RS-485 interface for Boiler Header Inspection Robot prototype

Nur Maisurah Hassan Basri, Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari, Syed Sulaiman Kaja Mohideen, Mohd Zafri Baharuddin, Adzly Anuar

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This paper discusses the design of an RS-485 interface for Boiler Header Inspection Robot (BHIR) prototype. BHIR is a robot developed for inspection of boiler headers in thermal power plants which are enclosed pipes and can range from 3 to 20 meters in length. They are horizontal in configuration and have boiler tubes inlets and outlets. The current prototype is tether based and requires cables up to 20 meters. RS-485 interface is presented in this paper which is used to develop a communication link between PC-based control (GUI interface) with the BHIR Prototype on-board controller. Since RS-485 is reliable and stable in monitoring and controlling system, BHIR Prototype can work effectively throughout the length of the boiler header.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1490-1496
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012
Event2nd International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors 2012, IRIS 2012 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 04 Sep 201206 Sep 2012


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  • Engineering(all)

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