Data_Indicator Professional

Data_Indicator Professional
User Manual
version
1.1x
release 16.02.2015 english
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 28-30
66130 Saarbrücken, Deutschland
e-mail: info@motcomgmbh.com
web: www.motcomgmbh.com
Data_Indicator Professional
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Contents
I. Introduction
………………………………………………………………3
II. Installation and setup
………………………………………………….3
III. Data reading and analysing
……………….…...…………………....4
1. Main program window, BCom / BeCOMs mode …………………4
1.1. XY-Graph …………….….……………………………………..4
1.2. Displayed parameters …………………………………….....6
1.3. Time selection …………………………………………….......6
1.4. Event log window ………………………………………….....6
2. Detailed Display …………………………………………………......6
3. Speed difference diagram ………………………………………...7
4. Thermosignal difference diagram …………………………….…7
5. OMD mode …………………………………………………………...8
5.1. Gauges and options ………………………………………....8
5.2. XY-graph and options ………………….……………………9
5.3. Event log window (status messages) …………………...10
5.4. Enlarge XY graph button ………………………..…………10
5.5. OMD mode: File menu ……………………………...……...11
IV. Menus
……………………………………………………………….….12
1. File menu ……………………………………………………………12
2. Setup menu …………………………………………………………14
3. Simulation OFF / ON menu ………………………………………15
4. Open OMD Mode menu …………………………………………..16
5. Parameter menu …………………………………………………...17
6. Polardiagram menu ……………………………………………….17
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I. Introduction
Data_Indicator Professional is a PC application used in the BCom and OCom
systems for displaying and analysing previously recorded BCom and OCom log files.
The Evaluator provides instant information on several important engine condition
parameters. BCom Data Logger and OCom Logger programs constantly monitor and
display this information, and record it into log files. If parameter values indicate a
dangerous situation for the engine, it can be stopped through an alarm system or
manually to avoid serious damages. At the same time, review and analysis of
recorded log data give more detailed view on engine health.
II. Installation and setup
In order to install Data_Indicator on a computer with Windows operating system,
double-click at setup.exe on a provided installation CD or other media. Follow the
instructions in the setup program.
After the installation is finished, Data_Indicator can be started through a program
group in Windows Start menu:
System requirements:
• Intel Core2Duo processor 2.66 GHz or higher
• CD-Rom drive, recommended CD-R/W drive
• min. 2GB DDR2 RAM
• hard disk with a capacity of min. 160 GB
• supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x
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III. Data reading and analysing
1. Main program window, BCom / BeCOMs mode
The main program window of Data_Indicator displays an empty graph after start. Use
File / Load menu (chapter IV, 1) to open a BCom log file. Reading a large log file can
take some amount of time, during which the data is added incrementally to the graph
and the amount of read data in per cents is displayed at the bottom left corner of the
main panel:
b
a
c
d
Fig. III-1. Main program window, loading a BCom log file
1.1. XY-Graph:
a
The graph displays thermo voltage and engine rotation speed data:
Tsignal % alarm :
Speed RPM /10 :
Tvoltage mV x50 :
Teff DC % alarm :
Teff AC % alarm :
Thermo voltage in percents relative to preset alarm level
Engine rotation speed in RPM divided by 10
Absolute thermo voltage in mV multiplied by 50
Effective value of thermo voltage in percents of DC alarm level
Effective value of thermo voltage in percents of AC alarm level
Initially loaded, the data is scaled down so that the chart X-axis displays 24-hour
interval starting from the first time stamp in the log file.
The graph has a set of options to navigate through the data and see detailed
information at a certain time point (Fig. III-2).
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Double-click on the graph to switch on/off its options.
Click an option to change the navigation mode of the graph.
Scroll-X (Scroll-Y):
Scroll-XY:
scroll the graph along X- or Y-axis
scroll along both X- and Y-axis
To scroll, hold the left mouse button and move the mouse to the desired direction.
Zoom-X (Zoom-Y):
Zoom-XY:
enlarge/shrink the graph along X- or Y-axis
enlarge/shrink along both X- and Y-axis
To zoom, hold the left mouse button and move the mouse to the right to enlarge and
to the left to shrink the graph in X-axis direction. Or, move the mouse upwards to
enlarge and downwards to shrink along Y-axis.
