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Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Kev Magee on 1 October, 2014 - 11:57 am
Rustronic Mk2 Information
Looking for information on Rustronic Mk2 GT controllers
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by JustinDee on 1 October, 2014 - 7:49 am
PLC timed sequence
is it possible to stop all TON TOFF timers?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by putrasuha on 30 September, 2014 - 10:25 pm
Foxboro I/A series tutorial
Foxboro tutorial
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by karim elrawy on 30 September, 2014 - 1:05 pm
Flow Divider Problem in GE Frame 9e Turbine
Looking for advice on maintaining flow divider in our GE frame 9e turbine
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Sandra on 29 September, 2014 - 8:12 am
General Questions about MODBUS
A few questions about MODBUS protocol
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Marx on 29 September, 2014 - 12:46 am
Open Source PLC Programming Software
I wanted to know what are the best open source PLC Programming software to use
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Brian on 28 September, 2014 - 9:18 pm
Connectivity and Controller Tags for VB.NET 2012 OPC RSLinx
Setting up connectivity for VB.NET 2012 OPC. How do I list the TAGs in my controller?
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Ravindra K Maheshwari on 28 September, 2014 - 6:16 am
Over-speeding of Slave Motor in Rock Conveying System
Rock coveyor is being driven by Master and slave, two motors in load sharing mode. Slave motor is over-speeding when master gets higher loads.
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Pradeep on 28 September, 2014 - 5:16 am
Load cell output mV linearity
Whether load cell output in mV will linearly increment according to weight added to it?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Sakthi Venkatesh on 27 September, 2014 - 5:00 am
Reversing the Range for Level Transmitter While Measuring Level
After calibrating, why we are reversing the range for Level Transmitter while measuring Level?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by MJ on 27 September, 2014 - 3:58 am
Mark-VIe Servers
Functions of Servers provided with Mark-VIe
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Bhaskar Mittal on 26 September, 2014 - 12:53 pm
RS485 Connnection to DV-6 VE4006P2
Connecting DCS to VFDs on 485 Modbus RTU
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by BJM on 26 September, 2014 - 9:13 am
Load Shading System
Looking for detail knowledge on the Load shading system
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Bhavin on 26 September, 2014 - 9:06 am
Governor Control in Speed Control Mode
Islanding problem when grid trips. The case happens only 5 times out of 100, rest everything goes good.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Sandra Calvo on 26 September, 2014 - 3:56 am
Master Thesis Guidance With Protocols
Trying to decide which communication protocol is better for the API I am designing for my Master Thesis.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Amer on 26 September, 2014 - 3:30 am
Contactless Card Reader and PLC
How to connect contactless card reader to PLC?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Vikrant Makwana on 25 September, 2014 - 5:39 am
How accurate is to calculate energy at 5 second rate
Voltage, current and power factor (per phase), are acquired every 5 seconds. How accurately, can we calculate energy.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Simon on 25 September, 2014 - 4:21 am
Why Consider Third Party Companies When Retrofitting/Supporting Your Gas Turbine Controls
Why do people who believe that the OEM is the best alternative for off-warranty service & retrofit contracts why?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by cmshelton on 24 September, 2014 - 8:22 pm
Controlling Diffrent Cookers Using Same HMI
control different cookers on each others HMI
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Mark on 24 September, 2014 - 5:01 pm
HMI with Generic Serial Port
Looking for an HMI with a generic serial port that can be controlled via scripting.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Erwin on 24 September, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Stability of Generators in Isochronous Mode
Why are two or more engines (gen sets) in Isochronous mode without load sharing make the system unstable?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Abdolazim Hasseli on 24 September, 2014 - 1:45 am
ProSafe-RS, Is It Online Configurable?
