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Dam Data and Control Monitoring Solution

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Author : Jeakie
Update time : 2023-05-08 16:34:53

Dam Data and Control Monitoring Solution

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Dams require constant monitoring and control to ensure they operate efficiently and safely. This involves collecting data around the outside perimeter, input channels, spillway, and inside the dam. The local administration center is responsible for monitoring and controlling information related to water intake, distribution, and even power generation in hydroelectric dams.
 

Equipment used to provide information to the control center can have different communication mediums, such as serial, Ethernet, fiber optics, or wireless solutions. However, due to the age of dam infrastructures, it's common to still find serial equipment. To ensure reliable data communication, it's crucial that the equipment is resistant to electronic noise interference generated from large motors, turbines, and power.
Fiber optic cables are immune to electronic noise and are an ideal solution for providing fast, reliable, uninterrupted data communication. They are also ideal for long-distance communication to offsite administration centers.

In summary, monitoring solutions for dam data and control are critical to ensure efficient and reliable operations. By utilizing fiber optic communication, dam operators can achieve fast and reliable data transmission while ensuring resistance to electronic noise interference.

Challenges
1.Large geographical coverage areas with long distance communication
2.Ambient weather changes
3.Increased reliability
4.Electric noise

Working Requirements
1.Communication required beyond the standard 100M Ethernet distance
2.Remote and local data collection
3.Centralized management and monitoring
4.Industrial grade high MTBF networking equipment
5.Management software including SNMP, VLAN’s, IGMP and QoS
6.Network redundancy preventing single point infrastructure failure
7.Serial isolation protection for voltage difference potentials
8.Network data redundancy of equipment


 

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