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Surveillance and check-out of aeroplane turbines

Control room of a turbine test rig

Task

Aeroplane turbines are tested in special test chambers with real load and operating profiles. The tests may last from a few hours up to several days and are due to safety aspects, conducted in closed testing chambers on a large number of - also different – turbine-types.

S.E.A. has developed a system for capturing, monitoring and evaluation of operating statuses. Therefore the turbine characteristics – e.g. speed, load, power and fuel consumption or pressures – are measured, calibrated and processed for evaluation continuously.

Test stand for aircraft engines

Solution

The task was successfully completed by S.E.A. by employing a data management system and TestMaster which covers all processing and management functions of the process data. The user interfaces are mainly realised in LabVIEW™.

The turbine measurement data are transmitted binary to the central server via TCP/IP-protocol.

Then all incoming data is processed online, saved in an industrial real-time database and distributed to so called online-clients for visualisation.

After processing by the server the data is again online-accessible to all clients, making it possible to monitor several test stands by one operator. The modularity of the system and the capturing-components allows it to operate a multitude of test stands simply by adding measurement hardware and reconfiguration.