| Hamidah Ismail |
THE UBD IBM Centre in collaboration with FIT (Faculty of Integrated Technologies) has recently acquired a powerful hardware based Power System Simulator with supervisory control and data acquisition or also known as SCADA support.
According to Professor Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Technologies, the system can mimic the exact scenario in a real power station with actual protection relays and simulated voltages. This kind of simulator is not available elsewhere in the region, according to him.
Recently, Stuart Sankel from TERCO Sweden was invited to train the researchers, staff members and students of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) to use the simulator.
The system will be used for research purposes as well as to conduct experiments related to advanced modules offered to the students undertaking the FIT’s Energy Systems Engineering degree programme.
Using the simulator, students can simulate different scenarios such as fault and line trip. They can learn the proper and real-life methods to overcome these situations.
According to one of the training participants, Md Fauzi Zaini, he will be using the simulator to study power swing scenarios.
Md Fauzi Zaini is a PhD Scholar at the UBD IBM Centre whose research work aims to study the behaviour of a power swing and eventually to develop an algorithm that can accurately detect power swing phenomena.