PanaView for Sentinel Operating Manual

GE Infrastructure
Sensing
PanaView™
for the Sentinel™ Flow Measurement System
User’s Guide
916-096A
August 2004
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Table of Contents
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Wiring the RS232 Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Establishing Communications with Panaview™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Adding a Communications Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Adding the Sentinel™ to the Communications Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Meter Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Meter Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Signal Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Channel Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Signal Setup Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Setting Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Archiving Site Configuration Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Programming a Fault Alarm / Flow Direction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Configuring and Calibrating Analog Outputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Configuring the Analog Outputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Calibrating the Analog Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Configuring and Testing Frequency Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Configuring the Frequency Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Testing the Frequency Output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Calibrating the Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Entering Temperature and Pressure Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Entering Velocity Constants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Displaying Measurements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Introduction
This chapter provides comprehensive instructions for programming
the data required to place the Sentinel™ Flow Measurement System
into operation. In order to program the Sentinel™, the user must have
a personal computer connected to the meter, and the PanaView™
software, shipped with the unit, installed on that computer.
Note: See the PanaView™ Graphical User Interface User’s Manual
for information on those User Program features not covered
in this chapter. The Sentinel™ is designed to be programmed
and operated with PanaView™ software only.
Wiring the RS232
Interface
The Sentinel™ uses an RS232 interface to communicate with a PC.
For details on wiring your RS232 interface, please refer to the
Installation chapter of the Sentinel™ User’s Manual and to the
document EIA-RS Serial Communications (916-054).
Establishing
Communications with
Panaview™
After your hardware and software have been installed as described in
Chapters 2 (Installation) and 3 (Initial Setup) of the PanaView™
User’s Manual, and in the Sentinel™ User’s Manual, the procedure
for establishing communications with a meter may be started.
Adding a Communications
Port
Under File open a New Meter Browser. The browser is designed to
access computers and instruments with the look and feel of a file
management system. To connect to the instrument using a remote
computer, first add that computer to your network. If the computer is
connected directly to the instruments, add the communication ports to
the browser network.
Figure 1: Adding a New Communication Port to the PC
Place the mouse pointer over the name of the computer and press the
right mouse button. This activates the selection menu for this object
(see Figure 1 above).
Select My Computer > New > Communications Port > and add a port by
pressing the left mouse button.
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Adding a Communications
Port (cont.)
Once the port is added, the port properties will need to be set. See
Figure 2 below which shows the default properties for the meter. The
communication settings can be modified at any time by selecting the
port on the network tree with the right mouse button and choosing
Properties.
Note: Refer to Adding a New Communication Port in Chapter 4 of
the PanaView™ Instrument Interface Software Operation and
Installation Guide (910-211C).
Figure 2: Default Communication Parameters
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Adding the Sentinel™ to
the Communications Port
Select the desired communication port by clicking once on it with the
left mouse button (see Figure 3 below). Then press the right mouse
button to activate the pop-up menu. Select New > Meter > from the
pop-up menu.
Figure 3: Adding the Sentinel™ to the Comm Port
If the node ID is known, select “I know the node ID of the meter I am
adding to the network,” then click the OK button (see Figure 4 below).
If the node ID is not known proceed to page 5)
Note: The default node ID is 2. If another node ID was previously
programmed, that data must be available in order to select “I
know the node ID of the meter I am adding to the network.”
Note: The network referred to in Figure 4 below is the network of
meters under a single communication port. Up to sixteen
meters can be connected to form a PanaView™ meter
network.
Figure 4: Instrument Node ID Acknowledgement
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Adding the Sentinel™ to
the Communications Port
(cont.)
Enter the ID number in the ID: entry, a meter name in the Name: entry,
and then click on the OK button.
Note: Do not enter any data in the Clock:, Master ID: or Slave ID:
entries.
Figure 5: Setting the Node ID
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Adding the Sentinel™ to
the Communications Port
(cont.)
If the node ID is not known, select "I don't know the node ID of the
meter I am adding to the network" and then click on the OK button (see
Figure 6 below).
Note: The network referred to in Figure 6 below is the RS485
connection between the instrument and the computer RS232to-RS485 connector.
Note: The new meter must be the only powered meter on the
network.
Figure 6: Instrument Node ID Disacknowledgement
At the next prompt (see Figure 7 below) select “It is the only meter
connected to the communication port” and then click on OK.
