Operational Information System in a Power Plant

  1. Ordieres, Mere J. 1
  2. Ortega, F. 1
  3. Bello, A. 1
  4. Menendez, C. 1
  5. Vallina, V. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 3

ISBN: 0-7803-4053-1

Year of publication: 1997

Volume: 4

Pages: 3285-3288

Type: Book chapter

DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.1997.633121 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0031359670 WoS: WOS:A1997BJ80Y00574 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


In this paper we present an `open' supervision system capable of monitoring two generation groups in a power plant (about 1200 analogic variables per group) with a sampling period of one minute. The collected data is stored under a RDBMS such as Oracle with HHCODE technology. As far as this subsystem is key for the process monitoring, the database is operating in secure mode and a client/server tool has been designed under tcl/tk+oratcl to allow any kind of queries asking for any relations at any time in a graphical way. Also a visualization schema subsystem connected to the database allows to `see' the plant diagrams with real values or with a function transformation values. The main advantages of this system over the classical SCADA systems are the independence of design for its storage block, improved with a RDBMS system, and the graphical query subsystem. With this kind of design it's possible to apply the data mining technology in order to look for process-related dependencies and several other techniques. A powerful backup technology has been provided too, in order to have an easy path to retrieve old stored data (older than six months, which is the persistence of data on the database). Automatically, from an optical jukebox data are recovered, and, they are deleted automatically one week later.