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  • Page 1 GE Infrastructure Sensing Model XGS868 Steam Ultrasonic Mass Flow Transmitter (1 & 2 Channel) Programming Manual...
  • Page 2 GE Infrastructure Sensing Model XGS868 Steam Ultrasonic Mass Flow Transmitter (1- & 2-Channel) Programming Manual 910-196PC November 2004 Model XGS868 is a GE Panametrics product. GE Panametrics has joined other GE high-technology sensing businesses under a new name—GE Infrastructure Sensing.
  • Page 3 If a GE Infrastructure Sensing, Inc. instrument malfunctions within the warranty period, the following procedure must be completed: 1. Notify GE Infrastructure Sensing, Inc., giving full details of the problem, and provide the model number and serial number of the instrument.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Deleting Files from the XGS868 Memory ........
  • Page 5 Checking the XGS868 Memory ........
  • Page 6 Chapter 1...
  • Page 7 Programming Site Data Introduction........... . 1-1 Programming Methods .
  • Page 8: Chapter 1: Programming Site Data

    Note: The “x” in CHx represents the channel number. If you are using a 1-Channel meter, only Channel 1will appear. To get the XGS868 up and running as quickly as possible you must, as a minimum, activate the channel(s), enter channel and global system data and pipe parameters.
  • Page 9: Programming Methods

    November 2004 Programming Methods There are three methods for programming the XGS868 flowmeter: • Instrument Data Manager (IDM) - a PC-based, non-resident software program that communicates with the XGS868 via its RS232 serial port. • PanaView™ - a Windows-based, non-resident software program that communicates with the XGM868 via its RS232 serial port.
  • Page 10: Activating A Channel

    Channelx-Status submenu permits selection of the desired measurement method. In addition, it is used to activate/deactivate one or both of the channels in a 2-Channel Model XGS868. While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-1 in Appendix A. To access the Channelx-Status submenu: 1.
  • Page 11: Entering System Data For The Channel

    November 2004 Entering System Data for The Channelx-System submenu is used to enter system parameters the Channel for the channel. While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-1 in Appendix A. Accessing the Channelx- 1. Open the SITE EDIT MENU from the Edit Functions menu. System submenu 2.
  • Page 12: Selecting The Totalizer Units

    November 2004 Selecting the Totalizer 1. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired units for the totalized Units flow rate display and press Next Item/Enter. Available units are listed in Table 1-1 on the previous page. 2. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired number of digits to the right of the decimal point in the totalized flow rate display and press Next Item/Enter.
  • Page 13 November 2004 Procedure Options After completing the above steps, IDM returns to the Channel PROGRAM window. Do one of the following: • To continue entering “quick startup” data, continue to Step 3 in Entering Transducer and Pipe Parameters on the next page. •...
  • Page 14: Entering Transducer And Pipe Parameters

    November 2004 Entering Transducer and Pipe Parameters Enter the transducer and pipe parameters via the Pipe Parameters submenu. While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-1 in Appendix A. 1. Open the SITE EDIT MENU from the Edit Functions menu. 2.
  • Page 15: Pipe Data

    November 2004 Pipe Data If a standard transducer is being used, the programming sequence should be rejoined at this point. 1. Enter the known pipe outside diameter or circumference, then use the pull-down menu to select the units. Press Next Item/Enter. Obtain the required information by measuring either the pipe outside diameter (OD) or circumference at the transducer installation site.
  • Page 16 November 2004 Pipe Data (cont.) 4. Enter the axial length of the ultrasonic signal, then use the pull- down menu to select the units. Press Next Item/Enter. 5. Use the pull-down menu to select the fluid type and press Next Item/Enter.
  • Page 17: Entering Zero Cutoff And Setting Up Inputs

    1-26 for setup instructions. Zero Cutoff Value Near a zero flow rate, the Model XGS868’s readings may fluctuate due to small offsets caused by thermal drift or similar factors. To force a zero display reading when there is minimal flow, enter a zero cutoff value as described below.
  • Page 18: Steam Input Type

    Temperature Input The Model XGS868 can use either a fixed temperature value or a live temperature input to calculate the steam density for the mass flow rate display. 1. Use the pull-down menu to select a fixed temperature value or to set up the option card in Slot 1 that will supply the live temperature input and press Next Item/Enter.
  • Page 19: Base Temperature

