Milltronics HydroRanger Plus Instruction Manual

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HydroRanger Plus
Technology based. Customer driven.
October 1997
Instruction Manual
PL-507
33455070
Rev 2.1
hank you for purchasing MilltronicsĂ­ products. We endeavour to design
equipment that is simple to use and reliable in its operation, with the aim
of satisfying our customers' needs.
Milltronics has been designing and manufacturing process equipment since
1954. Our fields of expertise include ultrasonic and capacitance level
measurement, in-line weighing of dry bulk solids and motion sensing.
Milltronics is established world wide through associate offices and
representatives. Our network is continually being refined to provide our
customers with first rate sales information, engineering assistance and after
sales support.
For more details on our products and service, please contact us and we will
provide you with a listing of the offices or representatives nearest you.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE #
INTRODUCTION
About this Manual 5
About the HydroRanger Plus 6
Important HydroRanger Plus Features 8
INSTALLATION
Environmental 9
Outline 9
Mounting 11
Programmer 17
ComVerter 17
Interconnection 18
PROGRAMMING
Program Mode Entry 27
Display 28
Keypad 29
Parameter Value Alteration 31
Special Parameters 31
Parameter Reset Features 31
Programming Security 32
OPERATION
Run Mode Entry 33
Display 34
Keypad 35
System Performance Evaluation 36
Performance Test Results 37
Maintaining Operation 38
APPLICATIONS
General Application 39
Wet Well Control (Pump Down) 42
Reservoir Control (Pump Up) 44
Rake Control (Differential Level) 46
Penstock Control 48
General Alarms 50
OCM (Open Channel Monitor) 52
Volume Calculation 54
Pumped Volume Total 56
Failsafe Operation 58
Application Assistance 60
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PARAMETERS
Security 61
Quick Start 62
Volume 65
Reading 67
Failsafe 69
Relays 71
mA Output 89
mA Input 94
Data Logging 95
OCM 105
Totalizer 119
Range Calibration 122
Temperature Compensation 124
Rate 126
Measurement Verification 128
Scanning 130
Display 131
Echo Processing 133
Advanced Echo Processing 136
Test 144
Measurement 146
Master Reset 148
TECHNICAL REFERENCE
Transmit Pulse 149
Echo Processing 149
Scope Displays 149
Distance Calculation 150
Sound Velocity 150
Scanning 151
Volume Calculation 152
Flow Calculation 153
Measurement Response 154
Relay Set Up 155
Maintenance 156
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting Chart 157
Measurement Difficulties 158
SPECIFICATIONS
HydroRanger Plus 161
Programmer 163
Options 163
PROGRAMMING CHART 165
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Key Features

  • Ultrasonic level measurement
  • LCD display
  • Non-contact monitoring
  • Programmable features
  • Data logging
  • Relay outputs
  • mA output/input

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the measurement range of the HydroRanger Plus?
The HydroRanger Plus can measure levels from 0.3 to 15 m (1 to 50 ft) from the transducer face, depending on the selected transducer.
How do I program the HydroRanger Plus for a specific application?
The HydroRanger Plus uses a hand-held programmer to adjust settings for various parameters like measurement units, response time, and alarm thresholds. Consult the instruction manual for detailed programming instructions.
Can I connect the HydroRanger Plus to other control systems?
Yes, the HydroRanger Plus offers relay outputs and mA input/output connections that facilitate integration with various control systems, like PLCs and chart recorders.
What is the purpose of the 'Failsafe' feature?
The Failsafe feature provides automatic process control equipment activation in case of measurement failure or system malfunction.

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