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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft patents (2017 archive)


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Method and system for populating printed circuit boards

Provided is a method for populating printed circuit boards, which includes the steps of acquiring jobs, in each case relating to populating printed circuit boards of a printed circuit board type on the pick-and-place line, and associated probabilities by a job is to be executed in each case, assigning printed circuit board types of the jobs to set-up families, determining for each set-up family the characteristic number which comprises the sum of probabilities of those jobs, the printed circuit board types of which are comprised by the set-up family, optimizing the assignment in such a way that the characteristic numbers of different set-up families are as different as possible, providing a set-up from one of the determined set-up families on the pick-and-place line, and populating printed circuit boards on the pick-and place line.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Virtual power plant

The teachings of the present disclosure may be employed for buffering electric power in a virtual storage power plant. For example, a virtual power plant for buffering electric power may include: distributed electrical energy storage systems electrically interconnected by transmission lines of an electrical power plant network; a measuring device detecting a state of charge of each of the storage systems; and a control device adjusting the states of charge between a lower limit and an upper limit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Power distribution on a vessel

An arrangement for power distribution on a vessel, having: a first dc bus operating at a first medium voltage; at least one second dc bus operating at a second medium voltage and having no direct connection with the first dc bus; a first ac bus operating at a low voltage; a first inverter coupled between the first dc bus and the first ac bus for allowing power flow from the first dc bus to the first ac bus in a first operation mode; a second ac bus operating at the low voltage; a second inverter coupled between the second dc bus and the second ac bus for allowing power flow from the second dc bus to the second ac bus in the first operation mode; a low voltage connection system for selectively connecting or disconnecting the first ac bus and the second ac bus.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Distribution of electric energy on a vessel

A stored electric energy distribution arrangement for distribution of stored electric energy on a vessel having one or more ac consumers, in the event of failure of a primary electric energy supply to the ac consumers has a dc-circuit. The dc circuit has a plurality of backup electric energy storage elements connected in a ring, for supplying stored electric energy to one or more ac consumers in the event of failure of the primary electric energy supply. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

High voltage circuit breaker

An improved circuit breaker is disclosed herein. The improved circuit breaker includes one or more main contacts and only one resistor contact. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Vehicle control system and method for automated driving of a specific lane for continuous supply with electrical energy

A vehicle control facility for the automated control of an electrical road vehicle for a route system with an energy-supply system that includes a lane-bound energy supply line, in particular an overhead line system. A position-determining unit determines a geographical position of the electrical road vehicle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Using soft-sensors in a programmable logic controller

A method of operating an intelligent programmable logic controller over a plurality of scan cycles includes the intelligent programmable logic controller selecting one or more soft-sensors available in a control program corresponding to a production unit, each soft-sensor comprising a local parameter or variable used by the control program. The intelligent programmable logic controller determines updated soft-sensor values corresponding to the one or more soft-sensors during each scan cycle and stores those values during each scan cycle on a non-volatile computer-readable storage medium operably coupled to the intelligent programmable logic controller. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Turbine shroud with abradable layer having dimpled forward zone

Turbine and compressor casing abradable components for turbine engines include abradable surfaces with a zonal system of forward (zone a) and rear or aft sections (zone b) surface features. The zone a surface profile comprises an array pattern of non-directional depression dimples, or upwardly projecting dimples, or both, in the abradable surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Blade platform cooling in a gas turbine

A blade for a rotor of a gas turbine has: a root, a platform having a lower surface and an upper surface opposite to the lower surface, a hollow aerofoil, an inner cooling passage inside the hollow aerofoil for channelling a first cooling medium to a first plurality of outlet cooling holes on an external surface of the hollow aerofoil, a channel, separated from the first cooling circuit, extending through the platform for channelling a second cooling medium from at least one opening of the channel to a second plurality of outlet cooling holes provided on the upper surface of the platform. The at least one opening of the channel is provided on the lower surface of the platform in order to receive in operation the second cooling medium from an inner cavity of the rotor.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Bogie for a railway vehicle

A bogie for a railway vehicle has at least two track guide units, in particular at least two wheels sets. A traction motor is arranged in the region of one of the track guide units, hereinafter called the first track guide unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Charging device

An embodiment of the invention relates to a charging device for charging an at least partially electrically operated vehicle. The charging device is formed with at least one electrical component and a switching device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Electrochemical removal of material from a workpiece

The present disclosure relates to electrochemical erosion of material from a workpiece. For example, a device for electrochemical erosion of material from a workpiece may include: a holder for the workpiece; an electrolyte carrier material impregnated with electrolyte; a voltage source imposing a negative potential on the electrolyte carrier; and a mechanical connection between the holder and the electrolyte carrier allowing a relative movement with at least one degree of freedom.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Projection in endoscopic medical imaging

A projector in an endoscope is used to project visible light onto tissue. The projected intensity, color, and/or wavelength vary by spatial location in the field of view to provide an overlay. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Transmission of actuation signals and data signals

The invention relates to a method for transmitting an actuation signal and a first data signal between a control device and an actuation device of a power semiconductor device. To minimize the expenditure for the operation of the physical transmission channels and the costs for the laying of the physical connection between control device and actuation device, the transmission of the actuation signal and the first data signal between the control device and the actuation device takes place simultaneously and via a common transmission channel, wherein the first data signal is combined with the actuation signal by means of a digital modulation method or coding method. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170366126

Method for determining a rotor frequency and/or a rotor angle of a rotor of a reluctance machine, control device, and drive assembly

A method for determining a rotor frequency and/or a rotor angle of a rotor of a reluctance machine, in particular without an amortisseur, is disclosed. The reluctance machine has a stator with a stator winding and the rotor has a magnetically anisotropic rotor core. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170366111

Multiple drive for a heavy-load application and method for operating such a multiple drive

A multiple drive for a heavy load application includes a plurality of drive trains which are activated such that individual ones of the plurality of drive trains are successively activated automatically during startup of the heavy load application as part of a predefined activation strategy according to a predefined activation scheme and an activation sequence defined therein. In the event of a repeated start of the heavy-load application, a different activation scheme can be used for the activation.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170366097

Converter arrangement comprising movable contacts, but immovable converter assembly

A converter arrangement includes a basic structure having a receptacle, a first electrical network including lines arranged on the basic structure, a plurality of first contacts arranged on the basic structure and movable via a first actuator from a first connection position into a first release position, and a converter assembly securable in the first release position as a unit in a fixed location in the receptacle of the basic structure and removable from the receptacle. The converter assembly is electrically connected to the lines of the first electrical network when the first contacts assume the first connection position, and electrically disconnected from the lines of the first network when the first contacts assume the first release position. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170366057

Component for an electric machine

A component designed to form a rotor for an electric machine includes a shaft, and an active part which is disposed in concentric circumferentially surrounding relation to the shaft. The active part has a radially inwardly open slot. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170365426

Coupling element for an electric switching device

A coupling element is provided for an electric switching device wherein the coupling element includes a first switching contact for opening and closing an electric contact by a second switch contact. The coupling element has an oblong winding body having two ends that are opposite in the longitudinal direction of the longitudinal axis thereof, wherein the first switch contact is arranged on one end. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170365155

Method and system for monitoring sensor data of rotating equipment

A sensor data stream is provided consisting of feature vectors acquired by sensors of rotating equipment, similar feature vectors are aggregated in microclusters. For newly arriving feature vectors, a correlation distance measure between the new feature vector and each microcluster is calculated. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170364063

Method and apparatus for automated hazard detection

A computer-based method for automated hazard detection for a technical system, the method includes the step of selecting an output failure mode of a component of a component fault tree of the technical system as a top level hazard. The computer-based method includes the step of generating a hazard information tree by means of a subtree of the component fault tree, wherein the subtree is selected by means of the top level hazard, wherein the subtree is modified by removing predefined nodes from the subtree and by enhancing output failure modes of the subtree with information from which component the output failure modes originate, wherein the modified subtree is saved in a memory unit as hazard information tree. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170361856

Method and device for carrying out a test process relating to a rail vehicle

A method for carrying out a test process relating to a rail vehicle achieves a fast-working, flexible, and in the event of a misdetection, precise monitoring environment, in particular without complex system or architectural adjustments to the rail vehicle. A stationary control unit and a simulation unit are provided on the land side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/21/17 / #20170361356

Sorting device and method for sorting bulk material

A sorting device and a method for sorting bulk material. In order to be able to load a sorting facility of the sorting device with just one feeding facility with bulk material such that the sorting facility can be operated with a high throughput, provision is made for the sorting facility and the feeding facility to be arranged so as to run in parallel with one another in a transfer area. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/14/17 / #20170358932

Method for symmetrizing an energy storage system

In a method for balancing an energy storage system, a capacitance of capacitive storage modules of a series circuit of capacitive storage modules is determined. The capacitive storage modules are connected to a balancing device to allow control of a charge of each of the capacitive storage modules via a flow of current between the balancing device and the capacitive storage modules. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/14/17 / #20170358401

Locking apparatus for a circuit breaker

A locking apparatus for a circuit breaker includes a locking pin including a main body; a rotatably or displaceably mounted definition tip; and a guide including a mating contour. In an embodiment, the locking pin is movably mounted within the guide. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/14/17 / #20170356426

Lighting protection system

A lightning protection system of a wind turbine is provided, including a blade lightning conductor arranged in a rotor blade of the wind turbine to extend into the hub, a stationary conductor to provide a blade grounding path to ground during a lighting strike, a brush arranged to electrically connect the blade lightning conductor and the stationary conductor, and a discharge means arranged to provide a separate discharge path from the blade lightning conductor to ground. Furthermore, a wind turbine, and a method of equipping a wind turbine with a lightning protection system, is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/14/17 / #20170356300

Regulating valve and turbine

A control valve for controlling a gaseous volumetric flow rate, in particular a steam volumetric flow rate, having a valve housing, a valve seat, and a valve throttle element which can be moved relative to the valve seat along a movement axis. The valve housing shapes the valve seat, and the movable valve throttle element has a throttle edge region which interacts with the valve seat. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/14/17 / #20170355280

Reliable electric brake for a synchronous engine

A method for controlling a braking torque of a drive system and for braking a vehicle includes in a first state connecting phase connections of a synchronous machine to one another by a changeover apparatus and short circuiting the phase connections such that a first braking torque develops at the synchronous machine. In a second state the phase connections are connected to one another by the changeover apparatus and to a resistance, such that a second braking torque develops at the synchronous machine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170353368

Method and apparatus for the repercussion-free capture of data

A method and an apparatus for repercussion-free capture of data from at least one device is provided, which is arranged in a first network having a high security requirement, in a second network having a low security requirement, containing a requesting unit, which is arranged within the first network and is designed to request data from the at least one device in accordance with a request profile, a monitoring unit, which is arranged within the first network and is designed to monitor data that have been sent by the at least one device in response to the request and to transmit said data to an evaluation unit, an evaluation unit, which is arranged in the second network and is designed to compare the monitored data with the data expected on the basis of the request profile, and an alarm unit.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170353080

Stator assembly with a cable wiring arrangement, generator and wind turbine with such a stator assembly

A stator assembly includes a stator frame structure having an outer annular frame with an outer edge running around a center axis; a plurality of stator segments mounted at the outer edge along a circumferential direction of the outer edge, each stator segment comprising at least one electric coil; and a wiring arrangement electrically connecting the stator segments with an electric power interface. The wiring arrangement comprises a plurality of wiring assemblies, each wiring assembly electrically connecting one of the plurality of stator segments with the power interface is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170353064

Cooling of an axial end region of a stator in a rotating electrical machine

An arrangement for cooling at least one axial end region of a stator in a rotating electrical machine, having: at least one annular chamber which is disposed on the radially outer periphery of at least one portion of the axial end region having at least one radial cooling duct, and which on the radially inner part towards the axial end portion is at least partially open and is communicatingly connected to the radial cooling duct, and which is sealed with respect to the axial end region; and at least one low-pressure line which is communicatingly connected to the annular chamber, and via which the annular chamber is communicatingly connected to a low-pressure chamber in the rotating electrical machine which, relative to a flow of cooling fluid that is created by a shaft-mounted fan on a rotor in the rotating electric machine, is upstream of the shaft-mounted fan.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170353016

Electrical apparatus having a cylindric cover containing an adsorbent

An electrical apparatus containing an adsorbent, includes a housing, an adsorbent cover, an adsorbent and a locating bolt. The housing is cylindrical and has at least one locating hole. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170352297

Modular security control device

A modular security control device for controlling an apparatus or an installation includes a basic control apparatus which is configured such that an apparatus or an installation which is at least connectable to the basic control apparatus is at least controllable via a sequence of a control program in the basic control apparatus, and includes a security module which is configured to provide or perform a cryptographic functionality for the basic control apparatus, where the security module is connected to the basic control apparatus by a data connection via a data interface, the basic control apparatus is configured to interact with the security module to achieve a security function of the security control device, and where the basic control apparatus is configured to query an identity and/or authenticity of the security module.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170351916

Device and method for verifying a content of an analog document

A device for verifying a content of an analog document is provided. The device includes a scanning unit being configured to generate a scan information by scanning the analog document and to store the scan information in a storing element being provided on the analog document, and a verification unit being configured to verify the content of the analog document using the stored scan information. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170351252

Method for operating a redundant automation system

A method for operating a redundant automation system having a plurality of subsystems, wherein one subsystem of the plurality of subsystems operates as a master and assumes process control and the other subsystem operates as a reserve during redundant operation, where measures are provided by which the availability of the redundant automation system is increased, and where regardless of whether transient errors occur on the subsystem of the plurality of subsystems operating as the master or on the subsystem operating as the reserve, a total failure of the automation system is largely avoided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170351238

Checking a functional module of an automation installation

The invention relates to a method for checking a compatibility of a functional module for an installation for process automation. An input specification is provided for an input interface of the functional module, the input specification indicating for an input signal all input values that the functional module respectively accepts as valid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170350922

Optoelectric measuring device and method for measuring an electrical current

A measuring device measures an electrical current and contains a light source for generating a polarized primary light signal for feeding into a faraday sensor unit, and a detector for detecting a secondary light signal provided by the faraday sensor unit and polarization-altered in relation to the primary light signal. An optical-electrical compensation element, by which the polarization alteration of the secondary light signal can be compensated via an opposite polarization alteration, and a measurement signal, according to the opposite polarization alteration, for the electrical current can be deduced. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170350767

Thermocouple system having a terminal end region

A thermocouple system, has a metal feedthrough having a cylindrical portion having an axis of symmetry and a terminal end region arranged thereon, which completely closes the cylindrical portion, and which has at least two passageways, the opening cross-section of which is smaller than the cross-sectional surface vertical to the axis of symmetry through the cylindrical portion. Through one passageway, a thermocouple is guided, and in the region of the passageway, the thermocouple is connected to the end region in a fluid-tight manner by way of a seal.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170350494

Stepped joint of a part on a transmission housing

A separable housing for a transmission wherein the transmission that is to be received in the separable housing has a gear shaft and at least two pinion shafts which are engaged with a gear that is arranged on the gear shaft. The separable housing has at least one first housing element and a second housing element that is connected to the first housing element by a joint of a part. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170350262

Method of mounting rotor blades on a rotor disk, and clamping device for performing such a method

A method for mounting rotor blades on a rotor disk along a predetermined pitch circle diameter in such a way that adjacent rotor blades, when properly mounted on the rotor disk and in the cold state, are clamped against each other with a predetermined preload. A clamping device which performs such a method has a plurality of clamping elements which are arranged in a uniformly distributed manner around a central axis, the number of which corresponds to the number of rotor blades to be mounted on the rotor disk and which in each case are designed for the locating of a rotor blade, wherein the clamping elements are moveable radially, exerting a radially inwardly directed force.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170350257

Film-cooled gas turbine component

A film-cooled gas turbine component for a gas turbine has a surface exposed to a hot gas and a number of film-cooling openings open out, which film-cooling openings combined to form at least one row transverse to a flow direction of the hot gas. Each of the film-cooling openings has a duct section and a diffuser section having an upstream diffuser edge, two diffuser longitudinal edges and a downstream diffuser edge. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

12/07/17 / #20170349193

Establishing an ad hoc communication network, and priority-controlled data transmission in a rail vehicle

A method for establishing communication and for transmitting data between sensor units in a rail vehicle uses a communication network which has multiple network nodes. An advantageous communication network and/or an advantageous data transmission can be achieved if the sensor units independently form an ad hoc network with a network topology for transmitting data in the rail vehicle, configure the network, and change the network topology over the course of the data transmission and/or if the communication network is an ad hoc network and the network nodes are sensor units. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170346272

Arc fault detection unit

An arc fault detection unit is disclosed for a low-voltage electrical circuit. The arc fault detection unit includes at least one voltage sensor, for periodically determining electrical voltage values of the electrical circuit, connected to an evaluation unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170346265

Cable armour stripping unit

A cable armour stripping unit is provided, including a frame configured to accommodate a transmission cable having a plurality of armoured outer layers arranged about an inner sheath enclosing a plurality of conductors and to hold a cutter arrangement including at least one cutting tool arranged to cut into an armoured outer layer of the cable; a vertical feed arrangement configured to effect a translation of the frame relative to the cable, and a rotation arrangement configured to effect a rotation of the frame relative to the cable. A method of stripping armour from a transmission cable is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170345611

Metal jet x-ray tube

The invention relates to a metal jet x-ray tube which is less affected by the problem of the power density at the point of impact of the electron beam on the anode component than conventional tubes. For this purpose the metal jet x-ray tube has a metal jet (6) as anode component (7), which metal jet is so thin that an electron beam (4) impinging on the metal jet (6) is only partially decelerated by the metal jet. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170345599

Overload release

An overload release includes a bimetallic element, a tripping slide, a latch and an energy store. In an overload situation the bimetallic element actuates the tripping slide; as a result, the tripping slide actuates the latch, and as a result, the latch allows the movement of the energy store. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170345590

Rotary actuator comprising a homogeneously illuminated display area

A rotary actuator includes a cylindrical main body and an actuating handle which is placed on the cylindrical main body. The actuating handle includes a display area that can be illuminated. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170345542

Gas chromatograph and multiport valve unit for a gas chromatograph

A fluid-cooled balun transformer that includes a substrate plate with a first and an opposite second face, a first and a second conductive element arranged on the first and the second face, respectively, wherein a first and a second signal port electrically is connected to the first and the second conductive element, respectively, and a cooling module, where the second conductive element is transformingly coupled to the first conductive element and electrically isolated therefrom, the cooling module includes a first tubular member, the first tubular member has a fluid inlet to receive a coolant fluid into the first tubular member, a flow channel to conduct a flow of coolant fluid within the first tubular member and a fluid outlet to release the coolant fluid from the first tubular member, and where the flow channel of the first tubular member is arranged in thermal contact with the first conductive element.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170345532

Penetrator device for high pressure application

A penetrator assembly, for high pressure and/or subsea applications, includes a body. The body includes a first end surface, in operation subject to a pressure of a high pressure environment; a second end surface distanced from the first end surface, which in operation is subject to a pressure of a low pressure environment; at least one connecting passage connecting the first end surface to the second end surface; at least one groove extending from the first end surface towards the second end surface, being distanced from second end surface and surrounding the connecting passage and including an annular opening on the first end surface; and annular lips between a first portion of connecting passage adjacent to the first end surface and the groove, the annular lips in operation being subject to the pressure of the high pressure environment and providing a pressure balance around the first portion of connecting passage.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170344946

Establishment of a delivery route

A method for establishing a delivery route for delivering mail items includes calculating the delivery time of an upcoming delivery on the basis of data regarding previous delivery attempts, in order to avoid only being able to deliver the mail items after several delivery attempts. A sorting device for mail items is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170344675

Method for operating an automation device and automation device

A method for operating an automation device including at least one real automation unit for controlling a technical process, an operator station for operating and observing the technical process to be controlled, an engineering system and virtual automation units which each simulate functions of a real automation unit and is stored on a server, wherein suitable measures are used to particularly simplify the start-up of the automation device, where a suitable distribution of the virtual controllers or automation units on servers to a large extent guarantees real-time behavior of the automation device.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170344673

Method and apparatus for providing a safe operation of a technical system

A method and an apparatus for providing a safe operation of a technical system including a plurality of system components. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a safety analysis model matured by knowledge about former implementations of the respective system components in different context, b) whereby system components' dependencies are modeled by connecting inports with outports of the respective system components and/or vice versa, c) whereby at least one or a plurality of such in and/or outports are associated with input failure modes and/or output failure modes, d) characterized in automatically uncovering inconsistencies caused by at least one system component to be integrated in connection with at least another system component whereby the input and/or output failure mode of the system component carries the knowledge from another implementation into the context.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170343997

Method and apparatus for generating machining codes of workpieces from a paper engineering drawing

A method and apparatus for generating machining code of workpieces from a paper engineering drawing are provided. The method includes processing the paper engineering drawing to be a binary image; extracting dimension features and shape features of the workpieces from the binary image; and generating the machining codes of the workpieces based on the extracted dimension features and shape features of the workpieces. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170343976

Device for coordinated controlling of an operating state of a production plant and production system and method

A device for controlling an operating state of at least one component of a production plant, including an energy control unit for providing a state change signal for changing the operating state of the at least one component from a first operating state to a second operating state, wherein the device includes a monitoring unit which is designed to receive the state change signal of the energy control unit, and to provide the state change signal of the energy control unit for changing the first operating state to the second operating state, and to modify the state change signal of the energy control unit for providing the second operating state, and to block the state change signal of the energy control unit for preventing a change of state into the second operating state.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170343967

System, industrial controller and method configured to execute a closed loop control on data for cloud based applications

A system executing a closed loop control on data for cloud-based applications includes an industrial automation device configured to generate cloud variables, a cloud-based application on a network device with cloud-computing infrastructure, an industrial controller controlling the industrial automation device by a user-defined program which receives the cloud variables, a cloud agent communicating with the user-defined control program and the cloud-based application. The cloud agent collects the cloud variables and sends them to the cloud-based application. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170343597

Arc fault detection unit

An embodiment relates to an arc fault detection unit for an electrical low-voltage circuit including, connected to an evaluation unit, a voltage sensor assigned to the circuit, for periodically determining electrical voltage values of the circuit; and a current sensor assigned to the circuit, for periodically determining electrical current values. They are embodied such that pairs of a voltage and a current value are determined continuously at a point in time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170343089

Device comprising a transmission assembly having an override clutch with a freewheeling member

A device includes a transmission assembly having a first override clutch. The first override clutch is used especially for transmitting a torque between a first coupling partner and a second coupling partner. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170342960

Rotor blade with noise reduction means

A rotor blade with a leading edge and a trailing edge, wherein the rotor blade is designed and configured for being exposed to a fluid flowing substantially from the leading edge to the trailing edge) of the rotor blade, the rotor blade includes at least one sensor for detecting flow characteristics of the fluid, and the rotor blade further includes at least one actuator for producing an anti-noise signal. The sensor and the actuator are both arranged at the surface of the rotor blade, and the actuator is arranged and prepared such that flow-induced edge noise of the rotor blade, which is generated by the fluid, is at least partly cancelled out by the anti-noise signal. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/30/17 / #20170341027

Osmotic power plant

The present disclosure relates to osmotic power plants and method for their operation. For example, a method for operating an osmotic power plant may include: supplying a starting solution containing a first substance to the thermal separating facility; evaporating the starting solution in an evaporator; discharging the substance out of the evaporator with a gaseous medium flowing through the evaporator; converting the discharged substance to a liquid phase in a condenser and thereby generating the first solution; wherein the substance is more easily converted to a gas phase than the solvent of the starting solution. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/23/17 / #20170336956

Display and operating device with a touch-sensitive display field, method of operating the display field and computer program product

A display and operating device has a touch-sensitive display field by way of which the parameters of a parameter vector can be changed. In order to set the parameters, a structure of circular or annular elements is displayed, on the circumference of which a corresponding contact element is positioned. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/23/17 / #20170336782

Method for engineering a method- or process-engineering plant, function module and stored program control

A method for engineering a method-or process-engineering plant with at least one function module, a corresponding function module and a stored program control, wherein the function module includes the stored program control and the method-or process-engineering module that can be controlled or regulated thereby fur use as part of the plant, where a parameter-configurable user program is loaded into the stored program control, and information for the integration of the function module in a file is provided, during engineering of the plant, which defines the parameters for the application-specific configuration of the function module via a plant-engineering tool and stored via an interface specified in a formal description language, for configuration of the user program, in a memory area of the control such that an engineering tool, which is specific to the respective stored program controls used within function modules, is advantageously no longer required.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/23/17 / #20170336532

Locating a lightning strike at a wind turbine

A method is provided for locating a lightning strike at a wind turbine including the following steps, detecting a lightning strike, and deriving a location of the lightning strike based on a measurement of sound caused by the lightning strike. Further, a lightning detection system, a wind turbine, a wind farm as well as a computer program product and a computer readable medium are suggested for performing the method.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/23/17 / #20170336464

Method and protection device for generating an error signal indicating an error type of an error in a multi-phase electrical energy supply network

A method for generating an error signal indicating an error type of an error in a multi-phase electrical energy supply network. Measured values describe a current operating state of the network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/23/17 / #20170335476

Electrolysis membrane systems and methods

The present disclosure relates to membranes for use in electrolysis systems. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a method for checking a membrane of an electrolyzer comprises two volumes separated by the membrane and produces two product gases from a starting liquid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/23/17 / #20170333995

Method for connecting workpieces which are produced from a raw material using an additive manufacturing process`

A method for the additive manufacturing of a workpiece from a raw material, having at least one metal, wherein a geometric model of the workpiece is produced and the model is divided into a plurality of individual parts. Each individual part is manufactured in stages from the raw material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/23/17 / #20170333979

Method for manufacturing a compressor impeller

A method for manufacturing a compressor impeller wherein the compressor impeller is cast using a mold. As a first alternative, the mold is made using 3d printing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170331278

Differential protection method and differential protection device for a transformer

A differential protection method allows monitoring a three-phase transformer. Current measured values are recorded for each phase on all sides of the transformer, a phase-related formation of difference values is carried out using the current measured values from a reference side and amplitude-adjusted and phase-angle-adjusted current measured values from all other sides. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170331266

Arrangement comprising a fluid-insulated phase conductor

An arrangement includes an encapsulation housing and a fluid-insulated phase conductor which is disposed within the encapsulation housing, so that an electrically insulating fluid flows around the phase conductor. The phase conductor has a plurality of electrically parallel conductor tracks, at least in some sections. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170330682

Arrangement and method for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a transformer

An arrangement for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a transformer includes a measurement apparatus which provides a measurement signal corresponding to the magnetic unidirectional flux component, a compensation winding magnetically coupled to the core of the transformer, wherein magnetic flux flowing in the core induces a voltage in the compensation winding, a switch device arranged electrically in series together with the compensation winding in a current path, a control device which controls the switch device via a control parameter, where the switch unit comprises a magnetic core and a winding arrangement which is magnetically coupled to the magnetic core, and the control parameter is supplied to the winding arrangement such that the magnetic saturation state of the core is variable, whereby the conductive state of the switch unit can be produced.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170330663

Superconducting device with coil devices and cooling device

The present disclosure relates to a superconducting apparatus. The embodiments may include a system comprising at least two electrical coil devices and a cooling apparatus for cooling the coil devices with the aid of a coolant. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170329602

Method and apparatus for resource binding

A method and apparatus for resource binding are disclosed. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes an acquisition module, for acquiring a data constraint of an internet of things (iot) data input point of an algorithm encapsulation module forming an iot application, the data constraint defining a requirement which must be met by an iot resource which can be bound to the iot data input point; a matching module for, on the basis of the acquired data constraint and descriptions of iot resources in the iot, searching amongst the iot resources for an iot resource matching the iot data input point; and a binding module for, upon an iot resource matching the iot data input point being found, binding the iot resource found to the iot data input point. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170329306

Closed-loop control device with adaptive fault compensation

A closed-loop control device to control a system to be controlled includes a front node, back node, external tapping point, controller and compensating circuit. The compensating circuit has an inner node, frequency filter, front buffer and back buffer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170329295

Production module for implementing a production function on a product

A method for simulation of an industrial production plant, wherein a plurality of production modules are assembled to form a plant layout of the production plant to be simulated, where a first production module is represented by a simulation on a first device and a second production module is represented by a simulation on a second device, where for simulation of a production sequence, a computer-generated product model is transferred to the first production module and, according to production-specific features of the first production module, a first production function is applied to a product model and the product model is transferred to the second production module, and a second production function is applied to the product model in the second production module.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170328946

Method for operating a fault indicator

A method operates a fault indicator, in particular a fault current indicator, which can detect a fault in an electrical energy transmission line, in particular a fault current in the energy transmission line. In the event of a detected fault, the fault indicator transmits a fault signal to a superordinate control center monitoring the energy transmission line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170328568

Fuel lance with means for interacting with a flow of air and improve breakage of an ejected liquid jet of fuel

Apparatus and method for a combustion turbine engine are provided. The apparatus may include a fuel-injecting lance (12) to convey a liquid fuel to a downstream end (16) of the lance. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170328284

Method and device for combustion with pulsed fuel split

A method of operating a control unit for controlling at least two different input fuel flows to a combustion device, e.g. A gas turbine includes the step of determining on the basis of at least one operating parameter whether the combustion device is in a predefined operating stage. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170328254

Method for heating an operating agent, and an operating agent heating system

In a method for heating an operating agent for a rail vehicle, particularly for heating a reducing agent for the after-treatment of exhaust gas, a coolant liquid is pumped through a cooling circuit of the internal combustion engine by a pump when an operating agent heating system is in an operating mode. In the operating mode, the coolant liquid is pumpable through a main heating circuit by of the pump in order to heat the operating agent in a reservoir. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170328239

Power plant

The present disclosure relates to power plants. The teachings thereof may be embodied in power plants which extract and store carbon dioxide from flue gas generated in the power plant, and in methods for operating a power plant of this kind. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170328223

Hybrid ceramic matrix composite materials

A hybrid component is provided including a plurality of laminates stacked on one another to define a stacked laminate structure. The laminates include a ceramic matrix composite material having certain features, such as a matrix porosity characteristic and a hierarchical fiber architecture, and at least one opening defined therein. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/16/17 / #20170328175

Deposit heater

The present disclosure relates to a deposit heater for heating an area of ground. The teachings thereof may be embodied, in particular, in inductive heaters useful for an oil sand, oil shale, extra-heavy oil, or heavy oil deposit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170324134

Arrangement and method for the galvanically separated energy transmission

The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for the galvanically separated energy transmission, in which the energy is transmitted via a dielectric waveguide.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170323719

Cooling ducts for transformers' winding

A winding arrangement for an electric installation has an electric conductor and a plurality of cooling ducts. The electric conductor is coiled up forming several layers around an axis. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170323160

Informational display for moving objects visible through a window

A method displays information on an object visible through a moving transparent screen and geographical coordinates are identified. The geographical coordinates of the window are used for a part of an object stored in a database, a resulting projection location on the window is identified upon projection of the object in the direction of an observer looking through the window and moving along with the window. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170322542

Production module for performing a production function on a product

A production module for implementing a production function on a product, wherein the production module is configured couple to a second production module which is configured implement a second production function on the product, where self-description information relating to properties of the production module is stored on a storage device of the production module, and the second production module comprises second self-description information relating to properties of the second production module, where the production module is further configured to transmit the self-description information to the second production module and to receive second self-description information from the second production module, and where port information relating to the coupling process with the second production module is stored on the storage device, or the production module is configured to store port information relating to the coupling process with the second production module.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170322323

Detection layer comprising perovskite crystals

The present disclosure relates to a detection layer on a substrate. For example, a detection layer may include perovskite crystals of the type abx3 and/or ab2x4. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170321968

Thermochemical heat storage unit

The present disclosure relates to thermochemical heat storage units. The teachings thereof may be embodied in systems and methods for operating, including charging and discharging, a thermochemical heat storage unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170321566

Gas turbine with cooling of the last turbine stage

An exhaust-gas section for a gas turbine, having a surrounding shroud having a first opening, which is arranged in a region of the exhaust-gas section that has a pressure lower than the air pressure of the outer environment of the gas turbine in an operating state of the gas turbine and which forms the outlet of an air channel, the inlet of which is connected to the outer environment of the gas turbine. The air channel has a chamber at the outlet-side end of the air channel, which chamber has a second opening, through which a specified gas mass flow is admitted into the chamber.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170321317

Monitoring and control of a coating process on the basis of a heat distribution on the workpiece

The invention relates to a method for coating a workpiece by using a spraying device. The coating of the workpiece is performed according to at least one coating parameter and at least the following steps are performed during the coating: sensing a locational heat distribution in a working area of a surface of the workpiece; and adjusting the at least one coating parameter in accordance with the sensed heat distribution. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

11/09/17 / #20170320677

Method for combining materials to be packaged, and device for conveying materials to be packaged

A method for combining multiple separate streams of packaged materials into a main stream is provided, in which each of the streams of packaged materials is conveyed on a feed conveyor, is combined with the main stream in the region of a feed opening of the feed conveyor and further transported on a main conveyor in the main stream and in which at least one lateral wall laterally delimits the main stream. In order to combine multiple separate streams of packaged materials into the main stream despite a narrowing of the conveyor width to counteract jamming, packaged materials from the main stream in the region between two feed openings of two feed conveyors are guided towards the lateral wall and then along the lateral wall, as a result of an alignment of the main conveyor relative to the lateral wall. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170311491

Population of printed circuit boards

Populating printed circuit boards with components on a pick-and-place variant set-up is provided. Each set-up includes a number of components, stocks of which are brought to setting-up tables on the pick-and-place line, and a set-up family is associated with each set-up, the family system, a fixed set-up and multiple printed circuit board types which can be populated using the set-up. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170311432

Energy generation by igniting flames of an electropositive metal by plasmatizing the reaction gas

The present disclosure relates to generating energy. The teachings thereof may be embodied in methods for burning a reaction gas with an electropositive metal. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170310795

Communication over a wide area network via an application-specific protocol

A automation system, a computer and method for communicating includes exchanging data, between a first computer, a second computer and at least one automation device over a wide area network via an application-specific protocol, wherein one of the computers has a local network connection to the automation device, the application-specific protocol has an application layer, and the first and second computers execute respective first and second automation programs such that a transparent connection is provided for the automation programs and their application-specific protocol beyond local network boundaries which can be it efficiently, where signaling functions from lower communication layers that are missing are simulated by introducing event loops on both sides of the communication.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170310639

Method for configuring a tunnel connection for an automation network

In a method for configuring a communication between a first computer with an automation engineering software and a second computer which is connected in a proprietary automation network, the first computer is run in a cloud environment. The communication between the first computer and the second computer is carried out by a tunnel protocol for establishing a tunnel connection, and a configuration of the tunnel connection is automatically configured by determining information heuristically.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170310535

Diagnosis method and diagnostic device for a network

A diagnosis method and a diagnostic device for a network are disclosed. The network includes at least one network device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170310185

Active part of an electric machine

An active part of an electric machine includes a plurality of coils, each having a sub-conductor. The coils are formed by windings of the sub-conductors thereof. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170310184

