Calibration Management Software Update-GE Druck 4Sight

GE Measurement and Control May 12, 2015 No Comments
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4sight calibration management software

4Sight includes the latest driver to link the DPI 611, DPI 620 Series (including Genii and IS versions) and the PACE series to this scalable on premise or cloud based calibration management solution. The driver provides download/upload communications for the field calibrators and real time connection for workshop calibrators and multiple instrument calibration systems, for example, PACE controllers used in conjunction with the DPI 620 Genii.

Additions for Release 6.2.5.0

Data Import for Loops Loops and their associated Components can now also be imported using the Data Import screen in 4Sight. The Import Template has been updated to include an additional sheet

Issue In Bulk Notification When a list of Routines are selected from the Issue in Bulk page and the user clicks the Issue button, a popup will appear notifying the user that there will be selected number of Work Orders issued for the selected number of Routines. The user will be given the option to select Yes or No. When selecting Yes the system will proceed with issuing the selected Routines. When selecting No the system will not proceed and no Routines will be issued.

Routine Graph Information When the Work History Graph is viewed from the Routine Graph page, the Instrument Tag name and the Routine name are now displayed at the top of the graph.

Audit Trail New Data Updates Currently, when creating a new table record, the table fields whose value on creation does not differ from the default value for that field does not get recorded in the Audit Trail Details Table. The table fields whose value on creation differ from the default for that field do get recorded in the Audit Trail Details Table.

The Audit Trail Details table have been updated so that when a new record is created then the full list of fields relating to the new record will be recorded in the Audit Trail Details Table, regardless of whether their value has been modified from the default or not.

For example, when creating a Routine, the Input From value is defaulted to 0.0 on Routine creation. If the user assigns a value of 100 to the Input To option, without modifying the 0 value of the Input From option, when saving the routine with the Input Range 0 to 100, only the Input To value is logged in the Audit Trail Details. However, with these new Audit Trail updates the value of Input From as 0 will also be recorded, even if it is the same as the default value.

There have been no changes in the Audit Trail User Interface and there have been no changes to the Audit Trail main functionality. Also, there have been no changes to the Audit Trail Details table when editing a record.

Master Calibration List Excel Report The “Export to Excel” table button in the Instrument and Loop list pages have been updated to export the “Master Calibration List” to Excel. This report contains the following information for each Instrument or Loop:

Instrument Tag Description SOP Routine Name Last Date
Next Date Critical Interval IntervalType Ref Instrument
Status History Status Complete At Entry Out Of Cycle Deviation Allowable Overrun
Item Type Plant Area Class Company
Department Location Supplier Manufacturer Instrument Type
Type And Model Serial No Comments Purchase Date Purchase Cost
Purchase Order No Order Code Service Status In Service Date PID Code
Service Job No Computer Test Inst Identity Traceability
Certificate No Equipment No Ambient Temp Humidity Barometric Pressure
User Defined Field 1 User Defined Field 2 User Defined Field 3 User Defined Field 4 User Defined Field 5
User Defined Field 6 User Defined Field 7 User Defined Field 8 User Defined Field 9 User Defined Field 10
User Defined Field 11 User Defined Field 12 User Defined Field 13 User Defined Field 14 User Defined Field 15
User Defined Field 16 User Defined Field 17 User Defined Field 18 User Defined Field 19 User Defined Field 20
Input From Input To Output From Output To Cal Points
Output Points Lower Instrument Tolerance (-Adjust Level) Upper Instrument Tolerance (+Adjust Level) Input Unit Output Unit
Range Resolution Lower Process Tolerance Upper Process Tolerance Tolerance Type Points

KPI Filtering

The KPIs reports have been updated to provide the ability to filter the results by Class, Area and Plant. The KPI reports that have been updated are the following:

  • Item Service Status
  • Work Order Planned versus Unplanned
  • Work Order Status
  • Work Order Efficiency
  • Deviations
  • Task Results
  • Work Orders Due
  • References Used
  • Work Order Stock versus Time Cost
  • Work Order Actual Time Exceeds Estimated Time

Total Number of Records in Reports

The Reports in the Reports section of 4Sight have been updated to include the Total Number of records present in the generated reports.

