MC5-IS User Guide

User Guide

Applies to Main Firmware version 1.90

Dear user,

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Contents

Trademarks

QCAL ® is a registered trademark owned by Oy Beamex Ab.

HART

®

is a registered trademark of the HART Communication Foundation.

Any use of the word “HART” hereafter in this document implies the registered trademark.

Other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contents

Contents

Part A, General

Introduction 2

About This Manual ................................. 2

Typographical Conventions ............. 3

Unpacking and Inspection .................... 3

MC5-IS Hardware 4

Operational Sections and

Connections ........................................... 4

The Upper Panel .............................. 5

The RS232 Connector on the Left Side of MC5-IS .................... 6

The Front Panel ................................ 6

Memory .................................................. 9

Batteries ............................................... 10

About the Charger and the Charging Procedure ................. 11

Removing/Replacing the Battery Pack ............................. 12

Support for Table Top Use ................... 13

The Wrist Strap and the Neck Support Strap ........................ 13

MC5-IS Firmware 14

General Description ............................. 14

Startup Procedure .......................... 14

Basic Mode ..................................... 15

Maintenance ................................... 15

Calibration Mode ............................ 15

Help Function ................................. 16

The User Interface ............................... 17

The Status Bar ................................ 17

The Function Key Bar .................... 18

Menus ............................................. 18

The Display Area ............................ 19

MC5-IS’ Modularity and Options 23

Hardware Modules/Options ................ 23

Other Connectable Devices .......... 24

Firmware Options ................................ 24

Safety 25

Ex Information and Approvals .............. 25

Safety Precautions and Warnings ...... 26

General Warnings ......................... 26

Warnings Concerning the use of Electrical Modules (E and ET) .... 27

General Warnings Concerning

Pressure Measurement .................. 27

Warnings Concerning

High Pressure ................................ 28

Service 29

Firmware Update ................................. 29

Recalibrating MC5-IS ........................... 29

The Battery Charger ............................ 29

Cleaning MC5-IS .................................. 30

Cleaning the Contacts of the Internal Reference

Junction Module ............................. 30

Contents

Part B, Startup and Basic Operation

Starting MC5-IS 32

Startup Procedure ................................ 32

Basic Mode, Defined ........................... 33

Measuring 35

Pressure Measurement ...................... 37

Using Internal Modules ................. 37

Using External Modules ................ 37

Zeroing a Pressure Module ........... 38

Current Measurement ......................... 39

Voltage Measurement ......................... 40

Measuring Low Voltages ............... 40

Measuring Voltages up to ±30 V .... 41

Resistance Measurement .................. 42

Switch State Sensing ........................... 43

Limit Switch Test ................................. 44

Performing the Limit Switch Test ... 44

Frequency Measurement .................... 46

Pulse Counting .................................... 47

RTD Measurement (Temperature) ...... 48

Thermocouple

Measurement (Temperature) ............... 49

Internal Reference Junction ........... 49

External Reference Junction .......... 49

Special Measurements 51

Mathematical Special Measurements .. 52

Minimum value ............................... 52

Maximum value .............................. 52

Min/Max value ................................ 52

Rate of Change .............................. 52

Special Filtering and Resolution ..... 53

Deviation Measurement ................. 53

Special Measurements Using

Two Ports Simultaneously .................... 54

Difference Measurement ................ 54

Redundant Measurement ............... 55

Generating/Simulating 56

General ................................................ 56

Changing the Value of the Generated/Simulated Signal .... 57

Current Sink ......................................... 58

Using the ET module’s output terminals .............................. 58

Using the E module’s output terminals .............................. 58

Voltage Generation .............................. 60

Generating Voltages between +10 V and -2.5 V .............. 60

Low Voltage Generation ................. 60

Frequency Generation ......................... 62

Pulse Generation ................................. 63

RTD and Resistance Simulation .......... 64

Thermocouple Simulation .................... 65

Internal Reference Junction ........... 65

External Reference Junction .......... 65

Special Generations 67

Opening the Step or Ramp

Configuration Window ......................... 67

Stepping ............................................... 68

Ramping ............................................... 69

Alarm Limit Settings 71

Contents

Part C, Advanced Operation and Configurations

Configuring the Calibrator 74

Settings ................................................ 74

Setting Time and Date ........................ 76

Advanced Utilities 77

Display Mode Settings ........................ 77

Scaling ........................................... 78

Displaying Values in Percentage .. 79

Displaying Error Values ................. 79

Transmitter/Switch Simulation ............ 80

Transmitter Simulation .................. 81

Switch Simulation .......................... 82

Data Logging ....................................... 83

General .......................................... 83

Configuring .................................... 83

Starting the Data Log ..................... 84

Viewing the Results ....................... 85

Transferring the Results to a Personal Computer ..................... 85

Additional Information 86

Things to Consider when

Measuring Pressure ............................. 87

General ........................................... 87

Pressure Type ................................ 87

Pressure Modules and their Naming Conventions .............. 88

Square Rooting .............................. 88

Thermocouple

Measurement/Simulation,

Connections and Troubleshooting ....... 89

Internal Reference Junction ........... 89

External Reference Junction .......... 90

Error situations ............................... 92

Resistance and

RTD Measurement, Connections ......... 93

4-wire System ................................. 93

3-wire System ................................. 93

Using a Compensation Loop .......... 94

2-wire System ................................. 94

Current Measurement Parallel to a Test Diode, Connections ............... 95

Parallel Functions in MC5-IS ............... 96

Contents

Part D, Calibration

General 98

Phases of Instrument Calibration ....... 99

As Found Calibration ................... 100

Adjustment ................................... 100

As Left Calibration ....................... 101

Required Modules for Different

Input/Output Signal Combinations ..... 102

Calibrating an Instrument 104

Selecting the Instrument to Be Calibrated ................................. 104

The Instrument Window ..................... 105

A Calibration Procedure

Using MC5-IS ..................................... 106

About Automatic Calibration ......... 108

About Manual Calibration ............. 108

Examples of Instrument Calibration ... 109

Pressure Transmitters .................. 110

Temperature Sensors ................... 112

Temperature Indicators and

Recorders ..................................... 114

Electrical Limit Switches ............... 116

MC5-IS’ Support for

Instrument Adjustment ....................... 118

Maintaining MC5-IS’

Instrument Database 119

Adding New Instruments .................... 119

Editing Instrument Data ..................... 120

General Data Page ....................... 120

Instrument Input Page .................. 121

Instrument Output Page ............... 121

Calibration Settings Page ............. 122

Calibration Instructions Page ....... 123

Deleting Instruments .......................... 123

Viewing Calibration Results 124

Calibration Result Windows ............... 125

How to Choose Which

Calibration Run is Viewed ............ 125

Deleting Calibration Results .............. 125

Appendix 1,

User Guide for

MC5 HART Option

Appendix 2,

Technical Data

Appendix 3,

Quick Guide for the MC5 Datalog Viewer

Appendix 4,

Safety information

Appendix 5,

Index

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General

Things discussed in Part A:

An introduction to what MC5-IS is and what the parts of this User

Guide concentrate on.

A general description of MC5-IS’ hardware.

A general description of MC5-IS’ firmware.

The modularity and options of

MC5-IS.

Safety precautions and warnings.

Briefly about how to service

MC5-IS.

General

Introduction

Congratulations for selecting the ultimate calibration tool!

MC5-IS is an Intrinsically Safe, documenting, All-In-One Multifunction Calibrator with calibration capability of pressure, temperature, electrical and frequency signals. As a member of Beamex’s QCAL

Quality Calibration family, it is of course able to communicate with the available QCAL calibration software. MC5-IS’ modularity allows customized construction. If requirements increase in the future, new functionality may be added by getting additional modules, e.g. adding temperature and/or electrical modules to an MC5-

IS that previously only included pressure modules.

Thanks to the logical user interface MC5-IS is very easy to use. The large graphical display guides the user in different languages and it displays results both numerically and graphically.

MC5-IS performs automatic calibration of electrical and temperature process instruments. MC5-IS also communicates with HART field instruments.

MC5-IS represents the state of the art in accuracy, adaptability and all-round usability.

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About This Manual

This User Guide is divided in four parts: A, B, C and D.

Part A discusses general matters. There is also a chapter about safety.

Part B describes the basic use of MC5-IS such as measuring and generating signals.

Part C handles configuration level usage, some optional software utilities and also offers some additional information concerning pressure measurement, RTD and T/C measurement/simulation.

Part D concentrates on calibration and matters related to calibration like handling instrument data.

The even page header displays the title of the active part. The odd page header displays the main subject (Heading level 1). The header of each odd page also indicates the active part as shown in the adjacent picture (with Part B active).

Use the information provided in the headers as a quick guide when searching for a particular subject.

Introduction

Typographical Conventions

All examples of user interface texts are printed using

8 pt Arial

Black

, e.g.

Selected port:

ET: TCi(mea)

All front panel texts (fixed texts on MC5-IS’ cover) are printed using

8 pt Eurostile

, e.g.

Connectors marked

T/C, Low V

Function and Menu keys are often referred to using both the key name in

8 pt Eurostile

and the corresponding text (function) displayed on the screen in

8 pt Arial Black

, e.g.

Function key

D

/

Menu

Unpacking and Inspection

At the factory each new MC5-IS passes a careful inspection. It should be free of scrapes and scratches and in proper operation order upon receipt. The receiver should, however, inspect the unit for any damage that may have occurred during transit. If there are signs of obvious mechanical damage, package contents are incomplete, or the instrument does not operate according to specifications, contact the purchasing sales office as soon as possible. The standard accessories are as follows:

Calibration Certificate

This User Guide and a leaflet entitled “Safety Information for Beamex

MC5-IS Intrinsically Safe Multifunction Calibrator”

Warranty Card

Battery Pack, NiMH

Charger for the Battery Pack

Computer communication cable

If any internal pressure modules are present:

A pressure hose set

If the E module is present: Two test leads and clips

If the ET module is present: Four additional test leads and two clips

For a description of available hardware and software options, see

MC5-IS’ Modularity and Options on page 23.

If you have to return the instrument to the factory for any reason, use the original packing whenever possible. Include a detailed description of the reason for the return.

Warning:

The accessory polyurethane hose supplied with the calibrator is rated to the maximum pressure of 20 bar at 21°C (290 psi at

70°F). Applying higher pressure can be hazardous.

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General

MC5-IS Hardware

General features:

IP65 water/dust proof case (EN60529)

Battery pack IP30.

Integrated impact protectors

Both a wrist strap and a neck support strap

A support for using the calibrator on the table

Operating temperature: -10 … +50 °C (14 … 122 °F).

+10 … +35 °C (50 … 95 °F) when charging the batteries.

Storage temperature: -20 … +60 °C (-4 … 140 °F).

Note: The stickers and the batteries may be affected when storing longer periods in extreme conditions.

Humidity: 0 … 80 %RH

More comprehensive specifications are available in Appendix 2.

Operational Sections and Connections

T h e

U p p e r

P a n e l

E x t e r n a l

P r e s s u r e

M o d u l e s

I n t e r n a l

P r e s s u r e

M o d u l e s

T h e

L e f t

S i d e

R S 2 3 2

C o n n e c t o r

E l e c t r i c a l

M o d u l e

( E M o d u l e )

E l e c t r i c a l a n d

T e m p e r a t u r e M o d u l e

( E T M o d u l e )

R e f e r e n c e

J u n c t i o n M o d u l e

( R J M o d u l e )

T h e

F r o n t

P a n e l

All sections and connections are presented in detail on the next pages.

Note.

Keep in mind that the previous picture (as well as all pictures of

MC5-IS in this manual) has an example configuration of modules.

The configuration of your MC5-IS may vary significantly from the one in the picture.

MC5-IS Hardware

The Upper Panel

The upper panel has 5 places for the following modules/connectors:

External Pressure Modules

MC5-IS has a connector for External Pressure Modules (EXTs). The connector is located on the right hand side of the upper panel and is marked with PX1 in a sticker on the upper panel.

Internal Pressure Modules

Up to three Internal Pressure Modules may be installed in MC5-IS.

One of them may be an internal barometric module.

The connectors for Internal Pressure modules start from the second connector on the left. The possible Barometric Module is always located as second from right and it measures the barometric pressure through a connection in the back panel of MC5-IS. Normally nothing need to connected to the barometric pressure module’s connector.

Internal pressure modules are marked with P1 … P3.

The recommended pressure medium for all internal pressure modules is clean air. Clean non-corrosive liquids may optionally be used in modules with a measuring range of 20 bar/300 psi or more. Avoid spilling liquid on MC5-IS when connecting/disconnecting pressure hoses to/from pressure modules.

To avoid damaging the calibrator, use hand tightening only when connecting the pressure measurement hoses (max. torque 5 Nm, approx. 3.6 lbf ft). If the use of tools is required to secure the connection (typically pressure modules with a pressure range higher than 20 bar), apply the counterforce with a spanner on the connector body’s hexagonal part.

The overpressure protection of the internal pressure modules vents to the back of the calibrator. Remember to be cautious when working with pressure and pressure modules. See also chapters

Safety

on page 25 and Safety Precautions and Warnings on page 26.

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General

The RS232 Connector on the Left Side of MC5-IS

The RS232 connector may be used when connecting to a serial port in a PC. The PC may have a calibration software capable of communicating with MC5-IS or, e.g. a software that reads data logging results in MC5-IS and transfers them to a PC.

Warning!

Use only cables provided by Beamex when connecting MC5-IS to a PC.

The Front Panel

The front panel has several sections. Some of them are pointed out with a callout in the picture of Operational Sections and Connections, and some of them not (e.g. display and keyboard). The ones with a callout are discussed first in the following paragraphs.

Electrical Module (E module)

The E module can measure the following quantities: voltage,

current and fre-

T / C I N T . R J

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y

T / C , L o w V R , R T D m e a s / s i m

4 w m e a s

3 w m e a s

V , ,

O U T P U T

E T

H A R T

V , , m e a s / s i n k

C o m

quency. It can also be used when counting

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

M E A S U R E

L o w V

pulses or detecting the state of a switch. Additionally there is a possibility to sink current.

The E module also includes the optional HART modem. This allows communication with an instrument with HART capabilities. To ensure proper HART communication, make sure that the loop also includes a resistor with a resistance between 230 to 600 ohm or that the impedance of the loop itself is at least 230 ohms.

Additional information on calibrating HART instruments is in Appendix 1.

MC5-IS Hardware

Electrical and Temperature Module (ET module)

The ET module is specially designed for temperature instrument calibration needs. It is not however restricted to only temperature instrument use because

T / C I N T . R J

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y

T / C , L o w V R , R T D m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

4 w m e a s

3 w m e a s

V , ,

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

H A R T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

it can also generate

voltage, frequency and pulses. Additionally the ET module is able to sink current.

Measuring capabilities:

Low Voltage measurement and T/C measurement using either the internal reference junction or the Low Voltage connectors.

Resistance and RTD measurement.

Generation/simulation capabilities:

T/C simulation using either the internal reference junction or the Low Voltage connectors.

Resistance and RTD simulation.

Voltage, frequency and pulse generation.

Current sink.

Reference Junction Module

The T/C measurement/ simulation internal reference junction is an optional addition to the

ET module. It is spe-

T / C I N T . R J

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y

T / C , L o w V R , R T D m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

4 w m e a s

3 w m e a s

V , ,

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

H A R T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

O U T P U T

E T L o w V

cially designed for

MC5-IS and therefore best suited for reference junction compensation when calibrating thermocouples or instruments connected to a thermocouple.

The Reference Junction Module is suited for all standard T/C plugs and stripped wires. Open the fixing screw on the left side of MC5-IS before connecting the wires/plug to the Reference Junction Module. Make sure to connect the wires/plug as the polarity is indicated on the Reference Junction Module. Remember to tighten the fastening screw when the wires/plug are connected. Hand tightening is adequate. Do not pull out the wires/plug without first opening the fixing screw. Otherwise you might damage the contact surface of the connectors.

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Display

Keyboard

General

T/C measurement and simulation may also be done without the internal reference junction by using the Low Voltage terminals in the ET module. Then the reference junction arrangements have to be done outside MC5-IS and the correct reference junction settings as well as the reference junction temperature have to be informed to MC5-IS.

Part B of this manual describes in detail what kind of reference junction settings are available.

MC5-IS has a reflective display. The resolution of the display is 240 x 320 pixels.

To quickly tune the contrast of the display:

Press and hold the contrast button

down.

Use the up and down arrow keys to change the contrast.

The changed setting is automatically saved as default settings.

The keys on the

MC5-IS’ keyboard are grouped according to their function as follows:

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The Cursor Keys and the Enter Key

The Cursor keys and the Enter key are located close to the upper left corner of the display.

The Cursor keys are used when moving the cursor on the screen.

They also have several special functions in certain situations, e.g.

when tuning the contrast of the display.

The Enter key finishes the entering of values.

MC5-IS Hardware

The Keys Above the Display

The Contrast key together with the and cursor keys are used when setting the contrast of the display (see chapter Display on page 8).

The Help key displays case sensitive help.

The On/Off key switches MC5-IS on and off. Press the On/Off key for about half-a-second to switch on/off. This delayed function prevents accidental on/off switching of MC5-IS.

Pressing the +/- key toggles the sign of the entered numeric value.

Note. The +/- key is applicable only in numeric fields.

The Decimal key adds the decimal point to the numeric value that is currently edited.

The Function Keys

The Function Keys are located below the display. The meaning of each Function Key varies depending on the situation. The lower part of the display indicates what the Function Key stands for at the moment.

The Numeric Keys

The Numeric keys are not only used when entering numbers:

Keys 1 to 7 are used as menu selector keys.

Keys 0 and 8 are used to scroll through several pages of menu options. They may also be used when browsing through options in a pop-up list.

Key 9 can be used when accepting a selection or when finishing a data entry. The functionality of the 9 key is almost similar to the Enter key, except for one situation: When entering numbers, the 9 key produces the number 9. To finish entering a number, you will have to use the Enter key or use the

D

/

OK

Function Key when available.

Memory

MC5-IS has a dynamic memory allocation system. This means that there is not a specific area of memory reserved for, e.g. instrument data. All free memory may be used for anything that requires more memory. Thus there is no exact limit for the number of instruments that MC5-IS can maintain in its memory. It all depends on how much memory is allocated by other data.

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General

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Batteries

MC5-IS uses rechargeable batteries that are specially designed for use in this intrinsically safe calibrator.

The charger for rechargeable batteries operates in the following environments:

- Voltage: 100 … 240 VAC,

- Frequency: 50/60 Hz

Warning!

The charger may be used in safe area only!

Full batteries:

Empty batteries:

The charging electronics is in the Battery Pack. Therefore the batteries may be charged although the Battery Pack is disconnected from MC5-IS’ Base Unit. If you have two sets of rechargeable batteries you may charge the disconnected Battery Pack while at the same time use MC5-IS with the connected Battery Pack.

The maximum operating time without recharging varies depending on the usage MC5-IS. A good average operating time is 5 hours.

The upper left corner of MC5-IS’ display shows a picture of a battery. The whiter the picture is, the more acute is the need for recharging.

Notes.

MC5-IS’ memory and the internal clock/calendar uses a small amount of power although the calibrator is switched off. Remember to check the capacity of the batteries from time to time although

MC5-IS is not in use.

Do not leave MC5-IS without a Battery Pack for a long time. MC5-IS may lose its settings if it is left without a support voltage for an extended period.

Warning!

Use only the batteries designed for use in MC5-IS. Use of other batteries may cause unpredictable hazards resulting in damages, injuries and even death.

Do not charge the batteries in hazardous area.

MC5-IS Hardware

About the Charger and the Charging Procedure

The charger is connected to the charger connector at the bottom of

MC5-IS. The charging electronics informs you of the phases of the charging procedure with the help of the charge status light.

C h a r g e r c o n n e c t o r

C h a r g e s t a t u s l i g h t

When connecting the charger, the charging electronics first checks the starting conditions. At this stage the charge status light is green.

If the starting conditions are not met (e.g. the temperature is outside the allowed range), the status light is

blinking green.

When the charge status light is blinking red, a recharging is in progress. MC5-IS may be used during the recharging phase. Empty batteries are fully charged in approx. 5 hours.

When the charge status light is green, the batteries are charged. At this stage the charging electronics provide a support voltage that prevents the batteries from discharging

Warnings!

USE ONLY THE CHARGER PROVIDED WITH THE CALIBRATOR

(BC14-IS). USE THE CHARGER IN SAFE AREA ONLY!

The charger accepts input voltages from 100 to 240 VAC.

The charger should only be used indoors in a non-hazardous area and the temperature should be in range 10 … 35 °C

(50 … 95 °F).

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General

Removing/Replacing the Battery Pack

To remove or replace the Battery Pack, perform the following procedure:

1.

2.

1. Turn MC5-IS upside down (the display facing the table top) and lift the support.

2. Pull the lever that is hidden under the support. The Battery

Pack pops out allowing you to pull it out.

To replace the Battery Pack, simply slide it on its place. When you hear a click, the Battery Pack is secured in its place.

Notes.

Although the Base Unit is IP65 protected, the Battery Pack is not.

The Battery Pack has holes in order to vent generated gas and heat. Avoid exposing the Battery Pack to liquids.

The use of a standard MC5 Battery Pack is not possible in MC5-IS.

It is mechanically prohibited because only an intrinsically safe Battery Pack may be used in MC5-IS.

MC5-IS Hardware

Support for Table Top Use

The support gives you a good viewing angle when MC5-IS is placed on a table top. Lift the support at the back of MC5-IS and place

MC5-IS on the table top as shown in the picture.

The Wrist Strap and the Neck Support Strap

MC5-IS has a wrist strap to enable ease of use when MC5-IS is held in one hand.

The neck support strap helps you during field calibration: Position MC5-IS in an angle that allows reading the display when working. Alternatively: Hang MC5-IS from, e.g. a valve shaft so that the display is on the same level as your eyes. Then your hands are free for working with the connections etc.

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General

MC5-IS Firmware

MC5-IS’ firmware is saved in FLASH memory. Therefore it is relatively easy to update the firmware whenever a new version with fresh capabilities is released. See Firmware Update on page 29 for more information on updating the firmware in your MC5-IS.

General Description

The following picture shortly describes the functions of the firmware. All main functions are marked with a black border. Each main function has several tasks which are displayed as shaded boxes without a black border.

I n s t r u m e n t A d j u s t m e n t

I n s t r u m e n t C a l i b r a t i o n

V i e w i n g t h e R e s u l t s

I n s t r u m e n t D a t a b a s e M a i n t e n a n c e

C A L I B R A T I O N

M O D E

S T A R T U P

P R O C E D U R E

B A S I C

M O D E

M A I N T E -

N A N C E

T r a n s m i t t e r / S w i t c h S i m u l a t i o n

D a t a L o g g i n g

S t e p p i n g a n d R a m p i n g

M e a s u r e m e n t / G e n e r a t i o n / S i m u l a t i o n

C o n f i g u r i n g t h e C a l i b r a t o r

S e t t i n g T i m e a n d D a t e

A d j u s t i n g t h e C a l i b r a t o r

The following chapters briefly describe each main function.

Startup Procedure

Every time MC5-IS is started the Startup Procedure checks the functionality of the device by performing a self test.

If the self-test is passed successfully, some basic calibrator data is displayed.

After that MC5-IS automatically proceeds to Basic Mode. A more comprehensive description of the Startup Procedure is in the beginning of Part B of this manual.

MC5-IS Firmware

Basic Mode

In Basic Mode you can measure and generate/simulate signals.

There are two separately configurable windows available. Basic

Mode is often used for testing connections before starting the actual calibration procedure of an instrument.

Stepping and Ramping tools enable generating/simulating signals that vary with time.

All main functions of Basic Mode are described in part B of this manual.

Part C concentrates on Basis Mode’s higher level functions and additional information.

Maintenance

This main function handles calibrator configuration settings.

Additionally there is the possibility to recalibrate MC5-IS (requires a password).

Maintenance level subjects are handled in Part C of this Manual.

Calibration Mode

MC5-IS’ main duty is calibrating instruments. Therefore very special attention was directed on this matter when creating the calibrator. MC5-IS may be used as a stand-alone calibrator i.e. all instrument data and calibration history data is saved in MC5-IS’ own memory. Optionally MC5-IS also communicates with calibration software.

MC5-IS supports the use of instruction texts. They help the technician to perform the calibration as fluently as possible. You may enter three kinds of instruction texts: Starting Guide, Adjusting Guide and Finishing Guide. Additionally, calibration notes can be entered after the calibration procedure.

More calibration related information is available in Part D of this manual.

Calibration Results

The graphical representation as well as numeric data of the calibration results may be viewed in MC5-IS. Transferring the results to

QCAL ® calibration software makes it possible to view the results in

PC environment.

More information concerning calibration results is presented in Part

D of this manual.

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General

Help Function

The Help function is not seen in the picture of the menu structure because it is not a separate “branch” but a utility available in almost any situation.

If you need help, just press the key. A window with related help pops up.

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 2 : 1 5

1 V o l t a g e

E T : L o w V L o w V . S e n s o r M e a s .

H E L P

B a s i c M o d e i s t h e f o c a l p o i n t o f

M C 5 ' s m e n u s t r u c t u r e .

A d v a n c e d f u n c t i o n s a r e i n D / M e n u a n d C / O t h e r s .

T o m e a s u r e , g e n e r a t e o r s i m u l a t e , s e l e c t Q u a n t i t y a n d P o r t f r o m

W i n d o w 1 S e t u p o r

W i n d o w 2 S e t u p m e n u .

U s e r G u i d e :

P a r t B M e a s u r i n g

P a r t B G e n e r a t i n g / S i m u l a t i n g

C l o s e

MC5-IS Firmware

The User Interface

The main elements of the User window can be seen in the following picture:

B a t t e r y ' s c h a r g e l e v e l

M e a s u r e m e n t r e a d i n g

S t a t u s B a r M e n u

1

1 3 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 1 1 0 : 4 6

P r e s s u r e

0 . 4 5 2 1

Q u a n t i t y

[ P r e s s u r e ]

F u n c t / P o r t

[ P 1 : I N T 2 C ]

A d d i t i o n a l i n f o r m a t i o n

I n d i c a t o r f o r m u l t i p l e m e n u p a g e s

A d d i t i o n a l d a t a r o w s :

S p e c i a l M e a s u r e m e n t

E x t r a I n f o

D i s p l a y a r e a d i v i d e d i n t o W i n d o w 1 a n d 2

I n t e r n a l t e m p e r a

2 C u r r e n t k P a

P a b a r

0 . 1 1 2

O

M i n i m u m v a l u e : 0 . 0 0 0 0

W i n d o w 1 W i n d o w 2

S e t u p S e t u p

U n i t

[ b a r ]

H A R T

P r e s s u r e

T y p e

[ g a u g e ]

Z e r o

P r e s s u r e

M o d u l e

C l o s e

M E N U

F u n c t i o n k e y b a r

P o p - u p l i s t

P r e s e n t s e l e c t i o n

I n d i c a t o r f o r m u l t i p l e m e n u p a g e s

All possible elements are not included in the previous picture, but the important ones are discussed in the following chapters.

The Status Bar

The Status Bar at the top of the display is visible all the time. It is divided into four main sections.

E x a m p l e o f S t a t u s

B a r a p p e a r a n c e

S e c t i o n s :

T i m e & D a t e 2 1 . 3 ° C

The first (leftmost) section displays the charge level of the battery.

The battery symbol is replaced by a plug symbol ( ) if you are using the battery charger. The second section displays the time and date. The third section displays the temperature measured with the optional environment sensor, if the sensor is connected to MC5-

IS.

The fourth section (rightmost) section displays additional information in the form of symbols, like:

An hourglass when MC5-IS is working on something that takes time.

A question mark when an error occurred.