Insulation system for electrical machines

The present disclosure relates to electrical machines. The teachings thereof may be embodied in insulation systems for electrical machines, more particularly in the high-voltage range, for example, in an insulation system for electrical machines including: an insulator comprising a porous insulating material; an impregnator comprising a catalytically or thermally curable resin material having oxirane functionalities, or a mixture of different reactive resin materials having oxirane functionalities; and at least one thermally activatable or encapsulated hardener material.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170310178

Rotor body for a rotating electrical machine

A rotor body for a rotor of a rotating electrical machine, having a plurality of rotor teeth which are arranged in a manner distributed over the circumference and run in an axial manner, axially running receiving slots for receiving in each case one conductor section of a rotor winding of the rotor being arranged between the rotor teeth. At least one slot is arranged on at least one radial side wall of at least one rotor tooth, the slot having at least one axial slot section, which extends from an end side of the rotor body at least partially axially over a prespecified subsection of the rotor body, and at least one radial slot section, which is connected to the axial slot section so as to communicate with it and extends from the axial slot section at least partially radially to an outer casing surface of the rotor body.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170310172

Rotor comprising protruding webs

A rotor for an electrical machine includes a laminated core with stack of sheets extending in an axial direction from a first axial end to a second axial end. The stack of sheets has layered layers in the axial direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170309427

Arrangement and method for switching open contact gaps using switching devices

The invention relates to an arrangement and a method for switching clearances between contacts by means of switching devices, wherein an energy provides an actuator energy for at least one switching device, in particular a vacuum interrupter.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170309424

Switching device with arc extinguishing device

A single or multiple pole switching device which includes a switch chamber with an arc extinguishing device for each pole, wherein the switch chamber has two lateral walls between which a cage is arranged that is provided for mounting a movable contact bridge, where contacts are arranged on the contact bridge, where the arc extinguishing device has a plurality of quenching plates, the ends of which are accommodated in a pocket arrangement, where the lateral walls have a support for laterally supporting the cage in a direction transverse with respect to the switching direction of the contacts and parallel to the lateral walls, where the pocket arrangement is a separate component from the cage, which pocket arrangement is spaced apart from the cage such that it does not provide such lateral support for the cage, such that a cost-effective and reliable single or multiple pole switching device is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170308801

Gas turbine failure prediction utilizing supervised learning methodologies

A system and method for predicting failures of machinery such as a gas turbine. The system and method utilizes computer-based system to annotate historical data locate a prior failure event. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170308632

Method for determining an emission behaviour

A method for determining an emission behaviour of a gas turbine engine. In order to provide a reliable operation of the gas turbine engine the method includes: parameterising the emission behaviour of the gas turbine engine for at least one selected first state variable of the gas turbine engine by using a model, which reflects a state behaviour of the gas turbine engine, and determining the emission behaviour of the gas turbine engine by using the parameterisation.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170308073

Diagnostic tool and diagnostic method for determining an interruption in a plant

A diagnostic tool, a computer software program, and a method for determining an interruption in a plant with at least one device includes determining a plant status at a recording time by recording at least one plant status value and transmitting the plant status to the diagnostic tool, determining a device status at a recording time by recording at least one device status value and transmitting the device status to the diagnostic tool, assigning a shared time base to the transmitted device status and the transmitted plant status, and correlating the transmitted device status and the transmitted plant status by coordinating the device status and the plant status on the shared time base.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170308067

Method for planning the manufacture of a product and production module having self-description information

A production module for performing a production function on a product, production system, production planning device, and method for planning the production of the product, wherein a plurality of production modules are intercoupled, where a self-description information set is stored within each production module as a database, e.g., nosql, owl, ontology, sparql, which comprises properties of the production module, where if a production information set comprising the production steps required to produce the product is present, then the production information set and the self-description information sets or parts thereof are transmitted to a production planning device to plan production of the product and a production procedure plan for a product to be processed is determined, and where the production procedure plan comprises an information set about a sequence of production modules of the production system, which sequence a product should pass through to produce an intermediate product or end product.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170308056

Diagnosis facility and diagnostic method for monitoring performance of a technical plant

A diagnosis facility and diagnostic method for monitoring the performance of a technical plant with an automation system. In the performance of a plant with step sequences that run repeatedly, deviations of the time response in a cycle of the step sequence that is to be checked from the time response for fault-free cycles are detected and displayed by evaluation of the data set, using the self-organizing map. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170307659

Coaxial design for secondary unit

An rc voltage divider includes a secondary part connected to a primary part. The secondary part has a coaxial build up, assembly, configuration or alignment.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170307257

Electric heating device

An electric heating device for emitting a heated air flow, in particular for a sanitary room or washroom in a rail-borne vehicle, includes an air duct, a fan generating the air flow, a heating element heating the air flow and a first over-temperature switch. The first over-temperature switch can reversibly switch off the heating element when a first over-temperature is exceeded. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170307220

Pilot liquid fuel lance, pilot liquid fuel system and method of use

A liquid fuel lance for a burner of a combustor of a gas turbine combustor, a liquid fuel system incorporating the liquid fuel lance and a method of operating the liquid fuel system. The liquid fuel lance has an elongate liquid fuel lance body and a liquid fuel tip. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170307207

Control method for operating a heat recovery steam generator

A control method for operating a heat recovery steam generator having a flue gas channel in which an evaporator, having at least two evaporator heating surfaces arranged successively in the flue gas channel and at least one intermediate heating surface arranged between the evaporator heating surfaces, is provided, the method including determining a characteristic value characteristic of the heat absorption in the evaporator for the evaporator heating surfaces, additionally determining for the at least one intermediate heating surface, an additional characteristic value for the heat absorption of the intermediate heating surface, and subtracting this additional characteristic value from the characteristic value characteristic of the heat absorption in the evaporator.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170307024

Encoder fastening for fastening an encoder shaft to a drive shaft, and corresponding method

An encoder fastening for fastening an encoder shaft of an encoder system to a drive shaft includes a spring washer configured for placement in a slot of the drive shaft, and a radially elastic element which is arranged on the spring washer to maintain a connection between the drive shaft and the encoder shaft under radial tension, when the encoder shaft is inserted into the slot of the drive shaft.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306972

Centrifugal compressor

A centrifugal compressor having a stator which is designed as an inlet stator, in particular for a compressor, with at least one vane having a vane airfoil around which a fluid can flow, with a plurality of vanes arranged in the form of a ring, with an adjustment device for adjusting the vane, wherein a curvature of a profile center line of the vane airfoil has at least one inflection point.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306805

Low load turndown for combined cycle power plants

A combined cycle power unit (10) including a gas turbine (16), a heat recovery steam generator (hrsg) (34) to generate steam from an exhaust flow (24) of the gas turbine (16), and a steam turbine (64) driven by the steam generated from the hrsg (34). Steam generated in an evaporator (50) in the hrsg (34) is conveyed through an upstream superheater stage (46a) and a downstream superheater stage (46b) in the hrsg (34). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306801

Method for shortening the start-up process of a steam turbine

A method for shortening the start-up process of a steam turbine is provided which has a turbine housing and turbine components which are provided inside the turbine housing. The turbine components during operation come into contact with hot steam which flows through the turbine housing and include a turbine shaft which passes axially through the turbine housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306800

Coupling a gas turbine and a steam turbine with a target coupling angle by adjusting the polar wheel angle

A method for coupling a gas turbine connected to a generator and a steam turbine, wherein the generator has an excitation winding, the excitation of which can be changed by changing an excitation current flowing through the excitation winding, the method having the following steps: a) accelerating and/or decelerating the steam turbine in such a way that the coupling takes place with a target coupling angle; b) if necessary, changing the excitation current such that the excitation of the excitation winding changed in this way leads to a changed polar wheel angle, wherein the polar wheel angle is changed in such a way that the achieving of the target coupling angle is supported. In an analogous method, the polar wheel angle is changed for the purposes of improved decoupling. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306799

Method and arrangement for operating a steam turbine plant in combination with thermal water treatment

A system and method are provided for operating a steam turbine plant in combination with a thermal water treatment plant having a first condenser for condensing raw water from exhaust gas of a steam turbine, an evaporator for operation with raw water and air, wherein transfers of material and heat occur in the evaporator, a tank for receiving the raw water with increased concentrations of impurities, a second condenser for condensing the pure water from the air downstream of the evaporator, and at least one steam turbine for operation with the purified water.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306789

Method for determining angular positions of multiple compressor guide vanes

A method is for determining the angular positions of multiple compressor guide vanes. The method includes measuring the positions of at least two points on the circumference of the actuating ring, via at least two linear position sensors fixed on the compressor casing, and pointing at the actuating ring vertically at a time when the actuating ring deviates from its original position where the ring center coincides with the casing center; calculating the ring center offset based on the measured positions of the at least two points and the radius of the actuating ring; measuring the angle of one of the multiple guide vanes at the same time when measuring the positions of the at least two points; and calculating the angles of the multiple guide vanes based on the ring center offset and the angle of the guide vane. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306770

Thermal boundary protection system

A thermal boundary protection system including one or more carbon nanotubes for increased durability is disclosed. The thermal boundary protection system may include a bond coat applied on an outer surface of a base material, a thermal barrier coating applied on an outer surface of the bond coat, and a plurality of carbon nanotubes extending from the bond coat at least partially into the thermal barrier coating.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306766

Turbine blade having an inner module and method for producing a turbine blade

A turbine blade having a casing and having an inner module, wherein a cooling medium can flow through the inner module both in a longitudinal direction and in a radial direction, and the inner module is attached to the casing by fixed bearings and floating bearings. A method for producing a turbine blade having an inner module and having a casing is produced by selective laser melting.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170306736

Method for introducing an inductor loop into a rock formation

An induction device and method for introducing an inductor loop into a rock formation to heating an oil reservoir in the rock formation to extract oil extraction, wherein a first inductor bore is chilled for introducing a first inductor arm, a second inductor bore is drilled for introducing a second inductor arm, at least one intersecting bore is drilled to create a first area of intersection with the first inductor bore and a second area of intersection with the second inductor bore, the first inductor arm is introduced into the first inductor bore and the second inductor arm is introduced into the second inductor bore, and at least one connecting arm is introduced into the intersecting bore for electrically conductive connection to the two inductor arms in the two areas of intersection so as to form the inductor loop.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/26/17 / #20170304936

Remelting and subsequent application welding and component

After remelting in a suitable mold for reducing grain boundaries, an oxidation-resistant material is epitaxially grown so that the oxidation resistance of a repaired material or also of a new part is improved.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170294817

Corona shielding system for an electrical machine

The present disclosure relates to electrical machines. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a corona shielding system for an electrical machine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170294280

Arrangement and a method for switching an open contact gap by a switching device

The disclosure relates to an arrangement and a method for switching an open contact gap by a switching device, wherein a galvanically isolated energy transmission of high-frequency energy provides an actuator energy for at least one switching device, in particular a vacuum interrupter. For the purpose of energy transmission, the switching device is connected to the high-frequency source via a dielectric resonator, the switching device being designed such as to be configured for converting the transmitted energy into actuator energy.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170293276

Method and system for performing a configuration of an automation system

A configuration system and method adapted to perform a configuration or reconfiguration of applications run by an automation system, the configuration system including a processing unit adapted to process at least one natural language statement of a user requirement input by a user concerning a control and/or monitoring functionality of the automation system based on a user ontology of the user and/or an automation system ontology of the automation system to generate a formal requirements specification, and a matching unit adapted to match the generated formal requirements specification and formal component specifications read from a component library to derive a configuration deployment including one or several suitable components with configurations fulfilling the input user requirement.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170292709

Combustor and method for damping vibrational modes under high-frequency combustion dynamics

A combustor and a method involving burner mains structurally configured to damp vibrational modes that can develop under high-frequency combustion dynamics are provided. The combustor may include a carrier (12), and a plurality of mains (16) disposed in the carrier. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170292572

Thread-reinforced joint device and coupling device for a vehicle drive

A thread-reinforced joint device for a coupling device of a vehicle drive, particularly of a low-platform vehicle, includes a plurality of coupling elements, at least one thread packet coupling two adjacent coupling elements so that a force is transmittable, a support device arranged on at least one of the coupling elements for axially guiding the at least one thread packet and at least one elastic body, into which, the at least one thread packet and the coupling elements are at least partially embedded. The coupling elements are designed and/or can be positioned so that the thread-reinforced joint device is adaptable to different mounting interfaces of a respective coupling device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170292536

Return stage of a multi-stage turbocompressor or turboexpander having rough wall surfaces

A return stage of a radial turbo fluid energy machine, in particular of a radial turbo compressor, having an axis of rotation, the return stage has an annular flow channel for feeding a flowing process fluid from a flow opening of a first impeller to a flow opening of a second impeller arranged downstream. In order to increase efficiency, the flow channel is defined by bounding surface areas, of which at least one certain rough area extending in the circumferential direction has a surface roughness that is increased in relation to the her areas.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170292396

Rotor disk having an end-side sealing element

A rotor disk arrangement having a rotor disk which has, distributed around the outer circumference, a plurality of axially extending blade holding grooves and an encircling fastening protrusion and/or a plurality of fastening protrusions arranged in a circumferentially distributed manner, and having a plurality of sealing elements arranged in a circumferentially distributed manner, the sealing elements covering the blade holding grooves at least in portions on the end side and having, on the side facing the rotor axis, at least one fastening portion that bears against the underside of the fastening protrusion, wherein the fastening protrusion is embodied in an undercut manner, wherein the distance thereof from the rotor axis at the free end facing away from the rotor disk is less than in a region within the fastening protrusion.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170292389

Turbomachine component, particularly a gas turbine engine component, with a cooled wall and a method of manufacturing

A turbomachine component, particularly a gas turbine engine component, has at least one part built in parts from a curved or planar panel, particularly a sheet metal, the part having a plurality of cooling channels via which a cooling fluid, particularly air, is guidable, wherein at least one of the plurality of cooling channels has a continuously tapered section. The at least one of the plurality of cooling channels has a single inlet port from a first surface of the panel and a single outlet port for the cooling fluid to another surface, particularly a surface opposite to the first surface, or to the first surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170291824

Power plant for producing energy and ammonia

The present disclosure relates to power plants. The teachings thereof may be embodied in processes for producing ammonia and energy, e.g., a method for producing ammonia and energy comprising: spraying or atomizing an electropositive metal; burning the metal with a reaction gas; mixing the reacted mixture with water; separating the mixture into (a) solid and liquid constituents and (b) gaseous constituents; at least partially converting energy of the solid and liquid constituents and of the gaseous constituents; and separating ammonia from the gaseous constituents. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/12/17 / #20170291495

Adjustable capacitance value for tuning oscillatory systems

The present disclosure relates to tuning oscillatory systems. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a device having an adjustable capacitance value for tuning a first oscillatory system, connectable to a second oscillatory system having an unknown and weak coupling factor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288880

Data structure for use as a positive list in a device, method for updating a positive list and device

A data structure is provided for use as a positive list in a device, including an entry for each permitted communication partner of the device having a first identifier that explicitly identifies the communication partner, a value of a predetermined certificate field that identifies a certificate as explicitly associated with the communication partner, and a respective check value from at least one certificate of a communication partner that explicitly identifies the certificate. A method for updating the positive list for certificates from permitted communication partners of a device comprises the method steps of receiving a new certificate from a communication partner in the device, checking whether the positive list has an entry having an identifier of the communication partner and a value of a predetermined certificate field from the new certificate.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288560

Arrangement for connecting a railway power supply for a railway track to a three-phase supply network

An arrangement for connecting a railway power supply for a railway track to a three-phase supply network. The arrangement has a three-phase ac transformer and a balancing device for a uniform electric load of the three phases of the three-phase supply network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288501

Rotational movement control of an electric generator by means of a turning device

An electric generator is provided including a stator assembly, a rotor assembly being rotatably supported at the stator assembly for rotating around a rotational axis, an annular device being fixed to the rotor assembly and including an engagement structure, and a first turning device being mounted to the stator assembly, the first turning device including an actuator and an engagement element being drivable by the actuator. The first turning device is configured for adopting two operational states, an active operational state and a passive operational state. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288500

Stator assembly for an electric generator with accommodation space

A stator assembly is provided including (a) an inner frame structure having an annular shape with an inner circumferential edge and an outer circumferential edge, wherein the inner frame structure is formed around a center axis corresponding to an axial direction of the electric generator; and (b) an outer frame structure, which surrounds the inner frame structure and which, starting from the outer circumferential edge, includes two inclined annular walls which, along a radial direction, spread apart from each other such that in between a first inclined annular wall and the second inclined annular wall there is formed an accommodation space. Preferably, the inner frame structure and the outer frame structure are made from a single piece.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288488

Corona shielding system for an electrical machine

The present disclosure relates to electrical machines. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a corona shielding system, especially an outer corona shielding system, for an electrical machine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288487

Corona shielding system and electrical machine

The present disclosure relates to electrical machines. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a corona shielding system, especially for an electrical machine, e.g., a high-voltage machine, such as a generator for generation of electrical energy, an electric motor, or another piece of electrical equipment having a relatively high rated voltage, e.g., a transformer or a bushing or a cable. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288476

Electric machine with low magnetic slot leakage

An active part for an electric machine can be configured as a stator or a rotor and includes at least two slots for arranging an electric coil winding of an electric coil. Arranged between the two slots is a crosspiece which is made of a material for conducting a magnetic flux through the electric coil which surrounds the crosspiece. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170288404

Method and control device for controlling an electricity grid

An electricity grid is provided including an ac electricity grid and a dc electricity grid coupled thereto via a converter, a first load flow in the ac electricity grid is modeled by a first load flow model and a second load flow in the dc electricity grid is modeled by a second load flow model. The converter controls an active power flow between the ac electricity grid and the dc electricity grid in dependence on a grid voltage of the dc electricity grid, wherein this dependence is adjustable in a control characteristic of the converter by a first coupling parameter.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170287652

Switching device with a modular auxiliary switching unit

A switching device includes a base module equipped with an electromagnetic drive that has a yoke, a coil and an armature arranged movably relative to the yoke, and that has a switching contact that includes a stationary switching piece and a movable switching piece arranged opposite the stationary switching piece, wherein the switching contact is switchable between an “open” position and a “closed” position via movement of the armature, where the switching device also includes a modular auxiliary switching unit equipped with a contact system that consists of a stationary switching piece and a movable switching piece arranged opposite the stationary switching piece such that the coupling between the base module and the modular auxiliary switching unit is configured such that different distances in the contact system of the auxiliary switching unit are transferrable during a trigger event via an elastic element regardless of the auxiliary switching unit in use.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170287601

High-voltage bushing and high-voltage installation with the bushing

A high-voltage bushing has an internal conductor and an insulating body which surrounds the internal conductor along its longitudinal direction. The internal conductor is routed out of the insulating body at a head end of the high-voltage bushing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170285073

Oil active part design in gas

A method for insulating an rc voltage divider includes installing at least one part of an active part of the voltage divider within an inner housing and insulating the at least one part of the active part with an insulating oil within the inner housing, hermetically sealing the inner housing, enclosing the inner housing in an outer housing and filling a space between the inner housing and the outer housing with an insulating gas. A system for insulating an rc voltage divider is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170285066

Method and arrangement for performing a wind direction measurement

Provided is a method for performing a wind direction measurement for a wind turbine, the method including: measuring plural sample pairs, each pair including a measured relative wind direction and an associated performance quantity, the measured relative wind direction representing a measurement result of measuring a difference angle between a real wind direction and an orientation of a measurement equipment, in particular a direction orthogonal to a rotor blade plane, the performance quantity indicating a performance of the wind turbine; evaluating a degree of asymmetry of the performance quantity with respect to a measured relative wind direction equal to zero; measuring a further relative wind direction; and correcting the further measured relative wind direction based on the degree of asymmetry.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170284463

Device for magnetically supporting a shaft

A device for supporting a shaft may include a magnetic yoke that surrounds the shaft and has the shape of a u-section, and at least one first element for creating a magnetic circuit that can be formed from the magnetic yoke to the shaft. The shaft may be eccentrically supported in the surrounding magnetic yoke in such a way that a first vertical upper distance between the shaft and the magnetic yoke is smaller a second vertical lower distance between the shaft and the magnetic yoke.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170284412

Radial compressor impeller and associated radial compressor

A radial compressor impeller having a wheel disc, a cover disc arranged at a distance from the wheel disc, and blades arranged therebetween and connecting the wheel disc and the cover disc. The blades have an end portion, which is arranged at a distance from the radial outer end of the wheel disc and the cover disc towards the inside and has a reduced thickness with respect to an adjoining section.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170284375

Method and arrangement for continuous calibration of a wind direction measurement

A method for calibrating a wind direction measurement for a wind turbine is provided. The method including: measuring plural samples of a relative wind direction representing a difference angle between a real wind direction and an orientation of a measurement equipment, in particular a direction orthogonal to a rotor blade plane, to obtain plural measured relative wind directions; deriving a measured relative wind direction change based on the measured relative wind directions; measuring plural samples of a performance parameter indicating a performance of the wind turbine; deriving a performance change based on the plural samples of the performance parameter; determining a correlation value between the measured relative wind direction change and the performance change; measuring further plural samples of the relative wind direction; and correcting the further measured relative wind directions based on the correlation value, to obtain corrected further measured relative wind directions.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170284362

Reducing the load of a wind turbine rotor blade during installation

A method of reducing the load of a rotor blade of a wind turbine during installation of the wind turbine, whereby the rotor blade includes an aerodynamic device such as a vortex generator or a noise reducer is provided. The method includes the steps of attaching a cover on the rotor blade for covering at least a part of the aerodynamic device before lifting the rotor blade to the top of the tower of the wind turbine, and detaching the cover subsequently. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170284227

Method for generating energy, in which an electropositive metal is atomized and/or sprayed and combusted with a reaction gas, and a device for carrying out said method

The present disclosure relates to a method of generating energy. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a method comprising: atomizing an electropositive metal; combusting the metal with a reaction gas; mixing the resulting combustion products with water, or an aqueous solution, or a suspension of a salt of the metal; separating a resulting mixture into (a) solid and liquid constituents and (b) gaseous constituents; at least partly converting energy from the separated constituents. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170284210

Transition-to-turbine seal assembly

A transition-to-turbine seal assembly is provided. Seal members (52, 58) may include one or more anchoring tabs (54, 60) affixed only to an associated transition (56) and not to a neighboring transition (57). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170282883

Method for reducing the air humidity in a housing

Compressed air supplied into a housing is expanded for reducing air humidity in the housing in response to the expansion of the compressed air. As a result, it is possible in a simple manner for a component to be operated in a dry environment. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

10/05/17 / #20170282401

Casting cores and producing slips

The present disclosure relates to casting cores. The teachings thereof may be embodied in methods for producing a slip and components produced using such methods. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170279552

Method for determining a propagation time of a telegram in a communication network, and corresponding network components

. . A method determines a propagation time of a message in a communication network. The message is transmitted from a first network component to a second network component along a communication connection, and the first network component detects a transmission time of the message and stores the corresponding transmission time information. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170279391

Control arrangement of a multi-stator machine

A control arrangement of a multiple-stator machine, comprising a frequency converter for each of the plurality of stators and a controller for each frequency converter, wherein a controller of a frequency converter is realized to generate control signals for that frequency converter on the basis of current values relating to that stator, and to generate a compensation current value for a further controller on the basis of the received current values in the event of an open-circuit fault in a frequency converter; to receive a compensation current value from a further controller; and to compute a voltage reference for a subsequent transform stage of the controller on the basis of the received current values is provided. The invention further describes a current control module of a frequency converter controller of such a multi-stator machine; a multi-stator machine; and a method of performing fault-tolerant control of a multi-stator machine.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170279251

Bullet-resistant electrical installation

An electrical installation, in particular a transformer, phase shifter or inductor, which includes a fluid-filled tank having side walls, wherein, for protection against bombardment and/or fragmentation effects, the side walls are formed in a bullet-resistant manner and are made of a material having a traction strength of greater than 1000 mpa, or wherein a bullet-resistant reinforcement made of such a material is provided, the outer side of which envelope the side walls.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170276718

Method, device and system for determining the fault location of a fault on a line of an electrical energy supply network

The fault location of a fault on a line of an electrical energy supply network is determined. First and second current and/or voltage values are measured and provided with a timestamp at the line ends of the line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170276432

Condenser for a steam power plant

A method for operating a condenser, wherein the condenser is designed for condensing water vapor to form water and during operation a condensate having water accumulates in the condenser, wherein on the condensate surface a plurality of floating bodies are arranged on the condensate, wherein the floating bodies float on the condensate, wherein a large number of floating bodies are used in such a way that the condensate surface is covered, wherein the floating bodies are of spherical and/or sphere-like design, and wherein floating bodies with different sizes are used.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170276370

Fuel nozzle body

A fuel nozzle body having a rearward end and a front end with an outer tube which extends from the rearward end to the front end and has radial openings for a first fuel in the region of the front end, and an inner tube which is arranged concentrically to the outer tube and which opens in the region of the front end into a nozzle head, which has additional openings for a second fuel, wherein, in the region of the front end, the inner tube is guided in the outer tube by two fits which are arranged axially between the radial openings and the additional openings, and wherein the first fit closest to the radial openings is configured as a circumferential web around the inner tube, and wherein the second fit is configured with at least one interruption on the perimeter.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170276350

Acoustic damping system for a combustor of a gas turbine engine

An acoustically dampened gas turbine engine (10) having a gas turbine engine combustor (12) with an acoustic damping resonator system (14) is disclosed. The acoustic damping resonator system (14) may be formed from one or more resonators (16) formed from a resonator housing (18) positioned within the gas turbine engine combustor (12) at an outer housing (20) forming a combustor basket (22) and extending circumferentially within the combustor (12). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170276026

Power plant with steam cycle and with a high temperature thermal energy exchange system and method for manufacturing the power plant

A power plant with at least one steam cycle and with at least one high temperature thermal energy (heat) exchange system is provided. The high temperature thermal energy exchange system includes at least one heat exchange chamber with chamber boundaries which surround at least one heat exchange chamber interior of the heat exchange chamber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170276025

Device having a load arm for installing and removing a component of a gas turbine

A device for installing and removing a component in a gas turbine, includes a rail system for fastening to the gas turbine, on which rail system at least one runner is provided, which can be moved along a predetermined movement axis. A load arm is fastened to the runner, which load arm is designed to be pivoted in at least two spatial directions, and wherein the load arm has a fastening segment, which is designed to form a detachable connection to the component in question. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170275998

Gas turbine airfoil including integrated leading edge and tip cooling fluid passage and core structure used for forming such an airfoil

A core structure (10) includes a first core element (16) including a leading edge section (30), a tip section (32), and a turn section (34) joining the leading edge and tip sections (30, 32). The first core element (16) is adapted to be used to form a leading edge cooling circuit (102) in a gas turbine engine airfoil (100). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170275123

Stacking device, stack holder, and sorting system for sorting flat objects

A stacking device for flat objects standing upright stacks the objects to form a stack which increases in a stacking direction. The stacking device includes at least one stacking point at which the objects are respectively added to the stack. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170274451

Electrochemical machining inner contours of gas turbine engine components

A method of forming a component for a gas turbine engine, including: casting a component around a ceramic core, wherein the ceramic core forms a pilot channel (40) in the component, the pilot channel oriented from a base (176) to a tip (20) of the component; sinking an ecm electrode into the pilot channel; and enlarging the pilot channel to form an inner surface of an external wall (120) of the component via electro-chemical machining, wherein a contour (94) of the inner surface is different than a contour of the pilot channel.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170274447

Hybrid die cast system for forming a component usable in a gas turbine engine

A hybrid die cast system (10) having an inner liner insert (12) that enables the configuration of a component (18) produced by the system (10) to be easily changed by changing the inner liner insert (12) without having to rework the die housing (16) is disclosed. Because the inner liner insert (12) only need be removed and replaced to change the configuration of an outer surface (18) of a component (18) produced by the system (10), the cost savings is significant in contrast with conventional systems in which the die would have to be reworked. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170274422

Sorting device for articles and method for sorting articles

A sorting device for articles has at least two main conveyor lines, each conveying consecutively arranged articles, at least two feeder devices, which respectively feed the articles to one of the main conveyor lines, at least two recognition devices for detecting a sorting destination for each article, a plurality of sorting outlets arranged at the end of each main conveyor line, each assigned to sorting destinations, and to which the articles are transported. The sorting device further has at least two connecting conveyor lines, each branching off the main conveyor lines at branch points, by way of which the articles can be conveyed from one main conveyor line to another main conveyor line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/28/17 / #20170274384

Drive assembly for a roll crusher

A drive arrangement for a roll crusher includes two rollers arranged in parallel, two trains, each for driving a roller. The two drive trains each has a gear transmission including a drive shaft which can connect to a motor and an output shaft which can connect with a roller. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170271938

Segmented component with a first shaped part

A segmented component for a housing includes a first shaped part, a first segment having a first cast metal region which is material-bonded to the first shaped part by a first bonding zone. The first shaped part is material-bonded to a second cast metal region of a second segment by a second bonding zone. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170271112

Slot motor configuration for high amperage multi-finger circuit breaker

A multi-finger circuit breaker includes a moving contact assembly having a carrier body, a first plurality of fixed breaking contacts, a first plurality of movable contacts, a plurality of first fingers, at least one second finger longer in length to a length of a first finger of the plurality of first fingers, a plurality of splitter plates disposed adjacent to the plurality of first fingers and the at least one second finger and a slot motor disposed adjacent to the plurality of first fingers and the at least one second finger. The slot motor is configured to provide a first magnetic field force to amplify a second magnetic field force being applied on the second finger to influence an arc between the first plurality of fixed breaking contacts and the first plurality of movable contacts during a short circuit such that to move the arc away from between the first plurality of fixed breaking contacts and the first plurality of movable contacts and dissipate energy of the arc.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170271070

Dry-type transformer core

A dry-type transformer core has an iron core with a number of limbs designed to be wrapped with a winding and interconnected by a number of magnetic yokes. The object is to produce a transformer of this type in a simple manner, which is especially well protected against corrosion. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170269571

Method for machining a workpiece in a machine tool with optimized machining time

To optimize an automatically optimized machining time for machining a workpiece in a machine tool, an original parts program is loaded into a machine tool controller. The machining of the workpiece using the original parts program is simulated, where a motion path generated by the original parts program in the machine tool is determined. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268777

Acoustic damping system for a combustor of a gas turbine engine

An acoustically dampened gas turbine engine (10) having a gas turbine engine combustor (12) with an acoustic damping resonator system is disclosed. The acoustic damping resonator system (14) may be formed from one or more resonators (16) formed from a resonator housing (18) positioned within the gas turbine engine combustor (12) at an outer housing (20) forming a combustor basket (22) and extending circumferentially within the combustor (12). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268536

Rotor, axial compressor, installation method

A rotor of a multi-staged axial compressor which extends along an axis of rotation. The rotor has a shaft which has rotor blade slots. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268517

Apparatus and method for monitoring a pump

An apparatus for monitoring of a pump includes a control module, and an error detection unit, wherein a support vector machine based module is provided that receives an estimated output quantity data value from the control module, processes the estimated output quantity data value to provide a processed estimated output quantity data value via the support vector machine, and supplies the processed estimated output quantity data value to the error detection unit instead of the estimated output quantity data value of the control module.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268481

Bolted joint for rotor blade segments

A rotor blade of a wind turbine, wherein the rotor blade includes a first rotor blade segment and a second rotor blade segment is provided. The first rotor blade segment is connected with the second rotor blade segment by at least one bolted joint. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268480

Trailing edge air duct of a wind turbine rotor blade

A rotor blade of a wind turbine, wherein the rotor blade) includes a suction side, a pressure side, a trailing edge section with a trailing edge, and a leading edge section with a leading edge is provided. The rotor blade furthermore includes an air duct at the trailing edge section which provides a flow path from the pressure side to the suction side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268382

Device for installing and removing a component on a gas turbine

The invention relates to a device for installing and removing a component on a gas turbine, having a rail system on which in particular a rotor can be displaced along a predetermined displacement axis, and having a terminal positioning part which is fixedly connected to the rail system. The positioning part has at least one guide portion which is designed to co-operate mechanically with a respective counterpart guide portion on the housing of the gas turbine, in order to achieve a suitable orientation of the device with respect to the housing of the gas turbine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268358

Internal cooling system with insert forming nearwall cooling channels in midchord cooling cavities of a gas turbine airfoil

An airfoil (10) for a gas turbine engine in which the airfoil (10) includes an internal cooling system (14) with one or more internal cavities (16) having an insert (18) contained therein that forms nearwall cooling channels (20) having enhanced flow patterns is disclosed. The flow of cooling fluids in the nearwall cooling channels (20) may be controlled via a plurality of cooling fluid flow controllers (22) extending from the outer wall (24) forming the generally hollow elongated airfoil (26). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268355

Transition duct support and method to provide a tuned level of support stiffness

A transition duct support apparatus and a method to support an exit frame in a transition duct in a gas turbine engine are provided. A stiffener (24) may be arranged to provide support to an outer edge (27) of an exit frame (12) in a transition duct (14). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268348

Internal cooling system with insert forming nearwall cooling channels in an aft cooling cavity of an airfoil usable in a gas turbine engine

An airfoil (10) for a gas turbine engine in which the airfoil (10) includes an internal cooling system (14) with one or more internal cavities having an insert (18) contained within an aft cooling cavity (76) to form nearwall cooling channels having enhanced flow patterns is disclosed. The flow of cooling fluids in the nearwall cooling channels may be controlled via a plurality of cooling fluid flow controllers (22) extending from the outer wall (24) forming the generally hollow elongated airfoil (26). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268347

Turbine blade

A turbine blade for a turbomachine having a turbine blade wall and a fluid channel having inlet channel section on the end region leading to the cold side, outlet channel section on the end region leading to the hot side, and central channel section therebetween having a circular cross-section constant along the length. The turbine blade forms an acute angle with the surface of the turbine blade wall over which hot gas flows, and has an intermediate channel section between the inlet and central channel sections, the intermediate channel section having a larger cross-sectional area than the central channel section. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/21/17 / #20170268173

Industrial plant, paper mill, control device, apparatus and method for drying drying-stock

A method for drying drying-stock includes separating solvent-containing drying stock within a drying unit into a base material and a solvent with the aid of a first heat transfer medium that flows through a first circuit, where after the solvent has been taken up by the first heat transfer medium, the solvent is extracted from the heat transfer medium via heat energy (condensation), where the heat energy is transferred by a heat exchanger with the aid of an evaporation unit to a second circuit and made available to a second heat transfer medium, and where the heat energy is fed in a condensation unit of the heat pump back to the first circuit with the aid of a heat pump.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170264629

Production process knowledge-based intrusion detection for industrial control systems

A system for threat detection in an industrial production environment comprises a programmable logic controller. This programmable logic controller includes a process image updated according to a scan cycle with process data associated with one or more field devices, a program configured to operate the one or more field devices using the process data, and one or more function blocks. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170264560

Redundant transmission of data frames in communication networks having a ring topology

A method for redundant transmission of data telegrams between automation devices of an installation by a communication network requires a ring topology. A sending device sends out two data telegrams in different transmission directions of the communication network and a receiving device processes the data telegram arriving at the receiving device first and discards the other data telegram as a duplicate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170264525

System for support in the event of intermittent connectivity, a corresponding local device and a corresponding cloud computing platform

