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LFXG®
FiberFlex® Detector with GEN2000® Electronics for Level Measurement

Document ID: 31520

Nuclear

 

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........................................................................................................... 9  Calibrate Gauge ......................... 8  Setup and Calibration .......... 14  Test points .. 8  RS-485 ................. 11  Alarm Types................................................................................ 11  Diagnostic Screens in Ohmview 2000 .......................................................... 11  Gauge Status ...............................................Table of Contents Table of Contents Revision History .................. 18  5 ...................................... 7  Current Loop Output ........................... 9  Maintenance and Diagnostics .............................................. 14  LED Indicators................................................ 16  Replace CPU or Power Supply Board................................................................... 8  Auxiliary Input Frequency Signal ............... 9  Set up 20 mA .................................... 9  Select Linearity............................................................................................................................................................................. 12  Troubleshooting ..................... 11  Acknowledge Diagnostic Alarms ................................................. 17  Periodic Maintenance ............................................................................................................. 9  Current Loop (analog output calibration) ............... 17  Customer Service .................... 15  Field Repair Procedures ............................................................................................................................................................................... 9  Set up 4 mA .. 8  Relay ............................... 3  Wiring ....................................... 12  Diagnostic Alarm Messages and Conditions ............................................................................................................................................................

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Interconnecting Terminals – GEN2000 HART 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Power In (L) Power In (N) Relay Normally Open (NO) Relay Common (C) Relay Normally Closed (NC) Frequency + Frequency + 6V Auxiliary Input Power (Not used in HART Applications) Common . Access the ground screws by removing the top cover. For example. Access the power board by removing the explosion-proof housing cap. 1.  The AC power source voltage input is 100 .Wiring Wiring Follow the diagram and the steps below for wiring connections. 7 .230 VAC ±10% (90 . Terminal 10 (-6V. Make connections at the removable terminal strips mounted on the power board. 2. at 15 VA (or 25 VA with optional heater) maximum power consumption. Connect the power earth ground wire with the internal and external ground screw. Auxiliary Input Power) may not be used with newer electronics.250 VAC) at 50/60 Hz. 3.6V Auxiliary Input Power Auxiliary Input Frequency Signal + Auxiliary Input Frequency Signal Current Loop Output + Current Loop Output - CAUTION ! Do not apply power until thoroughly checking all the wiring. The power input terminals are not polarity-sensitive. Not all connections are required for operation. 4.

Current Loop Output The current loop output signal is 4 … 20 mA into 250 . 20 mA). the signal and power can run on a single cable 4-wire hookup (2 wires for power. . Supply a separate earth ground. Relay Relay contacts are rated at 6 A at 240 VAC. or 1/4 HP at 120 VAC. NOTE ! Not all connections are required for operation. HART communication protocol (BEL202 FSK standard) is available on these connections. 2.. 1/1. Use an individual AC lighting circuit.1 Type 4 Class U. 3. The HART signal may not operate with some isolating barriers or other non-resistive loads. 2 wires for 4 . Use shielded wire per local code at a maximum length of 2. Connect positive terminals together. DC power cable can be part of a single cable 4-wire hookup.Wiring      Do not share the AC power with transient-producing loads. 1. Wire must meet power per local code. Use wire suitable for +40 C above surrounding ambient temperature. (609 m). 6 A at 24 VDC. Auxiliary Input Frequency Signal Frequency input signal is 0/100 kHz .280 ft. The power input terminals are not polarity-sensitive. Connect negative terminals together. 8 .000 m)  All wires should be per local code When using DC power.000 Hz ripple) at 15 VA maximum power consumption. true digital.000 ft. Frequency input signal is 0/100 kHz . Connect ground terminals together. RS-485 The CPU board contains clearly labeled RS-485 connections. When using signal (4 … 20 mA output) cables (customer supplied). The DC power source voltage input is 20–60 VDC (<100 mV.800  load. (1. true digital. The output is isolated to standard ISA 50. or can be separate from output signal cable.. Pin 13 is positive (+) and Pin 14 is negative (-). All field wiring must have insulation suitable for 250 volts or higher. they must meet these specifications:  Maximum cable length is 3.

