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Today, Friday, October 31, 2014
Topic: Sensor technologies.
from the engineer department...
Radar Level Transmitter in Fiber Board Factory
Originally posted by helen on 29 October, 2014 - 11:06 pm
Is radar level transmitter suitable for fiber board factory?
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Instrumentation manufacturers use two different types of non-contacting radar technology. Pulse...
In my experience there are very few applications that cannot be measured with a radar so definitely...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Maintenance department...
Issue with a Siemens 331 AI card
Originally posted by Chris on 28 October, 2014 - 8:31 pm
Experiencing an issue with an output on an AI card. Have a valid analog signal from the field device to the remote I/O PLC, but nothing from there to the control PLC.
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Let's clear something up. How is the transmitter powered? If the only wires are the loop,...
> The 4-20 mA signal from the Red Lion up to the AI card is also good. Does this mean that a...
I have 6 identical units using the 331 and only one of them has this problem. I suspected a common...
Measure the voltage to ground at the AI terminals. It sounds to me like the voltage is outside what...
Hello David, Thank you very much for the response and I apologize for the lack of information...
You haven't told us what kind of signal is coming from the level transmitter (presumably 4-20mA),...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Operations department...
Steam turbine shutdown
Originally posted by C. Reihl on 25 October, 2014 - 7:52 pm
What is the proper sequence for shutting down a combined cycle plant? Gas turbine or Steam Turbine first?
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THANK YOU for the time and effort to help this old man learn a little something about what is...
Hey dude, I didn't even address your comments! I will do that here. > IF the BPV open as...
JFB, Last night's explanation was a more high leveled one, but you are correct in your...
caleb, If you don't mind, I would like to question you about your comments. First, I have never...
Hey! At our 2x1 plant we have 2 GE MS7001FA's exhausting to HRSGs that provide steam to an...
Originally posted by OZI Guy on 30 October, 2014 - 5:37 pm
Is there a published work about expected maximum uncertainty if the recommended straight run for an orifice plate flow measurement is not observed?
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Once you are under 40D/10D straight runs it all depends on your piping layout, the Reynolds number,...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Power generation department...
Generator and Capacitor Bank
Originally posted by fluidflow on 22 July, 2014 - 1:04 am
Totally stumped by the recent brawl over utility of capacitor bank in power generation.
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Dear Phil, I will try to send you a scanned copy of Generator Capability Curves, which in my...
Some useful information. Take care G.Rajesh...
FF... Please play particular attention to Candl_Pete's excellent post. He was able to illustrate...
FF, further to my earlier post, see the following Control.Com thread: ...
FF, problem is clearer. Following is a summary, based on information provided to date: A)...
Posted by mariam on 31 October, 2014 - 4:36 am
Looking for the specifications or the standards for IEC6 1131-2 Type 1/2/3 sensors.
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the Maintenance department...
HMI Firmware for MAGELIS XBT R410
Posted by CHERIF Hamza on 31 October, 2014 - 3:20 am
Problem to upload the firmware to a new HMI MAGELIS XBT R410.
the old HMI is Magelis XBT P021110
The PLC is Schneider TSX Momentum
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Forum department...
Converting a HoneyWell PLC Program
Originally posted by marinus on 21 October, 2014 - 5:58 am
Convert a PLC Program from HoneyWell to Schneider Electric
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> How to convert a Honeywell 620 PLC to Schneider PLC's like the M340 or Quantum > PLC?...
I would ask if you have any paper copy of the program or the software to look at it online...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the ELECTRICAL/INSTRUMENTATION department...
Why IRP Used for Interface Between DCS and MCC
Originally posted by VINNY on 29 October, 2014 - 12:50 am
Why is an IRP panel is used between DCS and MCC?
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VINNY, > Why IRP panel is used between DCS and MCC? I presume by "IRP panel"...
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Forum department...
Blockage in Impulse Lines/ Filling Glycol
Originally posted by Nasser on 30 October, 2014 - 3:23 am
What is the best practice when you have blockage in impulse lines for flow transmitter how can clear the blockage?
what is the best equipment to fill glycol in level dp cell in both H & L sides?
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Hopefully blockage isn't a problem, but to properly fill most d/p systems you need the proper...
Some forum threads on purging impulse lines: Purge with pneumatic differential relays ...
First off, the impulse lines should NEVER incur any blockage. So let's address what is causing the...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the Instrumentation department...
Why shield should be at one end in cabinets
Originally posted by Sudheer on 13 July, 2013 - 10:38 am
When instrument shield connection to ground, why connect at one end of the cable, especially internal cables?
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d, > The electricians only wire what is on the drawing and more than a few engineers have...
The electricians only wire what is on the drawing and more than a few engineers have made grounding...
Agreed. However it needs to be understood that the foil wrap on a single twisted pair is conductive...
You can do whatever you want with your shields:^). The idea behind grounding one end only is that...
Srbg, What you are describing is entirely possible--and would be correct as long as the shield...
Thanks for the info. I am particularly interested in why cannot we make our shield continuous...
Topic: Information resources, documentation.
from the Forum department...
Instrument Learning Materials?
Originally posted by Dave on 30 October, 2014 - 7:54 am
New instrument engineer, could use some help!
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Automation Direct is a web based vendor of PLCs and associated components and controls. They...