Note that the fourth section is empty for most of the time. The symbols are visible only when needed.

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The Function Key Bar

The Function Key Bar at the bottom of the display is visible all the time. The meaning of the Function Keys varies depending on the situation.

C a l i b r a t i o n

M o d e

F i e l d

S t o p

R a m p i n g

Menus

The Function Key for opening the menu is always

D

/

Menu

. The same key is used when closing the menu. If a menu is not needed for the current subject, the fourth Function Key is used for other needs.

1

1 0 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 6 : 2 0

P r e s s u r e

0 . 7 0 8 3 4

2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

0 . 4 3 7 4

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

Q u a n t i t y

[ P r e s s u r e ]

( g a u g e )

[ P 1 : I N T 2 C ] b a r

[ E n g . U n i t ]

U n i t

[ b a r ]

H A R T

P r e s s u r e

T y p e

[ g a u g e ]

Z e r o

P r e s s u r e

M o d u l e

C l o s e

M E N U

S p e c i a l

M e a s u r e m e n t

[ N o n e ]

A l a r m

[ - - ( - - ) ]

If the opened menu has several pages, the menu’s uppermost and/or lowermost item includes an up/down triangle. In that case, use the

and keys

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

[ P 2 : E X T 1 0 0 ]

F u n c t i o n a n d

P o r t I n f o

S e c o n d

P o r t I n f o

E x t r a I n f o

C l o s e

M E N U

to browse through the available menu pages. A menu option is selected with the numeric keys to . Selecting a menu option results in one of the following events:

1. An immediate action follows and the menu closes automatically, e.g. when selecting the

Zero Pressure Module

option in the picture above.

2. A pop-up list opens for selecting one of the available options.

The current selection is displayed inside brackets in the menu.

Use the and keys, the

and keys or the same numeric key that opened the pop-up list to scroll the list. To select an option in the pop-up list, use either the

key or the

key. To close the pop-up menu without selecting anything, press the key or the

D

/

Close

Function Key.

3. Another menu with new options replaces the previous menu.

Sometimes the Function Keys can also open another menu.

In the previous picture, the Window 1 setup menu is opened.

In this case Function Key

B

/

Window 2 Setup

and Function

Key

C

/

Others

can be used for opening other menus.

4. A new window opens for, e.g. viewing additional information or for configuring the selected task.

MC5-IS Firmware

The Display Area

The layout of the display area varies according to the needs of the active tasks/settings. The following pictures give an overview of typical elements seen in different display area layouts.

Basic Measurement/Generation:

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 8 : 0 6

1 F r e q u e n c y

E T : F r e q u e n c y G e n .

1 . 0 0 0 0 0

A m p l i t u d e [ V p p ]

p o s . s q u a r e k H z

5 . 0 0

The display area is divided into two windows with informative texts and numeric measurement/generation values.

2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

1 1 . 9 8 3 7 m A

A border surrounding a numeric value indicates that the field is editable. It is, e.g. a generation field for entering generation values.

C a l i b r a t i o n

M o d e

F i e l d M E N U

If several editable fields are visible, choose the active field with the cursor keys or the

B

/

Field

Function

Key.

I n p u t

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 8 : 1 4

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : S i m u l . ]

5 0 . 0 0

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

° C ( I T S 9 0 )

Calibration:

The display area is divided into three windows during a calibration.

O u t p u t

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s . ]

1 1 . 9 9 2 5 m A

E r r o r

0 . 4 0 - 0 . 0 5 % o f s p a n

The first window displays data related to the instruments input signal. The second corresponding data related to the output signal.

The third window displays the error graph. The error graph is also seen among calibration result data.

0 %

P a u s e

F o r c e

A c c e p t

5 0 % 1 0 0 %

Configuration Window:

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 8 : 3 7

R A M P I N G

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

C u r r e n t

E : I ( g e n )

There are plenty of configuration windows in MC5-IS. The picture beside is the configuration window for Ramping settings.

W a i t i n 0 %

R i s e T i m e

W a i t i n 1 0 0 %

F a l l T i m e The common thing for all configuration windows is that they reserve the whole display area for the configuration fields.

R e p e a t s

0 = c o n t i n u o u s

Use the cursor keys to move between fields.

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

8 . 0 0 0 0

1 6 . 0 0 0 0

C a n c e l

m A

S t a r t

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Tables:

Tables are used, e.g. when viewing calibration results in numeric format. Tables reserve the whole display area.

The tables are often larger than the display. In that case there are small arrows added to the table borders.

They indicate that more information may be seen by using the arrow keys.

The and keys scroll the list one line at a time. The

and keys scroll the list one page at a time (if applicable).

Hint.

If the table has more columns than can be seen, use the numeric keys to quickly jump to corresponding column.

Help window:

The help window is a special window. It displays help text that the user called using the

key.

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 8 : 4 7

1 2 . 0 2 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 2 9 - A s F o u n d - P a s s e d

I n p u t O u t p u t E r r o r

[ V ]

- 0 . 0 0 0 0 2

0 . 9 9 9 9 6

1 . 9 9 9 9 8

3 . 0 0 0 0

4 . 0 0 0 0

5 . 0 0 0 0

6 . 0 0 0 0

7 . 0 0 0 0

8 . 0 0 0 0

9 . 0 0 0 0

9 . 9 9 9 9

9 . 0 0 0 0

8 . 0 0 0 0

[ V ]

- 0 . 0 0 0 0 5

0 . 9 9 9 9 6

2 . 0 0 0 0

3 . 0 0 0 1

4 . 0 0 0 1

5 . 0 0 0 2

6 . 0 0 0 1

7 . 0 0 0 1

8 . 0 0 0 1

9 . 0 0 0 2

1 0 . 0 0 0 1

9 . 0 0 0 2

8 . 0 0 0 2

[ % ]

0 . 0 0 3

0 . 0 0 0

0 . 0 0 2

0 . 0 0 1

0 . 0 0 1

0 . 0 0 2

0 . 0 0 1

0 . 0 0 1

0 . 0 0 1

0 . 0 0 2

0 . 0 0 2

0 . 0 0 2

0 . 0 0 2

B a c k

N e x t

P a g e

M E N U

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 2 : 1 5

1 V o l t a g e

E T : L o w V L o w V . S e n s o r M e a s .

H E L P

B a s i c M o d e i s t h e f o c a l p o i n t o f

M C 5 ' s m e n u s t r u c t u r e .

A d v a n c e d f u n c t i o n s a r e i n D / M e n u a n d C / O t h e r s .

T o m e a s u r e , g e n e r a t e o r s i m u l a t e , s e l e c t Q u a n t i t y a n d P o r t f r o m

W i n d o w 1 S e t u p o r

W i n d o w 2 S e t u p m e n u .

U s e r G u i d e :

P a r t B M e a s u r i n g

P a r t B G e n e r a t i n g / S i m u l a t i n g

C l o s e

L o c k

K e y s

B a s i c

M o d e

Display Area Elements that are Used for Editing Data

There are four different fields/elements that are used for editing data in the display area. Use the

B

/

Field

Function Key to move between editable fields in Basic Mode. In configuration windows, use the cursor keys.

Numeric Fields

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

4 . 0 0 0 0

1 6 . 0 0 0 0

There are two ways to start editing a numeric field: R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

4 . 0 0 0 0

2 0 _

1. Press a numeric key,

or key. Then the entered value replaces the old value.

m A m A

2. Press the

key or the

C

/

Edit

Function Key available in some configuration windows. Then you can edit the old value. New digits appear at the end of the old value.

Accept the new value by pressing the

key. To discard the edited

MC5-IS Firmware value, use the

A

/

Cancel

Function Key. See also Part B for special features concerning numeric fields when generating a signal.

Notes.

You cannot add more digits if the length of the number is at its maximum limit. Use the

C

/

ç

Delete

Function Key to remove unwanted digits first and then enter the new digits.

The dual function of the keys: ,

and is not available in a numeric field. The keys only represent numbers.

Text fields

Press any of the numeric keys or the

C

/

Edit

Function Key available in some configuration windows to start editing a text field. Then the menu with the available characters opens for selecting.

Use the numeric keys (1 to 7) to select the character. Use the cursor keys to move the cursor in the text field.

Select the character with the

or the

key. Use the

C

/

ç

Delete

Function Key to remove unwanted characters.

P o s i t i o n I D

P T 1 0 6 . 1

1 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 2 1

P T 1 0 6 . 1

D e v i c e I D

D e v i c e N a m e

E r r o r C a l c . M e t h o d

R e j e c t i f

A d j u s t i f

D o n o t A d j u s t i f

A d j u s t t o

C a n c e l

% o f s p a n

0 . 5 0

0 . 3 0

0 . 1 0

0 . 1 0

D e l e t e

Y Z Å

Ä Ö O

Æ Ë Ï

Ü Â Ê

Î Ô

Û Ç ß

B C

D E F

G H I

J K L

M N O

P Q R

S T U

V W X

A c c e p t

If the character you want to use is not seen in the list of available characters, try the

or the key to see more alternatives.

Accept the new text with the

D

/

Accept

Function Key. To discard

(cancel) the edited text, use the

A

/

Cancel

Function Key.

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Drop Down Lists

I n p u t M e t h o d

M e a s u r e d

Drop Down Lists are used when there is a limited amount of preset values. You have to select one of the available options. The list of available options is displayed either below or above the Drop Down List field.

I n p u t M e t h o d

M e a s u r e d

M e a s u r e d

K e y e d

C o n t r o l l e d

A Drop Down List opens when you press the

key or any of the numeric keys or the

C

/

Edit

Function Key available in some configuration windows. Small arrows in the upper right and/or lower right corner indicates that the list is longer than the visible part.

Use either the cursor keys and or the

and keys to scroll through the available options. Select one of the options with the

key or the key.

Pop-up Lists

Pop-up Lists are similar to Drop Down Lists except that Pop-up

Lists appear in conjunction with menus. There’s a picture of a Popup List in chapter The User Interface on page 17.

Scrolling a Pop-up List can be done with an additional way (compared Drop Down Lists): Each time you push the numeric menu key that opened the Pop-up List, the cursor advances one step.

Selection Lists

1 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 2 1

Selection lists are used when you have to choose one of several options. Selection lists are often large, thus almost reserving the whole window. Selection lists can be longer than the visible part. When the cursor (the row with the inverted text) is on the bottom and you press the key, the list scrolls and displays more options. The and keys scroll the list one line at a time.

P O S I T I O N / D E V I C E I D

1 0 1 - X L - 0 0 1 . 1

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 7 . 1

E S w

P T 1 0 6 . 1

P T 1 1 2 . 1 2

P T 1 1 2 . 1 5 - 1

T I

V V

P T 1 1 2 . 1 5 - 2

P T 1 1 2 . 1 6

D e v i c e I D

T T 1 1 2 . 0 9

P o s i t i o n N a m e

P r o d u c t t e m p e r a t u r e

C a l i b r a t e d

2 2 . 0 2 . 2 0 0 0

The

and keys to scroll the

B a s i c

M o d e

S e l e c t M E N U

list one page at a time (if applicable). Select one of the options with the

C

/

Selec t Function Key or either the

key or the key.

MC5-IS’ Modularity and Options

MC5-IS’ Modularity and Options

MC5-IS includes several optional modules both in hardware and firmware. This makes it possible to buy a calibrator with capabilities according to current requirements. If additional needs arise later on, add more modules to your MC5-IS and you will have a tool that suits all demands.

Hardware Modules/Options

(

MODULE

Base Unit (BU)

Internal Pressure

Modules

Internal Reference

Junction Module

(RJ)

(1

P1, P2 and P3)

External Pressure

Module connector

(1

(PX1)

Electrical Module

(E)

Electrical and

Temperature

Module (ET)

DESCRIPTION

Required module. Includes the case, display, keyboard, battery pack, common electronics as well as a connector for an external pressure module (PX1) and the serial communication connector (RS232).

Modules with positive and compound gauge pressure measurement capability and a barometric module enabling also absolute pressure measurement together with other modules.

Connection for external modules capable of measuring high pressures up to 1000 bar

(approx. 14500 psi).

Voltage, low voltage, current and frequency measurement. Also pulse counting, switch testing, HART communication

(2

and current sink.

Resistance, RTD and thermocouple measurement/simulation. Low voltage measurement/generation. Voltage, frequency and pulse generation. Current sink

Internal reference junction compensation for thermocouple measurement/simulation.

Cannot be used without the ET Module.

All MC5-IS’ are built around the Base Unit (BU). All other modules are optional, but at least one of the optional hardware modules has to be available in order to measure/generate/simulate a signal.

1) There are some limits on the total amount of certain modules/ connectors. See chapter The Upper Panel on page 5 for additional information concerning this matter.

2) E module’s HART communication requires that the respective firmware option is installed.

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Other Connectable Devices

MC5-IS’ connector for External Pressure Modules (EXT) allows the use of additional pressure modules. This possibility increases the measurable pressure range from the range available using only the internal modules.

Firmware Options

The standard firmware shipped with MC5-IS is capable of performing all normal measurement, generation/simulation and calibration tasks. The optional tools give you additional features that enhance

MC5-IS’ functionality.

The following firmware options are already available (valid when this manual was printed):

Special temperature sensors

Communication with QCAL® software

HART communication (Requires the E module)

Multichannel datalogging

Safety

Safety

MC5-

IS’ case is water/dust proof (IP65). The battery pack does however have holes to enable proper ventilation and heat transfer. So be careful when working in wet conditions.

Opening of the casing of MC5-IS is not allowed due to ATEX safety reasons.

The materials of MC5-

IS’ case withstand normal industrial conditions. MC5-IS endures shocks with the help of the built in impact protectors

Internal pressure modules with a measuring range of 6 bar (90 psi) or less are overpressure protected. If the measurement pressure of a pressure module exceeds the module’s maximum pressure value, the overpressure protector vents excess pressure through a hole in the rear of the case.

Ex Information and Approvals

Please read the separate leaflet entitled (in English) Safety

Information for Beamex MC5-IS Intrinsically Safe Multifunction

Calibrator. The leaflet includes the same safety information in several languages.

Ex Approvals:

ATEX

0537

IEC

Ex ia IIC T4 Ga

(Ta = -

20 … 50°C)

IECEx VTT 07.0002X

II 1 G

EEx ia IIC T4 Ga

(Ta = -

20 … 50°C)

VTT 07 ATEX 033X

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Safety Precautions and Warnings

MC5-IS calibrator is a precision calibration tool that should be used by skilled people. Working with MC5-IS involves the usage of pressure, temperature and/or electrical instruments. Be sure to know how to work with these instruments and how to safely connect/disconnect pressure hoses as well as electrical test leads clips, etc.

Use MC5-IS only if you are certain of that it can be used safely. Safe use of

MC5-IS is no longer possible if one or more of the following cases are true:

When the case of MC5-IS is evidently damaged

When MC5-IS is not functioning as expected

After prolonged storage in unfavorable conditions

After serious damage during transport

Sometimes it is necessary to use a portable radio transceiver while working with the calibrator. To prevent calibration errors caused by the radio frequency interference, keep the radio far (at least 1 meter) from the calibrator and the circuit under calibration while sending.

General Warnings

Use only cables provided by Beamex when connecting MC5-IS to a PC. Replace faulty cables with new ones from Beamex.

MC5-IS uses a rechargeable Battery Pack. They are considered as hazardous waste. Dispose used batteries properly according to local regulations.

Avoid short circuiting the batteries. The short circuit current may cause burns to you, damage to the device or even fire. Notice, that also new replacement batteries are shipped in charged state.

Rechargeable batteries may vent small amounts of gas during recharge. The vented gas mixture may be highly explosive, but normally it diffuses rapidly into the atmosphere. To avoid danger, use only the original charger and never recharge in a gas-tight container.

The charger should be used indoors and in a safe area only. The ambient temperature should not exceed 35 °C (95 °F) during use.

To avoid interference: When connecting instruments to MC5-IS, use shielded cables if the cable length is more than three meters

(approx 10 feet).

Substitution of components may impair intrinsic safety.

Potential electrostatic charging hazard - see Safety Information.

To prevent ignition of a hazardous atmosphere, batteries must only be charged on an area known to be nonhazardous.

Safety

Warnings Concerning the use of Electrical Modules (E and ET)

The measurement and generation terminals of MC5-IS are protected against over voltage and over current as far as it has been possible without affecting the accuracy. The circuits are designed so, that you can connect a voltage source 30VDC/215mA or max.

1 W between any terminals without damaging the device. However, long exposure to this kind of stress may affect the accuracy.

Although there is a galvanic isolation between MC5-IS’ ET and E modules, it is for functional purposes only. The max. 30 V restriction applies between these modules too.

Maximum output voltage from MC5-IS’ terminals is below 16 V. If you, however, connect together voltages from the ET and E sections or if you connect external voltages to MC5-IS, the resulting voltage may be high enough to be hazardous.

General Warnings Concerning Pressure Measurement

The accessory polyurethane hose supplied with an MC5-IS with pressure modules is rated to the maximum pressure of 20 bar at

21°C (290 psi at 70°F). Applying higher pressure can be hazardous.

To avoid damaging the calibrator, use hand tightening only when connecting the pressure measurement hoses (max. torque 5 Nm).

If the use of tools is required to secure the connection (typically pressure modules with a pressure range of 20 bar or more), apply the counterforce with a spanner on the connector body’s hexagonal part.

Always depressurize the system before opening or connecting any pressure fittings or connectors. Use proper valves for venting the system. Ensure that all connections are made correctly and that the hose and the connectors are intact.

Always use the pressure media stated in the module’s sticker.

Using unsuitable pressure media may destroy the pressure module. The internal module’s sticker is located at the rear of MC5-IS.

External modules have the sticker on the module itself.

Never exceed the maximum pressure of a pressure module, be it internal or external. The pressure module’s maximum pressure is stated on the module’s sticker. The maximum pressure of external modules is also mentioned in the Instruction Leaflet that is provided with the external module.

Never plug a hose with your hands or put the hands in front of a gas spray coming from a leakage. A gas bubble in the blood circulation can cause death.

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Warnings Concerning High Pressure

High pressure is always dangerous. Only personnel with good experience and knowledge of high pressure liquid, air and nitrogen operations are allowed to work with the module. Read carefully all these instructions and local safety instructions for high pressure operations before starting the use.

When using gas, the system must not contain any liquid, especially if you do not know how they may react under pressure.

Use of clean air or nitrogen is recommended as gaseous pressure media. Liquid pressure media should be preferred when using modules with a pressure range of 60 bar (30000 psi) or more.

If you use nitrogen, minimize the leak to the atmosphere and take care of sufficient ventilation. Close the valve of the nitrogen cylinder, when the system is not in use. Increase in the percentage of nitrogen in the ambient air may cause unconsciousness and death without warning. Read carefully the safety instructions for nitrogen and make sure that the other people in the same space are aware of the danger.

Use of liquid pressure medium is recommended with pressure measurement modules at higher pressure range. Use water or suitable hydraulic oil. Check that the used liquid is not aggressive against the materials used in the transducer or tubing.

When using liquid, minimize the amount of air in the system.

So you can minimize the amount of spilled liquid in case of leakage.

Do not use the same tubing with different liquids or gases.

Check what the local regulations say about construction and use of pressurized vessels. The regulations normally control construction and use of systems where the product of the pressure and volume exceeds a certain limit. The volume of this system depends on the instrument connected to it.

High pressure gas is dangerous because it can break the container and the flying splinters may cause injury. Also small leaks of gas may be dangerous because the high velocity of the leaking gas jet enables penetration through skin. If a gas bubble gets into the blood circulation, it can cause death. The leak jet is particularly penetrative, if some liquid is coming with the gas.

Service

Service

MC5-IS may only be serviced by Beamex or a Beamex authorized service. Contact:

BEAMEX OY AB

Ristisuonraitti 10

FIN-68600 Pietarsaari

FINLAND

E-mail: [email protected]

Opening of the casing of MC5-IS is not allowed due to ATEX safety reasons.

There are, however a few things that anyone using MC5-IS may do.

Firmware Update

The quickest way to see if a new firmware version is available is checking out Beamex’s web site (http://www.beamex.com). Go to the web page dedicated to MC5-IS and see what it says about firmware versions and downloads.

All you need is a Personal Computer and the Computer communication cable that connects MC5-IS to one of the serial ports in your

PC.

Remember to backup all the instrument data in MC5-IS, using e.g.

a calibration management software. Also check for possible release notes accompanying the updated file.

Recalibrating MC5-IS

Only laboratories approved by Beamex may recalibrate MC5-IS.

Contact Beamex or your local representative for information concerning the recalibration of MC5-IS. Contact information is on the first pages of this User Guide.

The Battery Charger

The charger is not intended to be serviced. When unusable it can be thrown away according to local waste disposal regulations.

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Cleaning MC5-IS

If MC5-IS needs cleaning, use cloth soaked with a mild solution of tall oil soap (pine soap). Wait a few minutes and then rinse using a cloth moistened with pure water. Never use any strong detergents.

Cleaning the Contacts of the Internal Reference Junction Module

The contacts of the Internal Reference Junction Block may need cleaning from time to time. The time period varies depending on the environment MC5-IS is used in.

Carefully open the cover of the Internal Reference Junction Block by using a screwdriver as a wrench. Now you can see the contacts.

Remove all impurities and press back the cover. The cover is secured when you hear a click.

Startup and

Basic Operation

Things discussed in Part B:

What happens during the startup procedure.

Measuring signals and doing some special measurements.

Generating/simulating signals.

Step and Ramp functions.

Alarm limits.

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Startup and Basic Operation

Starting MC5-IS

Startup Procedure

When MC5-IS is started, a startup picture appears. After a self test, some basic information of the calibrator at hand appears in the lower part of the screen. If you want to view the calibrator information for a longer period, press the

D

/

Wait function key. Then the calibrator information is visible until you press the

D

/

Continue

function key.

0 6 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 5 : 3 6

w w w . b e a m e x . c o m

S e r i a l n u m b e r

M a i n v e r s i o n

E m o d u l e v e r s i o n

E T m o d u l e v e r s i o n

C a l i b r a t i o n d u e d a t e

2 3 5 1 2 3 6 5

1 . 8 0

1 . 3 0

1 . 5 0

2 2 . 0 1 . 2 0 0 3

W a i t

If a module’s version number cannot be seen, the module is not included in the MC5-IS at hand.

The calibration due date that is listed in the startup window is the earliest calibration due date for all connected modules. If the calibrator requires recalibration, MC5-IS stops at the calibrator information window and the text “

Calibrate Soon

” appears below the calibration due date row.

Starting MC5-IS

Basic Mode, Defined

Every time MC5-IS is switched on, the startup procedure ends in

Basic Mode.

All non-calibration related measurements and generations are performed in the Basic Mode. Briefly: in Basic Mode MC5-IS works like a high quality multimeter. When returning from MC5-IS’ higher level operations (calibration, viewing of calibration results, calibrator and user configurations), you always return to the Basic Mode.

B a s i c M o d e :

M e a s u r e m e n t

G e n e r a t i o n . . .

W h e r e s h o u l d I g o t o d a y . . .

In Basic Mode, the two available measurement/ generation/ simulation windows have default settings based either on factory settings or settings defined when MC5-IS was previously used.

The first time the

D

/

Menu

key is pressed, the

W indo w 1 Setup menu is available. Other possible menus can be selected from the function keys:

B

/

Window 2 Setup

and

C

/

Others

. The latter function key opens a menu with some special functions and also includes the possibility to go to higher level operations.

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Startup and Basic Operation

Example of a Basic Mode screen with pressure measurement configured in Window 1 and current measurement configured in Window 2:

2 2 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 0 8 : 3 3

1 P r e s s u r e

P 2 : I N T 2 0 C / - 1 . 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 0 . 6 8 4 0 b a r g

2 . 6 4 7 5 g a u g e b a r

What can be done in Basic Mode

Measure signals (*

Generate signals (*

Simulate signals (*

Start special measurement

(min/max value etc.)

Perform a Limit Switch Test

Set alarm limits

Use the ramping function

Use the stepping function

2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

C a l i b r a t i o n

M o d e

1 2 . 4 7 3 1

*) Available options depend on the installed modules.

m A

M E N U

Next…

Measuring on page 35

Generating/Simulating on page 56

Special Measurements on page 51

Alarm Limit Settings on page 71

Special Generations on page 67.

Measuring

Measuring

All measurements in Basic Mode require that you first select the

Window to be used (Commands: Start with

D

/

Menu

and continue either with

A

/

Window 1 Setup

or

B

/

Window 2 Setup

). Each measurement has its own unique

1

/

Quantity

and

2

/

Function/Port

settings in their window’s menu. The other window menu settings, e.g.

measuring unit, refine the measurement characteristics.

When presenting measurements in this manual, the first paragraph tells the module (or modules) that is/are required for the measurement. Because of MC5-IS’ modularity you may or may not have the required module. If the module is not included in your MC5-IS, the

1

/

Quantity

and

2

/

Function/P or

settings needed for the measurement are not available as choices in the pop-up lists.

Each measurement also has at least one picture with a circle around some of MC5-IS’ terminals, like the one below.

T / C I N T . R J

R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

The circle indicates active terminals for each

1

/

Quantity

and

2

/

Function/P or

setting in the window menu.

If the picture has more than two terminals circled, then the lighter part is somehow optional. In the following picture, the HART terminal is optional during current measurement.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

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Startup and Basic Operation

Warning!

Do not apply voltage higher than 30 V/215 mA (max. 1 W) between any terminals.

Measuring

Pressure Measurement

See chapter Things to Consider when Measuring Pressure on page 89 for more information on pressure measurement and internal/external pressure modules.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Pressure Type

Pressure g gauge pressure or abs absolute pressure.

The available pressure types may be restricted because of the selected pressure port /

pressure module. For more information concerning pressure types, see chapter

Pres-

sure Type on page 89 .

Using Internal Modules

Select an internal pressure module port with a suitable measuring range and with an ability to measure the required pressure type:

Port P1: INT xxxx

P2: INT yyyy

or

P3: INT zzzz

.

Using External Modules

Select an external pressure module port with a connected pressure module and a suitable measuring range and with an ability to measure the required pressure type, e.g.

Port PX1: EXT xxxx

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

4 w m e a s

V , s i n k

,

H A R T

T / C

I R E S

O N L Y e a s / s i m

S E N S O M E A S U E & S I M L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m

P o : 1 4 5 m

T P U

E T

V , ,

E A S U

e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

4 w m e a s

V , s i n k

,

H A R T

T / C

I R E S

O N L Y e a s / s i m

S E N S O M E A S U E & S I M L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m

P o : 1 4 5 m

T P U

E T

V , ,

E A S U

e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

Note.

The external pressure modules of MC5 (a non-IS model of MC5-IS) may be connected to MC5-IS in safe area only.

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Startup and Basic Operation

Connecting and Removing External Pressure Modules

An external pressure module may be connected and removed at any time. If a removed module was part of an active measurement,

MC5-IS automatically changes the measurement to a suitable internal pressure module. MC5-IS also emits a “beep” to inform you of the fact that the external pressure module used for pressure measurement was disconnected.

Zeroing a Pressure Module

If the selected pressure module does not display zero gauge pressure when the applied pressure is zero, the module has to be zeroed.

Open the appropriate window setup menu (

D

/

Menu

,

A

/

Window 1

Setup or

B

/

Window 2 Setup

) and select menu option

7

/

Zero Pressure Module

. If a secondary pressure module is active in the selected window, a pop-up menu will appear for choosing either to zero the primary or the secondary pressure module.

NOTE!

Zeroing a pressure module is especially important when the operating position of MC5-IS is changed or the location of MC5-

IS is changed in the vertical direction. Both of the above mentioned factors affect notably on the pressure measurement modules. Measuring pressure below 100 mbar (approx. 40 iwc) should be done with a firmly mounted MC5-IS (e.g. placed on a table top).

