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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
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Bogaat on 20 August, 2014 - 1:41 pm
Web based HMI for Greenhouse
Looking for an affordable OPC Web based HMI solution
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Gerald Beaudoin on 20 August, 2014 - 8:04 am
Control Valve Cycle Measurement
How to measure the control valve cycles?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Ali on 20 August, 2014 - 7:30 am
Isochronous Load Sharing on Dissimilar Generators
Advantages of isochronous load sharing over iso-droop mode configuration of three generators.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Aravazhi on 20 August, 2014 - 4:21 am
Steam Consumption for 50 Hz and 60 Hz
The Steam consumptions for using 50Hz & 60Hz
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Kevin on 20 August, 2014 - 2:04 am
Runtime Alarm Management OPC
Looking for runtime Alarm management OPC
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by BobLemonjello on 19 August, 2014 - 10:50 pm
iFix 3.5 Windows OS and Windows 7
Will iFix 3.5 run on Windows 7?
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Andrew on 19 August, 2014 - 7:18 pm
Lightning Sensor
I'm trying to find a lightning sensor
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Vinu on 19 August, 2014 - 5:43 pm
Load Commutated Inverter and Generator Neutral
Difference in GE & SIEMENS Load Commutated Inverters.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by ioudas on 19 August, 2014 - 1:16 pm
BM85 connections to a 984 265 Via MODBUS
Trying to connect a bm85 to a 984 265. Via MODBUS+
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by BOB on 19 August, 2014 - 8:23 am
Increase External Load Mode of Turbine
How can we increase initial load of GT (GE 9FA) after startup while being in external load?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by kk on 19 August, 2014 - 6:12 am
Accessing Real Time in GE FANUC PLC
How to get real time in GE FANUC VERSAMAX PLC for a calculation.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Kamaraj on 19 August, 2014 - 5:47 am
Replacing a Ball Valve with a Different Control Valve
how can we replace mechanically ball valve into electric or pneumatic valve?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Jolek on 18 August, 2014 - 1:36 pm
Unable To put MKVIe Controller Back Online
Turbine MKVIe controllers not reaching online state
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by JW on 18 August, 2014 - 10:03 am
DNP3 Communication Issue - Transfering Program to MicroLogic PLC Via DNP3
Development and transfer of logic on RSLogix to PLC via DNP3
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Sadashiv Bhise on 18 August, 2014 - 8:12 am
Air filter DP v/s Air Flow
On rainy days Gas turbine unit load drops from 108 MW to 70 MW, reduction in air flow although there no increase in DP across Air filter.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by banny on 18 August, 2014 - 4:45 am
Earthing a Collocated Shelter That Feeds Separate Generators
How earth the collocated shelter that feed from one generator and spaced far apart?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by . on 18 August, 2014 - 4:41 am
Mark 4 Speedtronics HSAA Card jumper position for SRV, GCV Calibration
What is the position for Mark 4 HSAA card jumper when we want to perform calibration?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by casualguy on 18 August, 2014 - 3:28 am
Local Fault on SLC 500
Local fault indication on our SLC 500
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by faisal on 17 August, 2014 - 5:40 am
MARK VI Out of Service During Start Up of Combined Cycle
During start up combined cycle, GE 9E mark VI gas turbine tripped.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by fluidflow on 16 August, 2014 - 11:13 am
Understanding Run Back in Burner Management System
What is Run Back in a Boiler Operation?
Power generation equipment control. topic
Posted by Storm Rider on 15 August, 2014 - 4:35 pm
Steam TG Low Frequency Operation in Island Mode
Can I generate more power using low frequency operation of STG?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by MPAC on 15 August, 2014 - 1:29 pm
Difference Between Mark V Type 'A' or 'B' Panel
What is the difference between a Mark V type 'A' and a type 'B' Panel? Can you tell by looking at it?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Harvard on 15 August, 2014 - 1:17 pm
Slave Device Lacks Connection to RS-485 Common Connection
Need to know how a slave device that lacks access to the RS-485 COMMON manage to maintain a Receiver common mode voltage between -7 and +12.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Oil & Gas on 15 August, 2014 - 12:11 pm
Communication Between Telemetry System P6008/9 and Computer
I need to know how to communicate between telemetering system and PC using cables RS232.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Don Wier on 15 August, 2014 - 10:55 am
Concepts 2.5 SR2 Error on Windows 8.1
I am getting error os errno: -35 and then error id: AL-11343. I found the solution for Windows 7 but cannot find a solution for Windows 8.1.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by ABB 800xa on 15 August, 2014 - 10:03 am
ABB 800xA Operator Station Disabled. Unable to Connect Operator Station
Our ABB 800xA DCS server restarted automatically. During restart, all operator stations hung. Unable to connect. Need help resolving the problem.
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