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Today, Friday, August 22, 2014
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Mechanical department...
Steam Turbine Gear Box
Originally posted by Rangacharya on 14 August, 2014 - 2:29 am
15 MW Steam turbine gear box has high vibration at 3 to 4 MW load. What is the probable reason for this phenomenon?
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I want to know whether your generator is air cooled or gas cooled....
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the operations department...
Loss of Cooling Water to Steam Turbine Condenser
Originally posted by sriram sandep on 12 August, 2014 - 7:13 pm
What will happen in special circumstances when there is a loss of Cooling water supply to the condenser
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What I understood from the conversation that when the machine trips on cooling water not available...
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Eurotherm 3504 department...
Controller Watch Dog and Output Loop Failure Detection
Posted by Mike divine on 22 August, 2014 - 5:32 am
Challenges with achieving the processor watchdog and output loop failure functionality with Eurotherm 3504.
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the automation department...
Difference Between Full Load and Rated Conditions
Originally posted by winds_977 on 21 August, 2014 - 11:59 am
Confused between the terms full load and rated conditions.
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For a pump driven by an electric motor, the rated voltage of the motor is the nominal value of the...
Topic: The Business of Automation and Control
from the Investors department...
New Flow Measurement Method
Originally posted by Abdolazim Hasseli on 9 April, 2014 - 1:09 am
How to find an investor of instruments.
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Dear Mr. Sandlin, I sent you two emails after we talked about NDA, I am waiting to have your...
Thank you JMW > What you do is prepare for a long hard struggle and don't waste your money on...
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Forum department...
Westinghouse WDPF System
Originally posted by snitz50 on 31 March, 2009 - 11:42 am
What kind of processor is the Westinghouse WDPF and what is its intended use?
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Did you get any information about WDPF systems migration? > I am writing my bachelor thesis...
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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Our units have air cooled generators but we do not have a ratchet assembly for slow roll or break...
So Bill here are my suggestions and thoughts on your issue. Some further clarification would be...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the Instrumentation and Control department...
Self Actuated Pressure Control Valve
Originally posted by Anil Bathra on 21 August, 2014 - 8:58 am
What happens when Upstream pressure of Self actuated pressure control valve (downstream) is less than set Pressure?
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If the valve is meant for controlling pressure upstream of the valve (pressure sustaining/...
Topic: Sensor technologies.
from the Need to find a sensor department...
Lightning Sensor
Originally posted by Andrew on 19 August, 2014 - 7:18 pm
I'm trying to find a lightning sensor
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This is an interesting message thread and somewhat related to one 14-year client that makes (and...
By Lynn August Linse on 21 August, 2014 - 9:39 am -
Actually, the vaisala dot com website was pretty interesting. Although it would be tough to...
dopler radar is the answer....
By Lynn August Linse on 20 August, 2014 - 10:58 am -
I think this also depends on your goal. I'd assume the normal 'lightning' system is some form of...
http://www.vaisala.com/en/products/thunderstormandlightningdetectionsy stems/Pages/TLS200.aspx ...
Detecting lightning within a defined radius might be a problem. Not detecting the lightning, that's...
Originally posted by Edwin Denson on 19 September, 2010 - 1:46 am
difference between Rated speed and Maximum speed in servo motors ?
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So the torque is kept constant when the speed is within the rated speed? ...
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Instrumentation and Control department...
Calculating Pressure Transmitter Range
Originally posted by Kamaraj on 21 August, 2014 - 7:42 am
How can we test Rangeability of Pressure Transmitter?
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what is the output of this transmitter? suppose its output is 04-20 mA than zero and span would...
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Chemical Engineering department...
PI Controller on a Reactive Distillation Column
Posted by Seyed Soheil Mansouri on 21 August, 2014 - 6:46 am
Tuning a PI controller for a dynamic reactive distillation column model.
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the I&C department...
Fuse Monitor Alarm infi-90 DCS
Posted by Ashiq on 21 August, 2014 - 2:08 am
Fuse monitor slave alarm of IMDSI02-NTDI01 DCS Infi90
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the Heads, flows, pumps & motors combined department...