Next…

Special Measurements on page 51

Alarm Limit Settings on page 71

Special Generations on page 67

Calibration, see Part D.

Measuring

Current Measurement

The current measurement terminals are located in the

E

module. The maximum current is 100 mA.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Current

E: I(meas)

The active terminals are shown in the picture below.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

Notes.

Check the polarity of your connections. The arrows in the previous picture describe the correct flow of current.

If you are using a transmitter with HART capability, make also a connection to MC5-IS’ HART terminal. For more information concerning HART connections, see Appendix 1, chapter

Connecting

MC5-IS and a HART Instrument on page 131. Information concerning current measurement parallel to a test diode can be found in part C, chapter

Current Measurement Parallel to a Test Diode,

Connections on page 97.

Next…

Current Sink on page 58

Special Measurements on page 51.

Alarm Limit Settings on page 71.

Calibration, see Part D.

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40

Startup and Basic Operation

Voltage Measurement

The

E

module has terminals for low voltage measurement within the range ±250 mV and terminals for voltage measurement within ±30 V range. The

ET

module also has low voltage measurement terminals with a range of ±250 mV. The

ET

module terminals are also used when measuring/simulating thermocouples using an external Reference Junction.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Voltage

ET: LowV(mea)

,

E: LowV(mea)

or

E: V(meas)

Measuring Low Voltages

Select either Function/port

ET: LowV(mea)

or

E: LowV(mea)

and choose a suitable unit. The following pictures display the active terminals for both available ports.

ET: LowV(mea)

, ±250 mV:

T / C I N T . R J

R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

E: LowV(mea)

, ±250 mV:

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

MC5-IS displays the measured low voltage in the selected window.

Hint!

Low voltage measurement can be used for non-standard thermocouple measurement. You will see the measured temperature in millivolts and need a table to convert the measured millivolt value to corresponding temperature values. In this case, use copper extension cords to connect the non-standard thermocouple to MC5-IS’ terminals.

Measuring

Measuring Voltages up to ±30 V

Select Function/port

E: V(meas)

and choose a suitable unit.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

L o w V

MC5-IS displays the measured voltage in the selected window.

Warning!

Do not apply voltages higher than 30 V between any of MC5-IS’ terminals.

Next…

Voltage Generation on page 60

Thermocouple Measurement (Temperature) on page 49

Special Measurements on page 51.

Alarm Limit Settings on page 71.

Calibration, see Part D.

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42

Startup and Basic Operation

Resistance Measurement

Resistance measurement terminals are located in the

ET

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Resistance

ET: R(meas)

The following picture displays the active terminals:

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

3 w

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

The two leftmost terminals are used in 2wire systems. MC5-IS automatically checks the connection and displays the found wiring system (2-wire, 3-wire or 4-wire) in the measuring window. For more information concerning wiring options, see

Resistance

and RTD Measurement, Connections on page 95.

Next…

Note.

If the measured resistance value is infinite or very high (> 4000 ohm), the text “ +OVER” is displayed in the measuring window. This means that the circuit is broken or the connection is wrong. Wrong connection may also cause erroneous reading, typically too low. If necessary, use the 2-wire ohm measurement to check the wiring before final connection.

RTD and Resistance Simulation on page 64

RTD Measurement (Temperature) on page 48

Special Measurements on page 51.

Alarm Limit Settings on page 71.

Calibration, see Part D.

Measuring

Switch State Sensing

The switch state detection terminals are located in the

E

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Switch

E: Switch

(selected automatically when the corresponding

Quantity

setting is activated )

Also check the

Sound

setting. The option

Change

means that MC5-IS beeps every time the switch changes its state. When using options

Open or

Closed

the sound is continuously on when the switch is

open respectively closed.

The contact should be free of external potential. If this is not possible, use DC voltage within the range -10 V to +30 V.

MC5-IS shows voltages above approx.

+0.5 V as open contact and voltages below approx. +0.5 V as closed contact.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

L o w V

Next…

Hint!

Switch state detection may also be used for binary signal detection.

Limit Switch Test on page 44

Calibration, see Part D.

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Startup and Basic Operation

Limit Switch Test

A limit switch test displays the opening and closing point of a limit switch. MC5-IS supports limit switch testing of any type of limit switches as long as MC5-IS is able to either measure or generate/ simulate the switch’s input signal and is also capable of detecting the switch state.

Notes.

This limit switch test is a restricted version compared to the limit switch test available in Calibration Mode. This test gives you the current switch status and the approximates of the latest opening and closing points. The limit switch test in Calibration Mode offers more accurate results and additionally, statistical data of repeated switch tests. More of the Calibration Mode limit switch test in Part D of this manual.

In Basic Mode MC5-IS does not support limit switch testing when simulating resistance or an RTD sensor. The limit switch test in

Calibration Mode also supports resistance and RTD sensor input.

Performing the Limit Switch Test

Configure, e.g. Window 1 to either measure or generate/simulate the switch’s input signal (Function keys

D

/

Menu

and

A

/

Window 1 Setup

in Basic Mode) and

Window 2 for switch state detection (Function keys

D

/

Menu

and

B

/

Window 2 Setup in Basic Mode). It doesn’t matter which window is assigned for which function as long as both the switch’s input signal and the switch state are available for MC5-IS.

Slowly change the switch’s input signal and watch how the “

Opened @

” and “

Closed

@

” data is updated as the switch changes its state.

0 7 . 0 1 . 2 0 0 2 1 5 : 0 4

1 V o l t a g e

E T : V o l t a g e G e n e r a t i o n

1 . 8 7 0 0 0

M e a s u r e m e n t V

2 S w i t c h

E : S w i t c h S e n s e

C l o s e d

O p e n e d @ V

C l o s e d @ V

C a l i b r a t i o n

M o d e

F i e l d

S t o p

R a m p i n g

1 . 8 6 7 1 2

0 . 9 8 5 4 9

1 . 2 9 9 9 0

M E N U

Measuring

Note.

The accuracy of the “

Opened @

” and “

Closed @

” values depend greatly on the change rate of the switch’s input signal.

Hint.

If you use MC5-IS to generate/simulate the switch’s input signal, you can use ramping to create changing input signals for the switch under test.

Where to find more information when measuring a switch’s input signal…

Pressure Measurement on page 37

Using External Modules on page 37

Voltage Measurement on page 40

Current Measurement on page 39

Thermocouple Measurement (Temperature) on page 49

RTD Measurement (Temperature) on page 48

Where to find more information when generating a switch’s input signal…

Voltage Generation on page 60

Current Sink on page 58

Thermocouple Simulation on page 65

Ramping on page 69

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Startup and Basic Operation

Frequency Measurement

The frequency measurement terminals are located in the

E

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Freq.

E: f(meas)

Also check the

Unit

setting.

MC5-IS compares the external potential against an adjustable reference voltage

(

Trigger Level

, range: -1 … +15 V) when measuring the frequency.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

L o w V

46

Next…

Switch State Sensing on page 43

Pulse Counting on page 47

Frequency Generation on page 62

Calibration, see Part D.

Measuring

Pulse Counting

The pulse counter terminals are located in the

E

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Pulses

E: Pls(count)

(

Also check the

Trigg.Edge

setting.

MC5-IS compares the external potential against an adjustable reference voltage

Trigger Level

, range: -1 … +15 V) when counting pulses.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

L o w V

The counter may be cleared (zeroed) by selecting

D

/

Menu

,

6

/

Clear counter

.

Next…

Frequency Measurement on page 46

Switch State Sensing on page 43

Pulse Generation on page 63

Calibration, see Part D.

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48

Startup and Basic Operation

RTD Measurement (Temperature)

RTD-measurement terminals are located in the

ET

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Sensor Type

RTD-Temp.

ET: RTD(mea)

Available RTD sensors

The following picture displays the active terminals:

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V V , ,

H A R T

3 w

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

The two leftmost terminals are used in 2wire systems. MC5-IS automatically checks the connection and displays the found wiring system (2-wire, 3-wire or 4-wire) in the measuring window. For more information concerning wiring options, see

Resistance

and RTD Measurement, Connections on page 95.

Note.

If the measured resistance value is infinite or very high (> 4000 ohm), the text “+ OVER” is displayed in the measuring window. This means that the circuit is broken or the connection is wrong. Wrong connection may also cause erroneous reading, typically too low. If necessary, use the 2-wire ohm measurement to check the wiring before final connection.

Next…

RTD and Resistance Simulation on page 64

Thermocouple Measurement (Temperature) on page 49

Resistance Measurement on page 42

Special Measurements on page 51.

Alarm Limit Settings on page 71.

Calibration, see Part D.

Measuring

Thermocouple Measurement (Temperature)

Thermocouple measurement terminals are located in the

ET

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Sensor Type

Reference Junction

Second port

T/C-Temp

ET: TCi(mea)

(for the internal Reference Junction), or

ET: TCx(mea)

(for other RJ compensation methods)

Available thermocouples

Depends on the Function/Port setting.

See subsequent chapters.

Available only if

RTD sensor

is not used as the Reference

Junction compensation method.

Internal Reference Junction

MC5-IS’ Internal Reference Junction Module is an optional module. To use the Internal Reference Junction, select Function/

Port

ET: TCi(mea)

. The Reference Junction compensation method

Internal

is automatically selected.

External Reference Junction

To use an External Reference Junction, select Function/Port

ET: TCx(mea)

and choose one of the available Reference

Junction compensation methods:

Entered

,

0°C

or available

RTD sensors

.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

T / C I N T . R J

R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

Additional information is found in chapter

Internal Reference Junction on page 91.

Additional information is found in chapter

External Reference Junction on page 92.

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Note.

MC5-IS has a comprehensive set of predefined sensor types. Additional sensor types are available as options.

Warning!

If you connect an RTD sensor to the ET module’s

R, RTD

connectors, there is no galvanic isolation between the thermocouple and the RTD sensor.

Next…

Thermocouple Simulation on page 65

RTD Measurement (Temperature) on page 48

Voltage Measurement on page 40

Special Measurements on page 51.

Alarm Limit Settings on page 71.

Calibration, see Part D.

Problems with thermovoltage measurement? See

Error situations

on page 94.

Special Measurements

Special Measurements

Special measurements are extra utilities that can be activated to perform a special function alongside the normal measurement.

Only one of the special measurements may be activated at a given time for each window/quantity. Activating another special measurement deactivates the earlier special measurement in the same window (or the earlier special measurement using the same quantity).

All special measurements are started similarly:

Select

D

/

Menu

and when necessary,

B

/

Window 2 Setup

.

As the special measurement setting command is located in the window setup’s submenu, select either the numerical key

or the cursor key to open the submenu.

Then select

1

/

Spec ial Measurements

and the type of special measurement from the provided pop-up list (or deactivate a special measurement by selecting the option “None”).

Some of the special measurements do not require any additional information. They start immediately after they are activated.

Rate

of Change Measurement, Special Filtering and Resolution, Re-

dundant Measurement and Deviation Measurement do however need some additional information. Therefore when you activate them you will have to enter the required additional information before the special measurement is started.

Notes.

Special measurements are only available in Basic Mode.

If you change any of the main settings of the measurement (

Quantity

,

Funct/Port

), the defined special measurement is deactivated.

To zero/restart a special measurement without altering any main measurement settings, do the same menu commands you used for starting the special measurement.

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Startup and Basic Operation

Mathematical Special Measurements

Mathematical special measurements may be assigned to all measurements.

Minimum value

Start the minimum value measurement by selecting:

D

/

Menu

and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurements

,

Minimum Reading

.

Maximum value

Start the maximum value measurement by selecting:

D

/

Menu

and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurements

,

Maximum Reading

.

Min/Max value

Start the minimum/maximum value measurement by selecting:

D

/

Menu

and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurements

,

Min/Max Readings .

Rate of Change

Start the rate of change measurement by selecting:

D

/

Menu and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurements

,

Rate of Change…

.

Before the special measurement is started MC5-IS prompts for the rate of change unit which can be selected from the following options:

1/s, 1/min and 1/h.

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 3 : 2 2

R A T E O F C H A N G E M E A S U R E M E N T

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

U n i t

R a t e o f C h a n g e U n i t

° C

T / C - t e m p e r a t u r e

E T : T C i ( m e a s )

1 / s

C a n c e l E d i t S t a r t

Special Measurements

Special Filtering and Resolution

Start using special filtering and resolution by selecting:

D

/

Menu and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurements

,

Filter and Resolution…

.

Select the Time Constant setting and how many decimals should be cut off from the actual resolution of the current measurement. The filter is a 1 st order digital filter.

1 9 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 0 1 3 : 5 5

S P E C I A L F I L T E R I N G A N D R E S O L U T I O N

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

U n i t

° C

T / C - t e m p e r a t u r e

E T : T C i ( m e a s )

T i m e C o n s t a n t

D e c i m a l s

- 2

T h e s e t t i n g - 1 , f o r i n s t a n c e , m e a n s o n e l e s s d e c i m a l s .

C a n c e l E d i t S t a r t

None

means “No additional filtering” and “Use the modules own resolution” respectively.

Note.

You cannot “worsen” the resolution to less than one significant digit.

Deviation Measurement

In deviation measurement the reading of the main port is compared to a reference value. The reference value is subtracted from the reading of the main port.

Start the deviation measurement by selecting:

D

/

Menu and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurements

,

Deviation Meas…

.

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 3 : 3 2

D E V I A T I O N M E A S U R E M E N T

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

T / C - t e m p e r a t u r e

E T : T C i ( m e a )

M e a s u r e d e v i a t i o n f r o m t h e v a l u e

2 2 . 0 0 0 0

° C

C a n c e l E d i t S t a r t

You can enter the reference value when you start the special measurement mode.

Note.

Keep in mind that when the displayed deviation reading is small compared to the actual reading, a significant part of the deviation value may be measurement error. See the specifications for measurement errors at the actual measurement level.

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Special Measurements Using Two Ports Simultaneously

The following special measurements only apply when two ports are simultaneously used in the same window. The

Second Port setting in the window’s setup menu allows you to select another port for the same window. The

Second Port setting is enabled depending on selected quantity and available modules.

Difference Measurement

In difference measurement the difference between the reading of the main port and the second port is calculated. The reading of the second port is subtracted from the reading of the main port.

Start the difference measurement by selecting:

D

/

Menu

and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurement

,

Difference Meas…

.

Notes.

Difference measurement is not available as an option in the list of special measurements, unless two measurement ports are activated in the same window.

No setting window appears, but the calculated difference is displayed in the special measurement row.

The measurement value of the second port may be assigned to the

Extra Info row at the bottom of the window.

Keep in mind that when the displayed difference reading is small compared to the actual reading, a significant part of the difference value may be measurement error. See the specifications for measurement errors at the actual measurement level.

If the measuring spans of the selected ports are different, make sure you do not exceed the measurement range of either port.

Special Measurements

Redundant Measurement

In redundant measurement the measurements of the main port and the second port are compared with each other. If the readings differ more than the entered limit value, MC5-IS gives an audible alarm.

Start the redundant measurement by selecting:

D

/

Menu

and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

or ,

1

/

Special Measurement

,

Redundant Meas…

.

You can enter the allowed deviation between the two measurements when you start the special measurement mode.

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 3 : 4 1

R E D U N D A N T M E A S U R E M E N T

M a i n M e a s u r e m e n t

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

P r e s s u r e

P 1

Notes.

S e c o n d M e a s u r e m e n t

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

P r e s s u r e

P 2

Redundant measurement is not available as an option in the list of special measurements, unless two measurement ports are selected for use in the same window. The measurement value of the second port

W h i l e d i s p l a y i n g t h e m a i n m e a s u r e m e n t , c o m p a r e s i t t o t h e s e c o n d a n d a l a r m s i f r e a d i n g s d i f f e r m o r e t h a n

0 . 0 0 1 0 0 b a r is displayed on the special measurement row. You may assign the

C a n c e l E d i t

allowed deviation value to be displayed on the

Extra info row at the bottom of the window.

S t a r t

When setting the allowed difference, take the accuracies of the measurements into account.

If the measuring spans of the selected ports are different, make sure you do not exceed the measurement range of either port.

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Startup and Basic Operation

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Generating/Simulating

General

MC5-IS is capable to perform the following generation/simulation functions:

Voltage generation

Frequency and pulse generation

Thermocouple simulation

RTD and resistance simulation

Sink Current

Generation/simulation in Basic Mode require that you first select the Window to be used (Commands: Start with

D

/

Menu

and continue either with

A

/

Window 1 Setup

or

B

/

Window 2 Setup

). Each generation/simulation has its own unique

1

/

Quantity

and

2

/

Function/Port

settings in their window’s menu. The other window menu settings (generation/simulation unit etc.) refine the generation/simulation characteristics.

The presentation of each generation/simulation begins with a paragraph defining the modules that include terminals required for the generation/simulation (Most generated/simulated signals are done with the ET module but current generation may also be done with the E module). Because of MC5-IS’ modularity you may or may not have the required module. If the module is not included in your

MC5-IS, the

1

/ Quantity and

2

/ Function/Port settings needed for the generation/simulation are not available as choices in the popup lists.

Each generation/simulation also has at least one picture with a circle around some of MC5-IS’ terminals, like the one below.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

, ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

The circle indicates active terminals for each

1

/ Quantity and

2

/ Function/Port setting in the window menu.

Generating/Simulating

Warnings!

When selecting a generation/simulation function, MC5-IS always starts with zero output (not when simulating a resistance). This is done to prevent damages in the connected instrument.

Be careful when increasing the generated/simulated signal. If an instrument that cannot withstand the generated signal is connected to MC5-IS, the instrument may get seriously damaged.

Changing the Value of the Generated/Simulated Signal

Move the field indicator on the display until it surrounds the value of generated/simulated signal (use the

B

/

Field

Function Key or the cursor keys).

Enter the new value using the numeric keys. You may cancel the editing by pressing the

A

/

Cancel

Function Key. The

C

Delete

Function Key removes the rightmost digit.

Accept the new value by pressing either the

key or the

D

/

OK

Function Key.

Note.

The dual function of the keys: ,

and is not available in a generation field. The keys only represent numbers.

Fine Tuning the Generated/Simulated Signal

Press either of the left or right arrow keys ( or ) to start the Fine Tuning of the selected numeric field.

1 0 0 0 . 0 0

Then one of the digits in the number in underlined indicating which digit can be fine tuned. If needed, press the left or right arrow buttons again to select another digit for

Fine Tuning.

To change the value of the undelined digit, use the up and down arrow keys ( ). The changes take effect immediately.

To end Fine Tuning, press either the

C

/

Edit

Function Key (to enter a number using the numeric keys) or the

D

/

Close

Function Key.

Notes.

You cannot exceed the minimum/maximum limit of the quantity with the Fine Tuning utility.

The fine tuned value follows the resolution properties of the generated/simulated quantity.

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Current Sink

MC5-IS has a possibility to sink current, i.e. MC5-IS acts as a device controlling the flow of current while a external device generates the supply voltage for the loop, both in the

E and the

ET

module. The maximum current it 25 mA.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Current

ET: I(control)

or

E: I(control)

Using the ET module’s output terminals

When sinking current using the ET module’s output terminals, select

Funct/

Port

option

ET: I(control)

. The following picture displays the active terminals:

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

, ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

Note.

If you are simultaneously using the ET module’s output terminals and some of the ET module’s measuring terminals, there is no galvanic isolation between the measuring circuit and the current sinking circuit.

Using the E module’s output terminals

Select

Funct/Port

option

E: I(control) to sink current using the E modules terminals.

Active terminals:

T / C I N T . R J

4 w m e a s

Note.

V , ,

H A R T

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

The output current of the E module is a “pure” analog signal without any embedded HART signal.

Generating/Simulating

Notes applying to both the

ET: I(control)

and the

E: I(control) ports:

Check the polarity of your connections. The arrows in the previous pictures describe the correct flow of current.

If the loop resistance of the external circuit is too high or infinite, the message “ O.LOAD is displayed until the load is reasonable.

Warnings!

To avoid damages to MC5-IS' electronics, first select the correct Quantity and Function/Port. Then connect the circuit including the external supply to MC5-IS.

Make sure that you don’t exceed the maximum current allowed by the instrument under test.

If you open the mA generation loop, MC5-IS tries to maintain the current by decreasing the internal impedance. If you then close the loop again, the current is first too high, but returns quickly to the correct level. If this current peak could damage the components of the loop, make sure that the loop will not open or protect it against overcurrent. For the same reason, always enter 0 mA output before connecting the loop.

Next…

Current Measurement on page 39

Special Generations on page 67

Calibration, see Part D.

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Voltage Generation

The

ET

module has terminals for voltage generation within -2.5 …+10 V range and terminals for low voltage sensor simulation with the range ±250 mV. The low voltage terminals are also used when measuring/simulating thermocouples using an external

Reference Junction.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Voltage

ET: V(gen)

or

ET: LowV(sim)

Generating Voltages between +10 V and -2.5 V

Select Function/port

ET: V(gen)

and choose a suitable unit.

Low Voltage Generation

Select Function/port

ET: LowV(sim)

and choose a suitable unit. The max. output current is 5 mA.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

, ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

T / C I N T . R J

R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

MC5-IS displays both the set value and the internally measured value for the generated voltage in the selected window. Max.

output current is 1 mA.

MC5-IS displays both the set value and the internally measured value for the generated voltage in the selected window.

Generating/Simulating

Note.

If the resistance of the external circuit in voltage generation is very low (obvious short circuit), the message “ O.LOAD” is displayed until the load is reasonable.

Hint!

Low voltage generation can be used when calibrating instruments with millivolt input. You can use it also to simulate special thermocouples not defined in MC5-IS. If you simulate a thermocouple in millivolt mode, you must convert from temperature to millivolts manually.

Warning!

If you short circuit the voltage output, MC5-IS tries to maintain the voltage by increasing the output current. If you then remove the short circuit, the voltage is first too high, but returns quickly to the correct level. If this voltage peak could damage the components of the circuit, make sure that the circuit can not be shorted or protect the circuit against overvoltage. For the same reason, always enter 0 V output before connecting the circuit.

Next…

Voltage Measurement on page 40

Thermocouple Simulation on page 50

Special Generations on page 67

Calibration, see Part D.

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Frequency Generation

The frequency generation terminals are located in the

ET

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Freq.

ET: f(gen)

Also check the

Unit

and

Waveform

settings.

MC5-IS generates sine or square wave with given amplitude and frequency. Sine can only be generated above 40 Hz. When generating a square wave, the output DClevel can be set to symmetric or all positive.

The amplitude (V pp

) setting range is:

0.01 V to 5 V both for all positive wave and for symmetrical wave.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

, ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

Next…

Pulse Generation on page 63

Frequency Measurement on page 46

Special Generations on page 67

Calibration, see Part D.

Generating/Simulating

Pulse Generation

The pulse generation terminals are located in the

ET

module. Pulse generation is similar to square wave frequency output, but it generates a predefined count of all positive or symmetric pulses.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Pulses

ET: Pls(gen)

Also check the

Polarity

setting.

Enter the amount of pulses MC5-IS should generate in the pulse generation window.

Also enter the amplitude and frequency to be used.

The pulse generation starts immediately after the amount of pulses value is entered.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

, ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

Note.

If you change the frequency after the pulse generation has started, the frequency is adjusted during the current cycle, but the frequency is not correct until the next cycle.

Next…

Frequency Generation on page 62

Pulse Counting on page 47

Special Generations on page 67.

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RTD and Resistance Simulation

MC5-IS mimics the RTD or the resistor to be measured by the instrument under test. The instrument under test generates the current for the resistance measurement. MC5-IS controls the voltage across its terminals so that the resistance (voltage to current ratio) corresponds to the simulated temperature or resistance. MC5-IS can simulate resistance between 1 to 4000 ohm.

RTD and resistance simulation terminals are located in the

ET

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Sensor Type

RTD-Temp.

Resistance

(for RTD simulation)

(for resistance simulation)

ET: RTD(sim)

ET: R(sim)

(for RTD simulation)

(for resistance simulation)

Available RTD sensors. Only needed when doing RTD simulation.

The correct resistance value is between the resistance simulation terminals of the calibrator. Use of 2-, 3- or 4-wire connection is up to the receiver instrument. Use only the two leftmost

R, RTD

terminals with every wiring option. Connect the possible third and fourth wire according to the requirements of the connected instrument, but use only the two leftmost

R, RTD

terminals.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

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Notes.

In RTD and resistance simulation MC5-IS monitors the resistance measurement current. If the current is too high, it cannot simulate the right resistance value. In that case it shows the message “ H.CURR”.

Respectively, if the measurement current is so low that it may affect the accuracy, the message “ L.CURR” is displayed.

Accurate operation of the simulation electronics requires that the current supplied by the instrument under test does not vary rapidly. The simulation result is not accurate if the instrument under test uses AC current. If the instrument under test uses pulsed measurement current it should wait a few milliseconds before starting the measurement after setting the current.

Next…

Thermocouple Measurement (Temperature) on page 49

RTD Measurement (Temperature) on page 48

Resistance Measurement on page 42

Special Generations on page 67

Calibration, see Part D.

Generating/Simulating

Thermocouple Simulation

MC5-IS is able to mimic a thermocouple at given temperatures. This property is called thermocouple simulation. It enables checking and calibration of temperature indicators, recorders, transmitters and other equipment related to temperature measurement with a thermocouple probe.

In thermocouple simulation the original thermocouple is disconnected from the instrument under test and replaced with MC5-IS. To the instrument under test MC5-IS appears as a thermocouple at the given temperature.

Thermocouple simulation terminals are located in the

ET

module.

Required settings Options/description

Quantity

Funct/Port

Sensor Type

Reference Junction

T/C-Temp

ET: TCi(sim)

(for the internal Reference Junction), or

ET: TCx(sim)

(for other RJ compensation methods)

Available thermocouple types

Depends on the Function/Port setting.

See subsequent chapters.

Internal Reference Junction

MC5-IS’ Internal Reference Junction Module is an optional module. To use the Internal Reference Junction, select Function/

Port

ET: TCi(sim)

. The Reference Junction compensation method

Internal

is automatically selected.

External Reference Junction

To use an External Reference Junction, select Function/Port

ET: TCx(sim)

and choose one of the available Reference

Junction compensation methods:

Entered

,

0°C

or available

RTD sensors

.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

T / C I N T . R J

R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

Additional information is found in chapter

Internal Reference Junction on page 91.

Additional information is found in chapter

External Reference Junction on page 92.

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Notes.

If the resistance of the external circuit in thermocouple simulation is very low (obvious short circuit), the message “ O.LOAD” is displayed until the load is reasonable.

Check that the instrument under test is set for the same thermocouple type as selected in MC5-IS. If the type is not one of the available types, you should simulate in millivolt mode and convert from temperature to millivolts manually. More information concerning millivolt generation is in chapter Voltage Generation on page

60.

Wire-wound thermocouple temperature indicators and record-

ers are calibrated with known loop resistance, commonly ten or twenty ohms. The required resistance of the conductors is usually marked on the device. When calibrating such a device, tune the loop resistance to the nominal value with an additional resistor.

Use MC5-IS’ 2-wire resistance measurement to tune the loop resistance of a wire wound device. Short circuit the measuring device for the time of resistance measurement. The resistance measurement may damage the device, if you do not install the short circuit.

For more information on resistance measurement, see chapter

Resistance Measurement on page 42.

Warning!

If you short circuit the thermocouple simulation output, MC5-

IS tries to maintain the voltage by increasing the output current. If you then open the output again, the voltage is first too high, but returns quickly to the correct level. If this voltage peak could damage the components of the circuit, make sure that the circuit can not be shorted or protect the circuit against overvoltage. For the same reason, always enter 0°C output before connecting the circuit.

If you connect an RTD sensor to the ET module’s

R, RTD

connectors, there is no galvanic isolation between the thermocouple and the RTD sensor.