    November 2004 Base Temperature 1. Enter the base temperature and press Next Item/Enter. The ratio of this value to the actual temperature is used to calculate the standard mass flow rate. 2. Do one of the following: If you selected No at Assume Saturation, proceed to Pressure •...
  • Page 20: Low Pressure Switch

    November 2004 Low Pressure Switch 1. Use the pull-down menu to activate or deactivate the low pressure switch software function and press Next Item/Enter. 2. Proceed to one of the following sections: If you selected Yes - proceed to Step 3. •...
  • Page 21 November 2004 Procedure Options After completing the above steps, IDM returns to the Channel PROGRAM window. Do one of the following: • To continue programming, refer to Appendix A, Menu Maps for IDM, to navigate to the desired menu. To leave the User Program, press Exit Page twice. •...
  • Page 22: Entering Setup Data

    Entering Setup Data The signal limits, response times, mass flow and multi K factors for Setup the Model XGS868 are specified via the submenu. The following four submenus are included in this section: Signal - set the parameters related to the transducer signal •...
  • Page 23 See Chapter 2, Error Codes, in the Service Manual for a discussion of error codes. The amplitude discriminator measures the transducer signal received by the XGS868. The default value for this Amplitude parameter is 14, and values from 0 to 100 are acceptable.
  • Page 24 1 to 16 or high temperature), settings as high as 16 may be Pulses necessary. The XGS868 calculates the size of the transmit window T Window based on pipe size and fluid sound speed. However, for 0 to 1000 special diagnostic purposes, it is possible to reset the (cycles) window size.
  • Page 25: Setting Response Time - V Averaging

    Complete the following steps to set the response time: IMPORTANT: Do not change this number unless instructed to do so by GE Infrastructure Sensing personnel. 1. Open the SITE EDIT MENU from the Edit Functions menu. 2. Select Channelx.
  • Page 26: Using Advanced Features

    November 2004 Using Advanced Features This option enables you to access the more advanced features of the meter. In this option you can do the following: • enter a table of K factors - that compensates for non-linear flow rates (see below). •...
  • Page 27 Use this option to calculate mass flow from a static fluid density. Complete the following steps to enter the static density of the fluid: IMPORTANT: The Model XGS868 calculates the actual steam density from the live or fixed temperature and Input/Output...
  • Page 28: Entering Global Data

    Figure A-3 in Appendix A. Remember to record all programmed data in Appendix B, Data Records. Entering Global System This menu enables you to select system units that the XGS868 will Data use when channel data is added, subtracted or averaged together.
  • Page 29 November 2004 Selecting the Volumetric 1. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired volumetric units for Units the flow rate display and press Next Item/Enter. Available units are listed in Table 1-5 below. Table 1-5: Available Volumetric/Totalizer Units English Metric Actual Cubic Feet Actual Cubic Meters...
  • Page 30 November 2004 Selecting the Mass Flow 1. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired mass flow units for Units the flow rate display and press Next Item/Enter. The available units for this prompt are determined by the selection made at System Units.
  • Page 31: Setting Up Inputs And Outputs

