Diesel Engine Controls

We have designed and installed one-off systems to meet the individual needs of a particular plant arrangement. In addition, we can supply cost-effective standalone controllers, pre-programmed that are configured by the end user to meet the requirements of the application, such as the TC41-DG Governor System.

TC41-DG Governor System

Affordable alternative to full control system retrofit

  • Easy to install
  • Increased reliability
  • Programmable and configurable

The TC41 microprocessor system is designed to meet the requirements of Diesel GOVERNING.

The processor, I/O modules, ¼ VGA screen and keypad are housed in a 3U high 19" rack subassembly a wide range of input and output modules provides interface with plant devices and options for alternative or additional functionality. Obsolete and unreliable equipment is replaced with modern digital electronics having high reliability and accuracy and is an affordable alternative to a full control system retrofit. Communication facilities provide interface with other diagnostic and control equipment.

Hardware Features

General Features

  • High quality PCC CPU processor
  • 700 kB SRAM, 4 MB FlashPROM
  • 0.4 micro second instruction time (typical)
  • LED status indicators
  • 24 Vdc operation max 20 W
  • All inputs, outputs and power supply are protected
  • Operating temperature 0-50 deg C. Storage -20 to +60 deg C
  • Weight approx. 2 kg
  • 3U (132mm) high 19" rack sub assembly, 162mm deep

I/0 Capability

  • 10 x 24 vdc sinking logic inputs
  • 8 x 24 Vdc sourcing outputs
  • 1 x clean contact output (used for trip contact) 0.5 A max
  • RS232 and CAN bus interface ports
  • 6 input modules for:
    • 4 x frequency/speed inputs
    • 4 x 4-20 mA signals
    • 4 x thermocouple input with cold junction compensation built in
    • 4 x Analogue output
    • 4 x RTD inputs
    • Additional logic I/O
    • RVDT, LVDT and throttle actuator drives

Operator Interface

Backlit ¼ VGA (120x90mm) graphic monochrome LCD display with keypad to enable the operator to make quick and informed decisions on the status of the turbine.

  • Logic I/O Status
  • Bar graph and Digital display of analogue values
  • Alarm and trip alphanumeric message, time and date stamped
  • Trend plot to view analogues
  • Commissioning Modes to ease fault finding and set up
  • Allow forcing of outputs Adjustment of control parameters (Gains, setpoints etc.)

Typical functions

  • Diesel Speed Control
  • Exhaust temperature monitoring
  • MW load control
  • Valve actuator output