Design and development of the automatic control system of the Le Bosche hydroelectric dam, Obermeyer (Spillway Gate control system)
The subject of the project is the development of an automatic control system for dam management with the aim of controlling the water level for the needs of a hydroelectric power plant on a river in Italy. The project includes the preparation of technical documentation, manufactoring of control cabinet automation and software design that controls the entire process. Based on adequate sensors, the PLC takes appropriate action for inflation or deflation of the dam, in order to maintain predefined values of water levels and pressure in the dam. By using an adequate HMI display, the user is provided with a complete insight into current and previous events in the system as well as the ability to optimize the process through the appropriate screens for setting parameters.