Zoom-Box:
enlarge selected area of the graph. Hold the left mouse
button and move the mouse to select an area. Releasing
the mouse button stretches the selection to the frame of
the graph.
Cursor:
display the X and Y values of the selected plot point and
open three additional windows: Detailed Display,
Thermosignal difference diagram, and Speed difference
diagram (chapter I, 2, 3 and 4).
Fig. III-2. Main program window, time scale (X-axis) enlarged, chart in Cursor mode
Plot:
return the graph to its default scale.
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1.2. Displayed parameters:
Tsignal % alarm :
Sped RPM / 10 :
Tvoltage mV x50 :
Teff DC %alarm :
Teff AC %alarm :
display / hide thermo voltage signal in per cents at the graph
display / hide rotation speed signal
display / hide absolute thermo voltage values (in mV)
display / hide effective thermo voltage in % of DC alarm level
display / hide effective thermo voltage in % of AC alarm level
1.3. Time selection:
c
Allows to select a time point from the log file. Measurement data recorded at this
point will be displayed in detailed display window, speed difference diagram and
thermosignal difference diagram windows.
1.4. Event log window:
d
Displays event messages and warnings recorded in the BCom data log file. Doubleclick anywhere at its field to open a larger window with event log (“Status window”).
2. Detailed Display
Fig. III-3. Detailed Display
Open on Cursor command of XY-graph, Detailed Display window contains a polar
diagram which plots thermo voltage and crankshaft angle acceleration in polar
coordinates during the full combustion cycle nearest to the time point selected at the
XY graph (chapter III, 1.1). At the right side of it there’s an XY-diagram of the polar
data with X axis representing the rotation angle.
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3. Speed difference diagram
Fig. III-4. Speed difference diagram
The diagram shows absolute cylinder speed (blue bars) and the difference between
engine cylinder speed (pink bars) relative to the cylinder average speed during the
nearest full combustion cycle.
4. Thermosignal difference diagram
Fig. III-5. Thermosignal difference diagram
The red bars at the thermosignal difference diagram represent thermo signal in per
cents of alarm level during the nearest full combustion cycle. The pink bars show this
value relatively to the engine cylinder average thermosignal.
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5. OMD Mode
OMD mode window allows viewing and analysing SiCOMS / OCom logfiles.
a
b
d
c
Fig. III-6. SiCOMS / OCom window with a loaded logfile
5.1. Gauges and options:
-
a
Each gauge displays the measurement value selected in gauges
options for the corresponding sensor.
digital display of the value
sensor number and a switch checkbox. If it is checked, the
measurement values for the corresponding sensor are shown in XY
graph, otherwise the values are hidden.
Fig. III-7. Gauge for sensor Nr. 1
The options for gauges include:
Fig. III-8. Gauges options
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- the “Gauges displayed values” option allows to select which measurement value
to show in the gauge. See chapter III, 5.2 for description of the values.
Fig. III-9. Gauges scale
- the “Gauges scale” option provides scale ranges for the gauges.
5.2. XY-graph and options:
b
The XY graph displays measured data from the OMD logfile with time at X axis.
See chapter III, 1.1 for description of navigating in the XY-graph.
XY-graph options
Fig. III-10. Options: XY graph displayed values
The “XY graph displayed values” option allows to select which values from the
logfile should be displayed or hidden at XY graph.
Opacity :
opacity level in percents. 0% = transparent
environment, infra red light beam reaches
destination without loss; 100% = opaque
environment, infra red light doesn’t come through.
Opacity rel. to Alarmlevel :
opacity in percents relative to alarm level.
Reference :
basis value for calculating “Opacity” and “Opacity
rel to Alarmlevel” values, given in digits.
Temperature mean :
sensor average temperature in °C
Oilmist mg/l :
absolute concentration of oil mist in mg/l
Transmission :
amount of light that reaches destination in the
measuring unit of OMD sensor. Given in digits, a
raw measurement value. Sensor initially calibrated
in a transparent environment shows transmission
about 1000 digits.
