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MTL FIELDBUS Segment Calculator
Design Principles MTL Power Sources
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Flow chart of Worksheets
The Main Menu The Segment Sheet Instrument Data Sheet Front Sheet Key Notes Sheet Excel Screen Settings
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Basic Design Mode
Main Menu Segment Sheet Megablock Selection Minimum Segment Voltage Cable Resistance Length of Segment Segment Voltages Megablock models available System Parameters Megablock Internal Voltage drop 10-Way Megablock System Check Clear Check Clear IS/SG Level ‘Clear Screen’ & ‘Partial Clear’ Megablocks Allocated Instrument Data Sheet Printing Project Documentation Moving between Worksheets
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Line voltage Segment Current Spur Excessive Currents Spur Short-Circuit Currents Fieldbus Cable Length Instrument Count Cable Resistance Specification
Instrument Data Sheet
V1.5.0 : October 2004
0 Appendix – Error Codes 18.104.22.168 2 5.5.7 5.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V22.214.171.124 : October 2004 .1.4 5.1 5.5 5.0 5.0 Conditions of Use of the Fieldbus Calculator V1. Typical Engineering Process Data 6.1 5.8 Page 2 of 18 Description of Instrument Data Sheet Facilities Power Conditioner MegaBlock Hubs Trunk surge devices Additional Segment devices Instrument Current consumption Data Transfer to Segment Sheet Data transfer of Segment Sheet Data to the Instrument Data Sheet.1.6 5.1.1 3 5.
It takes no consideration of the user having made the correct choice of components with regard to hazardous area location. after which the fieldbus segment is constructed using various Megablock devices. This approach allows for the application of surge protection devices. thus ensuring an account is taken of all the required materials. Cable parameters are then entered to complete the system design. At any future time it can be recalled for modification or review. and various other parameters associated with a user-designed fieldbus segment.0 Page 3 of 18 1 Introduction 1. or Intrinsically Safe. nor the resulting nature of the networks.0 : October 2004 .5. using the ‘System Check’ to ensure the design is a practical application.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. In conclusion. V1. This facilitates. where required. A sample spreadsheet of such a file is available for perusal & experimentation and may be downloaded from the web site. Entity or Zone 0 interfaces to the main segment trunk and to each attached spur. Entity or Zone 0 interfaces. using the ‘System Check’ to ensure the design is a practical application. Cable parameters are then entered and instruments added to complete the system design. • The more comprehensive approach is to use the Instrument Data page to create a complete map of the required network. Note that in this mode of program application it is not possible to add surge protection devices. Two fundamental approaches are available using the Calculator : • A facility whereby the user may simply make a choice of the power conditioner being employed. the importing of system data from previously engineered process layouts. using either of the above methods. and the configured design printed out. Warning flags are raised if significant parameters are exceeded. ie. whether they become Non-Incendive. using a unique name that relates to the project under consideration. an inventory of the required components may be displayed.5.0 Design Principles The Calculator is essentially a tool to assess voltages. Non-Arcing. currents. The completed design may of course be saved as a standard Excel file. It allows for an inventory to be taken of all the components specified within a design. forming part of the system documentation.
1 Instrument Data Sheet V1.5.1 MTL Power Sources The program caters for the range of MTL Power Sources : Power Source Model 9121-IS 9122-IS 9111-NI 9112-NI FPS (See * ) MTL5995 MTL5053 Page 4 of 18 Note * : There are several versions of the FPS Power Supply : FPS-I Redundant power system Terminator fitted on device carrier FPS-2 Redundant power system No Terminator FPS-DT Dual power system Terminator fitted on device carrier FPS-D Dual power system No Terminator F600A Redundant power system for use with Yokogawa ALF111 card F650A Redundant power system for use with Honeywell Experion PKS FIM As the facilities offered by the Calculator are enhanced.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. 2 Flow chart of Worksheets Fig 2.5. and will be freely downloadable. the latest versions will be posted on the MTL web site. Front Sheet Main Menu Segment Sheet Key Notes Sheet Fig 2. Buttons are available on each sheet to move efficiently between the various pages described.0 : October 2004 .0 1.1 illustrates the interconnection of the design pages of the program.