enter the actual milliamp reading. Click OK. you must:   Calibrate it to relate the detection of radiation from the source to the level of the process material. 9. 3. Set up 4 mA 1.00 mA. Read the ammeter and enter the actual milliamp reading. 5. 7. 5. 9 . 6. 8. Linearizer Type.Setup and Calibration Setup and Calibration Before using the gauge to make measurements. Make sure there is a 250 . Click Setup. Click OK. Current Loop (analog output calibration) Before completing a current loop calibration: 1. 2. Click OK. Click YES if the ammeter reads 4. If no load or an insufficient load exists on the loop. you must complete the Standard Method (2-point) or the Two-Point Process Calibration steps. Select Linearity Select the linearity options by completing the steps below: 1. 4. Open Ohmview 2000 Perform the following steps to calibrate the current loop. Read the ammeter and enter the actual milliamp reading. 6. Click YES if the ammeter reads 20. 2. 2.Linear. Read the ammeter and enter the actual milliamp reading. Calibrate the current loop to a reference ammeter or the DCS. Click OK. Click OK. Click OK. Click Execute. 4. Set up 20 mA 1.00 mA or NO for any other reading. Read the ammeter. Click Calibration.800  load on the current loop. 7. Hook the meter in series with the load resistor. 10. 3. Repeat until the meter reads 4. 3. 2. Click Table . Connect an ammeter anywhere along the current loop (in series).00 mA or NO for any other reading.Non-linear or Table . Click OK. it may require temporary placement of a resistor. 4.00 mA. Current Loop Cal. Repeat until the meter reads 20. Gauge Setup. Calibrate Gauge To calibrate your gauge.

Enter the actual value in engineering units. Calculate Calibration 1. 5. 2. 2. 3. 2 Point Calibration. Click Accept. depending on your ability to empty and fill the vessel. Set the low level and collect Cal Low data. Two Point Process Calibration (Preferred Method) You must provide high and low process conditions when performing a two-point calibration. 4. Click OK. 4. Set the high level and collect Cal High data. Repeat the procedure for all available levels. Calculate the linearity. Click Start. Collect Linearizer Table Data 1. Linearizer Data Pt. Click Calibration. 3. Complete the simple or one point method by skipping steps 3 and 4. Click OK to proceed with the linearity calculation. Click Accept. Click OK. Recalculate. 2. 3. Click OK. 2 Point Calibration. Calculate Linearizer 1. 10 . Linearizer Data Pt. 7. 3. Click Calibration. 3. 2. 2 Point Calibration. 4.Setup and Calibration Standard Method (2-point) 1. Cal Low Collect. Accept or reject the results when they appear. record the sensor counts and levels at each step: Set Low Level 1. Perform the data collection steps in any sequence. Create Data Point. Click Calibration. Set High Level 1. 4. The linearizer table calculates based on the level values. enter the actual known level of process. 4. 5. Calculate the calibration. Cal High Collect. 6. Click OK. 2. Click Start. Enter the actual value in engineering units. Click Calibration. Click Calculate Results. If using the standard method. Collect the linearizer table data. At the prompt. 2. 5. Click Calibration.

11 . click Diagnostics.Maintenance and Diagnostics Maintenance and Diagnostics The transmitter system alerts you to detector problems by:     Posting messages on the Ohmview 2000 message screen. Gauge sets current loop output at value measured 10 seconds before condition. For historical information. Diagnostic  Optional   Analog Process  X-ray   Process X-ray Alarm Output Option to trigger relay Display HART message Current loop output affected Gauge status and gauge history Gauge Status Diagnostic Screens in Ohmview 2000   To check the system’s present status. This alarm only works for output relay. Gauge cycles until radiation field is back to normal level or until a time-out period of 60 minutes passes. Enter choice of low or high limit and set point on Alarm | Relay Setup tab. click the Diagnostic History and STDZ History tabs. Tracking the current status and history in the Gauge status screens. X-ray alarm changes current loop mA output in response to marked increase in radiation field. De-energizing the output relay. The gauge acknowledges or resets process alarm when process value returns to set point value. Alarm Types Name Diagnostic Analog Description Diagnostic alarm provides information about level gauge system and alerts users when periodic procedures are due. Diagnostics tab. This change prevents control problems when external radiographic sources are in the area during vessel inspections. Analog alarm sets the current loop mA to 2 mA or 22 mA when detector outputs zero (0) counts. Distinctly changing the current loop output. check the following:  Is source holder shutter in On or Open position to create the required radiation field?  Is there extreme build-up on walls or other material that is shielding detector from radiation field?  Are electrical connections from sensor assembly to CPU board damaged or disconnected? Process alarm triggers when process level is above or below a set point (high limit or low limit). If analog alarm is on.

