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Development of a CAN instrumental network for experiment automation in a NETeF pilot three-phase pipeline

Grant number: 05/02375-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2005
Effective date (End): October 31, 2006
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Transport Phenomena
Principal Investigator:Paulo Seleghim Júnior
Grantee:Fernando Guimarães Aguiar
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This scientific initiation proposal is related to two FAPESP regular research projects in course at the Thermal and Fluids Engineering Centre - NETeF: “Modeling and Experimentation in liquid-liquid and gas-liquid-liquid flows” (Proc. 2004/13374-7) and “Instrumentation and Control of Industrial Multiphase Flows” (Proc. 03/13819-6). The main objective of this proposal is the development of an instrumental network based on the CAN protocol (Controller Area Network), capable of integrating the signals from sensors and actuators, as well as processing the corresponding control algorithms and event data logging. The choice of CAN is based on the fact that it is an extremely robust and open protocol, besides being very adequate for the automatization of small and medium complexity processes.