Remote management of the western pier lighting of the port of Venice
Remote management and control system of the single light point.
In the installation of the port terminal of the "Molo di Ponente" in Venice, the system was designed to have the remote control of the control panels, high pole systems (23 meters), pole systems with a height of 10 meters and of light points with wall fixing.
The system structure consists of two control panels installed in cabin 107 and cabin 123 of the port, by 232 LPC 1-10V modules installed near the drivers that control the LED modules and by the Maestro remote control software installed in the control center. of the terminal.
The 232 LPC 1-10V modules are installed near the control drivers of the LED modules and are divided into the 11 high pole systems (16 modules per pole), the 3 pole systems (6 modules per pole) and the 19 luminaires with wall fixing (2 modules per luminaire).
Each LPC module is able to detect the electrical parameters of the LED modules (voltage, current, power, hours of operation, etc.), to switch the module on and off and to adjust the light intensity through the 1-10 Volt output. .
The Maestro remote management software is installed in the control center of the terminal and communication with the panels takes place via the Ethernet network in the port.
The software automatically carries out a daily download of all the electrical parameters present in the DAC and LPM modules.
Through these downloads any alarms are generated that can be easily identified by using the graphic interface present in the terminal cartography on the software.
These anomalies can be sent automatically via SMS or e-mail to the port personnel who are in charge of the maintenance of the systems.
On pole systems and on wall-mounted luminaires, in addition to some hourly scenes, a remote control has been set through which it is possible to force the light intensity to 85%, corresponding to an average illuminance of about 50lx.
This command takes place through the use of a button in the synoptic panel of the Maestro software and is used to have a greater light intensity during the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers.
A calculation was also carried out on the performance decay of the LEDs over time, and on the basis of this a system was implemented which, using the Maestro software, automatically adapts the level of the 1-10 Volt output signal from the LPC modules. This is to ensure a constant level of illumination over the years.