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Next…

Thermocouple Measurement (Temperature) on page 49

RTD and Resistance Simulation on page 64

Special Generations on page 67

Calibration, see Part D.

Problems with thermovoltage simulation? See Error situations on page 94.

Special Generations

Special Generations

Manual change of generated signals is sometimes a restriction.

Therefore MC5-IS includes Stepping and Ramping as standard utilities for creating automatically alternating output signals (special generations).

To be able to start the definition of a special generation, a suitable generation/simulation field has to be active in the Basic Mode Window. If a generation/simulation is not started, select

D

/

Menu

and either

A

/

Window 1 Setup

or

B

/

Window 2 Setup

to configure a generation/simulation. For more information on how to configure a generation/simulation, see chapter Generating/Simulating on page

56 and its subchapters.

Notes.

Only one of the special generations may be active at a given time.

Special generations are available only in Basic Mode.

Opening the Step or Ramp Configuration Window

Open the window setup menu for the generation/ simulation quantity that you want to configure a

Stepping function for.

The menu commands are:

1

1 2 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 2 : 5 1

V o l t a g e

E T : V o l t a g e G e n e r a t i o n

? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Q u a n t i t y

[ V o l t a g e ]

F u n c t i o n / P o r t

[ E T : V ( g e n ) ]

M e a s u r e m e n t , V

? ? ? ? ? ? ?

U n i t

- - - - - - -

2 S w i t c h

E : S w i t c h S e n s e

O p e n H A R T

O p e n e d @ V

C l o s e d @ V

O p e n

- - - - - - -

- - - - - - -

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

O p e n e d @ V

C l o s e d @ V

C l o s e

M E N U

S p e c i a l

M e a s u r e m e n t s

[ N o n e ]

A l a r m

[ - - ( - - ) ]

? ? ? ? ? ? ?

- - - - - - -

F u n c t i o n a n d

S e c o n d P o r t

I n f o

E : S w i t c h S e n s e

E x t r a I n f o

O p e n

- - - - - - -

S t e p

R a m p

D

/

Menu

• and

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed,

Press the numeric key

to open the second menu page

O p e n e d @ V

C l o s e d @ V

C l o s e

M E N U

B a c k

Choose

3

/

Step, Ramp

and

Either

1

/

Step

or

2

/

Ramp

in the next menu.

- - - - - - -

- - - - - - -

- - - - - - -

C l o s e

M E N U

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Startup and Basic Operation

Stepping

The Stepping configuration windows shown below can are opened as described in chapter

Opening the Step or

Ramp Configuration Window on page 67.

2 4 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 1 1 0 : 1 0

S T E P P I N G

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

S t e p p i n g M o d e

S t e p T i m e

R e p e a t s

0 = c o n t i n u o u s

S t a r t i n g P o i n t

S t e p S i z e

N u m b e r o f S t e p s

D i v i s i o n o f S t e p s

R a n g e

C a n c e l

0 %

1 0 0 %

F i e l d

V o l t a g e

E T : V ( g e n )

U p

1 . 0 0

F r o m p r e s e n t

1 . 0 0

L i n e a r

4 . 0 0 0 0

8 . 0 0 0 0

S t a r t

Configure the Stepping settings according to your needs. The following pictures are examples of stepping configurations.

The graph below the configuration window displays the result of the settings.

2 4 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 1 1 0 : 1 4

S T E P P I N G

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

S t e p p i n g M o d e

S t e p T i m e

R e p e a t s

0 = c o n t i n u o u s

S t a r t i n g P o i n t

S t e p S i z e

N u m b e r o f S t e p s

D i v i s i o n o f S t e p s

R a n g e

C a n c e l

0 %

1 0 0 %

F i e l d

V o l t a g e

E T : V ( g e n )

U p / D o w n

0 . 5 0

F r o m 0 %

1 . 5 0

- - - - - - -

L i n e a r

4 . 0 0 0 0

8 . 0 0 0 0

S t a r t

V o l t a g e , V V o l t a g e , V

- 1

S t a r t

1 0 1 4

T i m e , s

- 1

S t a r t

1 0 1 4

T i m e , s

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Note that because of the

Star setting, the first repeat of the leftmost example is limited to a small starting step and only two full steps. Generally: if the stepping settings limit the first repeat to only a fraction of a full repeat it is still calculated as one repeat.

You may enter either the

Step Size or the

Number of Steps

. Because these values depend on each other, the value of the other field is calculated whenever you make any changes. Also, you can only enter an integer as the Number of Steps value. If you enter a step size that results in a non-integer value for the Number of Steps field,

MC5-IS displays a dashed line instead of a value for the Number of Steps field. This indicates that the size of the step that reaches the 100 % range limit is smaller than the defined step size. See the rightmost example.

To stop stepping press the Function Key

C

/

Stop Stepping

. This applies for both a continuous stepping (

R e pea ts

field set to zero) and a stepping with a predetermined amount of repeats (max. value 65535).

Special Generations

Warning!

Do not configure the range settings so that they exceed the allowed input range of the connected instrument. MC5-IS determines the limits of the range settings based on the selected quantity and port, not the connected instrument.

Ramping

The Ramping configuration windows shown below can are opened as described in chapter

Opening the Step or

Ramp Configuration Window on page 67.

Configure the ramping settings according to your needs. The following pictures are examples of ramping configurations. The graphs presented after the configuration windows display the result of the settings.

2 4 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 1 1 0 : 2 2

R A M P I N G

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

V o l t a g e

E T : V ( g e n )

W a i t i n 0 %

R i s e T i m e

W a i t i n 1 0 0 %

F a l l T i m e

R e p e a t s

0 = c o n t i n u o u s

R a n g e

C a n c e l

0 %

1 0 0 %

F i e l d

4 . 0 0 0 0

8 . 0 0 0 0

S t a r t

V o l t a g e , V

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

2 4 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 1 1 0 : 2 5

R A M P I N G

V o l t a g e

E T : V ( g e n )

W a i t i n 0 %

R i s e T i m e

W a i t i n 1 0 0 %

F a l l T i m e

R e p e a t s

0 = c o n t i n u o u s

R a n g e

C a n c e l

0 %

1 0 0 %

F i e l d

4 . 0 0 0 0

8 . 0 0 0 0

S t a r t

V o l t a g e , V

- 1

S t a r t

1 0 1 4

T i m e , s

- 1

S t a r t

1 0 1 4

T i m e , s

To stop ramping press the Function Key

C

/

Stop Ramping

. This applies for both a continuous ramping ( Repeats field set to zero) and a ramping with a predetermined amount of repeats (max. value 65535).

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Note.

MC5-IS actually makes the ramp in small steps. The steps are as small as possible, slower ramps use smaller steps.

Warning!

Do not configure the range settings so that they exceed the allowed input range of the connected instrument. MC5-IS determines the limits of the range settings based on the selected quantity and port, not the connected instrument.

Alarm Limit Settings

Alarm Limit Settings

Each main measurement in a window may have alarm limits settings. MC5-IS supports “higher than”, “lower than”, “high rate” and

“low rate” alarms.

To set the alarm limits, open the window settings menu of the window where the measurement is active (starting from the Basic Mode:

D

/

Menu

followed by

A

/

Window 1 Setup

or

B

/

Window 2 Setup

if needed). As the alarm setting command is located in the window setup’s submenu, select the numerical key

to open the submenu.

Open the alarm setting window by selecting

2

/

Alarm

.

1

1 0 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 5 : 5 6

P r e s s u r e

0 . 7 0 8 3 4

A l a r m <

P 1 : I N T 2 C / - 1 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 b a r

F u n c t / P o r t

[ P 1 : I N T 2 C ] b a r

[ E n g . U n i t s ]

U n i t

[ b a r ] 2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

0 . 4 3 7 4

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

H A R T

P r e s s u r e

T y p e

[ g a u g e ]

Z e r o

P r e s s u r e

M o d u l e

C l o s e

M E N U

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

2 2 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 2 1

A L A R M S E T T I N G S

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

A l a r m s a c t i v a t e d

R T D - t e m p e r a t u r e

E T : R T D ( m e a )

Y e s

M e a s u r e m e n t

[ N o n e ]

A l a r m

[ - - ( - - ) ]

S e c o n d P o r t

[ P 2 : E X T 1 0 0 ]

F u n c t i o n a n d

P o r t I n f o

S e c o n d

P o r t I n f o

E x t r a I n f o

C l o s e

M E N U

A l a r m , w h e n t h e M e a s u r e m e n t a n d / o r

2 4

1 9

° C

A l a r m , w h e n t h e R a t e o f C h a n g e a n d / o r

? ? ? ? ? ? ?

1 / h

C a n c e l

C l e a r

L i m i t

E d i t O K

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Startup and Basic Operation

The

Alarms activated

field makes it possible to deactivate the alarm limits without clearing the limits.

Set the limits as required. Individual alarm limits may be disabled by clearing the alarm limits using the

B

/

Clear Limit

Function Key.

The “

<

“ (lower than) limit may have a higher value than the “

>

” (higher than) limit. In that case MC5-IS emits an alarm when the measurement is inside the range specified by the alarm limits.

H i g h a l a r m l i m i t

>

L o w a l a r m l i m i t :

A L A R M

N o a l a r m

A L A R M

H i g h a l a r m l i m i t

L o w a l a r m l i m i t

H i g h a l a r m l i m i t

<

L o w a l a r m l i m i t :

N o a l a r m

A L A R M

N o a l a r m

L o w a l a r m l i m i t

H i g h a l a r m l i m i t

Note.

Remember to set/check also the rate alarm unit if you set any rate alarms.

Appearance of the alarm settings.

The alarm settings can be seen as symbols in the measuring window and in the window setup menu as follows:

Symbol Definition

[ - - ( - - )]

[< - ( - - )]

[ - > ( - - )]

[< > ( - - )]

[> < ( - - )]

[ - - ( < - )]

[ - - ( - > )]

[ - - ( < > )]

[ - - ( > < )]

[< > ( < > )]

No limit settings

Low limit is set

High limit is set

Low and high limits are set

Low and high limits are set. Low > High

Low rate limit is set

High rate limit is set

Low and high rate limits are set

Low and high rate limits are set. Low > High

All limits are set.

Acknowledging alarms

When an alarm limit is exceeded, MC5-IS emits an audible alarm.

To acknowledge the alarm, press any button. If you do not press a button, the alarm sound is automatically silenced in a few seconds.

The active alarm limit is underlined in the measurement window as long as the alarm limit is exceeded.

Advanced Operation and Configurations

Things discussed in Part C:

How to configure MC5-IS to suit your requirements.

Advanced Utilities available in Basic Mode.

Additional information: Useful during pressure measurement, thermocouple measurement/simulation and resistance/RTD measurement/simulation.

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Advanced Operation and Configuration

Configuring the Calibrator

A group of settings are available in MC5-IS’

Others

menu’s

Maintenance option. The following chapters tell how you can change them and what the default settings are.

Settings

The settings window has two pages. To open the settings window starting from Basic Mode, press

D

/

Menu

,

C

/

Others

and

1

/

Settings

. The leftmost picture is the settings page that opens first.

1 3 . 0 3 . 2 0 0 2 1 2 : 5 3

S E T T I N G S

D a t e F o r m a t

T i m e F o r m a t

L a n g u a g e

d d . m m . y y y y h : m m 2 4 h

E n g l i s h

A u t o - o f f D e l a y s ( 0 = n e v e r ) [ m i n ]

C a l i b r a t o r

S o u n d V o l u m e s

K e y C l i c k

A l a r m

A t t e n t i o n

O u t s i d e S p a n

E r r o r

C l o s e

N e x t

P a g e

L o w

H i g h

M e d i u m

M e d i u m

L o w

E d i t

1 3 . 0 3 . 2 0 0 2 1 2 : 5 9

S E T T I N G S

N e t F r e q u e n c y

5 0 H z

T e m p e r a t u r e U n i t

T e m p e r a t u r e S c a l e

C l o s e

N e x t

P a g e

° C

I T S 9 0

E d i t

You can scroll between the pages using the

B

/

Next Page

Function Key.

Note.

All changes in settings become valid immediately.

Configuring the Calibrator

Date Format

A drop down list of available date formats: dd.mm.yyyy, yyyy.mm.dd and mm.dd.yyyy.

The default format is “dd.mm.yyyy”.

Time Format

A drop down list of available time formats.

24 hour format:

12 hour format: h:mm h:mm am/pm.

The default setting is the 24 hour format.

Language

A drop down list of available User Interface languages. The default language is

English.

Auto-Off Delay for the Calibrator

Wait time before auto power off is executed.

The default setting is “0” (never).

Volume Settings

MC5-IS has individual volume settings for the following sounds:

Sound

*Key Click

*Alarm

*Attention

Outside Span

Error

Default value

Medium

Medium

Medium

Medium

Medium

Line Frequency

Select the setting that suits the local line frequency (50 or 60 Hz).

Note that wrong line frequency setting affects the accuracy of MC5-IS.

The default setting is “50 Hz”.

Temperature Unit

Select either °C (Centigrade) or °F (Fahrenheit) as the temperature unit.

The default setting is “°C”.

Temperature Scale

MC5-IS supports the use of both international temperature scales: ITS90 and the older IPTS68. Select which one of them is in use.

The default setting is “ITS90”.

All settings have three different possible values (Low, Medium, High). The ones starting with an asterisk (*) may also be set to “Off”.

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Advanced Operation and Configuration

Setting Time and Date

To change the time and date (starting from Basic Mode), press

D

/

Menu

,

C

/

Others

,

2

/

Maintenance

and

2

/

Time/Date

.

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 8 : 5 7

T I M E / D A T E S E T T I N G S

D a t e ( d d . m m . y y y y )

2 5 0 9

T i m e ( h h : m m : s s )

5 7

2 0 0 0

2 2

C a n c e l E d i t A c c e p t

Notes.

The date must always be given in

dd.mm.yyyy format no matter what the configured date format is.

The time must always be given in the 24 hour format no matter what the configured time format is.

The date and time will be updated when you press the

D

/

Accept

Function Key.

Advanced Utilities

Advanced Utilities

All the subsequent chapters:

Display Mode Settings on page 77

Transmitter/Switch Simulation on page 80

Data Logging on page 83 describe the use of additional features that are available in MC5-

IS. Some of the utilities are firmware options and/or they require some additional hardware before they can be utilized.

Display Mode Settings

By default, MC5-IS displays all measurement, generation and simulation data in engineering units. In Basic Mode you can also select some special Display

Modes. To change the Display

Mode, select the Window setup menu (Commands:

D

/

Menu

and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed) and choose

3

/

Display Mode

.

All of the available special Display

Modes are described in the subsequent chapters.

2 6 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 4 : 0 1

1 P r e s s u r e

P 2 : I N T 2 0 C / - 1 . 0 . . . 2 0 . 7 b a r g

1 . 0 3 5 7

Q u a n t i t y

[ P r e s s u r e ]

F u n c t i o n / P o r t

[ P 2 : I N T 2 0 C ]

E n g . U n i t s

S c a l i n g

P e r c e n t a g e

E r r o r

2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

D i s p l a y M o d e

[ E n g . U n i t s ]

U n i t

[ b a r ]

8 . 3 5 2 4 H A R T m A

T y p e

[ g a u g e ]

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

P r e s s u r e

M o d u l e

O t h e r s

C l o s e

M E N U

Note.

All special Display Modes are reset to

Engineering Units

Display

Mode if the quantity or port of the window(s) assigned to the special Display Mode are changed.

Warning!

Be careful not to mistakenly read a value shown in special Display Mode as a value shown in Engineering Units. MC5-IS always displays the true measurement in the window’s lowermost row (Extra Info row) when a special Display Mode is active.

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Scaling

Advanced Operation and Configuration

In scaling, the measuremed/generated/simulated value is displayed in another, user defined quantity/unit. Start scaling as described in chapter Display Mode Settings on page 77.

When selecting Scaling Display Mode, the following configuration window appears:

2 6 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 4 : 0 2

S C A L I N G

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

M e a s u r e d R a n g e

0 %

1 0 0 %

P r e s s u r e

P 1 : I N T 2 C

0 . 0 0 0

1 0 0 . 0 0 0

k P a k P a

S c a l e d M o d e

S c a l e d U n i t

S c a l e d R a n g e

0 %

1 0 0 %

C u r r e n t m A

4 . 0 0 0

2 0 . 0 0 0

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

C a n c e l F i e l d

L i n e a r

S t a r t

3 0 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 0 : 0 9

S C A L I N G

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

M e a s u r e d R a n g e

0 %

1 0 0 %

P r e s s u r e

P 1 : I N T 2 C

0 . 0 0 0

1 0 0 . 0 0 0

k P a k P a

S c a l e d M o d e

S c a l e d U n i t

S c a l e d R a n g e

0 %

1 0 0 %

D e c i m a l s

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

C a n c e l F i e l d

C u s t o m U n i t s

G a l l o n s / m i n

1 . 0 0

5 . 0 0

L i n e a r

S t a r t

You can scale the quantity either to a quantity that already exists in

MC5-IS or select

Custom Units from the

Scale Mode

field. Then you can manually enter any unit to the

Scale Unit

field (see the leftmost picture above).

3 0 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 0 : 1 0

1 P r e s s u r e

P 2 : I N T 2 0 C / - 1 . 0 . . . 2 0 . 7 b a r g

2 0 . 0 8 8

S C A L E D

G a l l o n s / m i n

When scaling is active in a Basic

Mode window, the window contains the text “

SCALED

”. The true value is displayed in Extra Info row.

If the Extra Info row was assigned to some other measurement before scaling was started, the other measurement is automatically stopped.

M e a s u r e m e n t b a r

2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

C a l i b r a t i o n

M o d e

8 . 3 2 1 7 m A

1 . 0 0 4

M E N U

Note.

Remember to set the amount of decimals to be displayed for a

Custom Unit. The default value is 3.

Advanced Utilities

Displaying Values in Percentage

In Percentage Display Mode the measured/generated/simulated values are displayed as percentage of a user defined range.

Start the Percentage Display Mode as described in chapter

Display

Mode Settings on page 77 and enter the

Measured Range

.

The true value is displayed in the

Extra Info row.

2 6 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 4 : 2 1

P E R C E N T A G E

Q u a n t i t y

P o r t

M e a s u r e d R a n g e

0 %

1 0 0 %

P r e s s u r e

P 1 : I N T 2 C

0 . 0 0 0

1 0 0 . 0 0 0

k P a k P a

C a n c e l F i e l d S t a r t

Displaying Error Values

The Error Display Mode utilizes both of Basic Mode’s windows.

The measured/generated/simulated values of both windows are treated as percentages of user defined ranges. The input value is considered as the “correct” value and the output value should follow the input value, while taking the

Transfer Function

into account.

2 6 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 4 : 2 9

E R R O R D I S P L A Y

W i n d o w

I N P U T

P o r t

M e a s u r e d R a n g e

0 %

1 0 0 %

P r e s s u r e

P 1 : I N T 2 C

0 . 0 0 0

1 0 0 . 0 0 0

W i n d o w

O U T P U T

P o r t

M e a s u r e d R a n g e

0 %

1 0 0 %

C u r r e n t

E : I ( m e a s )

4 . 0 0 0

2 0 . 0 0 0

k P a k P a m A m A

The window from which Error Display Mode is invoked is considered as the instrument’s output signal and the other window as the input signal.

E r r o r C a l c . M e t h o d

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

C a n c e l F i e l d

% o f s p a n

L i n e a r

S t a r t

Start the Error Display Mode as described in chapter

Display Mode

Settings on page 77. Enter the

Measured Range for both the input and the output signal, the

Error Calculation Method and the

Transfer Function

(input/output correlation).

The true output value is displayed in the Extra Info row.

Note.

The Error Display Mode is only available for a Basic Mode window set for measuring a quantity.

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Advanced Operation and Configuration

Transmitter/Switch Simulation

MC5-IS’s Basic Mode includes a possibility to simulate a transmitter and a switch.

To start a Transmitter or a Switch simulation, configure Window 1 to measure a signal (transmitter input) and and Window 2 to either generate or simulate a signal

(transmitter output), then select

D

/

Menu

and

C

/

Others

and

6

/

Transmitter/Switch Simulation

.

A pop-up list appears where you can select whether you want to simulate a transmitter or a switch.

1 8 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 5 : 1 5

1 P r e s s u r e

0 . 0 2

S e t t i n g s g a u g e

S e t t i n g s

2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t S o u r c e / S i n k

4 . 0 0 0 0

T r a n s m i t t e r F u n c t i o n

S w i t c h F u n c t i o n

M e a s u r e m e n t m A

D a t a

T r a n s m i t t e r /

S i m u l a t i o n

4 . 0 0 0 0

O t h e r s

Note.

To be able to start the Transmitter/Switch Simulation, both Basic Mode windows need to be configured accordingly. If, e.g.

window 2 is not assigned for generating/simulating a signal,

MC5-IS can not start transmitter simulation.

Advanced Utilities

Transmitter Simulation

Start the Transmitter Simulation as described in chapter

Trans-

mitter/Switch Simulation on page 80. If the settings of the Basic

Mode windows suit Transmitter Simulation, a configuration window similar to the lower left picture is shown.

I N P U T

P o r t

2 6 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 4 : 3 0

T R A N S M I T T E R S I M U L A T I O N

0 %

1 0 0 %

P r e s s u r e

P 1 : I N T 2 C

0 . 0 0 0

1 0 0 . 0 0 0

k P a k P a

O U T P U T

P o r t

0 %

1 0 0 %

C u r r e n t

E : I ( c o n t r o l )

4 . 0 0 0 0

2 0 . 0 0 0

m A m A

S a t u r a t i o n L i m i t O u t p u t V a l u e s

M i n i m u m

M a x i m u m

3 . 5 0 0 0

2 3 . 0 0 0

m A m A

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

C a n c e l F i e l d

L i n e a r

S t a r t

3 0 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 0 : 3 1

1 I N P U T

P 2 : I N T 2 0 C / ( 0 . 0 0 . . . 1 0 0 . 0 0 k P a g )

T R A N S M I T T E R S I M U L A T I O N

2 O U T P U T

E : I ( c o n t r o l ) / ( 4 . 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 0 . 0 0 0 m A )

4 . 0 0 0 0 m A

M e a s u r e m e n t m A

E n d P a u s e

0 . 0 6 g a u g e k P a

4 . 0 0 0 0

M E N U

Enter the input and output spans, the saturation limits and also the transfer function.

If the saturation limits differ from the range limits, MC5 extrapolates the output value based on the input value and the Transfer

Function until the saturation limit is reached. Then if the input signal drifts farther from the input range, the output value stays at the saturation limit.

The upper right picture shows the Basic Mode window while Transmitter Simulation is active. The second row of both windows display the active port and the input/output range of the simulated transmitter.

Notes.

To Zero a pressure module during Transmitter Simulation, Press

D

/

MENU

and

7

/

Zero Pressure Module

.

When pausing the Transmitter Simulation, you can change the generation/simulation signal as in Basic Mode.

Warning!

Remember to scale the output signal of the Transmitter Simulation so that the instrument connected to the output signal loop is not damaged.

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Advanced Operation and Configuration

Switch Simulation

Start the Switch Simulation as described in chapter

Transmitter/

Switch Simulation on page 80. If the settings of the Basic Mode windows suit Switch Simulation, a configuration window similar to the lower left picture is shown.

I N P U T

P o r t

2 6 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 1 4 : 3 8

S W I T C H S I M U L A T I O N

P r e s s u r e

P 1 : I N T 2 C

N o m i n a l P o i n t s

A c t u a t i n g

D e a c t u a t i n g

5 0 . 0 0 0

4 0 . 0 0 0

k P a k P a

O U T P U T

P o r t

S w i t c h L i m i t s

A c t u a t e d

D e a c t u a t e d

V o l t a g e

E T : V ( g e n )

5 . 0 0 0 0

0 . 5 0 0 0

3 0 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 0 : 3 2

1 I N P U T

P 2 : I N T 2 0 C / ( 5 0 . 0 0 / 4 0 . 0 0 k P a g )

5 2 . 0 3 4

S W I T C H S I M U L A T I O N

2 O U T P U T

E T : V ( g e n ) / ( 5 . 0 0 0 / 0 . 5 0 0 V )

g a u g e k P a

5 . 0 0 1 0

C a n c e l F i e l d S t a r t

M e a s u r e m e n t V

E n d P a u s e

5 . 0 0 1 1

M E N U

Select the Switch Type and enter the actuating point and the deactuating point of the input signal. Also enter the output signal levels for an actuated output and a deactuated output.

The upper right picture shows the Basic Mode window while Switch

Simulation is active. The second row of the upper window displays the active port and the actuating and deactuating points. The second row of the lower window displays the actuated and deactuated output of the switch.

Note.

To Zero a pressure module during Switch Simulation, press

D

/

MENU

and

7

/

Zero Pressure Module

.

Warning!

Remember to scale the output signal of the Switch Simulation so that the instrument connected to the output signal loop is not damaged.

Advanced Utilities

Data Logging

General

The Data Logging utility is a firmware option that allows you to collect data using MC5-IS. The collected data may then be viewed, transferred to a personal computer (PC) and printed using a utility shipped together with MC5-IS if the Data Logging option is purchased.

The maximum amount of measuring channels can be up to seven

(valid only if your MC5-IS includes a sufficient amount of measuring modules/ports).

Data Logging may be configured to collect data using different triggers and saving methods as described further on.

Configuring

To start configuring the Data

Logging (starting from Basic

Mode), press

D

/

Menu

,

C

/

Others

,

5

/

Data Logging

.

The upper part of the Data Logging configuration window is reserved for seven measurement channels and the lower part for general settings. The following subchapters describe how they are configured.

Assigning Measurement Ports to Channels

Move the cursor to one of the measurement channel rows in the Data

Logging configuration window.

Press

C

/

Edit

to open the following channel settings window: Select the measurement port first. The other settings depend on the port setting. To clear a channel, select port

None

in the channel settings window. To remove all channel settings, select

D

/

MENU

,

1

/

Clear All

Channels

in the Data Logging configuration window.

2 0 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 4 : 5 7

D A T A L O G G I N G S E T U P

N o n e

2 N o n e

3 N o n e

4 N o n e

5 N o n e

6 N o n e

7 N o n e

T r i g g e r

S a v e M e t h o d

I n t e r v a l [ s ]

S a m p l e s

T i m e [ h m i n s ]

P e r i o d i c

I n s t a n t V a l u e

1 0

2 0

B a s i c

M o d e

D a t a

L o g g i n g

E d i t M E N U

2 0 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 0 1

D A T A L O G G I N G S E T U P

C h a n n e l

P o r t

P r e s s u r e T y p e

U n i t

P 3 : B

A b s b a r

C a n c e l E d i t O K

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General Data Logging Settings

Trigger

Available options: Periodic and

Keyboard. When Keyboard is selected, the fields Interval, Samples and Time are not needed and thus not shown.

Save Method

Options: Instant, Average, Mini-

mum, Maximum, Min & Max and

All values.

Interval

Accepted values: 1 to 3600 seconds. Enter the value as an integer.

Samples

Maximum amount of samples: 70000.

Time

2 0 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 0 2

D A T A L O G G I N G S E T U P

P 3 : B b a r a b s

2 E T : R T D ( m e a ) ° C P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

3 E T : T C i ( m e a ) ° C K N i C r / n i A l

4 N o n e

5 N o n e

6 N o n e

7 N o n e

T r i g g e r

S a v e M e t h o d

I n t e r v a l [ s ]

S a m p l e s

T i m e [ h m i n s ]

P e r i o d i c

I n s t a n t V a l u e

6 0

7 2 0

1 2

B a s i c

M o d e

D a t a

L o g g i n g

E d i t M E N U

Automatically calculated based on the Interval and Samples settings. Alternatively, by changing the Time settings, the Samples value is automatically changed to suit the new Time settings. Maximum value: 30 days (720 hours).