Figure 7: Searching the Port for Instrument Node ID
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Adding the Sentinel™ to
the Communications Port
(cont.)
If PanaView™ found the meter, a window will pop up and inform the
user which Node ID the meter is set to. The operator can select to use
the existing Node ID or a different Node ID (see Figure 8 below).
Note: The Node ID can be changed later on by going to the meter
properties.
Figure 8: Selecting the Node ID
Once communication has been established, the Node ID can be set to
any "master" Node ID. A "master" Node ID is an integer which is a
multiple of 16.
Note: A "slave" Node ID is all the numbers between two consecutive
masters. However the term “slave” does not apply to the
Sentinel™.
If “I wish to use a different Node ID” is selected, the window in
Figure 5 on page 4 appears, and the user must then enter the Node ID
number in the ID entry.
Once the Node ID is entered in the Add Meter window ID box, click
on the OK button to add the meter to the PanaView™ network.
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Meter Security
After the node address is set, the instrument will be added to the
network of instruments on PanaView™ and the operator will be given
the opportunity to program the flowmeter parameters. Before any
meter parameters can be changed, the operator must be specified.
Click the mouse right button and then click on Properties. Press the
Security button on the Properties Form to bring up the Security Form.
Access the required security level by typing the User Name and
Password dialog boxes (see Figure 9 below).
The meter provides three security levels.
Level 1 security is available to GE Infrastructure Sensing service
engineers only. It gives access to configuration parameters that
should be adjusted only during commissioning or repair.
Level 2 security is for the supervisor who has overall responsibility
for the meter. The supervisor may change his or her password and the
passwords of the lower three accounts. The default User Name and
Password are:
User Name: Supervisor
Password: [The assigned Serial Number]
Figure 9: Security Form
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Meter Security (cont.)
Level 3 security are the users’ accounts. The meter provides for three
separate users. These accounts are:
User Name: User1
Default Password: User1
User Name: User2
Default Password: User2
User Name: User3
Default Password: User3
The system supervisor must initialize all three user accounts with new
passwords, whether used or not, to prevent unauthorized access to the
meter parameters.
For additional accountability, an Audit Trail log is kept in permanent
memory. This file cannot be erased except by physical access to the
main board of the meter electronics. To view the log, right click on
the desired meter in the meter browser, select Properties, then
Security, then View Log. No password is needed to view the log. In
addition to parameter modification, the log records if the meter has
been reset and/or when power to the electronics has been interrupted
(see Figure 10 below).
Figure 10: Example Audit Trail Log
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Meter Properties
Place the mouse pointer over the selected meter and press the right
mouse button and then Properties, this will open the form shown in
Figure 11 below.
All the fields with white background can be changed without the
security setup and sent to the meter by clicking on the OK button.
Click the More button to display a list of the instrument firmware
revisions.
Figure 11: Meter Properties Display
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Signal Setup
Click on Signal Setup at the bottom of the Meter Properties Form and
the Signal Setup form appears (see Figure 12 on page 11).
Note: In order to access the Program node, you must first sign in.
Click on the Set User button and then log in with the correct
user name and passward.
The following information appears on the Signal Setup screen:
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Node ID: This is a display of the Node ID assigned to the
instrument. It cannot be changed from this form but rather by using
the Properties form.
•
Version: This is the Main Firmware version as tabulated in the
firmware signature
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# of Channels: The default number of channels is 2. The 2-path
meter is using both channels of the electronics.
•
# of Batches: The default value is 8. This is the number of
transmit/receive signals sent prior to transmit direction change
(upstream/downstream). The firmware will average the receive
signal prior to the instant velocity calculation.
•
FIFO Size: This is the FIFO function size as reported by the
firmware. In the event that the FIFO size is increased due to
hardware upgrade, the firmware will report the new size.
•
Relay Delay Time: The default time is 5ms. This is the minimum
time between relays of two consecutive relay switches.
•
Transmit Pulses: The default value is 4. This is the number of
transmit pulses which send to the transducers in each transmit
state.
•
Program/Run button: The default mode is Run and the button
then displays Program. To switch the mode to Program, click on
the button and then the window will display Run.
Note: The user must be logged-in to enter the Program mode.
Note: The instrument will switch to Run mode after five minutes of
no input from the user.