Notes when selecting ProSafe-RS as ESD system.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Ali on 24 September, 2014 - 1:21 am
Mark-VI Communication with ABB DCS Over OPC
OPC Communication between Mark-VI and ABB Freelance AC800F fails resulting in hanging of all ABB Operator Stations.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Mohannad on 23 September, 2014 - 11:58 pm
Upgrade Diesel Starter of GE Frame 5 Gas Turbine
upgarde our old deisel starter system of GE frame 5 Gas turbine
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Weida on 23 September, 2014 - 11:49 am
AB or Siemens Equivalent Safety Product as Sick Flexi-Loop
Is there any Allen Bradley or Siemens safety product that has similar modular capbilities as Sick's Flexi-Loop system?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by TexasPower on 23 September, 2014 - 11:22 am
Generator Voltage
What determines how fast the voltage collapses if you remove the field current?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by sensorless on 23 September, 2014 - 4:58 am
Encoder input module in PLC
For a 1700 ppr encoder input, is it necessary to use a High Speed Digital Input module in PLC?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by haroon0023 on 23 September, 2014 - 3:47 am
Synchronizing Two ABB DCS Controllers
One type of status reading of ABB DCS says they are Synchronized, but other says they are 35% in Synchronized.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Daneezy on 22 September, 2014 - 4:48 pm
Difference Between Standard Combustor and DLN Combustion
Please what is the difference between a standard combustor and a DLN combustion system?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Sadiq on 22 September, 2014 - 2:27 pm
Gas Turbine Effect on Refrigeration Cycle
How does gas turbine efficiency effect the refrigeration cycle?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Litto on 22 September, 2014 - 2:06 am
Thermocouple Temperature Drops Suddenly
Unexplained temperature drop while process is running
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Arosha on 21 September, 2014 - 9:55 am
Emergency Stop Wiring for Multiple Remote ESTOPs
What is the standard to connect multiple remote ESTOPs serially to Estop Monitor Relay
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Andrew on 21 September, 2014 - 7:39 am
Sliding Mode Control - MATLAB
Need help simulating sliding mode controller using MATLAB/SIMULINK
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Daneezy on 20 September, 2014 - 3:53 pm
What Is CEMS Used For?
What is CEMS used for and how does it operate in Power Generation gas turbines (GE Frame 9e)?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Ajay Waghmare on 20 September, 2014 - 3:44 am
Enable Register Read in LabView
When reading registers in MODBUS using LabViewm, how do I read data from registers at addresses 43XXX?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Beavis Cleavis on 19 September, 2014 - 1:07 pm
Non-Isolated and Isolated Modbus Slaves on Bus
Bus contains isolated and non-isolated slaves. Considerations when connecting everything together?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Kevin Williams on 18 September, 2014 - 12:27 pm
WDFP QLC Card Download
Problem downloading to QLC card with LC Loader
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Ivan on 18 September, 2014 - 11:18 am
Mark V Diagnostic Alarms
Mark V TMR control panel, MS5001P, Diagnostic Alarms
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Psahu on 18 September, 2014 - 10:49 am
Information regarding tag in Control logix over Ethernet/IP
Are controller tag details for control logix is available on ethernet/IP? Using 1756-EN2T module in controller chassis for communication.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Mk6TA on 18 September, 2014 - 8:31 am
Frame 9e Bearing Drawings
Bearing #1 drawings for a GE Frame 9e are missing.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Cris on 17 September, 2014 - 2:27 pm
PROSOFT MVI56-MNET Slave Response Time
PROSOFT MVI56-MNET communication response time and performance
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Psahu on 17 September, 2014 - 10:20 am
Communication Between Control Logix and Centum VP Using Ethernet/IP
Communication not getting established between Yokogawa (ALE-111) and Control logix using Ethernet/IP.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Alex on 17 September, 2014 - 3:07 am
Gas Turbine Rachet/Starting Problems
After trip found SSS clutch calibrated bolts broken
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Khalid Ur Rehman on 16 September, 2014 - 12:36 pm
Upgrading Yokogawa CS3000 R3 DCS
Our existing DCS is only compliant with Windows XP HMI's having Vnet communication. What is the best way to upgrade the system for compliance with Windows-7 and having Vnet/IP communication?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by visitor on 16 September, 2014 - 7:29 am
TSX Premium PLC Problem
Telemecanique TSX Premium PLC unstable operation
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by timalg on 16 September, 2014 - 2:31 am
Emerson Delta V Training
Looking for online training of Delta V Emerson
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ariel on 15 September, 2014 - 2:45 pm
Yokogawa DCS Analog Module AAI143
Difference between analog mA value and their correspondent raw value.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Chris IWO on 14 September, 2014 - 10:56 pm
Proficy Machine Edition 8.0
Proficy Machine Edtion 8.0 and 8.5
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by connected on 14 September, 2014 - 2:31 pm
Power Meter Destroys Modbus RTU Bus Communication?
Problem with SCADA system that supervises electrical power flow for a residential building. Connected with Modbus RTU over RS485 daisy-chained 2-wire. The communication on the bus seems to be destroyed with Schneider PM750 connected.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Dan on 14 September, 2014 - 9:37 am
Removing Flow Divider Instrumentation on GE 7EA Turbine
GE 7EA turbine, will removing flow divider instrumentation affect operation on Fuel Gas, Mark IV Startup Lockout?