Notes.

In addition to the previously mentioned limits, the maximum values of Samples and Time settings also depend on the available free memory. If you enter values that require more memory than is available, MC5-IS automatically replaces the entered value with the currently allowed maximum value.

When a data log is done, you can enter a name for the results.

Starting the Data Log

To start logging, select

B

/

Data

Logging in the Data Logging configuration window. Start the Logging by selecting

C

/

Start Logging

in the

Logging window.

2 0 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 3 2

D A T A L O G G I N G

1 . 0 1 1 3

2 4 . 1 7

A b s b a r

° C

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

2 4 . 3 9

- - - - - - -

- - - - - - -

- - - - - - -

- - - - - - -

° C

K N i C r / N i A l

P o s i t . k a n t t i k H z

P o s i t . k a n t t i k H z

P o s i t . k a n t t i k H z

P o s i t . k a n t t i k H z

C o u n t

B a c k

6 4 7

S t o p

L o g g i n g

3 8 8 0 2 s

M E N U

Advanced Utilities

If the Trigger setting is Periodic, you can follow how the logging advances in the lower part of the window. Both the amount of samples to be logged and the remaining time is displayed. If the

Trigger setting is Keyboard, accept the values by pressing the

Function Key

B

/

Accept Readings

.

Now the lower part of the window displays the amount samples already logged and the time since the logging was started.

To stop/interrupt the logging, be it periodically triggered or triggered from the keyboard, select

C

/

Stop Logging

.

Viewing the Results

Opening the Log Results window can be done both from the Configuration window and the Logging window. Select

D

/

MENU

2

/

View

Datalog Results

. If you have logged using more than two channels, use the and cursor keys to scroll through all the columns.

Alternatively: use the numeric keys to quickly jump to a column.

Re-

moving Datalog results To remove a set of data logging results, select

D

/

MENU 3

/

Remove Datalog

Data

.

2 0 . 0 8 . 2 0 0 2 1 3 : 1 9

J u s t T e s t i n g - A l l v a l u e s

T i m e

0 4 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0

1 4 : 1 9 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 0 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 1 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 2 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 3 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 4 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 5 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 6 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 7 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 8 : 3 8

1 4 : 2 9 : 3 8

1 4 : 3 0 : 3 8

1 4 : 3 1 : 3 8

1 4 : 3 2 : 3 8

1 : I n s t a n t

P r e s s u r e

[ b a r ]

1 . 0 1 1 1

1 . 0 1 1 1

1 . 0 1 1 1

1 . 0 1 1 0

1 . 0 1 1 0

1 . 0 1 1 0

1 . 0 1 0 9

1 . 0 1 1 3

1 . 0 1 1 3

1 . 0 1 1 2

1 . 0 1 1 2

1 . 0 1 1 2

1 . 0 1 1 1

B a c k

1 : A v e r a g e

P r e s s u r e

[ b a r ]

1 . 0 1 1 1

1 . 0 1 1 1

1 . 0 1 1 1

1 . 0 1 1 1

1 . 0 1 1 0

1 . 0 1 1 0

1 . 0 1 0 9

1 . 0 1 1 3

1 . 0 1 1 3

1 . 0 1 1 3

1 . 0 1 1 2

1 . 0 1 1 2

1 . 0 1 1 2

M E N U

To remove all datalog results, select

D

/

MENU 4

/

Remove All

Datalog Data

.

Transferring the Results to a Personal Computer

A 32-bit Windows ® software called MC5_Datalog.exe is shipped together with MC5-IS if you bought the Data Logging option. Start this software just as any other Windows ® software.

All communication between the PC and MC5-IS is initiated from

MC5_Datalog.exe. More information of the software in Appendix 3.

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Additional Information

Most of the measurements, generations and simulations presented in this manual are straight forward: Just make the required window settings and connect the instrument under test in the active terminals and that’s it!

Some cases require additional settings and things to check before you can be certain that the measurement, generation or simulation works as expected. A typical example of this is temperature measurement using a thermocouple. It is not enough to select the correct quantity and port in MC5-IS. The Sensor type and the Reference Junction Mode has to be set accordingly, too. Wrong settings give erroneous results.

Whenever this additional information may be of use in a measurement, generation or simulation, text describing the function refers to one of the following chapters. An experienced user need not jump to read this supplemental text, but for a beginner we highly recommend it.

The main subjects described here are:

Things to Consider when Measuring Pressure on page 87,

Thermocouple Measurement/Simulation, Connections and

Troubleshooting on page 89,

Resistance and RTD Measurement, Connections on page 93,

Current Measurement Parallel to a Test Diode, Connections on page 95 and

Parallel Functions in MC5-IS on page 96.

Additional Information

Things to Consider when Measuring Pressure

General

MC5-IS can measure pressure with its internal pressure modules, or with external pressure modules. If a barometric module is present, the measurement results of other modules can be shown either as absolute pressure or as gauge pressure.

Pressure Type

Every pressure measurement is in fact a pressure difference measurement: a given pressure value is compared against a reference pressure. In certain cases the reference pressure has a special meaning (like the atmospheric pressure) and the pressure measurements with reference to against these points are given a special name:

Absolute pressure measurement uses vacuum as the reference pressure.

Barometric pressure (or atmospheric pressure) is the absolute pressure of the surrounding atmosphere. It is specially titled because of its importance.

Gauge pressure measurement uses the atmospheric pressure as the reference. Gauge pressure may be zero, negative or positive. Most of MC5-IS’ pressure modules actually measure gauge pressure although they may be used for measuring other pressure types too.

Differential pressure measurement requires a special differential pressure module that has an input available for both the reference pressure and the given pressure.

To be able to measure absolute pressure with MC5-IS’ gauge pressure modules, you need a barometric pressure module. Certain high pressure modules may approximate absolute pressure measurement by adding an entered barometric pressure to the measured gauge pressure.

MC5-IS may use two standard pressure modules to measure differential pressure: One module measures the reference pressure and another the given pressure. The pressure difference is calculated by subtracting the reference pressure from the given pressure. More of this in Part B, chapter Special Measurements.

Always ensure that the pressure type setting of your pressure measurement is what you intended it to be. The pressure type setting is crucial for getting meaningful pressure measurement results.

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Pressure Modules and their Naming Conventions

MC5-IS’ software refer to pressure modules as follows:

Port: Module Name

, e.g.

P1: INT400m-IS which means that there is an internal pressure module in port

P1 with a 0 to 400 mbar (0 to 6 psi) pressure range.

The names of internal pressure modules start with the letters

INT

and end with the letters “

-IS”. The middle part of the name includes numbers and possible additional letters as follows:

1. The number defines the max. nominal pressure in the SI pressure unit bar.

2. If the number is followed by a small “ m”, the given max. nominal pressure is given in mbar.

3. If there is an additional letter C, the pressure module is a compound module with an ability to also measure negative gauge pressures.

Examples:

Name Max. nominal pressure in psi

INT100m-IS 100 mbar

INT400mC-IS ± 400 mbar

INT2C-IS -1 … 2 bar

1.5

± 6

-14.5 … 30

Notes.

Compound modules with a max. nominal pressure above 1 bar

(e.g. INT2C) are able to measure negative pressures down to -1 bar. Compound modules with a max. nominal pressure below 1 bar (e.g. INT400mC) are only able to measure as deep negative pressures as positive pressures.

The name of the internal barometric pressure module is B.

Eternal pressure modules have a name that start with the letters

EXT and end with the letters “-IS”. The name includes numbers and possibly an additional letter similar to internal modules (does not apply to old XPMs).

Square Rooting

Pressure transmitters or converters used for flow measurement often have square rooting character. To enable correct percentage error calculation of square rooting transmitters, select “square rooting” as the Transfer Function.

Square rooting is required when entering instrument data for a pressure instrument (see Part D, Calibration). Standard pressure measurement in Basic Mode does not require any Transfer Function information.

Additional Information

Thermocouple Measurement/Simulation, Connections and

Troubleshooting

To accurately measure the thermovoltage caused by the temperature to be measured, the second thermovoltage caused by the

Reference Junction needs to be compensated. This is done using one of the Reference Junction compensation methods described in the subsequent chapters.

The Reference Junction compensation method has to be chosen both when measuring and simulating thermocouples.

Internal Reference Junction

MC5-IS’ Internal Reference Junction Module is an optional module. To be able to utilize Internal Reference Junction compensation this optional module has to be installed into your MC5-IS. If the measuring/simulating port is set to the Internal

Reference Junction Module

(

ET: TCi(mea)

or

ET: TCi(sim)

), MC5-IS automatically selects the Internal Reference Junction compensation method. No other Reference Junction compensation methods are available unless the measuring/simulating port is changed.

Connection when measuring/simulating thermovoltage using Internal Reference

Junction Mode:

T / C m a t e r i a l s

( T / C , e x t e n s i o n o r c o m p e n s a t i o n w i r e s )

T / C s e n s o r o r a

T / C s i g n a l r e c e i v e r

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m 3 w m e a s

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

Note.

The range of the Internal Reference Junction’s temperature compensation is -10 … +50°C (14 … 122 °F).

See also…

External Reference Junction on page 90

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External Reference Junction

When using an external Reference Junction, MC5-IS measures or simulates the thermovoltage using the “

T/C Low V

” terminals in the ET section. If the measuring/ simulating port is set to the External Reference Junction (

ET: TCx(mea)

or

ET:

TCx(sim)

), the following Reference Junction compensation methods are available:

RTD sensor

:

To be used when:

• The Reference Junction temperature is measured using an RTD sensor connected to MC5-IS’ RTD terminals.

Connection when measuring/simulating thermovoltage using Reference Junction compensation method

RTD sensor

:

T / C m a t e r i a l s C o p p e r

T r e f

T / C s e n s o r o r a

T / C s i g n a l r e c e i v e r

Warning!

T / C I N T . R J

4 w m e a s

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m 3 w m e a s

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

If you connect an RTD sensor to the ET module’s

R, RTD

connectors, there is no galvanic isolation between the thermocouple and the RTD sensor.

0°C

:

To be used when:

• The Reference Junction temperature is

fixed to 0°C (using, e.g. ice) and MC5-

IS is not used for measuring the Reference Junction temperature.

• The Reference Junction temperature is

controlled with 0°C set point.

• A compensation box is used and the

Reference Junction temperature setting is 0°C.

• There is no Reference Junction compensation in the measuring/simulation circuit but 0°C is a good enough approximation.

Entered

:

To be used when:

• The Reference Junction temperature is

fixed to a temperature that differs from

0°C.

• The Reference Junction temperature is

controlled and the controller’s set point is not 0°C. Note: this method is of use only if the accuracy of the controller is better than MC5-IS’ own Reference

Junction Module.

• A compensation box is used and the

Reference Junction temperature setting is other than 0°C.

• There is no Reference Junction compensation in the measuring/simulation circuit, but you want to manually enter another Reference Junction temperature than 0°C.

Additional Information

Connection when measuring/simulating thermovoltage using a temperature controller and Reference Junction compensation method

Entered

(also RJ-mode

0°C

):

T e m p e r a t u r e

C o n t r o l l e r

T r e f

C o p p e r

T / C m a t e r i a l s

T / C s e n s o r o r a

T / C s i g n a l r e c e i v e r

T / C I N T . R J

4 w m e a s

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m 3 w m e a s

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

Connection when measuring/simulating thermovoltage using a compensation box and Reference Junction compensation method

T / C m a t e r i a l s

Entered

T / C s e n s o r o r a

T / C s i g n a l r e c e i v e r

(also RJ-mode

0°C

C o p p e r

T / C I N T . R J

4 w m e a s

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m 3 w m e a s

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

):

Connection when measuring/simulating thermovoltage using a fixed temperature and Reference Junction compensation method

Entered

(also RJ-mode

0°C

):

T / C m a t e r i a l s

T / C s e n s o r o r a

T / C s i g n a l r e c e i v e r

T r e f

C o p p e r

T / C I N T . R J

4 w m e a s

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m 3 w m e a s

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

See also…

Internal Reference Junction on page 89

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Error situations

The easiest way to avoid errors in thermocouple measurement and simulation is to carefully check the used wiring and the Reference Junction mode. The following table describes the typical error situations and possible causes/corrections when working with thermocouples:

PROBLEM

MC5-IS (or the instrument under test when simulating thermovoltages) measures the temperature/millivolt signal, but the displayed temperature reading is all wrong.

(The error may vary from

0 to about ±50°C depending on the type of the error)

MC5-IS (or the instrument under test) displays random readings during thermocouple measurement.

MC5-IS displays unstable readings during thermocouple simulation.

CAUSE

• The thermocouple type selected in

MC5-IS does not correspond with the used thermocouple.

• The selected Reference Junction mode is not in accordance with the used wiring.

• Extension or compensation cable type or connections are incorrect.

• The polarity of the cables are incorrect.

• Incorrect connections.

• The wiring is broken.

• Interference from a mobile phone or a radio transmitter affects the measurement.

• The instrument under calibration uses voltage pulses to detect open sensor.

When MC5-IS detects these pulses, it tries to compensate for them, which causes the unstable output. Prevent these pulses for the time of calibration. Refer to the service manual of the instrument under calibration on how to prevent these open sensor detection pulses.

Additional Information

Resistance and RTD Measurement, Connections

The two main problems in resistance and RTD measurement are the effects of wiring resistances and thermovoltages in the resistance measurement circuit. If possible, use 4-wire connection to eliminate the effect of wiring resistance. The special resistance measurement sequence of MC5-IS eliminates the thermovoltages of the resistance measurement circuit.

MC5-IS continuously checks the connection type during resistance and RTD measurement. The found connection type is displayed on the resistance or RTD measurement window.

4-wire System

MC5-IS sources current through the resistor from the two left side terminals. MC5-

IS measures the voltage drop across the resistor from the two right side terminals.

The 4-wire method gives the resistance between the terminals of the resistor, it is insensitive to the resistance of the connection wires.

3-wire System

MC5-IS sources current through the resistor from the two left side terminals. MC5-

IS measures the voltage drop across the entire current loop and across the low side connection wire. If both left side connection wires are identical, MC5-IS can compensate for the resistance of the connection wires.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

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Using a Compensation Loop

MC5-IS sources current through the resistor and the compensation loop from the two left side terminals. MC5-IS measures the voltage drop across the entire current loop and across the compensation loop.

If the compensation loop and the connection wires of the resistor are identical, MC5-

IS can compensate for the resistance of the connection wires.

2-wire System

Calibrator sources current through the resistor and measures the voltage drop across the same terminals.

The result is acceptable, if the resistance of the connection wires is low.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

When the compensation loop wiring system is used, MC5-IS displays the text “

3wire

”.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

Additional Information

Current Measurement Parallel to a Test Diode, Connections

The impedance of MC5-IS’ milliampere input is low enough to enable current measurement parallel to a test diode in a 20 mA circuit. Connection:

Plus Side Test Diode Minus Side Test Diode

I n p u t s i g n a l I n p u t s i g n a l

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

H A R T

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

MC5-IS parallels the test diode of the transmitter and measures the externally supplied output current of the transmitter. For more information concerning test diode connections of HART instruments, see Appendix 1, chapter

Connecting MC5-IS and a HART

Instrument on page 131.

Note.

In higher temperatures: The leakage of the diode in the instrument may affect the accuracy.

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Parallel Functions in MC5-IS

This chapter explains what kind of simultaneous tasks you can do with MC5-IS.

Every module in MC5-

IS may simultaneously have their own tasks.

Also, the

R S 2 3 2

connector may have its own independent task.

W h e n m e a s u r i n g i n t h i s s e c t i o n . . .

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V ,

E l e c t r i c a l o u t p u t i s p o s s i b l e i n t h i s s e c t i o n

,

H A R T m e a s / s i n k

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m 3 w m e a s V , , C o m

The ET module has a double action ability:

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

M E A S U R E

L o w V

When one of the sensor measure & generate section terminals (

T/C INT RJ

,

T/C Low V

, or

R,RTD

terminals) is used for measuring purposes. Then an electrical output signal may be generated from the

ET

module’s output terminals. This feature is not available when generating a signal from the sensor measure & generate section terminals.

The ET module is also capable of doing the following double tasks:

Measuring Low Voltages or thermocouples (connected to any terminal used when measuring thermocouples) and at the same time either measuring or simulating an RTD with the

RTD sensor terminals.

Generating Low Voltages or simulating a thermocouple (connected to any terminal used when simulating thermocouples) and at the same time measuring with the RTD sensor terminals.

Warning!

There is no galvanic isolation between the ET module’s measuring terminals and generating terminals.

Calibration

Things discussed in Part D:

General presentation of what calibration is and the phases of a typical calibration procedure.

A description of a calibration procedure using MC5-IS.

Some application examples on how to perform the calibration of certain instruments.

Creating, editing and deleting

Instruments.

Viewing calibration results.

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Calibration

General

MC5-IS is a stand-alone calibrator as well as a calibrator communicating with calibration software.

MC5-IS supports stand-alone calibration and off-line calibration.

The following list briefly describes these methods:

In stand-alone calibration, all instrument and calibration result data is stored in MC5-IS’ memory. No external calibration database is used.

In off-line calibration (sometimes also called batch calibration), the instrument data is downloaded from a calibration software.

The calibration is done just as in stand-alone calibration, but calibration procedures are downloaded from a software and the saved results are uploaded to the calibration software.

Note that off-line calibration requires the QCAL option. It also requires the computer communication cable to connect MC5-IS to a

PC’s serial port.

Note.

MC5-IS also includes a serial communication protocol option. With the option, it is possible to control MC5-IS via the RS232 port to perform, e.g. a remotely controlled calibration. The communication protocol specification can be obtained from Beamex.

General

Phases of Instrument Calibration

S t a r t

R e a d S t a r t i n g

G u i d e T e x t

n o

A s F o u n d t e s t

S a v e A s

F o u n d r e s u l t s

N o . o f r e p e a t s d o n e ?

n o y e s

A d j u s t m e n t r e q u i r e d ?

y e s

R e a d A d j u s t i n g

G u i d e T e x t

A d j u s t m e n t

n o *

* I f i t i s n o t p o s s i b l e

t o a d j u s t t h e

m a x i m u m e r r o r

b e l o w t h e " R e j e c t i f "

l i m i t , c o n s i d e r

r e p l a c i n g t h e

i n s t r u m e n t w i t h

a m o r e a c c u r a t e

o n e .

W i t h i n

l i m i t s ?

n o y e s

A s L e f t t e s t

S a v e A s L e f t r e s u l t s

N o . o f r e p e a t s d o n e ?

y e s

R e a d F i n i s h i n g

G u i d e T e x t

E n d

The picture gives a general view of the phases in a calibration procedure. MC5-IS supports three separate guide texts (white blocks in the picture):

One is displayed when starting the calibration.

Another when the adjustment utility is started.

The third text is displayed when ending the calibration.

The guide texts may be entered in MC5-IS or they may be downloaded from a PC with a calibration software.

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Calibration

As Found Calibration

The As Found calibration documents the state of the instrument before carrying out any adjustments. The calibration states the amount of drift in the instrument during the calibration period.

E r r o r

Adjustment

2 5 5 0 7 5 1 0 0 %

MC5-IS supports multiple As Found tests. There is no fixed upper limit for the number of repeats except the available free memory.

MC5-IS does not require you to save any As Found calibrations. If you do not want to save information of the instrument’s state before adjustment, just do the adjustments needed and perform as many

As Left calibrations as is needed.

MC5-IS calculates (among other figures) the maximum error found during the calibration. Depending on the value of the maximum error, you decide whether you adjust the instrument or not. MC5-IS supports four different error limit settings:

Reject if >

acceptance limit for found maximum error,

Adjust if > the instrument need to be adjusted if this limit is exceeded,

Do not adjust if < adjusting the instrument is not necessary / of use and

Adjust to < after adjusting, the maximum error should not exceed this limit.

MC5-IS has a special adjustment utility tool that can be used when the input signal of the instrument is generated/simulated with MC5-

IS. See chapter MC5-IS’ Support for Instrument Adjustment on page 118. We recommend you use the utility whenever possible. In all other situations, use the error graph and its error value to have a view on how the adjustment affects the accuracy of the instrument and how close the output signal is from the target value.

Use the instrument’s ZERO adjustment at lower end of the range.

Adjust the higher end of the range with the instrument’s SPAN adjustment. The two adjustment points do not necessarily need to be the end points of the instrument range. You may want to use other

100

General points to optimize the calibration at the most important part of the range. Note, however, that if the points are very close to each other, the error at other points of the range may be quite big (see As Left

Calibration on page 101).

E r r o r

S P A N

Z E R O

2 5 5 0 7 5 1 0 0 %

As Left Calibration

Multiple As Left calibrations are allowed just as they are for As Found calibrations. The As Left calibrations document the state of the instrument after the possible adjustment.

MC5-IS does not require you to save any As Left calibrations. If the

As Found calibration proves to be good and no adjustment is needed, you may omit the As Left calibrations.

E r r o r E r r o r

2 5 5 0 7 5 1 0 0 % 2 5 5 0 7 5 1 0 0 %

The pictures above display different As Left calibration graphs after two different kinds of adjustments.

In the leftmost picture, the error is minimized at the end points of the instrument range. This results in a relatively notable error in the middle of the span. If the middle of the span is the area, where the measurement is usually situated, then this method is not recommended.

The rightmost picture displays the error graph when the maximum error is minimized by “lowering the graph”. As a result, the error minimum is at approx. 30 % and 70 % of the span.

Note that these adjustment strategies are just examples. There is an unlimited amount of “correct” ways to adjust an instrument.

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Calibration

Required Modules for Different Input/Output Signal Combinations

Consider the type of your instrument before doing a calibration:

What are the input and output quantities/ports?

Is the input signal measured, generated/simulated, controlled or keyed (Input method)?

Is the output signal measured or keyed (Output method)?

Use the following tables find out the required modules for each supported input/output quantity and method:

Table for choosing the input module

QUANTITY METHOD REQ. MODULE

Voltage

Low Voltage

Measured

Generated

Keyed

E measured

E

ET

none

E

Current

Resistance

Pressure

ET measured

Generated

Keyed

Measured

E sink

ET sink

Keyed

Measured

Simulated

Keyed

Measured

Keyed

Temperature

Keyed

TC temperature

Measured

Simulated

ET

ET

none

E

E

ET

none

ET

ET

none

INT or EXT none none

RTD temperature Measured

Simulated

Frequency

Value

Measured

Generated

Keyed

Keyed

ET

ET

ET

ET

E

ET

none none

Table for choosing the output module

QUANTITY METHOD REQ. MODULE

Voltage

Low Voltage

Measured

Keyed

HART

E Measured

E

none

E

E

Current

Resistance

ET Measured

Keyed

HART

Measured

Keyed

HART

Measured

Keyed

HART

Measured

Pressure

Temp.

Keyed

HART

Keyed

HART

TC temperature

Measured

ET

none

E

E

none

E

ET

none

E

INT or EXT none

E

none

RTD temperature Measured

Frequency

Value

Switch

Keyed

HART

Keyed

HART

Measured

Keyed

HART

Keyed

Measured

E

ET

none

E

ET

none

E

E

none

E

none

E

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General

The general principle is: The same module may not be used for both the input and the output signal. There are however some exceptions to that rule:

If the input signal is a current signal measured or generated using the E module, then any quantity with the output method

HART may also be connected to the E module.

If when checking the required modules both the input and the output module is ET, but the cells are grayed, check the table below. It presents all supported combinations where both the input signal and the output signal is connected to the ET module.

Supported input/output quantities and methods where both the

input signal and the output signal is connected to the ET module:

INPUT QUANTITY INPUT METHOD

Voltage

Low Voltage

Generated

Generated

Generated

ET Measured

ET Generated

Current

ET sink

ET sink

ET sink

TC temperature

Measured

Simulated

RTD temperature Measured

Frequency

Simulated

Generated

Generated

Generated

Generated

OUTPUT QUANTITY OUTPUT METHOD

Low Voltage

TC Temperature

RTD Temperature

RTD Temperature

RTD Temperature

Low Voltage

TC Temperature

RTD Temperature

RTD Temperature

RTD Temperature

TC Temperature

TC Temperature

Low Voltage

TC Temperature

RTD Temperature

Resistance

ET Measured

Measured

Measured

Measured

Measured

ET Measured

Measured

Measured

Measured

Measured

Measured

Measured

ET Measured

Measured

Measured

Measured

Each row is a supported combination.

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104

Calibration

Calibrating an Instrument

Selecting the Instrument to Be Calibrated

To move from Basic Mode to Calibration Mode, press the

A

/

Calibration Mode

Function Key. A list of instruments available in MC5-IS’ memory is presented. If you do not have any instrument data in MC5-

IS’ memory, either download them from a calibration software or create instruments in MC5-IS as described in chapter

Adding New In-

struments on page 119. The Position ID / Device ID of an already calibrated instrument is tick-marked

( )

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 1 6

P O S I T I O N / D E V I C E I D

1 0 1 - X I - 0 0 1 . 1

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 7 . 1

P T 1 0 1 . 6

P T 1 1 2 . 1 2

P T 1 1 5 . 1 5 - 1

P T 1 1 5 . 1 5 - 2

P T 1 1 2 . 1 6

T T 1 1 2 . 0 8

T T 1 1 2 . 1 0

T T 1 1 2 . 1 2

C a l i b r a t e d

N o t C a l i b r a t e d

B a s i c

M o d e

S e l e c t M E N U

When you move the cursor (the inverted text), the additional data presented in the lower part of the screen changes to reflect the data of the current instrument.

Select one of the available instruments by pressing the ,

or the

C

/

Select

key.

Note.

If there are a lot instrument data in MC5-IS’ memory, displaying the list may take a few seconds.

Calibrating an Instrument

The Instrument Window

The Instrument window gives you an overview of the selected instrument. You can view detailed instrument data by pressing the

D

/

MENU

Function Key and

1

/

View Instrument Details

. To edit the Instrument data, press the

B

/

Edit

Function Key. More information on editing instrument data is in chapter

Editing Instrument Data on page

120.

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 2 0

I N S T R U M E N T

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

I n t a k e T e m p e r a t u r e o n F e e d 1

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n L i n e a r

C a l . P o i n t s

5 ­ ¯

I N P U T

M e t h o d

S e n s o r T y p e

O U T P U T

M e t h o d

0 . 0 0 . . . 1 0 0 . 0 0 ° C

S i m u l a t e d

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

4 . 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 0 . 0 0 0 0 m A

M e a s u r e d

To calibrate the selected instrument, simply press

C

/

Calibrate

.

B a c k E d i t C a l i b r a t e M E N U

General calibration procedures are discussed in chapter A Calibration Procedure Using MC5-IS on page 106. Some calibration examples are available starting from chapter

Examples of Instrument Calibration on page 109.

If a

Starting Guide

text is written, it appears before the Calibration

Windows are opened. To close the window displaying the note text, press

D

/

OK

.

105

Calibration

106

A Calibration Procedure Using MC5-IS

The Calibration Windows:

I n p u t

S i g n a l

W i n d o w

O u t p u t

S i g n a l

W i n d o w

I n p u t

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 4 6

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : S i m u l ]

0 . 0 0

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

° C ( I T S 9 0 )

O u t p u t

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s ]

3 . 9 7 6 2 m A

- 0 . 1 5 % o f s p a n

E r r o r

G r a p h

0 %

B a c k S t a r t

5 0 %

A d j u s t

1 0 0 %

M E N U

A typical calibration procedure using MC5-IS is as follows:

We assume you have already selected the instrument to be calibrated and are viewing/editing the selected instrument’s data pages. See

Selecting the Instrument to Be Calibrated on page

104 for information on how to enter Calibration Mode and selecting instruments for calibration.

1. Make the required connections and test them by altering the input signal in with the Instrument Adjustment utility (if you haven’t done the connections and testing in Basic Mode).

