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Data Sheet

Symphony Plus
S+ Operations
Description
Operator effectiveness is fundamental to a plants performance.
However, with fewer plant operators, a generational shift in the
operator workforce, and increasing complexity of plant operations,
it is becoming ever more challenging. S+ Operations intuitive,
easy-to-use human machine interface (HMI) leads operators to
greater awareness, faster response and better decisions.
S+ Operations is designed for high performance in every aspect
involved: human machine interface, integrated operations,
seamless life cycle management, information management, alarm
management, security, process optimization, and flexible, scalable
fault tolerant design.
S+ Operations provides a broad view of the plant by integrating
data from all plant areas and systems, including turbine control,
electrical balance of plant, and remote SCADA systems. Through
its open architecture, S+ Operations seamlessly consolidates and
rationalizes plant data to improve operator response to changing
conditions, resulting in increased plant safety and uptime.
Through integration of traditionally isolated plant devices and
systems, S+ Operations extends the reach of the automation
system to all plant areas. The result is a simplified view of the plant.
Traditionally disparate plant systems and device data are easily
accessed. The resident information is used by control strategies
and higher-level applications to produce tighter, more reliable
process control solutions.
The open architecture design reduces life cycle costs by simplifying
the task of integrating plant systems and devices. Additionally, the
useful life is extended as the open architecture allows the easy
integration of new off-the-shelf applications and products.
S+ Operations system architecture provides flexible and scalable
configurations for small, medium and large process or SCADA
applications.
Basically, S+ Operations is a completely server based system
with every server having its own client included. Additionally,
the complete system is enabled for multi system and multi level
redundancy, thus providing server-less as well as server-based
architecture solutions.

Switching between different configurations is swift and simple.


This flexibility makes adapting to evolving needs an easy step.
All existing data remains untouched, the switch over to the
extended system is easy and nearly seamless. The expenses to
become accustomed to the new system are minimal: operator
panels and well-established workflows remain the same.
S+ Operations flexibility allows for different architectures including:
Server-less architecture
Server-based architecture

Simple Server-based architecture

Distributed architecture

Segregated architecture

Composite server architecture

Multi system tiered architecture

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Communication protocols
S+ Operations easily integrates different and heterogeneous
systems and configurations and thus protects the clients
investment. This flexibility is provided by S+ Operations unique
set of integrated interface protocols that enable seamless
operational communication with even the most demanding
controllers.
S+ Operations provides the following protocols:
S+ Control Harmony (INFI 90 (serial/Ethernet CIU))
S+ Control Melody (AC870P)
Contronic E
Procontrol P13 (by OPC)
Procontrol P14
AC500
AC800M (by OPC)
Freelance 800F (by OPC)
OPC DA, AE, HDA
Modbus, Modbus TCP
IEC 870-5-101/103/104
DNP 3.0 (by OPC using 3rd party OPC server)
General Electric GSM (Mark V/VI) - (GE Standard
Messages, GSM)
SPABUS
Text
ComLi

Tag database
The Tag Database is the primary element for almost all functions
supported by S+ Operations. Each field sensor is associated
with a tag.
Typically, the number of tags in the database is greater than the
total number of field sensors. Calculated tags and lab data entry
tags, etc. are also included in the Tag Database.
The Tag Database includes specific information for each
acquired or calculated digital or process variable. Attributes will
change depending on the type of tag.
Features:
Supports large systems
Up to 512,000 tags per server
256,000 boolean
256,000 non-boolean
Direct tag export from Composer to S+ Operations
Tag types include:
Native tags to Symphony DCS
Analog
Digital
Calculated
Others
User configurable
Bit arrays
Text
LAB (manual entry)

General hardware and software requirements for a variety of S+ Operations configurations are summarized in Table1.
Table 1. HW and SW requirements

HSI Server
History Server
Serverless Client
Operator Client
Full Office Client
Application Server
CPU
Small: Xeon 2.4
Xeon 2.4 Ghz or
Small: Xeon 2.4
I5 with 3.2 Ghz
I3 processor
Xeon 2.4 GHz or I5 3.2 Ghz

GHz or I53.2 Ghz
I5 3.2 Ghz
GHz or I5 3.2 Ghz
(2 real cores)
(2 real cores)

Large: Xeon 2.4
(4 real cores)
(4 real cores)

Ghz or I7 3.3 Ghz
Large: Xeon 2.4

Large (4 real cores)
Ghz or I7 3.3 Ghz

with integrated
(4 real cores)

History: Xeon 2.4 Ghz

(6 real cores)
RAM
Small: 8 GB
Small: 4 GB
Small: 4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
4 GB