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Pele1 on 14 September, 2014 - 8:44 am
Wafers Handling Robotics Arms
Questions about robotics arms and the accuracy requirements in manufacturing
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by rbhadani on 14 September, 2014 - 5:39 am
Communication between Triconex PLC and Matrikon OPC Server Using TCM Module
Issue with Communication between Triconex PLC for SOE and Matrikon OPC server using TCM Module
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Fazle Hassan on 13 September, 2014 - 11:36 am
Generator Maintenance
The generator tripped due to earth fault. We found some particles which defected the stator bar shorted to core. Now the surface of core is also damaged.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Tracy on 13 September, 2014 - 8:01 am
Power Plant Performance
What are the important process parameters for power plant performance?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Mohammad Kashif on 13 September, 2014 - 5:03 am
Fluid Variable Speed Drive Hunting
Hunting problem in scoop of Voith Geared Variable Speed Coupling R 18 K 500 M
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Jiftim on 12 September, 2014 - 2:15 pm
TDC 3000 Remote Station Hanging
Remote Honeywell ES-T hangs with the RPS kit. Is it possible to extend the LCN using fiber without using obsolete Honeywell equipment?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by paru on 12 September, 2014 - 12:34 pm
Different Parameters on Siemens 7SJ6005 Relays
Why are some of the parameters in new Siemens 7SJ6005 relay missing or different from relay model with the same part number?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Mihir Ramkrishna on 12 September, 2014 - 12:45 am
Voltage Levels in DO Cards of PLC
Which DO cards are better from the Reliability perspective - cards 24 VDC or cards that give 110 VAC?
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by farid on 11 September, 2014 - 10:13 pm
Bently Nevada 1900/65A Equipment Monitor Input Problem
Vendor converts input signal before 1900/65A and convert back to same signal at the output
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by jackson on 11 September, 2014 - 1:07 pm
ABB CP430T HMI
Setting up a trends (graph) in ABB CP430T HMI
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by suryapadhu on 11 September, 2014 - 12:01 pm
AVR Functioning and MVAR control
AVR Functioning and MVAR control for Gas and Steam turbines
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Paul on 11 September, 2014 - 11:28 am
RSLinx issue in VMWare WIn 7 32 bit VM
I can do a serial upload and download but I cannot go online with RSLogix 500 inside a VM running WIn 7 32 bit
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by VM on 11 September, 2014 - 8:25 am
Mark V Signal Scaling in HMI
Exciter signals gain in mark V
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by sandeep on 11 September, 2014 - 6:27 am
ABB Flowmeter -Flow Data Is Less
flow meter data is less compared to other flowmeters
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Anurag Purohit on 11 September, 2014 - 2:55 am
Concept 2.6 Compatiblity Issue
Running windows 8.1 64bit OS and have a concept 2.6 compatibility issue.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Syed Waqar Azeem on 11 September, 2014 - 1:05 am
Siemens S5 CPU 922 Run and Stop LED Do Not Turn ON
Run and Stop LED on front of Siemens S5 922 CPU doesn't turn ON on powering of rack. Only BASP LED on front of CPU is turned ON.
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by duks on 10 September, 2014 - 3:17 pm
Gas Chromo readings
Retention time of gas chromo
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by rosemount on 10 September, 2014 - 2:20 pm
Level Transmitter on Condensate Drum
Erratic reading for level transmitter on condensate drum
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by CB on 10 September, 2014 - 10:46 am
Power Factor on LV/HV Sides of a Transformer
how to analyse the power factor of a system across a transformer
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Neo on 10 September, 2014 - 10:27 am
When Will 88CR start?