A system wherein a request can be processed both in a cloud service and autonomously or locally via a client, and a monitoring of the network quality, for example, the presence of delay, is carried out, and wherein, depending on the current accessibility of the cloud platform, optionally a local alternative calculation is carried out, which may be slower or, for example in the event of real-time requirements, is of a lower quality than the corresponding cloud service, and the result thereof is then temporarily used alternatively by the client is provided. In this way, cloud services can be locally buffered, thereby cushioning connection interruptions between end device and cloud platform, whereby cloud services can be used in a transparent manner for the user and, even in the event of connection interruptions.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170264175

Enclosed-ventilated, electrically excited synchronous machine

An enclosed-ventilated electrically excited synchronous machine includes a shaft and a rotor which is non-rotatably positioned on the shaft. The rotor includes a plurality of pole bodies which project radially outwards. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170264169

Electrodynamic machine comprising a cooling duct

A turbine generator of the reverse-flow type having a rotor winding and a stator winding and a cooling duct, wherein the cooling duct is designed as a diffuser. The diffuser is designed such that a device is arranged on an internal cooling duct wall, which device prevents the flow of the cooling medium from stalling, leading to an improved, more uniform flow to a cooling apparatus.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170264164

Device and method for storing energy

The present disclosure relates to energy storage. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a device and/or a method for storing electricity. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170263399

Zero-current pulse with constant current gradient for interrupting a direct current

A configuration for generating a zero current pulse for generating a zero current crossing in an electrical component through which a direct current flows, in particular a vacuum interrupter, includes a switch and an electrical energy storage device or store having two poles through which the electrical energy storage device can be charged by a voltage source. A loop can be formed by the energy storage device, the electrical component through which the direct current flows and the switch, so that the energy storage device can be discharged by closing the switch while generating a zero current pulse counter to the direct current across the electrical component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170261399

Method for carrying out a sound test and endoscope device

A method is provided for carrying out a sound test for detecting and/or analyzing material faults and/or mounting faults of at least one component, in which the component is excited, by striking, to experience vibrations which generate soundwaves, after which the generated soundwaves are detected and conclusions are drawn about material faults and/or mounting faults on the basis of the detected soundwaves, wherein the striking of the component and the detection of the vibrations are carried out using an endoscope device. In addition, embodiments of the present invention relates to an endoscope device which is configured to carry out the method.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170261268

Charging system with a high temperature thermal energy exchange system and method for charging heat storage material of the high temperature thermal energy exchange system with thermal energy

A charging system with a least one high temperature thermal energy exchange system is provided. The high temperature thermal energy exchange system includes at least one heat exchange chamber with chamber boundaries which surround at least one chamber interior of the heat exchange chamber, wherein the chamber boundaries include at least one inlet opening for guiding in an inflow of at least one heat transfer fluid into the chamber interior and at least one outlet opening for guiding out an outflow of the heat transfer fluid out of the chamber interior. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170260970

Sliding bearing arrangement for a wind turbine

A sliding bearing arrangement for a wind turbine and a method to service the bearing is provided. A sliding bearing arrangement of a wind turbine includes a first shaft and a second shaft, whereby a first radial sliding bearing is arranged between the shafts. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170260863

Turbine blade and turbine

A turbine blade having an internally cooled turbine blade airfoil in which a hollow space is divided by rib elements into at least one cooling duct carrying a coolant, wherein in at least one of the rib elements a separating tear initiating device for producing a separating tear is disposed, which extends at least partially in the longitudinal direction of the at least one rib element.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170259329

Method for producing a rotor blade

A method for producing a rotor blade for a gas turbine, the blade having a fastening region and a platform, on which a blade ending in a blade tip is arranged. The method is designed to facilitate a particular high efficiency of the gas turbine with a particularly resource-saving manner of production. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/14/17 / #20170259327

Turbine blade, method for producing same and method for determining the position of a casting core used when casting a turbine blade

A turbine blade has a blade geometry defined in a coordinate system and at least one cavity which is open to the outside and which has a blade internal surface. At least one planar detection surface, which is accessible for the measuring head of a coordinate measuring device, is formed in the blade internal surface, wherein the at least one planar detection surface is assigned a defined design position and/or a defined design orientation with respect to the coordinate system in which the blade geometry is defined.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170257370

Controlled provision of controlled data

A computer system includes a control device for controlling an industrial technical process, a logic unit and a memory device. The control device controls the industrial technical process in an operating cycle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170257019

Power electronic system and method for synchronizing power modules

The present disclosure relates to power systems. The teachings thereof may be embodied in power electronic systems. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170257007

Generator for a power plant

A generator for a power plant and a method for cooling the generator, where the generator includes a stator and a rotor, the stator carrying conductors. The conductors for a winding overhang at least at one end of the stator and the generator has a fan for cooling the winding overhang. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170256987

Energy management system for controlling a facility, computer software product, and method for controlling a facility

An energy management system is provided for controlling a controlled device connected to an energy supply network, which controlled device includes multiple energy-converting elements, wherein the sum of maximum energy conversions of the energy-converting elements is at least 3 kw. The energy management system may include modules that each provide functions used in the control of the controlled device, wherein planning function(s) for planning a future energy conversion of the energy-converting element(s), sensing function(s) for sensing parameter(s) that concern an instantaneous energy conversion of the energy-converting element(s), and control function(s) for specifying control parameter(s) that influence an energy conversion of the energy-converting element(s) are provided as functions. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170256985

Power distribution terminal capable of determining fault type and determination method thereof

A fault type determination method and device of a terminal unit for automation used in a power distribution network are disclosed. The method includes: for each line of incoming lines and outgoing lines of a distribution device, recording the number of faults occurring on the line; after a fault occurs, determining, according to the current and/or voltage on each line, whether automated reclosing is executed, and recording the number of executed automated reclosings; in a fault type determination period, for each line, if the number of faults occurring on the line is greater than the maximum number of automated reclosings allowed by the transformer substation side, or the fault is a repeat fault, then identifying the fault on the line as a permanent fault.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170256948

Method and system for operating an autonomous energy supply network

An autonomous energy supply network has energy producers and energy consumers that are driven by a local control device. The following steps reduce the parameterization outlay required for the operation of the autonomous energy supply network: provision of model data of the autonomous energy supply network in a data memory of a computing device superordinate to the local control device, the model data specifying the respective energy producers and their operating parameters; determination of an operating plan for the autonomous energy supply network with the computing device by using the model data, the operating plan specifying the operating state of the autonomous energy supply network during a particular time interval; transmission of the operating plan to the local control device; and driving of the energy producers and/or the energy consumers according to the specifications of the operating plan by the local control device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170256924

Rc voltage dividers used in common gis gas compartment

An arrangement includes a gas insulated switchgear and a rc voltage divider. The gas insulated switchgear includes a switchgear compartment and a voltage divider compartment. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170256923

High-voltage combined electrical apparatus

A high-voltage combined electrical apparatus includes a transformer, at least one circuit breaker, at least one oil/gas separation module and at least one operating mechanism. In an embodiment, the circuit breaker includes a ceramic insulator, an upper outgoing line seat, a lower outgoing line seat, and a disconnecting mechanism connected there between. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170256908

Method for operating a power management device, power management device and computer program

A method for operating a power management device for controlling an operating device connected to a power supply network, in which the maximum demanded and/or provided output of the controlled operating device is at least 3 kw, is disclosed. An information data set is received which describes coupling information or a temporal progression of coupling information from a server device associated with a network provider of a power supply network, the coupling information describing a relationship between a device load of the operating device and a target variable to be optimized. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170255789

Method for activating functions in a radio receiver

A method for activating functions in a radio receiver is provided. The radio receiver detects a radio signal portion by recording, over a predetermined period of time, one or more received radio signals of a radio system, wherein a location and/or time information is assigned to the radio signal portion, which represents the location of the radio receiver upon receipt of the radio signal or radio signals, and which can. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170255191

Redundant control system for an actuator and method for redundant control thereof

A method and redundant control system for an actuator in which two redundant control computers are connected via buses to a respective peripheral station containing an interface module and at least one periphery module, wherein the actuator is connected to mutually decoupled signal outputs of two periphery modules, each forming an output module, of the two peripheral stations, where output values generated by the two redundant control computers for the actuator are transmitted by the interface modules to the output modules, wherein upon detection of a bus fault, the respective interface module transmits a command to all downstream output modules to output substitute values, and where output modules to which the actuator is connected exchange information about receipt of the command via a communication link and implement it only if another output module concerned has also received the command so as to prevent failure modes in redundant operation.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170254696

Method for operating a machine plant having a shaft train

A method for operating a machine plant having a shaft train, including: a) determining the harmonic frequency of a torsional vibration mode of the shaft train and determining mechanical stresses arising during a vibration period of the torsional vibration mode; b) determining a correlation for each torsional vibration mode between a first stress amplitude, at a position of the shaft train that carries risk of stress damage, and a second stress amplitude, at a measurement location of the shaft train, using stresses determined for the respective torsional vibration mode; c) establishing a maximum first stress amplitude for the position; d) establishing a maximum second stress amplitude, corresponding to the maximum first stress amplitude, for the measurement location; e) measuring the stress of the shaft train while rotating; f) determining a stress amplitude at each harmonic frequency; g) emitting a signal when the stress amplitude reaches the maximum second stress amplitude.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170254541

Burner comprising a fluidic oscillator, for a gas turbine, and a gas turbine comprising at least one such burner

A burner having a pre-mixing passage delimited radially outwardly by a wall, a burner lance and a plurality of fuel injectors arranged in the pre-mixing passage, the injectors extending from the burner lance in the direction of the wall and having fuel nozzles. The fuel supply arrangement has at least one fluidic oscillator that has an interaction chamber, an inlet to the interaction chamber connected to a fuel channel of the fuel supply arrangement, a first outlet channel of the interaction chamber extending at least to a first fuel nozzle and a second outlet channel extending at least to a second fuel nozzle, the fluidic oscillator has one feedback line for each outlet channel, one end of the feedback line terminating into the respective outlet channel downstream of the at least one fuel nozzle, and the other end thereof terminating into an inlet region of the interaction chamber.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170254534

Compact burner for an entrained-flow gasifier having no liquid cooling

A compact burner for the pressurized gasification of pulverized fuel dust for producing synthesis gas, wherein a plurality of concentric media channels transition into a conical burner tip. The burner tip provides a reduced contact surface on the reaction chamber side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170254275

Operating an internal combustion engine coupled to a generator

The embodiments relate to a method and to a device for operating a system including a generator and an internal combustion engine driving the generator, wherein a rotational speed of the generator is controlled by a rotational speed controller. In the method, the rotational speed controller outputs a target torque as manipulated variable, and an additional torque is imposed on the target torque, wherein the additional torque is calculated or is determined based on a measured value picked up from the system.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170253496

Method for separating water from a mixture containing water and at least one volatile acid and/or basic substance

A method for separating water from a mixture containing water and at least one volatile acidic substance and/or at least one volatile basic substance may include converting the at least one volatile acidic substance into the corresponding non-volatile basic substance by an acid-base reaction and/or converting the at least one basic substance into the corresponding non-volatile acidic substance, and separating the water from the at least one non-volatile acidic substance and/or the at least one non-volatile basic substance.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170253257

Rail vehicle having an event-controlled driver's cab display device

A rail vehicle has a set of operational subsystems and a driver's cab display device for displaying information to the driver of the vehicle. The driver's cab display device has at least one central display unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

09/07/17 / #20170253256

Sliding door

A sliding door has at least one door leaf that can be brought into an open and a closed position by sliding the door leaf. The sliding door is provided with at least one spring which, in the closed position of the siding door, presses a sealing lip of a seal mounted on the door leaf against a sealing surface on the frame. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/31/17 / #20170249129

Programming automation in a 3d graphical editor with tightly coupled logic and physical simulation

A system for designing automation applications based on input from a user includes a library interface, a three-dimensional workspace, a simulation engine, and controller code generation unit. The library interface is configured to receive a user selection of a plurality of components from a library of components. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/31/17 / #20170248041

Combined heat and power plant for the decentralized supply of electricity and heat

A combined heat and power plant for the decentralized supply of power and of heat may include at least one prime mover for providing electrical energy while providing waste gas, at least one thermal store for storing thermal energy provided by the waste gas, and at least one high-temperature battery in which the electrical energy provided by the prime mover can be stored. The high-temperature battery can be supplied by the waste gas provided by the prime mover to keep the high-temperature battery warm.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/31/17 / #20170248027

Seal assembly between a transition duct and the first row vane assembly for use in turbine engines

A seal assembly between a transition seal structure associated with a downstream end of a transition duct and a vane seal structure associated with an upstream end of a vane structure in a first row vane assembly of a gas turbine engine includes a seal structure. The seal structure includes inner and outer seal members, each having a radially extending first leg and an axially extending second leg that provide each seal member with an l or v-shape. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/31/17 / #20170248023

Method for manufacturing a turbine assembly

A method for manufacturing a turbine assembly having at least one aerofoil unit including at least a basically hollow aerofoil with at least one cooling passage for a cooling medium and at least one entry surface, wherein the at least one cooling passage enters at the at least one entry surface, and further the turbine assembly has at least one cover plate that at least partially covers the at least one entry surface. In order to provide a reliable attachment the method includes the step of attaching the at least one cover plate with one single, continuous, connecting structure to the at least one aerofoil unit.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/31/17 / #20170247928

Sliding door

A sliding door has a brake element for braking the door leaf, an adjustment device configured to switch the brake element over from a braking position, in which the door leaf is being braked, to a release position, in which the door leaf is not being braked, and from the release position to the braking position, and a motor drive unit which is configured to cooperate with the adjustment device and to allow the brake element to be adjusted.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/31/17 / #20170247203

Loading device for loading and/or unloading transport containers for piece goods and method for loading and/or unloading transport containers for piece goods

A loading device for loading and/or unloading transport containers for piece goods includes a plurality of loading places at which the transport containers can be disposed and loaded or unloaded. At least one loading apparatus can be used for loading and/or unloading the transport containers at least at one loading place. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170245384

Electrical module containing an electrical component and a converter containing the electrical module

An electrical module contains at least one electrical component which is accommodated in a module housing. The module housing has at least two housing parts which lie one on the other and, on their own or together with one or more further housing parts of the module housing, delimit the interior of the module housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170244791

Network system and method for transmitting data in a network system

A network system, and a method of use thereof, includes a first network subscriber arranged in an automation network of an automation system, a second network subscriber having a cloud computing infrastructure, and a communication unit for transmitting acquired data from the first network subscriber to the second network subscriber. The communication unit includes a first interface, which is configured as an input/output module and connected to the first network subscriber, and a second interface, which is configured as an agent and connected to the second network subscriber.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170243702

Configurable circuit-breaker

A circuit breaker is disclosed for interrupting an electrical circuit when current limit values are exceeded. The circuit-breaker includes a current sensor for determining the electrical current flow and a control device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170242210

Connector part of a connector unit

A connector part of a connector unit having a connecting structure and a guiding assembly, wherein the connecting structure is moveable between at least two positions at least one of the at least two positions being a connection position and wherein the guiding assembly determines a movement of the connecting structure in the connection position. The guiding assembly has a first keyway, at least a second keyway and at least one key being engaged in the first keyway and the at least second keyway to bring the connecting structure in the connection position due to a movement of the key in the first keyway and the at least second keyway.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170242197

Connector unit comprising two connector parts

A connector unit having a first connector part and at least a second connector part, wherein the first connector part and the at least second connector part are connectable during a mating of the first connector part and the at least second connector part and are dis-connectable during a de-mating of the first connector part and the at least second connector part, and further having at least a first locking assembly for locking the first connector part and the at least second connector part at least during the de-mate of the first connector part and the at least second connector part. At least first locking assembly has at least a first hydraulic lock.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170242115

Multi-channel radar method and multi-channel radar system

A multi-channel radar method is provided for carrying out a transmission by at least two channels, in which at least one channel is provided with a frequency detuning by at least one respective switch for switching a signal amplitude and/or signal phase of the channel.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170241865

Bearing gauge arrangement

A bearing gauge arrangement including a holding frame dimensioned to replace a load-carrying element between an inner race and an outer race of a bearing, at least one distance gauge arranged in the holding frame to measure a distance between the inner race and the outer race during operation of the bearing, and an evaluation unit configured to evaluate measurements from a distance gauge relative to a bearing reference dimension. A generator including a main bearing between rotor and stator, and a bearing gauge arrangement, and a method of detecting a deformation of a bearing is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170241779

Stress monitoring during the operation of a component

A method for determining operating stress on a component during operation includes recording measured values for predefined measurement variables not equal to the operating stress on the component to be determined, during operation of the component for at least n≧2 predefined different operating modes, determining m≧2 and m≦n effect operands w1 to wm, in dependence on the measured values for each operating mode, recording a measured value of operating stress after operating the component for n operating modes, and setting up and solving an equation system having n equations to obtain m weighting factors a1 to am weighting the m effect operands. A sum of weighted effect operands for each operating mode is equal to the measured value of the operating stress recorded for the operating mode. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170241285

Turbine control unit comprising a thermal stress controller as a master controller

A turbine control unit and method for controlling a turbine, in particular for controlling the start-up of a turbine, the unit being designed as a cascade controller having a master controller and an inner controller, the master controller being a thermal stress controller for the components subjected to thermal stress.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170241284

Wheel disc arrangement

A wheel disc arrangement having a wheel disc, having multiple vane devices which are fastened along an outer circumference of the wheel disc, having at least one sealing plate received between the wheel disc and the vane devices so as to be displaceable in a circumferential direction, and having at least one securing device designed so as to secure the sealing plate against a displacement in the circumferential direction, wherein the securing device has a bolt, which extends through a passage opening provided in the sealing plate, and a recess, which is provided on the wheel disc or on a vane device, which recess receives the free end of the bolt and the wall of which recess limits a movement of the bolt in the circumferential direction, wherein the bolt is, in an axial direction, secured on the sealing plate against undesired release by way of a detent connection.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170241276

Wheel disk assembly having sealing plates

A wheel disk assembly having a wheel disk, a plurality of blade devices fastened along an outer circumference of the wheel disk, a plurality of sealing plates accommodated between the wheel disk and the blade devices such that the sealing plates are moveable in the circumferential direction, and securing devices designed such that the securing devices secure the sealing plates against movement in the circumferential direction. Pins are provided as securing devices, which pins are detachably retained in bores arranged on the wheel disk and reach into recesses that are formed on surfaces of the sealing plates facing the wheel disk, wherein at least one of the pins, preferably all of the pins, are designed such that, in order to disengage a pin from the associated recess, the pin in question can be plunged further into the bore in a resilient manner.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170241275

Turbine rotor blade

A turbine rotor blade for a thermal continuous flow machine, wherein a transition region and an aerodynamically shaped turbine blade connected to same, follows a blade foot for securing the turbine rotor blade to a rotor along a notional blade longitudinal axis of the turbine rotor blade from bottom to top. The blade foot has two flat end surfaces facing one another, two contoured side surfaces facing one another and joining the two end surfaces to one another, in which side surface at least one respective carrying edge is formed by creating dovetail- or fir tree-like end surface contour. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170240787

Energy store for a power plant on the basis of a phase change material (pcm)

A latent energy store based on a change in the aggregate state of a storage medium is provided energy can be stored in the storage medium as a melting enthalpy or as a crystallization enthalpy and the latent heat accumulator may be operated at temperatures of between 150° c. And 450° c. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170240693

Impregnating resin, conductor arrangement, electrical coil and electrical machine

An impregnating resin, e.g., a catalytically hardenable impregnating resin for the conductor of an electrical machine, may include at least one reactive resin mixed with at least one reactive diluent and a hardening catalyst, e.g., for cationic, anionic or coordinate polymerization of the impregnating resin. The properties of the impregnating resin or use thereof may be improved by virtue of the reactive diluent containing a heterocyclic four-membered ring. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170240051

Electrical circuit for a motor vehicle and method for establishing contact and/or terminating contact of a vehicle with a vehicle-external electrical network

An electrical circuit for a vehicle includes at least one electrical contact device for an intermittently detachable electrical connection to a vehicle-external electrical network, a vehicle-internal electrical network and at least one detector device which determines if a connection exists between the contact device and the vehicle-external network. The circuit has at least one switching device which closes the electrical connection between the contact device and the vehicle-internal network depending on the connection determined between the contact device and the vehicle-external network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/24/17 / #20170239759

Nickel-based superalloy with increased oxidation resistance, powder, welding method and component

A nickel-based superalloy with an increased oxidation resistance, power, and welding method, is provided. As a result of the addition of hafnium, no precipitation phases occur in the nickel-based superalloy and the proportions of chromium (cr) and aluminium (al) lead to a slightly reduced y′-content, thus achieving good oxidation resistance and weldability.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170237813

Data transmission system and method for transmitting data

A data transmission system includes a first subscriber, a second subscriber, and an automation system including an automation network. The second subscriber is arranged in the automation network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170237358

Converter with dc link

A converter with a dc link for converting an input voltage into an alternating voltage with a pre-determined amplitude and frequency for driving a single or multiple-phase load may include a number of modules which are stackable over one another. Each module may have a ceramic cooling body with a receiving surface on which electronic components of one phase are mounted, wherein the ceramic cooling body has channel(s) in the region of the receiving surface for carrying a coolant during the operation of the converter the converter may include a dc link capacitor and input-side and output-side power connections arranged on a first carrier having a arranged perpendicular to the receiving surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170237318

Device and method for cooling an energy conversion apparatus having a rotor and at least one turbine

The present disclosure relates to a cooling systems. The teachings thereof may be embodied in apparati for cooling an energy conversion apparatus having an electric machine comprising a rotor rotating around a central shaft and at least one first turbine arranged on the same shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170237263

Method and control device for synchronizing a turbine with the current network

A method and associated control device for synchronizing a turbine with an alternating current network having a network frequency, having the following steps: a) accelerating the turbine up to a frequency in the range of the network frequency; b) sensing an angle difference between the turbine and the alternating current network; c) sensing a speed difference between the turbine and the alternating current network; d) accelerating or decelerating the turbine such that the turbine follows a desired trajectory, wherein the desired trajectory is a trajectory calculated in advance that indicates, in dependence on the angle difference, a desired speed difference that should be present such that a target angular position between the turbine and the alternating current network suitable for synchronous feed-in is achieved when the speed of the turbine and the speed of the alternating current network correspond.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170237240

Vehicle

A vehicle, in particular for conveying people and/or freight, includes at least one fireproof electrical network, at least one first vehicle region having a first fire load, and at least one second vehicle region having a second fire load that is smaller than the first fire load. In order to keep the necessary fireproofing as low as possible, at least part of the fireproof electrical network is disposed in the second vehicle region.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170236660

Systems and methods for locking a circuit breaker

A circuit breaker includes an accessory pocket, an accessory cover and a locking device to lock the circuit breaker such that an unauthorized switching of the circuit breaker from off to on or from on to off states is prevented. The locking device includes a first subassembly including a pocket housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170235863

Method for the prediction of turbomachine performances

Computer implemented method for prediction of performances of a compressor includes modelling a cfd gas path, modelling vanes and blades as non-adiabatic solids, building a model of the rotor including at least a first rotor solid domain facing a plurality of vanes non-adiabatic solids and at least a second plurality of rotor solid domains attached to a plurality of blades non-adiabatic solids, building a model of the stator including at least a first casing solid domain attached to a plurality of vanes non-adiabatic solids and at least a second casing solid domain facing a plurality of blades non-adiabatic solids, modelling one or more solid rotor interfaces, each solid rotor interface providing an heat exchange link between a respective pair of adjacent rotor solid domains, and modelling one or more solid stator interfaces, each solid rotor interface providing an heat exchange link between a respective pair of adjacent stator solid domains.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170234542

Flexible fuel combustion system for turbine engines

A fuel burner system (10) configured to inject a liquid fuel and a gas fuel into a combustor (12) of a turbine engine (14) such that the engine (14) may operate on the combustion of both fuel sources (20, 24) is disclosed. The fuel burner system (10) may be formed from a nozzle cap (16) including one or more first fuel injection ports (18) in fluid communication with a first fuel source (20) of syngas and one or more second fuel injection ports (22) in fluid communication with a second fuel source (24) of natural gas. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170234301

Operating a wind turbine of a wind farm

A method is proposed for operating at least one wind turbine of a wind farm including determining wind turbine individual offset information based on reactive power provided by the respective wind turbine and reactive power provided by at least one further wind turbine of the wind farm, determining wind turbine individual control information based on the wind turbine individual offset information and wind farm specific control information, operating the at least one wind turbine according to the wind turbine individual control information. Further, a controller and a device as well as a computer program product and a computer readable medium are also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170234156

Gas turbine having an annular passage subdivided into annulus sectors

A gas turbine having at least one inner and outer housing part, between which two housing parts a ring channel is at least partially arranged, which ring channel circumferentially surrounds the useful flow of the working fluid prevailing during operation of the gas turbine and circumferentially surrounds the gas turbine rotor. The ring channel is designed to conduct a cooling fluid in the circumferential direction, wherein the ring channel is divided into ring sectors in the circumferential direction by separators. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170234144

Cooling concept for turbine blades or vanes

A turbine assembly with a hollow aerofoil having a main cavity with an impingement tube, insertable inside the main cavity for impingement cooling of an inner surface of the main cavity, and a platform at a radial end of the hollow aerofoil, and a cooling chamber for cooling the platform arranged relative to the hollow aerofoil on an opposed site of the platform. The cooling chamber is limited at a first radial end by a wall segment of the platform and at an opposed radial second end from a cover plate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170234136

Turbine blade and turbine

A turbine blade with an internally cooled turbine blade airfoil, in which a hollow space is divided by rib elements in at least one cooling channel carrying a coolant, wherein a recess of material, which is arranged next to at least one rib element on a turbine blade airfoil wall, is embodied such that tensions occurring within the turbine blade airfoil can be reduced in a region surrounding the at least one rib element.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170234131

Steam turbine and method for operating a steam turbine

A steam turbine having a cooling option, in which steam is taken from the flow channel, the steam cooling the thrust-compensating intermediate floor, being mixed with a small amount of live steam and being returned to the flow channel. A method cools the steam turbine, wherein steam is extracted from the high-pressure region and is fed to a space between the thrust-compensating partition wall and inner casing, wherein steam from the space between the thrust-compensating partition wall and the inner casing is fed via a first cross feedback passage to the high-pressure region.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232980

Rail vehicle having a coupling arranged in the front region thereof

A rail vehicle includes a coupling disposed centrally in a front region of the rail vehicle. The coupling is mounted in a transversely extended crossmember, so that forces acting on the coupling are introduced through the crossmember into abutments which are supported on a front side of a car body of the rail vehicle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232858

Method and system for communication between a vehicle and a charging station for unlocking mechanical charging cable coupling

A method for communicating between an electric vehicle and a charging station for electrically charging at least one energy storage device of the electric vehicle. The electric vehicle is connected to the charging station during the charging process by a lockable mechanical coupling between a terminal of charging cable connected to the vehicle and a terminal of the charging station. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232857

Method and system for communication between a vehicle and a charging station for locking mechanical charging cable coupling

A method for communicating between an electric vehicle and a charging station for electrically charging at least one energy storage device of the electric vehicle. The electric vehicle is connected to the charging station during the charging process by a lockable mechanical coupling between a terminal of charging cable connected to the vehicle and a terminal of the charging station. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232559

Method and device for processing cooling hole on workpiece with laser

A method is for processing a cooling hole on a workpiece with laser. The cooling hole includes a shaped hole section. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232506

Die cast system with ceramic casting mold for forming a component usable in a gas turbine engine

A die cast system in which an external shell and an internal core usable to form a component of a gas turbine engine are formed together is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the external shell and internal core may be formed from at the same time via a selective laser melting process, thus eliminating the need for using the conventional lost-wax casting system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/17/17 / #20170232477

Truck, loading bridge, sorting system for items being dispatched and retrofit kit for a sorting machine for items being dispatched

A truck, a loading bridge, a sorting system for items being dispatched and a retrofit kit for a sorting machine for items being dispatched. In order to ensure that an item being dispatched can be removed in simple ways from the sorting machine for items being dispatched and transported to a further sorting step, the truck has a displaceable floor and the loading bridge has a driving device for the floor.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170229854

Device for conducting electrical direct current

A device for conducting electrical direct current, wherein the device includes at least one bus bar and at least one electrically conducting edge element that is connected to the bus bar in an electrically conducting manner and has a lower electrical conductivity than the bus bar, where the edge element is arranged on a lateral outer face of the bus bar and extends along the bus bar.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170229273

Electric fuse arrangement with a metal foam and method for interrupting an electric current using the fuse arrangement

An electrical fuse configuration or arrangement includes two contact pieces which are placed on top of each other and between which a metal foam is located. A method for interrupting an electric current by using the electrical fuse configuration includes melting the metal foam at a current value exceeding a predetermined threshold or maximum current value.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170227487

Gas sensor and method for detecting oxygen

The teachings of present disclosure may be embodied in gas sensors for detecting oxygen and methods for detecting oxygen in a gas mixture. For example, a gas sensor for detecting oxygen in a gas mixture may include: an oxygen ion conductor; at least two electrodes arranged on the oxygen ion conductor, the at least two of the electrodes arranged to come into contact with the gas mixture during operation of the gas sensor; a control device applying a polarization voltage or a polarization current to the at least two electrodes during a polarization period; a measuring device for measuring the current or the voltage at the at least two electrodes; and an evaluation device for calculating the oxygen content from the measured voltage or the measured current. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170227228

Cross ignition flame duct

A cross-flame duct (100) for connecting adjacent combustors (1, 2) together in a gas turbine to guard against flameout conditions within the combustors (1, 2), whereby the cross-flame duct (100) may include first and second ducts (102, 106) forming a slip joint to prevent stress from developing within the cross-flame duct (100) is disclosed. The cross-flame duct (100) remains flexible during turbine operation due to the slip joint, thereby preventing damaging thermal and mechanical stresses from developing within the cross-flame duct (100) and enhancing the useful life of the cross-flame duct (100) and associated components. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170227227

Burner for a combustion machine and combustion machine

A burner for a combustion machine, having a pilot burner, which extends in the axial direction, having a nozzle chamber, having a burner region and having a cover plate which is arranged between the nozzle chamber and the burner region and which has an inlet opening, wherein an adapter is arranged, in order to guide air out of the nozzle chamber along a specified flow path in the direction of the combustion region, wherein a flow channel is formed as part of the flow path between the adapter and the cover plate and the adapter has a radially extending, annular section which, together with the cover plate, forms a radial section of the flow channel, in order to cool the cover plate by the air. A combustion machine has such a burner.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170227223

Burner assembly

A burner assembly with a combustion chamber, a plurality of mixing ducts leading into the combustion chamber, where combustion air and introduced fuel are mixed. The mixing ducts are formed by mixing tubes extending axially through an annular space between a tubular outer wall, a tubular inner wall arranged radially at a distance from the outer wall, a ring-shaped end plate arranged upstream and a ring-shaped end plate arranged downstream. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170227220

Film cooling hole arrangement for acoustic resonators in gas turbine engines

The present disclosure provides a gas turbine combustor liner (34) comprising an outer surface (38) and an inner surface (36), a plurality of film cooling holes (44) through a thickness of the gas turbine combustor liner (34), and a plurality of resonator boxes (32) affixed to the outer surface (38) of the gas turbine combustor liner (34). The film cooling holes (44) extend circumferentially around the gas turbine combustor liner (34) and comprise a first set of holes (56) having a first axial row spacing x and a second set of holes (58) having a second axial row spacing x′. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170227203

Device and method for monitoring a signal emitter comprising a light-emitting diode in a light-signal system

An apparatus for monitoring a signal transmitter for a traffic control signal installation. The signal transmitter has a light-emitting diode. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170227023

Hydraulic actuator and method for operating a hydraulic actuator

The hydraulic actuator comprises: a hydraulic input cylinder having an input piston; a hydraulic output cylinder, which is hydraulically coupled to the input cylinder; and a pressure-limiting valve, which limits the output cylinder with respect to pressure in dependence on the usability of a force on the input piston. The method is a method for operating such a hydraulic actuator, wherein the drive actuator is deflected with deflections having a deflection duration at a deflection frequency for the duration of an acting or a non-acting phase of the hydraulic actuator, wherein the deflection duration defines a movement stiffness of the hydraulic actuator and the deflection frequency defines the resulting deflection speed of the hydraulic actuator.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170226726

Toilet device having a backflushing function for a particle filter

A toilet device for a rail vehicle includes flushing water-carrying installations and wastewater-carrying installations. The flushing water-carrying installations include an intermediate reservoir for storing flushing water and a supply line for supplying the intermediate reservoir with flushing water. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/10/17 / #20170225270

Method for producing through-holes in a wall of a component, by means of laser radiation

A method for producing through-holes in a wall of a component, by laser radiation is provided, that includes a wall delimiting a cavity in which a protection agent is provided that can be liquefied when heated. According to the method, through-holes are successively produced in the wall of the component in a plurality of defined points, two directly subsequent through-holes being produced such that a through-hole is produced in a predetermined point and the next through-hole is produced in an additional point which is further away from the predetermined point than at least two, in particular three or more omitted points that are closer to the predetermined point, and/or are produced such that a through-hole is produced in a predetermined point and the next through-hole is produced an additional point.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170223849

Subsea container and method of manufacturing the same

A subsea container is for housing an electronic module. In an embodiment, the subsea container includes a main body including an opening; a module frame for receiving an electronic module that is to be arranged inside the main body; a support structure for supporting the module frame within the main body; and a lid fitting the opening of the main body, the support structure including a shock absorbing structure. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170223144

Method and apparatus for accessing data or functions of a programmable controller via a network protocol

A method and a programmable controller for accessing data or functions, the data being stored in a database of the programmable controller and the database being assigned to an application program of the programmable controller, and a web server of the programmable controller being accessed by a client via the network protocol, where at least one program module of the automation program of the programmable controller is assigned to a web service of the web server, and where execution of the program module is initiated by the web service such that flexible and simply implementable access to data or functions of the programmable controller is therefore possible, and the access to the data or functions can be controlled load-dependently.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170222831

Network node, control module for a component and ethernet ring

The invention relates to network nodes comprising: a first computing unit (cpua); at least one second computing unit (cpub); an internal switch (swi); and an external switch (swe), wherein the internal switch (swi) is connected to the first computing nunit (cpua), the at least second computing unit (cpub) and to the external switch (swe) and wherein the external switch (swe) has at least one port for data originating from other network nodes. The invention also relates to a control module and an ethernet ring.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170222477

Method and system for monitoring the operating status of an energy delivery network

A method monitors an operating state of an energy supply network. Measurement values indicating an operating state are detected using sensors which are provided at measurement points paired with primary components of the energy supply network, and a visualization indicating the operating state of the energy supply network at each measurement point is generated using a monitor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170222355

Method of dry-mating a first connector part and a second connector part and connector assembly

A method of dry-mating a first connector part and a second connector part wherein the first and second connector parts are brought into a first mated state, wherein a seal is engaged between the first and second connector parts. A sealed inner space is formed between the first and second connector parts. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170222249