Pipe sizing for fluids and pump/motor selection
Originally posted by Eric on 20 August, 2014 - 5:14 pm
How do you select pipe size, metal as well as corresponding pump type with motors for process industry?
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There are well known formulas for determining pressure drop across valves and thru piping and...
Originally posted by Harvard on 15 August, 2014 - 1:17 pm
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.
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It has been a long time since I have interfaced to a device with a metal frame, every thing in my...
Many times 2 wire devices are referenced to frame ground and do not supply a terminal with + and -....
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Power Station department...
Efficiency of ac generators
Originally posted by UNGKU KAMAL on 7 March, 2013 - 1:12 pm
When using ac generators in Power Stations, what are the advantages of using " Flux Cutting " types, compared to using " Magnetic Induction " types.
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> Since you seem so well-steeped in Lorentz Law, why don't you explain it to us, and tell us...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Forum department...
Sample Program for Twido Suite
Posted by Gerry Finn on 20 August, 2014 - 6:15 pm
sending the value of a register as a SMS message
Posted by Eric on 20 August, 2014 - 5:34 pm
Selection process for gearboxes & chain for conveyors & packaging machines
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Forum department...
Adding Modbus register values together
Posted by David on 20 August, 2014 - 3:07 pm
How can you add MODBUS registers?
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Forum department...
Wonderware Intouch clock
Posted by JazzyB on 20 August, 2014 - 2:01 pm
Intouch help in creating an HMI to regulate start and stop time
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the Forum department...
Web based HMI for Greenhouse
Posted by Bogaat on 20 August, 2014 - 1:41 pm
Looking for an affordable OPC Web based HMI solution
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
Modbus Register Address
Originally posted by Whitepage on 15 August, 2014 - 4:30 am
I have a question about entering the register address in our program PME when I have a 4-digit address.
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Actually, the original modicon only supported 0-999 addressing. Anyways, if your driver only...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Forum department...
Accessing Real Time in GE FANUC PLC
Originally posted by kk on 19 August, 2014 - 6:12 am
How to get real time in GE FANUC VERSAMAX PLC for a calculation.
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Use ServiceRequest 16, not 7. There is no reason to mess with Time and Date, when you can use the...
Use Service Request 7, search the online help for how to use it: "SVC_REQ 7 Read or Change the...
Topic: Application Questions and Problems
from the Automation List department...
Control Valve Cycle Measurement
Posted by Gerald Beaudoin on 20 August, 2014 - 8:04 am
How to measure the control valve cycles?
Posted by Ali on 20 August, 2014 - 7:30 am
Advantages of isochronous load sharing over iso-droop mode configuration of three generators.
Topic: Information resources, documentation.
from the Electrical department...
Steam Consumption for 50 Hz and 60 Hz
Posted by Aravazhi on 20 August, 2014 - 4:21 am
The Steam consumptions for using 50Hz & 60Hz
Topic: Continuous process industries, DCS questions.
from the OSI vs. Aspen department...
OSI Pi versus Aspen Info Plus 21
Originally posted by holger on 6 July, 2010 - 6:22 am
Chemical company with batch processes has to decide if they buy Aspen tech or OSI.
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go for GE Proficy Historian, Best in solution and pricing as well.......
Topic: Application Questions and Problems
from the Forum department...
Runtime Alarm Management OPC
Posted by Kevin on 20 August, 2014 - 2:04 am
Looking for runtime Alarm management OPC
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Power Generation department...
Getting a better understanding of GT control PART 2
Originally posted by Neo on 11 July, 2014 - 10:48 pm
Getting a better understanding of GT control PART 2.
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CSA, Your response is much awaited. Your replies are very valuable to many of us. it helps in...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Forum department...
PX_VIB_GAIN in Mark V
Originally posted by anonymous on 12 May, 2009 - 12:16 am
how PX_VIB_GAIN in mark V works?
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I was on-site and had a look at this. The gain change was NOT a function of speed as the machine...

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