2. Start the calibration run by pressing

B

/

Start

. The way MC5-

IS passes through all calibration points depends on the

Calibration Method setting:

In Automatic calibration MC5-IS generates or simulates the input signal. See chapters

About Automatic Calibration on page 108 and

About Manual Calibration on page 108.

Note.

You can pause a calibration run whenever you want by pressing the

A

/

Stop

Function Key. Then you are provided with the following (self-explanatory) choices:

A

/

Continue

B

/

End

C

/

Skip Point

.

See also:

Calibrating an Instrument

3. When the calibration run is ready, you can either Reject the results (

A

/

Reject Calibration

) or Continue by pressing the

D

/

Saveè

Function Key.

Note.

I n p u t

O u t p u t

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 5 2

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : S i m u l ]

0 . 0 0

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

° C ( I T S 9 0 )

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s ]

4 . 0 2 9 3 m A

If the maximum error of the calibration results exceed the

Adjust if >

error limit, a message window with the following text:

The calibrated instrument need to be adjusted.

4. Enter the environmental data and save the results using one of the options provided in the

Function Keys

B

to

D

.

0 %

R e j e c t

C a l i b r a t i o n

5 0 %

0 . 1 8 % o f s p a n

1 0 0 %

S a v e    

Note.

Some of the temperature data may be pre-entered by MC5-

IS, provided the data is available for MC5-IS (pressure modules, the E module, the

ET module).

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 5 5

E N V I R O N M E N T A L D A T A

D e v i c e T e m p e r a t u r e

E n v i r o n m e n t T e m p .

I n p u t M o d u l e T e m p .

O u t p u t M o d u l e T e m p .

2 1 . 0

2 1 . 0

3 1 . 6

2 9 . 6

3 0

H u m i d i t y

C a l i b r a t e d b y :

A n d y H a n d y m a n

° C

° C

° C

° C

N o t e s :

J u s t T e s t i n g

5. Continue either with another calibration run or end the calibration procedure. In the latter case you will see the pos-

B a c k

S a v e

A s F o u n d

S a v e

A s L e f t

S a v e

A s B o t h

sible

Finishing Guide

text before you are back viewing the

Instrument Data.

Note.

If you are calibrating instruments using off-line method then please keep in mind this: When you upload the results from MC5-IS to the calibration software, the results are by default also left in MC5-IS’ memory. To free memory in MC5-IS by deleting the results, see

Deleting Instruments on page 123.

MC5-IS’ Support for Instrument Adjustment on page 118.

Viewing Calibration Results on page 124.

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Calibration

About Automatic Calibration

Automatic calibration is possible when MC5-IS is able to generate/ simulate the input signal.

Automatic calibration is selected in the

Calibration Method field on the Instrument Data pages. More information on editing instrument data is in chapter Editing Instrument Data on page 120.

In Automatic calibration MC5-IS generates/simulates the input signal. When the input signal is within the

Maximum

Allowed Cali-

bration Point Deviation limits, MC5-IS waits for the output signal to stabilize (the

Setpoint Delay setting). Then the calibration point is accepted automatically and MC5-IS continues with the next calibration point.

If the input signal never stabilizes (the

symbol is visible continuously), but you want MC5-IS to save the results anyhow, press the

B

/

Force Accept

Function Key.

About Manual Calibration

In manual calibration, you will have to manually set the input signal to a level that the next calibration point requires. Manual calibration is possible in almost all situations. Even for calibrations that could be done automatically.

If the input signal is measured, the input signal window displays a

Desired Input Value X.xxxx

” text to help you remember what is the next target value.

If the input signal is generated/simulated, MC5-IS automatically changes the input signal to the next target value, but does not continue until you manually accept the point.

Use the

B

/

Accept Readings

Function Key to save the point data and continue to the next point until all points are accepted.

Note.

If the calibration points are defined for the output signal, set the input signal to such a level that the instrument to be calibrated creates the required output signal.

108

Calibrating an Instrument

Autocapture Feature

The Autocapture Feature makes it possible to make a manual calibration that is semi-automatic when the input signal in measured.

To be able to utilize the Autocapture Feature the instrument data has to be set as follows:

Input Method

field set to “

Measured

”,

Calibration Method

field set to “

Automatic

” and

Maximum Allowed Calibration Point Deviation

field set to greater than zero.

Then MC5-IS tracks the input signal and once the input signal is inside the

Maximum Allowed Calibration Point Deviation limit for a time period defined in the

Setpoint Delay

, the input and output values are automatically saved.

Activate the Autocapture Feature from the menu available when viewing the calibration windows. When activated and a calibration point is about to be captured (MC5-IS is waiting for the

Setpoint

Delay time to pass while the measurements are stable enough and within the

Maximum Allowed Calibration Point Deviation

limit), an hourglass is shown in the input measurement window’s lower right corner.

When autocapture “snatches” the input and output signal values,

MC5-IS emits a beep and the next target value for the input is displayed.

Examples of Instrument Calibration

This User Guide has only a few examples of how to calibrate an instrument. Many calibration procedures not presented here are either very similar to the ones presented in the following chapters or they can be “combined”, e.g. the calibration of a

Pressure Indi-

cator/Recorder is partly done as a Pressure Transmitter and partly as a Temperature Indicator/Recorder calibration.

Use the information presented in Part B of this manual when connecting/calibrating instruments that do not have a separate calibration procedure presented in this part.

The calibration of the following instruments are presented in this manual:

Pressure Transmitters on page 110,

Temperature Sensors on page 112,

Temperature Indicators and Recorders on page 114 and

Electrical Limit Switches on page 116.

109

Calibration

Pressure Transmitters

This procedure suits all instruments with a pressure input and any kind of electrical output signal. Both the input and output signal range should be measurable with MC5-IS.

Required modules

An internal or external

pressure module.

The E module for measuring the electrical output signal.

Preparations

1. Connect the input signal of the instrument to the pre-selected pressure module (INT, EXT-IS).

2. Connect the pressure source both to the instrument’s input and to the pre-selected pressure module (INT, EXT-IS).

3. Connect the instrument’s output signal to the chosen electrical input port in

MC5-IS.

4. Test the connections in Basic Mode if needed. To quickly configure the Basic

Mode’s windows, go to Calibration

Mode, select the instrument to be calibrated and the Function Key

C

/

Calibrate

but immediately return to Basic

Mode.

P r e s s u r e

S o u r c e

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D 4 w m e a s

V , s i n k

,

H A R T ®

I R E S

O N L Y e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m

P o : 1 4 5 m

O U T P U

E T

V , ,

E A S U

e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

I I 1 G

E E x i a I I C T 4

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T 0 2 A T E X 0 0 3 X

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T N o . E x - 0 2 . 0 1 1 X

I N P U T

U i : 3 0 V

I i : 2 1 5 m

P i : 1 W

I n p u t

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 1 : 4 9

P r e s s u r e [ P 1 : I N T 6 C ]

0 . 4 9 8 2 G a u g e b a r

D e s i r e d I n p u t V a l u e 0 . 5 0 0 0

O u t p u t

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s ]

8 . 0 3 1 0 m A

0 . 2 8 % o f s p a n

0 %

P a u s e

A c c e p t

R e a d i n g s

5 0 % 1 0 0 %

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Calibrating an Instrument

Calibration

1. Move to Calibration Mode and select the instrument to be calibrated.

2. Start the calibration as presented in chapter

A Calibration Procedure Us-

ing MC5-IS on page 106.

3. Set the pressure manually using, e.g.

a pressure pump.

4. Accept the points using the

B

/

Accept

Readings

Function Key.

5. Save or reject the results as is described in chapter

A Calibration Pro-

cedure Using MC5-IS on page 106.

6. Either do another calibration run or return to the Instrument window.

Hint!

These instructions can be adapted for

pneumatic pressure trans-

mitters and converters, too. Instead of connecting the output signal to a terminal in the E module, connect the pressure output signal to a suitable pressure module.

Warning!

Working with pressure instruments can be hazardous. Only qualified personnel may use pressure instruments and pressure sources.

Next…

MC5-IS’ Support for Instrument Adjustment on page 118

111

Calibration

Temperature Sensors

This procedure suits temperature sensors no matter if they are RTDs or thermocouples. The sensor’s output signal is measured with MC5-

IS or it is keyed into MC5-IS. The reference temperature is either measured with MC5-IS or it is keyed into MC5-IS.

If you measure the reference temperature using MC5-IS, remember the following conditions:

If the sensor to be calibrated is a thermocouple, the reference thermometer needs to be an RTD sensor.

If the sensor to be calibrated is an RTD sensor, the reference thermometer needs to be a thermocouple.

Required modules

The ET module for measuring the sensor’s output signal and possibly also for measuring the reference temperature.

Preparations

1. Place the sensor of the instrument (and the sensor of the reference thermometer) into the calibration bath/dry block.

Connect it/them to suitable terminals in

MC5-IS (RTD or T/C). If the sensor is a thermocouple, select one of the available reference junction methods:

The internal Reference Junction module is in use.

The reference junction is fixed to

0°C.

The reference junction temperature is entered.

The reference junction temperature is measured externally using an RTD connected to the RTD terminals.

See Part C for additional information concerning the reference junction methods.

2. Test the connections in Basic Mode if needed. To quickly configure the Basic

Mode’s windows, go to Calibration

Mode, select the instrument to be calibrated and the Function Key

C

/

Calibrate

but immediately return to Basic

Mode.

S e n s o r

R e f e r e n c e t h e r m o m e t e r

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , s i n k

,

H A R T m e a s / s i n k

T / C

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

C o m

L o w V

I I 1 G

E E x i a I I C T 4

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T 0 2 A T E X 0 0 3 X

E x i a I I C T 4

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T N o . E x - 0 2 . 0 1 1 X

I N P U T

U i : 3 0 V

I i : 2 1 5 m A

P i : 1 W

I n p u t

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 1 : 0 6

T C T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : C o n t r o l ]

2 5 . 0 1

D e s i r e d I n p u t V a l u e 2 5 . 0 0

O u t p u t

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : M e a s ]

2 4 . 9 4

K N i C r / N i A l

- 0 . 0 6 % o f s p a n

0 %

P a u s e

A c c e p t

R e a d i n g s

5 0 % 1 0 0 %

112

Calibrating an Instrument

Calibration

1. Move to Calibration Mode, select the instrument to be calibrated and start the calibration as presented in chapter

A

Calibration Procedure Using MC5-IS

on page 106.

2. Start the calibration as presented in chapter

A Calibration Procedure Us-

ing MC5-IS on page 106.

3. Set the temperature of the bath/dry block to the required calibration point.

Wait until the temperature stabilizes.

4. If the reading of any on the temperature sensors are entered manually, enter the value(s) and press

B

/

Accept

Readings

Function Key. If both temperature sensors are measured, press the

B

/

Accept Readings

Function Key when the temperature has stabilized.

5. Save or reject the results as is described in chapter

A Calibration Pro-

cedure Using MC5-IS on page 106.

6. Either do another calibration run or return to the Instrument window.

Hint!

With small changes, this procedure should also suit all temperature instruments with a fixed sensor. In that case, use a reference sensor that can be connected to MC5-IS to measure the input signal and either measure or enter the output signal of the instrument.

Use one of the following examples for the output signal:

Temperature Transmitter with sensor. See the example

Pressure Transmitters on page 110.

Temperature Indicators/Recorders with sensor. See the example Temperature Indicators and Recorders on page

114.

Temperature switches (thermostats) with sensor. See the example Electrical Limit Switches on page 116.

Next…

MC5-IS’ Support for Instrument Adjustment on page 118

113

Calibration

Temperature Indicators and Recorders

This procedure suits Temperature Indicators/Recorders no matter if the sensor is an RTD or a thermocouple. The instruments input signal is simulated using MC5-IS and the output reading is entered into MC5-IS.

Required modules

The ET module for simulating the temperature sensor. The

Base Unit takes care of entered output signal.

Preparations

1. Connect suitable terminals in MC5-IS to the input connectors of the indicator/ recorder.

2. If the sensor to be simulated is a thermocouple, select one of the following reference junction methods:

The internal Reference Junction module is in use.

The reference junction is fixed to

0°C.

The reference junction temperature is entered.

The reference junction temperature is measured externally using an RTD connected to the RTD terminals.

See Part C for additional information concerning the reference junction methods.

3. If the sensor to be simulated is an RTD, the used wiring system depends on the instrument to be calibrated. Remember to only use the two leftmost RTD terminals in MC5-IS.

4. Test the connections in Basic Mode if needed. To quickly configure the Basic

Mode’s windows, go to Calibration

Mode, select the instrument to be calibrated and the Function Key

C

/

Calibrate

but immediately return to Basic

Mode.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , s i n k

,

H A R T

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

I I 1 G

E E x i a I I C T 4

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T 0 2 A T E X 0 0 3 X

E x i a I I C T 4

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T N o . E x - 0 2 . 0 1 1 X

I N P U T

U i : 3 0 V

I i : 2 1 5 m A

P i : 1 W

I n p u t

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 4 6

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : S i m u l . ]

7 5 . 0 0

O u t p u t

V a l u e [ K e y e d ]

7 4 . 8 0 0

° C

E n t e r O u t p u t R e a d i n g

E r r o r

1 . 0 0 - 0 . 2 0 % o f s p a n

0 %

P a u s e

A c c e p t

R e a d i n g s

5 0 % 1 0 0 %

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Calibrating an Instrument

Calibration

1. Move to Calibration Mode, select the instrument to be calibrated and start the calibration as presented in chapter

A

Calibration Procedure Using MC5-IS

on page 106.

2. MC5-IS simulates the output signal of the temperature sensor for each calibration point. The middlemost window displays the default value for the reading. You have two possibilities on how to continue:

Adjust the simulated signal until the reading of the indicator/recorder is exactly the same as the default value displayed in MC5-IS.

This method is useful when calibrating analog indicators/recorders and the input signal supports fine adjustment.

Select the field displaying the default value and enter the actual reading. This method is useful when calibrating indicators with digital display or when the input signal cannot be fine adjusted.

3. Accept the points using the

B

/

Accept

Readings

Function Key.

4. Save or reject the results as is described in chapter

A Calibration Pro-

cedure Using MC5-IS on page 106.

5. Either do another calibration run or return to the Instrument window.

Hint!

This procedure can be used as a reference when calibrating any kind of indicators/recorders. Adapt the input signal connections/ settings according to the instruments input signal.

When calibrating a temperature instrument with a detachable sensor (the input signal is simulated with MC5-IS), use this example as the source for the input signal part.

Next…

MC5-IS’ Support for Instrument Adjustment on page 118

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Calibration

Electrical Limit Switches

This procedure suits limit switches with an electrical input. The input signal is generated with MC5-IS.

Required modules

The ET module for generating the required electrical signal

(Voltage or Current).

The E module for detecting the switch’s state.

Preparations

1. Connect the ET module’s terminals marked “

OUTPUT

” to the input of the switch. Add a current source to the loop.

MC5-IS controls the current provided by the current source.

2. Connect the switch contact to the switch terminals in the E module.

3. Test the connections in Basic Mode if needed. To quickly configure the Basic

Mode’s windows, go to Calibration

Mode, select the instrument to be calibrated and the Function Key

C

/

Calibrate

but immediately return to Basic

Mode.

C u r r e n t

S o u r c e

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , s i n k

,

H A R T

T / C

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

C o m

L o w V

I I 1 G

E E x i a I I C T 4

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T 0 2 A T E X 0 0 3 X

E x i a I I C T 4

( T a m b = 5 0 ° C )

V T T N o . E x - 0 2 . 0 1 1 X

I N P U T

U i : 3 0 V

I i : 2 1 5 m A

P i : 1 W

I n p u t

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 2 9

V o l t a g e [ E T : G e n . ]

5 . 0 2 3

T e s t i n g s w i t c h l i m i t s ( 4 / 5 )

O u t p u t

S w i t c h [ E : M e a s . ]

8 . 0 3 1 0

- - - - - - -

A c t u a t e

D e a c t u a t e

7 . 0 0 0

5 . 5 0 0

4 . 5 0 0

3 . 0 0 0

P a u s e

Calibration

1. Move to Calibration Mode and select the instrument to be calibrated.

2. Start the calibration as is presented in chapter

A Calibration Procedure Us-

ing MC5-IS on page 106. MC5-IS does the

Prescan

if it is enabled. During the prescan, MC5-IS searches for approximate values for the actuating and deactuating point. This speeds up the final test without sacrificing accuracy.

The prescan test is done only once in a calibration.

By default, the

Prescan

is set to on

.

If you do not want MC5-IS to perform a prescan, disable it (commands

D

/

MENU

and

2

/

Prescan

).

When

Prescan

is set to off

, MC5-

IS uses the whole scan range also during the actual test.

3. The actual test is done automatically:

MC5-IS slowly increases the input signal until the switch actuates and continues by decreasing the input signal until the switch deactuates. MC5-IS’ screen displays the obtained data as the test advances.

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If for some reason the calibration cannot be done automatically (because the input signal is measured, not generated/simulated), you will have to change the input signal manually. The slower you raise the input signal the more accurate the observed actuation point is. Be equally careful when decreasing the input signal in order to get the deactuation point.

4. Save or reject the results as is described in chapter

A Calibration Pro-

cedure Using MC5-IS on page 106.

5. Either do another calibration run or return to the Instrument window.

Notes.

Selecting Calibration Method

Manual when the input signal is generated/simulated with MC5-IS means that each pair of actuation/ deactuation points have to be accepted manually.

If the prescan stops and displays an error message, try widening the scan range. It is also advisable to have the scan range symmetrical in relation to the actuation/deactuation points.

Hint!

This procedure also suits other types of switches. How to calibrate other types of switches may be adapted by combining the information of this example with the input signal information from one of the following examples:

Pressure switches. See the example Pressure Transmit-

ters on page 110.

Temperature switches with a fixed sensor. See the example

Temperature Sensors on page 112.

Temperature switches with a detachable sensor. See the example Temperature Indicators and Recorders on page

114.

Next…

Calibrating an Instrument

MC5-IS’ Support for Instrument Adjustment on page 118

117

118

Calibration

MC5-IS’ Support for Instrument Adjustment

MC5-IS includes a special utility for adjusting instruments. This tool is of use when MC5-IS generates/ simulates the input signal or controls an external device that generates/simulates the input signal (automatic calibration). Use the standard calibration screen when adjusting instruments that are calibrated manually. When viewing the three Calibration Windows, open the adjustment utility by pressing the

C

/

Adjust

Function Key. Press the Function Keys

B

,

C

and

D

to quickly change the value of the input signal.

I n p u t

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 1 : 0 0

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : S i m u l ]

1 0 0 . 0 0

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

° C ( I T S 9 0 )

O u t p u t

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s ]

1 9 . 9 9 1 8 m A

E r r o r

1 . 0 0 - 0 . 0 5 % o f s p a n

0 %

B a c k 0 %

5 0 %

5 0 %

1 0 0 %

1 0 0 %

Additionally, the input signal field is editable during instrument adjustment. This makes it possible for you to enter generation/simulation values other than the ones available via the Function Keys.

Hint.

For help on how to adjust/trim HART instruments, see Appendix 1.

Maintaining MC5-IS’ Instrument Database

Maintaining MC5-IS’ Instrument

Database

This chapter and its subchapters describe how to create instruments, edit instrument data and delete instruments.

Adding instruments to MC5-IS’ database by downloading the instruments from an external calibration database software is not presented here. When using such a software, consult the Instruction

Manual of the software.

MC5-IS’ memory is dynamic. There are no fixed amount instruments and calibration data that you may keep in MC5-IS’ memory. It all depends on how many calibration repeats and how much history data is kept in the memory.

Normally, you can safely store some hundreds of instruments and their calibration results without having “out of memory” messages.

If you want to delete instruments or calibration data from MC5-IS’ memory, see chapters Deleting Instruments on page 123 and

Deleting Calibration Results on page 125.

Adding New Instruments

If you go to Calibration Mode, but there are no instruments in MC5-

IS’ database, the Position ID list is empty except for the possibility to create a new instrument. Select the

or the key to create a new instrument. If the Position ID list is not empty, you can add new instruments by selecting

D

/

MENU

and

1

/

Create New Instrument.

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 0 8 : 5 1

P O S I T I O N / D E V I C E I D

C r e a t e N e w I n s t r u m e n t . . .

D e v i c e I D

P o s i t i o n N a m e

C a l i b r a t e d

B a s i c

M o d e

S e l e c t M E N U

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Calibration

Whichever way you start creating the instrument, you will first have to select the Input Quantity and the Output Quantity. These selections cannot be changed afterwards.

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 2 : 1 5

S E L E C T I N S T R U M E N T I N P U T

V o l t a g e

L o w V o l t a g e

C u r r e n t

R e s i s t a n c e

P r e s s u r e

T e m p e r a t u r e

T C T e m p e r a t u r e

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e

F r e q u e n c y

V a l u e

S E L E C T I N S T R U M E N T O U T P U T

V o l t a g e

L o w V o l t a g e

C u r r e n t

R e s i s t a n c e

P r e s s u r e

T e m p e r a t u r e

T C T e m p e r a t u r e

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e

F r e q u e n c y

V a l u e

S w i t c h

After the Quantity selections, there are five pages of instrument

Editing Instrument Data.

B a c k O K

Note.

There’s also a possibility to create a new instrument based on an instrument already existing in MC5-IS’ memory. Do this with the

Copy Instrument

option available in menu.

Editing Instrument Data

The instrument data pages may be re-edited whenever you want.

Note.

Only the following fields may be edited if the instrument data is downloaded from a calibration software (valid for Beamex’s calibration software QD3 and QM6):

Input Span

and

Output Span

.

General Data Page

Out of the four text fields in the upper part of this page, only Position

ID or Device ID is required. Change the Error calculation formula and the error limits according to your needs. Zero value in any error limit field means that the limit is not compared against the calculated maximum error.

1 9 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 0 4

I N S T R U M E N T G E N E R A L D A T A

P o s i t i o n I D

P T 1 0 1 . 6

P o s i t i o n N a m e

F e e d 3 , p r e s s u r e

D e v i c e I D

D e v i c e N a m e

E r r o r C a l c . M e t h o d

R e j e c t i f

A d j u s t i f

D o n o t A d j u s t i f

A d j u s t t o

S a v e

N e x t p a g e

% o f s p a n

0 . 5 0

0 . 3 0

0 . 1 0

0 . 1 0

E d i t M E N U

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Maintaining MC5-IS’ Instrument Database

Instrument Input Page

The input quantity defines which fields are required/visible. Common fields for all quantities are:

Input Method,

Unit

and

Range

All other quantities except Value also have the

Input Port field.

Some additional fields appear when the input quantity is

Pressure

,

RTD

Temperature

or

T/C Temperature

, e.g.

Pressure Type in the adjacent picture.

0 4 . 0 1 . 2 0 0 2 1 2 : 4 5

I N S T R U M E N T I N P U T

P r e s s u r e

I n p u t M e t h o d

M e a s u r e d

P o r t 1

I N T 1 C

P r e s s u r e T y p e

U n i t

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

G a u g e b a r

0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

S a v e

N e x t

P a g e

E d i t M E N U

Instrument Output Page

The output quantity includes the corresponding common fields as the input quantity.

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 2 : 4 7

I N S T R U M E N T O U T P U T

C u r r e n t

O u t p u t M e t h o d

M e a s u r e d

The same additional fields are also available for the output quantity, with the following exceptions/additions:

If the output quantity is

Pressure

, the pressure type is always

Gauge

”.

P o r t

U n i t

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

m A

4 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

Output quantity

Frequency includes a

Trigger Level setting.

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

S a v e

N e x t p a g e

Remember to also check the

Transfer Function

setting at the bottom of the display. The default setting is

Linear

.

L i n e a r

E d i t M E N U

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Calibration

Switches have an altogether different group of settings as shown in the adjacent picture.

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 3 : 0 5

I N S T R U M E N T O U T P U T

S w i t c h : P r e s s u r e [ b a r ]

S w i t c h T y p e

N o r m a l l y C l o s e d

The actuation and deactuation point errors are calculated against the corresponding nominal values.

N o m i n a l P o i n t s

A c t u a t i n g

D e a c t u a t i n g

0 . 7 0 0 0 0 0

0 . 6 0 0 0 0 0

Error Calculation Directions define error directions to be observed when calculating errors.

E r r o r C a l c u l a t i o n D i r e c t i o n s

A c t u a t i n g

D e a c t u a t i n g

U p / D o w n

U p / D o w n

Scan Range

values define the range where MC5-IS searches for the approximate actuation and deactuation point at the beginning of an automatic calibration of a

S c a n R a n g e

S t a r t P o i n t

E n d P o i n t

S a v e

N e x t p a g e

0 . 4 0 0 0 0 0

0 . 9 0 0 0 0 0

E d i t M E N U

switch. The range limits should be symmetrical in relation to the actuation/deactuation points.

Calibration Settings Page

The

Setpoint Delay setting is of use only when the

Calibration

Method is set to

Automatic

. It defines how long MC5-IS waits before saving the input and output values after input value was changed to the next calibration point.

Maximum Allowed Calibration

Point Deviation

is a limit that defines how far the input signal value of the saved point can be from the theoretical calibration point. This setting is used both in manual and automatic calibration.

0 4 . 0 1 . 2 0 0 2 1 2 : 5 2

C A L I B R A T I O N S E T T I N G S

C a l i b r a t i o n M e t h o d

C a l i b r a t i o n P o i n t s

S e t p o i n t D e l a y

5 . 0 0

M a x i m u m A l l o w e d C a l i b r a t i o n P o i n t

D e v i a t i o n

0 . 0 0

C a l i b r a t i o n R e p e a t s

A s F o u n d

A s L e f t

C a l . P e r i o d , D a y s

S a v e

N e x t p a g e

M a n u a l

3 6 0

E d i t M E N U

Again, the settings for a switch is somewhat different:

An additional

Number of Repeats

field is visible but no

Calibration Points

or

Maximum Allowed Calibration Point Deviation fields.

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Maintaining MC5-IS’ Instrument Database

Calibration Instructions Page

In addition to the actual instrument data, there are three note fields.

Starting Guide, Adjusting Guide and Finishing Guide. They can be used to provide the calibrating technician with any kind of instructions that may be practical during the calibration procedure. The note texts may be written in MC5-IS or they can be downloaded from a calibration software. On this page, the three first rows of the note texts are shown, but when viewed during calibration each note may be as long as a full sized text window.

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 3 : 5 2

C A L I B R A T I O N I N S T R U C T I O N S

S t a r t i n g G u i d e

R e q u i r e d t o o l s : P r e s s u r e p u m p o r a P r e s s u r e C o n t r o l l e r

A d j u s t m e n t G u i d e

R e m e m b e r t h e " D o n o t A d j u s t i f " l i m i t . . .

F i n i s h i n g G u i d e

C l e a n u p a f t e r y o u r w o r k !

S a v e

N e x t p a g e

E d i t M E N U

The fields on the Instructions Page need not be utilized, but if they include any text they will be shown at the appropriate stage of the calibration.

Deleting Instruments

If you want to free some memory or otherwise do not need certain instrument data anymore, you may remove instruments from MC5-

IS’ memory as follows:

To remove all instruments (and their calibration data), open the

Position List and press

D

/

Menu

,

6

/

Delete All Instruments

(see the leftmost picture below).