Fuel cell assembly and method for operating a fuel cell assembly

A fuel cell assembly with at least one pem fuel cell for generating electrical energy from reactant gases includes at least one membrane/electrode having a membrane coated with platinum electrodes and, respectively positioned on each side, a porous gas diffusion layer, or having a membrane and, respectively positioned on each side, a porous gas diffusion layer coated with a platinum electrode, and also includes bipolar plates that lie against the gas diffusion layers and through which, during operation, a coolant flows, wherein at least one of the platinum electrodes has a smaller area than the gas diffusion layer, where the gas diffusion layer protrudes beyond the platinum electrode for a part of an edge region of the membrane/electrode unit, so that the formation of an electrochemical potential in this part of the edge region of the membrane/electrode unit is prevented in order to prevent damage to the membrane.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170221670

Fluid injector for x-ray tubes and method to provide a liquid anode by liquid metal indjection

A fluid injector for x-ray tubes and a method to provide a liquid anode by liquid metal injection, wherein the fluid injector includes a device to inject fluid from an opening in a chamber of the device as a fluid jet generated by an arrangement to change the volume within the chamber, and includes a reservoir to store the anode material, which is fluidically connected by a pipe with the chamber of the device, where the pipe has a part formed in the fluid flow direction that is shaped to block fluid flow from the chamber to the reservoir during injection, and where the includes injecting fluid in a direction towards an electron beam and refilling the chamber with liquid metal from the reservoir.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170220136

Operating device

An operating device may include an operating element that is axially moveable about an axis of rotation, and a display unit arranged radially inside the operating element with respect to the axis of rotation and stationary with respect to the operating element. The display unit may be at least partially surrounded by the operating element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170220034

Detection of consistent steady-state behavior in process plants

A method for detecting a steady-state in a process plant, the method includes: receiving a process value of the process plant, determining a recursive mean of the process value, calculating an arithmetic mean of the process value within a pre-determined window, determining a standard deviation of the process value within the pre-determined window and based on the calculated arithmetic mean, determining an upper limit and a lower limit of the process value based on the recursive mean of the process value and on the determined standard deviation, determining whether the calculated arithmetic mean is between the determined upper limit and the determined lower limit, and if the calculated arithmetic mean is between the determined upper limit and the determined lower limit, generating a first index indicating that the calculated arithmetic mean is between the determined upper limit and the determined lower limit.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170220018

Assigning a control authorization to a computer

The invention relates to a system (1), comprising at least two asynchronous computers (2-i), on each of which at least one application (a) is executed, which provides control data (sd) for at least one actuation system (3), wherein the provided control data (sd) are transmitted by a control-authorized computer (2-i) that assumes a master computer status (m-rs) to the actuation system (3) for the control thereof, wherein the computers (2-i) of the system (1) cyclically exchange state data (zd) and performance data (ld) with each other by means of a data interface in a data exchange (das), wherein the computers (2-i) each determine, on the basis of the state and performance data (zdopp, ldopp) received from other computers (2-j) and on the basis of the computer's own state and performance data (zdown, ldown, in a master/slave selection (msa) performed on the computer (2-i), a computer status (rs) as a control-authorized or non-control-authorized computer (2-i) to be assumed by the particular computer (2-i) itself.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170219642

Arrangement with a plurality of peripheral units and a sensor

An arrangement includes a plurality of peripheral units and with a sensor, each of the plurality of peripheral units being provided with a connection for connecting the sensor to a supply voltage, includes a sensor input for connecting the sensor, and also includes a measuring resistor for acquiring a sensor current that represents a signal state, where a redundant acquisition and evaluation of the sensor current or a redundant operation of the sensor is permitted on the plurality of peripheral units via suitable measures.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170219424

Sealing system for optical sensors in gas turbine engines

A sealing system (20) for an optical sensor of a turbine engine that diverts and exhaust seal leakage away from the seal (22, 24) to prevent ingestion of humid air through the seal (22, 24) is disclosed. The sealing system (20) may include inner and outer optical housings (26, 28) with first and second seals (22, 24) positioned there between separating inner and outer optical housings (26, 28) radially. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170219210

Burner for a gas turbine, and a gas turbine

A burner for a gas turbine, having a burner lance and/or burner hub, a burner passage which at least partially surrounds the burner lance and/or burner hub, and a fuel supply arrangement having at least one fuel nozzle and at least one fuel channel. The burner allows pollutant emissions to be reduced and offers a high degree of operational safety. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170219138

Conical screw connection for a fuel line

A fuel line of a turbo-machine having a conical screw connection, wherein the conical screw connection has at least one screw socket into which a sealing cone having a sealing cone surface and a sealing cone face of a screw connection body connected thereto is interlockingly inserted, and screw socket and screw connection body are directly or indirectly screwed to each other, wherein the sealing cone has a metallic, flat sealing element which is received in a receptacle of the sealing cone surface, wherein the flat sealing element is a metal which is softer than the material of the sealing cone.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170218976

Compressor aerofoil

A compressor aerofoil for a turbine engine or an axial process compressor, the compressor aerofoil includes a suction surface wall having a suction surface and a pressure surface wall having a pressure surface, the suction surface wall and the pressure surface wall meet at a leading edge and a trailing edge and define a tip having a tip surface, the aerofoil has a maximum thickness tmax. A mean camber line is defined as passing through the leading edge and the trailing edge. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170218787

Turbine abradable layer with compound angle, asymmetric surface area ridge and groove pattern

Turbine and compressor casing/housing abradable component embodiments for turbine engines, have abradable surfaces with asymmetric forward and aft ridge surface area density. The forward ridges have greater surface area density than the aft ridges to compensate for greater ridge erosion in the forward zone during engine operation and reduce blade tip wear in the aft zone. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170218771

Gas turbine with two swirl supply lines for cooling the rotor

A gas turbine has at least one rotor and inner housing part to form an annular chamber therebetween. The annular chamber is fluidically connected to a compressor portion at one end and expansion turbine portion at the other, and is supplied with cooling fluid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170218758

Linear actuator and method for operating such a linear actuator

The linear actuator comprises a double-chamber solenoid pump comprising at least one pump coil, a multi-way valve and at least one pump armature that can be moved by energizing the at least one pump coil and is provided with a switching armature by means of which the multi-way valve can be switched and which can be moved by energizing the at least one pump coil. In the method, both the switching armature and the pump armature are moved by energizing the pump coil.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170217457

Rail vehicle

A rail vehicle includes a vehicle unit having operating device subsystems and a guide system including a first guide system level in which operating device subsystems are networked with one another by using a digital data bus structure, and at least one second guide system level having at least one line set associated with the analog handling of processes in the operating device subsystems. In order to provide a generic rail vehicle in which a high level of safety can be achieved with little outlay on wiring, the vehicle unit includes a guide system interface device having a first interface unit associated with the data bus structure, at least one second interface unit associated with the line set, and a control unit which, in at least one operating mode, is provided for handling the processes through the second interface unit.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170217324

Vehicle charging station with an articulated arm

A vehicle charging station charges an energy accumulator in a battery-driven vehicle, namely an electric bus or hybrid vehicle, the vehicle being parked in a pre-defined parking position during the charging process. The charging station contains a base which is arranged in the vicinity of the pre-defined parking position and an articulated arm. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170216969

Method for producing a thermal barrier coating on a component

A method for producing a thermal barrier coating on a component, more particularly on a turbine component and preferably on a turbine blade, wherein the component is provided with the thermal barrier coating and structures are then created in the outer surface of the thermal barrier coating using a laser ablation process so as to segment the surface of the thermal barrier coating, the structures being created in the surface of the thermal barrier coating by an ultrashort pulse laser, more particularly a femtosecond laser is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

08/03/17 / #20170215830

Medical installation, and method for controlling a medical apparatus therein

In a method to control a medical apparatus of an installation having: a contact device for a patient, at least one electrical potential sensor that can be coupled to the body of said patient is integrated into the contact device. A signal evaluation device is provided with measurement signals generated with the electrical potential sensor for evaluation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170214479

Method for transmitting time synchronization messages in a communication network, network component, and communication network

A method for transmitting time synchronization messages in a communication network between a master clock and a slave clock to be synchronized with the time of the master clock. A network component of the communication network receives the time synchronization messages on one port and sends the time synchronization messages on another port. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170214312

Method for protecting an electrical modular unit from overcurrent damage

A method protects an electrical modular unit from overcurrent damage by virtue of an inductive component converting electrical energy into magnetic and thermal energy, in which a bypass bypasses the inductive component during regular operation of the modular unit and current flows via the bypass. In order to reduce current spikes in the event of a surge current without significantly enlarging the semiconductor switching the circuit inductance for the commutation circuit, it is proposed that the bypass is opened by an overcurrent flowing through the bypass which is above a current value that can be achieved during fault-free operation of the modular unit, with the result that more current is forced through the inductive component than residual current flows through the bypass.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170214311

Modular converter circuit having sub-modules, which are operated in linear operation

A converter circuit includes a direct-voltage connection and a phase module which includes connections electrically connected to the direct-voltage connection, and a series connection of an upper converter valve and a lower converter valve. The upper and lower converter valves have each at least two sub-modules arranged electrically in series and including at least one capacitor, at least one power semiconductor, and a control assembly configured to control the power semiconductor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170214074

Fuel cell assembly and method for operating a fuel cell assembly

A fuel cell assembly with at least one proton exchange membrane (pem) fuel cell for generating electrical energy from the reactant gases hydrogen and oxygen, which includes at least one membrane/electrode unit having a membrane that is coated with platinum electrodes and, respectively positioned on each side thereof, a porous gas diffusion layer, or which has a membrane and, respectively positioned on each side thereof, a porous gas diffusion layer that is coated with a platinum electrode, and which includes bipolar plates that lie against the gas diffusion layers and through which, during operation, a coolant flows, where access by at least one of the reactant gases to the membrane is blocked by a mechanical block for a part of an edge region of the membrane/electrode unit in order to prevent damage to the membrane.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170213675

Electric switching device for medium and/or high-voltage uses

An electric switching device may include at least two conductor elements that can be placed at a distance from one another and contacted with each other using a moving mechanism, and a housing that defines a circuit breaker chamber, wherein the housing is made of an insulator, and at least partly surrounds the conductor elements. At least one face of the housing may have a resistive coating made of a matrix material filled with a filler, wherein the coating has a sheet resistance between 108 and 1012 ohm at the operating field strength, and is conductingly connected to the conductor elements.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170213643

Apparatus for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a transformer

An apparatus for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a transformer with at least three legs, in particular a three-phase transformer having at least one compensation winding per transformer leg, wherein the compensation windings are magnetically coupled to the core of the transformer, where two compensation windings are provided per leg, the first compensation windings of a leg are each electrically connected together in a first delta connection, in each case the second compensation windings of a leg are each electrically connected together in a second delta connection, the compensation windings of at least one leg have different numbers of windings, and where at least one switching unit is arranged in series with the compensation windings for phase angle control.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170213641

Circuit arrangement for reducing a unidirectional flux component in the soft-magnetic core of a transformer

A circuit arrangement for reducing unidirectional flux component in a transformer core includes a compensation winding magnetically coupled to the transformer core, a transductor series connected with the compensation winding in a compensation current path, wherein the compensation current path has two parallel branches each containing a power winding of the transductor and an uncontrolled valve connected in series, where flow directions of the valves run counter to one another, and where each power winding is magnetically coupled to a control winding via a saturatable transductor core, and includes a controller to which a detector supplies magnitude and direction information of the unidirectional flux component, and which generates a control variable supplied to each control winding such that the saturation state of the transductor core is variable such that a compensation current is formed in the compensation current path that counteracts the unidirectional flux component in the transformer core.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170213631

Core for an electrical induction device

A core for an electrical induction device has a plurality of lamination stacks which are each formed by laminated sheets. The lamination stacks lie on top of each other parallel to the layer plane of the laminated sheets. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170213195

Method, arrangement and computer program product for a condition-based calculation of a maintenance date of a technical installation

The condition of a technical installation is automatically monitored. A measured value of at least one component of the installation is sensed by at least one sensor device on the installation, and the at least one measured value is used, in a data processing arrangement specific to the installation, for determining a current operating state of the installation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170212492

Method, system and computer program product for controlling and/or regulating an electric energy system

A method for controlling and/or closed-loop controlling an electric energy system. Empirical data are provided in a first data storage device for stabilizing the energy system, and a multi-dimensional decision matrix created with a data processing system in a second data storage device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170212237

Positioning system for determining the position of a vehicle in a charging station

A positioning system for determining the position of a vehicle when driving into a charging station for charging an energy accumulator of the vehicle includes a vehicle-side marking having at least one marking property changing in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. A route-side sensor device measures a distance from the marking to the sensor device when the vehicle passes the sensor device and generates a distance signal indicating a distance from the marking to the sensor device in the transverse direction of the vehicle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170212163

Circuit arrangement for a high-voltage test installation

A circuit arrangement for a high-voltage test system has an electronic power converter unit for generating an excitation ac voltage. The ac voltage has an adjustable fundamental frequency and a frequency spectrum. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170212073

Method for operating a gas sensor for improving the detection of nitrogen oxides

A gas sensor for detecting nitrogen oxides in a gas mixture may include at least two electrodes of the same material arranged on an oxygen ion conductor. When the gas sensor is operated, both electrodes come into contact with the gas mixture. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170211810

Multi-functional fuel nozzle with a heat shield

A multi-functional fuel nozzle (10) for a combustion turbine engine is provided. A nozzle cap (50) may be disposed at a downstream end of the nozzle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170211807

A burner tip and a burner for a gas turbine

A burner device for a gas turbine with a burner body, wherein the burner body has an axial end face, a first supply channel having a first opening in the axial end face, and a burner end element arranged at the axial end face. The burner end element has a first plenum chamber coupled to the first opening of the first supply channel, such that a first fluid is feedable from the first supply channel to the first plenum chamber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170211805

Multi-functional fuel nozzle with an atomizer array

A nozzle cap (82) is disposed at a downstream end of the nozzle. The nozzle cap includes a bore arranged to accommodate a downstream portion of a fluid-injecting lance that extends along a longitudinal axis (18) of the nozzle. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170211397

Wheel disk assembly

A wheel disk assembly having a wheel disk, a plurality of blade devices, which are arranged thereon in a manner distributed over the circumference, and a plurality of sealing plates, which are retained in two annular grooves spaced apart from each other radially. In this assembly, the first annular groove is provided in the wheel disk and is bounded axially outward by an annular projection. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170211393

Gas turbine aerofoil trailing edge

A turbine aerofoil having a leading edge, a trailing edge, an exterior surface including a suction side and a pressure side, at least an internal cavity for forming a cooling circuit having cooling slots between the suction side and the pressure side. The aerofoil includes a first trailing portion along the trailing edge where both the suction side and the pressure side extend from the leading edge up to the trailing edge in order that the first cooling slot is formed at the trailing edge, and at least a second trailing portion where the suction side extends from the leading edge up to the trailing edge and the pressure side extends from the leading edge up to a cut-back edge distanced from the trailing edge, in order that at least a second cooling slot is provided at the cut-back edge.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170210238

Vehicle charging station comprising a supply-contact device mounted on an arm

A vehicle charging station charges an energy accumulator of a battery-driven vehicle. The charging station has a base which is arranged in the vicinity of a pre-defined parking position of the vehicle and an arm. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/27/17 / #20170210237

Vehicle charging station comprising a two-membered manipulator

A vehicle charging station charges an energy accumulator of a battery-driven vehicle. The charging station contains a base disposed in the vicinity of the pre-defined parking position and a two-membered manipulator having a first member, one end of which is mounted in a revolute joint on the base and is rotary driven by a rotary drive and the other end is connected to a first end of a second member by a second revolute joint. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170208654

Power supply for a non-linear load with multilevel matrix converters

A non-linear load in the form of an arc furnace with an upstream furnace transformer is supplied with electric power from a power supply device with a plurality of converter units. The converter units have a plurality of main modules with inputs connected to a respective phase of a three-phase grid. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170208550

Method and apparatus for energy-optimized data transmission by means of opc ua protocol

An opc ua client that consolidates transmission and reception times so as to extend the antenna amplifier pause times is disclosed. Thus, without requiring a change to the opc ua protocol, data is sent exclusively at defined focusing times. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170207719

Converter arrangement and method for the operation thereof

A converter configuration has at least one series circuit with at least two series-connected sub-modules which in each case have at least one switch and are installed in each case at a predefined electrical installation position the converter configuration. The converter configuration further has a central unit connected to the sub-modules to control the sub-modules. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170207717

Method for operating parallel auxiliary converters in a rail vehicle

In a method for supplying an electrical load of a vehicle with electrical energy by auxiliary converters connected in parallel on the alternating-voltage side, a current flow between the auxiliary converters and a grounded n conductor of an energy supply network is interrupted in the presence a ground fault. The auxiliary converters connected in parallel on the alternating-voltage side are operated with fundamental-wave and pulse synchronicity. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170207692

Magnetic clutch for coupling arrangement

Embodiments relate to a magnetic coupling, comprising a first coupling part, that can be rotated about an axis of rotation, a second coupling part, that can be rotated about the axis of rotation, and at least one coil, that is configured to generate a magnetic field along the axis of rotation through the first and second coupling parts for contactless transmission of a torque between the first and second coupling parts. A magnetic coupling having a magnetic field along the axis of rotation reduces forces that act on the coupling parts in a radial direction.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170207039

Method for the production a solid-insulated circuit-breaker pole, and solid-insulated circuit breaker pole

A method for producing a solid-insulated circuit-breaker pole includes forming a pole shell housing with an elastic layer that is integrally joined to the pole shell housing; and mounting a vacuum fault interrupter into the pole shell housing provided with the elastic layer. Also disclosed is a solid-insulated circuit-breaker pole.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170207036

Electrical component having an electrically conductive central element

An electrical component may include an electrically conductive element and electrical insulation that at least partially surrounds the element and without contact. A heat pipe may be surrounded by the insulation at least at one end and may partially protrude from the insulation, wherein the part of the heat pipe protruding from the insulation protrudes closer to the central element than the insulation.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170206384

Detection device

The invention relates to a detection device comprising a portable recording unit (cam) for detecting a surrounding operating area by means of a sensor, a contactless communication interface (if) for receiving identification data, and an analyzing unit (ctr) for analyzing the identification data and for activating the recording unit (cam) dependent on the analysis. The advantage of the invention and the embodiments of the invention over conventional recording systems is characterized, among others, in that only work steps in a definable surrounding operating area are recorded and optionally only at specific times and/or periods of times without assistance from an operator. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170205537

Solar power forecasting using mixture of probabilistic principal component analyzers

A method for solar forecasting includes receiving a plurality of solar energy data as a function of time of day at a first time, forecasting (620) from the solar energy data a mode, where the mode is a sunny day, a cloudy day, or an overcast day, and the forecast predicts the mode for a next solar energy datum, receiving (622) the next solar energy datum, updating a probability distribution function (pdf) of the next solar energy datum given the mode, updating a pdf of the mode for the next solar energy datum from the updated pdf of the new solar energy datum given the mode, forecasting (624, 626) a plurality of future unobserved solar energy data from the updated pdf of the mode, where the plurality of future unobserved solar energy data and the plurality of solar energy data have a gaussian distribution for a given mode determined from training data.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170204878

Controlled convergence compressor flowpath for a gas turbine engine

A controlled convergence compressor flowpath (10) configured to better distribute the limited flowpath (10) convergence within compressors (12) in turbine engines (14) is disclosed. The compressor (12) may have a flowpath (10) defined by circumferentially extending inner and outer boundaries (16, 18) that having portions in which the rate of convergence changes to better distribute fluid flow therethrough. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170204837

Wind turbine with directly driven generator

A wind turbine system includes a wind turbine which has a wind turbine shaft rotatable around an axis, and a generator. The generator has shaft, a stator positioned on a machine housing, and a rotor interacting with the stator. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170204745

Apparatus for orienting a guide vane support relative to a turbine casing

An apparatus and method for orienting a guide vane carrier relative to a turbine casing. The apparatus has a guide device with a first region and a second region, wherein the first region is arranged in a recess of the guide vane carrier and the second region is arranged in a recess of the casing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170204741

Method for heating up a steam turbine or for keeping a steam turbine hot

A method for heating up a steam turbine or for keeping a steam turbine hot, which steam turbine has at least one pressure stage working at an initial pressure or intermediate pressure, at least one final pressure stage which is fluidically connected downstream of the pressure stage and works at a final pressure which is lower than the initial pressure or intermediate pressure, and at least one condenser which is connected downstream of the final pressure stage, wherein steam generated outside the steam turbine is introduced into the pressure stage. After flowing through the pressure stage and bypassing the final pressure stage, the steam is supplied directly to the condenser.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170204732

Wheel disk assembly

Wheel disc arrangement has a wheel disc, a plurality of blade devices fastened along the outer circumference, and a plurality of sealing plates held in two radially spaced-apart annular grooves. The first annular groove is bounded axially outwards by an annular projection. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170204579

Gear pair for a lifting vessel

A gear pair for a lifting vessel includes two gear units driving in opposite directions of rotation and configured for engagement in two tooth racks on a jack-up leg, respectively. Each gear unit includes a drive shaft for connection to a drive, an output shaft for connection to a drive pinion, a transmission housing, a planetary stage mounted in the transmission housing, and a torque support configured to enable support of the gear unit on the other gear unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170203404

Apparatus for shortening the rotor blades of a turbomachine

A belt grinding apparatus for grinding the tips of rotor blades supported on a rotating rotor. A casing contains the rotatable rotor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/20/17 / #20170203396

Hot isostatic pressing system for the assembly of modular components usable in a turbine engine

A method (300) of using hot isostatic pressing to join metallic members that form a component in a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The method (300) may include applying (306) a surface treatment to the outer surfaces (14, 15, 16, 20, 22,24) of first and second metallic members (12, 18) based on whether a mechanical or metallurgical joint for the component is desired. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170202087

Electrical power conversion system

An electrical power conversion system for converting a high voltage from a hv electrical power supply to a low voltage is disclosed. In an embodiment, the electrical power conversion system includes at least one power converter and at least one rc network including a plurality of resistive components and a plurality of capacitive components electrically connected in series. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170201142

Protection system for an electrical machine

A protection system for an electrical machine includes a first connecting line for connecting an internal space of the electric machine to an external space surrounding the electrical machine, a valve, and a filter which is impermeable to dust. The valve and the first connecting line are configured to render the first connecting line impassable when the valve is closed, and to enable a first gaseous medium to enter the internal space from the external space when the valve is open. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170201039

Subsea electrical connector component

A component of a subsea electrical connector, the component is made of an electrically insulating material. The component includes a protective coating applied to at least a portion of the electrically insulating material for preventing water permeation into the electrically insulating material, wherein the protective coating is a ceramic coating a method of manufacturing a component of a subsea electrical connector includes applying a protective coating to at least a portion of the electrically insulating material for preventing water permeation into the electrically insulating material, wherein the protective coating is a ceramic coating.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170200355

Method for guiding passengers

A method in conjunction with a passenger guidance system guides a passenger to a passenger seat disposed in a vehicle. In order to guide a passenger quickly and reliably to a passenger seat which corresponds to his needs and is disposed in a vehicle, and to improve the flow of passengers, it is proposed to determine occupation states of passenger seats of the vehicle and to guide the passenger to an unoccupied passenger seat. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170199555

Method for adjusting pull resistors of an electronic module

A method for adjusting a pull resistor on a contact terminal of an electronic module arranged on a printed circuit board, in particular an asic, after initiating a restart of the electronic module which, during a run-up process, moves the electronic module from a switched-off state into a switched-on state, wherein after initiating a restart during the run-up process from a partial circuit arranged on the electronic module and operationally ready during the run-up process, adjustment information relating to a desired adjustment of the pull resistor is retrieved from a storage unit arranged on the printed circuit board outside of the electronic module and transmitted via a contact line between the electronic module and the storage unit, where the run-up process of the electronic module is only completed after successful adjustment of the respective pull resistor based on basis the retrieved adjustment information.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170199237

Method, device and system for determining the fault location of a fault on a line of an electrical energy supply network

A fault location of a fault on a line of an electrical energy supply network is determined from measured current and voltage values at the first and second line ends. Highly accurate fault location with measured values from both line ends is provided even in the absence of temporal synchronization of the measurements at the line ends. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170198913

Fuel injection system for a turbine engine

A fuel system (10) for a gas turbine engine that improves efficiency by supplying fuel to a primary stage (14) and secondary stage (16) via a common fuel source (18) is disclosed. The fuel system (10) may be formed from first and second primary injector assembly stages (20, 22) and a first premix injector assembly stage (24) positioned upstream from a combustor chamber (26), whereby the first premix injector assembly stage (24) is a secondary injector system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170198865

Pipeline system

A pipeline system includes a pipeline portion; at least one sensor on the pipeline portion for measuring a physical property of the pipeline portion or of a fluid inside the pipeline portion; and an electromagnetic field source distributed along the pipeline portion and creating an electromagnetic field around the pipeline portion, the at least one sensor including an accumulator for storing an electric charge induced in the accumulator when the sensor is subject to the electromagnetic field created by the electromagnetic field source, the accumulator being able to power the at least one sensor by way of the stored electric charge.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170198710

Compressor usable within a gas turbine engine

A compressor (10) configured for use in a gas turbine engine (12) and having a rotor assembly (14) with a pumping system (16) positioned on a rotor drum (18) to counteract reverse leakage flow at a gap (20) formed between one or more stator vane tips (22) and a radially outer surface (24) of the rotor drum (18). The pumping system (16) may be from pumping components (26) positioned radially inward of one or more stator vane tips (22) to reduce, if not completely eliminate, reverse leakage flow at the stator vane tips (22). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170198596

Turbomachine with a seal for separating working fluid and coolant fluid of the turbomachine and use of the turbomachine

A turbomachine includes at least one cavity between a rotor and a stator and at least one working fluid channel for channeling working fluid for driving the rotor, wherein the working fluid channel is bordered by the stator component and the rotor component. The stator component has at least one coolant fluid channel for cooling the stator component with the aid of a coolant fluid and at least one separation barrier arranged between the cavity and the coolant fluid channel for separating the working fluid channel and the coolant fluid channel from each other. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170198514

Modular door drive control system, and modular door drive system

A modular door drive control system for subjecting electrical drive motors to open-loop control and/or closed-loop control to open and close doors or door leaves in different applications includes at least one motor control unit, and a plurality of peripheral adaptation units for adapting the motor control unit or a plurality of the motor control units to match one of the different applications, where the motor control unit or a plurality of the motor control units are selectively connectable to each of the peripheral adaptation units to transmit electrical power for the drive motor, which is respectively connected to the motor control unit, via a common intermediate circuit such that door drive controllers for different applications can be realized with the aid of a modular door drive control system of this kind, without a relatively high level of expenditure on adaptation.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170197730

Converter with redundant circuit topology

A converter for an aircraft includes an intermediate circuit for providing a dc voltage between a positive line and a negative line, at least two rectifiers connected to the intermediate circuit to produce the dc voltage from input ac voltages and at least two inverters connected to the intermediate circuit to produce ac output voltages from the dc voltage. The dc voltage terminals of the rectifiers are connected to a first series circuit and the dc voltage terminals of the inverters are connected to a second series circuit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/13/17 / #20170197509

Converter comprising redundant switch-fuse combinations and method for selective triggering of the fuse in the event of switch failure

The invention relates to a converter (1) comprising an intermediate circuit (3) for providing a dc voltage (10) between a positive conductor (11) and a negative conductor (12), a phase conductor (8, 9) for receiving and/or output of an ac voltage, and a half-bridge circuit (17) comprising a first switch arrangement (18) for connecting the positive conductor (11) to the phase conductor (8, 9) and a second switch arrangement (19) for connecting the negative conductor (12) to the phase conductor (8, 9). In case of a defect of a semiconductor switch (20, 21) of the converter (1), the converter (1) is to be able to protect itself and continue to operate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170195090

Entropy-based validation of sensor measurements

A method and module for detecting dependencies of at least two data streams of sensor measurements is provided, which are recorded on a technical device, in particular in an energy generation device, including: an input interface which is adapted for capturing the streams of sensor data from sensors, a data structure for analysis in form of a sliding window which is incrementally moved over the respective streams of sensor data so that there is an overlap between consecutive windows, and a processor, which is adapted to apply an entropy-based algorithm on the data within the sliding window for calculating data stream dependencies, while incrementally moving the sliding window, wherein only updated data in the sliding window is processed by the entropy based algorithm.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170194787

Redundant solution of outputs on a rc voltage divider

An rc voltage divider includes a primary part and a secondary part. The secondary part includes at least two equivalent output circuits that are connected in series.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170192416

Method and supervisory control device for monitoring an installation

A method for monitoring an installation having a networked topology, wherein measured values characterizing a state of the installation at the measuring point in question are captured and transmitted to a control-center apparatus, which determines state values indicating a state of the installation. The state values are used to show the state of the installation and they are compared with state threshold values that bound an operating range of the installation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170191486

Fluid energy machine having a tandem dry gas seal

A fluid energy machine having a rotor, with a casing that separates an interior from an exterior, having at least one shaft seal for sealing a gap between the rotor and casing. The shaft seal is a tandem dry gas seal, having an inner and outer seal. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170191371

Wheel disc with at least one sealing plate

A wheel disc with at least one sealing metal sheet, which is fixed to the wheel disc in a movable manner in the circumferential direction of the wheel disc, and with at least one securing device, which is designed to secure the at least one sealing metal sheet against a displacement in the circumferential direction of the wheel disc in the correctly assembled state. The securing device has a screw, which is screwed to the sealing metal sheet and which extends through the sealing metal sheet, and a depression, which is provided on the wheel disc and which receives the free end of the screw in the correctly assembled state and the wall of which restricts a movement of the screw in the circumferential direction.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170191175

Gas diffusion layer, electrochemical cell having such a gas diffusion layer, and electrolyzer

A gas diffusion layer is arranged between a bipolar plate and an electrode of an electrochemical cell and includes at least two layers which are layered one on top of the other layer. At least one of the two layers is designed as a spring component having a progressive spring characteristic curve.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

07/06/17 / #20170189882

Preconcentrator for absorbing/desorbing at least one component of gas

The disclosure pertains to a microstructure for adsorbing/desorbing at least one gas component of a gas supplied to the microstructure. The microstructure includes a semiconductor substrate having a bottom and a top. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/29/17 / #20170185060

Automation device processor and method for operating the automation device

An apparatus, method for operating an automation device which includes a processor for directly executing function modules, where a function module selected as a component of an automation solution via a development environment, is converted into a code block via the development environment, where the code block includes a type identifier corresponding to the type of the particular function module, where inputs and outputs of the particular function module are mapped to simultaneously usable processor registers in the code block, a plurality of code blocks is processed by reading-in a particular code block by the processor and subsequently executing the code block to execute the automation solution, and where execution of the code block includes selecting a function unit from a plurality of function units based on the type identifier of the code block and activation of the selected function unit with the processor registers specified in the code block.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/29/17 / #20170184033

Method for the operation of a gas turbine by active hydraulic gap adjustment

A method for operating a stationary gas turbine at partial load, having at least one compressor, at least one expansion turbine and a combustion chamber provided with at least one burner, which gas turbine further includes a hydraulic gap adjuster, wherein the method has the following steps: operating the gas turbine at partial load; operating the a hydraulic gap adjuster; during the operation of the hydraulic gap adjuster, increasing the fuel supply to the burner while increasing the temperature of the combustion gases which are guided to the expansion turbine.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/29/17 / #20170183978

Shroud cooling system for shrouds adjacent to airfoils within gas turbine engines

A shroud cooling system (100) configured to cool a shroud (50) adjacent to an airfoil within a gas turbine engine (10) is disclosed. The turbine engine shroud (50) may be formed from shroud segments (34) that include a plurality of cooling air supply channels (40) extending through a forward shroud support (52) for impingement of cooling air onto an outer radial surface of the shroud segment (34) with respect to the inner turbine section of the turbine engine (10). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/29/17 / #20170183977

Steam turbine system and associated method for preserving a steam turbine system

A steam turbine system including a steam turbine which has a turbine housing and at least one turbine shaft accommodated in the turbine housing and sealed by seals, a condenser connected fluidically to the steam turbine, an evacuation unit connected fluidically to the condenser, and a dry air source which is connected fluidically to the steam turbine, wherein the steam turbine system is designed in such a way that the evacuation unit is optionally fluidically connectable to the dry air source. A method for preserving components of a steam turbine system to prevent idle-state corrosion is also provided, which the steps: shutting down a steam turbine of the steam turbine system and sucking dry air into the steam turbine using an evacuation unit which additionally functions during intended operation of the steam turbine to exhaust a resulting amount of gas into a condenser.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/29/17 / #20170182895

Arrangement, system and method for inductively transmitting energy for charging at least one energy store of a rail vehicle

An arrangement for inductively transmitting energy for charging an energy storage device of a rail vehicle. A first induction element transfers energy to a second induction element. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170181332

Liquid-cooled electric drive component, powertrain, vehicle and method

A liquid-cooled electric drive component for a powertrain of a vehicle includes a first housing part and a second housing part. The first and second housing parts are joined to one another by a fluid-tight welded joint and configured such as to form at least a segment of a cooling duct. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170179835

Clocked power supply with low-voltage output

A clocked power supply unit with low-voltage output for direct current includes at least one secondary winding of a transformer, a rectifier connected to the secondary winding, two outputs upon which a predefined output voltage is able to be tapped, and a shunt which is configured to provide a voltage signal which is proportional to the output current, wherein electrical measurement contact points are provided at which either a measurement voltage proportional to the output current and diverted from the shunt, or a measurement current diverted from the shunt, may be tapped from outside the power supply unit via the test points of a voltage and/or current measuring device.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170179801

Reluctance rotor with mechanical stabilizing

A reluctance rotor for an electric machine includes rotor lamination layers made of a ferromagnetic material, wherein each rotor lamination layer has a flux barrier formed by a recess in the rotor lamination layer. In order to toughen the reluctance rotor for a high torque and a high rotational speed, the reluctance rotor has an intermediate part with recesses arranged between a first and a second rotor lamination layer, and separators delimiting the recesses from one another. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170177773

Method for translating domain-specific functional models to simulation models

A method for translating domain-specific functional models to simulation models that provide simulation of physical domains. The method includes providing an overall domain of a behavior and subdividing the overall domain into a plurality of subdomains to define domain-specific behavior. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170177766

Adaptive demand response method using batteries with commercial buildings for grid stability and sustainable growth

A system for calculating total lifecycle costs for a building energy management system includes lifecycle costs for a grid-scale battery system. The system includes a battery lifecycle optimizer configured to provide an optimal battery configuration for a building and a building energy system controller. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170175998

Modular heat recovery steam generator construction

A method for installing a heat recovery steam generator (1) with a plurality of pre-assembled modules (10) includes arranging a pre-assembled module (10) at an installation site. The pre-assembled module (10) includes a functional unit of the heat recovery steam generator (1) housed in a casing structure (12). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170175878

Sliding bearing for planet carrier

A planetary gearbox includes a gearbox housing, a sunwheel rotatable in the housing about a central gearbox axis and having outer teeth, a ringwheel arranged concentrically to the central gearbox axis within the housing and having inner teeth, a planet gear carrier rotatable in the gearbox housing about the central gearbox axis, and a plurality of planet gears mounted on the planet gear carrier for rotation about corresponding planetary gear pins and having outer teeth meshing with the inner teeth on the ringwheel and the outer teeth of the sunwheel. At least one segmented radial sliding bearing supports the planet gear carrier on the gearbox housing and includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart radial sliding bearing segments positioned radially outside the planetary gear pins so that the planet gear carrier is supported by the radial sliding bearing at a position located radially outside the planetary gear pins.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170175714

