Digital Control of Working Fluid Flow Rate for an OTEC Plant

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M. Nakamura, N. Egashira

Department of Electrical Engineering, Saga University, Honjomachi, Saga 840, Japan

H. Uehara

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saga University, Honjomachi, Saga 840, Japan

J. Sol. Energy Eng 108(2), 111-116 (May 01, 1986) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268076 History: Received February 01, 1985; Online November 11, 2009


The role of control in operating an OTEC plant efficiently is of great importance. This paper describes digital control of working fluid rate based on an adaptive control theory for the “Imari 2” OTEC plant at Saga University. Provisions have been made for linkage between the software of the adaptive control theory and the hardware of the OTEC plant. We can obtain satisfactory control performance using this digital control system.

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