The different concepts for implementing concentrated solar power applications, such as solar towers for example, benefit from B&R's wide range of products.
The basis for these applications is the X20 System, which meets all environmental requirements and provides the flexibility and scalability needed to create a technically advanced and cost-efficient solution.
B&R relies on open standards to enable unlimited interconnectivity of all components.
Robust control platform
B&R's proven X20 system is characterized by the fact that it can be adapted to any application due to its thinness, modularity and flexibility.
Huge product portfolio, all fieldbus systems
More than 250 different X20 modules allow use in any conceivable application. Interfaces to all the relevant fieldbus systems are available for integrating and connecting the X20 system with various sensors, systems, etc.
Approved for maritime use and an extended temperature range
Nearly all standard system components are certified for maritime applications. This permits their use on ships or offshore and is a seal of quality for the products due to the strict testing that must be carried out. The X20 system offers, with only a few exceptions, a continuous operating temperature range from -25 to +60°C.
Heavy duty construction
In addition to products with IP20 protection, there is also a coated version of the system available that can withstand up to 100% humidity and corrosive gases as well as the X67 system for applications that require IP67 protection.
The only future-proof solution is an open solution. Openness allows you to work with the tools you are most comfortable using. It allows machines to communicate effortlessly with external systems, and by facilitating the reuse of existing software for future solutions, it frees up valuable time to get your product to market faster. B&R offers openness on all levels and in all products.
Comprehensive energy metering
Compact X20 I/O modules are used to record all energy consumption data. The following is a detailed description of the modules that are used:
Electrical power measurement
X20AP energy metering modules for current transformers with 5 A, 1 A, 20 mA or 333 mV for active power, reactive power and apparent power; recording phase sequences, individual phases and cumulative values; current over neutral line; recording frequency and harmonics (up to the 31st harmonic)
Meter readings for volume/mass flow rate
X20CS1012 interface modules with integrated M-Bus master for connecting up to 250 M-Bus slaves (e.g. meter reading for gas, water, electricity, heat, and pulse meters)
Analog signals for volume/mass flow rate
X20AI analog input modules for analog measurement signals (e.g. flow rate)
Count pulses for volume/mass flow rate
X20DC digital counter modules for digital measurement pulses (e.g. flow volume)