Operating a wind turbine

A method is proposed for operating a wind turbine, including the following steps: deriving at least one turbulence characteristic of atmosphere hitting the wind turbine, determining at least one wind turbine specific parameter based on the at least one derived turbulence characteristic, and operating the wind turbine according to the at least one determined turbine specific parameter is provided. Further, a wind turbine and a device as well as a computer program product and a computer readable medium are also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170175710

Calibrating a yaw system of a wind turbine

A method is provided for calibrating a yaw system of a wind turbine, including the following steps: determining a true sun position in relation to the position of the wind turbine, calibrating the yaw system based on the true sun position and based on turbine specific information. Further, a wind turbine and a device as well as a computer program product and a computer readable medium are suggested for performing said method.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170175590

Method for coupling a steam turbine and a gas turbine at a desired differential angle

A method for coupling a rotational device, particularly a steam turbine, and a shaft device, particularly a gas turbine, the method including the following steps: accelerating the rotational device up to an output rotational speed that is below the rotational speed of the shaft device; detecting a differential angle between the shaft device and the rotational device; and accelerating the rotational device with an acceleration value that is derived from the target rotational speed difference, which is formed as a function of the detected differential angle, the acceleration and a desired target coupling angle. An associated arrangement couples a rotational device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170175560

Turbine abradable layer with airflow directing pixelated surface feature patterns

A turbine abradable component includes a support surface and a thermally sprayed ceramic/metallic abradable substrate coupled to the support surface for orientation proximal a rotating turbine blade tip circumferential swept path. An elongated pixelated major planform pattern (pmpp) of a plurality of discontinuous micro surface features (msf) project from the substrate surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170175553

Improved wear resistance of a high-temperature component imparted by a cobalt coating

A coated high-temperature component including a cobalt coating that has a higher carbon content is provided. A layer composed of a cobalt-based alloy is applied which is known as or is similar to substrate material, to the region of the component which is subject to the wear, wherein the component preferably comprises a nickel-based alloy as substrate material, the carbon content of which is lower than that of the cobalt-based alloy. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170174279

Method for installing an add-on part on a vehicle body

An add-on part on a vehicle body, where a plurality of body hinge halves are each installed on the vehicle body using a first reference point system comprising body reference points, at least one vehicle transverse axis coordinate of the installed body hinge halves is measured, a plurality of add-on part hinge halves are each installed on the add-on part by using the first reference point system and a second reference point system comprising add-on part reference points, at least one correction value for the add-on part hinge halves with regard to the transformed arrangement of the add-on part hinge halves in the vehicle transverse axis is determined from the measured vehicle transverse axis coordinate of the body hinge halves, and the at least one correction value is used in the installation of the add-on part hinge halves.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/22/17 / #20170174234

Anti-climbing protection apparatus for a rail vehicle

An anti-climbing protection apparatus for a rail vehicle includes at least one buffer supported by an energy absorption element connected to a rail vehicle frame. In order to permit such a protection apparatus to be produced economically, to reliably prevent overriding and to be comparatively easy to retrofit, a bearing element is fastened to an end of the energy absorption element facing away from the vehicle frame. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170170703

Rotor alignment for reducing vibrations and noise

For reducing vibrations and noise in electrical machines a rotor is mounted in a magnetic alignment device while a bearing shield is loosely held relative to a stator. The rotor is driven by the stator and vibrations of the rotor are detected. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170170663

Arrangement and installation for transmitting electric power with a reserve rectifier

An arrangement having a first group of rectifiers, which form a series circuit on the dc voltage side and which can be connected to a first ac voltage network, and having a reserve rectifier that, in the event of a fault in one of the rectifiers, can be electrically connected by suitable switching apparatuses to the first ac voltage network and on the dc voltage side to a first dc voltage line to form an augmented series circuit with the rectifiers. An installation for transmitting electric power between at least one first wind farm with at least one wind power installation and the first power supply system, including the first group of rectifiers, is able to be connected to the first wind farm via the first ac voltage network.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170170648

Protective device for protecting a transformer against geomagnetically induced currents

A protective device for a transformer which is connected on the high-voltage side via supply lines to a network for transmission and distribution of electrical energy, wherein the transformer includes a neutral grounding, where each supply line is connected to ground via a grounding transformer , and where the grounding transformer includes a neutral point resistance which is lower than the neutral point resistance of the neutral grounding, such that geomagnetically induced current flowing on the supply lines is diverted to ground.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170169940

Circuit arrangement for compensation of a dc component in a transformer

A circuit arrangement for compensation of a dc component in a transformer, wherein the transformer includes a winding arrangement connected via connecting lines to a power system for transporting electrical energy, and includes a neutral point connected to earth, where the circuit arrangement includes a transductor circuit arranged in a current path that connects a connection point situated on a node-free portion of the connection line to earth, a control and regulation device that controls the transductor circuit via a control signal and to which is fed, on the input side, a signal provided by a detection device with respect to a size and direction of the dc component to be compensated.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170169937

Device and method for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a three-phase transformer

A device for reducing a magnetic unidirectional flux component in the core of a three-phase transformer includes at least one compensation winding, which is magnetically coupled to the core of the three-phase transformer, a switch arranged electrically in a current path in series with the at least one compensation winding to feed current into the winding, where the effect of the current is directed opposite to the unidirectional flux component, and an apparatus for limiting current arranged electrically in a current path in series with the at least one compensation winding, and where two compensation windings are provided on different legs of the core of the three-phase transformer such that a greater reduction of the magnetic unidirectional flux component is achieved.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170169342

System and method for diagnosing at least one component requiring maintenance in an appliance and/or installation

A system for diagnosing at least one component requiring maintenance in an appliance and/or installation, having a) a device, designed for data and/or message interchange with regard to states of one or more components with an analysis unit, b) a device, designed to receive historic data from the one or more components with regard to their life in collective form, c) a device, designed for data and/or message interchange with a learning machine unit that is designed to deliver a predictive model for identifying at least one component requiring maintenance to the device, d) an evaluation device that is designed to use the data and/or messages coming from the analysis unit, e) a device, designed for data and/or message interchange with a monitoring device that is designed to take the one or more identified components requiring maintenance, which can prompt a visual and/or audible display is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170169291

Method for the automated creation of a data set characterizing a technical drawing

A method for automatically creating a data set, which characterizes a technical drawing having symbols and lines connecting the symbols, from the technical drawing.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170169290

Method for automatically establishing a data record characterizing two technical drawings

A method implemented in a computer system for automatically establishing a data record from two technical drawings, where the data record characterizes the two technical drawings that include symbols and lines connecting the symbols.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170169078

Log mining with big data

A system for performing data mining on log record data includes a distributed processing system comprising a plurality of distributed nodes, each node having at least one of a storage device and a data processing device and a distributed data analytics processor configured to perform queries on a set of log records to select at least a portion of the log records and store the selected log records in a plurality of the distributed nodes, wherein the distributed data analytics processor is further configured to perform data analysis on the selected log records stored in the plurality of distributed nodes. The distributed nodes may be arranged in a cluster, with each node being in communication with each other node through a distributed file system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170167763

Heat engine and method for operating a heat engine

A heat engine having a circuit system which conducts a fluid and which may include at least one evaporation device for evaporating the fluid, at least one compression device for compressing the fluid, at least one condensation device for condensing the fluid, an accumulation device for accumulating the fluid and a further fluid, which can be added to the fluid by means of the compression device, can be accumulated, and at least one expansion for expanding the fluid. The accumulation device may include a mixing device for mixing the fluid and the further fluid to form an emulsion. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170167729

Multiple feed platefins within a hot gas path cooling system in a combustor basket in a combustion turbine engine

A hot gas path cooling system (10) for a combustor of a gas turbine engine, whereby the cooling system (10) is positioned within a combustor basket (18) is disclosed. The cooling system (10) may include a platefin cooling system (24) formed from a platefin member (26) positioned radially inward from an outer wall (28) forming a combustor basket (18). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170166226

Rail vehicle

A rail vehicle includes at least one sensor unit for sensing at least one variable that is characteristic of inherent vehicle dynamics which can be controlled by the driver of the vehicle. In order to provide a rail vehicle in which an advantageous functionality, which is based on the sensed characteristic parameter and is available during the journey, can be obtained, the rail vehicle includes an evaluation unit for determining a characteristic wear variable or parameter during a vehicle movement phase by performing an analysis on the basis of the at least one characteristic variable.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/15/17 / #20170166224

Chassis for a rail vehicle

A chassis for a rail vehicle includes a chassis frame supported on at least first and second wheelsets and one a-frame linkage per wheelset on both sides of the chassis for horizontal axle guidance of the wheelset. Each a-frame linkage is connected in an articulated manner to one of two axle bearings of a wheelset by a wheelset-side bearing and to the chassis frame by two frame-side bearings. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170164495

Subsea converter module

A subsea converter module is provided. A subsea enclosure is configured to provide a fluid tight sealing of the inside of the subsea enclosure to the outside of the subsea enclosure. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170164494

Housing part for a measurement device having a microwave-permeable glass or ceramic window

A housing part for a measurement device includes a single metal body having an outer circumferential side wall with an upper end and a lower end and an inner disc-shaped base wall located between the upper and lower ends, wherein the side wall and the base wall define two partially enclosed areas, where the base wall comprises a central hole into which a microwave-permeable glass or ceramic window is fused, microwave guides and dielectric matching elements are provided on both sides of the microwave-permeable or ceramic window to propagate microwaves between the desired points such as a radar antenna and radar electronics, and where the matching elements not only adjust the impedance of the microwave window to the impedances of the microwave guides but also put additional compression stress on the surfaces of the fused window, which are preferably ground flat to be flush with those of the center portion.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170164465

Method for producing an electronic component, and electronic assembly, a heating device being provided in the substrate of the assembly

A method for producing or disassembling an electronic assembly are provided. The assembly may have a heating device integrated into a substrate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170163768

Method and apparatus for expanding transactions in opc ua

An opc ua session is interpreted as a single transaction according to the invention. In this case, a transaction means that all service calls, apart from the above-mentioned calls, are initially only simulated and are not executed and the execution of the service calls is shifted to the termination of the transaction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170163632

Control of access to contents which can be retrieved via a data network

A method is provided for controlling access to content accessible via a data network, by transmitting an ip address in response to a name resolution request with respect to a domain name or ip address. If an access request is performed for an ip address or a name resolution for a domain name marked with an access control marker, an identifier is transmitted with at least one returned ip address, which indicates that the retrievable content retrieved should be subject to access control at the requesting computer system, e.g., because the content contains adult content. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170163192

Supplying a synchronous machine with an excitation current

A regulating device for a brushless excitation system for supplying at least one excitation coil of a rotor of a synchronous machine with excitation current, having a detection device to detect a strength of a magnetic flux; a regulating unit to generate an auxiliary excitation dc current supplied to the main excitation machine by rectifying an auxiliary excitation three-phase current, and to regulate the current strength of the auxiliary excitation dc current such that a magnetic flux generated between the rotor and the stator of the main excitation machine is kept constant independently of the current strength of the excitation current; and an adjusting unit rotationally fixed to a rotor shaft of the synchronous machine to generate the excitation current by rectifying an excitation three-phase voltage generated by the main excitation machine and to regulate the current strength of the excitation current supplied to the rotor of the synchronous machine.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170163125

Electric machine with improved cooling

An electric machine includes a housing having a first hollow cylinder-shaped housing element for guidance of a first cooling medium in a first axial direction, and a second hollow cylinder-shaped housing element in which the first housing element is arranged. Arranged in the first housing element is a hollow cylinder-shaped stator and a rotor which is mounted in the stator for rotation about a rotational axis. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170163040

Multi-generator power plant arrangement, energy supply network having a multi-generator power plant arrangement and method for distributing reactive power generation in a multi-generator power plant arrangement

A multi-generator power plant arrangement, energy supply network having a multi-generator power plant arrangement and method for distributing reactive power generation in a multi-generator power plant arrangement, is provided. A multi-generator power plant arrangement, and also a method for distributing reactive power generation in a multi-generator power plant arrangement, is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170162474

Cooling module and electronic device

The cooling module includes a heat sink for cooling a power component of an ultrasonic source and a resonance tube arranged between the ultrasonic source and the heat sink. The cooling module is designed to guide a stream of air flowing through the resonance tube in a circumferential predefined direction (e.g., in a direction along an inner circumference of the resonance tube). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170162470

Clamping assembly having a pressure element

A clamping assembly includes a configuration of mechanically clamped components disposed one on top of the other to form a stack. A clamping device generates a mechanical compressive force on the configuration of the components and a pressure element transmits the mechanical compressive force from the clamping device to the configuration. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170162344

Electrical switching device having parallel switching paths

A method for operating an electrical switching device and an electrical switching device are disclosed. In order to ensure reliable operation of an electrical switching device having parallel switching paths allocated to a phase, which have lower switching capacity in comparison to conventional parallel switching paths, the zero current crossings in the phase are detected and at least one switching mechanism, operatively connected to the switching paths, is actuated so that all parallel switching paths allocated to the phase open within a window of time which is in the phase relative to the zero current crossings.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170161654

System and method for calculating a productivity of an industrial installation

A method and a system for calculating a productivity of an industrial system consisting of system modules is provided. A markov model is stored for each system module, the markov model indicating the probabilities that a system module is in different operating states and indicating transition rates of state changes between the operating states of the respective system module for each operating state of the respective system module with a different productivity. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170161122

Method and device for implementing a transaction concept in opc ua by means of a timeout mechanism

In the opc ua request header, there exists the field “timeouthint”, by means of which the client can indicate the point in time from which the client is no longer interested in the result of an operation. When this time has expired, the server sends a response that the execution of the operation has been terminated. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170160706

Method for computer-aided installation control optimization using a simulation module

An interactive assistance system and method for computer-aided control optimization for a technical system is provided. For example, a gas or wind turbine, in particular for optimizing the action sequence or the control variables of the plant (e.g. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170159570

Pressure regulating device for a gas supply system of a gas turbine plant

A pressure regulating device for a gas supply system of a gas turbine plant, having a pressure reduction unit for reducing the pressure of an inflowing gas, in particular a combustion gas, a compressor system for compressing the in-flowing gas and connected in parallel to the pressure reduction unit, and a regulating valve arranged on the output side of the pressure reduction unit, via which valve the pressure reduction unit can be fluidically separated on the output side from the compressor system. A gas supply system for a gas turbine plant has a corresponding pressure regulating device and a method for pressure regulation of a gas, uses a gas supply system with a corresponding pressure regulating device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170159486

Method for validation of an investigated sensor and corresponding machine

A method and machine for validating an investigated sensor within a sensor group includes receiving sensor data from sensors of the sensor group measuring the same physical property, calculating a deviation of the sensor data received from the investigated sensor within the sensor group from sensor data reconstructed based on the sensor data received from all other sensors of the sensor group, and signaling a sensor fault of the investigated sensor if the calculated deviation is outside of a trusted range.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170159475

Turbomachine with an outer sealing and use of the turbomachine

A turbomachine having a stator with at least one stator component and a rotor with at least one rotatable rotor component. The stator component defines at least one wall of a cooling cavity with a high pressure area of the turbomachine and the stator and the rotor defining a working media fluid path, the working media fluid path being in a low pressure area of the turbomachine, whereby a pressure of the low pressure area is lower than a pressure of the high pressure area and the low pressure area and the high pressure area are separated by a sealing ring, the sealing ring being an annular ring with a diaphragm at an inner end of the annular ring.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170159468

Turbomachine with an ingestion shield and use of the turbomachine

A turbomachine, for instance a gas turbine or a steam turbine, has a stator with at least one stator component, a rotor with at least one rotor component, at least one working fluid channel for channeling a working fluid for driving the rotor, wherein the working fluid channel is bordered by the stator component and the rotor component, and a cavity located downstream of the stator component and upstream of the rotor component in respect of the flow of the working fluid in the working fluid channel. At least one heat shield is located in the cavity separating the cavity into a first cavity and a second cavity for reducing the working fluid ingress into the second cavity for protecting the stator component and/or the rotor component from an erosive attack of the working fluid.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170159260

Offshore support structure, offshore tower installation with the offshore support structure and offshore wind power plant with the offshore tower installation

An offshore support structure is provided, including at least one upper support structure section for supporting at least one functional device with a functional mass, at least one lower support structure section for founding the offshore support structure at a seabed of a sea and at least one transition support structure section which is arranged between the upper support structure section and the lower support structure section for physically connecting the upper support structures section and the lower support structure section. The lower support structure section forms a foundation of an offshore tower installation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170158931

Salt mixture

A mixture of inorganic nitrate salts may include sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate in certain proportions which can be used both for the storage of thermal energy and as heat transfer fluid, for example within concentrated solar power (csp) plants. Such mixture may be used, for example, in thermodynamic solar systems with point-focusing, receiver-type power towers using heliostat mirror geometries on-ground. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/08/17 / #20170158438

Storage facility for stackable goods and method for storing stackable goods

A storage facility for the storage of stackable goods, especially stackable postal item containers, includes at least one storage device and at least one stacking device. The at least one storage device includes storage locations. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170155648

Method and devices for running push-button configuration sessions

A method and a network node device run push-button configuration sessions within a heterogeneous network, ieee 1905.1, using a push button configuration mechanism that ensures that only one single new network node device is registered for a single push button key press event and thus overlapping push-button configuration sessions within a heterogeneous network are prevented. After finishing the push button configuration mode, the number of new nodes is checked. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170155301

Molded housing with a reinforcement element

A molded housing for a machine includes a shaft, a first region, a second region, and a third region, a first passage for the shaft and a second passage. The first passage includes a first molded edge and the second passage includes a second molded edge. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170155233

Subsea switchgear

A subsea switchgear for switching the power supply to plural subsea loads includes a subsea enclosure, to allow the deployment of the subsea switchgear at a subsea location; a power input for receiving ac electrical power from a power source; at least two power outputs for giving out ac electrical power; and a power distribution bus for distributing the received ac electrical power to the at least two power outputs. In at least one embodiment, between each power output and the power distribution bus, a contactor is connected which is controllable to connect or disconnect the respective power output from the power distribution bus.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170155232

Arrangement comprising a switch for switching powers

An arrangement includes a switch including a plurality of connectable modules. A first module is a connection module, electrical connections running into an interior, starting from the connection module for connection purposes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170153615

Method and apparatus for automatic recognizing similarities between perturbations in a network

A method and apparatus for automatic recognition of similarities between perturbations in a network, the apparatus includes a memory unit for storing a first data array of multiple perturbation data snapshots each recorded in response to a perturbation observed in the network; a generation unit adapted to generate by machine learning a data model of perturbations trained on the first data array, wherein the trained data model provides a latent vector representation for each of the perturbations; a recording unit adapted to record a perturbation data snapshot if a perturbation is observed during operation of said network and adapted to provide a corresponding second data array for the recorded perturbation data snapshot; and a processing unit adapted to derive a latent vector representation for the observed perturbation from the second data array using the trained data model of perturbations.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170153276

Automated accuracy adjustment of voltage divider

A method, an adjusting tool system and an accuracy adjustment system are provided for faster and more reliable adjustment of a hv-divider. A secondary unit includes a plurality of electronic components for adjusting a dividing ratio of the voltage divider. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170152866

Stator vane system usable within a gas turbine engine

A stator assembly (10) usable in a gas turbine engine (12) and configured to restrain inner and outer endwalls (14, 16) to limit deflection and prevent clearance loss relative to adjacent blade rotor disks (18) is disclosed. The stator assembly (10) may be formed from a plurality of stator vanes (20) with inner and outer endwalls (14, 16) that are coupled together with a first radially outer tie bar (22). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170151696

Mould and method to build up a blade

Manufacturing a blade by arranging a plurality of layers are in a mould. A matrix material is injected, through an inlet which is partly integrated into an inner surface of the mould, into the plurality of layers injecting the matrix material.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

06/01/17 / #20170150906

Method and system for determination of physiological activity signals

In a method and apparatus for determining a physiological activity signal in a subject using various movement sensors that each transmit a temporal movement signal, a physiological reference signal is determined from the various movement signals that best depicts a physiological movement of the subject, the movement sensor that generates the physiological reference signal is identified as a physiological reference sensor, at least one physiological addition signal is determined from the temporal movement signals that is similar to the physiological reference signal up to a limit, and the physiological reference signal and the at least one addition signal are added to form the physiological activity signal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170142844

Device for plasma coating and method for coating a printed circuit board

A device and method for plasma coating printed circuit boards populated with components are disclosed. A workpiece carrier that is already conventional in electronics manufacturing for holding the printed circuit boards during a plasma coating may be inserted into a sealable chamber, and a plasma coating process may be performed in the chamber, with the printed circuit boards mounted in the workpiece carrier. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170142148

Method and system for obtaining and analyzing forensic data in a distributed computer infrastructure

A system for obtaining and analyzing forensic data in a distributed computer infrastructure. The system includes a plurality of computing devices and at least one monitoring unit, which are connected to each other via a communication network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170142145

Computation apparatus and method for identifying attacks on a technical system on the basis of events of an event sequence

A computing device is proposed for detecting attacks on a technical system based on events of an event sequence is provided. The computing device has a receiving unit for receiving the event sequence which includes a plurality of events, wherein an attack is determined by a specific sequence in the events in the received event sequence, and a checking unit for checking the received event sequence based on a main event which is contained in the specific sequence in events, wherein the checking unit is additionally designed to carry out a pattern recognition in the received event sequence based on the specific sequence in events if the main event has occurred. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170141661

Cage rotor

A cage rotor of an asynchronous machine includes radially closed or partially opened slot recesses. Arranged in the slot recesses are conductor bars which are fixed in the slot recesses by a metal foam. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170141559

Method and protection device for monitoring a circuit breaker in an electrical power supply network

A method monitors a circuit breaker in an electrical power supply network, in which one section of the electrical power supply network is monitored in respect of the occurrence of a fault. Upon detection of a fault in the monitored section, a trigger signal is output to a circuit breaker bordering the section, and a switch-fault signal indicating a fault upon opening the circuit breaker is generated if a continuous current flow through the circuit breaker is detected after the trigger signal is output. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170141511

Connector part of a subsea connector

A connector part of a subsea connector adapted to be mated with a second part of the subsea connector by application of a mating force. The connector part has at least a first contact configured for engagement with a respective second contact of the second connector part for establishing a connection. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170141507

Connector part of a subsea connector

A connector part of a subsea connector, in particular an rov mateable subsea connector, adapted to be mated with a second part of the subsea connector. The connector part includes at least a first contact configured for engagement with a respective second contact of the second connector part for establishing a connection. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170141070

Clamping assembly having a spring system

A clamping assembly includes a configuration of mechanically clamped components that lie on top of one another to form a stack, a spring system and a clamping device for generating a mechanical compressive force onto the configuration of the components. The spring system is a spring plate formed by a multiplicity of plate spring elements that are disposed adjacent each other and are connected to each other. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170140882

Holding device for receiving switching elements for a command and alert device

A holding device for receiving switching elements for a command and alert device, with a first housing portion in which a recess for receiving an actuator of a command and alert device is arranged, and with a second housing portion arranged on the first housing portion and which continues the recess of the first housing portion, where guide rails for guiding transmission elements are formed in the housing portions, and where the transmission elements transmit an actuation of the actuator to a switching element.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170140872

Capacitor support system

A capacitor support system includes a support structure configured to support at least one capacitor and a pressure generating module configured to generate a pressure on the at least one capacitor. The pressure generating module includes a bearing plate, a transmission plate, and at least one plate shaped leaf spring provided between the bearing plate and the pressure transmission plate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170138996

Differential protection method and differential protection device

A differential protection method generates a fault signal which indicates that a fault has occurred at an electrical component of an energy supply network. Differential current values and stabilization values are formed from current measurement values at different measurement points of the component and the fault signal is generated if a measured value pair, formed from one of the differential current values and the respectively associated stabilization value, lies in a predetermined tripping range. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170138623

Zonal demand control ventilation for a building

A method for operating an air handling unit of an hvac system. The method includes opening an outside air flow control device to enable breathing air flow during a high outdoor air time period to a first zone having a first number of occupants and a second zone having a second number of occupants that is less than the first number of occupants. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170138340

Rotor blade with noise reduction means

A rotor blade for a wind turbine is provided. The rotor blade includes a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge section with a leading edge, and a trailing edge section with a trailing edge. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170138269

Method and apparatus for purging and/or sealing at least one burner of a gas turbine plant

A purging and/or sealing apparatus for conveying a purging and/or sealing fluid to at least one burner of a gas turbine plant. The purging and/or sealing apparatus has a pressure accumulator and a heating device, wherein the pressure accumulator is connected to the at least one burner via a first fluid line, with the heating device connected therebetween. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170138259

Gas turbine generator cooling

A gas turbine system with a compressor, a combustion chamber, a turbine, and a generator which is driven by the turbine is provided. A cooling air line is connected to a housing of the generator, wherein cooling air can be supplied to the interior of the generator via the cooling air line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170137039

Vehicle, in particular rail vehicle, with a passenger region and a luggage region

A vehicle, in particular a rail vehicle, includes a passenger region and a luggage region. The passenger region and the luggage region are separate and at least one luggage input device for transferring luggage from the passenger region into the luggage region, and at least one luggage output device for transferring luggage from the luggage region into the passenger region are provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170137038

Height-adjustable step platform for a rail vehicle

A passenger rail vehicle includes at least one linearly movable step platform which is disposed in a boarding region of the rail vehicle and is used to bridge a gap in the horizontal direction between the boarding region of the rail vehicle and a station platform. The step platform includes a front section which forms part of a step surface of the step platform. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170136909

Establishing a charging connection and an associated communication connection

A device and method is provided that establishes a charging connection and a communication connection between a charging station and a vehicle, the vehicle having a first charging device and a first communication device, the charging station having a second charging device and a second communication device. The first charging device is positioned with respect to the second charging device in a way that energy for charging a battery of the vehicle is transmitted via the charging connection, and an orientation of the second communication device with respect to the first communication device, is such that the communication connection can carry out a wireless exchange of information in a way that reception of the information by a further communication device is prevented. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/18/17 / #20170136556

Milling device and method for milling within a slot

A milling device is provided, having a milling tool that rotates about a tool rotation axis, wherein the milling device has a slide, and in that the milling tool is held on a pivot axis that extends transversely, in particular perpendicular, to the tool rotation axis and through the slide, wherein the slide is designed and the position of the milling tool is selected such that, during milling, a traversing movement is effected by manually moving the slide and advance is effected by pivoting the milling tool about the pivot axis. Also provided is a method for milling within a slot of a component, in particular within a blade root receiving slot of a turbomachine, using a milling device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170134342

Data network of a device, in particular a vehicle

A data network of a device, in particular a vehicle, has a set of device-internal nodes, at least one ring in which ring-internal nodes of the set are networked in a ring topology, and at least one interface unit for establishing a connection between at least one ring-external node and the ring. A generic data network has at least one ring and enables secure operation and simple management that can be used flexibly. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170134011

Continuously variable saturable shunt reactor

A continuously variable saturable shunt reactor includes a laminated core having two wound limbs for each phase connected by yokes. A network winding branch is disposed on each limb, high-voltage ends of winding branches of a phase are connected to a phase conductor and low-voltage ends of winding branches are connected to a dc voltage source, to reduce power of the dc voltage sources, degree of distortion of the operating current and control error, and to reduce the number of dc voltage sources. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170133949

Converter for outputting reactive power, and method for controlling said converter

A converter outputs reactive power and has three phase branches connected to a phase of an alternating voltage source. Each of the phase branches has a phase module with a series circuit containing two-pole sub modules. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170133924

Sub-module of a modular braking unit, braking unit, and method for operating the braking unit

A sub-module of a modular braking unit that is connected to a dc transmission network. Each sub-module has an inverse diode, and a storage capacitor connected in parallel with the inverse diode via a free-wheeling diode. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170133834

Transient protection for multi-terminal hvdc grid

A method and a device provide protection for a multi-terminal hvdc grid against faults. The method includes measuring a dc displacement voltage having a polarity and a value, determining if a short circuit fault exists by comparing the dc displacement voltage with a threshold displacement voltage and identifying a fault type based on the polarity and the value of the dc displacement voltage. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170133327

Electric module comprising a tensioning device

An electrical module includes at least one electrical component and at least one hollow body which is filled or can be filled with a medium, particularly a fluid. The hollow body exerts a pressing force, dependent on the prevailing internal pressure in the interior of the hollow body, onto the at least one component of the module. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170133181

Avoiding incorrect orientations of a drive rod of a power switch

A power switch includes a vacuum interrupter held in a pole shell including a fixed contact and a moving contact, and a drive rod embodied in an electrically insulating fashion in order to apply a driving movement of a switch drive to the moving contact in order to open and close the contact system of the vacuum interrupter. Furthermore, a method is disclosed for avoiding incorrect orientations of the drive rod of such a power switch. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170132054

Method and apparatus for generating a fault tree

A method and apparatus for generating a fault tree for a failure mode of a multi-mode system which includes a plurality of system components, the method includes the steps of providing component fault tree elements of the system components, wherein each component fault tree element includes at least one component fault tree mode element, representing a failure-relevant operation mode of the respective system component; selecting at least one component fault tree mode element representing a system state of the system; and generating the fault tree by incorporating the selected component fault tree mode elements the generated fault tree representing a failure behaviour of a system state of the system.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170131161

Drive unit, method and device for determining a torque

A drive, method and a device for determining the torque of a shaft, wherein gear wheels engaged with one another in a gearbox serve to apply an axial force to the shaft, where the axial force is induced by helical teeth of the gear wheels, the axial force of the shaft is determined using a force sensor and/or a position sensor, and where the torque is determined arithmetically from the measured axial force such that a static and dynamic measurement of the torque on the shaft can be advantageously performed.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170130961

Silo combustion chamber for a gas turbine

A silo combustion chamber for a gas turbine having a flame tube having an inner wall and flame tube base delimiting a combustion chamber; an outer wall surrounding the inner wall, forming a cavity; an annular chamber at least partly surrounding the outer wall and a number of supply lines fluidically coupled to the hot side of a heat exchanger during operation of the turbine; a number of burners, each of which opens into the combustion chamber on the outlet side through an opening in the flame tube base. The oxygen supply is fluidically connected to the annular chamber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170130655

Gas-turbine system

A gas-turbine system of a power plant, the system having: a compressor; an annular combustion chamber having a burner; and a turbine coupled to the compressor. The gas turbine system has a bypass line for compressed air, the line bypassing the burner and having a flow connection parallel thereto.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170130598

Turbine airfoil cooling system with spanwise extending fins

A cooling system (10) for a turbine airfoil (12) of a gas turbine engine is disclosed, whereby the cooling system (10) includes spanwise extending midflow blockers (14) positioned within one or more cooling channels (16) to maintain an internal through flow channel mach number. One or more cooling channels (16) may have a larger cross-sectional area proximate to an outer end (18) of the airfoil (12) than at an inner end. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170130594

Gas turbine

A gas turbine has a compressor, a central housing, at least one combustion chamber, an expansion turbine, and a heat exchanger. Each combustion chamber is fluidically connected to the expansion turbine via an inner housing which is guided through the interior of the central housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170130393

Carbon fibers having a modified surface, method for modify-ing a carbon fiber surface, and use of the carbon fiber

Carbon fibers that can be used for carbon-fiber composite plastics are disclosed. A carbon fiber may include a thin but hard plasma coating with amorphous, i.e., vitreous, siloxane on the carbon fiber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/11/17 / #20170129507

Rail vehicle

A rail vehicle includes a device compartment for accommodating a device, a protective flap for protecting the device compartment, and a decorative flap at least partially hiding or covering the protective flap. The decorative flap has a lower degree of rigidity or stiffness than the protective flap.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170126429

Subsea communication adapter

A subsea communication adapter for providing communication between a first subsea unit including a communication interface operating according to a first communication method and a second subsea unit including a communication interface operating according to a second communication method is provided. The subsea communication adapter includes a first communication interface operating according to the first communication method and a second communication interface operating according to the second communication method. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170126334

Subsea communication device

A subsea communication device is configured for data communication with a topside device over a first communication link. The subsea communication device includes a plurality of second interface units for data communication with plural subsea units over second communication links which are point-to-point communication links. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170126209

Bus coupler for coupling field devices

A bus coupler for coupling field devices to a superordinate bus system includes an impedance converter arranged in a series circuit with a terminating resistor between a signal input and a field device output to enable a comprehensive diagnosis option separately for each transmission line and the connected field device, wherein the terminating resistor assumes the function of a line terminating resistor and a current limitation, and where a controllable reference voltage source enables the maximum output current to be defined and the output shut off.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170126144

Commutating circuit

A commutating circuit for an electronic power converter has a first switching device, by which the electronic power converter can be electrically bridged, and a circuit part for limiting the size of the time-related voltage change of a voltage present on the first switching device. The circuit part limits the time-related voltage variation.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170126141

Switched-mode power supply unit

A switched-mode power supply unit includes at least two llc resonant converters connected in parallel and which each include a test circuit that generates a respective test signal that is proportionate to the transmitted current of the associated llc resonant converter, wherein each respective test signal is supplied to a load controller that modifies at least one switching frequency of an llc resonant converter such that the test signals converge so as to allow the current or load to be accurately split when a plurality of llc resonant converters is connected in parallel.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170126139

Cross regulation circuit for multiple outputs and cross regulation method thereof

A cross regulation circuit for multiple outputs, includes an input end and at least two output ends. A first output end of the at least two output ends is connected to a feedback circuit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170125994

Subsea screen connection assembly

A subsea screen connection assembly configured to electrically couple a subsea cable having an earth screen, the earth screen at least partially surrounding a cable core, to a subsea device. The subsea connection assembly has a connector body configured to be electrically connected to the subsea device and a clamping element configured to at least partially surround the earth screen of the subsea cable in a circumferential direction and to apply a clamping force in a radial direction to the at least partially surrounded earth screen of the subsea cable, the inner diameter of the clamping element being adjustable, and the clamping element configured to electrically connect the earth screen to the connector body.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170123770

Method for checking invariants in parallel programs

A method is provided for checking invariants in parallel programs using dynamic instrumentation. Invariants are provided in the source code as conventional functions and can be activated or deactivated by a user. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170123481

Switch mode power supply unit having a web interface

A switch mode power supply unit having a plurality of output channels and a web interface for connection to a communications network, where the switch mode power supply unit includes a real time ethernet controller which is connected to a control of the switch mode power supply unit and is equipped as a web server such that, a plurality of operating parameters of the switch mode power supply unit can be set and/or displayed in real time via the web interface such that the switch mode power supply unit can he configured and monitored via the communications network, while ensuring that any changes to the configuration are immediately effective.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170123387

Method for computer-aided control of an automation system

A method for computer-aided control of an automation system is provided by use of a digital simulation model which simulates the automation system and which is specified by a number parameters comprising a number of configuration parameters) describing the configuration of the automation system and a number of state parameters describing the operational state of the automation system. Simulated operation runs of the automation system based on the simulation model can be performed with the aid of a computer, where a simulation run predicts a number of performance parameters of the automation system.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170123007