The Reports that have been updated to display this additional information are the following:

  • Listings
  • References Used
  • Deviation Listings
  • Failed Tasks
  • Work Orders Done
  • Down Time
  • Due Date
  • Estimated vs Actual
  • History By Due Date
  • Labour and Stock Costings
  • Labour Costings
  • Work Order Labour Costings

Note: Any Reports not included in the above list either already display a total of the records in the report or is not applicable for displaying total number of records.

Additions for Previous Release 6.2.4.1

Company Name Editing

When an Instrument is in Edit Mode, a user is now able to edit the Company provided that the Company does not have any Routines in cycle.  Historical Work Order data is not changed when the Company or Department is changed for an Instrument.

References Filtering

When the “Filter by Company Department” configuration option is ON and the user has the “Use Filtering” option selected, then when issuing/entering a Work Order, the References list will display only those Reference Instruments available to the Company/Departments that the user is assigned to. Otherwise, all the reference instruments appear in the available list.

When the references are filtered then a “Show All” option is made available which allows a user to override the filtering and display all references for all companies and departments.

When the “Show All” option is checked or unchecked, the “Selected” list will remain the same and the “Available” list will be updated with the relevant References.

If a Selected Reference is de-selected it will be moved to the “Available” List regardless of the Show All option at the time of the de-selection. This will allow the user to re-select the Reference in the case where the reference was de-selected in error.

ERP Integration

The Work Order Configuration has been updated to include ERP System, ERP Authentication credentials and default Maintenance Cert Type for the ERP System. This allows for integrations with ERP systems.

Failed By User Deviation Message

When a Critical Routine is failed by a user using the “Failed By User” options, a deviation is created. Previously the deviation message would read “Calibration failed by user.” This message has been updated to instead read “Work Order failed by user” in order to make it more generic and allowing it to be applicable to non-calibration Work Orders.

Resolution “0”

4Sight has been updated to allow for a resolution of “0” for the Routine Type, Routine values tab and the Work Order Edit values tab. The accepted Resolution Range is not 0 to 5 instead of 1 to 5.

Crystal Reports Module

4Sight has been updated to allow for the inclusion of Crystal Reports based Certificates and Reports.

Cancelled/Rejected Status

When a Work Order is Cancelled or Rejected, a status message now appears on the applicable Work Order Certificate in Bold Red. For Cancelled Work Orders this message will read ‘Cancelled’ and for Rejected Work Orders this message will read ‘Rejected’.

The affected certificates are as follows:

  • Instrument Calibration Sheets
  • Loop Calibration Sheets
  • Instrument General Work Sheet
  • Loop General Work Sheets
  • Work Requests
  • PM Work Sheet

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Africa Automation Fair 2015 Event

OIH Feb 10, 2015 No Comments
AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2015, incorporating Process Expo Africa, will be staged from 5 - 7 May 2015 at The Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, and ultimately aims to be the largest, most comprehensive showcase of Industrial Control Technologies of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, drawing a record number of local and international exhibitors and visitors. With the Coca Cola Dome being one of South Africa’s most prominent landmarks, located centrally with easy access from all major freeways - a premier exhibition centre of international standards, offering 11 000 m2 of uninterrupted display space, AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2015 will proudly open its doors to the world for international trade and communication within the industrial arena. AAF-2015---Email-Signature africa automation fair

SSP New Product Announcement

SSP Instrumentation Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

ssp new product announcement

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EB Series Encapsulate Ball Valve

SSP is proud to introduce the new EB series Encapsulated Ball Valve. With unique features like its blowout proof stem to maximize safety, and one-piece packing - in all sizes - to ensure reliable and representative samples.

In addition, its forged one-piece body minimizes leak paths and offers you a choice in end connections, including all popular tube fitting configurations. Plus, the 'drop in fit' design allows for easy replacement. FloLok EB Series Encapsulated Ball Valves are part of the growing family of FloLok instrumentation valves.  They are ideal valves for analytical instrumentation sampling, control systems, and other medium-pressure applications. EB Series ball valves use one-piece encapsulating packing to ensure leak-tight operation and provide positive shutoff in high- low- and dynamic pressure applications.  The encapsulating PTFE packing eliminates dead space to reduce purging time and improve system cleanliness. EB Series ball valves also feature an innovative packing retainer that prevents the stem from blowing out when making inline packing adjustments. flolok valves
  • Temperature: -65 to 300° F
  • Pressure: vacuum to 3000 psig
  • Configuration: 2-way, 3-way, angle and special patterns
  • Body Materials: 316 SS,
  • brass Orifices:  0.93, 0.125, and 0.187, 0.281, and 0.406 in.
  • Packing Material: Modified PTFE
  • Meets design pressure calculations of ASME B31.1, and B31.3
End Connection Types: Duolok, Unilok and Griplok tube fittings, NPT, BSPT  Sizes: 1/16 and 3/4 in. (3 to 12 mm) 