•
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Operating mode: This display indicates if the instrument is in idle
in the program mode or normally operating in run mode.
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Signal Setup (cont.)
Figure 12: Signal Setup Display
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Channel Tabs
This section programs the meter parameters and requires the user to
login before any parameters can be changed.
General
Figure 13 on page 13 shows a typical General tab display.
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Path Length (P): This is the acoustics path length. The value is
measured on the assembled meter.
•
Axial Distance (L): The value of the axial distance is measured on
the assembled meter or derived from Quality Control Report
measurement.
•
Pipe Diameter: This is the inside diameter of the meter. This
parameter is used by the meter as a factor in volumetric
calculation. The value is measured on the assembled meter or
derived from Quality Control Report measurement.
•
Transducer Frequency: Select from a drop down menu the
specified frequency for a pair of transducers.
•
Fine/Coarse Switch Point: This is the number of points
corresponding to the delta T at which the velocity calculation will
switch from Mode 2 to Mode 3.
The converging formula from velocity to count number is:
32LF
Counts = V × ----------------------------SOS × SOS
Where,
V = velocity (meters/second)
SOS = soundspeed (meters/second)
L = axial length (meters)
F = programmed transducer frequency (hertz)
Note: The meter will be shipped with the correct count number to
insure that the meter operates correctly.
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# in Avg: This is the number of parameters averaged together
before being reported on average outputs. For the critical
parameters, like velocity and volumetric, it is the number of
averaged measurements. This number is carefully selected by the
manufacturer to meet the meter specification as well as optimize
the meter performance.
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Time delay (Tw): The delay time is a number which includes
various delays in the transducers, electronics and cables. The
manufacturer determines the exact Tw number during the zero
flow calibration procedure.
•
Zero cutoff: The value below which the velocity reading is forced
to zero.
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General (cont.)
Figure 13: General Tab Display
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Fluid
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Figure 14 on page 15 shows a typical Fluid tab display.
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Fluid: Choose the fluid from the list box. The system will suggest
theoretical soundspeeds. These suggested soundspeeds can be
overwritten by selecting “Other” from the list. Other fluids can be
measured by selecting “Other” and entering the fluid’s calculated
soundspeed.
•
C3 Theory: The theoretical soundspeed of the fluid being
measured.
•
K Viscosity: The kinematic viscosity of the fluid being measured.
•
Const Press: The pressure of the measured fluid. If analog inputs
are used for pressure measurement, this box will not be editable
and will show the device number of the analog input.
•
Base Press: The base pressure used for standard volumetric
measurement calculations.
•
Const Temp: The temperature of the measured fluid. If analog
inputs are used for temperature measurement, this box will not be
editable and will show the device number of the analog input.
•
Base Temp: The base temperature used for standard volumetric
measurement calculations.
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Fluid (cont.)
Figure 14: Fluid Tab Display
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Errors
To set limits for possible errors, see Figure 15 on page 17 and
consider the following:
Note: In the event that one of the following errors exceeds its limit, a
corresponding error notice, described in Chapter 4,
Troubleshooting, will be displayed by PanaView™ and
Modbus. Also, the alarm relay will change state and the
4-20mA output and the Frequency output will be able to be
programmed to identify the presence of error.
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Soundspeed: The soundspeed % Theory is set to cover the range
at which the gas soundspeed may vary as a function of its
composition, pressure and temperature. Setting the number too low
may cause the meter to get into an error mode and stop working.
Setting the number too high may cause the meter to fail to detect
instrument malfunctions.
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Signal Strength Limits: The meter can operate in a very wide
range of signal strength. The low limit should be set to allow the
Signal to Noise Ratio to be large enough to ensure that the meter
will maintain the specified accuracy. The upper limit needs to be
set to ensure that the meter will not be overloaded and the signal be
undetected.
•
Amplitude Limits: The steady state amplitude is 100%. In case of
a sudden change in the system gain, it may take time for the AGC
to stabilize the amplitude to 100%. An error will be indicated if the
amplitude exceeds the limits.
•
Velocity: The velocity limits should be set higher than the
maximum possible flow.
•
Acceleration: The meter is testing for a change in velocity
differential between each set of two consecutive velocity
calculations. In some applications a sharp change in velocity is
expected. In that case the meter should be programmed with a
higher value than the default, which is 1.5 m/s.
