Carnegie Mellon University

ChemE Computing

Chemical Engineering Computing

Connecting to Remote Labs

Unit Ops Fall 2020

There are multiple options available for connecting to view and/or control the various experiments for the Fall 2020 Unit Ops lab course. Teams should designate one remote member to control the experiment. Other remote students should connect as "Viewer" only. The three experiments are 

Heat Transfer:

Pressure Swing Adsorption:


The VNC passwords for all experiments are the same:

Viewer: dha100!
Controller: RRLab#!!

You must connect to the CMU Campus VPN if you are off campus or you will not be able to connect:

Currently VNC connection methods are preferred. Windows users are welcome to use "Remote Panels", but must have LabView installed to do so.


**Windows user must installed the TightVNC client by following instructions here before proceeding

  1. Launch the Viewer from the Start Menu
  2. Enter the hostname for the experiment you want to connect to (See Above). Then press "Connect"
  3. When prompted enter either the "Viewer" or "Controller" password
    Enter Password
  4. Press OK and you should be connected. (Heat Transfer shown below)


You must have LabView installed to proceed with Remote Panels. See the installation instructions here.


MacOS has a suitable VNC client included so no install is necessary for Mac clients.

  1. Using the Mac search, type "screen sharing"
  2. Double-Clic the "Screen Sharing" item in the list
    screen sharing
  3. At the "Connect to:" dialog enter the experiment hostname (See Above)
    Screen Sharing
  4. If you have previously connected, the hostname will show in the list. When ready press "Connect" to proceed
  5. When prompted enter either the "Viewer" or "Controller" password from above and click Sign-In
  6. You are now connected to the experiment. (Heat Transfer shown for reference)
This is currently unsupported due to a bug. We are working with National Instruments to resolve the issue.