Your Super Brain——the application of marine HMC9000A and HMC6

You were the focus of the public attention, rising star, peakedness of power. With good appearance and strength, you are always obligatory when power is needed to solve the power problems for mankind all the year around.

However, you became invisible and dusty as time goes by, you were on the road to being traded. After many years, finally someone discerning, found once brilliant you. But you’re in a state of devastation and your old brains can’t keep up with modern technology, so they’re fixing you up to make you innovative and glowing.

The existing conditions of this renovation
The offshore drilling platform of a shipyard is mainly used to provide power support for the vertical composite powerful drilling rig, which is used for bridge piers and wind power base drilling. Two famous brands engine and generator from overseas with the power, speed, frequency and voltage are respectively 1700KW, 1800rpm, 60HZ and 440V. The governor is manual04121 from WOODWARD, the partner of SmartGen, and the digital regulator is DVR2000E from Marathon.

The renovation mode
The single machine control system of the two units is transformed into a control system that can output simultaneously, adopting engine control system of SmartGen HMC9000A and HMC6 power management control system, using the marine control mode to realize muti-units parallel management.

The advantages of this renovation
HMC9000A and HMC6 perform their respective functions. Because the cabin space of a ship is relatively small, the surrounding environment is poor, the engine noise is harsh, the air quality is poor, and the environment is sultry. The HMC9000A control box acts as a guard, guarding the engine as best as it can. When the engine is abnormal, the control system will send an alarm (to judge whether it is alarm or stop), and send it to the distribution room at the same time, and execute the corresponding action. HMP300 power comprehensive protection module is equipped in the control box, which can observe the power generation parameters in real time. HMC6 is used as power management control. The distribution control room has a relatively good environment, and air conditioning can adjust the indoor temperature. HMC6 mainly controls electric parameters to achieve power distribution. HMC6 has manual and semi-automatic operation mode. In the manual mode, it can start the car manually, close the switch manually, operate parallel connection manually, open the switch manually and stop the machine manually. In semi-automatic mode, HMC6 controls the starting, paralell operation, closing, stopping, overpower, inverse phase, overcurrent, overvoltage, undervoltage and other protection of the geneset.

The highlight of this renovation
Three containers are placed separately. Two containers are placed respectively for two units, and the other container is placed for the switchboard, cables and signal wires are used in the middle for fast connection with strong mobility.

2019 Annual Conference of the Special Committee in Zhengzhou

From Aug. 14 to Aug.16, 2019, the 2019 annual conference of China Electrotechnical Society Mobile Power Station Technical Committee and the Working Meeting of Standard Drafting Group were held in zhengzhou. Amost 50 leaders, committee members and experts attended the working meeting.

As co-organizer of the conference, the general manager Mr. Cui Wenfeng of SmartGen expressed his warm welcome to the leaders and friends from far away, and our heartfelt thanks to contribution that the special committee has made, accelerating technical talents training, promoting the conversion of scientific and technological achievements, improving internal combustion power generation equipment industry’s technical level.

First of all, Secretary-general Ren Xiaojun made a working report to the Mobile Power Station Technical Committee, proposing the goal of strengthening academic exchanges, improving industrial technology development, accelerating the technology research and development of energy conservation and emission reduction.

Then, Mr. Liu fugang, Director of China Electrotechnical Society, delivered a speech and pointed out that this meeting was an academic event, emphasizing that scientific and technological progress is the driving force to drive the development of the industry, so we need to rely on the special committee as an academic platform. He also put forward the vision that the committee will become a fertile soil for talent cultivation, the team of experts should be continuously expanded , and the committee had better to provide more industry standards for everyone to use and test.

New committee members were elected:

Mr. Li Kemin, a senior expert in the field of communication power supply, made a detailed interpretation and analysis of China’s 5G commercial first year era and the demand for power supply, which strengthened the participants’ confidence in the industry development and thought about business opportunities in the future.

Industry expert Mr. Wang Shouxi made a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of “reliability design of geneset control”.