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Errors (cont.)
Figure 15: Errors Tab Display
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Diagnostics
The diagnostics tab allows the user to display the following real time
data, and to record some of the data as well (refer to Figure 16 on
page 19).
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Flow Velocity: This is the un-averaged, instantaneous velocity.
•
Sound Speed: This is the un-averaged, instantaneous speed of
sound.
•
Signal Max: This is the un-averaged instantaneous percent signal
relative to the ADC reference.
•
Delta T: This is the un-averaged instantaneous delta between up
and down transmit time
•
Delta T Offset: The Delta T Offset is an entry which belongs in
the general tab. It is used to compensate for system zero flow
offset.
•
Error: This display indicates the error number in the event that the
meter has a error.
•
Mode: There are three different regions at which the meter
determines the topology for calculating the transmit time. Each
region is assigned a mode:
Mode 0: Phase mode
Mode 1: 2T to Fine/Course switch point = Chai
Mode 2: Bipolar Envelope
Mode 3: Unipolar Envelope
•
% Error: The percent error indicates that the measurement system
is rejecting reading due to error. It will display the percent error
which is proportion to the rejected data.
Up Stream / Down Stream
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Signal: This is the signal strength in dB. The strength is inversely
proportion to the receiver AGC gain level. The signal strength is
between 0 and 100.
•
AGC: The AGC number is the DAC digital input value which
controls the receiver gain control.
•
Time: The transmit time is the total as seen from the DSP. It is the
sum of: the time between the surface of the two transducers, and
Tw.
•
P#: The P number is a point between 0 and 1024 on the receive
window which is a function of the FIFO size.
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Diagnostics (cont.)
Plot
To access the plot function of PanaView™, first set the meter to
Program mode.
Plot Type: There are 5 different plots which PanaView™ can
display:
FIFO Up - the raw upstream signal
FIFO Down - the raw downstream signal
Env Up - the modulated raw upstream signal
Env Down - the modulated raw downstream signal
Chi 2 - the Chi 2 function, which was calculated by the meter
For more detailed instructions for using the plot function, refer to the
PanaView™ manual.
Figure 16: Diagnostics Tab Display
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Signal Setup Buttons
Units...
PanaView™ can display and program some parameters in different
units based on user preference. The Units button allows the user to
switch between the different units (see Figure 17 below).
Figure 17: Signal Unit Preferences
Get
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All of the programming information are stored in the meter nondestructive memory. PanaView™ displays may be updated manually
by pressing the Get button.
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Setting Configuration
Parameters
With PanaView™ installed on your computer (see the PanaView™
Graphical Interface User’s Manual), you can enter and record meter
information in a number of different ways. The Meter Browser Menu is
illustrated in Figure 18 below.
Figure 18: PanaView™ Meter Browser Menu
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Archiving Site
Configuration Files
The meter has the ability to save configuration files to the PC for
archiving. The archived files can be loaded into the active
configuration of the instrument as well. This functionality is available
using the PanaView™ interface. To save the current configuration of
the instrument, select the meter in the PanaView™ Meter Browser.
Using the mouse, right click on the meter and select Site File (see
Figure 19 below).
Figure 19: Selecting the Site File Icon
A dialogue box will appear (see Figure 20 below).
Figure 20: Site Selection Dialogue Box
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Archiving Site
Configuration Files
(cont.)
To save the current meter configuration to the PC, select Create a site
file from the meter and then click OK. You will be prompted for the
location and the name of the file in the next dialog. After the file is
selected, PanaView™ will read the current instrument parameters and
write them to the site file.
To load a stored configuration into the meter, click on Load a site file
to the meter and then click OK. You must then locate the file to load.
After the file is selected, PanaView™ will read the configuration file
and load the parameters into the instrument. After the process is
complete, you must initialize the instrument in PanaView™ because
its configuration parameters have changed. See Adding Instruments to
the Network in Chapter 2.
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Programming a Fault
Alarm / Flow Direction
Indicator
The alarm output can be programmed as a fault alarm or a flow
direction indicator. Programming is available using the PanaView™
interface. To program the relay, expand the meter in the PanaView™
meter browser and double click on the Alarm icon (see Figure 21
below).