Large: 8 GB
Large: 8 GB
Large: 8 GB
OS
64 Bit
64 Bit
64 Bit
64 Bit
32 bit or 64 Bit
64 Bit

Windows 7: up to
Windows 7 up to
Windows 7
Windows 7
Windows 7
Windows 7

5 computers
5 users
Server 2008 R2
Server 2008R2
Server 2008
Server 2008

Server 2008R2
Server 2008 R2
Hard disk As required by
Min. 2x 100 GB,
As required by
As required by
As required by
As required by

applications
As required by
applications
applications
applications
applications

capacity
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System Limits
Serverless architecture
Serverless clients are always stand-alone. No interaction
may occur between clients for HSI server functions. However
Symphony Plus History functions can be configured to be on a
single/redundant History server only.

Server based architecture


For architectures following the server based architecture,
the below general limits apply.
Server based architecture limits are summarized in Table 3.
Table 3. Server based architecture

Serverless architecture limits are summarized in Table 2.


Table 2. Serverless architecture

Controller

Limitation Server Based

Harmony

60 k Harmony Tags

Controller

Limitation Serverless

Harmony
Melody

AC800M
Freelance
P13
AC500

10
10
10
12
10
10
30

Melody
AC800M
Freelance
P13
Contronic E
Procontrol 14
AC500

30
12
10
10
30
30
30

Workstations, 10 k Harmony Tags


Controllers, 1 Workstation (alarm channel limitation)
k Melody Tags
Controllers, 2 Workstations (alarm channel limitation)
Controllers, 10 Workstations
Controllers, 10 Workstations, 2,500 tags
Controllers, 20 k OPC items

Controllers,
Controllers
Controllers,
Controllers,
Controllers,
k P14 tags
Controllers,

30 k Melody Tags
10 Workstations
10 Workstations, 16 k P13 Tags / Server
30 k Contronic E process variables
20 k OPC items

Minimum, default and maximum values of sized features of the package are summarized in Table 4. Most of unlimited maximum
values are only limited by disk capacity.
Table 4. Features and sizes
Category
Parameter or Feature
Min.
Default
Max.
Architecture
Recommended and tested configurations
Redundancy level
RT Server
1
2
4

History Server
0
1
2

Web Server
0
1
Parallel

Application Server
0
1
2

Front-end Server
0
1
2

Composite Architecture
0
1
2

Hierarchical architecture
0
1
2
Composite

Clusters
1
2
4

Data exchange exceptions/s
300
1,000
1,000
Hie rarchical

Clusters
1
2
4

Data exchange exceptions/s
300
1,000
1,000
Scanners
Number of parallel scanners per system
0
N/A
200
Database
Tags
Number of analog tags
100
5,000
256,000

Number of digital tags
100
5,000
256,000

Number of database tags
200
10,000
512,000
Eng. units
Number of descriptors
0
128
512
Logic states
Number of descriptors
0
512
2,048
Alarm comments
Number of comments
0
100
1,024
Alarm Handling
Tags
Number of handled alarms
N/A
N/A
Unlimited

No. of analog alarm levels
N/A
8
8

No. of rate of change levels
N/A
2
2

No. of deviation levels
N/A
2
2
Groups
Number of alarm groups
0
1,024
Unlimited
Nodes
Alarm broadcasted nodes
0
N/A
128
Priorities
Number of alarm priorities
0
16
32

Number of alarm colors
0
8
20
Tones
Number of audible tones
0
32
1,024
Transfer Properties

Property transfer from one tag to another
Tags
No. of tags to transfer
0
0
N/A
Cycle time
Cycle time of transfer mechanism
1,000 ms
2,000 ms
N/A

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Table 4. Features and sizes (continued)


Category
Parameter or Feature
Min.
Default
Max.
Calculations
Tags
No. of tags per calc. block
0
100
2,000
Blocks
No. of calculation blocks
0
100
10,000
Statements
Statement length
N/A
256
256
Human Interface
Displays
Number of displays
N/A
N/A
Unlimited
Windows
Number of operator windows
1
32
32

No. of menu items and icons
N/A
500
1,000

No of simultaneous faceplates
N/A
8
Unlimited
Workplaces
Number of different workplaces
1
50
256
Security
Users
Number of individual users
1
20
100
User name
Number of characters
1
18
18
Password
Number of characters
1
18
18
Security Level
Number of Security Levels
N/A
N/A
16
Security Groups

Number of Security Groups

N/A

N/A

32

Harmony Process Events


SOE with SEM

Number of SOE devices

256 / SER

Number of SOE tags (5,000)

5,000 / SEM

Number of SOE reports

10

SOE with HPC

Number of SOE tags

5,000 / HPC

Number of SOE devices

256

Number of triggers

3 / tag

Number of concurrent SOE reports

10

Summaries
Tags

Real-time tag summaries

N/A

N/A

Unlimited

Tag operating parameters

N/A

N/A

Unlimited

Short Term Hist.


