilities
-
Hardware


DC Machines


AC Machines


Different Loads


Power Factor Control Unit


Wind Mill Control Unit


dSPACE DS1103 prototyping system


Opal
-
RT simulator


Measuring Devices


PXI PC
-
based platform for test

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Lab Facilities
-
Software


Matlab/Simulink
(Computations/simulations)


EMTP
-
RV/ATP

(Transient, isolation coordination)


PSLF
(Load flow, short circuit, dynamic)


PSCAD

(Power quality studies)


SuperHarm

(Power system harmonics)


LabView

(Fully functional measurements)


PLECS

(High speed simulations)


VisSim

(Complex dynamic)


Xilinx

(FPGA
Digital programmable logic device
)



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Lab Facilities
-
Software


PSpice

(
Analog circuit and digital logic simulation
)


ETAP

(
Electrical power systems analysis and real
-
time energy management
)


DIgSILENT Power Factory
(
Generation,
transmission, distribution and industrial systems
)


IPSA

(E
lectrical power systems design and
operational planning
)


Tecplot

(
CFD Post
-
Processing
)


JMAG

(Electromechanical design)



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Lab Flexibility

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Standard HW

Test Automation

User Interface

Modeling

C, C++…

Lab Testing Facility

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Power Amplifier (15 KVA, 25 kHz)

Puissance + PCU
-
3X5000
-
BC

HARDWARE

UNDER TEST

Offline
operations

Matlab

&Simulin
k
®

HOST PC

RT
-
LAB
®

Real
-
time
computation

Target

TCP/IP

Real
-
Time OS QNX 6.x

2 x Intel Xeon QuadCore

(8 CPU total) @ 2,33 GHz

2 GB RAM

REAL
-
TIME SIMULATOR

Analog
I/O

Ts sould be < 100µs
(50µs with RT
-
LAB)

Voltage/current

sensor (40 kHz)

OPAL
-
RT OP5511

Opportunities for companies?


To work on all levels for


Power Systems


Power Electronics


Electrical Machines


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Multi
-
level Converter

High Power Converter

Electrical drive, hybrid and
plug
-
in hybrid

Permanent
magnet motor
DC-DC converter
10 kHz DC-DC converters
80kW
240 -
380 V
2600uF
5200uF
240- .
400 V
Battery circuit
Fuel cell circuit
CPU 1: (Ts= 10 us)
CPU 2: (Ts= 20 us)
N
S
PWM inverter
FPU
FPU
FPU
Digital OUT
Digital IN
i
550mH
v
fuel_cell

motor
i
motor
V
uvw
duty cycle
Motor controller
“All electrical” systems

AC
-
DC, DC
-
AC, DC
-
DC Power
Converter

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Examples

Electrical Drive

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Regional Grid, Train tractions systems

and AC Network feeding systems

Micro
-
Grids, Distributed Generation

HVDC, SVC, FACTS, STATCOM…

Embedded Distribution

Ships, Aircraft, Spacecraft

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Examples

Initiatives for Collaboration


J+S Ltd.


Centrax Limited
-

Gas Turbine Division


Power Protection & Control


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Power Systems Laboratory

Ph: 01326253632

Email: powersystems@exeter.ac.uk

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