Title: Remote access of electronic resources for thermal plant using mobile devices

Authors: F-L. Tan, S-C. Fok

Addresses: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: This paper proposes a framework that extends a typical intelligent thermal system management that enables field engineers retrieving vital resources from centralised management station using mobile devices with limited memory, such as PDAs and cell phones. The user enters the input through a Java MIDlet running on the mobile device. The inputs are then transferred to a Java Servlet running on a server to access the electronic resources. A case study on the computation of thermodynamic properties for steam and refrigerant on the server is demonstrated. The computed properties are transmitted back to the mobile device for display.

Keywords: fault diagnosis; thermal management systems; mobile devices; thermodynamic properties; J2ME; remote access; thermal plants; intelligent thermal management; PDAs; cell phones; mobile phones; artificial intelligence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2007.017237

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2007 Vol.30 No.4, pp.256 - 265

Published online: 19 Feb 2008 *

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