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HIL simplifies the customer support process at Danfoss Drives

Posted by Samantha Bruce and Debora Santo on Nov 15, 2021 11:03:30 AM

Topics: Drives, Case Study

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Blog Highlights

  • Having the same HIL system as a tool streamlines cross-team coordination and speeds up customer response time.
  • With Typhoon HIL, Danfoss' customer response time went from one or two weeks down to a few hours.
  • For Danfoss customers, HIL Tested means fast customer response times.

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Complying with standards in microgrid system integration | Hitachi Energy

Posted by Debora Santo on Nov 10, 2021 9:09:28 AM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study

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Blog Highlights

  • Hitachi Energy’s installations across the world reduce the likelihood of mistakes with system configuration, deployment, and operation, and allow them to juggle competing requirements.
  • Hitachi Energy pairs these capabilities with HIL modeling and testing to ensure microgrids are the right fit for the market.
  • Hitachi Energy applies HIL testing to comply with certification and standards, such as grid codes, prior to deployment.

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Reducing surprises in the field in microgrid system integration | Rolls Royce

Posted by Debora Santo on Nov 3, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study

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Blog Highlights

  • Rolls Royce Power Systems takes off-the-shelf items of equipment and brings them together to make an AC coupled battery storage system.
  • Rolls Royce integrates with the whole microgrid with centralized control, ensuring all the different parts work together.
  • Using HIL testing allows Rolls Royce to reduce surprises in the field, making commissioning easier and faster.

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Increasing confidence with HIL testing in microgrid system integration | Duke Energy

Posted by Debora Santo on Oct 27, 2021 4:56:17 AM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study

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Blog Highlights

  • Testing in a simulated environment reduces the potential risk of damaging customer equipment.
  • Closed-loop systems like HIL enable fine-tuning HIL models.
  • HIL digital twins enable a testing ground for plug-and-play microgrids.
  • With HIL, site testing and debugging of software can be completed ahead of deployment.

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HIL Addresses Microgrid System Integration Challenges

Posted by Debora Santo on Oct 22, 2021 10:50:10 AM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study

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Blog Highlights

  • Challenge | Addressing the Challenges of Microgrid Systems Integration.
  • Design | Pros and Cons of Testing Methods to Validate Microgrid Designs.
  • Development | Streamlining Microgrid Development with Model-Based Engineering.
  • Testing | How HIL Tests the Functionality of Microgrid Controllers.
  • Validation | How to Validate a Microgrid Project.
  • Case Studies | How Does HIL Work in the Real World,
    learn from Case Studies with Duke Energy, Rolls Royce, and Hitachi Energy.

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5 Reasons HIL is the Pillar of Hitachi Energy e-mesh™ Powerstore BESS Product Development

Posted by Debora Santo on Aug 18, 2021 8:50:35 AM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study

 

Michele Fusero is an R&D engineer and control specialist for the e-mesh PowerStore Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the Grid Edge Solutions Product Group at Hitachi Energy Power Grids. He delivered a talk at the virtual PEDG2021conference on how HIL became the pillar of the e-mesh solution product development. 

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Fuji Electric deploys Hardware in the Loop (HIL) for UPS Control Testing

Posted by Ivan Celanovic on Apr 22, 2021 12:21:08 PM

Topics: HIL, Case Study

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Blog Highlights

  • Application: Fuji Electric’s Kobe site uses the Typhoon HIL platform for their Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) development.
  • Challenge: To overcome the typical limitations of open-loop and offline simulations in the early product testing stage, as well as the limitations of the high-power tests in the late product testing stage.
  • Solution: The adoption of controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) made it easy to develop and debug new control software functionality, as well as verify the operation in cases that are difficult to reproduce in a high-power lab.
  • Result: Typhoon HIL reduced the time and cost of UPS control development and increased test coverage.
  • HIL Tested means quick reliable results with lower costs and higher flexibility.
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Hitachi Energy Pushes Limits of Testing e-mesh Controls with Typhoon HIL solutions

Posted by Samantha Bruce and Debora Santo on Apr 21, 2021 11:43:56 AM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study, BSS

Hitachi ABB e-mesh Controller Hardware in the Loop

 

Blog Highlights

  • Application: The e-mesh Control is designed for the seamless integration of renewables with traditional energy assets.
  • Challenge: Ensuring that multiple e-mesh controls communicate in a coordinated way.
  • Solution: Typhoon controller Hardware-in-the-Loop used to design and test e-mesh controls
  • Result: Typhoon HIL accelerated e-mesh control development time and increased test coverage.
  • HIL Tested means flexibility, reliability, optimized, and great performance.

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Tilo Buehler, Global Product Manager, Grid Edge Solutions at Hitachi Energy

Posted by Samantha Bruce on Mar 16, 2021 12:48:52 PM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study

Spotlight Q&A - Hitachi ABB Power Grid (final)

 

Blog Highlights

  • Hitachi Energy Power Grids need to integrate various DERs and control multiple loads in a complex system environment.

  • Before HIL, Software in the Loop was used to develop control algorithms but a system using real controllers was needed to ensure the system works.
  • Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) gives grid flexibility and adaptability to cover many test cases at an appropriate fidelity.
  • C-HIL can be used from the early design phase all the way into operational performance and customer demonstration with factory acceptance testing.
  • For microgrids with BESS and solar PV, the seamless transition from grid-connected to islanded mode was demonstrated using C-HIL.
  • “HIL Tested” for Hitachi ABB Power Grids means great performance.

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Hitachi Energy Power Grids E-mesh Solutions - Part 2

Posted by Samantha Bruce on Mar 9, 2021 10:04:15 AM

Topics: Microgrids, Case Study

Spotlight Q&A - Hitachi ABB Power Grid (final)

 

Highlights

  • Typhoon HIL solutions enable Hitachi Energy Power Grids to push the limits of testing product functionality to cover customer needs throughout the entire product lifecycle.

  • Software in the Loop (SIL) supports the development of individual algorithms but a higher fidelity testing environment is needed to ensure the system works as a whole.
  • Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) is a combination of real hardware controllers interfaced with a real-time simulation of the power system.

  • Standard models in the Typhoon HIL microgrid library helped save 4-5 months in controller development and testing.

  • C-HIL technology increased test coverage in a low-cost environment which ensures great product performance and cost-savings for Hitachi ABB customers.

 

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