Figure 21: Selecting the Alarm Icon
A dialogue box will appear (see Figure 22 below). Select whether the
relay should be configured as a Fault Alarm or as a Flow Direction
Indicator and click OK.
Figure 22: Alarm/Direction Indicator Dialogue Box
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Configuring and
Calibrating Analog
Outputs
Every flowmeter includes two built-in analog outputs (A and B) at
terminal block J1.
Before beginning calibration, an ammeter must be connected to the
desired analog output. Both the zero-point and full-scale values for all
of these outputs must be calibrated. After calibrating the outputs,
which have a resolution of 5.0 uA (0.03% full scale), their linearity
should be tested.
Note: The zero point of the analog output may be set at either 0 mA
or 4 mA. However, the calibration always uses the 4 mA point,
as the meter extrapolates this value to obtain the 0 mA point.
Configuring the Analog
Outputs
Prepare for calibration by inserting an ammeter in series with the load
on the desired output. THE LOAD MUST NOT EXCEED 600 Ω.
DO NOT connect the ammeter directly across the terminals. See
Figure 23 below to identify the OUT(+) and RTN(-) pins.
Terminal Block J1
4
B
RTN
1
B
SIG
A
RTN
A
SIG
–
+
Load
Ammeter
Figure 23: Ammeter Connection (Output A)
Use PanaView™ Recorder Properties to calibrate an Analog Output.
To access these selections, complete the following steps:
1. Make sure the system is connected to your computer, the system
and the computer are turned on, and PanaView™ is up and
running.
2. Under File open the New Meter Browser.
3. Expand the drop-down menus until you access the meter and its
submenus. Expand the last meter submenu, Unassigned I/O.
4. Double-click on Recorder 1 or Recorder 2 to bring up the Analog
Output properties window. Under the General tab, select the
desired option from the Type drop-down menu (see Figure 24 on
page 26).
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Configuring the Analog
Outputs (cont.)
5. Set the Zero and the Span to the desired values. In the Recorder Unit
section, select the desired output for Channel, Sensor/Class and
Unit. Click on Apply. The window should look similar to Figure 24
below.
Figure 24: Recorder Properties
6. Next, click on the Errors tab and select the Error Handling schemes
for the On Low Error and On High Error cases from the drop-down
menus. Then click on Apply (see Figure 25 below).
Figure 25: Recorder Errors
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Calibrating the Analog
Outputs
After the configuration in the previous section is complete, proceed as
follows to calibrate the analog outputs:
1. Under the Recorder Properties General tab, click on Test.
2. A window similar to Figure 26 below should appear, asking if you
want to test the Recorder. Press Yes.
Figure 26: Test Recorder Prompt
3. The screen should now look similar to Figure 27 below. Click on
the 4 mA option in the Trim section.
4. Read the current off the digital multimeter and enter the value
from the DMM into the Actual mA box for 4 mA.
5. Click on the 20 mA option in the Trim section and enter the value
from the DMM into the Actual mA box for 20 mA.
6. Click on the Apply button. You may now select among the test
percentages to verify mA at each percentage.
Note: If you need to calibrate a second time, press the Reset button.
7. Press OK when you are done calibrating the analog output.
Figure 27: Test/Calibrate Recorder
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Configuring and Testing
Frequency Output
Use PanaView™ Unassigned Frequency on I/O to calibrate a
Frequency Output. To access these selections, complete the following
steps:
Configuring the
Frequency Output
1. Make sure the system is connected to your computer, the system
and the computer are turned on, and PanaView™ is up and
running.
2. Under File open the New Meter Browser.
3. Expand the drop-down menus until you access the meter and its
submenus. Expand the last meter submenu, Unassigned I/O.
4. Double click on Frequency 1 or Frequency 2, whichever is desired,
then double-click on Frequency to bring up the frequency
properties window.
5. Under the General tab, locate the Input Settings section and enter
the desired values for the Min, Max, Zero and Span parameters.
6. In the Frequency Unit section, select the desired output for Channel,
Sensor/Class and Unit from drop-down menus, and click on Apply.
The window should look similar to Figure 28 below.
7. Next, click on the Errors tab (see Figure 29 on page 29). Select the
Error Handling schemes for On Low Error and On High Error cases
from the drop-down menus. Then click on Apply.
Figure 28: Frequency Properties
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Configuring the
Frequency Output (cont.)
