Control and Monitoring

With Chalmers University - Making an impact for a sustainable future

The Problem

Chalmers University's Division of Energy Technology are working on revolutionizing power generation. As part of this research, they require a system that can monitor and save a variety of signals from different types of sensors. They also need to control industrial equipment to conduct experiments.

The Solution

ADDQ upgraded and modified an existing program that was being used in the research center. Work was completed on-site allowing users to be directly involved in the development of the program.

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The Division of Energy Technology at Chalmers University needed a system to test pumping gas through various powdered solids (for example sand). This system needed to communicate with instruments used to control gas flow through the chamber. It also needed to monitor the pressure and temperature throughout the system and calculate several other readings (such as absolute pressure) in real time. All of the data recorded needed to be saved in an understandable format for analysis later in the project.

ADDQ worked on-site directly with the research staff that would be using the program. Users were able to give direct feedback to the system designers during the development phase of the project and customize the final product to what they needed. This also helped researchers to expand their LabVIEW knowledge, gain insight into the development process and receive advice on how to maintain and expand the program in the future.

Research Test Program

The delivered system was an upgrade and expansion of an existing system developed by Chalmers University staff. Utilizing our expertise in LabVIEW, we developed a solution with a more responsive user interface including several new features for displaying data. The project was completed and installed within two weeks, allowing researchers to continue their projects without major delays.

Aside from the software development, ADDQ also assisted in installing additional hardware for the system. After creating a specification, we recommended hardware to be purchased by Chalmers to monitor all the sensors for the system. We then assisted with the installation of the hardware (which in this case was a CompactDAQ Chassis with NI 9205 modules).

Power Supply

"We feel that the collaboration has worked very well!
ADDQ has been very good at listening, informing and applying our desired solutions."

Rustan Hvitt, Research engineer

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The ADDQ Systems team employs two certified LabVIEW architects with practical experience that stretches over 35 years when combined. We assist on developing new systems, improving existing systems and providing LabVIEW training or certifications. We have developed custom in-house LabVIEW courses for our G# Framework and run NI certified courses at our offices in Gothenburg/Stockholm.

Summary

Chalmers received an improved test system with additional features added by the ADDQ Team. It collects all sensor information and saves it in a custom file which can be opened in excel for easy analysis.

See more about what the Division of Energy Technology for Chalmers University do here.

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CONTACT US

For more information about our products or projects, please contact Mats Backlund, using the information below.

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Mats Backlund

Want to know how ADDQ can help your organisation?

Call: +46 735 142 190

Systems Architect and Sales Representative

mats.backlund@addq.se