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POWER LABS ECOSYSTEM™

Power Labs Ecosystem™ contains power generations, power transmission, power distribution and power protection for traditional and smart power grids.

Power Labs Ecosystem™ contains power generations, power transmission, power distribution and power protection for traditional and smart power grids.

The trainers are implemented on NI modular CompactRIO and PXI platforms. Specialized control software is implemented in LabVIEW graphical programming language.

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SUBSTATION AUTOMATION TRAINER

Laboratory facility has been designed for hands-on study of substation automation system. The automatic monitoring and control (RTU) system is implemented in hardware using NI cRIO platform.

Laboratory facility has been designed for hands-on study of substation automation system. The automatic monitoring and control (RTU) system is implemented in hardware using NI cRIO platform. The educational stand is a part of the real SCADA system.
The system consists of two components:

  • Software component for emulation of 3phase network and study of the influence of various parameters on the power quality of the network
  • Model of the real network automation with the real SCADA software

TRADITIONAL POWER GENERATION TRAINER

The Traditional Power Generation Trainer consists of a motor generator set.

The Traditional Power Generation Trainer consists of a motor generator set. The motor applies mechanical energy to the generator, which generates low power energy. The mechanical energy can be controlled by a VFD controller from the software user interface. The excitation current is controlled by a manual potentiometer.

SOLAR POWER GENERATION TRAINER

The Solar Power Generation Trainer consists of a low power solar panel and a halogen lamp.

The Solar Power Generation Trainer consists of a low power solar panel and a halogen lamp. The halogen lamp is used as a sun simulator, which brightness can be controlled by a dimmer. The solar panel generates energy using the light produced by the sun simulator. The trainer also includes charge controller, small capacity battery and an inverter.

WIND POWER GENERATION TRAINER

The Wind Power Generation Trainer consists of a motor generator set.

The Wind Power Generation Trainer consists of a motor generator set. The motor applies mechanical energy to the generator, which generates low power energy. The mechanical energy can be controlled by a VFD controller from the software user interface. The excitation current is controlled by a manual potentiometer.

HYDRO POWER GENERATION TRAINER

The Hydro Power Generation Trainer consists of a low power hydro turbine-generator set and a water pump․

The Hydro Power Generation Trainer consists of a low power hydro turbine-generator set and a water pump. The Pump is used to simulate water flow and pressure. The trainer is for studying the conversion of water energy to electrical energy. It allows the students to get acquainted to main principles of hydro power generation and their characteristics. The water flow and pressure can be monitored by the appropriate meters deployed on the trainer․

POWER TRANSMISSION TRAINER

The Power Transmission Trainer is a combination of physical models of power transmission lines, transformers, etc.

The Power Transmission Trainer is a combination of physical models of power transmission lines, transformers, etc. It allows to investigate the capacitive, resistive and inductive components of transmission lines, and explore their effects on the power parameters. It is also possible to simulate short circuits on the lines and investigate the behavior of the power parameters during the faults.

POWER DISTRIBUTION TRAINER

The Power Distribution Trainer is a combination of physical models of power busbars, circuit breakers and switchgears.

The Power Distribution Trainer is a combination of physical models of power busbars, circuit breakers and switchgears. It allows to manipulate the interconnections of different buses, and investigate the system behavior in case of different emergency situations.

POWER PROTECTION TRAINER

The Power Protection Trainer is a combination of different types of protection relays including microprocessor relay protections.

The Power Protection Trainer is a combination of different types of protection relays including microprocessor relay protections. This trainer allows to concentrate on different protection circuits and algorithms that are used in different points of real power network. It allows to investigate the relays as separate equipment, as well their use in advanced protection circuits.

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SMART GRID TRAINER

The Smart Grid Trainer is a SCADA system, which combines all the power components of the power ecosystem.

The Smart Grid Trainer is a SCADA system, which combines all the power components of the power ecosystem. The component configuration is fully configurable. The system allows to study the main concepts of smart grid, to explore its benefits and advantages in power network. The system includes the whole chain of power network (traditional and renewable power generations, power transmission, power distribution and protection). The whole chain is being monitored and controlled form the SCADA software.

MULTIPURPOSE INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE (mIED)

The multipurpose IED is based on NI cRIO platform.

The multipurpose IED is based on NI cRIO platform. It combines voltage and current input, digital input/output modules. It may include different software modules like Power Quality Analyzer (PQA), Microprocessor Relay Protections (MRP), Power Data Communications (PDC), Automated Meter Reader (AMR), Automated Transfer Switch (ATS) and Synchronizer.

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SMART GRID RESEARCH TRAINER

The laboratory facility is designed for research and development of Smart Grid SCADA System for power Generation Transmission, Distribution, and Utilization.