The “dynamic visualization diagnosis technology of diesel generator set” Shared by Mr. xiao Jianjun of Foguang Electrical Power Equipment Co., Ltd provided strong data support for the verification of geneset.

Running into the “cloud monitoring” era, General Manager Mr. Xiongzhi from Chengdu Teslayun Co., Ltd shared the latest functions and prospects of cloud monitoring.

All members initiated “implementing national standards, protecting property rights, and purifying the market” and signed name jointly; At the same time, called on more enterprises and units to join the action of using legal version and resisting piracy.

Finally, all the leaders and friends went to” internal combustion power generation intelligent control system industrial park of SmartGen” to lay the foundation for the new factory, affirmed recognition the achievements of SmartGen has made and expressed good wishes for the future development.

Congratulations on the success of the special committee meeting! Congratulations to SmartGen being the co-organizer of this special committee meeting. Thanks to all the leaders and members of your concern and support for Smartgen all the time!

Two-line One Bus Tie Solution – HAT821

HAT821 dual power bus tie controller is mostly used in the switching system of two-line and one bus tie. It can detect the voltage and frequency of two lines, judge the normal and abnormal conditions of them, and automatically execute the operation of three circuit breaker switches according to the main setting.

HAT821 advantage 1

Compared with the traditional automatic bus transfer device.
Do not need to separate the manual-automatic button, directly switch between manual and automatic mode on the pannel;
Do not need to lead out multiple closing and opening buttons separately. There are 6 buttons on the controller directly control the closing and opening of the circuit breaker;
Reducing the complex wiring and making operation simpler.

HAT821 advantage 2

Intelligent power supply switch inside the controller.
The circuit breaker switch power supply is normal as long as there is a normal voltage;
Provide AC 220V operating power supply for circuit breaker directly;
L0, N0 power output capacity is 16A, which can ensure the normal power supply for circuit breaker switch.

HAT821 advantage 3

Automatic control function, three kinds of automatic logic are available for users.
(S1,S2 mainly used): both channels are mainly used. When both power supply are normal, the two-line circuit breakers close the power supply respectively, and the bus tie is in the breaking state. When there is one abnormal switch, another switch and bus tie switch close to supply power for two loads;
(S1 mainly used): one channel is maily used, (S1) one channel is normal, one breaker and the bus tie switching the power supply, when one is abnormal and two voltage is nomal, (S2) 2 switches and bus tie switching power supply;
(S2 mainly used): two channels are mainny used, (S2) two channels are nrmal, two breakers and bus tie switching the power supply, when the two channels are normal and one votage is normal; (S1) one breaker and bus tie switching power supply.

HAT821 advantage 4

Multiple communication interfaces.
It has a d-type USB communication interface, which can be used to connect PC to test software configuration parameters and upgrade module programs;
It has two RS485 communication ports, which can not only realize the centralized monitoring “three-remote” function, but also realize the connection with the web of things and realize the cloud monitoring function.

User application cases

Application occasion: the project is applied to a large chemical enterprise.
Application mode: (S1,S2) two main modes in the site. When both power supply are normal, the two-line circuit breakers close the power supply respectively, and the bus tie is in the breaking state. When there is one abnormal switch, another switch and bus tie switch close to supply power for two loads.
Electrical interlock: Two sets of normally closed auxiliary contacts of the circuit breaker are used to realize electrical interlock. On the basis of controller logic interlock, another layer of electrical interlock is added to realize the dual protection of controller logic interlock and electrical interlock.
Tripping fault: when the circuit breaker overflows tripping, the fault output signal controller detected by the circuit breaker will display the alarm of “switch tripping fault”, and switch from the automatic bit to the manual bit, no longer output the closing command. This function avoids the circuit breaker overcurrent trip, re-closing the damage to the circuit breaker.

In the past two years, we have continuously developed bus controller, three-power ATS controller, dual-power bypass controller and so on. we will continue to make efforts to focus on solutions of complex systems, and develop products such as three-line and one-bus, three-line and two-bus, etc. we will continue to update the products according to your valuable advices and requirements for application use are welcomed to improve our product lines.