Features

Blowout Proof Stem -  Innovative packing retainer prevents dissembly of the packing nut Inline/Online Packing Adjustment - Packing retainer allows safer inline packing adjustments even when the system is under pressure
Live-Loaded Encapsulating Packing
Eliminates dead space - Supports faster, easier, and more complete purging. Cleaner systems mean better samples  Provides positive shutoff in both low and high pressure Extends maintenance cycles - High-performance PTFE material withstands higher temperatures and is more durable than standard PTFE Reduces actuation torque One-Piece Forged Valve Body - Reduces leak points and the likelihood of inter-granular leaks and corrosion Remote Sensor Pockets -  Allows position sensor to be mounted in handles Durable Handles - 316 SS handle inserts provide greater handle strength and chemical compatibility. Handles are available in a variety of colors 100% Factory Testing - All Encapsulated Ball Valves are tested with Nitrogen up to 1000 psig prior to shipment.  

Displacer Level Transmitter Technology Offers Advantages Over Torque Tubes

Magnetrol Jun 03, 2014 No Comments
digital e3 modulevelTorque tube instrumentation has been a common solution for level control applications. However, many processing plants are converting to a displacer level transmitter, which uses range spring technology, for more reliable level measurement and control. Displacer level transmitters, such as the Magnetrol® E3 Modulevel® linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) transmitter, feature greater output stability, structural integrity and ease of installation, compared to torque tubes. The following outlines why displacer level transmitter technology offers an excellent alternative to existing torque tube units.   Principle of Operation E3 MODULEVEL electronic level transmitters are advanced, intrinsically safe, two-wire instruments that utilize a simple buoyancy principle to detect and convert liquid level changes into a stable 4-20 mA output signal. The linkage between the level sensing element and output electronics greatly simplifies mechanical design and construction. Liquid level change acts upon the spring supported displacer causing vertical motion of a core within a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT). The enclosing tube acts as a static isolation barrier between the LVDT and the process media. As the core position changes with liquid level, voltages are induced in the secondary winding of the LVDT. These signals are processed in the electronic circuitry and used to control the current in the 4-20 mA output current loop. Benefits Over Torque Tubes As noted above, reliable output, structural integrity and ease of use are primary reasons displacer level transmitter technology outperforms torque tubes. Range spring technology dampens the effects of vibration and features a longer travel zone, yielding an output signal that is four times more stable than torque tubes. Range spring movement is free of wear and friction, unlike torque tubes, whose twisting motion causes friction buildup and fatigue failure. Displacer level transmitters are easier to install than torque tubes, and don’t require shutdown of process lines. Replacing Existing Torque Tubes I&C technicians who want the benefits of a range spring controller can reduce installation costs by not having to field pipe new cages. The existing torque tube cage may be used, based on the following considerations: Torque tube units should have side/bottom or side/side process piping connections. It is not possible to utilize the existing cage on a top-in/bottom-out torque tube cage. By replacing the entire unit with a complete MODULEVEL device equipped with top-in/bottom-out process piping cage connections, the process piping connection can be matched. If the existing cage has a vent connection piped into the top of the torque tube cage, it will also have to be repiped to a tee. The tee will have to be added to the top process connection on the cage side of the isolation valve or to a vent connection. The displacer length must be the same or shorter than the existing torque tube displacer. Torque tube displacers are larger in diameter than the MODULEVEL and manufactured in the same standard spans. By matching the torque tube chamber parting flange size, pressure, material, bolt circle, and the displacer span, a MODULEVEL unit can be mounted on the existing chamber. via Displacer Level Transmitter Technology Offers Advantages Over Torque Tubes.

DPI 620 Genii

Calibration Apr 29, 2014 No Comments