    November 2004 Setting Up Inputs and Input/Output Set up the XGS868’s inputs and outputs via the Outputs submenu. While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-3 in Appendix A. The following three submenus are included in this section: Handling - program the meter’s response during an error •...
  • Page 32 With this function enabled, the Model XGS868 performs error handling only if both channels are in error. If this function is disabled, error handling occurs when either channel goes into error.
  • Page 33 November 2004 Setting Up Slot 0 and Slot 1 The Model XGS868 has two built-in analog outputs, which are Input/Outputs Slot 0 assigned to . Also, a variety of input/output option cards may be Slot 1 installed in . See Chapter 1, Installation, of the Startup Guide for a complete description of the available option cards.
  • Page 34 November 2004 Setting Up Output Scale 3. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired channel option and (cont.) press Next Item/Enter. 4. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired measurement parameter and press Next Item/Enter. See Table 1-9 below for a description of the available options.
  • Page 35 November 2004 Analog Inputs While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-4 in Appendix A. Complete the following steps to set up the analog inputs of an option Slot 1 card installed in Accessing the Input 1. Open the SITE EDIT MENU from the Edit Functions menu. 2.
  • Page 36 November 2004 RTD Inputs Option cards with RTD inputs have a temperature range of –100° to 350°C. While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-4 in Appendix A. Complete the following steps to set up the RTD inputs of an option card installed in Slot 1: Accessing the Input 1.
  • Page 37 November 2004 Alarm Relays While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-4 in Appendix A. Complete the following steps to set up the alarm relays of an option Slot 1 card installed in Accessing the Alarm Relay 1. Open the SITE EDIT MENU from the Edit Functions menu. 2.
  • Page 38 November 2004 Selecting the Alarm Type (cont.) 4. Do one of the following: • If you are using a 1-Channel meter and selected • high or low, proceed to Step 7. • fault, proceed to Step 9. • If you are using a 2-Channel meter, proceed to the next step. 5.
  • Page 39 November 2004 Procedure Options After completing the above steps, IDM returns to the Input/Output window. Do one of the following: • To continue programming, refer to Appendix A, Menu Maps for IDM, to navigate to the desired menu. To leave the User Program, press Exit Page three times. •...
  • Page 40 November 2004 Setting Up the Totalizer 1. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired channel option and press Next Item/Enter. 2. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired measurement parameter and press Next Item/Enter. See Table 1-11 below for a description of the available options.
  • Page 41 November 2004 Frequency Outputs The frequency output issues a continuous signal with a frequency proportional to the selected measurement. While following the programming instructions, refer to Figure A-4 in Appendix A. Complete the following steps to set up the totalizer outputs of an SLOT 1 option card installed in Accessing the Frequency Output...
  • Page 42 November 2004 Setting Up the Frequency (cont.) Table 1-12: Output Measurement Options Options Flow Velocity Volumetric Flow Forward Totalized Volume Flow Reverse Totalized Volume Flow Total Flow Measurement Time Mass Flow Forward Totalized Mass Flow Reverse Totalized Mass Flow Diagnostic Parameters* Note: The measurement units that appear in these prompts are those Global-System selected in the...
  • Page 43: Configuring The Communications Port

    The serial port is used to transmit stored data and displayed readings to a personnel computer by connecting the meter’s serial interface to the serial port of the PC. In addition, the Model XGS868 can receive and execute remote commands, using the Instrument Data Manager software via this link.
  • Page 44 4. Enter a MODBUS meter address (between 1 and 254) and press Next Item/Enter. The default address is 1. IMPORTANT: You must reboot the XGS868 to load the new settings. Procedure Options After completing the above steps, IDM returns to the Global PROGRAM window.
  • Page 45: Requesting Parameters Using Modbus

    Only registers 1 through 90 are available for MODBUS communications, while registers 508 through 512 are used by the XGS868 to store the MODBUS parameters. For details, see Table 1-13 below for a 1-Channel meter or Table 1-14 on the next page for a 2-Channel meter.
  • Page 46 November 2004 Table 1-14: MODBUS Registers for a 2-Channel XGS868 MODBUS Scaling Reg # Hex Addr Description (decimal places) Size in Bytes 2 (16 bit signed) ”Clear Ch1 Totalizers” 2 (16 bit signed) ”Clear Ch2 Totalizers” Ch1 Velocity 4 (2 16-bit int)
  • Page 47 November 2004 Table 1-14: MODBUS Registers for a 2-Channel XGS868 (Continued) MODBUS Scaling Reg # Hex Addr Description (decimal places) Size in Bytes Ch2 Sig Strength Upstream 4 (2 16-bit int) Ch2 Sig Strength Downstream 4 (2 16-bit int) Ch2 Temperature...
  • Page 48 Chapter 2...
  • Page 49 Uploading Files to the PC ........2-4 Deleting Files from the XGS868 Memory......2-5...
  • Page 50: Introduction

    Introduction Although there are various ways to display data, the most popular is the optional Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). If the Model XGS868 flow transmitter is equipped with the optional LCD, it may be programmed to display up to four variables in sequence.
  • Page 51 # OF LCD PARAMS have been set up. After leaving the User Program, the XGS868 will reset itself and will begin to display the parameters specified in this section. If more than one parameter was set up, each of the parameters will be displayed in sequence, with a pause of several seconds between display changes.
  • Page 52: Adjusting Lcd Contrast And Brightness

    4. Readjust the BKLT control, as desired. 5. Replace the front cover on the XGS868, and secure it in place with the set screw. The meter may now be placed back into service. Clearing Totals When clearing totals, the totals for both channels will be reset.
  • Page 53: Pausing And Restarting The Measurement