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 1 6

1 0 1 - X I - 0 0 1 . 1

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 7 . 1

P T 1 0 1 . 6

P T 1 1 2 . 1 2

P T 1 1 5 . 1 5 - 1

P T 1 1 5 . 1 5 - 2

P T 1 1 2 . 1 6

T T 1 1 2 . 0 8

T T 1 1 2 . 1 0

T T 1 1 2 . 1 2

D e v i c e I D

T T 1 1 2 . 0 7

P o s i t i o n N a m e

I n t a k e T e m p e r a t u r e o n F e e d 1

C a l i b r a t e d

N o t C a l i b r a t e d

D e l e t e A l l

I n s t r u m e n t s

B a s i c

M o d e

S e l e c t

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 2 0

I N S T R U M E N T

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

V i e w

I n s t r u m e n t

D e t a i l s

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n L i n e a r

C a l . P o i n t s 5 ­ ¯

D e l e t e

I n s t r u m e n t

V i e w

C a l i b r a t i o n

R e s u l t s

I N P U T

M e t h o d

S e n s o r T y p e

O U T P U T

M e t h o d

0 . 0 0 . . . 1 0 0 . 0 0 ° C

S i m u l a t e d

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

4 . 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 0 . 0 0 0 0 m A

M e a s u r e d

B a c k E d i t C a l i b r a t e

To remove a single instrument (and its calibration data), select it from the Position ID list. When viewing the instrument window, press

D

/

Menu

and

2

/

Delete Instrument

(see the rightmost picture above).

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Calibration

Viewing Calibration Results

You can open the calibration result windows from two places:

When viewing the instrument window, press

D

/

Menu

and

3

/

View

Calibration Results

(see the leftmost picture below).

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 2 1

I N S T R U M E N T

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

V i e w

I n s t r u m e n t

D e t a i l s

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n L i n e a r

C a l . P o i n t s 5 ­ ¯

D e l e t e

I n s t r u m e n t

V i e w

C a l i b r a t i o n

R e s u l t s

I N P U T

M e t h o d

S e n s o r T y p e

O u t p u t

M e t h o d

0 . 0 0 . . . 1 0 0 . 0 0 ° C

S i m u l a t e d

P t 1 0 0 a 3 8 5

4 . 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 0 . 0 0 0 0 m A

M e a s u r e d

B a c k E d i t C a l i b r a t e

I n p u t

O u t p u t

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 2 2

R T D T e m p e r a t u r e [ E T : S i m u l ]

0 . 0 0

M o d u l e

P r e s c a n

3 . 9 7 6 2 m A

V i e w

C a l i b r a t i o n

R e s u l t s

0 %

B a c k S t a r t

5 0 %

A d j u s t

1 0 0 %

M E N U

When viewing the calibration windows, and you haven’t started a calibration run, press

D

/

Menu

and

4

/

View Calibration Results

(see the rightmost picture above).

Viewing Calibration Results

Calibration Result Windows

The results are displayed in table format and as a graph. There are also some additional data displaying the statistics of the calibration as well as environmental information that was automatically inserted during the calibration or it was manually entered after the calibration. If any calibration notes were written, they can also be seen on one of the calibration result pages.

Use the

B

/

Next Page

, to change from one result page to another.

0 . 4 0

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 2 2

O u t p u t E r r o r [ % o f s p a n ]

The table with numeric results may include more rows in the table than what can be displayed. Use the vertical cursor keys to scroll through all rows.

0 %

M a x i m u m E r r o r

M a x i m u m H y s t e r e s i s

M a x i m u m U n l i n e a r i t y

S p a n E r r o r

Z e r o E r r o r

5 0 %

B a c k

N e x t

P a g e

0 3 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 5 : 2 2

2 5 . 0 9 . 2 0 0 0 1 0 : 5 2 - A s L e f t - P a s s e d

I n p u t O u t p u t E r r o r

[ ° C ]

0 . 0 0

2 5 . 0 0

5 0 . 0 0

7 5 . 0 0

1 0 0 . 0 0

7 5 . 0 0

5 0 . 0 0

2 5 . 0 0

0 . 0 0

[ m A ]

3 . 9 9 3 0

7 . 9 8 9 0

1 1 . 9 8 3 4

1 5 . 9 7 7 7

1 9 . 9 7 2 9

1 5 . 9 8 7 5

1 1 . 9 9 2 5

7 . 9 9 7 9

4 . 0 0 3 2

[ % ]

- 0 . 0 4 4

- 0 . 0 6 9

- 0 . 1 0 4

- 0 . 1 3 9

- 0 . 1 7 0

- 0 . 0 7 8

- 0 . 0 4 7

- 0 . 0 1 3

0 . 0 2 0

1 0 0 %

- 0 . 1 7 0

0 . 0 6 4

0 . 0 4 4

- 0 . 1 2 6

- 0 . 0 4 4

M E N U

How to Choose Which Calibration Run is Viewed

When viewing Calibration results, press

D

/

MENU

,

1

/

Calibration

History

. A list of saved calibrations is displayed. Select the calibration run to be viewed by moving the cursor (inverted text) to the desired calibration run and pressing either the

or the key.

B a c k

N e x t

P a g e

M E N U

Deleting Calibration Results

When viewing Calibration results, press

D

/

MENU

.

To remove the current calibration run, press

3

/

Remove Results

.

To remove all calibration results (for the current instrument), press

4

/

Remove All Results

.

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(Empty)

Appendixes

Appendix 1:

User Guide for

MC5 HART Option .................. 128

Appendix 2:

Technical Data ........................ 142

Appendix 3:

Quick Guide for the MC5 Datalog Viewer ........ 148

Appendix 4:

Index ........................................ 152

Appendix 1, User Guide for MC5 HART Option

Appendix 1, User Guide for

MC5-IS HART Option

128

Contents

General 129

MC5-IS and HART ............................. 129

HART Instruments and Beamex's

Calibration Database Software .......... 130

Connecting MC5-IS and a HART

Instrument 130

External Supply .................................. 130

Test Diode Connections ..................... 131

Using MC5-IS as a Hart Communicator ......................... 131

HART Communication Settings 132

HART and MC5-IS’ Basic Mode 133

Connecting to a HART Instrument ..... 133

Disconnecting a

HART Instrument .......................... 134

Device Information ....................... 134

Device Settings ............................ 135

Trimming a HART Instrument in Basic Mode ............................... 135

Adding a HART Instrument to

MC5-IS’ Instrument Database ...... 137

Calibrating a HART Instrument 138

Selecting the Instrument to be Calibrated ................................. 138

The Calibration Procedure ................. 139

Trimming a HART Instrument in Calibration Mode ...................... 139

General

General

HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) is a digital communication protocol that uses sine waves superimposed on the standard 4 - 20 mA current. Because the HART signal is small, and its average value is zero it does not affect the accuracy of the analog current signal.

HART is a master-slave communication protocol, which means that during normal operation, each slave (field device) communication is initiated by a master communication device. Two masters (a primary master and a secondary master) can connect to each HART loop.

The HART communication protocol is an open standard owned by the member companies in the HART Communication Foundation

(HCF). For additional information contact:

HART Communication Foundation,

9390 Research Boulevard, Suite I-350, Austin, Texas, 8759 USA.

Internet: http://www.hartcomm.org

MC5-IS and HART

MC5-IS Multifunction Calibrator’s HART communication is a firmware option that can be used provided an E module is included in the MC5-IS at hand. The HART modem required for HART communication is located in the E module and the terminals of the E module are used for connecting MC5-IS with the Hart instrument.

MC5-IS supports HART Revision 5. Earlier revisions are not supported.

MC5-IS treats the Analog Output (AO) and the Digital Output (PV,

Primary Variable) as separate instruments. To calibrate/trim both output signals, an Analog Output instrument and a Digital Output instrument need to be created into MC5-IS’ instrument database.

This can be done manually or automatically by communicating with the HART instrument to be calibrated/trimmed.

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HART Instruments and Beamex’s Calibration Database Software

Beamex’s QCAL ® Calibration Database Software support HART instruments as follows:

QM6 Quality Manager starting from version 1.90.

adding instruments created in MC5-IS to QM6’s database, starting from version 1.90a.

QD3 Quality Documenter starting from version 2.10.

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Connecting MC5-IS and a HART

Instrument

How the HART instrument is connected to MC5-IS depends on the supply power connection and whether there is a test diode connected to the transmitter. The following pictures describe the connections for each case.

External Supply

MC5-IS measures the externally supplied output current of the transmitter. The HART

® terminal is used for digital communication. Remember to make sure that the

I n p u t s i g n a l

S u p p l y e t c .

loop also includes a resistor with a resistance between 230 to

600 ohm or that the impedance of the loop itself is at least

230 ohms.

T / C I N T . R J

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y

T / C , L o w V R , R T D m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

4 w m e a s

3 w m e a s

V , ,

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

Connecting MC5-IS and a HART Instrument

Test Diode Connections

MC5-IS also supports HART ® communication while measuring current parallel to a test diode in a 20 mA circuit. The external connections vary depending on the diode connection of the transmitter:

I n p u t s i g n a l

Plus Side Test Diode Minus Side Test Diode

I n p u t s i g n a l

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

L o w V

Using MC5-IS as a Hart Communicator

If you want to use

MC5-IS as a Hart communicator without measuring/controlling the instrument’s output current, connect MC5 as shown in the adjacent picture. Again, make sure that there is a resistor (or enough resistance) in the loop to enable

Hart communication.

I n p u t s i g n a l

T / C I N T . R J

T / C , L o w V R , R T D

4 w m e a s

V , ,

T / C

W I R E S

O N L Y m e a s / s i m

S E N S O R M E A S U R E & S I M U L A T E

3 w m e a s

U o : 1 6 V

I o : 2 4 m A

P o : 1 4 5 m W

O U T P U T

E T

V , ,

M E A S U R E

m e a s / s i n k

L o w V

S u p p l y e t c .

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HART Communication Settings

Before attempting to communicate with HART instruments it is advisable to review MC5-IS’ HART communication settings.

Open the settings window by pressing

D

/

Menu

,

C

/

Others

and

3

/

HART Communication

Settings

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 2 1

1 P r e s s u r e

0 . 0 8 9

2 C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

3 . 9 8 4 5 m A

S e t t i n g s g a u g e

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

O t h e r s

C l o s e

M E N U

Master Address

HART communication supports the use of two masters, a Primary and a Secondary master. Select a unique master address for MC5-IS.

Preambles used

Can be a value between 3 to 20.

The smaller the value is, the faster the communication is, but instruments requiring a larger amount of preambles may not communicate.

Number of Retries

Can be a value between 1 to 10.

Determines the amount of retries when communication errors occur.

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 2 2

H A R T C O M M U N I C A T I O N S E T T I N G S

M a s t e r A d d r e s s

S e c o n d a r y

P r e a m b l e s u s e d

N u m b e r o f R e t r i e s

C l o s e

HART and MC5-IS’ Basic Mode

HART and MC5-IS’ Basic Mode

Connecting to a HART Instrument

To communicate with a HART instrument, press:

D

/

Menu and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

, if needed

5

/

HART

.

Note.

The HART menu option is disabled if the other window already reserves the

E module. Change the setup of the other window to enable the HART menu option.

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 2 5

1 P r e s s u r e

0 . 0 8 9

2

C u r r e n t

E : C u r r e n t M e a s u r e m e n t

Q u a n t i t y

[ C u r r e n t ]

F u n c t i o n / P o r t

[ E : I ( M e a s ) ]

D i s p l a y M o d e

[ E n g . U n i t ]

U n i t

[ m A ]

3 . 9 8 5 5 H A R T m A

Refer to chapter

Connecting MC5-

IS and a HART Instrument on page 130 for information on how to connect MC5-IS and a HART instrument.

MC5-IS searches for HART devices connected to the current loop and opens a window similar to the one seen to the right.

Up to 16 instruments may be connected to the same current loop.

Choose the appropriate instrument by pressing

4

/

Select

(optionally either the or the key).

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

O t h e r s

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 2 6

H A R T

S e a r c h i n g f o r H A R T D e v i c e a t :

1 2

D e v i c e s f o u n d :

0 - A A 3 7 7 0 3 9 - P r e s s u r e T r a n s m i t t e r

1 - P T 1 5 5 N C - T T R

2 - P T 3 1 1 A R G - J T

3 - P T 4 1 3 W B A 4 - N T B

4 - T T 2 1 0 P L G R - N S W F

5 - T T 9 2 1 F P N - I L L

6 - T T 1 4 8 T B B - N E

C l o s e

M E N U

Note.

B a c k R e s t a r t S e l e c t

Measuring the Analog Output (AO) of a

HART instrument does not require any special actions. Just connect the Analog Output to MC5-IS’ current measurement terminals in the E module.

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The standard Window Setup menu is replaced by a HART menu. This menu is automatically opened after the HART instrument is selected. All HART menu options are described in the subsequent chapters. The measurement quantity of the window where the HART instrument was selected to is automatically changed to the quantity of the

HART instrument’s Digital Output

(PV).

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 3 0

1 P r e s s u r e

0 . 0 8 7

D i s c o n n e c t

D e v i c e

D e v i c e

I n f o r m a t i o n

D e v i c e

S e t t i n g s

2 P r e s s u r e

E : H A R T / P V

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

U n i t

[ k P a ]

0 . 0 8 4 k P a

T r i m

I n s t r u m e n t

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

A d d H A R T

I n s t r u m e n t t o D a t a b a s e

O t h e r s

C l o s e

M E N U

Disconnecting a HART Instrument

The HART instrument is to be disconnected when you need to change the Quantity of a window assigned for HART measurement.

To disconnect a HART instrument, select

D

/

Menu

, and

B

/

Window 2 Setup

if needed

1

/

Disconnect Device

.

The HART communication is terminated and the HART menu is replaced by the standard Window Setup menu.

Device Information

The adjacent picture displays the data of the Device Info window.

The following fields are editable:

Tag,

Serial Number,

Descriptor

and

Message.

T a g

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 3 5

H A R T D E V I C E I N F O R M A T I O N

3 0 5 1 C

D e v i c e I D

S e r i a l N u m b e r

M a n u f a c t u r e r

D e v i c e T y p e

S o f t w a r e V e r s i o n

H a r d w a r e R e v i s i o n

D a t e

1 1 0 9 9 4 9

7 2 9 2 3 0 1

R o s e m o u n t

3 0 5 1 C

5 . 3 . 1 7 6

1 . 0

0 7 . 0 6 . 1 9 9 9

D e s c r i p t o r

B E A M E X

M e s s a g e

J U S T T E S T I N G

C l o s e

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HART and MC5-IS’ Basic Mode

Device Settings

The adjacent picture displays the data of the Device Settings window.

The following fields are editable:

Tag,

Polling Address,

Lower Range,

Upper Range,

Damping,

Transfer Function,

Burst Mode

and

Sensor Serial Number.

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 3 8

D E V I C E S E T T I N G S

T a g

P o l l i n g A d d r e s s

O u t p u t

R a n g e U n i t

L o w e r R a n g e

U p p e r R a n g e

D a m p i n g ( s )

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

B u r s t M o d e

3 0 5 1 C m b a r

0 . 0 0

1 0 0 0 . 0 0

0 . 4 0

L i n e a r

O f f

S e n s o r

S e r i a l N u m b e r

L o w e r L i m i t

U p p e r L i m i t

M i n i m u m S p a n

1 1 0 9 9 4 9

0 . 0 0

2 4 8 6 . 4 1

2 4 . 8 7

C l o s e

Trimming a HART Instrument in Basic Mode

Note that MC5’s Calibration Mode also includes a possibility to trim

HART instruments. Trimming a

HART Instrument in Basic Mode is only needed when you do not intend to calibrate and trim the

HART instrument.

To start trimming the HART instrument, press:

D

/

Menu and

Window 2 Setup

, if needed

6

/

Trim Instrument

.

From the pop-up list, select which output, analog or digital, is to be trimmed. MC5-IS reads the instrument data while displaying the following message:

Reading HART instrument data.

Please wait.

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 4 9

1 P r e s s u r e

0 . 0 8 8

D i s c o n n e c t

D e v i c e

D e v i c e

I n f o r m a t i o n

D e v i c e

S e t t i n g s

U n i t

[ k P a ]

2 P r e s s u r e

E : H A R T / P V

0 . 0 8 4

A n a l o g O u t p u t ( A O )

D i g i t a l O u t p u t ( P V ) k P a

T r i m

I n s t r u m e n t

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

O t h e r s

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For the Digital Output (PV), MC5-IS opens the Instrument Input

Window for checking/editing the settings. Use

B

/

Next Page

Function Key to check/edit the Instrument Output Window data.

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 5 0

I N S T R U M E N T I N P U T

P r e s s u r e

I n p u t M e t h o d

P o r t 1

M e a s u r e d

I N T 1 C

P r e s s u r e t y p e

U n i t

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

G a u g e m b a r

0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 0

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 5 1

I N S T R U M E N T O U T P U T

C u r r e n t

O u t p u t M e t h o d

M e a s u r e d

P o r t

U n i t

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

m A

4 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

T r i m

N e x t p a g e

E d i t

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

T r i m

N e x t p a g e

L i n e a r

E d i t

Selecting the

A

/

Trim

Function Key opens the Calibration Windows with the HART instrument’s trim menu opened. More of the Menus in the subsequent chapter.

Trimming Menus

Do not alter any settings unless you have the knowledge and are authorized to trim the HART instrument.

The contents of the HART instrument’s trim menu depends on whether the Analog Output (AO) or the Digital Output (PV) is trimmed.

The leftmost picture below shows the contents of the menu for the

Analog Output (AO). The menu in the rightmost picture is for the

Digital Output (PV).

I n p u t

O u t p u t

2 1 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 2 : 2 7

C u r r e n t [ K e y e d ]

4 . 0 0 0

T r i m L o w e r m A

T r i m U p p e r

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s . ]

3 . 9 9 9

V a l u e

I n p u t

2 1 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 3 : 1 5

P r e s s u r e [ P 1 : I N T 1 C ]

1 . 8 4 4

0 % R a n g e

T r i m U p p e r

O u t p u t

1 . 8 4 2

E r r o r

1 . 0 0 - 0 . 0 1 % a l u e e s t a

E r r o r

1 . 0 0 - 0 . 0 4 % a l u e e s t a

Z e r o P V

0 %

H y l k ä ä k a l i b r o i n t i

5 0 %

R e s e t A O T r i m

1 0 0 %

C l o s e

M E N U

0 %

H y l k ä ä k a l i b r o i n t i

5 0 %

R e s e t P V T r i m

R e s e t S t a t i c

P r e s s u r e

1 0 0 %

C l o s e

M E N U

Note.

Some of the menu options may be disabled when trimming certain HART instruments. Refer to the HART instrument’s manual for device dependent information concerning the trimming procedure.

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HART and MC5-IS’ Basic Mode

Adding a HART Instrument to MC5-IS’ Instrument Database

MC5-IS has a semi-automatic utility to add HART instruments to

MC5-IS’ instrument database.

Select

7

/

Add HART instrument to Database

from the Basic

Mode’s HART Menu. Continue by selecting which output is to be added, analog or digital.

The following instrument data is acquired from the HART instrument:

Input Quantity Input Unit

Input Range Input Method

Output Quantity Output Unit

Output Range Output Method

Transfer Function Device ID

Setpoint Delay

When the instrument is created,

MC5-IS automatically opens the

Instrument Window, from where it is easy to either check/edit instrument data or start calibrating the instrument.

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 9 : 5 7

1 P r e s s u r e

2 P r e s s u r e

E : H A R T / P V

1 . 1

D i s c o n n e c t

D e v i c e

D e v i c e

I n f o r m a t i o n

D e v i c e

S e t t i n g s

U n i t

[ m b a r ]

1 . 1 4 2 k P a

T r i m

I n s t r u m e n t

A n a l o g O u t p u t ( A O )

D i g i t a l O u t p u t ( P V )

W i n d o w 1

S e t u p

W i n d o w 2

S e t u p

A d d H A R T

I n s t r u m e n t t o D a t a b a s e

O t h e r s

C l o s e

M E N U

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 6 : 5 7

I N S T R U M E N T

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

J U S T T E S T I N G

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n L i n e a r

C a l . P o i n t s 3 ­

I N P U T

M e t h o d

P r e s s u r e T y p e

0 . 0 0 . . . 1 0 0 0 . 0 0 m b a r

M e a s u r e d

G a u g e

It is recommended to edit the instrument data and carefully check the default values assigned for instrument data fields that do not have corresponding fields in HART instrument data. To edit the instrument data, press the

2

/

Edit

button.

O U T P U T

M e t h o d

B a c k E d i t

4 . 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 0 . 0 0 0 0 m A

M e a s u r e d

C a l i b r a t e M E N U

At least the following instrument data fields should be checked:

Error Calculation Method Reject if >

Calibration Method Calibration Points

Input Port

Output Port

Keep in mind that changing the value of some of the above mentioned fields may also require changes in related fields.

Notes.

The HART instrument’s TAG is assigned to the Device ID field in MC5-IS.

No Position ID is automatically assigned to the instrument.

QM6 Quality Manager version 1.90a and later support adding instruments created in MC5-IS to QM6’s database. QD3 Quality Documenter cannot receive instrument data from MC5-IS. It can receive only calibration results of instruments already existing in QD3’s database.

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Calibrating a HART Instrument

Selecting the Instrument to be Calibrated

To be able to calibrate the HART instrument, it has to be added to

MC5-IS’ instrument database. The analog output (AO) and the digital output (PV) are treated as separate instruments.

Adding the instruments can be done using the utility described in chapter

Adding a HART Instrument to MC5-IS’ Instrument Da-

tabase on page 137 or by sending the instrument data from a calibration software. Additionally: you can also manually enter the instrument data into MC5-IS’ instrument database.

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 7 : 1 3

I N S T R U M E N T

1 1 2 - T T - 0 0 3 . 1

J U S T T E S T I N G

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n L i n e a r

C a l . P o i n t s 5 ­ ¯

I N P U T

M e t h o d

P r e s s u r e T y p e

O U T P U T

M e t h o d

B a c k E d i t

0 . 0 0 . . . 1 0 0 0 . 0 0 m b a r

M e a s u r e d

G a u g e

4 . 0 0 0 0 . . . 2 0 . 0 0 0 0 m A

M e a s u r e d

C a l i b r a t e M E N U

Select the instrument to be calibrated from MC5-IS’ list of available instruments.

If you are already connected to the

HART instrument (HART communication started in Basic Mode),

MC5-IS continues directly from the

Instrument Window to the Calibration Windows.

If HART communication is not started and you are calibrating the digital output (PV) of the HART instrument, MC5-IS prompts you to start the communication and select the instrument in a window similar to the adjacent picture.

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 7 : 1 6

H A R T

S e a r c h i n g f o r H A R T D e v i c e a t : 8

D e v i c e s f o u n d :

0 - 3 0 5 1 - P r e s s u r e T r a n s m i t t e r

1 - P T 1 5 5 N C - T T R

2 - P T 3 1 1 A R G - J T

3 - P T 4 1 3 W B A 4 - N T B

4 - T T 2 1 0 P L G R - N S W F

5 - T T 9 2 1 F P N - I L L

6 - T T 1 4 8 T B B - N E

B a c k R e s t a r t S e l e c t

MC5-IS accepts the HART instrument as the instrument to be calibrated only if its instrument data matches with the data of the instrument selected in MC5-IS.

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The Calibration Procedure

Calibrating a HART instrument does not differ from the calibration of a non-HART instrument with similar input quantity, input method, output quantity and output method.

Refer to the examples in MC5-IS

User Guide’s Part D.

Note.

Calibrating the Analog Output (AO) of a HART instrument does not necessarily require HART communication. MC5-

IS treats it as a standard analog instrument during the calibration procedure.

I n p u t

0 6 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 0 1 7 : 2 1

P r e s s u r e [ P 1 : I N T 1 C ]

5 1 2 . 1 5 6

G a u g e m b a r

O u t p u t

P r e s s u r e [ E : H A R T ]

5 1 0 . 2 4 m b a r

- 0 . 2 1 % o f s p a n

0 %

S t o p

A c c e p t

R e a d i n g s

5 0 % 1 0 0 %

Trimming a HART Instrument in Calibration Mode

There is a special utility for trimming a HART instrument during calibration. To start the HART adjustment, select

D

/

MENU

and

1

/

Start HART Adjustment

.

If you are calibrating an instrument with an analog output, the window where you can connect to HART instrument opens. The selected

HART instrument must match the instrument under calibration.

I n p u t

1 5 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 3 : 2 2

P r e s s u r e [ P 1 : I N T 2 0 C ]

0 . 0 4 3 4

A d j u s t m e n t

P r e s c a n

O u t p u t

E r r o r

1 . 0 0

4 . 3 3 7 4 m A

V i e w

R e s u l t s

0 % 5 0 %

P r e s s u r e

M o d u l e

1 0 0 %

C l o s e

M E N U

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How MC5-IS continues depends on the instrument previously selected for calibration:

If the output signal of the previously selected instrument is the digital output of a HART instrument, the instrument input data windows, shown as the leftmost picture below is opened immediately.

For all other output signals MC5-IS prompts you to start the communication and select the instrument to be calibrated (refer to the picture in chapter

Selecting the Instrument to be

Calibrated on page 138. Then the instrument input data window shown below is opened.

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 5 0

I N S T R U M E N T I N P U T

P r e s s u r e

I n p u t M e t h o d

M e a s u r e d

P o r t 1

I N T 1 C

P r e s s u r e t y p e

U n i t

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

G a u g e m b a r

0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 . 0 0 0 0

1 1 . 0 4 . 2 0 0 2 8 : 5 1

I N S T R U M E N T O U T P U T

C u r r e n t

O u t p u t M e t h o d

P o r t

M e a s u r e d

U n i t

R a n g e 0 %

1 0 0 %

m A

4 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0

T r i m

N e x t p a g e

E d i t

T r a n s f e r F u n c t i o n

T r i m

N e x t p a g e

L i n e a r

E d i t

Press

B

/

Next Page

Function Key to check/edit instrument output data and then

A

/

Trim

to start the adjustment.

MC5-IS opens the HART Adjustment menu with the Digital Output

(PV) selected. To change to Analog Output (AO), use the menu option

4

/

Select Output

.

Note.

Do not trim a HART instrument unless you have the knowledge and are authorized to trim it.

I n p u t

2 9 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 5 : 4 2

P r e s s u r e [ P 1 : I N T 2 0 C ]

0 . 0 4 3 3

0 % R a n g e

T r i m U p p e r

O u t p u t

E r r o r

1 . 0 0

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s ]

4 . 3 3 6 2

V a l u e

A n a l o g O u t p u t ( A O )

D i g i t a l O u t p u t ( P V )

- 0 . 0 4 % o f s p a n

D e v i c e

I n f o r m a t i o n

D e v i c e

S e t t i n g s

0 % 5 0 %

Calibrating a HART Instrument

When trimming the

Digital Output

(PV), the

Input window displays the instrument’s input signal measured by MC5-IS. The

Output window displays the digital output of the instrument.

The lower part of the

Output window includes an additional trim field. Use either the

C/Fetch

Function Key to copy the value shown in the input window or manually enter a value the digital output should be trimmed to. Then use the

D/Send

Function Key.

I n p u t

1 6 . 0 5 . 2 0 0 2 1 5 : 5 8

P r e s s u r e [ P 1 : I N T 2 0 C ]

1 . 0 2 9

G a u g e b a r

O u t p u t

T r i m 0 % t o :

P r e s s u r e [ E : H A R T \ P V ]

1 . 0 2 1 b a r

1 . 0 2 9

- 0 . 0 4 % o f s p a n

0 %

E n d

T r i m

5 0 %

F e t c h

1 0 0 %

M E N U

When trimming the

Analog Output

(AO), the

Input window displays the current set point communicated by MC5-IS. The

Output window displays the current generated by the instrument and measured by

MC5-IS.

Again, the lower part of the

Output window includes an additional field. Use either the

C/Fetch

Function Key to copy the value shown in the

Output window or manually enter a value that is the correct output current. Then use the

D/Send

Function Key.

