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Watertight Door Control System on A Ship using Profinet IO

  • 1. Department of Ship Automation, Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland.
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The paper is to deal with the analysis of Profinet IO networks based on the design of a watertight door control system on a passenger ship. The analysis was based on modernization of existing watertight door system installed on a ship. The currency system on ship it use old PLC like S7-200, receive and send date only serial communication. In laboratory on University conditions the same network using two controls company Siemens PLC S7-1214 DC/DC/DC and simulated HMI write on WinCC was recreated and modified with Profinet IO standard. The authors propose a novel watertight door control system using two controllers and a touch panel HMI. The control algorithms have been written in LAD language with use norm SOLAS about list alarm. Program it was write in TIA Portal with use Function blocks (FB) with Block Date (DB) and Function (FC). When designing the laboratory bench, the authors based their assumptions on the actual solutions used on the Balmoral passenger ship. Tests were carried out on parameters related to dimensions, including the length of cables between communication modules of controllers, giving in results the actual lengths of cables in the current system and the one proposed in this work. Then, the possibility of data exchange between the two controllers and the visualization of the simulated KTP 1200 panel was examined. The operation of the software was verified, including its optimization for the correct operation of the entire system. The final part of the paper, after verifying the performance of the system in three steps, an analysis of the current system and the novel solution based on Profinet IO network is given.



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