    Functions menu. Uploading Files to the PC Any files stored in the XGS868’s memory may be uploaded to the PC’s disk. The files may then be displayed and examined via IDM. To upload a log file, complete the following steps (see Figure A-6 on page A-6): 1.
  • Page 54: Deleting Files From The Xgs868 Memory

    Printing Data The Model XGS868 flowmeter has no ability to print any of its data either directly or using the RCCU. However, any of the data stored in its memory may be printed via the built-in RS232 communications port, using a computer terminal.
  • Page 55 Chapter 3...
  • Page 56 Checking the XGS868 Memory ........3-9...
  • Page 57: Introduction

    November 2004 Introduction In order to log data to the Model XGS868 it must be fitted with an optional data logging option card in Slot 2. See Chapter 4, Parts Replacement, of the Service Manual for instructions on installing the card.
  • Page 58 November 2004 Setting Up a Standard 7. Do one of the following: Log (cont.) • For 1-Channel meter, proceed to Step 2 in Selecting the Log Channels below. • For a 2-Channel meter, proceed to Step 1 in Selecting the Log Channels below.
  • Page 59 November 2004 Selecting the Log Channels 5. Use the pull-down menu to clear or keep current log totals and (cont.) press Next Item/Enter. Note: Responding YES at the above prompt clears only the log totals; it does not clear the meter totalizers. To reset meter totals, see Clearing Totals on page 2-3.
  • Page 60 November 2004 Selecting the Start Date 1. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired start date for the log and press Next Item/Enter. 2. If you selected: OK or TODAY and the log is • • non-circular, proceed to Selecting the End Time below. •...
  • Page 61 1. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired time increment and Increment Next Item/Enter. The time increment is the frequency at which the Model XGS868 takes and records data measurements. If any reading takes longer than the programmed time increment, the log is filled in with the next consecutive reading.
  • Page 62: Setting Up An Error Log

    6. Enter the number of parameters to be logged (1-6) and press Next Item/Enter. These parameters will be refered to as channels by the meter. Note: For a 1-Channel XGS868, the data for Channel 1 is logged automatically. However, for a 2-Channel meter, the channel data to be logged must be specified.
  • Page 63 November 2004 Selecting the Log Channels 1. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired channel option and press Next Item/Enter. 2. Use the pull-down menu to select the desired measurement parameter and press Next Item/Enter. See Table 3-1 below a list of the available options.
  • Page 64 November 2004 Selecting the Log Channels 6. Use the pull-down menu to create a circular or linear log and press (cont.) Next Item/Enter. A circular log records data continuously, but only the data from the most recent log cycle is saved. The circular log begins recording data at the specified START TIME and continues to record data until a manual STOP command is issued.
  • Page 65: Checking The Xgs868 Memory

    Memory sufficient for the desired log. If the expected amount of logged data will exceed the remaining memory capacity, the Model XGS868 suggests that some old logs be cleared to make room for the new log. Refer to Figure A-5 in Appendix A.
  • Page 66 Appendix A...
  • Page 67 Menu Maps Channel-Status, System, Pipe Parameters & I/O Menu Map ..A-1 Channel-SETUP Menu Map........A-2 Global-System, I/O (Error Handling/Display), Comm Port Menu Map .
  • Page 68: Appendix A: Menu Maps