GT start up sequence, when will 88CR get started?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Rama on 10 September, 2014 - 5:57 am
How To Read an Instrument Loop Diagram
Understanding an instrument loop diagram
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Toumi on 10 September, 2014 - 5:17 am
Downloading VPRO Software to MARK 6
MK6 VPRO Y configuration download
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Manoj Baviskar on 10 September, 2014 - 4:10 am
Generator Turbine Speed Control
Effect of Reactive load throw off on Turbine (GTG) speed after Generator independent from Grid power.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Blackbird307 on 10 September, 2014 - 12:53 am
PID Control In an Elevator
How can a PID or PI be used in an application involving elevators with a pulley?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Yayati Sule on 9 September, 2014 - 3:24 pm
Using Programing Languages for Data Acquisition
Use of Programming languages in Automation.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Jay on 9 September, 2014 - 4:49 am
Redundancy of Byte Count and Quantity
Is there a need for both fields "Byte Count" _and_ "Quantity"?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Sanjeev on 9 September, 2014 - 4:16 am
Choke Valve Control
Choke valve control using 2 pulse outputs from DCS
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by wahidul islam on 8 September, 2014 - 3:26 pm
Database Files To Backup for Future ABB Procontrol DCS Failure
list of files to copy/back up for any failure future of ABB procontrol p14 DCS system
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by wahidul islam on 8 September, 2014 - 3:14 pm
Binary Signal Sent From PLC Is Not Energizing Solenoid Valve
PLC system binary signal is unlatch valve instead of holding
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Kamaraj on 8 September, 2014 - 7:11 am
Temperature Transmitter
How can we test a Temperature Transmitter Accuracy?
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Dinesh on 8 September, 2014 - 1:16 am
GFD Chokes?
What does GFD Chokes mean? Is it related to gas flow calculations?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Thota on 7 September, 2014 - 6:04 am
PLC to Stepper Motor with Driver Combination Connectivity
Motor driver converts the pulse/direction signals to the proper A and B phase signals for the motor, but does not reach maximum speed.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Ashwin on 7 September, 2014 - 2:36 am
Calculating Motor Specifications To Run a Conveyor
How to calculate specifications for motor to run conveyor system?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ahmadreza Tarakameh on 6 September, 2014 - 11:52 pm
Configuring Simatic ET200s and IEC 60870-5-104
how to configure Simatic ET200s- IM151-8 for IEC-104 connection with High leit HMI
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Stephen Roche on 6 September, 2014 - 3:17 pm
9FA Gas Turbine Unloading Rate
GE 9FA unloading rate in auto stop sequence for multishaft unit.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Rakesh Jaganiya on 5 September, 2014 - 11:10 pm
Generator Parallel with Grid
Unbalance current seems in incoming as well as outgoing feeders whenever we run our generator parallel with GRID.
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Vlad S. on 5 September, 2014 - 4:02 pm
Modbus RTU 2 slaves simulator
How to simulate two Modbus RTU Slaves
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by vpsopm on 5 September, 2014 - 1:48 pm
2+1 CC both GTs tripped and Steam Turbine was still producing 30MW
2+1 CC GTs both tripped and Steam Turbine was still synchronised on grid producing 30 MW!
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by mahmoud fawzy on 4 September, 2014 - 7:10 pm
DCS analog input problem
DCS Analog input signals didn't work with ADAM card
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Jess B on 4 September, 2014 - 5:01 pm
MES only to connect DCS to ERP?
1) How realistic is it to have a control recipe from ERP to DCS?
2) Is it worth doing an MES just for this?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by john on 4 September, 2014 - 3:51 pm
Endress Hauser Gammapilot M FMG60 Pulse Rate
Background calibration average Pulse rate is 0 for Endress hauser Gammapiolt M FMG60 instrument for measuring level in Hutch.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by RAJESH on 4 September, 2014 - 2:11 pm
Gap Voltage and Radial Vibration
If gap voltage in radial vibration is set at -11v dc, will it make any difference in measuring radial vibration ie. its dynamic value mm/s pp?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by ncc on 4 September, 2014 - 8:00 am
Need help with Swirl Chart for Siemens 501F
We need references for determining the swirl for a 501F engine to match thermocouples to combustor basket.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Ansari on 4 September, 2014 - 3:41 am
Loading a BLDC Motor
Simplest way to load a BLDC motor
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by jack on 3 September, 2014 - 10:12 pm
Earthing Mat Substation
Depth of Earthing Mat
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by TANWEER on 3 September, 2014 - 8:57 pm
Using a Standpipe with DP Level Transmitter
Can we use a standpipe with a DP type level transmitter?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Luca Gallina on 3 September, 2014 - 7:15 pm
HMI screens design
HMI fields and screens design
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Anil Bathra on 3 September, 2014 - 9:50 am
Level Transmitter for Submersible Pump
Which level transmitter will be the best choice for measuring the level of a well of 400 m depth?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Bare on 3 September, 2014 - 3:41 am
Dixell XC645 MODBUS Register
Looking for information about MODBUS to connect to the registers in a Dixell XC645CX regulator
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Mads Kusk Hansen on 2 September, 2014 - 2:26 pm
Programing Kawasaki robots
Looking for information about the language that is used to program Kawasaki robot arms.
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