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Today, Monday, September 22, 2014
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Instrumentation department...
Thermocouple Temperature Drops Suddenly
Originally posted by Litto on 22 September, 2014 - 2:06 am
Unexplained temperature drop while process is running
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Somewhere between the hot junction and the analog input there's a short circuit in the extension...
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the Forum department...
Web based HMI for Greenhouse
Originally posted by Bogaat on 20 August, 2014 - 1:41 pm
Looking for an affordable OPC Web based HMI solution
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The easiest way to build your own web UI is to use Opto22's Groov. Its a browser based operator...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Gas Turbines department...
What Is CEMS Used For?
Originally posted by Daneezy on 20 September, 2014 - 3:53 pm
What is CEMS used for and how does it operate in Power Generation gas turbines (GE Frame 9e)?
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Just some clarification.... In general, a CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitoring System) is a means...
The continous emmissions monitoring system is used to monitor the output of the exhaust stack. The...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the No Power Source At the Tank department...
Wanted: Simple and Inexpensive Automated Pump Control System Solution
Originally posted by M Jensen on 4 January, 2012 - 9:10 pm
Looking for a simple and inexpensive pump control system to automatically fill water tank. No power source at the tank. Pump is 700 meters from tank.
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I am the original poster and am grateful for all the suggestions, expert advice, and links to...
We are working on such a kit. Our preliminary designs have proved to work at 1.5 miles away with...
Originally posted by Arosha on 21 September, 2014 - 9:55 am
What is the standard to connect multiple remote ESTOPs serially to Estop Monitor Relay
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I doubt there is any international standards for such things. The main issue may well be that...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Power Generation department...
When Will 88CR start?
Originally posted by Neo on 10 September, 2014 - 10:27 am
GT start up sequence, when will 88CR get started?
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CSA: Thank you so much for your detailed and helpful response. After reading your response...
Neo, You didn't post L1X.... It's kind of critical to the whole discussion. And, it's also kind...
Topic: Sensor technologies.
from the control department...
4 wire vs. 3 wire RTD
Originally posted by KAKIL on 3 October, 2007 - 12:00 am
What is the difference between 4 wire RTD and 3 wire RTD?
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3 wire is more than adequate at that distance. your vendor can better inform you as it depends...
For a 10m cable, which is the best options? 2 wire/3 Wire/4 wire RTD. I am going to test the...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Forum department...
Sliding Mode Control - MATLAB
Posted by Andrew on 21 September, 2014 - 7:39 am
Need help simulating sliding mode controller using MATLAB/SIMULINK
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Forum department...
Mark V Diagnostic Alarms
Originally posted by Ivan on 18 September, 2014 - 11:18 am
Mark V TMR control panel, MS5001P, Diagnostic Alarms
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Hello everybody, I investigated this issue with SVL and DV sirnals during these holidays on...
Ivan, We had a similar problem last year. We we're getting Voter Mismatch alarms for SVL (Bus...
Often when cards are zapped by stray voltages, the isolation circuits (caps) can hold charge that...
I once had a lightning strike in the switchyard and somehow voltage managed its way to the 125DC...
Ivan, When the generator breaker is closed it's typical for GE-designed synchronizing circuits...
CSA, Today I have investigated this issue more deeply by myself and found the next: - All...
CSA, These alarms occur more often when generator breaker closed already (approximately every...
Ivan, When do these alarms occur? During normal full speed operation with the generator breaker...
Originally posted by Psahu on 18 September, 2014 - 10:49 am
Are controller tag details for control logix is available on ethernet/IP? Using 1756-EN2T module in controller chassis for communication.
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Psahu, It is depend on what third party devices you would like to connect. Can you be more...
The Ethernet/IP protocal is well defined in the spec for it. Best bet is to either buy the spec and...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Forum department...
excitation control
Originally posted by Kamel on 30 September, 2012 - 3:37 am
excitation control
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One more question: where is the limit point between Generator terminals and grid? The other...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the Software department...
Using MODBUS in Visual Basic 6
Originally posted by Riccardo on 29 August, 2005 - 4:49 pm
Tooling:
MODBUS device
Visual Basic 6 sp 6
Ethernet Communication Port 502
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my name is James Lin ...... my email " mpjames573t@hotmail.com " ...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the R & D department...
Enable Register Read in LabView
Posted by Ajay Waghmare on 20 September, 2014 - 3:44 am
When reading registers in MODBUS using LabViewm, how do I read data from registers at addresses 43XXX?