    November 2004 IDM Main Menu Meter Window Menu Global Data Help System Real Time Upload/Download Edit Functions SITE EDIT MENU Connect to a New Instrument Select an Existing Instrument CALIBRATION/TEST PAUSE MEASUREMENT Scan Network for Instruments LOG EDIT MENU* Preferences FILE MENU* Dial Modem [*Only if data logging option card installed]...
  • Page 69 November 2004 IDM Main Menu Meter Window Menu Global Data Help System Upload/Download Edit Functions Real Time Connect to a New Instrument SITE EDIT MENU CALIBRATION/TEST Select an Existing Instrument PAUSE MEASUREMENT Scan Network for Instruments LOG EDIT MENU* Preferences FILE MENU* Dial Modem [*Only if data logging option card installed]...
  • Page 70 November 2004 IDM Main Menu Meter Window Menu Global Data Help System Upload/Download Edit Functions Real Time Connect to a New Instrument SITE EDIT MENU CALIBRATION/TEST Select an Existing Instrument PAUSE MEASUREMENT Scan Network for Instruments LOG EDIT MENU* Preferences FILE MENU* Dial Modem [*Only if data logging option card installed]...
  • Page 71 November 2004 IDM Main Menu Meter Window Menu Global Data Help System Upload/Download Edit Functions Real Time Connect to a New Instrument SITE EDIT MENU Select an Existing Instrument CALIBRATION/TEST PAUSE MEASUREMENT Scan Network for Instruments LOG EDIT MENU* Preferences FILE MENU* Dial Modem [*Only if data logging option card installed]...
  • Page 72 November 2004 IDM Main Menu Meter Window Menu Global Data Help System Upload/Download Edit Functions Real Time SITE EDIT MENU Connect to a New Instrument CALIBRATION/TEST Select an Existing Instrument PAUSE MEASUREMENT Scan Network for Instruments LOG EDIT MENU Preferences FILE MENU* Dial Modem Hang Up Modem...
  • Page 73 November 2004 IDM Main Menu Meter Window Menu Global Data Help System Upload/Download Edit Functions Real Time Connect to a New Instrument SITE EDIT MENU Select an Existing Instrument CALIBRATION/TEST PAUSE MEASUREMENT Scan Network for Instruments LOG EDIT MENU Preferences PAUSE: Measure Flow FILE MENU* Dial Modem...
  • Page 74 Appendix B...
  • Page 75: Appendix B: Data Records

    Data Records Available Option Cards ......... . B-1 Option Cards Installed .
  • Page 76: Available Option Cards

    November 2004 Available Option Cards Slot 1 The Model XGS868 can hold one option card in and one in Slot 2. The available configurations are listed in Table B-1 below. Table B-1: Option Card Configurations Card # Slot # Configuration...
  • Page 77: Option Cards Installed

    Option Cards Installed Whenever an option card is installed or changed in the Model XGS868 flow transmitter, record the type of card and any additional setup information in the appropriate row of Table B-2 below. Table B-2: Option Cards Installed...
  • Page 78: Setup Data

    November 2004 Setup Data After the Model XGS868 flow transmitter has been installed, setup data must be entered via the User Program prior to operation. Record that information in Table B-3 below. Table B-3: Setup Data General Information Model # Serial # Software Vers.
  • Page 79 November 2004 Table B-3: Setup Data (cont.) Channel - Pipe Parameters Channel 1 Channel 2 Trans. Type SPEC Trans. Type SPEC Transducer # Transducer # Spec. Trans. Hz Spec. Trans. Hz Spec. Trans. Tw Spec. Trans. Tw Pipe O.D. Pipe O.D. Pipe Wall Pipe Wall Path Length (P)
  • Page 80 November 2004 Table B-3: Setup Data (cont.) Channel - SETUP - Advanced Features - Multi K Factors (cont.) K-Factor # Velocity K-Factor K Factor # Velocity K-Factor Data Records...
  • Page 81 Appendix C...
  • Page 82 Remote Control Communications Unit Using the RCCU..........C-1 The User Program .
  • Page 83: Using The Rccu

    [ON] key on its keypad. The LCD display, which consists of 4 lines x 20 characters, is activated. See Figure C-1 below for the layout of the RCCU keypad and display. For reliable RCCU operation, the XGS868’s infrared receiver should: • have a clear line of sight to the RCCU •...
  • Page 84 The complete keypad is illustrated in Figure C-2 below and a detailed description of both the unshifted and shifted functions for each of the 24 keys is listed in Table C-4 on the next page. GE PANAMETRICS ONLINE PROGRAM On Line Operations...
  • Page 85 November 2004 Table C-4: The RCCU Key Functions Unshifted Function Shifted Function Software Function Keys - press to select the functions displayed directly above None them in the display window. Shift Key - press to access the shifted functions of the other keys; the light indicates that shifted mode is active.
  • Page 86 November 2004 Table C-4: The RCCU Key Functions (cont.) Unshifted Function Shifted Function Press 1 time to enter the letter M Five Key - press to enter a number 5. Press 2 times to enter the letter N Press 3 times to enter the letter O Press 1 time to enter the letter P Six Key - press to enter a number 6.
  • Page 87 For reliable RCCU communications, the infrared receiver in the window of the XGS868 should have a clear line of sight to the RCCU and should be located within 8 ft (2.5 m) of the RCCU with an angle of incidence of no more than 15°.
  • Page 88: Communications Failure