Playback

Number of playback hours

24

24

No. of playback lifetime days

30

Playback alignment # of nodes

Console trends

Number of trends

N/A

N/A

Unlimited

No. of tags per trends

20

20

No. of colors for trend curves

15

N/A

Unlimited

Chronol. alarms

No. of archived messages

N/A

10,000

100,000

Maintenance

Number of digital totalizers

100

1,000

Totalizers

Number of analog totalizers

100

1,000

Long Term Hist. Process Data


Number of history logs

N/A

Unlimited per system, 100k per server

History resolution

1 ms

1 ms

Event based

Office trends

Number of trends

N/A

N/A

Unlimited

No. of tags per trend

20

50

No. of colors for trend curves

N/A

256

Report storage

Max days

N/A

N/A

Disk size

Max number of files

N/A

N/A

Disk size

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Table 4. Features and sizes (continued)


Category

Parameter or Feature

Min.

Default

Max.

Long Term Hist. Process Data (cont.)


Report generation

Max number of report scheduled

50

150

Storage rate

Continuous exceptions per sec

1,000

1,000

Exceptional exceptions per sec

15,000

15,000

Reading rate

Reading rate exception/sec

5,000

30,000

Capacity

Disk size usage

10 MB

250 GB

1 TB

Long Term Hist. Event Data


Storage rate

Continuous events per day

100,000

100,000

Exceptional storage rate

100,000

2,000,000

Reading rate

Reading rate events/sec

100

1,000

5,000

Capacity

Disk size usage

500 MB

100 GB

400 GB (10 y)

OPC
OPC HDA Server
Requests

Requests / min

N/A

60

100

Record length

Data records per request

N/A

1000

10.000

Max clients

Number of clients per HDA server

10

Time range

Time range per request

1 s

1 h

1 month

SQL Transmitter
Cycle time

Cycle time

5 min

15 min

1 month

Signals

Signals per class

Cycle time

Cycle time

/1,000 ms

/500 ms

Printing
Printers

Number of printers

N/A

99

Ext. Interfacing
Interfaces

Number of unique interfaces

N/A

N/A

Unlimited

Hardware
Clients

Number of remote & local operations clients

Nodes

Number of nodes (all clients and servers in one system) 1

32

64

32

128

Communication
INFI-Net

Number of connections

20

PProt

Number of controllers

30

60

P14 CPS

Number of connections

AC500

Number of AC500 / OPC server

N/A

30

Number of servers

64

Number of OPC items per AC500

N/A

10,000

Number of OPC items per OPC server

N/A

20,000

OPC DA

Number of connections

100

IEC 61850

Number of IEDs

160

Number of connections per server

Number of servers

64

Changes per second on stack

150

Signals / IED

DB tag limit

Cycle time

1,000 ms

1,000 ms

Protocol

MMS

COMLI

Number of slaves per instance

N/A

32

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Table 4. Features and sizes (continued)


Category

Parameter or Feature

Min.

Default

Max.

Communication (continued)
Modbus TCP

Number of devices per connection

100

Number of servers

64

Signals per device

DB tag limit

Cycle time

200 ms

1,000 ms

Modbus serial

Number of devices per connection

100

Number of servers

64

Signals per device

DB tag limit

Cycle time

200 ms

1,000 ms

60870-5-104

Number of devices per connection

100

Number of connections per server

Number of servers

64

Signals per device

DB tag limit

Cycle time

1,000 ms

500 ms

Information Management
Full clients

Number of concurrent clients

N/A

50

Web clients

Number of concurrent web clients

N/A

200

Tag length

Number of characters

N/A

31

S+ Operations features and details are summarized in Table 5.


Table 5. Features and details
Category

Parameter or Feature

Details

Database
General

Configuration

On-line and off-line

Tags

Standard format

Dbase III/IV (DBF) or Excel (XLSX,XLS), XML, TEXT

Compatibility to ...

WinTools

Eng. units

Standard format

Composer (conversion to or from MDB file)

Compatibility to ...

Dbase III/IV (DBF), Excel (XLS) or CF File

Logic states

Standard format

WinTools (CF File)

Compatibility to ...

