January, 2016.
Type of work:
Dyrhoff Ltd, UK
San Enrique, Chile

Design and construction of automatic dam control system for San Enrique hydropower plant, Mapocho river, Chile

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 the hydropower plant on the Mapocho River in San Enrique, Chile. The project includes the preparation of technical documentation, control cabinet automation and software 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.