Condition RAM Status Pass/Fail Description Action Consult VEGA Field Service. probe may be broken and CPU board may need replacement. Sensor Temp Probe . Contact VEGA Field Service.Maintenance and Diagnostics Since some conditions are self-repairing such as RAM and EEPROM corruption. contact VEGA Field Service. suggests hardware problem.5 C constantly. To check for recurrence. Diagnostic Alarm Messages and Conditions View active alarm messages on the Ohmview 2000 menu. Perform source wipe. If temperature reads . but not in diagnostic screens. When a HART device initially connects to the gauge. Use the Alarms. Repeated triggering of alarm suggests hardware problem. you must acknowledge all diagnostic alarms to reset the relay. Check for recurrence by acknowledging alarm. any conditions in alarm appear. If alarm recurs. Diagnostic Alarm Enable tab to select alarm messages. RAM corrupt/RAM memory corruption occurred and resolved internally. Field Service if clock does not reset. Sensor EEPROM Sensor EEPROM corrupt/ . Process Chain tab. acknowledge alarm.No/Yes CPU EEPROM CPU EPPROM corrupt/Critical memory corruption occurred on 12 . you must reset clock. Acknowledge Diagnostic Alarms Diagnostic alarms turn off when the problem resolves except for the following reasons:    Source wipe due Shutter check due Standardize due NOTE ! If the relay is set as a diagnostic alarm. Verify sensor temperature on Diagnostics. these conditions may appear in history screens. Real Time Clock Real time clock failed/Can cause Reset time and date. Cycle power to Source Wipe Due Source wipe due .Pass/Fail Sensor temp probe fail/Sensor temperature probe may not be functioning. Log shutter check on Source Functions tab. Contact VEGA Status . Note: If gauge has been without power for 28 days or greater. which results in erroneous measurements. If it recurs.Pass/Fail miscalculation of timed events. Cycle power to unit.0.Pass/Fail Critical memory corruption occurred on sensor pre-amp board EEPROM may not be resolved internally.

Contact VEGA Field Service first.) Indicates sensor is malfunctioning. unit. Note that there are high levels of Contact VEGA for more information. Perform shutter check. suggests hardware problem. x-ray radiation in area that can affect process measurement. If it recurs.No/Yes Process out of measurement Contact VEGA Field Service. click Diagnostics. Sensor fail/ Less than 1 count seen in last 10 seconds (configurable by Field Service. Acknowledge on Source Functions tab.No/Yes New Hardware Found . Standardize Due . range/Current process value is not within limits set by Max level and Min level in gauge span settings. contact VEGA Field Service for advice.Standardize Due No/Yes Shutter Check Due . New Hardware. If they concur. If alarm recurs. Sensor Status Pass/Fail Sensor Voltage Sensor high voltage fail/High Status .No/Yes Shutter Check Due New hardware found?/CPU board detects configuration mismatch. Contact VEGA Field Service.Pass/Fail voltage on PMT is outside usable range. No New Hardware and click OK.Maintenance and Diagnostics Pass/Fail CPU board EEPROM may not be resolved internally. CPU board or sensor assembly may have been replaced or one of EEPROM configurations is incorrect. Perform a new standardization procedure. X-Ray Alarm No/Yes 13 . Contact VEGA Field Service. Process Out of Range .

referenced to isolated ground CPU board Label Count GND U5 pin 8 Description Raw input signal coming from the preamplifier Logic ground +5V power supply test point. 14 . referenced to logic ground Jumpers Jumpers JP1 and JP2 on the power supply board set the current loop source or sink mode.Maintenance and Diagnostics Troubleshooting Two circuit boards are field-replaceable. The gauge does not use jumpers J1 through J4 on the CPU board. Power Supply Board and CPU Board Test points Power Supply Board Label H1 H2 TP1 TP2 Description HART connection HART connection Isolated ground Loop current test point 200 mV/mA loop current.