The laboratory facility is designed for research and development of Smart Grid SCADA System for power Generation Transmission, Distribution, and Utilization. The trainer allows investigation of concepts of active adaptive network of MicroGrid system.
The emulation of the Smart Grid subsystems are implemented in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) architecture using NI PXI and NI CompactRIO platform.
The whole system is implemented in LabVIEW graphical programming language. User can modify any section of the platform.

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NETSIMULATOR CURRENT ADAPTOR

The NetSimulator Current Adaptor is used to generate real current flow from simulated signal in 3phase power networks. It can be used together with Multipurpose IED, Relay Protection a

The NetSimulator Current Adaptor is used to generate real current flow from simulated signal in 3phase power networks. It can be used together with Multipurpose IED, Relay Protection and other devices.

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NETSIMULATOR VOLTAGE ADAPTOR

The NetSimulator Voltage Adaptor is used to generate real voltage from simulated signal in 3phase power networks. It can be used together with Multipurpose IED, Relay Protection and other devices.

The NetSimulator Voltage Adaptor is used to generate real voltage from simulated signal in 3phase power networks. It can be used together with Multipurpose IED, Relay Protection and other devices.

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INDUSTRIAL and CONSUMER IoT TRAINER

The NI Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) system is built on an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless mesh network. The 802.15.4 radio in each NI WSN device provides for low-power communication of measurement data across a large network of devices.

The NI Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) system is built on an IEEE 802.15.4 wireless mesh network. The 802.15.4 radio in each NI WSN device provides for low-power communication of measurement data across a large network of devices. NI-WSN software builds on top of that to provide network configuration and reliable communication from the host PC or Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) to the NI WSN-32xx node devices. This is a great trainer to introduce Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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SMART HOUSE TRAINER

Laboratory facility is designed for hands-on study of Lighting Control, Air Ventilation and Security System for household areas. It’s a model of real home with air ventilation.

Laboratory facility is designed for hands-on study of Lighting Control, Air Ventilation and Security System for household areas. It’s a model of real home with air ventilation, motion and occupancy detection systems, security system (day and night video surveillance, door monitoring) and lighting control. The power analysis is also included to monitor the energy efficiency.
The whole system is connected to the specialized control software that is implemented in LabVIEW graphical programming language. The software visualizes a virtual operating diagram of the facility. It allows interactive monitoring and control over any modeled processes and simulated in hardware emergencies.

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HEAT SUPPLY AND HEATING EQUIPMENT TRAINER

The educational system is dedicated for studying the heating supply mechanisms and working principles. The system allows the students to get acquainted to main principles of the heating sources and their characteristics.

The educational system is dedicated for studying the heating supply mechanisms and working principles. The system allows the students to get acquainted to main principles of the heating sources and their characteristics.The system consists of a heating equipment, water source, different measurement equipment and a PC.

HVAC TRAINER

Laboratory facility is designed for hands-on study of cooling, ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems for household and industry areas.

Laboratory facility is designed for hands-on study of cooling, ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems for household and industry areas. It’s a model of real Air Handling Unit (AHU) with air conditioning, cooling, humidifying and fire detecting sections.
The sections are connected to each other by flanges that can provide easy transporting and installing of the system.

iLAB EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM

The iLAB educational platform is a web service infrastructure that provides a unifying software framework, which can support access to a wide variety of online laboratories for students.

The iLAB educational platform is a web service infrastructure that provides a unifying software framework, which can support access to a wide variety of online laboratories for students. Users and the online laboratories can be globally distributed across an arbitrary number of locations linked only by the Internet. Users access these remote laboratories through single sign-in and a easy to use user interface.

CELL DIVISION TRAINER

This laboratory system consists of four main experiments.

This laboratory system consists of four main experiments: mitosis, meiosis, comparative analysis of mitosis and meiosis, protein biosynthesis.

PLANT CELLS EXAMINATION TRAINER

This laboratory system consists of five main experiments.

This laboratory system consists of five main experiments:  the study of osmotic water movement, observation of root pressure and the study of capillary flow of water through the vessels, meaning of transpiration for cooling a plant, gas exchange in the plants in the dark and in the light, study of the rate of photosynthesis depending on the solar spectrum.







CHEMICAL BONDS TRAINER

The purpose of this experimental work is to learn the properties of ionic and covalent substances.

The purpose of this experimental work is to learn the properties of ionic and covalent substances. The physical properties of a substance such as melting point tell us a lot about the type of bond in a compound. In this experiment the student will conduct tests on the properties and compile data enabling to classify compounds as ionic or covalent.

ACIDS and BASES TRAINER

There are three goals these experiments will strive to achieve.

Overview

There are three goals these experiments will strive to achieve: To classify substances as acids or bases using their characteristic properties, to determine the pH values of the acids and bases used, To examine the reactivity of acids with metals.

