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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.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by RigMan on 2 September, 2014 - 1:41 pm
Generator Load Sharing Issue
High amps on one generator
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by saha on 2 September, 2014 - 5:46 am
Gas Turbine Cannot Reach Minimum Operating Speed for Complete Sequence
Gas turbine HP shaft speed does not reach minimum operating speed
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Izhar on 2 September, 2014 - 5:21 am
Initial Torque Required for Gas Turbine
How to calculate the initial torque required by gas turbine
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by hiren on 31 August, 2014 - 7:49 am
Communication Between Emerson DeltaV DCS and Wonderware
Communicating through FSGateway between Emerson DCS DeltaV and Wonderware System platform
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Shaiq Bashir on 31 August, 2014 - 2:47 am
Wet Leg Carried Over Problem in Differential Pressure Transmitters
The seal which is filled in wetleg of DPT, is carried away with pipe fluid.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Andrew on 31 August, 2014 - 12:41 am
Sliding Mode Control
Help with Anti-swing Sliding Mode Controller for Gantry Crane
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by RLovell on 29 August, 2014 - 1:08 pm
High School Math - How is this used in the real world?
My high school students ask when/how/if abstract topics like polynomials, factoring, rational functions are ever actually used in the Real World. I don't know..maybe you do?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Wade on 29 August, 2014 - 8:54 am
Siemens Statement Help
Converting a Siemens S5 program to ladder and need help with a block.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by RAJESH on 29 August, 2014 - 4:17 am
Difference Between IP and MAC Addresses
What is the difference between IP address and MAC address?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Sagar on 28 August, 2014 - 11:48 am
parallel operation of generator
We are having 18MW captive power plant to fulfill requirement of power and steam in company.
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Neo on 28 August, 2014 - 10:48 am
Getting a better understanding of GT control PART 3
Getting a better understanding of GT control PART 3
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by N.V.Q on 28 August, 2014 - 2:49 am
Mark VIe Governor control
What are the basics of governor control?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ankur Gajjar on 27 August, 2014 - 5:20 am
Data Acquisition from Siemens S7 317-2-PN/DP PLC
Data Acquisition of measured temperature value (by means of 2 wire RTD) from Siemens S7-317-2-PN/DP PLC to Excel/LabView/Matlab
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Rashid on 27 August, 2014 - 12:46 am
Customized Control System ExD Enclosure
We have procured a Customized PLC ExD Enclosure.

Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by jmgusmer on 26 August, 2014 - 6:34 pm
Running Analog Signal
I need help with running analog signal alongside some 110 lines
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by RM on 26 August, 2014 - 5:11 pm
UL Inspectors
Now that we're on CPAP (UL's naughty list) we are being 'asked' to purchase their training package for better inspection results.
Local and wide area networking in factory automation. topic
Posted by danaqu on 26 August, 2014 - 2:53 pm
MODBUS to Lan Convertor
Looking for a MODBUS to Lan convertor.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Paul Kraemer on 26 August, 2014 - 2:12 pm
Hot Air Dryer Supply / Exhaust Air Handling
Supply and exhaust air handling control method evaluation.
Programming languages. topic
Posted by Roberto Carabajal on 26 August, 2014 - 1:50 pm
Java PID example
I am searching a PID controller example in Java with source code.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by giorgioCDB on 26 August, 2014 - 11:34 am
Installation of Ex-ia Converters in Ex-ia Junction Box
Installing Ex-ia converters in Ex-ia Junction Box instead of EX-d
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Bill K on 26 August, 2014 - 11:23 am
Siemens Procidia upgrade
update info? Upgrading from Siemens 3.1 to latest version.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by arun on 26 August, 2014 - 8:38 am
Communication between Cimplicity Scada and ABB AC 800 M PLC
How to get data from an ABB AC800M plc to display in Cimplicity SCADA
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Kevin Frechette on 26 August, 2014 - 8:33 am
Defeated Circuit Breaker
Is it possible to defeat a circuit breaker?
Local and wide area networking in factory automation. topic
Posted by Tarun on 25 August, 2014 - 1:23 pm
TCP/IP over Ethernet
Is TCP/IP on ethernet better?
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Christian on 25 August, 2014 - 7:59 am
Adding Two 4 -20 ma Signals to Equal One Output Signal
Adding two 4-20 ma signals to equal one 4-20 ma output signal without a PLC
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Notle on 25 August, 2014 - 3:32 am
ABB Diode Supply Unit
Ground fault on diode supply unit
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Rushi Shroff on 24 August, 2014 - 2:57 pm
Why Industrial Automation & Robotics in Mechanical Engineering if it's more electricity?
Master of technology in Industrial Automation & Robotics
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by bilo7 on 24 August, 2014 - 12:30 pm
9E Generator Trips on Open Breaker When Under Excitation
trip 9e generator open breaker when underexcitation
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Mahmoud Alshimy on 24 August, 2014 - 5:16 am
9FA Gas Turbine Water Injection
Water injection service varies greatly for GE gas turbine loads.
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Snake on 23 August, 2014 - 12:36 pm
0 - 10v Sensor Output Spikes or Dips Periodically
0-10v sensor output not as stable as I'd like
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Mani Singh on 22 August, 2014 - 6:53 am
Oil injector in Turbine Oil System
Function of Oil Injector in Turbine Oil System
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Mike divine on 22 August, 2014 - 5:32 am
Controller Watch Dog and Output Loop Failure Detection
Challenges with achieving the processor watchdog and output loop failure functionality with Eurotherm 3504.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by winds_977 on 21 August, 2014 - 11:59 am
Difference Between Full Load and Rated Conditions
Confused between the terms full load and rated conditions.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Anil Bathra on 21 August, 2014 - 8:58 am
Self Actuated Pressure Control Valve
What happens when Upstream pressure of Self actuated pressure control valve (downstream) is less than set Pressure?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Kamaraj on 21 August, 2014 - 7:42 am
Calculating Pressure Transmitter Range
How can we test Rangeability of Pressure Transmitter?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Seyed Soheil Mansouri on 21 August, 2014 - 6:46 am
PI Controller on a Reactive Distillation Column
Tuning a PI controller for a dynamic reactive distillation column model.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ashiq on 21 August, 2014 - 2:08 am
Fuse Monitor Alarm infi-90 DCS
Fuse monitor slave alarm of IMDSI02-NTDI01 DCS Infi90
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Gerry Finn on 20 August, 2014 - 6:15 pm
Sample Program for Twido Suite
sending the value of a register as a SMS message
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Eric on 20 August, 2014 - 5:34 pm
Chain & gearbox selection for factory automation
Selection process for gearboxes & chain for conveyors & packaging machines
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Eric on 20 August, 2014 - 5:14 pm
Pipe sizing for fluids and pump/motor selection
How do you select pipe size, metal as well as corresponding pump type with motors for process industry?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by David on 20 August, 2014 - 3:07 pm
Adding Modbus register values together
How can you add MODBUS registers?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by JazzyB on 20 August, 2014 - 2:01 pm
Wonderware Intouch clock
Intouch help in creating an HMI to regulate start and stop time
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