Dbase III/IV (DBF), Excel (XLS) or CF File

Alarm comments

Standard format

WinTools (CF File)

Alarm handling
General

Alarm acknowledgment

Global (user restricted), per individual tag

Alarm inhibit

Per alarm page (all tags displayed)

Alarm action program

Automatic per individual tag and manual per individual tag

Alarm shelving

Manual per individual tag

Alarm out of service

Manual per group

Alarm latching

Manual per individual tag

Alarm removal

Manual per individual tag

Tags

Variable alarm levels

Activation configurable per individual tag and per alarm condition

Alarm dead-band

The alarm action program must be separately implemented

RTN as new message

Configurable per individual tag

Remove alarm message on acknowledge

Configurable per individual tag

Groups

Group tree

Configurable

Default: 16 main groups and 16 sub-groups for each main group

Nodes

Configurable (default NO)

Acknowledgment broadcast

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Table 5. Features and details (continued)


Category

Parameter or Feature

Details

Tones

Types of audible tones

Beep, wave file (one shot or continuous), horn (via external activation)

Audible on alarm

Configurable per individual tag

Audible on RTN

Configurable per individual tag

Alarm audible silence

Global

Disable audible on acknowledge

Configurable (default YES)

Pages

Alarm display

Alarm page per group and unacknowledged alarm window

Alarm filtering

Individually by choosing displayed columns

Alarm summary

Summary always on view and one click to display

Message format

Font height and weight of message

Configurable

Multiple customizable alarm views

Configurable and runtime selectable

Alarm comments on alarm display

Configurable (default NO)

Value updated within alarm display

Configurable (default YES)

Milliseconds within date/time

Configurable (default YES)

Time of alarm resolution

1 millisecond

Date and time

Configurable

Alarm Handling (cont.)

Standard: dd-mmm-yy or

Alternate: according to regional option settings

Configurable according to regional

International date

Calculations
General

Configuration

On-line and off-line

Triggering

On event and on schedule

Statements

Statement length

Configurable

Operators

Arithmetical operations

+, - (prefix), - (infix), *, /

Logical operators

AND, OR, NOT

Relational operators

<, ==, >, <=, !=, >=

Structures

Control structures

IF-THEN-ELSE, WHILE-DO

Functions

Mathematical functions

ABS, SIN, COS, EXP, LN, LOG10, MIN, MAX, SQR, etc.

Tag functions

GETINFO, GETTAG, SAVEVALUE, TEST_ALARM, TEST_QUALITY,

FORCE_QUALITY, etc.

File functions

READFILE, WRITEFILE

Time functions

DAY, HOUR, DAYOFWEEK, DELTATIME, etc.

Steam functions

Specific heat, enthalpy, entropy, specific volume, water viscosity,

Water conductibility, etc.

Gas property functions

Specific heat, enthalpy, entropy, molecular weight of gas

Sea water functions

Specific heat, enthalpy, density, thermal conductibility, dynamic viscosity

of sea water

Wet air functions

Specific heat, enthalpy, entropy, temperature, humidity of wet air

Fuel combustion functions

Specific heat, enthalpy, entropy, temperature of fuel

Historical functions

COUNTER, DELAY, DERIV, FILT, GRAD, HIST_VAL, INTEG, etc.

Macros

Library of macros

Thermal power plant and MSF desalination plant macros

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Table 5. Features and details (continued)


Category

Parameter or Feature

Details

Human Interface
General

Language

Multi-language supported. Default English. Other languages

supported if translation files are provided.

Displays

Graphic editor

Embedded editor, LOOX

Import existing mimics

SODG (via translation), SLGMS (via conversion)

Update frequency of dynamics

Selectable 1 sec or 5 sec

Standard input format

Dbase III/IV (DBF) or Excel.

Windows

Multi-screen

Configurable (default NO)

Dragable windows

Configurable (default NO)

Process control

SP and CO increment

Configurable (default 0.2%)

SP and CO fast increment

Configurable (default 4%)

Double click to select popup

Configurable (default NO)

Security
General

Access

Windoews user management

Technology

Microsoft

Log in

Log in

Username and password

Username

Case sensitivity

Password

Case sensitivity

Default log-in user

Configurable

Log-in display

Configurable

Log out

Log out

Manual on demand or automatic on time-out

Log-out time-out

Configurable

Log-out display

Process Events
General

Sequence of events

Standard and distributed

Sequence of events resolution

1 millisecond

Tags

Number of SOE events

Configurable

Duplication of SOE to digital inputs

Configurable (default YES)

Ext. Interfaces
OLE

OLE/DDE interface

DDE functions

OPC

OPC interface

OPC server and OPC client (DA 1.x, 2.0, AE 1.x, HDA 1.x)

WEB

WEB server

HTTP and HTTPS, graphics, trends, alarm and events, reports, signal explorer

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