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MicroNet Plus Control System

MicroNet Plus Control System

MicroNet Plus Control System


The MicroNet™ Plus control system is an upgrade for NetCon and is a flexible, state-of-the-art digital control system designed specifically for prime mover control applications such as:

  • Gas Turbine Control
  • Steam Turbine Control
  • Hydro Turbine Control
  • Diesel and Gas Engine Control

MicroNet Plus features, including redundant or simplex CPUs, modular I/O, flexible software environment, and highly accurate time synchronization make it ideal for its target markets:

  • Power Generation
  • Process Industries
  • Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Marine Transportation

MicroNet Plus control system flexibility and modularity adapt from simple applications with limited I/O to the most complex applications and processes with extensive I/O. I/O modules and application software provide the control engineer with the flexibility to control or monitor every parameter and process of typical applications, including:

  • Speed and Load Control
  • Temperature and Process Control
  • Combustion Control
  • Anti-Surge Control
  • System Sequencing and Package Auxiliary Control
  • Alarm + Shutdown annunciation

MicroNet Plus features and performance are specifically designed for the rigorous requirements of prime mover control. CPU capability, application software recursion rates and determinism, software algorithms, I/O signal conditioning and filtering, and numerous other features combine with long-term support and Woodward service to ensure a smooth start-up and long support life. These features create the ideal product when performance matters:

  • Rigorous load rejection performance
  • Complex DLE fuel control algorithms
  • Incipient Surge Detection
  • Long-term naval programs


The MicroNet Plus control is a VME-based, modular control system with redundant or simplex CPU and power supply options and a variety of I/O module choices. Additional chassis may be added to accommodate larger systems.

CPUs may be simplex or redundant, depending on customer requirements. A simplex CPU system can be upgraded to redundant CPUs by simply adding a second CPU and making a minor software change.

I/O Module selection is customized to match customer requirements. I/O can be configured in any combination of simplex, duplex, or triplex and in any combination of analog, discrete, and specialty modules. I/O modules allow for hot replacement without removing control power.

The MicroNet Plus control utilizes Woodward’s proven graphical application programmer (GAP) software. This function block format programming language provides an efficient means to program prime mover control logic. A Ladder Logic programming environment is also available for those users familiar with this programming structure.

If you need to upgrade your NetCon to MicroNet Plus, or need to order, repair, retrofit or customize a solution for your NetCon or MicroNet Plus Control System, call us at 877-544-5201.


MicroNet™ Plus

Control System, Redundant

Product Specification 03333


  • EC61508 SIL-3 Certified
  • Simplex or redundant CPU configurations
  • Real-time multi- tasking VxWorks ® operating system
  • Deterministic update rates as fast as 5 ms
  • Improved control system availability and reliability
  • SNTP compliant for time synchronization
  • Expandable with redundant real- time network available in CAT-5 or fiber optic configurations
  • Ethernet communications
  • Simplex or dual power supplies
  • Modular I/O
  • Time stamping of events to 1 ms
  • Hot replacement of modules for on- line repair

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