Parallel Projects of 48 Gas Units –HGM9580+HGM9510 Power Station System Solutions

Recently, a gas power station project with total 48 gas units in Xinjiang was successfully delivered and put into use. During which the HGM9580 bus parallel control module and HGM9510 multi-machine parallel control module of SmartGen were applied in this control system.

For the power station or the complex system of multi-stage bus, using HGM9580+HGM9510 can realize the parallel connection of up to 512 geneset units, and realize intelligent scheduling, load sharing, non-important load tripping and other functions.

48 Genset Units Parallel SLD (Single Line Drawing) of A Power Station in Xinjiang

HGM9580 bus and bus parallel control module is suitable for manual/automatic parallel system of multiple gensets bus and mutiple gensets bus. The controller synchronizes two busbars through MSC CAN bus. When the synchronization condition is satisfied, the bus connection switch closes and the two busbars run in parallel.

HGM9510 genset parallel control module is used for the parallel system of multiple gensets of the same capacity or different capacity, as well as for the constant power output of a single genset and grid connection with the mains supply. The control module has the control functions of GOV and AVR, and can automatically synchronize and load sharing. This power station project only uses the multi-machine parallel function of HGM9510.

WOODWARD easYgen-3100XT/3200XT Control Module

Practical Application of Products

easYgen-3100XT/3200XT controller could provide more genset parallel connection, grid connection and power management solutions. The WOODWARD TOOLKIT software can be used to configure the various functions of the controller so that each project can be customized.

easYgen-3100XT/3200XT controller can be used for various specifications and purposes of the gensets. It is specially designed for starting, stopping, controlling and protecting the genset and circuit breaker control. It can be used for single machine control, multi-machine parallel control, single machine grid-connection and multi-machine grid-connection control. Multi-purpose design can provide users with more excellent functions and high cost performance ratio. easYgen-3000XT series controller also has a number of models specially designed for outdoor applications which can be operated in environments as low as -40℃.

easYgen-3000XT/3200XT Functions:

Multi-purpose: 3 systems measurement (genset, mains and bus) enable the controller to be used for single machine control, multi-machine parallel connection, single machine grid-connection and multi-machine grid-connection;
High flexibility: it can realize the function of external PLC through internal logic management/analogue management;
High reliability: the external anti-interference ability of the system is enhanced through isolated measurement input, relay output, bias output and isolated communication channel;
Generality: it can be fully used with the old version controller, enhancing the maintainability of the customer system;
Complete protection function: it has the protection function of mains, generator and engine, which doesn’t need to use additional protection system;
Multi-language support: 14 languages are available for users to choose;
High precision sampling: voltage and current are measured by RMS with an accuracy of 0.5%;
Flexible screen configuration: home screen can be configured, 2 edit screens can be customized ;
Multiple interfaces: 2X CAN for CAN1929 and load distribution, Ethernet interface and RS485 interface, USB interface, among which Ethernet interface can also provide load distribution function;
Scalability: 19 analog inputs (3 on the device ontology, supporting 16 external extensions), 16 analog outputs (2 on the device ontology, supporting 4 external extensions).

Homepage Display of the Control Module

User-defined Display of the Control Module

Logical Management Display of the Control Module

easYgen- 3100/3200 XT application:

Single machine application: only used to start and stop the engine, control circuit breaker to achieve the purpose of protecting the genset.

Multi-machine parallel connection: it can be used in parallel connection of multiple genset to control the load distribution of genset on the bus.

Single grid-connected: it can be used for single generator and mains supply parallel applications.

Multi-machine grid-connection: it can be used for the grid-connection of multiple genset and mains.

Remote control panel
Remote control panel RP-3000XT is a 7-inch color touch screen, which is compatible with all controllers of easYgen-3000XT series. By changing the IP address of the panel, the remote control panel will automatically detect all easygnXT controllers connected to Ethernet.