I n p u t

2 0 . 0 8 . 2 0 0 2 1 5 : 4 4

C u r r e n t [ K e y e d ]

4 . 0 0 0 0 m A

O u t p u t

C u r r e n t [ E : M e a s . ]

3 . 9 9 8 2 m A

E n t e r m e a s u r e d 0 % 3 . 9 9 8 2

N / A % o f s p a n

0 %

E n d

T r i m

5 0 %

F e t c h

1 0 0 %

M E N U

Note.

Some of the menu options may be disabled when trimming certain HART instruments. Refer to the HART instrument’s manual for device dependent information concerning the trimming procedure.

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Appendix 2,

Technical Data

Contents

MC5-IS General Specifications 143

Modules 144

Pressure Modules

(INT-IS & EXT-IS) ................................ 144

Temperature Electrical

Module (ET) ....................................... 145

RTD Measurement and Simulation ............................. 145

Thermocouple Measurement and Simulation ............................. 146

Reference Junction

Module (RJ) .................................. 146

Electrical Module (E) ......................... 147

MC5 General Specifications

MC5-IS General Specifications

General

Display

Weight

Dimensions

Case protection

Keyboard

Battery type

Battery operation

Charger supply

Operating temperature

Specifications valid

Temperature coefficient

Storage temperature

Humidity

Measurement sample rate

Warranty for MC5-IS

96 x 72 mm (3.78" x 2.83"), 320 x 240 pixels LCD

1.7 - 2.3 kg (3.7 - 5.1 lbs)

245 mm (9.6") x 192 mm (7.5") x 74 mm (2.9") (d/w/h)

IP65 (dust and water proof)

Membrane protected individual keys

Rechargeable NiMH, 1200 mAh, 8.4V DC

Average 5 hours

100...240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

-10...50°C (14...122°F)

15...35°C (59...95°F)

< ±0.001% RDG / °C outside of 15...35°C (59...95°F)

-20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)

0 to 80% R.H. non condensing

2.5 / second

3 years as standard, battery pack 1 year

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Appendix 2, Technical Data

Modules

Pressure Modules (INT-IS & EXT-IS)

Internal

Modules

INT B-IS

INT10mD-IS

INT100m-IS

INT400mC-IS

INT1C-IS

INT2C-IS

INT6C-IS

INT20C-IS

INT60-IS

INT100-IS

-

-

-

INT160-IS

EXT60-IS

EXT100-IS

EXT160-IS

EXT250-IS

EXT600-IS

EXT1000-IS

External

Modules

Unit

Barometric kPa a

Module

(EXT B-IS) mbar a psi a

EXT10mD-IS kPa diff mbar diff iwc diff kPa EXT100m-IS

EXT400mC-IS

INT1C-IS mbar iwc kPa mbar iwc kPa bar psi

EXT2C-IS

EXT6C-IS kPa bar psi kPa bar psi

EXT20C-IS kPa bar psi kPa bar psi

MPa bar psi

MPa bar psi

MPa bar psi

MPa bar psi

MPa bar psi

Range

(3

0.1

0.001

0.01

0.1

0.001

0.01

0.1

0.001

0.1

0.001

0.01

0.0001

0.001

0.01

0.0001

0.001

0.01

0.001

0.01

Resolution

0.01

0.1

0.001

0.001

0.0001

0.001

0.001

0.001

0.01

0.001

0.001

0.00001

0.0001

0.001

0.00001

0.0001

0.01

0.0001

0.001

0.01

0.0001

80 to 120

800 to 1200

11.6 to 17.4

±1

±10

±4

0 to 10

0 to 100

0 to 40

-40 to 40

-400 to 400

-160 to 160

-100 to 100

-1 to

-14.5 to

1

15

-100 to 200

-1 to 2

-14.5 to 30

-100 to 600

-1 to 6

-14.5 to 90

-100 to 2000

-1 to 20

-14.5 to 300

0 to 6000

0 to 60

0 to 900

0 to 10

0 to 100

0 to 1500

0 to 16

0 to 160

0 to 2400

0 to 25

0 to 250

0 to 3700

0 to 60

0 to 600

0 to 9000

0 to 100

0 to 1000

0 to 15000

Accuracy

(1

(±)

0.3 mbar

0.05 % of Span

0.015 % FS + 0.0125 % RDG

0.01 % FS + 0.0125 % RDG

0.007 % FS + 0.0125 % RDG

0.005 % FS + 0.01 % RDG

0.005 % FS + 0.01 % RDG

0.005 % FS + 0.01 % RDG

0.005 % FS + 0.0125 % RDG

0.005 % FS + 0.0125 % RDG

0.005 % FS + 0.0125 % RDG

0.007 % FS + 0.0125 % RDG

0.007 % FS + 0.01 % RDG

0.007 % FS + 0.01 % RDG

1 Year Uncertainty

(2

(±)

0.05 kPa

0.5 mbar

0.0073 psi

0.05 % Span + 0.1 % RDG

0.025 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.02 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.015 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.01 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.01 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.01 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.01 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.01 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.01 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.015 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.015 % FS + 0.025% RDG

0.015 % FS + 0.025% RDG

1 )

2 )

3 )

'Accuracy' includes hysteresis, nonlinearity and repeatability (k=2).

'1 Year Uncertainty' includes hysteresis, nonlinearity, repeatability and typical long term stability for mentioned period (k=2).

Every internal/external pressure module's range may be displayed also in absolute pressure if the Barometric Module (B-IS) is installed.

Supports the following pressure units as standard: Pa, hPa, kPa, MPa, mbar, bar, lbf/ft 2 , psi, gf/cm 2 , kgf/cm 2 , kgf/m 2 mH inH

2

2

O, iwc, ftH

2

O, mmHg, cmHg, mHg, inHg, mmHg(0°C), inHg(0°C), mmH

2

O(68°F), ftH

2

O(68°F), torr, atm.

O(4°C), inH

2

O(4°C), ftH

2

, kp/cm 2 , at, mmH

2

O(4°C), inH

2

O, cmH

2

O(60°F), mmH

2

O,

O(68°F),

Pressure modules 20 bar and below, pressure connection G 1/8 (ISO 228/1) 60° internal cone.

INT60-IS, INT100-IS, INT160-IS module pressure connection G 1/8 (ISO 228/1) female.

EXT60-IS, EXT100-IS, EXT160-IS, EXT250-IS, EXT600-IS, EXT1000-IS pressure module pressure connection G 1/4 (ISO 228/1) male.

Wetted parts AISI316 stainless steel, Hastelloy, Nitrile rubber.

In the INT20C-IS, EXT20C-IS, INT60-IS, EXT60-IS, INT100-IS, EXT100-IS, INT160-IS, EXT160-IS and EXT250-IS the maximum overpressure is twice the range.

The maximum overpressure for EXT600-IS is 900 bar and for EXT1000-IS 1100 bar.

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Modules

Temperature Electrical Module (ET)

Function

mV generation

(2

V generation

(3

mA sink

Hz generation

(4

Pulse generation

(5

Ohm simulation

(6

Ohm measurement

(8

mV measurement

(9

Range

± 250 mV

- 2.5 to 10 V

0 to 25 mA

0.00028 to 50000 Hz

0 to 9 999 999 pulses

1 to 4000 ohm

0 to 4000 ohm

± 250 mV

Resolution

0.01 mV

0.00001 - 0.0001 V

0.0001 mA

0.000001 - 0.1 Hz

1 pulse

0.01 - 0.1 ohm

0.001 - 0.1 ohm

0.001 mV

1 Year Uncertainty

(1

0.02 % RDG + 4 µV

0.02 % RDG + 0.1 mV

0.02 % RDG + 1 µA

0.01 % RDG

N/A

0.04 % RDG or 30 mohm

(7

0.02 % RDG + 3.5 mohm

0.02 % RDG + 4 µV

1 )

2 )

3 )

4 )

5 )

6 )

7 )

8 )

9 )

Uncertainty includes reference standard uncertainty, hysteresis, nonlinearity, repeatability and typical long term stability for mentioned period.

(k=2)

Load effect < 5 µV/mA. Maximum output current 1 mA.

Load effect < 100 µV/mA. Maximum output current 1 mA (0 .. 10 V)

Amplitude range 0 … 5 Vpp (positive), 0 … 5 V (symmetric). Amplitude setting accuracy up to 5kHz ±(200 mV + 5% of set value). Waveforms:

Square wave (positive / symmetric) and sinewave (above 40 Hz).

Pulse generation frequency range 0.1 ... 1000 Hz. Amplitude range 0 … 5 Vpp (positive), 0 … 5 V (symmetric).

Valid with measurement current 0.2 ... 2 mA (1 ... 250 ohm), 0.05 <Imeas•Rsim < 0.5 V (250 … 4000 ohm). Ohm/RTD simulation settling time

1 ms.

Whichever is greater.

Specification valid with 4 wire connection. In 3 wire connection add 10 mohm.

Bias current < 10 nA.

RTD Measurement and Simulation

Function

Pt-sensors

Range (°C) Range (°C)

-200 to 850°C -200 to 0°C

0 to 850°C

Measurement

1 Year Uncertainty

(1

(±)

0.06°C

0.025% RDG + 0.06°C

Simulation

1 Year Uncertainty

(1

(±)

0.1°C

0.025% RDG + 0.1°C

1 )

Uncertainty includes reference standard uncertainty, hysteresis, nonlinearity, repeatability and typical long term stability for mentioned period.

(k=2)

RTD types available as standard:

• Pt50 (385) • Pt500 (385)

• Ni100 (618) • Pt100 (385)

• Pt100 (3923) • Ni120 (672)

• Pt100 (375)

• Pt400 (385)

• Pt100 (391)

• Pt1000 (385)

• Pt200 (385)

• Pt100 (3926) • Cu10 (427)

• Pt100 (389)

Also other RTD types available as option

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Thermocouple Measurement and Simulation

Type

B

R

S

E

J

K

N

T

U

L

(2

(2

(2

(2

(2

(2

(2

(2

(4

(4

Range (°C)

0 ... 1820

-50 ... 1768

-50 ... 1768

-270 ... 1000

-210 ... 1200

-270 ... 1372

-270 ... 1300

-270 ... 400

-200 ... 600

-200 ... 900

Range (°C)

0 ...

200

200 ...

500

500 ...

800

800 ... 1820

-50 ...

0

0 ...

150

150 ... 1400

1400 ... 1768

-50 ...

0

0 ...

50

50 ... 1500

1500 ... 1768

-270 ... -200

-200 ...

0

0 ...

600

600 ... 1000

-210 ... -200

-200 ...

0

0 ... 1200

-270 ... -200

-200 ...

0

0 ... 1000

1000 ... 1372

-270 ... -200

-200 ... -100

-100 ...

0

0 ...

750

750 ... 1300

-270 ... -250

-250 ... -200

-200 ...

0

0 ...

400

-200 ...

0 ...

-200 ...

0

600

0 ... 900

0

1 Year Uncertainty

(1

(±)

(3

2.0 °C

0.8 °C

0.6 °C

1.0 °C

0.7 °C

0.5 °C

0.6 °C

1.0 °C

0.7 °C

0.6 °C

0.7 °C

(3

0.08 % RDG + 0.07°C

0.015 % RDG + 0.07°C

0.026 % RDG

(3

0.07 % RDG + 0.08°C

0.02 % RDG + 0.08°C

(3

0.1 % RDG + 0.1 °C

0.02 % RDG + 0.1 °C

0.03 % RDG

(3

0.2 % RDG

0.05 % RDG + 0.15°C

0.01 % RDG + 0.15°C

0.03 % RDG

(3

0.7 °C

0.1 % RDG + 0.1°C

0.01 % RDG + 0.1°C

0.1 % RDG + 0.15°C

0.01 % RDG + 0.15°C

0.07 % RDG + 0.13°C

0.02 % RDG + 0.13°C

Resolution 0.01°C.

With internal reference junction (module RJ) add 0.1°C uncertainty.

Thermocouple types C 3) (ASTM E 988 - 96), G 3) (ASTM E 1751 - 95e1) and D 3) (ASTM E 988 - 96) also available as standard.

Also other thermocouple types available as option.

1 )

2 )

3 )

4 )

Uncertainty includes reference standard uncertainty, hysteresis, nonlinearity, repeatability and typical long term stability for mentioned period.

(k=2)

IEC 584, NIST MN 175, BS 4937, ANSI MC96.1

±0.02 % of thermovoltage + 4 µV

DIN 43710

Reference Junction Module (RJ)

Range (°C) 1 Year Uncertainty

-10 … 50 °C 0.1 °C

(1

(±)

1 ) Uncertainty includes reference standard uncertainty, hysteresis, nonlinearity, repeatability and typical long term stability for mentioned period.

(k=2)

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Modules

Electrical Module (E)

Function

mV measurement

(2

V measurement

(3 mA measurement

(4

Hz measurement

(5

Pulse counting

(5 mA sink

Range

±250 mV

±30 V

±100 mA

0.0028 to 50000 Hz

0 to 9 999 999 pulses

0 to 25 mA

Resolution

0.001 mV

0.00001 - 0.001 V

0.0001 - 0.001 mA

0.000001 - 0.1 Hz

1 pulse

0.0001 mA

1 Year Uncertainty

(1

0.02 % RDG + 5 µV

0.02 % RDG + 0.25 mV

0.02 % RDG + 1.5 µA

0.01 % RDG

N/A

0.02 % RDG + 1.5 µA

1 )

2 )

3 )

4 )

5 )

Uncertainty includes reference standard uncertainty, hysteresis, nonlinearity, repeatability and typical long term stability for mentioned period. (k=2)

Bias current <10 nA

Impedance >1 Mohm

Impedance < 7.5 ohm

Impedance > 1 Mohm. Frequency measurement minimum amplitude 1 Vpp (< 10 kHz),

3 Vpp (10...50 kHz). Pulse counting minimum amplitude 1 Vpp (pulse length > 50 µs),

3 Vpp (pulse length 50 µs...10 µs).

Trigger level range -1…+15 V.

All specifications are subject to change without prior notice

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Appendix 3, Quick Guide for the MC5 Datalog Viewer

Appendix 3,

Quick Guide for the

MC5 Datalog Viewer

Contents

MC5 Datalog Viewer 149

General .............................................. 149

Installing MC5 Datalog Viewer ........... 149

Communication Settings .............. 149

File Management ............................... 149

Transferring data from MC5 ......... 149

Saving Data on Hard Disk ............ 150

Opening Existing Data Files ......... 150

Importing and Exporting ............... 150

Other Utilities ..................................... 150

Chart Properties ........................... 150

Channel Properties ...................... 151

Zooming ....................................... 151

Printing the Graph ........................ 151

MC5 Datalog Viewer

MC5 Datalog Viewer

General

MC5 Datalog Viewer is a utility for transferring Data Logging results from MC5 to a personal computer (PC). The results can be viewed in MC5 Datalog Viewer and saved in the utility’s own format or exported for use in other applications, e.g. Microsoft Excel

®

.

MC5 Datalog Viewer has two windows. One for displaying the results in a table and another that displays a graph based on the results.

The graph and the table have a linked cursor. Double-click anywhere inside the graph area and you will see a vertical bar. The corresponding data row in the table is highlighted. Similarly, if you move the highlighted row in the table (by clicking on another row or using the arrow keys), the vertical bar in the graph window moves to the corresponding location in the graph.

Installing MC5 Datalog Viewer

MC5 Datalog Viewer does not require a special installation procedure. Just copy MC5_DataLog.exe to a folder that suits your needs and start the software from that location.

Communication Settings

Before connecting to MC5 Multifunction Calibrator, be sure to select the correct Serial Port and Port Speed in the settings menu.

Always start using the maximum Port Speed. If communication problems arise, decrease the port speed.

File Management

Transferring data from MC5

To upload the results, select the Transfer Data button in the toolbar.

In the following dialog: Select the data to be downloaded and press

Start.

The data is uploaded to the RAM memory of the PC and is available for viewing in MC5 Datalog Viewer.

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Saving Data on Hard Disk

When saving using the Save or Save As commands, MC5 Datalog

Viewer saves the results in its own format (*.lg5). This file format preserves all the changes in the property settings described in chapters Chart Properties and Channel Properties.

Opening Existing Data Files

Selecting the Open icon in the toolbar (or Open in the File menu) opens files in software’s own format (*.lg5). To read data saved in other supported formats, choose the Import option in the File menu.

Importing and Exporting

MC5 Datalog Viewer supports importing and exporting of Worksheet files (*.csv) and text Files (*.txt). Both file formats are also supported by several spreadsheet software, e.g. Microsoft Excel ® . When exporting, MC5 Datalog Viewer gives you the possibility to select the

CSV file separator (comma or a list separator based on Window’s settings).

Other Utilities

All of the property settings described in the subsequent chapters are preserved only when saving data in MC5 Datalog Viewer’s own file format (*.lg5). Other file formats (*.csv and *.txt) save only the data, but no property settings.

Chart Properties

Select Chart Properties in the toolbar to edit the following settings:

Tab Property Description

General

Axis

Series Visibility

Animated Zoom

Axis

- Autoscaling

- Min

- Max

Each data channel can be made visible/invisible. Making a data channel invisible is also possible through the

Channel Property settings, but this is the only place to make a channel visible again after it has been set to “invisible”.

Adds/removes animation effects when zooming in. More information in chapter

Zooming.

First select the Axis to be defined.

When selected, the axis minimum and maximum is automatically determined.

Axis minimum value. Editable only when autoscaling is not selected.

Axis maximum value. Editable only when autoscaling is not selected.

- Axis Number Format The number format used for the selected axis. Supported formats are listed at the end of MC5 Datalog Viewer’s help file

- Title Enter a title for the selected axis.

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MC5 Datalog Viewer

TAB

Paging

Title

PROPERTY

Paging ON/OFF

- Points per Page

- Current Page

Title Visible

- Title text

DESCRIPTION

If paging is selected, the graph is divided into several horizontal “pages”.

How many points is displayed per page.

A possibility to jump to a certain page.

When paging is selected, you can also scroll from page to page as well as to the first and last page using the arrow icons displayed in the lower left corner of the graph window.

Whether a title is visible or not.

The title text to be shown in the graph.

Channel Properties

The property setting window for each channel can be opened clicking on the line in the graph legend.

The following settings are available:

PROPERTY

Axis control

Line color

Line width

Series name

DESCRIPTION

The channel can be assigned either to the left or the right axis. By default all channels are assigned to the left axis.

Here you can change the color of the line if the default color does not suit your needs.

A possibility to change the line width. The default width is 2.

Give the Channel a more descriptive name.

Zooming

To zoom in, drag you mouse from the upper left corner to the lower right corner of the area to be zoomed in to. The important thing is that your mouse moves from left to right.

You can scroll the zoomed area by selecting the secondary button and dragging desired direction.

To zoom back to the original size, drag your mouse

from right to

left with a slight upward or downward movement.

Printing the Graph

To print the graph, select the Print Chart option from the toolbar button or use the option in the File menu. A standard print dialog appears for choosing the printer.

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Appendix 4, Safety Information

Appendix 4,

Safety Information

Please read carefully the following instructions and specifications before using the calibrator and its accessories in hazardous areas.

Also read the warnings available in Part A of this manual.

MC5-IS

Input Parameters

For all connections in both the ET module and the E module.

1 … 15

U i

, V

30

I i

, mA

215

P i

, W

1

C i

, nF

5

L i

0

Output Parameters

Connections Using ET Module Terminals Only

OUTPUT section

OUTPUT (9 - 10)

U o

, V

16

I o

, mA

24

P o

, mW

145

C o

, µF

0.45

L o

, mH

50

Simple connections in SENSOR MEASURE & SIMUL

ATE section

T/ C INT. RJ (1 - 2)

U o

, V

1.5

I o

, mA

10

P o

, mW

4

C o

, µF

100

L o

, mH

100

T/ C, Low V (3 - 4)

1.5

10 4 100 100

R, RTD (5 - 6)

1.5

10 15 100 100 qL`===fkqK=og

1 qL`= tfobp= lkiv

2

3 qL`I=içï=s= oI=oqa

4

5

6

7

8

9

Q=ï=ãÉ~ë sI= IIII I=

10

ãÉ~ëLëáã pbkplo==jb^prob==C==pfjri^qb

P=ï=ãÉ~ë

=rçW=NS=s

= fçW=OQ=ã^

=mçW=NQR=ãt s lrqmrq bq

Combined connections in SENSOR MEASURE &

SIMULATE section (applies to all other connections in the SENSOR MEASURE & SIMUL

ATE section than the ones mentioned in the table above).

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

U o

, V

3

I o

, m A

30

P o

, m W

20

C o

, µF

100

L o

, m H

30

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Safety Information

Connections Using E Module Terminals Only

Simple connections, i.e. between (

14) and one other terminal.

Combined connections (applies to all other connections in the E module except the ones mentioned in the table above).

Other Type of Front Panel Connections

For all other type of front panel connections: Add the parameters of all simple connections that are part of the intended combined connection.

Ex Approvals

ATEX

0537

II 1 G

Ex ia IIC T4 Ga

(T a

= -

20 … 50°C)

VTT 07 ATEX 033X

IEC

Ex ia IIC T4 Ga

(T a

= -

20 … 50°C)

IECEx VTT 07.0002X

Special Conditions for Safe Use

The permissible ambient temperature range is -20 °C

≤ T a

≤ + 50 °C.

The calibrator shall only be used with rechargeable battery pack type RB8412-IS.

The battery pack shall not be charged on a hazardous location.

Use only Beamex charger type BC14-IS for charging.

The RS232 connection can be used in safe area only.

The EXT-IS connection shall only be connected with the EXT-IS module, external pressure calibration module.

The calibrator may be used with auxiliary hand held mechanical pressure calibrator pump type PGM.

The surface of the external pressure module and the calibrator pump contains light metal, so the user shall be aware of possible impact or friction sparks when using these auxiliary devices.

The connection cable of the external pressure module as well as the pressure measurement hose are non-conducting material, so the user shall be aware of dangers of ignition due to hazardous electrostatic charges.

Before entering Ex area, please remove the non-conductive film that protected the display during shipment

Due to electrostatic discharge hazard, do not affix any stickers larger than 4 cm

2

(0.62 in

2

) to the calibrator.

Substitution of components may impair intrinsic safety.

To prevent ignition of a hazardous atmosphere, batteries must only be charged on an area known to be nonhazardous.

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Appendix 5, Index

Appendix 5,

Index

2

2-wire system 94

3

3-wire system 93

4

4-wire system 93

A

Acknowledging alarms 72

Adding Instruments 119

Additional Data Rows 17

Adjustment 100, 118

Alarms

Acknowledging 72

Volume setting 75

As Found calibration 100

As Left calibration 101

Autocapture Feature 109

Automatic calibration 108

Auto-Off Delay 75

B

Basic Mode, defined 33

Battery Pack 12

Binary Signal Detection 43

C

Calibration

Adjustment 100

As Found 100

As Left 101

Autocapture Feature 109

Automatic 108

Deleting the results 125

Examples 109

Generally 98

Instrument adjustment 118

Instrument Window 105

Maintaining the Instrument

Database 119

Manual 108

Phases 99

Procedure, defined 106

Required modules 102

Saving the results 107

Selecting the

Instrument 104

Calibration Results

Deleting 125

Viewing 124

Calibrator configuration, see Settings 74

Change Rate 52

Charger 11, 29

Cleaning MC5 30

Compensation loop 94

Configuring the Calibrator, see Settings 74

Connections 4

COMP/PRT Interface 6

External pressure modules 5

Internal pressure modules 5

Contrast 8

Copying an instrument 120

Creating Instruments 119

Current measurement 39

Current Sink 58

D

Data Logging

Configuring 83

Starting 84

Transferring data to a PC 85

Viewing Results 85

Deleting Instruments 123

Deviation measurement 53

Difference measurement 54

Display

Contrast 8

Display Mode 77

Error Display 79

Percentage 79

Scaling 78

E

Editing fields 20

Electrical and Temperature module (ET) 7

Electrical limit switch calibration 116

Electrical module (E) 6

Error Display 79

Error situations in thermocouple measurement 92

Examples of Instrument

Calibration 109

External Devices

Calibration Mode 110

External pressure modules 5

External Reference Junction 90

Extra Info data row 17

Index

F

Filtering 53

Fine Tuning 57

Firmware

Basic Mode 15

Editing fields 20

Function Keys 18

General description 14

Key Lock 20

Menus 18

Status bar 17

Updating 14

User Interface 17

Frequency generation 62

Frequency measurement 46

Function Keys 18

G

Generating (see also

Simulating)

Changing the generated signal 57

Current Sink 58

Fine Tuning 57

Frequencies 62

Pulses 63

Using the ET module 60, 62, 63

Voltages 60

I

Instrument adjustment support 118

Instrument Database 119

Calibration Instructions

Page 123

Calibration Settings

Page 122

Deleting Instruments 123

General Data Page 120

Instrument Input

Page 121

Instrument Output

Page 121

Instrument Window 105

Internal pressure modules 5

Internal Reference

Junction 89

K

Key Lock 20

Keyboard, defined 8

L

Limit Switch test 44

Line Frequency 75

Locking the keypad 20

M

Maintenance, see

Settings 74

Manual calibration 108

Maximum value 52

MC5 recalibration 29

Measuring

Current 39

Frequencies 46

General description 35

Limit Switch test 44

Pressure 37

Pulses 47

Resistance 42

Switch State Detection 43

Temperatures (RTD sensor) 48

Temperatures (T/C) 49

Using the E module 39, 40, 46, 47

Using the ET module 40, 42, 48, 49

Voltages 40

Menus 18

Min/Max value 52

Minimum value 52

Modules 23

N

Neck support strap 13

O

Operational Sections 4

Options 23, 24

P

Parallel functions in MC5 96

Percentage 79

Pressure

Module names 88

Pressure Types 87

Square rooting instruments 88

Pressure measurement 37

Pressure module, zeroing 38, 81, 82

Pressure sensor/transmitter calibration 110

Pulse generation 63

Pulse measurement 47

R

Ramping 69

Recalibration 29

Redundant measurement 55

Reference Junction

External 49, 65, 90

Internal 7, 49, 65, 89

Modes 90

Module 7

Required modules when calibrating an instrument 102

Resistance

Measurement 42

Resistance simulation 64

Resolution 53

RTD sensor simulation 64

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Appendix 5, Index

S

Safety 25

Saving calibration results 107

Scaling 78

Second Port 54

Selecting the instrument to be calibrated 104

Service 29

Settings

Auto-Off Delay 75

Date Format 75

Language 75

Line Frequency 75

Temperature Scale 75

Temperature Unit 75

Time and Date 76

Time Format 75

Volume settings 75

Simulating

a Switch 82 a Transmitter 81

Simulating (see also

Generating)

Resistance 64

RTD sensors 64

Thermocouples 65

Simultaneous measurement/generation/ simulation 96

Software 14

Special Display Mode 77

Special Generations 67

Ramping 69

Stepping 67, 68

Special Measurement data row 17

Special measurements 51

Change Rate 52

Deviation measurement 53

Difference measurement 54

Maximum value 52

Min/Max value 52

Minimum value 52

Redundant measurement 55

Special Filtering 53

Special Resolution 53

Stand 13

Starting MC5 14, 32

Status bar 17

Stepping 67, 68

Support 13

Support for instrument adjustment 118

Switch Simulation 80

Switch State Sensing 43

T

Temperature indicator calibration 114

Temperature Measurement

RTD sensor 48

Thermocouple 49

Temperature recorder calibration 114

Temperature sensor calibration 112

Test Diode, measurement parallel to a 95

Thermocouple simulation 65

Transmitter Simulation 80

Troubleshooting thermocouple measurement 92

U

Unpacking 3

Updating the firmware 14

User Interface 17

V

Viewing 8

Viewing Calibration

Results 124

Voltage generation 60

Voltage measurement 40

W

Warnings 26

Wrist strap 13

Z

Zeroing a pressure module 38, 81, 82

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