call VEGA Field Service to report this condition. and 5..24 V not present on 4 .Maintenance and Diagnostics NOTE ! Do not change the jumpers from the current setting without calling VEGA Field Service. HV 15 . Gauge Current Loop Self-powered DCS-powered Jumper Setting JP1 Pins 1-2. Replace power supply board. If no relay output.relay de-energized Check against relay output terminals 3. They are visible when you remove the explosion-proof housing pipe cap.. 4.relay energized. JP2 on power supply board. The gauge does not operate if the FLASH chip is corrupt. JP2 Pins 2-3 JP1 Pins 2-3. Check fuse on power supply board. Check loop wiring and jumpers JP1. ON BLINKING OFF FIELD FIELD NOTE HART HART MEM MEM AUX AUX CPU CPU HV LED Indicators – CPU Board ! If the LED band displays the Memory Corrupt pattern. CPU Board Use the LED indicators on the CPU board to check the basic functioning of the gauge. Error Condition Recommendation +24V Analog output loop voltage ON Relay Relay condition indicator ON . replace power supply board. JP2 Pins 1-2 Mode Source mode Sink mode LED Indicators Power Supply Board LED +6V Description +6V DC voltage level to electronics Normal Condition ON OFF electronics are not receiving +6 V DC required for functioning OFF . Check power input terminals 1 and 2. 20 mA output and HART communications are bad None Verify +6 V on pin 8 of terminal strip (Pin 9 can be used as ground reference. OFF .

Check auxiliary input wiring terminals 11 and 12 with meter for frequency signal. then off for 2 seconds. LED does not blink. which blinks 1 time/second to time LED1 for field indicator. On for 10 seconds for each mR/hr. CPU not functioning None HV Sensor high voltage Radiation field indicator Field On . Call VEGA Field Service. Check for closed source shutter.high voltage is within specification Cycles in proportion to radiation field intensity at detector. Check auxiliary input equipment.) Off-high voltage is outside of specification None Field Repair Procedures CAUTION ! Use appropriate electrostatic discharge procedures to prevent damage to the electrical components of the gauge.blinks when receiving HART messages Blinks at rate of once per second Blinks if auxiliary input is present Check device and connection on loop Check power input. buildup.Maintenance and Diagnostics CPU LEDs Mem Memory corruption Description Normal Condition OFF Blink Pattern 1-CPU EEPROM corrupt 2-Sensor EEPROM corrupt 3-Both EEPROMs corrupt 4-RAM corrupt 5-Memory mismatch ON solidCombination of errors None Check software diagnostics. 16 . Error Condition Recommendation HART CPU Aux HART communicati on indicator Central processing unit Auxiliary input frequency signal indicator ON . Replace CPU board. (Use LED 5. and/or insulation. Call VEGA Field service.

3. call VEGA Field Service. Remove the housing cover.As required by process conditions. The sensor EEPROM contains a backup of the CPU board EEPROM. After replacing the CPU board.    Recalibrate . you must perform a memory backup to update the CPU board’s EEPROM with the information in the sensor board EEPROM. NOTE ! Periodic Maintenance Follow this suggested schedule to prevent problems and to comply with radiation regulations. Remove the three (3) screws holding the electronics package in place. click Diagnostics. Remove the appropriate board from the clamshell assembly by removing the three (3) mounting nuts. Turn on the power to the unit. Remove the plastic electronics cover. 5. 11. Reconnect the terminal wiring connector. 8. NOTE ! If you are changing the CPU board. NOTE ! Refer to the LFXG-H Installation and Operation Guide and the Radiation Safety Manual for more information about recalibration and shutter checks and source wipe tests. Carefully pull the electronics package out of the housing. Carefully reconnect any ribbon cables. Install the electronics package in the housing. 12. Turn off power to the gauge. 13. Replace the three (3) mounting nuts. 9. New CPU and click OK for a new backup of EEPROMS. you must move the old firmware chip to the new board if the new board firmware is different. Remove the terminal wiring connector. New hardware. Connect a HART communicator to the unit and verify that the unit is operational. Install the plastic electronics cover. Source holder shutter check .Every 6 months unless otherwise required by the appropriate nuclear regulatory body. a New Hardware Found error message normally appears when you connect with the HART communicator. 7. 15. Source wipe . 17 .Every 3 years unless otherwise required by the appropriate nuclear regulatory body. In Ohmview 2000. 2. 10. If you change the CPU board. 6.Maintenance and Diagnostics Before replacing a circuit board. Install the housing cover. Replace CPU or Power Supply Board 1. 14. 4.

emergency services.5:00 P. 1-513-272-0131 EST (Eastern Standard Time) Emergencies: Follow the voice mail instructions Fax 1-513-272-0131 1-513-272-0133 18 .M. or equipment start up.Customer Service Customer Service VEGA has Field Service Engineers or Radiation Safety Officers available for onsite service. .M. Contact Information Telephone Number Monday through Friday 8:00 A.

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