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Distributed Intelligent Actuators and Sensors

Objective

The objective of this project is to:

- develop a range of prototype intelligent sensors and actuators
- work with related ESPRIT projects to define and promote the development of a suitable fieldbus for their connection
- define and promote the development of a process Control Maintenance and Management System (CMMS), integrating the sensors, actuators and fieldbus with control and maintenance computers.

The sensors and actuators will address a range of functions, eg pressure, flow, temperature, and on-off valves, applicable to a broad range of industrial applications, ie power generation and distribution, chemical processes, the iron and steel industry, etc.

The work on a CMMS will focus on the lowest level in order to provide a consistent real-time database of the process instrumentation. Such a database will:

- improve the consistency of control reflex processing
- improve the consistency of control operator information
- enable the development of new maintenance and technical management functions, with the aim of reducing costs and increasing process plant availability
- facilitate the integration of future expert systems and increase their efficiency and relevance.

The specifications and implementations will be validated in three types of real process environment: thermal and nuclear power stations and a chemical plant.

Coordinator

Sema Group SA
Address
16-20 Rue Barbes
92126 Montrouge
France

Participants (10)

ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1
1096 Lisboa
Bailey Esacontrol SpA
Italy
Address
Via Hermada 6
16154 Genova
ELECTRICIDADE DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
Address
Rua Cidade De Goa, 4
2685 Sacavem
EMPRESA FABRIL DE MAQUINAS ELECTRICAS
Portugal
Address
Avenida Frederico Ulrich Appartado, 31
4470 Guarderios
Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Elettrica SpA (ENEL)
Italy
Address
Via G. B. Martini 3
00198 Roma
HARTMANN & BRAUN
Germany
Address
Schillerstraße 72
32425 Minden
MENTEC INTERNATIONAL
Ireland
Address
Pottery Road Dun Laoghaire
Dublin
Montefibre SpA
Italy
Address
Via Della Chimica 11-13
30175 Porto Marghera Venezia
SEMA GROUP BELGIUM SA
Belgium
Address
Place Du Champ De Mars, 540
1050 Bruxelles
Électricité de France (EDF)
France
Address
1 Avenue Du Général De Gaulle
92141 Clamart