Figure 29: Frequency Errors
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Testing the Frequency
Output
1. Under the General tab, click on Test.
2. A window similar to Figure 30 below should appear, asking if you
want to test the Frequency. Click on Yes.
Figure 30: Test Frequency Prompt
3. The screen should now look similar to Figure 31 below. Use the
mouse to move the Test Percentage pointer to 0%. Read the
frequency value on the oscilloscope. The oscilloscope should read
the Zero value. Next, set the Test Percentage pointer to 100%. Read
the frequency off the oscilloscope. The oscilloscope should read
the Span value.
4. When you are done, press OK in the Test Frequency window and
then OK in the Frequency 5 on Channel … window.
Figure 31: Test Frequency Window
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Calibrating the Sensors
Use PanaView™ ADC Configuration to calibrate a Sensor option card.
To access these selections, complete the following steps:
1. Make sure the system is connected to your computer, the system
and computer are turned on, and PanaView™ is up and running.
2. Under File open the New Meter Browser.
3. Click on the + sign before each level to open it.
4. Under Unassigned I/O, right click on Unassigned ADC IO 7 and
select the desired configuration option (see Figure 32 below). A
display similar to that shown in Figure 33 below appears.
5. Make whatever selections and settings are appropriate under both
displays (General and Calibration), and click on OK or Apply. The
display returns to the list of selections.
6. To calibrate a second Sensor card, repeat the above process with
the second Unassigned ADC IO option.
Figure 32: Accessing the Sensor Configuration
Figure 33: PanaView™ Temperature Assignments (two separate displays)
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Entering Temperature
and Pressure Constants
Use PanaView™ to enter fixed values for flow temperature and/or
pressure. To accomplish this, complete the following steps:
1. Make sure the system is connected to your computer, the system
and the computer are turned on, and PanaView™ is up and
running.
Under File open the New Meter Browser.
2. To enter values for Channel 1, click on the + sign before each level
to open it (see Figure 18 on page 21).
3. Double click on the Temp or Pres option and the Temperature or
Pressure display appears (see Figure 34 below).
4. Enter the desired values and click on the OK button.
5. To set up temperature and/or pressure constants for Channel 2,
repeat the above process with the Channel 2, Temp or Pres option.
6. When the appropriate temperature and pressure values have been
entered, proceed to Entering Velocity Constants on page 33.
Figure 34: PanaView™ Temperature and Pressure (two separate displays)
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Entering Velocity
Constants
Use PanaView™ to enter fixed values for flow velocity. To
accomplish this, complete the following steps:
1. Make sure the system is connected to your computer, the system
and the computer are turned on, and PanaView™ is up and
running.
2. Under File open the New Meter Browser.
3. To enter values for Channel 1, click on the + sign before each level
to open it (see Figure 18 on page 21).
4. Click twice on Vel and the Velocity display appears (see
Figure 35 below).
5. Enter the desired values and click on the OK button.
6. To enter values for Channel 2, repeat the above procedure under
the Channel 2 directory.
7. When all the appropriate values have been entered, exit the
program.
Figure 35: PanaView™ Velocity Correction Display
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Displaying
Measurements
Use PanaView™ to observe sensor information on the computer
screen in any combination of channels, measurement modes, and
measurement units in either a textual or a graphical format.
To set up this display, complete the following steps:
1. Make sure the system is connected to your computer, the system
and the computer are turned on, and PanaView™ is up and
running.
2. Under File open a New Meter Browser.
3. Under Output select Graphing/New or Text Display, whichever is
desired.
4. Click on the + sign before each level to open it (see Figure 36
below and Table 39 on page 37 for an explanation of terms).
Figure 36: PanaView™ Output Menu
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Displaying
Measurements (cont.)
5. Select the channel and the category to be observed.
6. Double click on the measurement(s) desired and, depending on the
number of parameters chosen and the format that was selected in
Step 3, a display similar to that shown in Figure 37 below or
Figure 38 on page 36 will appear
7. Once the parameters have been observed and recorded, exit the
display and repeat the procedure for any other information.
Figure 37: PanaView™ Measurements Display in Text Format
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Displaying
Measurements (cont.)
Note: Upon exiting a display in graph format, a prompt appears
reading "Save chart data to log file?" Respond as desired and
exit the display.