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Fig. III-11. Y-Axis scale options
“Y-Axis scale” option sets the range to be used at the Y-axis. The same could be
achieved through options menu inside the XY graph with “Zoom-Y” command.
5.3. Event log window (status messages):
c
Fig. III-12. Event log window
Displays event messages and warnings produced by the OCom / SiCOMS system
during monitoring. Double-click anywhere at its field to open a larger status window
with event log.
Fig. III-13. Status window
5.4. Enlarge XY graph button:
d
pressing the button extends the XY-graph window. The button caption changes to
“Reduce XY graph”.
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5.5. OMD mode: File menu
Fig. III-14. OMD File menu
5.5.1. Load SiCOMS/Ocom logfile
- opens a logfile recorded by SiCOMS or Ocom system.
5.5.2. Stop logfile loading
- cancels loading of the current logfile.
5.5.3. Swap Month-Day
- changes appearance of day and month in the date label at XY graph. Useful for
some region/language Windows settings that have different date format than
English/US Windows settings.
5.5.4. Print xy diagram
- this menu prints the current view of XY graph using standard MS Windows Print
dialogue.
5.5.5. Exit
- closes the OMD mode window.
5.5.6. Parameter
- opens a window with Evaluator version info:
Fig. III-15. OMD File menu
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IV. Menus
On program start, before a logfile loaded, the main menu has five items:
After loading a BCom data file the main menu is extended:
1. File menu
Fig. IV-1. File menu
1.1. File / Load BeCOMS/BCom logfile:
Select a BCom file in a standard Windows Open dialog:
Fig. IV-2. “Open” dialog
1.2. File / Print XY graph: print the current view of the XY graph using standard
Windows Print dialog.
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1.3. File / Snapshot XY graph: create a JPG image out of the current XY-graph
view.
Type a file name for the JPG image in the standard Windows “Save As” dialog, then
press “Save”.
Fig. IV-3. “Save As” dialog for menu File / Snapshot
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2. Setup menu
Fig. IV-4. Setup menu
2.1. Setup / Setup diagrams: open the “Setup diagrams” window.
Fig. IV-5. Setup scale polardisplay
Scaling options for polar diagram (“Detailed Display” window, chapter III, 2):
-
“Scale polardisplay Angle acceleration” option gives possibilities for scaling the
angle acceleration signal
-
“Scale polardisplay Thermosignal” is a scale factor for thermo voltage signal.
Difference diagrams (chapter III, 3 and 4) display option:
-
“Difference diagrams”: defines the way the cylinders are ordered at the difference
diagrams.
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2.2. Setup / Setup cylinder range:
Fig. IV-6. Setup cylinder range
The number inside the selection box defines how many steps of the total 256 steps in
the full cycle should correspond to the top position of a cylinder during the
combustion cycle. The value ranges between 1 and 10; it is used to adjust “the
sensitivity” of signal localisation algorithm.
3. Simulation OFF / ON menu
The menu gives a possibility to scale the logdata values and so simulate different
BCom Evaluator settings of DC alarm level.
DC alarm level +1 simulation
DC alarm level --1 simulation
DC alarm level simulation OFF
– simulate increase / decrease of DC alarm
level by 1 step and display scaled logdata. To
actualise data view after changing alarm level,
load the log file again.
– display logdata without scaling
Fig. IV-7. Simulation OFF / ON menu
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4. Open OMD Mode menu
The Open OMD Mode menu command opens a window for viewing SiCOMS/OCom
logfiles.
Fig. IV-8. SiCOMS / OCom window
See “OMD mode” (chapter III, 5) for detailed description.
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5. Parameter menu
Fig. IV-9. Parameter menu
This menu opens the Parameters screen which displays BCom Evaluator and engine
parameter values that were set up at the time of log file recording.
Fig. IV-10. Parameters screen
6. Polardiagram menu
Fig. IV-11. Polardiagram menu
Polardiagram menu options allow to display or hide the plot curves of angular signal
(thermo voltage) and angular acceleration (rotation speed) at the polar diagram
(Detailed display, see chapter III, 2).
If a menu item is checked, then the corresponding plot curve is displayed on the
polar diagram, and hidden otherwise.
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