Method and apparatus for detecting interturn faults, and electrical machine

An apparatus for detecting interturn faults inside a rotor winding of a rotating electrical machine with a measuring device. The measuring device has at least two measuring coils oriented differently in space such that, in the case of a measuring device oriented with respect to the rotor winding, a voltage is induced inside the first measuring coil by a first directional component of the magnetic flux density b of the rotating electrical machine and a different voltage is induced inside the further measuring coil by a further directional component of this magnetic flux density b, which directional component differs from the first directional component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170122129

System and method for load balancing of intermittent renewable energy for an electricity grid

A system and method for load balancing of intermittent renewable energy for an electricity grid includes a production unit for producing hydrogen and nitrogen, a mixing unit to receive and mix the hydrogen and the nitrogen, an ammonia source for receiving and processing the hydrogen-nitrogen mixture, an ammonia power generator for generating energy for the energy grid, a hydrogen injection system for extracting a hydrogen portion from a stage of the system and for adding extracted hydrogen to the gas stream to be provided to the ammonia power generator, and a hydrogen control system for controlling a flow rate of hydrogen from the hydrogen injection system to the gas stream to be provided to the ammonia power generator, the flow rate determined in accordance with a data set which contains information about actual working conditions of the ammonia power generator and which is received by the hydrogen control system.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170122125

Method for managing a gas turbine assembly at low speed and corresponding gas turbine assembly

A method manages a gas turbine assembly during start up or shut down, the gas turbine assembly including a twin shaft gas turbine having an input shaft and an output shaft and a speed sensor for measuring a speed of the output shaft, the gas turbine assembly further having a rotor mounted on said output shaft and provided with at least a dry gas seal for preventing leakage of a process gas. The method includes monitoring the speed of the output shaft, and in parallel, reducing or increasing the speed of the input shaft after the monitored speed of the output shaft has remained above zero and below a predefined slow roll speed limit for a predefined acceptable time.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170122112

Controlling cooling flow in a cooled turbine vane or blade using an impingement tube

An airfoil for a gas turbine having an outer shell with an inner volume and an inner shell arranged within the inner volume of the outer shell, wherein the inner shell has an aerodynamic profile having an inner nose section and an inner tail section. A first cooling channel and a second cooling channel merge into a common cooling channel at an inner tail section. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170122110

Segmented turbine blade squealer tip and cooling method

Gas turbine engine blade squealer tips incorporate cooling slots formed in the suction side rail downstream of the leading edge for directing cooling gas flow along an inside edge of the squealer tip pressure side rail. Some embodiments incorporate a tip fin on the suction side rail proximal a cooling slot. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170121127

Transporting element for a distributing conveyor of a sorter of a sorting installation

A transport element for a distributing conveyor of a sorter of a sorting installation of a sorting system for sorting articles includes at least one first transport surface, which can be pivoted on both sides about an axis (“tilting axis”) in a transport direction of the transport element and is intended for accommodating at least one article which is to be sorted, and at least one second transport surface, which is inclined about an axis (“axis of inclination”) in the transport direction of the transport element and is intended for accommodating at least one article which is to be sorted. The at least one first transport surface, which can be pivoted on either side, is disposed above the at least one second, inclined transport surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170120460

Warning method and robot system

A method for warning a person in a working area about at least one first robot, and a robot system that includes the at least one first robot, wherein the movement of the robot in a future working interval is predicted, a determination is made as to whether a working area segment will be passed over by the robot in a first or second time period, a first or second visual warning is emitted in accordance with when the working area segment will be passed over, and the first or second visual warnings are respectively emitted onto a floor segment that is assigned to a respective working area segment.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170120186

Device and method for separating carbon dioxide from a gas stream, in particular from a flue gas stream, comprising a cooling water system

A device for separating carbon dioxide from a gas stream, in particular from a flue gas stream, includes an absorber for separating the carbon dioxide from the gas stream by means of a washing medium, a desorber which is fludically connected to the absorber to release the absorbed carbon dioxide from the washing medium, a gas cooler which is fludically connected upstream of the absorber to cool the gas stream, and a processing unit which is connected downstream of the gas cooler and which is equipped and designed to clean water from the gas cooler. A method separates carbon dioxide from a gas stream.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170120185

Method and device for separating carbon dioxide from a gas stream and for removing degradation products in the washing medium by photolytic decomposition

A method for separating carbon dioxide from a gas stream, in particular from a flue gas stream, wherein, a gas stream is brought into contact with a washing medium in an absorber of a separation device and the carbon dioxide contained in the gas stream is separated; the charged washing medium is supplied to a desorber of the separation device to release the carbon dioxide; a vapor stream is removed from the desorber and is supplied to a cooling unit to form a condensate; degradation products, in particular nitrosamines, contained in at least a partial stream of the condensate are photolytically decomposed to decomposition products; at least the decomposition products, in particular nitrites and amines, are removed; and at least a partial stream of the condensate is returned to the desorber. A corresponding separation device separates carbon dioxide from a gas stream.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

05/04/17 / #20170120184

Method for cleaning a waste gas from a metal reduction process

Gaseous perfluorocarbons in a waste gas are adsorbed by an adsorption device. Subsequently a decomposition of the perfluorocarbons takes place with formation of hydrogen fluoride. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170117797

Module for a converter and method for controlling fault currents in a converter

A module for a converter includes submodules, a first coupling inductor and a second coupling inductor which is activatable in the event of a fault. A method for controlling fault currents in a converter is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170117162

Method for mounting an electrical component, wherein a hood is used, and hood suitable for use in said method

A method for mounting an electrical component to a substrate may include mounting the component onto the substrate, forming a cover including a thermally softenable or hardenable material and a contacting structure defined by integrated conductor paths, mounting the cover onto a mounting side of the substrate and onto the component mounted on the substrate, such that (a) the cover laterally traverses the component, (b) first contact surfaces of the contacting structure engage with the substrate at a first joining level defined at the mounting side of the substrate, and (c) second contact surfaces of the contacting structure engage with the component at a second joining level at the top side of the component, the second joining level being different than the first joining level. After assembling the components, joining connections at the first and second joining levels may be completed by a temperature or pressure based joining process. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170117095

Electrical coil device having at least two coils and method for production

A method for producing an electrical coil device may include winding a strip conductor into a coil winding and subsequently dividing the coil winding into at least two partial coils by at least one cut through the coil winding, wherein the strip conductor remains connected as a doubly contiguous loop by existing remaining connections in the end regions of the strip conductor. An electric coil device is also disclosed, which includes at least two partial coils from a higher-level doubly contiguous strip conductor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170117080

Support device of an active part of a current transformer

A support device of an active part of a current transformer includes a plurality of insulating support legs which are composed of an electrically insulating material and which are constructed to carry the active part and to be supported on a housing base of a housing of the current transformer. A longitudinal axis of each insulating support leg forms a non-zero support angle with the direction of gravitational force or the vertical. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170116387

Biopsy-free detection and staging of cancer using a virtual staging score

A method for predicting a cancer staging score from medical image data includes receiving patient data for a plurality of patients, where patient data for each of the plurality of patients includes one or more of an image volume of a suspected tumor in an organ, blood test data, demographic data, and ground truth tumor staging scores for the suspected tumor in the organ, extracting features from the patient data, and using the features extracted from the patient data to train a classifier to predict a cancer staging score for a new patient from one or more of an image volume of a suspected tumor in the organ, patient blood test data and patient demographic data of that new patient.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170115121

Signposting system and pathfinding method

A method is disclosed for pathfinding in a building, wherein a user of a mobile terminal uses multiple navigation points installed in the building to determine a path to a desired destination in the building. The pathfinding uses the principle of next-hop forwarding used in routing protocols. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170114671

Gas turbine exhaust system

A power generation system (10). Stationary and rotatable blades (34, 37) are positioned about a rotor (8) to receive exhaust gas (46) from a combustor (6) and to impart an axial velocity component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/27/17 / #20170114643

Rotor having axially secured support ring

A rotor, in particular a gas turbine rotor, having a plurality of rotor disks which each have an axial through-opening and which are axially tensioned by at least one tension rod which extends through the through-openings and which are combined to form at least one rotor disk unit, wherein there abuts the outer diameter of the tension rod at least one support ring which is in engagement with one of the rotor disks and via which the tension rod is supported on the rotor disk. At least one securing element is provided for axially securing the at least one support ring. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170110977

Medium voltage hybrid multilevel converter and method for controlling a medium voltage hybrid multilevel converter

A multilevel converter includes a power supply assembly with a plurality of phases, and a power cell assembly with first power cells and second power cells. The first power cells and second power cells have a same topology and a same current rating, and supply power to the plurality of phases of the power supply assembly. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170110924

Rotor cap for electric generators

A rotor cap for an electric generator, e.g., a high-speed turbogenerator, is disclosed, along with a production method for such rotor cap. The rotor cap is at least partially made of fiber-reinforced plastic material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170110921

Electric machine

An electric machine may include at least one stator and at least one rotor mounted to rotate relative to the stator, the stator and/or the rotor including at least one electrically conductive conductor winding, wherein at least some sections of the at least one electrically conductive conductor winding are formed from nano-scale carbon structures combined into at least one textile structure, or include nano-scale carbon structures combined into at least one textile structure.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170110274

Electric switch having an electromagnetic actuator

A method is disclosed for operating an electric switch having at least one movable switch contact, movable by a movable armature of an electromagnetic actuator to switch the switch on and off, a spring device arranged between the movable switch contact and the armature and, in order to move the armature from a starting position to an armature end position, a magnetic flux being generated in an exciter winding of the actuator by an exciter current being fed into the exciter winding. According to an embodiment and taking into account a position data set which specifies the respective armature position as a function of magnetomotive values and flux values, an armature position—called the contact strike armature position below—is determined at which the switch contacts meet each other during the closing operation, before the armature reaches the armature end position.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170109223

Maintenance system and method for analyzing functional failures of a system

A method for analyzing functional failures of a technical system using a processor to compute a meta data model, including the following steps is provided. A first step of gathering at least one failure mode for each component of a system dataset describing the technical system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170109219

Maintenance system and method for a reliability centered maintenance

A method for a reusable reliability centered maintenance of a technical system is provided, by executing the following steps: in a first step the meta data model is segmented in three sections to structure datasets of at least one database, wherein the first section comprises a collaborative dataset about components and at least one dominant failure mode associated with the components, the second section comprises a reusable dataset about at least one preventive maintenance task, the third section comprises a product dataset. In a second step at least one component instance is created for the third section by selecting at least one component of the components to describe said technical system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170108888

Converter for symmetrical reactive power compensation, and a method for controlling same

A converter for symmetrical reactive power compensation has phase legs whose associated phases of a three-phase ac voltage network can be connected and are interconnected in an insulated star connection. The first phase leg is devoid of sub modules. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170108834

Human programming interfaces for machine-human interfaces

A system for interacting with humans in an automation environment includes an automation system machine, one or more processors and a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium in operable communication with the processors. The computer-readable storage medium comprises one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processors to select a human from a plurality of humans working in the automation environment; retrieve information related to the human using a human programming interface (hpi); and perform one or more actions with the automation system machine based on the information related to the human.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170108224

Burner, gas turbine having such a burner, and fuel nozzle

A burner having a plurality of pre-mixing chambers each having a fuel nozzle for two fuels, the fuel nozzle has a fuel lance extending in a flow direction, in which fuel lance first outlet openings for a first fuel are introduced. The fuel lance is surrounded by an outer pipe having at least one second outlet opening for a second fuel, the first outlet openings oriented radially and the second outlet opening oriented axially, a flow cross-section is formed between the fuel lance and the inside of the pre-mixing chamber and vortex generators are arranged on the fuel lance. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170107976

Determining a deflection of a rotor blade of a wind turbine

A method is provided for determining a deflection of a rotor blade of a wind turbine including the following steps: fixing at least one electrical conductor loop via fixing points to at least one surface of the rotor blade, wherein the at least one electrical conductor loop is arranged such that due to the deflection of the rotor blade an extension of the at least one conductor loop is forced between at least two of the fixing points, the extended electrical conductor loop keeps closed if the deflection of the rotor blade is below the defined threshold, the extended conductor loop opens if the deflection of the rotor blade is beyond the defined threshold. Further an arrangement, a sensor, a rotor blade and a wind turbine are also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170107971

Noise reducer for a wind turbine blade

A noise reducing wind turbine blade is disclosed. The wind turbine blade includes a blade body having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a suction side, and a pressure side. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170107912

Variable power limit control for gas turbines

A method for operating a gas turbine plant having a gas turbine and an electric generator driven by the gas turbine. The method includes detecting an instantaneous power of the gas turbine plant; comparing the detected instantaneous power with a power limit value; and limiting the instantaneous power when the result of the comparison is that the detected instantaneous power is equal to or greater than the power limit value. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170107833

Gas turbine engine with a transition duct and corresponding method of manufacturing a transition duct

A gas turbine engine having a combustor, turbine and transition duct to channel hot gas from combustor to turbine. The transition duct has an internal surface on which the hot gas impinges causing a varying temperature profile. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/20/17 / #20170105601

Method and system for calculating resected tissue volume from 2d/2.5d intraoperative image data

A method and system for calculating a volume of resected tissue from a stream of intraoperative images is disclosed. A stream of 2d/2.5d intraoperative images of resected tissue of a patient is received. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170104429

Method to control a wind power installation

A method to control a wind power installation is provided. The wind power installation includes a generator and a converter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170104391

Increasing the apparent power of gas-cooled turbogenerators by way of increased pressure in the housing

Provided is an improved shaft seal and/or modifications of the outer housing, an air-cooled generator can be modified in such a way that it can be operated at an overpressure and a higher power output can be achieved. Disclosed is a first embodiment of the invention for increasing gas pressure in a generator through use of shaft seals; a second embodiment of the invention for increasing gas pressure in a generator through use of reinforcing elements; and a third embodiment of the invention for increasing gas pressure in a generator through use of outer housing thickness.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170104381

Isothermal support and vacuum container for superconducting windings in rotary machines

A rotary machine, e.g., a synchronous machine, may include cold superconducting windings arranged in a warm soft-magnetic rotor body. Two adjacent windings may be arranged between every two adjacent soft-magnetic pole bodies and fastened by support elements in a common pair of vacuum containers in order to achieve thermal insulation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170104366

Method and control device for controlling an electrical grid

An electrical grid, using physical operating data of the electrical grid a current operating status of the electrical grid is determined by way of a network model of the electrical grid is provided. A first grid component is controlled as a function of a control signal by a regulator with a grid-component-internal control circuit which is adjustable via control parameters. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170104329

Subsea power distribution system and method

A subsea power distribution system is provided. The subsea power distribution system includes a power input for receiving electrical power at a first voltage level and an input transformer coupled to the power input and adapted to transform received electrical power to a second voltage level which is lower than the first voltage level. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170102313

Cartridge for a magnetic flow cytometer, a magnetic flow cytometer, and method for analysing a sample with such a cartridge

The invention relates to a cartridge (1) for a magnetic flow cytometer, mainly extending in a x-y-plane, with an inlet (2) for injecting a sample (15) into the cartridge (1), a blister (3) for a buffer solution (21) with magnetic markers to mark pregiven particles (16, 16′) of the sample (15), an outlet, and a fluid channel (9), the fluid channel (9) comprising a first part that connects the inlet (2) with the blister (3) and a second part that connects the first part with the outlet, wherein the second part of the fluid channel (9) comprises an enrichment zone (5) with mechanical guiding structures to focus marked particles (16, 16′) of the sample (15) in a predetermined subsection of the fluid channel (9) and a measuring zone (6) between the enrichment zone (5) and the outlet, the measuring zone (6) comprising a magnetic field sensor (14) in the predetermined subsection of the fluid channel (9) in order to provide simplified and accelerated means for measuring particles, in particular concentrations of particles, of a sample.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170102004

Compressor aerofoil and corresponding compressor rotor assembly

A compressor aerofoil for a turbine engine, having a suction surface wall and a pressure surface wall meeting at a leading edge and trailing edge, a tip plate extends between the walls and has a first and a second tip rib extending therefrom. At least one of the first and second tip rib has a height extending from the tip plate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170101901

Method for operating a steam turbine

The invention relates to a method for operating a steam turbine, the steam turbine being accelerated to a nominal speed by a device, such as, for example, a gas turbine or a generator. The steam turbine is charged with steam only when the steam has certain steam parameters, until the steam has reached the certain steam parameters, where the steam turbine is accelerated to a rated speed by the device.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170101872

Blade for a gas turbine and method of cooling the blade

A blade with an airfoil profile for a gas turbine includes at least two opposite walls enclosing the inner part of the blade which form cooling channels and method of cooling the blade with a reduced cooling fluid flow rate at a side towards the bottom part of the blade in comparison to the side at the top part, wherein the airfoil profile extends from a bottom to a top part of the blade and at least one direct cooling fluid inlet is arranged at the bottom part of the blade, where at least one set of ribs is respectively arranged on the two walls, extending from the respective wall into the inner part of the blade, forming cooling channels in-between ribs with a channel cross-section smaller at the side towards the bottom part of the blade compared to the side at the top part.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170101268

Sorting device for piece goods

A sorting device for piece goods includes a plurality of sorting cart elements each having at least one sorting element for receiving and dispensing the piece goods. In order to reduce the costs for the sorting device, the sorting device has at least one connecting cart element, which is free of sorting elements. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/13/17 / #20170100732

Cooling device for a spraying nozzle or spraying nozzle as-sembly with a cooling device for thermal spraying

The invention relates to a cooling device for a spraying nozzle, in particular for cold gas spraying, and to a spraying nozzle assembly equipped with such a cooling device. The spraying nozzle is surrounded by an enclosure forming the cooling device, wherein it is provided according to the invention that a cooling line within the enclosure forms a closed system which can be supplied with a cooling medium by way of an inlet and an outlet. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/06/17 / #20170098519

Connecting apparatus and electrical switch

A connecting apparatus is for connecting a first component to a second component in an interlocking manner. The first component includes a flexible limb having a latching lug which can latch with a projection on the second component in order to connect the first component to the second component in a releasable manner without using a tool. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/06/17 / #20170096936

Gas turbine assembly

A gas turbine assembly having a first shaft, a first compressor and a first turbine mounted on the first shaft, a combustor between the first compressor and the first turbine and a second shaft and a second turbine mounted on the second shaft, the second turbine having an inlet connected to an outlet of said first turbine. The gas turbine assembly further includes a third shaft on which an upstream compressor is mounted, the upstream compressor having an outlet which is connectable to an inlet of the first compressor.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/06/17 / #20170096914

Method for starting a steam turbine system

A method for starting a steam turbine system having a steam generator, a steam turbine which is connected to the steam generator and includes at least two turbine stages that, at the time of starting the steam turbine system, have different outlet temperatures, a condenser connected to the steam turbine and a consumer driven by the steam turbine, in which the steam generated in the steam generator is used to start the steam turbine, wherein, until the steam generated in the steam generator reaches a predetermined temperature that at least corresponds to the temperature requirement of the turbine stage with the higher outlet temperature, only the turbine stage with the lower outlet temperature is operated, and in that the turbine stage with the higher outlet temperature is brought on-line only once the predetermined temperature has been reached.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/06/17 / #20170095839

Sorting facility for items to be sorted with decentralized functional units for the detection of fault states

A sorting facility for items to be sorted, such as postal items, parcels, packages, baggage, suitcases, etc., includes carrying elements, conveyor paths at which the carrying elements are transported to target positions, to empty the items from a carrying element into a target position, a facility controller controlling movement of the carrying elements along the conveyor paths and emptying at the target positions, and a decentralized functional unit receiving process information regarding the conveyor paths and/or the carrying elements and, by comparison with nominal process information, detecting deviation from the nominal process information and reporting it to the controller. The functional units, which monitor the facility or surroundings, have computer-aided intelligence detecting and reporting deviations to the controller. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

04/06/17 / #20170095808

Titanium dioxide layer with improved surface properties

In a thermocatalytically active titanium dioxide coating, based on a sol-gel system, the titanium dioxide coating contains a structuring component and/or is produced by a structuring method.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170093838

Method and system for authenticating a surrounding web application by a web application that is to be embedded

A method and a system for authenticating a surrounding web application by a web application that is to be embedded, wherein it becomes possible for the web application that is to be embedded to identify the surrounding web application and for the surrounding web application to authenticate itself, where a high security standard is provided through storage and evaluation of the necessary key material in the respective. Web server because the key material itself is not transmitted, but only authentication messages for the local use of the key material are instead transmitted.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170093810

System and method for transmitting data relating to an object

A system for the transmission of data relating to an object includes a local computing unit assigned to the object, said local computing unit including data memory, an evaluation unit and an application. The application causes the evaluation unit to store data relating to the object in the data memory. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170093185

Circuit for balancing capacitor voltages at capacitors in a dc circuit

A circuit for balancing capacitor voltages at capacitors in a dc circuit includes a first circuit path having first and second capacitors connected in series between first and second potentials of a dc voltage of the dc circuit, with a first center tap arranged between the first and second capacitors. A second circuit path includes first and second switchable semiconductors and first and second balancing elements which are connected in series between the first and second potentials. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170093155

Systems, methods and apparatus for an improved aggregation engine for a demand response management system

Embodiments provide systems, methods and apparatus for effecting a demand response (dr) event by providing a demand response management system (drms) communicatively coupled to a plurality of participant sites, the drms including an aggregation engine having a rules-based function operative to generate an aggregation of the participant sites for a dr event using inclusion criteria that includes a custom field, wherein business objects (bos) are used to represent the participant sites and other related entities (e.g., participants, enrollments, service delivery points (sdps), etc.) and the bos store core characteristics of the participant sites and the other related entities in core fields, and wherein the custom field is associated with a bo but the definition and content of the custom field is stored external to the associated bo; generating the aggregation using the inclusion criteria; and executing the dr event on the aggregation. Numerous other aspects are provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170093083

Method for conditioning a section of a mating member

A method for conditioning at least a section of a mating member of a connector unit having the mating member and a corresponding receiving chamber with a cavity wall partially encasing a receiving cavity, including at least the steps of: using a mating force caused by a mate of the mating member and the receiving chamber to force an insulation medium housed in the receiving cavity of the receiving chamber to travel along a distribution path for the insulation medium, wherein the insulation medium exits the receiving cavity and re-enters the receiving cavity along the distribution path and conditioning at least the section of the mating member with the insulation medium while the insulation medium is bypassing the section of the mating member due to the mate of the mating member and the receiving chamber.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170093082

Connector part for use under water

A connector part which is a female connector part for engagement with a male connector part having a pin. A connector body has a front portion with an opening for receiving a pin of a male connector part. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170092012

Specification-based method for generating views in 3d reports

A system and method for augmenting an existing u3d file to include additional 3d functions/illustrations accessible by anyone who later accesses the file is based upon adding a “composer” to the system used to generate 3d pdf reports. The composer utilizes a high-level specification based on a new “additional data inclusion” (adi) file format that defines additional types of 3d information that can be added to the existing u3d file. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170091615

System and method for predicting power plant operational parameters utilizing artificial neural network deep learning methodologies

A system and method of predicting future power plant operations is based upon an artificial neural network model including one or more hidden layers. The artificial neural network is developed (and trained) to build a model that is able to predict future time series values of a specific power plant operation parameter based on prior values. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170091150

Template-based report generation system and method for incorporating active 3d active objects

A method and system for generating a high-level language (i.e., pdf) report with embedded 3d objects. The report is prepared by using an xml template where selected 3d objects are imported into the template and enabled to be activated and manipulated by persons viewing the report, without the need to utilize vendor-specific 3d software. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170090698

User interface and method for interactively selecting a display

A user interface, computer program, computer readable media and method arranges displays on a lateral surface of a cylinder, which displays can be easily viewed and selected by rotation about the axis of rotation of the cylinder. A user operates an input element for this purpose. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170090468

Method and system for error detection and monitoring for an electronically closed-loop or open-loop controlled machine part

In a method for error detection and monitoring an electronically closed-loop or open-loop controlled machine part, operating parameters and monitoring parameters of machine parts are recorded and stored. A comparison group of comparable machine parts and comparable operating parameters is determined based on the recorded and stored operating parameters and a machine part to be compared. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170090429

Controlling a target system

For controlling a target system, e.g. A gas or wind turbine or another technical system, a pool of control policies is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089569

Method for the combustion of an alloy of an electropositive metal

A method is provided for the combustion of an alloy of an electropositive metal using a fuel gas, wherein the electropositive metal may be selected from alkaline-, alkaline earth metals, aluminium and zinc, as well as mixtures thereof, and the alloy of the electropositive metal may inlcude at least two electropositive metals. According to the method, the alloy of the electropositive metal is combusted using the fuel gas.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089353

Adaptive blade tip seal assembly

A high-efficiency compressor section (10) for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The compressor section includes a vane carrier (12) adapted to hold ring segment assemblies (16) that provide optimized blade tip gaps (28,29) during a variety of operating conditions. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089352

Gas turbine compressor with adaptive blade tip seal assembly

A high-efficiency compressor section (10) for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The compressor section includes a vane carrier (12) adapted to hold ring segment assemblies (16) that provide optimized blade tip gaps (28,29) during a variety of operating conditions. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089266

Method and device to control a fuel split in a combustion device

A method, control unit and rotating machine for determining a fuel split setting value for adjusting a fuel split setting for a combustion device, the fuel split setting defining a relation between main fuel and pilot fuel. The method includes: retrieving a first information item correlated to heating value of supplied main fuel; retrieving a second information item correlated to combustor operating condition; retrieving at least one third information item representing stability of combustion; selecting a predefined pair of minimum and maximum boundary curves for the fuel split setting from a plurality of predefined pairs based on the first and second information items, the minimum and maximum boundary curves defining a band of fuel split settings permitted for a range of second information item values; determining the fuel split setting value within the selected pair of minimum and maximum boundary curves based on the third information item.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170089209

Method for assembling a stator stage of a gas turbine engine

A method for assembling a stator stage of a gas turbine engine and an adjustment pin to perform the assembly method to lock a vane segment in a central section of the stator stage. The method includes inserting an adjustment pin into a through hole wherein the adjustment pin includes two end sections, inserting at least one wall segment of the vane segment into a slot of a central section, rotating the adjustment pin so that the central section is correctly positioned in the stator stage, deforming a deformable part of the adjustment pin so that the now deformed part establishes a force fit with at least one segment of a corresponding structure of the central section and thereby locking the adjustment pin and thus the central section in a fixed position in the stator stage.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170088148

Transport device for transporting goods

A transport device for transporting goods includes at least one track and at least one transport vehicle which is configured to travel on the track and to transport the goods. The transport vehicle has at least one vehicle-side or on-board drive for moving the transport vehicle relative to the track. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170088111

Position determining method for a parking lock

A method for determining the position of a first actuating element of an electrical parking lock device of a motor vehicle, wherein the first actuating element is mounted on a spindle in an axially mobile manner, where the method includes a step in which the first actuating element is moved in an opening direction to a stop, the spindle is then rotated to move the first actuating element in a closing direction, the current input and the energy consumption of a driver are captured at this point, provision is then made for identifying a first reference point if the current input of the spindle drive increases or decreases by at least a first threshold value, the first reference point is assigned to the energy consumption that has been captured, where the first reference point corresponds to the first actuating element coming into contact with an actuating pawl:. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/30/17 / #20170087991

Non-rail bound vehicle with a laterally pivotable sliding strip arrangement of a current collector

A non-rail bound, electrically or hybrid-electrically driven vehicle has a current collector for feeding electric traction energy from an overhead line system. The current collector has a sliding strip that is brought into sliding contact with a contact wire of the overhead line system above a travel lane. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170085162

Cage rotor for an electric machine

A cage rotor for an electric machine may include a rotor core and an electrically conductive rotor cage arranged around the rotor core, wherein the rotor cage includes carbon nanotubes. An electric machine including such a cage rotor is also disclosed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170085151

Electric machine with improved bearing lubrication

An electric machine includes a rotatable hollow shaft having a first side and an opposite second side. The hollow shaft has an oil collecting area in which an internal diameter of the hollow shaft is greater than an internal diameter of the hollow shaft on the second side of the hollow shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170085085

Method and device for reducing voltage fluctuations in a supply network

Voltage fluctuations in a supply network are intended to be reduced efficiently and cost-effectively. According to the method, a current flowing into a load is measured and a corresponding current measurement signal is obtained. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170085071

Pressure compensator and electrical connection device

A pressure compensator for compensating volume variations of a medium. The pressure compensator has a first compensator part and a second compensator part. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170085023

Connector part of a connector unit

A connector part of a connector unit, wherein the connector unit has a male part and a female part, including at least one volume compensating arrangement with at least a first flexible layer and at least a first chamber. The at least first flexible layer at least partially encases the at least first chamber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170084409

Clutch mechanism for energy storage device in gas insulated circuit breaker and gas insulated circuit breaker thereof

A clutch mechanism includes a transmission shaft, driven by an output shaft of a motive power device; a clutch element, including an engagement end, in unidirectional transmission connection with the transmission shaft, and a meshing end; a push rod, passing through the clutch element and including a contact end and a fixed end connected to the transmission shaft; a gear shaft, including a transmission gear in transmission connection with the meshing end; a rotary element, surrounding the gear shaft in a rotatable fashion and including a transmission end and a drive end; and a restoring element, one end bearing against the transmission shaft and another end bearing against the output shaft; and a drive gear, in transmission connection with the gear shaft and provided in a circumferential direction with a drive portion capable of pushing the transmission end. A gas insulated circuit breaker including clutch mechanism is also disclosed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170084387

Electrical component

An electrical component includes a conductor having a plurality of conductor sections. The conductor sections are electrically short-circuited. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170084386

Dc compensation for high dc current in transformer

A system for compensating one or more dc components in an electrical system includes one or more sensors for sensing the one or more dc components. The system also includes one or more dc component controllers for generating one or more reference signals from one or more signals received from the one or more sensors. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170084371

Electric coil, apparatus having at least two subcoils and manufacturing method therefor

An electric coil apparatus has at least two subcoils from a superordinate doubly connected tape conductor. The coil apparatus has at least two conductor branches, each of the subcoils being wound from one of these conductor branches respectively. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170084367

Overvoltage arrester

Overvoltage arresters are used to protect against overvoltages in electrical energy transmission systems. An overvoltage arrester has a discharge column which extends along a longitudinal axis and is clamped in between end fittings by a plurality of tensile elements which radially surround the discharge column and are secured in the end fittings. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170084363

High-voltage bushing and method for the production thereof

A high-voltage bushing includes an insulating body disposed concentrically around a cylindrical winding support formed of electrically conductive material, and a sealing device for sealing a gap between the winding support and the insulating body. The sealing device includes a sealing element disposed in a circumferential sealing groove. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170084036

Registration of video camera with medical imaging

Intraoperative camera data is registered with medical scan data. The same salient features are located in both the medical scan data and the model from the camera data. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170083003

Functional 3-d: optimized lattice partitioning of solid 3-d models to control mechanical properties for additive manufacturing

A computer-implemented method of optimized lattice partitioning of solid 3-d models for additive manufacturing includes a computer receiving a 3-d model of an object to be printed and functional specifications indicating desired mechanical properties for portions of the object. The computer generates a plurality of lattice template structures based on the 3-d model and a uniform grid structure of an internal surface of the object. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170082998

Monitoring of failure tolerance for an automation installation

A method for monitoring failure tolerance for an automation installation is disclosed. The automation installation operates a process via a controlled system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170082582

Simulation-supported defect evaluation using ultrasound

An ultrasound device for examining a component may include a measuring device for performing an ultrasonic measurement of the component and an analysis device. The ultrasound device may be designed to quantify structural elements, such as defects, in the component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170082289

Combustor burner arrangement

A burner for a combustor having a burner axis, a fuel lance, an igniter and a main air flow passage(s). The passage is angled relative to the burner axis and creates a main vortex thereabout in a first rotational direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170082287

Burner arrangement with resonator

A burner arrangement having a combustion chamber, a multiplicity of mixing ducts discharging into the combustion chamber, in which ducts combustion air and fuel introduced during proper operation are mixed, and at least one resonator which has a defined resonator volume and resonator openings. The mixing ducts have mixing tubes which extend axially through an annular space defined between a tubular outer wall, a tubular inner wall arranged with the radial separation from the outer wall, an annular end plate arranged upstream and an annular end plate arranged downstream, wherein the end plates are provided with through openings which receive and/or prolong the mixing tubes. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170082284

Combustion of lithium at different temperatures and pres-sures and with gas surpluses using porous tubes as burners

A method is provided for combusting a metal m, selected from alkali, alkaline earth metals, aluminum, and zinc, and alloys and/or mixtures thereof, using a combustion gas. The combustion is performed using a porous burner including a porous tube as the burner. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170082023

Method for operating a gas turbine engine unit

A method for operating a gas turbine engine unit with a compressor section operable by a o2-rich first working fluid and a turbine section operable by a o2-lean second working fluid, and a unit for an oxygen extraction process, the method including: discharging all o2-rich first working fluid of the compressor section from a compressor of the compressor section to the unit for the oxygen extraction process so that all o2-rich first working fluid of the compressor section is used for the oxygen extraction process, extracting o2 from the o2-rich first working fluid by an oxygen extraction process, cooling at least one wall of the at least one combustion chamber of the combustion section by the o2-rich first working fluid while bypassing the at least one combustion chamber and heating the o2-rich first working fluid while by-passing the at least one combustion chamber.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170081963

Method for assembling a turbine assembly

A method for assembling a turbine assembly, having at least two aerofoil assemblies connected to each other by at least two interlocking platforms, wherein the aerofoil assemblies are brought from a free-state untwisted position to an assembled twisted position during assembling. A twisting moment to achieve the assembled twisted position is applied to the at least two aerofoil assemblies simultaneously resulting in the assembled twisted position of the at least two aerofoil assemblies.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170080799

Drive axle assembly

A drive axle assembly for a heavy goods vehicle includes a hollow hub, a wheel body rotatably mounted to the hollow hub, and a planetary gear including first and second planetary gear stages, each having a sun gear, a ring gear and a planet carrier with planetary wheels mounted rotatably in the planetary carrier and meshing with the sun gear and the ring gear. A drive shaft is axially guided through the hollow hub and the sun gear of the second planetary gear stage, with the sun gear of the first planetary gear stage being non-rotatably mounted on a vehicle-distal outer end of the drive shaft. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/23/17 / #20170080529

Method for repairing an airfoil, and cooling collar

A method for repairing an airfoil of an axial turbomachine in which material is deposited onto the airfoil by means of deposition welding, the airfoil being cooled during the deposition welding, is provided. A cooling collar including at least one cooling channel which has a coolant inlet and a coolant outlet and through which a coolant flows in the intended state, is also provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170078391

System and method for the analysis of an object

A system for the analysis of an object includes a first computer unit locally associated with the object and including a first data store having data of the object, and a first application for processing data of the first data store for transfer to the first data store for communication to the object. A second computer unit is provided and includes a second data store and a second application for processing data of the second data store for transfer to the second data store. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170077775