Bypass ATSE Control Module–HAT880

According to GB 50174-2008 “Design specification for computer room of electronic information system”and 09 DX009 “Engineering design and installation for computer room of electronic information system”national standard atlas and other relevant regulations and requirements, having a high request for power system reliability, continuity of the special important places. In order to prevent when ATS failure, damage or automatic transfer switch is in maintenance, affecting the continuity of the power supply system, we should set bypass isolation type ATS. In addition, the switch between mains and diesel generator shall adopt the automatic switch with bypass function, which shall not affect the switch of power supply when the automatic switch is repaired.

According to the application of bypass ATSE, SmartGen has designed and developed a bypass ATSE control module–HAT880, the main functions are as follows:

1、System type can be set
2、4.3 inches LCD display with Chinese & English
3、Display position of main switch (working, testing, insulated)
4、Display position of bypass switch (working, testing, insulated)
5、Collect and display voltage, frequency and phase sequence of 2-way-3
6、Independent S1/S2 over current warning or trip alarm functions
7、NEL (Non-Essential Load) trip functions
8、Display S1/S2 total kW energy, total Kvar engergy
9、Display continuous power supply time at present and last time, and S1/S2 total power supply time
10、For energy-accumulated ATS, it shall close when switch PF (close is prepared well )signal is active
11、Over/under voltage, over/under frequency, over current, loss of phase, inverse phase sequence protection functions
12、Automatic/Manual mode swichover; In manual mode, close or open can be controlled manually
13、The genset can be tested maually on site to achieve start/stop operation
14、Re-close function of main switch and bypass switch in auto mode when power outage occurs
15、Applicable for single bypass, doubel bypass and alternate dual spare bypass switch
16、Applicable for bypass switch of manual control and remote control
17、Real-time clock (RTC);even log function, which can record a 200 items circularly
18、Black box record function, which can record 5 events circularly,60 data of 50s before each event record and 10s after each event record
19、Scheduled routing start& scheduled not start function for the genset, which can be set a start once a day/week/month; and running with load or not
20、Can control two generators to work in the mode of circular running, master running and balanced running
21、Wide DC power supply range, which allows the control module to bear instantaneous 80V DC current input
22、Large terminal space allows the control module to bear maximum 625V AC voltage input
23、Dual isolated RS485 communication interface, having the functions of “remote control, remote measuring, remote communication, remote regulating” by the ModBus-RTU communication protocal, which can remotely start/stop the genset and control the breaker to close or open
24、DC8.0V~35V, continuous power supply
25、AC (90~305)V power supply A1N1/A2N2

HAT780/HAT880 Functions Comparisons

Dimentional Drawing and Pannel Cutout

HAT880 bypass ATSE control module can be adapted to different brands, different models of bypass ATSE. For instance, ASCO, GE, TAKATA, HANKWANG, PHETENG, SIWO, etc. Smart Gen has been successively launched 2-lines bus control module HAT821, 3 power supply automatic transfer control module HAT833/HAT832, bypass ATSE control module HAT780/HAT880 and other series of products.

The Control Module Follows up the Euro V Emission Standard

With the implementation of the Three-stage emission standard for non-road mobile machinery, new demands have been put forward for the instrument and controller matched with the engine. Based on more than 20 years of development experience and combined with the market demand of air compressor, SmartGen has developed a diesel-driven air compressor controller that meets the Euro V emission standard –ACC4100.

Its specific functions are as follows:
1. With DPF regeneration function, which meets the Euro V emission standard;
2. With CANBUS interface, automatically adjust the speed according to the set pressure;
3. With RS485 interface, which supports 4 remote functions (remote regulation, remote control, remote signal, remote telemetry);
4. 6 channels of self-defined input of analog (voltage type, resistance type, current type), which can collect exhaust pressure, exhaust temperature and other air compressor parameters;
5. Optional speed and oil pressure when starting motor out of condition;
6. 10 kinds of maintenance reminder of historical record are available;
7. Event log
8. Manual load/unload keys and control;
9. With USB interface, DC+5V power supply output
10. With 7 relay output, 6 switch input;
11. With 3 way optional configuration (diffferent pressure working conditions)

With internal combustion engine control as the core, SmartGen has successively launched a series of engineering machinery controllers. It covers lighthouse unit controller (ALC708, ALC704, ALC404), pump unit controller (APC715, FPC915, APC615, PFC615, HEM4100, HEM4000), engine CAN monitor HEM8400, air compressor controller ACC4100 and other related products.