    November 2004 Communications Failure If an attempt to communicate with the XGS868 does not result in a proper connection with the RCCU, an error message such as the following appears: At this display, press [F1] to 8C or Communicating try again or press [F2] to quit.
  • Page 89: Accessing The User Program

    Figure C-3: XGS868 Front Window The green light in the window glows continuously to indicate that the XGS868 is receiving power, while the red light should glow for more than two seconds whenever a signal from the RCCU is initiated. If the red light blinks repeatedly, the XGS868 is not receiving the RCCU signal correctly.
  • Page 90 TARGET METER ID briefly and is then replaced by THIS IS AN XGS the following display. GGG | The XGS868 is now ready to ONLINE PROGRAM be programmed. To begin pro- On Line Operations gramming, press [F1] to select Edit Site PROG.
  • Page 91: Displaying Measurements

    November 2004 Displaying The components of the optional RCCU display are shown in Measurements Figure C-4 below, along with a typical mass flow rate readout. Channel # Parameter Flow Rate Units LIVE FLOW LINK CH1 MASS 4500 LB/HR VOLUM +TOTL Function Key Option Choice Figure C-4: A Typical RCCU Flow Rate Display...
  • Page 92: Setting Up The Display

    Flow rate data and diagnostic parameters may be displayed on the RCCU screen. To access and program this display, establish a link between the RCCU and the XGS868, and enter the ONLINE program (see Accessing the User Program on page C-7). Then, refer to...
  • Page 93 November 2004 Setting Up the Display Note: For a 1-Channel XGS868, only the CH1 option in the [F1] (cont.) position appears at the next prompt. GGG | Use the [←] and [→] keys to find the desired channel CHAN NAMES...
  • Page 94 November 2004 The RCCU Display (cont.) After the previous response has been communicated to the XGS868, the RCCU is connected to the meter by a Live Flow Link and displays the current flow rate value for the channel option specified. At this...
  • Page 95: Rccu Errors

    Indicates: The RCCU has received no communication from the XGS868 ce2: No Packet Rcvd Indicates: The RCCU received a signal from the XGS868, but the information was not recognizable. ce3: CRC Error Indicates: Cyclical Redundancy Check. The RCCU received a signal from the XGS868, but the command was not recognizable.
  • Page 96: Replacing The Rccu Battery

    November 2004 Replacing the RCCU The RCCU is powered by one disposable, standard 9-V battery. When Battery the battery has been depleted, it must be replaced with a fresh battery of the same type. Both Standard and Intrinsically-Safe (IS) versions of the optional RCCU are available.
  • Page 97: Intrinsically-Safe Version