Hi, Dave, First of all, let me say I've been lax in reading other non-turbine control...
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the Instrumentation department...
E1063 Mirror Image View
Posted by ghate vinod on 30 October, 2014 - 12:04 pm
Messung/Mitsubishi HMI E1063 mirror view of graphics
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the None department...
convert 4-20mA to 0-5volt!
Originally posted by leyla on 19 August, 2002 - 3:52 am
I want to convert 4-20mA (from a sensor) to 0-5Volt, but I don't know how...
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very useful thank you very much...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the Forum department...
Grounding Current Transformers
Originally posted by gautam on 29 October, 2014 - 1:17 am
Need for grounding of secondary terminal of current transformer.
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Gautam... Q1: The ground-terminal protects endangerment of human life if there is a...
It serves several purposes, one being safety in case of an insulation breakdown. Since the...
Originally posted by John Correa on 28 October, 2014 - 10:55 pm
Are there some useful technician instruments for finding faults in electrical equipment
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You can make some really good guesses with a voltmeter. If the ends show a low voltage there's a...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Solar department...
Modbus Training Courses
Originally posted by Kyle on 19 December, 2013 - 9:37 pm
Looking for Modbus training courses
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I created a course on uDemy called Mastering Modbus RS485 Network Communication for persons wanting...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
RS485 to Analog Input Conversion
Originally posted by cherrypi on 20 October, 2014 - 3:38 am
Is it possible to convert (multiple) readings being transmitted through RS-485 communication to analog signals?
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Thank you Walt. I do agree with you, however the powers-that-be still requested for the research to...
Thank you Curt! This is exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for....
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
SLC500 Communications with Unitronics PLC
Originally posted by Rodger on 17 October, 2014 - 1:38 am
Setting up communications between a Unitronics PLC and SLC 500 PLC
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I think the simplest thing to implement here would be Modbus. The Unitronics can be a Modbus master...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Thermal Engineering department...
Thermal Efficiency Improvement of a Combined Cycle Power Plant
Posted by Sreesankar J on 29 October, 2014 - 3:18 am
Thermal Efficiency Improvement of a Combined cycle power plant by absorbing excess Flue gas temperature without altering any design parameters.
Posted by Josh on 28 October, 2014 - 11:58 pm
The consequence to run cathodic protection DC cable and instrument cable (most 24 VDC) cable in same cable tray.
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Forum department...
Changing SRV Valve setting
Originally posted by 8784597 on 16 October, 2014 - 4:28 pm
I need help to change the set point for SRV open position.
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rwailikhalid, FPRG is a control signal database signal name for P2 Pressure Reference (Fuel...
where i can find FPRG?...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Forum department...
Citect Modnet driver
Originally posted by kk on 19 February, 2014 - 12:43 pm
MODBUS TCP I/O driver modnet not responding to input discrete tags, but is able to read all analog input register data and able to respond to output discrete tags.
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Hi i use multiple modnet device for my I/O device. The problem is the output response...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Power Generation department...
Gas Turbine control - Hardware Part Trip of L4
Originally posted by Neo on 19 October, 2014 - 8:02 am
When Hardware causes the trip of L4
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Neo, I'll try to answer your questions, but I'm not clear on at least one of them. Yes; you...
Very happy to see the detailed discussion. Go ahead for great success. Take care G. Rajesh ...
CSA: I read and reread your response,and it really helps! And thanks for your drawings. ...
Originally posted by mohanad on 26 October, 2014 - 1:48 am
I want to send a signal via MODBUS to Emerson DCS
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CuriousOne, If I only had a nickel for every time I have heard that refrain I would be a very,...
Topic: Information resources, documentation.
from the Fire alarm department...
Speaker Strobe for Class 2 Div 1 Rated Area
Posted by Bob on 28 October, 2014 - 10:31 am
Explosion proof/dust proof equipment needs
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the LITTLE GRASSHOPPERS department...
MODBUS Radio Network
Originally posted by JIMMY SALDIVIAS on 26 October, 2014 - 10:29 am
How many radio receivers do I need in a MODBUS EIA-485 network using VERIS H8830?
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Thank you Koen for your help. Where can I get hands on a document who explains how these radios...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Instrumentation department...
Mark V A6 state
Originally posted by G.Rajesh on 22 October, 2014 - 12:33 pm
Mark V <C> at A6 state after modify and download IO.ASS and IOCFG
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Thanks Bob for your feedback. No we couldn't locate the card as when it was at A6 and found...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the INSTRUMENT department...
Grounding Problem in Siemens DCS
Originally posted by RAJESH on 26 October, 2014 - 4:50 pm
In DCS panel the resistance measured between power earth and signal earth vary from 24 ohm to 160 ohm in different panels.
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My apologies, I see now that I misread your post. You should not have that much resistance...
You need to be specific not only with the resistance magnitudes you describe but also how you are...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the Automation Safety department...
AB or Siemens Equivalent Safety Product as Sick's Flexi-Loop
Originally posted by Weida on 23 September, 2014 - 11:49 am
Is there any Allen Bradley or Siemens safety product that has similar modular capbilities as Sick's Flexi-Loop system?
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Looking forward to reading more. Great article. Much thanks again. Much obliged....

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