CORROSION TRAINER

Students will be able to observe and record the corrosive nature of oxidation-reduction reactions and to determine the electro-chemical series of selected metals.

Students will be able to observe and record the corrosive nature of oxidation-reduction reactions and to determine the electro-chemical series of selected metals (relative strengths of oxidizing and reducing agents).

MATHEMATICS TRAINER

This trainer will demonstrate solution of differential equation, determination of stability of the dynamic system, analyses of periodic functions, probability density functions.

This trainer will demonstrate solution of differential equation, determination of stability of the dynamic system, analyses of periodic functions, probability density functions.

GRAVITY TRAINER

This laboratory system consists of three main experiments: Measurement of the gravitational acceleration using a pendulum, Total mechanical energy, Simple pendulum and inverted pendulum dynamics.

This laboratory system consists of three main experiments: measurement of the gravitational acceleration using a pendulum, total mechanical energy, simple pendulum and inverted pendulum dynamics.

ELECTRICAL WAVES TRAINER

The purpose of this system is to demonstrate the differences of the AC and DC electrical signals (voltage, current), the magnetic characteristics of the AC and DC electrical signals, the idea of electromagnetic fields.

The purpose of this system is to demonstrate the differences of the AC and DC electrical signals (voltage, current), the magnetic characteristics of the AC and DC electrical signals, the idea of electromagnetic fields. Following the experiments students will understand how exactly the electromagnetic fields are working and interacting with each other, and how they are influencing to the metals and magnets.

LIGHT SOURCES and ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGIES in LIGHTING ENGINEERING TRAINER

The educational system is dedicated for studying the disciplines of energy efficiency in lighting engineering. The system allows the students to get acquainted to main light sources, their working principles and characteristics.

The educational system is dedicated for studying the disciplines of energy efficiency in lighting engineering. The system allows the students to get acquainted to main light sources, their working principles and characteristics. The students will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different light sources in terms of energy efficiency and usability in different applications.

TRAFFIC LIGHTS MANAGEMENT TRAINER

The system is dedicated for educational trainings in traffic lights management. The students are able to study the different technologies that are used to manage and control the traffic lights.

The system is dedicated for educational trainings in traffic lights management. The students are able to study the different technologies that are used to manage and control the traffic lights, study the role and working principle of the components used, get acquainted with the variety of control algorithms as well as create their own custom algorithms.

WIRING INSTALLATION TRAINER

The facility has been designed for hands-on study of training and further education of installation of electrical wires. Wiring installation training system is a unique, comprehensive experiment hardware system.

The facility has been designed for hands-on study of training and further education of installation of electrical wires. Wiring installation training system is a unique, comprehensive experiment hardware system.
The whole system is connected to the specialized control software that is implemented in LabVIEW graphical programming language.

IRRIGATION AUTOMATION

The automated irrigation system is a complete SCADA system.

The automated irrigation system is a complete SCADA system, which is developed using industry standard hardware, software and communication modules.

The system is mainly based on National Instrument’s technologies, particularly using NI CompactRIO, Single Board RIO, NI RMC hardware and LabVIEW software. There can be as many Weather Stations as needed. Each cRIO-100 and sbRIO-200 RTUs can be connected to one of any Weather Stations as per the configuration of the operator.

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REMOTE FACILITY MONITORING SYSTEM

This is a web-based SCADA system designed for monitoring of environmental and electrical parameters of remote facilities like data centers.

This is a web-based SCADA system designed for monitoring of environmental and electrical parameters of remote facilities like data centers. It is combined with remote monitoring of the electrical network apparatus, operating under a single and integrated application software and a state-of-art field data acquisition hardware capable of implementing the functions internally from a single box. The SCADA part is implemented using third-party web technologies like ASP.Net along with NI Measurement Studio. The RTUs are based on National Instrument’s state of the art industry standard hardware and software technologies.

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SUBSTATIONS’ AUTOMATION SCADA SYSTEM

This is an advanced power quality monitoring and events detection SCADA system.

This is an advanced power quality monitoring and events detection SCADA system. It is combined with remote monitoring and control of the electrical network apparatus, operating under a single and integrated application software and a state-of-art field data acquisition hardware capable of implementing both functions internally from a single box. The system is centralized and provides a remote web monitoring with clients. The system is mainly based on National Instrument’s state of the art industry standard hardware and software technologies.

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FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

This is a remote monitoring SCADA system for fleet management.

This is a remote monitoring SCADA system for fleet management.
The system consists of a SCADA server at the central station, and remote driver terminals installed on the vehicles.
The SCADA server tracks the associated vehicles, their position on the Google Map at any given time, and can give new assignments to the drivers. The operator can track the statuses for each assignment along with the readings from up to 12 digital sensors, which can be installed on the vehicle, at any given time.
This system is to address the needs of companies to reduce the risks related to vehicles and to add effectivity to their daily operations.