Insulating tape, use thereof as electrical insulation for electrical machines, electrical insulation, and method for producing the insulating tape

An insulating tape in the form of a particle composite for an electrical insulating tape, use of such insulating tape as insulation, and the production of the insulating tape are disclosed. To produce the insulating tape, electrically insulating, platelet-shaped particles are connected by an electrically insulating binder to an electrical insulating material in the form of an at least partially porous insulating tape. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170077770

Electric machine with a rotor cooled by cooling gas

An electric machine includes a rotor and a stator which is disposed in surrounding relation to the rotor and includes a plurality of laminated sub-cores arranged behind one another in an axial direction which is parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotor. Adjacent ones of the laminated sub-cores are separated from one another by a flow channel which is open in a direction of the rotor to allow supply of cooling gas to the rotor for cooling the rotor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170077730

Discharge of back-up capacitor by constant current

An electrical arrangement includes a high-voltage battery and a number of electrical utility arrangements connected to the battery via a main switch and a downstream back-up capacitor. A discharge circuit is connected to the capacitor and has a discharge path with an ohmic discharge resistor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170077687

Cooling apparatus

A cooling device for cooling a cable assembly, containing an outer pipe, which is designed to accommodate the cable assembly in such a way that an intermediate space for accommodating a cooling water layer remains between the outer pipe and the cable assembly, a connecting element for creating a water-tight connection between the outer pipe and the cable assembly, and a pressure controller for controlling the water pressure in the cooling water layer, is provided. A cable device is also provided, including an electric cable assembly, and a cooling device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170076898

Over-molded tripping shaft apparatus with integrated spring, tripping assemblies, and methods of assembly

A tripping shaft apparatus for a circuit breaker. Tripping shaft apparatus includes a rigid shaft portion and a polymer shaft portion molded onto the rigid shaft portion, wherein the polymer shaft portion includes a first molded lever. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170076897

Assembly device, circuit breaker system and method for improving fixing a molded case circuit breaker to a bus bar

An assembly device is disclosed for fixing a molded case circuit breaker, including a housing with at least one screw hole for a fixation screw for fixing the molded case circuit breaker to a bus bar. The assembly device includes a screw head holding device for holding a screw head of the fixation screw, the assembly device being configured to be arranged inside a cavity of the housing of the molded case circuit breaker in such a way that a screw head of a fixation screw arranged at the screw hole for mounting the molded case circuit breaker to the bus bar is engageable with the screw head holding device in an engagement direction. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170076577

Field-testable alarm module, assemblies, and testing methods thereof

A short circuit indicating alarm module (sciam). The sciam includes a housing, a latch pivotally mounted relative the housing, the latch including a latching member configured to be contacted by a catch of a trip bar, and a plunger translatable relative to the housing and configured, upon depressing, to contact and trip the trip bar. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170076216

Maintenance event planning using adaptive predictive methodologies

A generalized autoregressive integrated moving average (arima) model for use in predictive analytics of time series is based upon creating all possible arima models (by knowing a priori the largest possible values of the p, d and q parameters forming the model), and utilizing the results of at least two different performance measures to ultimately choose the arima(p,d,q) model that is most appropriate for the time series under study. The method of the present invention allows each parameter to range over all possible values, and then evaluates the complete universe of all possible arima models based on these combinations of p, d and q to find the specific p, d and q parameters that yield the “best” (i.e., lowest value) performance measure results. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170075340

Method for simultaneous data visualization of data stemming from controlling and/or monitoring an industrial production process

A method for the visualization of one or more dimensions of data. The data originate from controlling and/or monitoring an industrial production process, which is controlled by a manufacturing execution system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170075339

System and method for controlling and/or analyzing an industrial process by means of an off-site processing unit and a revision module for the system operator

A system for controlling and/or analyzing an industrial process having an on-site automation unit of a system operator, wherein the on-site automation unit performs a first process variable calculation and influences the industrial process. An off-site processing unit of a service operator different from the system operator is provided, wherein the off-site processing unit has an application and carries out a second process variable calculation and influences the industrial process directly or indirectly via the second process variable calculation. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170074533

Tuning building control systems

Technical solutions are described for tuning a building control system, such as a variable air volume system, which includes intervened control loops. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a performance objective of the system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170074516

Valve for a fuel injector

A fuel injector for injecting fuel in a burner of a gas turbine where the fuel injector has a body with an inner hole and a valve element which is slideably arranged inside the inner hole. The body has a fuel inlet which is formed into the body for injecting fuel into the inner hole, wherein the fuel inlet is coupleable to a fuel supply line. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170074378

Propulsion device for a vehicle, especially an electric or hybrid vehicle

A propulsion device for a vehicle includes a differential gear, which is driven by the electric machine via a planetary gear and operatively connected to an axle on the vehicle, with the planetary gear including at least three rotatable gear elements. A switching device is switchable by an actuator between a first switch position, in which one gear element is secured against a rotation about the axis of rotation, and a second switch position, in which the one gear element is connected by the switching device to another gear element in a torsion-proof manner. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170074251

Wind turbine with a brake dust collector

A wind turbine including a generator with a stator and a rotor, a cooling arrangement, a wind turbine brake including a brake disk and a caliper with brake pads is provided. An air duct with a filter is located near the brake pads of the caliper. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170074105

Method for producing a turbine rotor

A method of producing a turbine rotor, in particular a steam turbine rotor, is provided. A forged and machined existing steam turbine rotor having partially larger dimensions as dimensions of an intended rotor is provided. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/16/17 / #20170073829

Method for reducing the formation of fluorocarbons in molten salt electrolysis

A sensor is provided for measuring the concentration of a fluorocarbon in the offgas during molten salt electrolysis of metal compounds. The measurement takes place at time intervals of less than 10 seconds and a controller initiates reduction in an electrolysis voltage if a fluorocarbon limit value of 25 ppm is exceeded.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170070386

Method for incorporating a communication device in a network, and arrangement having at least one network filter component and at least one configuration server

A method is provided for incorporating a communication device in a network including a set of configuration servers having at least one configuration server, and a set of productive servers having at least one productive server. The method includes (a) establishing a connection between the communication device and the network, which connection is restricted solely to a stipulated selection from the set of configuration servers; (b) obtaining configuration data from the stipulated selection of configuration servers, which stipulate access rights of the communication device to a selection from the set of productive servers; and (c) configuring the communication device using the obtained configuration data such that access by the communication device is restricted to the selection from the set of productive servers.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170070055

Method and control device for controlling an operating frequency of an energy source in an ac voltage network

A power balance-dependent operating parameter and a surroundings parameter of a first energy source, such as a renewable energy source, are provided. A variable target operating parameter for the first energy source is ascertained dependent on the detected surroundings parameter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170070053

Method for operating a photovoltaic system

A method for operating a photovoltaic system which includes solar panels, at least one dc-dc converter and an intermediate dc circuit, wherein the switching elements of the dc-dc converter are brought into a switching state which forms a permanent current path between the output of the solar panels and the intermediate circuit during a transition phase between an unloaded and loaded state of the solar panels.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170069937

Module with a fluid energy machine

A module with a module housing which is at least partly filled with a thermofluid, the thermofluid being designed in particular for an operating temperature range of 200° c. To 400° c. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170069044

Method of and system for performing buyoff operations in a computer-managed production facility

A method and a system perform buyoffs in a computer-managed production facility. The method includes providing a natural user interface associated with a management system of the facility and connected with the management system of the facility and configured to track movements of operators' bodies at workplaces of the facility and to process data of the movements to recognize specific gestures indicating different states of a manufacturing task. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170068611

Method and apparatus for dynamically analyzing the correctness of software

A method is provided for dynamically analyzing the correctness of software. A central processing unit of a target system has a trace interface that provides coded raw data relating to the tracing of the processing unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170068232

Decentralized peripheral

A decentralized peripheral having process input and process output modules which, in a process control mode of operation, interact with field devices connected to these modules, and having an interface module in which a process image is stored, wherein in the process control mode of operation the process input modules write process input values for processing via an automation device connected to the decentralized peripheral into the process image, and the automation device writes process output values for processing via the process output modules into the process image such that as real a behavior as possible of this decentralized peripheral can be simulated.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170067670

Cooling of an electric machine

The invention relates to an electric machine, comprising a first cooling section (1), in which a first cooling medium for cooling the electric machine is provided, and a second cooling section (2), in which a second cooling medium is provided. In order to provide an alternative to known cooling systems for electric machines, the electric machine according to the invention has at least one active part (3) and at least one heat transport element (4) comprising a magnetocaloric material, wherein a magnetic field (5) can be applied to the at least one heat transport element (4) at least partially and/or at least temporarily by means of the at feast one active part (3), wherein the at least one active part (3) and the at least one heat transport element (4); are designed in such a way that waste heat can be transferred from the first cooling medium to the second cooling medium by using the magnetocaloric effect.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170067450

Reinforced bearing of a wind turbine

A bearing of a wind turbine is provided. The bearing includes an annular stationary raceway rigidly connected to a first component of the wind turbine, and an annular rotating raceway rigidly connected to a second component of the wind turbine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170067448

Support structure of a wind turbine

A support structure of a wind turbine and a method of manufacturing the support structure is provided. A support structure of a wind turbine is disclosed, whereby the support structure includes a first end to connect to a rotor of a wind turbine, and a second end to be connected to a tower of a wind turbine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170067438

Maintenance access to blade bearing

An improved access to the bearing of a wind turbine rotor blade is provided. A rotor of a wind turbine, includes a rotor blade and a hub, whereby the rotor blade includes a root end and the root end is attached to a rotor blade bearing, and the rotor blade bearing is attached to the hub. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170067364

Method for cooling down a steam turbine

A steam-turbine unit has a steam turbine and an option for cooling the steam turbine by forced cooling, wherein cooling air is drawn through the steam turbine via a suction device and a drainage line of the live-steam valve is used as the access option.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/09/17 / #20170067355

Sealing arrangement for sealing a gap between two components which bear flat against one another on the gap side at room temperature

A sealing arrangement for sealing a gap between two components which bear flat against one another on the gap side and which can be assembled only by transverse movement, wherein each component has a step on the gap side to form an overlapping stop and the steps are curved along their edges. One of the two components has a first groove which extends in a manner analogous to the curved edge and which is arranged in the set-back partial surface of the gap side of the component in question. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170063624

Web server component and method for providing access to device configuration data within an industrial automation system

A method in which a check is performed to determine whether a request originates from a requesting communication device from an ipv6 subnetwork or comprises a destination resource identifier allocated to a web server component with an ipv6 address or a device name to provide access to device configuration data of an ipv4-based automation device within an industrial automation system in cases of a request for a web document with device configuration data, wherein if the check result is positive, the web document is provided with a reference to the device configuration data which includes an ipv6 address printout or a device name, where in the case of a request for the web document which originates from a requesting communication device from an ipv4 subnetwork and/or comprises a destination resource identifier with an ipv4 address, the reference to the device configuration data comprises an ipv4 address printout.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170061179

Assignment device and method for sorting luggage pieces

Assignment device for the sorting of luggage pieces according to a sorting criterion includes a coding station and a processing station. A non-machine readable sorting criterion can be assigned at the processing station. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170061124

Method for analyzing a logic circuit

A method for a logic circuit including a plurality of components and channels which are each assigned functional properties in a circuit model to simulate how the logic circuit functions, where the circuit model, in a section of the method, is expanded by mechanisms for security analysis, and where in a further section of the method, the following method steps are implemented via a simulation unit, i.e., check whether the security property of the respective component and/or the respective channel corresponds to the security requirement of the security-relevant data and generate a security risk report if it does not correspond thereto, apply a modeled attack to a component and/or to a channel, and determine a vulnerability of the security property of the respective component and/or of the respective channel to the applied attack, and if there is vulnerability of the security property, generate an attack report.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170060779

Method and memory module for security-protected write processes and/or read processes on the memory module

A method for security-protected write processes and/or read processes on a memory module is provided. The method includes the steps of transmitting user data to the memory module, stipulating a piece of security information in a first memory area of the memory module, and automatically concomitantly updating at least one predefined portion of the security information upon a write access operation for the user data on the memory module and/or upon a prescribed trigger, wherein the memory module determines the concomitantly updated security information automatically.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170059636

Differential protection method, differential protection device and differential protection system

In a differential protection method for monitoring a line of a power grid, current indicator measured values are measured at the ends of the line and are transmitted to an evaluation device. A differential current value is formed with current indicator measured values temporally allocated to one another. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170058910

Housing of a fluid energy machine

A housing of a fluid energy machine which extends along a longitudinal axis, includes a housing casing which extends axially, a housing cover for closing off a housing opening axially on the face side of the housing casing, an annular insert which extends in the housing in a circumferential direction and which bears against the housing casing and against the housing cover, a first seal between the housing cover and the housing casing. To save radial installation space, a second seal is between the housing casing and the annular insert, and a third seal is between the housing cover and the annular insert.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170058874

Method to operate a steam turbine, steam turbine and concentrated solar power plant

A method to operate a steam turbine, a steam turbine, and a concentrated solar power plant with at least a first turbine module with a first stage and at least one second stage, wherein the stages are successively arranged in the flow direction of the steam, a main inlet for channelling steam to the first stage and a bypass arranged parallel to the main inlet for channelling steam to the at least one second stage.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170058707

Flash tank design

A water-steam circuit of a power plant includes at least one low-pressure steam system and a reservoir for waste water from the water-steam circuit, wherein the reservoir has, in addition to at least one waste water feed line, a further heat supply from the water-steam circuit and a steam outlet which is connected via a waste steam pipe to the low-pressure steam system of the water-steam circuit. A method for cleaning waste water from a power plant having a water-steam circuit, wherein the waste water is conducted into a reservoir and, in addition to a steam fraction generated by automatic evaporation of waste water in the reservoir, a water fraction that is also produced is evaporated using energy from the water-steam circuit, and the entire steam mass flow is introduced into a low-pressure steam system of the power plant.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170058549

Tower for a wind turbine with buttresses

A tower for a wind turbine, the tower including a plurality of tower segments including a first tower segment and at least a second tower segment, a plurality of buttresses, and an attachment piece. The tower segments are arranged one upon the other from the base of the tower to the top of the tower. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

03/02/17 / #20170057758

Pneumatic conveying vessel

A feed-in container for fluidizing and conveying products in dust form, such as, for example, coal dust, using conveying gases under pressures up to 7 mpa, in which the fluidizing floor is fastened by a central tubular supporting construction. A stable and low-outlay construction takes up the weight and pressure loading of the fluidizing floor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170055358

Subsea power supply arrangement

A subsea power supply arrangement includes a closed power supply module realized to contain a pressure-compensated main fluid volume; and a number of power cell arrangements arranged in the interior of the closed power supply module. At least one power cell arrangement includes a metal capacitor housing realized to contain a capacitor bank in a fluid volume, and a barrier between an interior fluid volume of the power cell arrangement and the main fluid volume. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170055356

Pressure compensator failure detection

A method of detecting a failure in a pressure compensation system, in which a group of pressure compensators compensate volume changes of a liquid in a chamber of a subsea device, is provided. The group of pressure compensators includes at least a first pressure compensator and one or more further pressure compensators. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170054341

Corona shielding system for a high-voltage machine, repair lacquer, and method for production

A corona shielding system for a high voltage machine including a sleeve for a live conductor of the high voltage machine, wherein the sleeve has an electrically conductive lacquer, wherein a filler is added to the conductive lacquer, the filler at least partially including a thermoexpanding filler, is provided. A repair lacquer and a method for production is further provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170053759

Circuit breaker and method

A circuit breaker includes at least one coil for measuring electric current of an electrical conductor of an electrical circuit, connected to a control unit which compares the measured current or its equivalent with a first current limit value. Upon the first current limit value being exceeded, the control unit initiates an interruption of the electrical circuit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170053559

Haptic handrail cover and vehicle having the cover

A cover for a handrail of a public transportation vehicle is constructed to be releasably connected to the handrail. The cover includes characters in blind script for conveying information to visually impaired passengers. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170053047

Programming automation sensor applications using simulation

A computer-implemented method of simulating automation applications based on input from a user includes a computer creating a system design in a three-dimensional workspace based on one or more instructions provided by the user. The system design comprises a sensor component representative of a physical sensor controlled by a physical controller, and one or more detectable components representative of objects detectable by the physical sensor. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170052535

Method and apparatus for the automated determination of an action region for an emergency stop actuation device in an industrial plant

Method and apparatus for the automated determination of an effective area for an emergency stop device(s) in an industrial plant is provided. In modern flexible installations, as will be increasingly found, (such as cyberphysical systems), the layout of the plant will be dynamically changeable. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170052532

System for controlling, monitoring and regulating processes in industrial plants and a method for operating such a system

A system for controlling, monitoring and regulating a process in an industrial plant includes a closed feedback loop which includes an automatically configurable central data acquisition for acquiring an operating parameter generated by the industrial plant on a customer side in a field, and a central data evaluation unit. The central data evaluation unit includes a centralized data collecting unit, a generating module configured to generate a result for plant optimization, process extension, optimization of necessary maintenance works, or any combination thereof, and a creation module configured to create a new target parameter via automated adaptation of the operating parameter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170052523

Update for an automation installation in the course of operation

A method for stipulating a starting time for an update for a control apparatus that controls at least one peripheral component in a process automation installation by producing control outputs is disclosed. The update requires at least one predetermined down time. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170052229

Detecting the operational management of a battery store

A method is for detecting the operational management of a battery store of an energy store system. In order to provide a practical solution for detecting the operational management of a battery store, a continuous generation of a use profile imaging the operational management of the battery store by means of the descriptive statistic is proposed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170051984

Method for producing a latent heat storage device

A method for producing a latent heat accumulator may include filling a can body with a phase-change material in the liquid or solid aggregate state, and closing the can body filled with said solid or liquid phase-change material by flanging such that fluid cannot pass through.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170051919

Swirler for a burner of a gas turbine engine, burner of a gas turbine engine and gas turbine engine

A swirler for a burner of a gas turbine engine, having a plurality of vanes extending from an outer radius of the swirler to an inner radius of the swirler and a plurality of mixing channels between the vanes to channel air from a radially outer end of the mixing channel, located essentially at an outer radius of the swirler, to a radially inner end of the mixing channel, located essentially at an inner radius of the swirler, at least one main injector for providing fuel for a main flame of the gas turbine engine, the main injector arranged at and/or in at least one of the mixing channels, and at least one pilot injector for providing fuel for a pilot flame of the gas turbine engine. A burner of a gas turbine engine and a gas turbine engine include the swirler.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170051626

Turbine abradable layer with composite non-inflected bi-angle ridges and grooves

Turbine and compressor casing abradable component embodiments for turbine engines, with composite, non-inflected, bi-angle, “hockey stick” like pattern abradable surface ridges and grooves. Some embodiments include distinct forward upstream and aft downstream composite multi orientation groove and vertically projecting ridges planform patterns, to reduce, redirect and/or block blade tip airflow leakage downstream into the grooves rather than from turbine blade airfoil high to low pressure sides. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170051614

Turbine component cooling hole within a microsurface feature that protects adjoining thermal barrier coating

Cooling holes in a turbine component, such as a blade, vane or combustor transition, are formed in and surrounded by a micro surface feature (msf) that protects the adjoining thermal barrier coating (tbc) from delamination or crack propagation during the hole formation or during engine operation. The msf effectively functions as a circumferential sleeve around the cooling hole margin so that relatively more friable tbc material that would otherwise define the cooling hole margin is not directly exposed to coolant fluid exhausting the hole, foreign object damage (fod) or contact with cooling hole formation tooling when fabricating the hole through the tbc layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170051611

Annular clamping nut for a tie bar

An annular clamping nut which is provided for being placed onto the end of a tie bar, in order to brace the latter, and which has in addition to a central recess for receiving the tie bar parallel to a longitudinal direction passages at uniform radial spacings in the ring circumferential direction which are directed parallel to the longitudinal direction of the central recess and are provided for receiving clamping screws. An external thread is provided on the outer surface of the clamping nut, which outer surface is arranged on a side which lies substantially opposite the wall of the central recess, which external thread runs substantially in the ring circumferential direction of the outer surface.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170050859

Conversion of metal carbonate to metal chloride

A process for preparing metal chloride mx+clx−, in which metal carbonate in solid form is reacted with a chlorinating agent selected from chlorine and oxalyl chloride to give metal chloride mx+clx−, where the metal m is selected from the group of the alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, al and zn, li and mg, or li, and x corresponds to the valency of the metal cation, and wherein metal m is additionally added as a reactant to the metal carbonate/chlorinating agent reaction.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/23/17 / #20170050652

Method for providing a diagnostic message in a rail vehicle

A method for providing a diagnostic message associated with at least one process in a rail vehicle, includes using at least one device of the vehicle to carry out the process, using a diagnostic device of the vehicle associated with the process to produce at least one diagnostic report, and using a data acquisition device to acquire at least one environment dataset. In order to keep the time required for the preprocessing of the information content short despite high data volume, the data acquisition device includes at least one image and/or sound-recording unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170048383

Method for assisting restricted or handicapped people, and apparatuses for performing same

A method is disclosed for assisting limited or handicapped persons wherein an infrastructure unit periodically transmits a signal with an auxiliary function offer from the infrastructure unit, wherein a mobile communication unit, which is situated close to the infrastructure unit, of the limited or handicapped person receives the signal with the auxiliary function offer and takes a use authorization certificate as a basis for forming a signal with an auxiliary function request and returns it to the infrastructure unit, and wherein the infrastructure unit provides at least one auxiliary function for the limited or handicapped person in accordance with the auxiliary function request. This may assist limited or handicapped persons with the auxiliary functions suitable for them in the region of infrastructure elements, e.g., escalators, revolving doors and lifts, in a simple and inexpensive manner, with misuse largely being precluded.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170048226

Method and network node device for running push-button configuration sessions within heterogeneous network and heterogeneous network

A heterogeneous home network (with possibly multiple hops between devices) uses a push button configuration mechanism that ensures only one single new network node device is registered for a single push button key press event and overlapping push-button configuration sessions within the heterogeneous network are prevented by an enhanced mechanism for running push button configuration sessions based on a push-button configuration handshake procedure triggered and initiated by a virtual or physical push-button-event on a new device, which wants to join the heterogeneous network for a user friendly security bootstrapping, in which multiple network node devices in the heterogeneous network belonging already to the heterogeneous network are involved in registering the new device. The push-button configuration handshake procedure is initiated to get a permission information to join the network or to proceed with the push-button configuration or to get a rejection information not to join the network.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170048185

Method for posing requests in a social networking site

A method poses requests in a social networking site by a submitting user by a terminal connected to a communication network to a previously unknown group of receiving users is disclosed. A relationship data model is provided which comprises objects linked to each other by semantic and/or a social relations. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170048122

Method and device for diagnosing transmission interference in a network according to the opc ua standard

A method for diagnosing transmission interference in a data network, where the data network includes first network elements which transmit and/or receive first data packets according to a data transmission standard for implementing real-time communication, and second network elements which do not or do not only transmit and/or receive second data packets according to said data transmission standard. Diagnostic data packets are introduced into the data network. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170047837

Method for detecting a voltage collapse

A method detects a working voltage collapse by use of an electric component, in which the exceeding of a critical characteristic of the working voltage is monitored and an excess is detected as a collapse. Accordingly, in order to recognize the collapse breakdown in a simple trouble-free manner, a model voltage generated by a model circuit is used as the critical characteristic.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170047803

Stator of an electric machine and production thereof

A stator for a rotating electric machine includes a laminate stack having a plurality of slots open towards an air gap between the stator and a rotor of the electric machine. A winding includes coils which have turns that pass through the slots of the laminate stack. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170047721

High-voltage bushing

A high-voltage bushing contains an insulating body that is arranged concentrically around a cylindrical winding support formed of an electrically-conductive material, conductive control inlays which capacitive potential control the high-voltage bushing and are spaced apart from one another by insulation layers, and are arranged concentrically with the winding support. A connection device is provided for establishing an electrical connection between a first control inlay closest to the winding support, and the winding support. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170047177

Method and contact slide unit for a switch unit

A contact slide unit for a switch unit, where the contact slide unit includes a contact slide with a switching piece displaceably guided therein, and method for mounting the contact slide unit, where the displaceable switching piece is protected on the contact slide against twisting via a separately formed anti-twist stop.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170046457

Method and arrangement for determining measurement locations in an energy grid

A method determines measurement locations in an energy grid. In the energy grid, use is made of a controllable device for wide-range voltage control. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170046309

Method for providing reliable sensor data

A method for making reliable sensor data available and a device for making reliable sensor data of a system available is provided, including the following steps: receiving sensor data from at least one sensor unit that monitors a system component of the system, and processing the received sensor data using at least one stored ontology and a statistical data analysis model for generating the reliable sensor data.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170045589

Fault level estimation method for power converters

A method for fault level estimation for a power converter quickly after a fault clearing event includes a step of providing a training dataset with an input variable set and a corresponding system fault level output variable. The method further includes a step of deducing a hypothesis function based on the training dataset and estimating the system fault level quickly after the fault clearing event using the hypothesis function. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170045303

Heat store

A heat accumulator for storing thermal energy may include a container with a horizontally-extending longitudinal axis, and a heat storage material in the form of a plurality of stone-like elements contained in the container. The container may include a first opening formed at a first portion of the container, and a second opening formed at a second portion of the container, the second opening being vertically offset with respect to the first opening. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170045302

Heat store

A heat accumulator for storing thermal energy may include a container having a horizontally extending longitudinal axis, and a thermal storage material. The container may have a first opening for inflow and/or outflow of a fluid, a second opening offset vertically opposite the first opening, and at least one fluid-impermeable plate which is inclined against an inflow and/or an outflow direction of the fluid.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170045231

Combustor burner arrangement

A fuel lance for a burner of a combustor has a fuel lance body defining a fuel flow passage and a liquid fuel tip attached thereto and in flow communication with fuel flow passage. The liquid fuel tip has a fuel outlet and an array of air passages having outlets which are arranged outside a blank sector of a circumference around the fuel outlet, the blank sector defined by an angle from 30° to 160°. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170045135

Bevel gear drive

A bevel gear drive includes an input shaft which includes an input bevel gear and has an input interface at one shaft end thereof. The input shaft is arranged vertically in operation and supported by a bearing at a side of the input bevel gear facing away from the input interface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170045039

Reinforced main bearing of a wind turbine

A main bearing of a wind turbine, wherein the main bearing is reinforced by a reinforcement element which includes a cavity to reduce a torsional deformation of the main bearing, is provided. A wind turbine for generating electricity including such a main bearing is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170045031

Noise reduction means for a rotor blade of a wind turbine

A rotor blade of a wind turbine is provided. The rotor blade includes a pressure side, a suction side, a leading edge section, and a trailing edge section with a trailing edge. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170044996

Method for operating a burner assembly

A method for operating a burner assembly, in particular a burner assembly of a gas turbine, wherein an evaluation variable representing the combustion stability is determined and at least one control variable is altered, at least based on the determined evaluation variable, when the determined evaluation variable does not fall within a previously defined desired range, the desired range of the evaluation variable being constant over the entire output range of the machine, and wherein the evaluation variable is determined based on measured maximum actual amplitudes in previously defined frequency bands and measured actual outputs of the burner assembly.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170044995

Method for selecting operating points of a gas turbine

A method for selecting operating points of a gas turbine while taking into consideration at least one controlled variable, the operating points being defined at least by parameter combinations of manipulated variables, wherein the operating points are automatically selected on the basis of already known parameter combinations by using an interpolation method, the kriging interpolation method being used as the interpolation method.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170044952

Method for exhaust gas aftertreatment and combustion system

In a method for exhaust gas aftertreatment, in which an exhaust gas to be aftertreated, which is produced during combustion of a fuel, is treated with a reducing agent. A constituent of the fuel is hereby also used as a constituent of the reducing agent, with the constituent of the fuel which is also used as a constituent of the reducing agent being hydrogen. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170044935

Steam cycle, and method for operating a steam cycle

A steam cycle for a power station, and to a method for operating, in particular for starting, a steam cycle. The steam cycle has a high-pressure turbine, a condenser and a steam generator. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170044915

Turbine assembly and corresponding method of operation

A turbine assembly having a basically hollow aerofoil with at least one cavity spanning the aerofoil in span wise direction of the aerofoil, an outer platform and an inner platform, each comprising at least one cavity, which are in flow communication with each other over at least one jumper tube, which extends in span wise direction along a whole length of the cavity of the aerofoil, and with a sealed gap being arranged between an outer surface of the jumper tube and an inner surface of a cavity wall of the aerofoil. A corresponding method operates a turbine assembly.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170044819

Pressure-sealed door for a high-speed rail vehicle

A vehicle, in particular a passenger rail vehicle, has at least one door. In the area of the door, the vehicle has a sealing web which is arranged on a floor of the vehicle and can be moved at least between a sealing state and an open state, such that, in the sealing state, the sealing web projects out of the floor and forms a sealing surface for sealing off the closed door with respect to the interior of the vehicle, and that, in the open state, the sealing web is recessed in the floor.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170043508

Method and device for monitoring a vulcanization process

A method for monitoring a vulcanization process of a vulcanization mixture contained in a tool may include using an emitter to emit ultrasonic waves toward a boundary surface between the vulcanization mixture and the tool, wherein boundary surface reflects at least part of the ultrasonic waves. The vulcanization process may be monitored as a function of at least part of the emitted ultrasonic waves reflected by the boundary surface, wherein the ultrasonic waves include at least transverse waves generated by the emitter.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/16/17 / #20170043275

Processing unit for a washing medium contaminated with sulphur oxides and/or nitrogen oxides

A processing unit for a liquid washing medium contaminated with sulphur oxides and/or nitrogen oxides, has an evaporation stage for concentrating the active components of the washing medium by an evaporator and/or by a heat exchanger, and has a collecting tank connected to the evaporator and/or to the heat exchanger. The collecting tank is configured as a crystallizer for removing sulfur oxides from the washing medium by crystallization of a sulphate, in particular of potassium sulphate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170041645

Method for transmitting digital images from a series of images

A method for transmitting digital images from a series of images for which an image sequence of the images is specified is provided. The series of images is stored on a server in the form of segments, and each segment includes one or more images which are adjacent to one another according to the image sequence. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170041329

Method and device for detecting autonomous, self-propagating software

A method and a device for detecting autonomous, self-propagating malicious software in at least one first computing unit in a first network, wherein the first network is coupled to a second network via a first link, having the following method steps: a) generating at least one first indicator which specifies a first behaviour of the at least one first computing unit; b) generating at least one second indicator which specifies a second behaviour of at least one second computing unit in the second network; c) transmitting the at least one first indicator and the at least one second indicator to a correlation component; d) generating at least one correlation result by correlating the at least one first indicator with the at least one second indicator; e) outputting an instruction signal if, when a comparison is made, a definable threshold value is exceeded by the correlation result, is provided.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170041277

Method for distributing a message

A user of a terminal connected to a communication network sends a message to a previously unknown group of receiving users based on a relationship data model of objects linked to each other by semantic and/or a social relations. The message is associated with metadata objects, e.g., two or more tags for defining a technical field, location, management level, of desired recipients, associated with the message. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170041269

Method for transmitting messages in an energy automation network, energy automation component and substation

A method for communication in an energy automation network having a number of substations, each including energy automation component(s) and an internal communication network for message exchange. The communication networks of the substations are interconnected for message exchange via a public network without multicast support. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170040839

Flexible control architecture for microgrid resiliency

A flexible control architecture for an electrical power microgrid provides resiliency when operating under varying threat levels. The architecture includes a microgrid control layer, an intermediate layer and a component control layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170039847

Method for geographic region detection of traffic infrastructure

A method for geographic region detection of traffic infrastructure via a receiver disposed in the region of the traffic infrastructure for a detection region of the receive unit, wherein status data of vehicles is communicated by the vehicles several times to the receive unit via wireless communication during the period in which vehicles pass through the detection region of the receiver, the receiver, or a processer connected to the receive unit, computes a vector for each vehicle, where the vector extends from a first position of the vehicle to a second position of the vehicle, and the receiver or the processer determines directions of travel of the vehicles and the geographic location of roadways and/or lanes of the roadways of the traffic infrastructure in the detection region from the vectors of all the vehicles.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170038762

Machine human interface - mhi

A method for operating a machine-human interface in an automation environment includes receiving or automatically retrieving, by a machine-human interface computer, sensor data corresponding to a plurality of humans working the automation environment. The machine-human interface computer applies a human model to the sensor data to yield a plurality of human state records, each human state record corresponding to one of the humans working within the automation environment. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170038754

Automation and control distributed data management systems

A system for storing data in an industrial production environment includes a distributed database stored on a plurality of intelligent programmable logic controller devices. Each respective intelligent programmable logic controller device includes a volatile computer-readable storage medium comprising a process image area; a non-volatile computer-readable storage medium; a control application; an input/output component; a historian component; and a distributed data management component. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170038750

Method, controller, and computer program product for controlling a target system

For controlling a target system, e.g. A gas or wind turbine or another system, operational data of a plurality of source systems are used. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170038432

Performance tracking of an electrical energy storage system

A method for predicting a performance of an electrical energy storage system includes receiving, as input, time series of data points pertaining to a plurality of operational parameters of the electrical energy storage system. The input time series is provided to a model that simulates dynamics of the electrical energy storage system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170037908

Coupling device for connecting a clutch to a turbine train

A coupling device for connecting a clutch to a turbine train, a turbine train having a clutch, and a method for connecting a clutch to a generator and to a turbine. The coupling device for connecting the clutch has a first coupling flange and a second coupling flange, wherein the first coupling flange and the second coupling flange each have at least one bore for accommodating a coupling bolt. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170037736

Wheel disk assembly and method for assembling a wheel disk assembly

A wheel disk assembly, having a wheel disk, a plurality of blade devices, which are fastened along the outer circumference of the wheel disk, and a plurality of sealing plates, which are retained in two annular grooves radially spaced apart from each other, the first annular groove in the wheel disk and bounded axially outward by an annular projection, and the second annular groove defined by a plurality of annular-groove segments arranged adjacently, which are in the individual blade devices. At least one opening extends axially through the annular projection, the minimum width of which opening in the circumferential direction is greater than the width of the sealing plates at the inside diameter such that a sealing plate is axially insertable between the annular grooves through the opening and moveable in the circumferential direction while guided by the annular grooves. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170037604

Method for pressure control in a supply network, device and supply network

A supply network for supplying consumers with a medium is provided. Based on a reduction of data and a subsequent reconstruction of at least one pressure and/or flow value, the state at least at one further location in the supply network can be determined without having to be measured. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170036682

Operator control arrangement for the driver's cab of a rail vehicle

To be able to manufacture an operator control arrangement cost-effectively, the display and operator control units are embodied such that they are functionally identical and interchangeable. A calculation unit is provided which converts process data of functional units of a rail vehicle into image data and processes operator control data on the basis of operator control actions performed at the display and operator control units. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/09/17 / #20170035375

X-ray ct scanning and dual-source ct system

A method is disclosed for x-ray ct scanning with a dual-source system, in which two radiation bundles are each delimited by diaphragms such that these radiation bundles are free of mutual points of intersection at least in the examination object. An embodiment of the invention also relates to a dual source ct system, including a controller configured to control radiation-delimiting diaphragms, which delimit and align the radiation bundles such that these run free of mutual points of intersection at least in the examination object.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170033931

