Yokogawa Network Solutions presents a tutorial on basic curve fitting or function finding as a replacement for look-up tables and linear interpolation of intermediate values. This set of videos is intended as a supplement to the original paper: "Simplified Curve Fitting for Renewable Energy Data Collection and Control". This video is a practical demonstration of implementing the function generated in the first video for angular displacement of the heat transfer fluid receiver on a concentrated solar thermal power collector (parabolic trough) . The function is implemented in a Yokogawa HXS10 Solar Tracking Controller to accurately correlate the inclinometer reading to true angle of the heat transfer fluid receiver.
For industrial DAQ applications, the MW100 offers scalability and can operate either standalone or integrated as a node within a larger automated system including SCADA or DCS.