    November 2004 Intrinsically-Safe Version !WARNING! Do not open the RCCU enclosure in a hazardous environment. 1. Remove the RCCU to a safe area before opening the unit. Loosen the two (2) screws along the bottom edge of the back of the RCCU housing, as illustrated in Figure C-5 on the previous page.
  • Page 98 November 2004 RCCU Program PROG CHOICES SITE EDIT MENU PROG DATA SITE CLEAR TEST PROG PAUSE FILE SYSTEM ONLINE OFFLNE [*only if data logging option card installed] [*for 2-Channel meter only] PROGRAM GLOBL Figure C-3 Channel PROGRAM ACTIV SYSTM PIPE SETUP CHANNEL LABEL 2-Channel...
  • Page 99 November 2004 RCCU Program PROG CHOICES SITE EDIT MENU SYSTEM ONLINE OFFLNE PROG DATA SITE CLEAR TEST PROG PAUSE FILE [*only if data logging option card installed] [*for 2-Channel meter only] PROGRAM GLOBL Figure C-3 Channel PROGRAM ACTIV SYSTM PIPE SETUP Figure C-1 Figure C-1...
  • Page 100 November 2004 RCCU Program PROG CHOICES SITE EDIT MENU PROG DATA SITE CLEAR TEST PROG PAUSE FILE SYSTEM ONLINE OFFLNE [*only if data logging option card installed] [*for 2-Channel meter only] PROGRAM GLOBL Figures C-1 and C-2 Global PROGRAM Global PROGRAM SYSTM COMM METER MESSAGE...
  • Page 101 November 2004 RCCU Program PROG CHOICES SITE EDIT MENU SYSTEM ONLINE OFFLNE PROG DATA SITE CLEAR TEST PROG PAUSE FILE [*only if data logging option card installed] [*for 2-Channel meter only] Channel PROGRAM GLOBL Figures C-1 and C-2 Global PROGRAM SYSTM COMM Figure C-3...
  • Page 102 November 2004 RCCU Program PROG CHOICES SITE EDIT MENU SYSTEM ONLINE OFFLNE PROG DATA SITE CLEAR TEST PROG PAUSE FILE [*only if data logging option card installed] LOGGING STOP ERROR Log Name LOG LOCATION NOT AVAILABLE LOG1 LOG2 LOG3 LOG4 FLASH PCMCIA Stop Logging ?
  • Page 103 November 2004 RCCU Program SITE EDIT MENU PROG CHOICES PROG PAUSE FILE PROG DATA SITE CLEAR TEST SYSTEM ONLINE OFFLNE [*only if data logging option card installed] LOG NAMES Target CLEAR LOG1 LOG2 LOG3 LOG4 SITE TOTALS NO SITES TO CLEAR NAME CHAN NAMES Uploading Header...
  • Page 104 Appendix D...
  • Page 105 PanaView™ for IDM-Compatible Meters (916-086B) Introduction ......... . D-1 IDM-Compatible Flowmeters .
  • Page 106: Introduction

    GE Infrastructure Sensing instruments. This document focuses on particular applications suitable for flowmeters that use the GE Infrastructure Sensing PanaView™ protocol. For general PanaView™ applications such as creating graph and log files, displaying live measurement data, and creating custom templates, please refer to the general PanaView™...
  • Page 107: Idm-Compatible Flowmeters

    If your meter is not on this list, please consult the factory for appropriate instrument interface software: • • • AT868 GN868 XGM868 • • • DF868 GS868 XGS868 • • • GC868 PT868 XMO2/IDM • • • GF868 UPT868-C XMT868 •...
  • Page 108: Setting Up The Communications Port

    November 2004 Setting Up the Use the steps below to establish communications with an IDM- Communications Port compatible flowmeter. 1. Open the “New Meter Browser” window and expand the network tree. Then, highlight the My Computer(Name) branch by clicking on it. 2.
  • Page 109 November 2004 Setting Up the 4. Click on the “Communications Port” option to select it. The Setup Communications Port Communications screen appears similar to Figure D-3 below. (cont.) Figure D-3: Setup Communications Screen 5. Open the Protocol menu (the first of the drop-down menus) and click on IDM.
  • Page 110: Adding An Idm-Compatible Meter

    November 2004 Adding an IDM- To add a meter on the IDM-configured communications port, Compatible Meter complete the following steps: 1. Highlight the communication port to which the meter will be added by clicking on it, and then open the “Edit” menu on the menu bar (if the communication port is not highlighted first, the “New Meter”...
  • Page 111 November 2004 Adding an IDM- IMPORTANT: The Network ID number must match the Network ID Compatible Meter (cont.) programmed in the meter’s Communications menu. If the initialization is successful, the Meter Browser shows a listing similar to Figure D-6 below. Figure D-6: The Updated Network Tree However, if the settings do not match, or there is some other difficulty, a screen appears similar to Figure D-7 below.
  • Page 112: Editing Meter Properties

    November 2004 Editing Meter Properties Through PanaView™, you can edit the properties of your IDM- compatible flowmeter. You can: • Set the meter clock, or synchronize it with the PC clock • Read, plot and save transducer signals • Clear totalizers •...
  • Page 113 November 2004 Editing Meter Properties The window appears similar to Figure D-9 below. To perform a (cont.) specific task, refer to the appropriate section on the following pages. • Setting the Meter Clock (page D-9) • Reading Transducer Signals (page D-10) •...
  • Page 114: Setting The Meter Clock

    November 2004 Setting the Meter Clock The meter’s Time may be reset in three different ways: • manually enter the time and date in the text box, or • [Sync to PC] click on the option button to have PanaView™ set the time and date to the current PC setting, or •...
  • Page 115: Reading Transducer Signals