Method and system for producing a secure communication channel for terminals

. . A method, system, backend, terminal, and computer program product are disclosed for producing a secure communication channel for a terminal, the method having the following method steps. A first method step for setting up a secure communication channel between a communication partner and a backend by a communication protocol. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170033626

Mounting of permanent magnets on a rotor of an electric machine

A rotor for an electric machine has a surface with projections. Each projection protrudes from the rotor in an essentially axial direction and is configured to define a groove between the projection and the surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170033091

Improved disc-shaped thyristor for a plurality of plated-through semiconductor components

A disk cell for pressure contacting a plurality of semiconductor components via a clamping device to generate a clamping force. The disk cell includes a housing comprising at least one metallic pressure plate, a first semiconductor component arranged in the housing, and a second semiconductor component arranged in the housing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170033024

Method for mounting an electrical component in which a hood is used, and a hood that is suitable for use in this method

A method for mounting an electrical component on a substrate is disclosed. According to the method, joining is simplified using a cover, or hood, that includes a contact structure on an inner side of the hood, wherein when the hood is mounted, the contact structure is joined to the underlying structure at different joining levels simultaneously using an additional material. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170032918

Switching device having a damping element for a contact system during abrupt switching on

A switching device having a damping element for a contact system during abrupt switching on, wherein the contact system has a contact slide and a switching piece movably guided therein, and the movable switching piece is mounted opposite a fixed switching piece, where the contact slide has at least one projection that is operatively connected to the damping element when the switching device is switched on abruptly.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170032908

Actuator having a mechanical signal display

An actuator for switching a switching unit includes a mechanical display having a window and a display surface visible through said window, where the display surface is positioned at a guiding projection that is subjected to a force from an elastic element.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170032065

Method, data processing arrangement and computer program product for retrofitting an electrical energy network and method for optimizing an existing electrical energy network

A method retrofits an existing electrical energy network with additional controllable devices for transmitting energy. A model of the energy network is provided, the model takes into account a voltage distribution inside the energy network by a system of equations and/or a system of inequations on the basis of the number and position of additional controllable devices and on the basis of control positions of all controllable devices. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170031867

Combining multiple trending models for photovoltaics plant output forecasting

A method of predicting an amount of power that will be generated by a solar power plant at a future time includes: forecasting a value of a data variable at the future time that is likely to affect the ability of the solar power plant to produce electricity (s301); computing a plurality of features from prior observed amounts of power generated by the power plant during different previous durations (s302); determining a trending model from the computed features and the forecasted value (s303); and predicting the amount of power that will be generated by the power plant at the future time from the determined model (s304).. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170031856

Method and peripheral module for transmitting highway addressable remote transducer (hart) variables and cpu unit for reading the hart variables

A peripheral module for connecting highway addressable remote transducer (hart) field devices provides different hart variables to the input area of its address space for cyclic reading by a cpu unit and continuously updates these hart variables, wherein a communication area for transmitting an individual hart variable is provided in the input and output area of the address space, where the cpu unit writes a command, which specifies the current hart variable to be read, into the output area of the communication area and the peripheral module provides and updates the specified hart variable in the input area of the communication area until a time at which the cpu unit writes a new command, which specifies another hart variable to be read, into the output area in order to make the transmission of all potentially available hart variables possible in a simple manner.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170031792

Transferring failure samples using conditional models for machine condition monitoring

A method for predicting failure modes in a machine includes learning (31) a multivariate gaussian distribution for each of a source machine and a target machine from data samples from one or more independent sensors of the source machine and the target machine, learning (32) a multivariate gaussian conditional distribution for each of the source machine and the target machine from data samples from one or more dependent sensors of the source machine and the target machine using the multivariate gaussian distribution for the independent sensors, transforming (33) data samples for the independent sensors from the source machine to the target machine using the multivariate gaussian distributions for the source machine and the target machine, and transforming (34) data samples for the dependent sensors from the source machine to the target machine using the transformed independent sensor data samples and the conditional gaussian distributions for the source machine and the target machine.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170031663

Method and tool for engineering software architectures with its various software artifacts of complex cyber-physical systems of different technical domains

In order to give architects engineering the software of software architectures with its various software artifacts of complex cyber-physical systems of different technical domains a powerful way to identify and control architecture erosion in codebases of the complex cyber-physical systems, a method or tool is provided that may (i) diagnose and categorize software artifacts dependencies in the software architectures of complex cyber-physical systems triggered by revisions or commits, (ii) relate changes in the diagnosed and categorized dependencies with change events on the software artifacts, e.g., those caused by at least one of enhancing the complex cyber-physical system with new features as required by market demands and fixing defects found in operation and/or raised during maintenance of the complex cyber-physical system, and (iii) represent the diagnosed and categorized dependencies and the related changes in the diagnosed and categorized dependencies.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170031327

System and method for control and/or analytics of an industrial process

In a system and a method for control and/or analytics of an industrial process and especially a system and a method for the prioritization of the data transmission of process data from plant-side automation and processing units to remote processing units external to the plant, the system has an the plant side at least one automation or processing unit, which carries out first process variable computations and acts on the process. On the side external to the plant, the system has a remote processing unit that carries out a number of second process variable computations and that receives local data from the at least one automation or processor unit via a data connection and at least one data collector unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170030873

Thermal conductivity detector

A thermal conductivity detector which includes a measurement channel, an electrically heatable heating filament extending longitudinally along the center of the measurement channel so that a fluid passing through the measurement channel flows around the filament, an evaluator that detects electrical resistance changes of the heating filament and provide an output representative of the presence and amount of various fluid components passing the heating filament, and a bypass channel for bypassing the measurement channel, where the bypass channel has a lower fluidic resistance than the measurement channel and where, in order to improve the detection capability, the thermal conductivity detector further includes a flow sensor for measuring the flow of the fluid in the bypass channel and for providing an output indicative of the measured flow, and a correcting device for correcting the output of the evaluator using the output of the flow sensor.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170030710

Measuring depth of a surface of a test object

A method for measuring the depth of a surface of a test object may include projecting a colored fringe pattern formed by a sequence of colored fringes onto a surface of the test object, and detecting and evaluating a fringe pattern reflected by the surface of the test object using an evaluation device. The colored fringe pattern and the evaluation device may be designed such that the depth of the surface of the test object is measured based on the sequence of colored fringes of the reflected fringe pattern and based on a sequence of fringe widths of the reflected fringe pattern.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170030377

Arrangement of components in a fluid energy machine and assembly method

An assembly method and an arrangement of components in a fluid energy machine, in particular a turbocompressor, with a longitudinal axis. The arrangement includes: an inner bundle to be arranged in an outer casing of the fluid energy machine, a low-pressure unit of the fluid energy machine, at least one cover of the fluid energy machine for the axial end-side closure of the outer casing on at least one end side, wherein these components are arranged axially adjacent to one another in the sequence cover, low-pressure unit, inner bundle and the cover is releasably attached to the low-pressure unit and the inner bundle is releasably attached to the low-pressure unit such that there results a transportable unit.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170030374

Assembly having an end-face cover

An assembly having an end-face cover of a case of a turbomachine, in particular for a turbomachine having a canned design, wherein the assembly has at least the cover and an additional case. The cover has a first opening all the way through, wherein the additional case is attached to the cover, wherein the first opening leads into an interior of the additional case, wherein the additional case has a closable second opening, wherein the additional case is defined by walls, wherein at least one pipe connection of shaft feed-through is provided on the walls of the additional case.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170030335

Drive system of a wind turbine

A drive system of a wind turbine includes a transmission gear configured to be connected to a wind rotor shaft, the transmission gear having a first planetary gear set and a second planetary gear set, and a generator downstream of the transmission gear. The transmission gear and the generator are mounted in sliding bearings.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170030224

Handling device

A handling device is provided for handling a burner of a stationary gas turbine during assembly and disassembly, including a base body having at least one contact surface designed to contact a rear end surface of a burner, fixing means for fixing the base body to the rear end surface of the burner, and two arms fixed to and protruding from the base body to different sides of the contact surface, wherein each arm is provided with receiving means, which are designed for removably receiving a fixing component of a lifting appliance and which are spaced apart from each other in the longitudinal direction of a burner during its handling.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170028654

Resin flow member for a vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding process

The disclosure relates to a fibre reinforced plastic composite material, including a vacuum assisted resin transfer moulded fibre reinforced plastic laminate prepared by use of a resin flow enhancing member, including a cavity with a first opening and a second opening as well as an resin flow adjusting arrangement for changing a resin flow cross section in a resin flow direction from the first opening to the second opening in the resin flow enhancing member by applying vacuum to the second opening. The resin flow adjusting arrangement includes a plurality of vacuum expandable filler elements that includes gas-filled closed cell cavities and flexible walls. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

02/02/17 / #20170028334

Annular gas feed element for use in gasification plants with a dry fuel supply

An annular gas feed element for use in gasification plants with a dry fuel supply. A gas feed ring element for tensioning and fluidizing gas/solid suspensions, in which gas feed ring element there is a housing ring which has a circumferential recess on its inner side, a support ring with a multiplicity of openings, filter material fitted between the support ring and the internal diameter of the housing ring, where the recess and the filter material delimit a distributor chamber, and a gas feed arranged from outside into the distributor chamber. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170027027

Apparatus and method for dynamically adjusting an electric arc furnace

An apparatus for regulating an electric arc furnace connected to a power supply system with at least one system phase that applies an ac voltage to a furnace electrode and an arc current for melting. A control loop device includes an electrical converter designed for negative feedback of an amplitude and/or frequency of the ac voltage to produce an amplitude and/or frequency of the arc current. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170026341

Automation network and method for monitoring the security of the transfer of data packets

An automation network for monitoring the security of a transfer of data packets includes a first processing device configured to transfer a data packet from an installation component and to the installation component, and a second data processing device which is bidirectionally connected to the first data processing device. The second data processing device generates at least one response packet, when detecting a transmission of the data packet from the first data processing device, and sends the at least one response packet back to the first data processing device. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170026236

A method and a system for the deterministic autoconfiguration of a device

A method for deterministic auto-configuration of a device upon connection to an apparatus includes as a first step, during a first-time connection of the device to the apparatus, a generation of a device-specific configuration data structure, wherein this configuration data structure identifies the configuration data of the device and/or the apparatus, which configuration data was determined during a first-time connection of the device to the apparatus. The next step is storing of the configuration data structure in the device and/or in the apparatus. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170025856

High-voltage direct current transmission path

A high-voltage direction current transmission path includes at least one or two or more lines. Along at least one of the lines, at least one tapping/feeding point is provided at which at least one group of electrolytic cell stacks can be connected directly by a thyristor switching arrangement. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170025213

Take-up device for the take-up of insulating fluid and housing having the take-up device

A take-up device for the taking-up of insulating fluid from a tank of a transformer or a reactance coil. The take-up device has a compensator, which is configured as a hollow body with a variable compensator volume, and is connectable to a tank opening of the tank, such that insulating fluid can flow through the tank opening between the interior of the tank and the compensator volume.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170024422

Device and operating procedure for the controlled provision of installation-specific data for one or more data users

A device and an operating procedure for the controlled provision of installation-specific data for one or more data users, is provided. The device has a receiving device for receiving project-specific data of a technical installation, a processing device for the identification of particular objects and for mapping the project-specific data to at least one data model, a rule-based device for specifying the type and the extent of the utilization of the data deposited in at least a part of the data model, with the aid of rules, and an interface device for the integration into a device, processing installation-specific data which is designed by means of the specified type and extent of the provision in such a manner as to provide the data deposited in the data model in a data format and/or in a description language usable for the one or the several data users.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170024400

Method for automatic processing of a number of protocol files of an automation system

A method for automatically generating and processing a number of protocol files of different types of an automation system of a technical plant includes identifying a number of relevant protocol files of different types from the generated protocol files based on at least one protocol parameter, transforming the identified relevant protocol files of different types into relevant standardized protocol files of the same type by using an agent-based software, analyzing and/or processing data sets of the relevant standardized protocol files of the same type, and outputting and/or saving the data sets of the relevant standardized protocol files.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170023950

Diagnostic device and method for monitoring the operation of a control loop

A diagnostic device and diagnostic method for monitoring the operation of a control loop with a controlled system having a valve as an actuator, wherein in the case of a substantially stepped profile of a setpoint, a linear submodel is identified, which is subsequently used, with a substantially constant setpoint, in order to identify a nonlinear submodel, which is arranged upstream of the linear submodel in a hammerstein model for the controlled system so as to facilitate a quantitative assessment of the friction behavior of a valve with a comparatively low level of computing complexity.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170023935

Method and control system

A method is provided for starting up a function implemented in distributed manner on a number of computation devices in a control system having at least two computation devices coupled via a data communication connection. Output parameters are provided for a number of output variables of the respective computation device, wherein the output variables form function variables for the function. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170023067

Gear coupling

A gear coupling for connecting a drive shaft and an output shaft includes a first coupling portion adapted for connection to the drive shaft and a second coupling portion adapted for connection to the output shaft. Each of the first and second coupling portions has a driver toothing with an internal toothing and an external toothing in engagement with the internal toothing. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170023000

Compact backup seal for a turbomachine housing

A turbomachine, having a housing pot and a housing cover which is arranged on the housing pot forming a common contact surface, and which is in particular, screwed counter to the housing pot forming a common contact surface, and comprising a seal which is arranged in the common contact surface for sealing the common contact surface and which includes a first sealing element and a second sealing element which is arranged radially offset to the first sealing element, is provided. In order to produce a compact and yet pressure-proof housing, the first and the second sealing elements are also arranged axially offset to each other in the common contact surface.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170022615

Method for producing a hollow body by cold spraying and mould core suitable for carrying out said method

A method is disclosed for producing a hollow body by cold spraying. A mold core is used for producing the hollow body, the mold core being prepared for the production of the hollow body by cold spraying in a suitable manner by means of an auxiliary layer. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/26/17 / #20170020393

Endoscope having depth determination

An endoscope for determining the depth of a partial area of a cavity by a triangulation analysis may include a projection channel for projecting a pattern onto a surface of the cavity and an imaging channel provided for imaging an image of the projected pattern reflected by the surface of the cavity. The projection channel may have at least one diffractive optical element for producing the pattern, a collimator, and a focusing lens. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170019420

Device and method for detecting manipulation of a program code

A device for detecting a manipulation to a program code wherein the program code is configured to be executed from an execution environment on a computing system, is provided. The device includes a comparator unit which is configured to compare data of the program code with reference data in order to produce a comparison result to compare, if the execution environment conveys a termination command to the program code, and a detection unit which is configured to detect a manipulation of the program code on the basis of the comparison result. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170019290

Detection of a faulty node in a network

Methods and apparatuses for increasing quality of service in a network having nodes if there is a faulty node which can result in data traffic being overloaded in at least one part of the network are provided. The disclosed embodiments of the invention can be used in the field of safety-critical applications, such as medial applications, monitoring devices, and in-vehicle communication systems.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170018892

Pin for a subsea connector

A pin for a subsea connector having an electrical conductor, an insulating sleeve around the conductor and a conductive layer provided on a portion of the outer surface of the insulating sleeve. The insulating sleeve has a recess that extends in an axial direction over a portion of the insulating sleeve. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170018390

Switching device and switch-off method for operating a switching device

A switching device includes a first conventional switching point and a second conventional switching point which are electrically connected in series by a non-conventional switching point. A switch-off method for operating a switching device is also provided.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170018388

Protective circuit breaker

A protective circuit breaker includes a switch housing; connection pieces; a switching contact arranged in the switch housing and connected to the connection pieces; a converter housing including a first passage opening and inserted into a recess in the switch housing and through which the second connection piece runs; a converter coil being arranged around the passage opening/the second connection piece; a plate-like converter cover including a second passage opening through which the second connection piece extends. In order to permit a simple voltage tap, in an embodiment the converter cover has arranged on it: a first contact bearing against the second connection piece at the converter cover, a second contact electrically connected to the first connection piece, and a third contact connected to the first or a second electronics system. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170017794

Method and device for protecting a computing apparatus against manipulation

A method for protecting a computing apparatus against manipulation, which computing apparatus includes a plurality of components, which are designed to execute software and which have associated access rights is provided. The method includes the following steps: withdrawing a number of the access rights to the components during a starting process of the computing apparatus and specifying a subset of the access rights to the components on the basis of the withdrawn access rights, which subset cannot be changed during the execution of the software. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170017731

System and method for optimizing an arrangement of objects formed from at least one structure in order to use said objects to design a technical installation

A system, method, and an associated computer program (product) for optimizing an arrangement of objects formed from at least one structure in order to use objects to design a technical installation is provided. The system has: a selection device for selecting objects that are filtered from a set of provided objects on the basis of properties of the objects and/or arrangement conditions derived from the relationships of the objects among one another and/or by means of prescribable parameters, a processing device designed to make an association between each selected object and at least one subarea of the technical installation, an optimization device designed to perform optimization of the arrangement of the selected objects within their subarea, if need be iteratively, by rotating and/or by tilting and/or sorting and/or rearranging the objects, an output device for outputting the optimized arrangement of the objects to use this arrangement for designing the installation.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170017693

Method for automatically processing a number of log files of an automation system

A method for automatically processing log files of different types of an automation system, said method determining a message part of a data set of the log file. All contents of the respective data sets of the log files are concatenated. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170017360

Method for checking network elements and network

A method for checking network elements in a network is provided. The respective network element can be activated with the aid of a web interface and has a network address. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170017221

Knowledge-based programmable logic controller with flexible in-field knowledge management and analytics

A method of operating an intelligent programmable logic controller over a plurality of scan cycles includes the intelligent programmable logic controller executing a control program and one or more reasoning algorithms for analyzing data received and transmitted by the intelligent programmable logic controller. The intelligent programmable logic controller receives one or more user-specified declarative knowledge models from an external source via a deployment interface included in the intelligent programmable logic controller. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170016355

Device and method for using carbon dioxide originating from a combustion process

A device for using carbon dioxide originating from the combustion of a byproduct has a preparing unit which is connected to a delivery station for fossil fuels, which has a burner for combusting a byproduct that is released when the fuel is delivered, and an exhaust gas line that is connected to the burner. A depositing device is fluidically connected to the preparing unit via the exhaust gas line, for carbon dioxide. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170016351

Steam power installation comprising valve-stem leakage steam line

A steam power installation has a steam turbine and a valve-stem leakage steam line. A fitting is arranged in the valve-stem leakage steam line, which fitting is used to conduct the valve-stem leakage steam into a suitable valve-stem leakage steam collector, such as into a condenser.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170016336

Blade root for a turbine blade

A turbine blade has a blade, a blade root, and a cover plate between the blade root and the blade. The cover plate has a parallelogram with a front surface and a rear surface and a first bearing surface and a second bearing surface. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170016122

Coating method and component

A coating method for applying a cover layer to a base material is provided. A solder positioned on a surface of the base material is heated until it is molten, for joining the solder to the base material in a heat treatment. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170015330

Method for selecting multiple program functions, method for selecting one program function, associated apparatuses and associated vehicle, ship or aircraft

A method is provided for selecting a plurality of program functions for providing repeatedly implemented functions, e.g., in a vehicle, ship or in an aircraft. The method includes determining a first total performance value based on recorded first single performance values and recorded first dependencies, determining a first total performance value based on determined second single performance values and recorded second dependencies, determining a cluster performance from the first total performance value and from the second total performance value, and the cluster performance value or at least one value determined from the cluster performance value is used for selecting the program functions or of other program functions for providing the repeatedly implemented functions.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170014091

Supplementary system for interferometric x-ray imaging and projective x-ray device

An x-ray device and a supplementary system are provided for interferometric x-ray imaging of a patient on the x-ray device in order to generate projective absorption recordings. An emitter-detector system includes a focus-forming x-ray tube and a digital flat-panel detector having a multiplicity of pixel-generating detector elements. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/19/17 / #20170014030

Endoscope featuring depth ascertainment

An endoscope for determining the depth of a subregion of a cavity may include at least one imaging channel having a first optical axis, with at least one first optical deflection device arranged in the at least one imaging channel. The optical deflection device may be designed to transversely offset the first optical axis parallel to the first optical axis.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170012570

Damped bearing of a rotor shaft

The invention relates to an arrangement for the damped bearing of a rotor shaft (1) of an electric machine. The invention also relates to an electric machine comprising a rotor shaft (1) and at least one such arrangement. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170012487

Electrical machine having a frame and sleeve

The invention relates to an electrical machine (1) comprising a rotor (4) which is rotatably mounted around a rotation axis (5) extending in the axial direction (3) in bearing devices (16, 17), a stator (7) having two axial ends, an air gap between rotor and stator, an interior chamber (10) encompassing the stator (7) and rotor (4), a sleeve (11) encompassing a first part (111) which encloses the interior chamber (10), a frame (12) having a first (123) and a second (121) longitudinal support (123), a first (122) and a second (124) cross-support, and a dividing device (2) on the frame (12). The stator (7) comprises a fastening device (15) for connection to the frame (12) and the dividing device (2) can make the interior chamber accessible from the outside in a plane parallel to the frame (12). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170012481

Reluctance rotor lamination having an opening for stress reduction

The invention relates to a reluctance rotor lamination that permits easy assembly of a rotor, in particular by means of press fitting, wherein there must be sufficient stability. For this purpose, a reluctance rotor lamination (18) is provided, wherein an opening (6, 42) for stress reduction is arranged on each d axis half (32) in each flux-conducting section (24), such that a partial flux-conducting section (36, 37) is formed on each of the two sides of each d axis half (32) in each flux-conducting section (24). ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170011875

Device for switching a direct current

A device for switching a direct current includes an operating current path which has a mechanical switch, a switch-off current path which is connected in parallel to the operating current path and has a power-electronic switch, and a commutation device which allows commutation of the direct current from the operating current path into the switch-off current path. The commutation device includes a transformer.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170010596

Method and configuration system for configuring hardware modules in an automation system

A method for configuring hardware modules in an automation system includes the steps opening or creating a project in a project configuration software package, opening or generating, in the project, where a station has a number of slots, opening a hardware catalog that includes a plurality of hardware module master data records, inserting at least one hardware module master data record for a hardware module from the hardware catalog (into the station, wherein a customization step is performed for the at least one hardware module master data record, where at least one environmental parameter is specified which represents the ambient conditions at the deployment location of the at least one hardware module, and saving the station having the at least one hardware module master data record inserted into the station and with its at least one environmental parameter.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170010182

Assembly and method for testing point machines

A device under test, such as a point machine, which is screwed to two longitudinal supports, which can be individually moved horizontally and vertically—is provided. Thus, a highly flexible solution is created, because even devices under test having unknown or asymmetric dimensions can be fittingly accommodated and positioned. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170010177

Test device for hyperbaric testing of a part of a subsea device and method

A test device for hyperbaric testing of a part of a subsea device is provided. The test device includes a test pot configured to provide a test chamber around of a part of the subsea device that is to be tested. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170010052

Method and device for charging a stratified thermal energy store

A method and a device for charging a stratified thermal energy store are disclosed. According to the method, a working fluid of a heat pump is introduced in the gaseous phase into a liquid heat transfer medium of the stratified thermal energy store at at least one introduction point and is brought into direct physical contact with the heat transfer medium, the pressure in the stratified thermal energy store at the introduction point being greater than or equal to the condensation pressure of the working fluid.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009994

Combustor

A burner includes a pilot burner, a combustion chamber, and a swirler located radially outwardly of the combustion chamber and being adapted to impose a swirling motion on a fuel/air mixture about an axial centerline of the combustion chamber. The pilot burner has a pilot burner face located radially inwardly of the swirler and forms an axially upstream wall of the combustion chamber, the pilot burner face incorporating a pilot fuel injector and an ignitor, both being positioned radially offset from the axial centerline. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009745

Operating a wind turbine being connected to a utility grid both via a hvdc power connection and via an umbilical ac cable with a network bridge controller performing a power and a voltage control

A method is provided for controlling the operation of a wind turbine includes (a) receiving an active power reference signal; (b) determining, based on the active power reference signal and an active power feedback signal, a first voltage control signal and a power controller frequency signal; (c) receiving a power reference signal; (d) determining, based on the power reference signal and the power feedback signal, a power offset frequency signal; (e) determining, based on the power controller frequency signal, a second voltage control signal; (f) determining, based on the power offset frequency signal, an angle signal indicative for an actual angle of a rotating dq reference frame; and (g) controlling the operation of a power converter based on the first voltage control signal, the second voltage control signal, and the angle signal.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009744

Operating a wind turbine being connected to a utility grid solely via an umbilical ac cable with a network bridge controller performing a power and a voltage control

A method for controlling the operation of a wind turbine is provided. The method includes receiving, by means of a power controller, an active power reference signal and an active power feedback signal; determining, by means of the power controller and based on the active power reference signal and the active power feedback signal, a first voltage control signal and a power controller frequency signal; determining, by means of a frequency droop gain unit and based on the power controller frequency signal, a second voltage control signal; determining, by means of a theta integrator unit and based on the power controller frequency signal, an actual angle signal being indicative for an actual angle between a rotating dq reference frame and a stationary abc reference frame; and controlling operation of a network bridge based on the first voltage control signal, the second voltage control signal, and the actual angle signal.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009743

Operating a wind turbine being connected to a utility grid solely via a hvdc power connection with a network bridge controller performing a power and a voltage control

A method for controlling the operation of a wind turbine is provided. The method includes (a) receiving an active power reference signal) and an active power feedback signal; (b) determining, based on the active power reference signal and the active power feedback signal, a first voltage control signal and a power controller frequency signal; (c) determining, based on the power controller frequency signal, a second voltage control signal; (d) determining, based on the frequency reference signal, a frequency controller frequency signal; (e) determining, based on the power controller frequency signal and the frequency controller frequency signal, an actual angle signal being indicative for an actual angle of a rotating dq reference frame; and (f) controlling the operation of a power converter of the wind turbine based on the first voltage control signal, the second voltage control signal, and the actual angle signal.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009738

Wind turbine operation based on a frequency of an ac output voltage signal provided by a power converter of the wind turbine

A method for controlling the operation of a wind turbine which includes a mechanical drive train, an electric generator being mechanically connected to the drive train, and a power converter being electrically connected to the generator is provided. The method comprises (a) determining a frequency of an ac output voltage signal provided by the power converter; (b) recognizing, whether there has been a modification of the determined frequency with respect to a previously determined frequency, which modification is larger than a given threshold; (c) if the modification of the determined frequency is larger than the given threshold, changing a power reference signal for the wind turbine; (d) providing the changed power reference signal to a controller of the wind turbine; and (e) controlling the operation of the wind turbine on the basis of the changed power reference signal.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009666

Fuel supply pipeline system for gas turbine

A fuel supply line system used for a gas turbine, including: fuel gas control valves used for controlling delivery to the gas turbine; a first line used for connecting the fuel gas source to the control valves; a second line used for connecting the control valves to the gas turbine; a monitoring device, configured to be used for determining the pressure inside the pipe at the outlet of the second line near said control valve; and a controller, configured to reduce the effective flow area of the pressure control valves or close the control valves when the determined pressure inside the pipe of the second line is greater than a predetermined pressure.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009598

Method for monitoring a combustor

A method for monitoring a combustor comprising: measuring several times a distance between a first wall of the combustor and either a second wall of the combustor or a sensor of the combustor by the sensor, and concluding from a variation in the distances a formation of deposit on the first and/or second wall and/or sensor, and/or a temperature change within the combustor, and/or a pressure change within the combustor.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009597

Turbo-machine having a thermal transfer line

A turbo-machine having a plurality of component slots accessible from the outside, wherein a thermal transfer line is supplied to at least one section of a component slot such that, upon escape of leakage gas out of the section of the component slot, the leakage gas thermally interacts with the thermal transfer line, wherein the thermal transfer line has a plurality of temperature sensors at different locations on the thermal transfer line and the temperature sensors are designed to detect temperature values on the thermal transfer line at the different locations.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009591

Compressor blade or vane having an erosion-resistant hard material coating

A compressor blade for a gas turbine is provided. The compressor blade has a blade substrate that consists of a metal alloy and has an aluminum diffusion zone on a surface of the blade substrate. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170009590

Orifice element for turbine stator and/or rotor vanes

An orifice element is adapted to be inserted into a recess formed at an external opening of a channel in a turbine stator or rotor vane, the channel being adapted for leading a cooling fluid through the vane. The orifice element has a mounting part formed of a solid material, and an opening part leaving an opening between a first side of the orifice element and a second side of the orifice element, the second side being opposite to the first side.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170008765

Method and apparatus for separation of offgas in the combustion of particular metals

A method is provided for separating offgas from solid and/or liquid reaction products in the combustion of a metal m selected from alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, al and zn, and mixtures thereof, with a combustion gas. In a reaction step, the combustion gas is combusted with the metal m, forming offgas and further solid and/or liquid reaction products, and, in a separation step, the offgas is separated from the solid and/or liquid reaction products. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170008743

Lifting/skidding device with a permanent magnet synchronous motor

A lifting/skidding device includes an electric motor, a gear coupled to the motor and a lifting/skidding mechanism coupled to the gear, wherein the motor is embodied as a permanent magnet synchronous machine. The lifting/skidding device is adapted for lifting/skidding an offshore construction.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170008704

Goods overturning unit, conveyor having the goods overturning unit and method of overturning goods

An overturning system is provided for a conveyor system, in particular an airport baggage conveyor system, which is suitable for transporting goods on a conveyor section. The goods can preferably be transported in the transport direction resting in a stable position on the conveyor section and, as the goods pass the conveyor section, the goods are moved into the stable position with the aid of a goods overturning unit. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/12/17 / #20170008538

Vehicle, in particular rail vehicle, with a vehicle body and a floor

A vehicle, in particular a rail vehicle, includes a vehicle body and a floor. The floor is separated from the vehicle body by a resiliently deformable intermediate member, in at least one edge portion or section adjacent the vehicle body. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170006072

Controller and method for setting up communication links to redundantly operated controllers in an industrial automation system

A method for setting up communication links to redundantly operated controllers in an industrial automation system, in which a first controller is in an active operating state for controlling or regulating a technical process, and a second controller is in a reserve operating state, from which it is placeable into an active operating state in the event the first controller fails, where the first/second controllers respectively store a device identifier associated with the first/second controllers, information about associations between device names and communication network addresses of the first/second controllers is provided in accordance with a name service protocol within at least one subnetwork associated with the first/second controllers, and where retrieval of a piece of address or name information for one of the two controllers involves automatically providing the piece of address or name information to setup a communication link to the other controller based on the respective device identifier.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170005479

Power plant

A power plant contains an internal ac voltage grid, electrical energy generation units which are connected to the internal ac voltage grid, and a hvdc transmission device, which is connected to the internal ac voltage grid, is connectable to an external ac voltage grid via a dc link and enables energy transmission from the internal ac voltage grid in the direction of the external ac voltage grid. The energy generation units feed their power into the internal ac voltage grid via a power electronics converter. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170005478

Installation for transmitting electrical power

An installation for transmitting electrical power between a first and a second alternating voltage network. A self-commutated converter can be connected to the second alternating voltage network, and is connected to a unidirectional rectifier by way of a direct voltage connection. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170004934

Switching device having an exchangeable switching piece assembly

A switching device including a switching chamber, in which a stationary switching piece is arranged opposite a movable switching piece, where the stationary switching piece is placed on a plastic carrier part and this component combination of stationary switching piece and plastic carrier part is configured as an exchangeable switching piece assembly.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170004627

Parameter estimation for mesh segmentation using random walks

A method for segmenting mesh models in digital images includes providing (11) a mesh surface model (v, f, e) of a shape embedded in a 3-dimensional space, providing (12) a ground truth segmentation of the mesh surface model, constructing (13) a feature vector vi composed of underlying geometric properties of the mesh at each vertex point, using (14) the ground truth segmentation and the feature vectors to determine weights wij for edges eij where the weights wij are the probabilities of a random walker crossing edges eij between vertices vi and vj in a random walker segmentation initialized with at least two seeds of different labels.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170003993

File based license management system in virtualization environment

A system for managing software application licenses includes a physical machine (10) including computer system hardware. A hypervisor operates on the physical machine. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170003710

Portable display device

A digital screen operable to display one or more information fields is provided in a portable display device. One or more mechanical indicators, arranged in front of the digital screen, are operable to move along the digital screen. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170003037

Unpressurized heat accumulator with compensation line

A heat accumulator for storing and providing heat energy accruing when power is generated, includes a tank for a fluid, including an expansion line, which exits from the tank and which extends above the tank in order to increase the static pressure in the tank, the expansion line having an open end opposite the tank-side end for establishing a connection between the tank interior and the atmosphere, wherein the expansion line extends into the tank. A method for storing and providing heat energy accruing when power is generated wherein the fluid is used in a district heating grid and is stored in a tank.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170002682

Detection method of sensor in gas turbine

A detection method of a sensor in a gas turbine includes adopting a pressure sensor to measure a pushing force of a push rod; measuring a first rotational angle of a guide vane where a first angle sensor is mounted; measuring a second rotational angle of the guide vane where a second angle sensor is mounted; obtaining a maximum measured rotational angle deviation from the absolute value of a difference value between the first and second rotational angles; calculating a maximum calculated deviation from the pushing force of the push rod; calculating the absolute value of a difference value between the maximum measured deviation and the maximum calculated deviation; and determining that the angle sensors and the pressure sensor have appropriate measurement accuracy; or, if the absolute value is greater than the standard value, determining that the angle and/or pressure sensors require calibration.. . ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170001875

Conversion of metal carbonate into metal chloride

A method for producing metal chloride mx+clx− includes reacting metal carbonate in solid form using phosgene, diphosgene and/or triphosgene to form metal chloride mx+clx−, wherein the metal m is selected from the group containing alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, al and zn, li and mg, or li, for example, and x corresponds to the valency of the metal cations. An apparatus for performing such method is also disclosed.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170001651

Secondary spring having an integrated transverse stop

A secondary spring for a rail vehicle springs a wagon body of the rail vehicle on the chassis of the rail vehicle. The secondary spring is divided along a predefined axis into a first and at least one further, second section. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170001529

Electrical connecting device and charging cable for an electric vehicle

An electrical connecting device for a charging cable is for charging an electric vehicle. The electrical connecting device includes a network-side first connecting element for electrically connecting the connecting device to an electrical supply network and a charging-cable-side second connecting element for connecting the connecting device to a network-side connector of the charging cable. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

01/05/17 / #20170001287

Method and device for securing a threaded element screwed into a threaded seat, method for mounting at least one balancing weight of a turbine, and a turbine

A method for securing a threaded element screwed into a threaded seat wherein the threaded element is at least partially plastically deformed by a deformation element of a tool such that the threaded element is subsequently arranged secured against rotation in the threaded seat. The tool is thereby placed axially in front of the threaded element in that a guide element of the tool is inserted axially in a drive mount of the threaded element, wherein the deformation element thus placed axially in front of the threaded element is accelerated in the direction of the threaded element, and wherein the deformation element shifts relatively with respect to the guide element inserted in the drive mount such that at least the first thread of the threaded element and/or the threaded seat facing the tool is deformed by the deformation element in order to secure the threaded element in the threaded seat.. ... Siemens Aktiengesellschaft








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