Posted by Beavis Cleavis on 19 September, 2014 - 1:07 pm
Bus contains isolated and non-isolated slaves. Considerations when connecting everything together?
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Simulation department...
Automatic Volage Regulation
Originally posted by Dave on 6 August, 2013 - 1:25 pm
Question on the behavior of AVR after synchronization.
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Engr.. Is it correct in saying that adjusting vars when operating in auto just changes generator...
Engr... Reur 29-May-14 post,"Can u explain please what happen in reality?" Are you...
Originally posted by connected on 14 September, 2014 - 2:31 pm
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.
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> By the way,, does it exist any utility to check the serial interface of the Pm75? I'm thinking...
By Lynn August Linse on 18 September, 2014 - 4:08 pm -
If you expect lightning/grounding damage, what I have done a few times is power everything off...
I've been researching this problem today and tried both biasing of the bus, different common/shield...
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Forum department...
WDFP QLC Card Download
Posted by Kevin Williams on 18 September, 2014 - 12:27 pm
Problem downloading to QLC card with LC Loader
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Forum department...
Yokogawa DCS Analog Module AAI143
Originally posted by Ariel on 15 September, 2014 - 2:45 pm
Difference between analog mA value and their correspondent raw value.
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I checked the Tunning parameters and there is an error. Maybe is a good idea to do an offline...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Mechanical Engineering department...
Frame 9e Bearing Drawings
Posted by Mk6TA on 18 September, 2014 - 8:31 am
Bearing #1 drawings for a GE Frame 9e are missing.
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the Forum department...
DCS analog input problem
Originally posted by mahmoud fawzy on 4 September, 2014 - 7:10 pm
DCS Analog input signals didn't work with ADAM card
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Mr. Fawzy, That's a very interesting observation. A common for all channels is what allows...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Instrument and Control department...
Siemens S5 CPU 922 Run and Stop LED Do Not Turn ON
Originally posted by Syed Waqar Azeem on 11 September, 2014 - 1:05 am
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.
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We have started getting a fair number of service calls for S5 units. They are closing in on thirty...
The only thing I can think of is that the Rack is faulted. The backup battery may be missing or...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the ModbusTCP department...
PROSOFT MVI56-MNET Slave Response Time
Originally posted by Cris on 17 September, 2014 - 2:27 pm
PROSOFT MVI56-MNET communication response time and performance
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Hint - prosoft has very good tech support....
Originally posted by Rushi Shroff on 24 August, 2014 - 2:57 pm
Master of technology in Industrial Automation & Robotics
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You could argue that "Process Control" is essentially unrelated to "Industrial...
The first rule of control engineering is that you can't hope to control anything unless you...
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the C&I department...
Mark V Signal Scaling in HMI
Originally posted by VM on 11 September, 2014 - 8:25 am
Exciter signals gain in mark V
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VM, Can you please post the relevant lines (rows) from IO.ASG? What happened when you put the...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Forum department...
Excitation system
Originally posted by bing on 10 May, 2009 - 12:50 pm
What is an excitation system is and what role it does play in the start up of a prime mover like a gas turbine
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The Power Factor is a function of the MVar. If your unit or turbine is connected to the grid,...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the PLC comm error department...
TSX Premium PLC Problem
Originally posted by visitor on 16 September, 2014 - 7:29 am
Telemecanique TSX Premium PLC unstable operation
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Thank you very much for your answer. I got contact with local Schneider representatives. They...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Wish i paid more attention at University department...
Power Factor on LV/HV Sides of a Transformer
Originally posted by CB on 10 September, 2014 - 10:46 am
how to analyse the power factor of a system across a transformer
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Yes i sincerely need a comprehensive calculation on this power factor issue. Thank U very much as i...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
RSLinx issue in VMWare WIn 7 32 bit VM
Originally posted by Paul on 11 September, 2014 - 11:28 am
I can do a serial upload and download but I cannot go online with RSLogix 500 inside a VM running WIn 7 32 bit
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I just got the 2 port version and it works like a champ. Upload, download and online. Thanks! ...
Posted by Psahu on 17 September, 2014 - 10:20 am
Communication not getting established between Yokogawa (ALE-111) and Control logix using Ethernet/IP.
Originally posted by Bill Futch on 12 August, 2014 - 4:08 pm
Starting motor does not cutout when a normal shutdown is given below 60% speed.
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Sorry I have been away for so long. I honestly don't think I have had more than 5 minutes in my...

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