    November 2004 Reading Transducer To read a Signal from the meter: Signals 1. Click on the Read Signals button. (If the meter is a multi-channel instrument, open the Channel drop-down menu and click on the desired channel.) After a moment, the Properties window appears similar to Figure D-11 below.
  • Page 116: Plotting Transducer Signals

    November 2004 Plotting Transducer To plot the selected signal, click on Plot. A graphical window opens, Signals as shown in Figure D-12 below. Figure D-12: Signal Graph Window Saving Transducer Signals To save the raw signal, click Save. A window opens similar to Figure D-13 below.
  • Page 117: Handling Site Files

    November 2004 Handling Site Files To access site files, click on the Site Files button in the Properties window. The Site File Operations window (shown in Figure D-14 below) opens. Figure D-14: The Site File Operations Window Saving an Existing Site to To save an existing site to the meter: the Meter 1.
  • Page 118 November 2004 Saving a New Site to the To save a new site to the meter: Meter 1. Select the radio button for New and click on the Save Site to Meter button. 2. A window opens similar to Figure D-16 below. Enter the desired name, and click [OK].
  • Page 119 November 2004 Clearing a Site from the To clear a site from the meter: Meter 1. Highlight the site in the left pane (see Figure D-14 on page D-12). 2. Click Clear Site From Meter. 3. The program asks for confirmation. Click [OK]. The meter deletes the designated file.
  • Page 120: Changing Meter Settings

    November 2004 Changing Meter Settings Through PanaView™, users of IDM-compatible meters can handle remote programming of the meter. They can: • Program and change a meter’s operating parameters; • Set up, start, and stop logs; • Calibrate and test inputs and outputs; •...
  • Page 121 November 2004 Changing Meter Settings 4. From the meter tree, expand the Edit Functions option. The (cont.) window now appears similar to Figure D-19 below, with a list of available menus. The menus listed are those available on the meter. (For illustration purposes, the specific menus shown are those for a one-channel GN868 flowmeter.) Figure D-19: Meter Tree with Edit Functions Option 5.
  • Page 122 November 2004 Changing Meter Settings 6. To enter a particular option: (cont.) a. Highlight and double-click on the desired option in the left pane. Figure D-21 below shows the first entry (Transducer Number) in the Pipe parameters option. The title above the center pane lists the current entry, while the center pane displays the available selections for that entry.
  • Page 123 November 2004 Changing Meter Settings (cont.) Figure D-22: Site Edit Menu with Current Settings 7. When you have completed entering parameters in a given option, [Exit Page] click to close the option. You can then double-click on [Close] another option, or click to close the window.
  • Page 124 November 2004 Index Acceleration Limit ....1-16 Default Setup ......1-18 Activating a Channel .
  • Page 125 November 2004 Index (cont.) Fluid Type ......1-9 Frequency Outputs, Setting Up... 1-34 Adjusting Contrast and Brightness .
  • Page 126 November 2004 Index (cont.) M>S Switch ......1-17 Option Card Mass Flow ......1-20 Alarms.
  • Page 127 November 2004 Index (cont.) Slot 0 Analog Outputs ....1-26 R Window (cycles) ....1-17 Output Meas.
  • Page 128 November 2004 Index (cont.) V Averaging ......1-18 Velocity High Limit ......1-16 Low Limit.
  • Page 129 Billerica, MA 01821-4111 U.S.A. as the manufacturer, declare under our sole responsibility that the product XGS868 Steam Mass Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter to which this document relates, in accordance with the provisions of ATEX Directive 94/9/EC Annex II, meets the following specifications: II 2 GD EEx d IIC T5 (-20°C to +65°C)
  • Page 130 XGF868 Flare Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGM868 Multi-Purpose Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGN868 Natural Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGS868 Steam Mass Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XMT868 Liquid Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter to which this declaration relates, are in conformity with the following standards: •...
  • Page 131 XGF868 Flare Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGM868 Multi-Purpose Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGN868 Natural Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGS868 Steam Mass Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XMT868 Liquid Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter rélatif á cette déclaration, sont en conformité avec les documents suivants: •...
  • Page 132 IGM878 Industrial Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGF868 Flare Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGM868 Multi-Purpose Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGN868 Natural Gas Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XGS868 Steam Mass Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter XMT868 Liquid Ultrasonic Flow Transmitter folgende Normen erfüllen: • EN 50014:1997+A1+A2:1999 •...
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