For more information, please visit our website or download the APP of SmartGen products from smartphone.

Marine Automatic Power Station Solutions of SmartGen (Chapter 2)

Last week, we introduced the automatic power station solutions composed of HMC6 power management controller, in which HMC6 control module can form a set of power management system quickly by networking with each other. In addition to meeting the demanding requirements of new ships on the power station, it also has advantages in the field of old ship power station remoulding. Due to using the compact structure of integrated control and display design, the users only need to find the appropriate panel cutout space on the door of switchboard to complete the installation of the controller quickly.

Remoulding Site of Automatic Power Station

Next, we will introduce an automatic power station solution that is suitable for PLC control based on the synchronization, load distribution and power protection modules provided by SmartGen.

Power Management System: HSM Synchronous Module + HLS300 Power Share Module + HMP300 Power Integrated Protection Module + PLC

In this solution, HSM300 synchronization module is used to realize the function of controlled automatic merging, and based on load sharing of active power is completed through HLS300 power share module, which can support the automatic synchronization and load distribution of up to 16 diesel gensets. The HMP300 power integrated protection module with communication function realizes the functions of reverse power, under voltage, over frequency, three-stage over current protection and electric parameter monitoring required by the power station, so as to form a complete set of parallel and protection system. Designers can easily obtain electrical parameters and alarm information transmitted by HMP300 module through PLC 485 or CAN communication port, in order to focus on writing complex power management systems in PLC control system, such as automatic start and stop based on priority setting, heavy-load inquiry and busbar partition power supply, so as to improve development efficiency.

With its high flexibility and excellent cost performance, the application scheme has been widely used in marine engineering platforms, business ships, cruise ships, passenger rolling ships, container ships, bulk carriers, chemical ships, ocean-going fishing boats and river ships (ships operating in rivers and lakes) and other types of automatic power stations.

Automatic Power Station based on HSM300 Synchronizatio Module + HLS300 Power Share Module + PLC

Each module in the above scheme can also be used independently according to the technical requirements of the power station to adapt to a low-cost marine power station that only requires power protection, automatic load distribution or automatic merging.

HLS300 power share module can collect L1, L2, L3 three phase voltage and A, C two phase current, electric parameter sampling accuracy is higher than the only equivalent load of single phase current distributor in unbalanced three-phase system, which abandoned the traditional analog load distribution line, but adopted the CANBUS to improve the load distribution, the response speed and precision of the power sharing compared with similar products that have obvious improvement. HLS300 can be networked separately to form a semi-automatic power station with automatic load sharing.

HSM300 synchronization module automatically completes the detection of parallel conditions (voltage difference, frequency difference, phase difference, etc.) according to the set parameters, and sends out the parallel signals in time when the conditions are satisfied. The HSM300 can be used by itself on the auto cabinet.

The HMP300 Power Integrated Protection Module has the functions of power acquisition, harmonic monitoring and multi-function protection, as well as CANBUS or RS485 interface. It supports the j1939-81 generator electricity data communication protocol or Modbus RTU communication protocol, and can conveniently transmit electricity parameter data to PLC control system or AMS alarm monitoring platform. At the same time, the module has four programmable relay output ports, which can meet the requirements of power generation over voltage, under voltage, over frequency, under frequency, reverse power, over power, three-stage over current protection, harmonic monitoring and alarm and etc,. It is widely used in harmonic monitoring of electric propulsion ships, electric quantity monitoring of ships without switchboard (small yachts and catamarans), and quality monitoring of container power supply.

Each module is built with debugging port of SmartGen, and the core parameters can be set through the host computer software provided by our company for free. Users do not need to limit the parameters when ordering. With the debugging software of corresponding modules, the parameters and alarm information related to the power station can be directly monitored, which can significantly improve the debugging efficiency of the power station load test.