For further details on collecting and displaying data see the
PanaView™ Graphical User Interface User's Manual, Chapter 6,
Data Handling.
Figure 38: PanaView™ Measurements Display in Graph Format
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Displaying
Measurements (cont.)
Table 39: PanaView™ Flow Measurement Units
Selection
Temp
T_C
T_F
T_K
T_DVM
Pres
PSIg
Bars
mbs
mmHg
Pas
kPas
PSIa
MPas
P_DVM
Vel
Vinst_M/S
Vinst_Ft/S
Vel_M/S
Vel_Ft/S
SndSp
SOS_M/S
SOS_Ft/S
ActMetVol
ACM/S
KACM/S
MACM/S
ACM/M
KACM/M
MACM/M
ACM/H
KACM/H
MACM/H
ACM/D
KACM/D
MACM/D
NrmMetVol
with “NCM”
ActEngVol
with “ACF”
StdEngVol
with “SCF”
Description
Temperature
Degrees Celsius
Degrees Farenheit
Kelvin
Digital Voltmeter (Diagnostic Mode)
Pressure
Pounds per square inch (general)
Bars
Millibars
Millimeters of Mercury
Pascal, gauge
KiloPascal, gauge
Pounds per square inch (absolute)
MegaPascal
Digital Voltmeter (Diagnostic Mode)
Velocity
Instantaneous velocity in meters/sec.
Instantaneous velocity in feet/second
Average velocity in meters/second
Average velocity in feet/second
Soundspeed
Speed of sound in meters/second
Speed of sound in feet/second
Actual Metric Volume
Actual Metric Volume per second
Kilo Actual Metric Volume per second
Mega Actual Metric Volume per second
Actual Metric Volume per minute
Kilo Actual Metric Volume per minute
Mega Actual Metric Volume per minute
Actual Metric Volume per hour
Kilo Actual Metric Volume per hour
Mega Actual Metric Volume per hour
Actual Metric Volume per day
Kilo Actual Metric Volume per day
Mega Actual Metric Volume per day
Standard Metric Volume
(same as above with “NCM”)
Actual English Volume
(same as above with “ACF”)
Standard English Volume
(same as above with “SCF”)
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Table 39: PanaView™ Flow Measurement Units
Selection
Description
+ActMetTot
+ACM
+KACM
+MACM
-ActMetTot
-ACM
-KACM
-MACM
+NrmMetTot
+NCM
+KNCM
+MNCM
-NrmMetTot
-NCM
-KNCM
-MNCM
+ActEngTot
+ACF
+KACF
+MACF
-ActEngTot
-ACF
-KACF
-MACF
+StdEngTot
+SCF
+KSCF
+MSCF
-StdEngTot
-SCF
-KSCF
-MSCF
Comp
Cmp Vel
Cmp SOS
Diag
P Num Up
P Num Dn
Cmp Flow Err
Cmp Comm Err
Percent Err
Meas Mode
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Actual Metric Total Forward
Actual Metric Total Foward in meters
Actual Metric Total Forward in kilometers
Actual Metric Total Forward in megameters
Actual Metric Total Reversed
Actual Metric Total Reversed in meters
Actual Metric Total Reversed in kilometers
Actual Metric Total Reversed in megameters
Standard Metric Total Forward
Standard Metric Total Forward in meters
Standard Metric Total Forward in kilometers
Standard Metric Total Forward in megameters
Standard Metric Total Reversed
Standard Metric Total Reversed in meters
Standard Metric Total Reversed in kilometers
Standard Metric Total Reversed in megameters
Actual English Total Forward
Actual English Total Forward in feet
Actual English Total Forward in kilofeet
Actual English Total Forward in megafeet
Actual English Total Reversed
Actual English Total Reversed in feet
Actual English Total Reversed in kilofeet
Actual English Total Reversed in megafeet
Standard English Total Forward
Standard English Total Forward in feet
Standard English Total Forward in kilofeet
Standard English Total Forward in megafeet
Standard English Total Reversed
Standard English Total Reversed in feet
Standard English Total Reversed in kilofeet
Standard English Total Reversed in megafeet
Composite
Composite velocity
Composite soundspeed
Diagnostic Parameters
Signal peaks - upstream flow
Signal Peaks - downstream flow
Composite flow error
Composite common error
Percentage error
Measuring mode
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