HOME AUTOMATION

The proposed system could be applied to any existing residential areas, to add more savings in energy, water and gas consumption and to provide comfort to habitants.

The proposed system could be applied to any existing residential areas, to add more savings in energy, water and gas consumption and to provide comfort to habitants. The system will automatically care of the security system, HVAC control, lighting control, irrigation system, surveillance system, gate and door control.

The system uses industrial computer and information technology to control home appliances and features.

Systems can range from simple remote control of lighting through to complex computer/micro-controller based networks with varying degrees of intelligence and automation. Home automation is adopted for reasons of ease, security and energy efficiency.

RAIL STRESS MONITORING SYSTEM

Тhis Rail Stress Monitoring SCADA system monitors the rails between 70-100m points on the rail.

Тhis Rail Stress Monitoring SCADA system monitors the rails between 70-100m points on the rail. Specific mathematical algorithms help to detect the abnormal fluctuations. This way, the system helps to prevent rail buckling and rail breaks.
The system allows to identify the potential problems on the rails, and prevent further accidents by repairing the damaged parts or by de-stressing the rails.
The measuring Smart nodes communicate wirelessly and can be supplied either from renewable energy sources or from mains power.
The system will make the maintenance cost-effective and save lives preventing fatal accidents.

STREET LIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The system is a wireless monitoring and control SCADA system based on National Instruments’ industry standard hardware and software technologies.

The system is a wireless monitoring and control SCADA system based on National Instruments’ industry standard hardware and software technologies. The system’s main purpose is automatically and manually (local/remote) switching and diming of streetlights from the control center based on schedules and events to reduce street light energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions. The system also detects lamp failures and provides remote reporting options using a geographical information system (GIS) and a web-based application.

TRANSFORMER MONITORING SYSTEM

This is a monitoring and control system for transformers.

This is a monitoring and control system for transformers. The system is designed on National Instruments' technologies and platforms. This system can be used in Transmission and Distribution facilities. The combined multifunctional features are giving the system to be friendly with modern Energy Smart Grid solutions. Through the multi-protocol communication support it can be integrated into any industry standard SCADA system.
The system provides advanced power quality analysis for the transformer and has the ability to store the store the calculated data into onboard storage for data historian purposes and Alarms/Events logging. The system includes a second level microprocessor relay protection function, which increases the stability, safety level and reliability of transformer and substation itself. Addi­tionally the system has asset monitoring functions to monitor health conditions of transformer through the vibrations, sounds and temperature parameters.
This system is a solution of making a regular transformer a Smart one.

WATER FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

When it comes to measure the water flow in high-pressure pipelines, the traditional flow measurement mechanisms are no longer applicable.

When it comes to measure the water flow in high-pressure pipelines, the traditional flow measurement mechanisms are no longer applicable.
The existing mechanisms for high-pressure water flow measurement have many drawbacks and limit their usage in various applications.
The offered water flow measurement system is designed to address all the needs of high-pressure water flow measurement applications, and avoid all the drawbacks existing in traditional mechanisms.
The offered solution can be used in hydropower plants and pumping stations.

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HYDRO POWER PLANT AUTOMATION SYSTEM

HPP automation system is a SCADA system which makes it possible to control and monitor the operations of the HPPs at any level.

HPP automation system is a SCADA system which makes it possible to control and monitor the operations of the HPPs at any level. The system is fully distributed and combines state of the art industrial technology hardware and software.
The system is mainly based on National Instrument’s industry standard hardware and software technology.
The system architecture is very flexible in terms of software and hardware expansion. The system is compatible with any communication media like 3G, 4G, fiber optic, radio, etc.

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SMART WATER

The Smart Water System is made up of smart nodes distributed over the entire water network, plus the GIS-based SCADA which provides overall control over the entire infrastructure.

The Smart Water System is made up of smart nodes distributed over the entire water network, plus the GIS-based SCADA which provides overall control over the entire infrastructure. The system is a “Smart Grid” idea incorporated into water infrastructure. This is a new and innovative way of making the use of water resources more optimal and secure.

NETSIMULATOR CURRENT ADAPTOR

The NetSimulator Current Adaptor component is used to generate real current flow from simulated signal in 3phase power networks.

The NetSimulator Current Adaptor component is used to generate real current flow from simulated signal in 3phase power networks. It can be used together with Multipurpose IED, Relay Protection and other components.

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NETSIMULATOR VOLTAGE ADAPTOR

The NetSimulator Voltage Adaptor component is used to generate real voltage from simulated signal in 3phase power networks.

The NetSimulator Voltage Adaptor component is used to generate real voltage from simulated signal in 3phase power networks. It can be used together with Multipurpose IED, Relay Protection and other components.

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