Marine Automatic Power Station Solutions of SmartGen (Chapter 1)

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The Experimental Site for 1800KW Genset Load of Drilling Platform

The marine power distribution products of Smartgen have obtained CCS certificate and BV certificate since 2013, we have cooperated with many genset manufacturers and marine switchboard manufacturers, and made outstanding achievements in supporting the diesel control and PMS control of marine automatic power station of Cummins, Volvo, CAT, Scania and other marine diesel control. During the past six years, the market share of marine power distribution products (HMC6 Power Management Control Module, HSM300 Synchronous Module, HLS300 Power Share Module, HMP300 Power Integrated Protection Module, etc) and Marine Diesel Control Box have been increasing year by year, the products are safe and reliable as well, which have been praised by the majority of users.

The ship power distribution management in the field of PMS is gradually shifted from general PLC to specialized power management control, and marine power distribution products of SmartGen have been improved and updated continuously, gradually become an important manufacturer who can provide a full set of devices , such as power managerment control module, sysynchronous control module, power aquisition and protection for marine automatic control field from home and abroad. The flexible combination of variouos products can be designed for power station solutions to meet the different technical requirements.

The HMC6 Power Management Control Module not only has the basic functions of automatic power station parallel connection, load sharing and power protection, but also the power management functions of heavy load inquiry, non-important load tripping and automatic start and stop. It can support three working modes which commonly used in automatic power station: manual (switchboard mode), semi-automatic and automatic; speed regulation/voltage regulation integrates relay output, voltage signal, current signal and other three regulation modes; with the built-in PLC programming function, the users can use the control module to design a power management system to meet the technical requirements of middle and high-end for marine automatic power station.

HMC6 Front Panel

HMC6 Back Panel

Power Management System: HMC6 Power Management Control Module+HEP300 Electronic Potentiometer

This system doesn’t require users to install general PLC to build a real multi-master station system by SmartGen MSC communication network ( CANBUS). The power management functions are calculated by all diesel generator units, one of the diesel generator units is internally defined as the “command unit”. This unit is the one where start priority and other power management-related functions are calculated.

The HMC6 Power Management Control Module can handle up to 16 diesel generators to automatic synchronization and load sharing. Should the command unit fail, the power management calculations will automatically be transferred to the next available unit. The module has two MSC communication interfaces, which can support MSC communication redundancy and ensure steady operation of core functions such as load distribution and synchronization for electrically-propelled ships, marine ships and other applications that require high reliability of power stations.

On-site debugging of automatic power station for a 450 passenger ship

Inspection and acceptance site of automatic power station for a drilling platform

(Next Chapter) Power Management System: HLS300 Power Share Module + HSM300 Synchronous Module +HMP300 Power Integrated Protection module +PLC

This power management system consists of HLS300 Power Share Module, HSM300 Synchronous Module, HMP300 Power Integrated Protection Module and PLC, which can handle up to 16 diesel generators to automatic synchronization and load sharing and is widely used in the high-efficiency cost-ratio automatic power station of ocean fishing boats, chemical ships, bulk cargo ships, passenger ships and public service ships.

Please look forward to the next chapter, it will coming soon~

“Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets—Controller” the National Standard Goes into Effect Today

“Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets—Controller” , the first national standard was officially promulgated and implemented on July 1, 2019. On the party’s 98th birthday, we also usher in the implementation of this national standard, which destined to be ordinary and great.

In 2014, the national standard “Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets—Controller” was approved to start, which was made an application by the National Stardardization Technical Committee of Mobile Power Station. It was led by Lanzhou Power Station & Vehicle Institution Co., Ltd. and organized by SmartGen. A total of six enterprises jointly took part in the drafting and the enacting of this standard. It has been taken six years to pour all the wisdow into from the whole industry from 2014 to 2019, futher standardizes the requirements of the gensets market for the performance and reliablity of the controller. Today, let us join hands to enter a new era of genset controller.

Thanks for the experts involved in the process of standard-making, thanks for your persistence, which promoto the continuous progress of the industry.

How to obtain the standard immediately?
1、Enter the full text system of national
2、Query GB/T37089-2018, and all charpters will appear and be previewed.