2. the ability to select the User Minimum Network Voltage.6 Excel Screen Settings As soon as the program is run many of the familiar screen settings used with Excel are removed to assist in providing a clear display. These settings may persist once the program is terminated.3 Instrument Data Sheet is where the more advanced mode of segment preparation is carried out. 2. as listed in Section_1. This sheet is for information advice only. This data forms the front sheet of a hard-copy print out.5 Key Notes Sheet Information is given here regarding significant features that might affect how the program is used. 2.0 Page 5 of 18 2. and where the System Check is carried out. An inventory of segment components may also be listed. the headings being user-editable where required. & check ‘Status Bar’ to restore the Excel Status Bar c) Select ‘View’. ‘View’. where all components are graphically laid down. and interfaces for connecting instruments located in Zone 0. ‘Options’. Components such as surge protection devices. interfaces to allow for the connection of Entity certified instruments. b) Select ‘View’. and other Excel programs loaded. ‘Toolbars’ & check ‘Formatting’ to restore the Excel Formatting menu view d) Select ‘View’.2 The Segment Sheet is where the fieldbus segment layout is created.1. eg. may be added to the segment layout.5. check ‘Row & Column Headers’. The familiar settings may be restored by selection of the menu options as under : a) Select ‘View’.0 : October 2004 . ‘Toolbars’ & check ‘Drawing’ to restore the Excel Drawing menu view e) Select ‘Tools’. 2.4 Front Sheet For documentation purposes the project management details may be contained here.5. check ‘Sheet Tabs’ V1. It is here that data may be imported from previously engineered data. 2.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. & check ‘Formula Bar’ to restore the Excel Formula Bar.1 The Main Menu lists the power conditioners that are available.
but recourse is made to the Main Menu to select an alternative power source device it is essential to subsequently call the ‘System Check’ facility to ensure that the new configuration still indicates a satisfactory layout. The user may over-ride this choice by selecting the ‘SpurGuard’ or ‘IS’ buttons accordingly. Such changes are not recommended by MTL in view of the possible conflict.0 19.0 18.5.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1.1 25. 3.0 Page 6 of 18 3 Basic Design Mode This section describes the basic mode of design whereby the user lays down the network without reference to engineering data in electronic format. after which the user is automatically taken to the Segment Sheet. the type of Megablock about to be placed will default automatically to : • IS Megablocks when any IS power conditioner has been selected. • Choosing a Non-IS Megablock with an IS power conditioner might create an unsafe.4 13.2 Segment Sheet On entry to the Segment Sheet. uncertified network. Power Source Model Nominal voltage available 12. but a warning will be given regarding the action taken.4 13. 3.1 Main Menu Starting the program at the Main Menu. • Non-IS Megablocks with Spurguard when any Non-IS power conditioner has been selected.5. select the type of power source being deployed. • Choosing a Non-IS Megablock without Spurguard might create an unreliable network where a single point of (spur) failure could jeopardise the operation of the whole network. Note that once a Megablock is laid down on the segment. If a system design is partially completed.05 Nominal current available 120 mA 265 180 320 350 350 80 Ex – protection 9121-IS 9122-IS 9111-NI 9112-NI FPS-I MTL5995 MTL5053 IS (ib) IS (ib) NI (Zone 2) NI (Zone 2) NA (Zone 2) NA (Zone 2) IS (ia) IS : Intrinsically Safe source NI (Zone 2) : Non-Incendive source : for application only in safe area or Zone 2 NA (Zone 2) : Non-Arcing source : for application only in safe area or Zone 2 If at any stage of using the Segment Sheet the power source definition appears blank. V1.0 : October 2004 .1 12. the type can only be changed by complete removal of that node and re-applied in its modified form. then return to the Main Menu to make an appropriate selection.
This designation could. The screen display will show the selection accordingly.1) Fig 3. It may be useful to include the physical location of each Megablock on the process plant.0 : October 2004 .3 Megablock Selection Select the sequence of Megablock devices being deployed. in the order in which they will appear along the fieldbus segment.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. remembering that all entries on the spreadsheet will be saved with the overall file. or printed out as part of the system documentation (see Fig 3. The program allows for a maximum of four devices to be connected in cascade. for instance.0 Page 7 of 18 3.5.5. be entered in the cell directly above the position of the Megablock. which is felt will satisfy the majority of fieldbus applications.1 V1.
or similar non-screened cables. Note : The use of non-screened cable in IS systems located in a hazardous area is not permitted according to the IEC60079-14 Installation Standard. this being the specified operating minimum for all fieldbus instruments. V1. and enter the current drawn by each instrument.0 : October 2004 . by simply entering an appropriate value in a given cell. 3.5.0 volts is automatically inserted. and the voltage present calculated accordingly.6 Length of Segment Enter the length of each part of the segment/spur. Variations may subsequently be made to individual trunks and/or spurs. however.5 Cable Resistance Referring to the Foundation Fieldbus document ag-181 four different cable specifications are given for fieldbus operation : Cable type Type ‘A’ Type ‘B’ Type ‘C’ Type ‘D’ Resistance per loop kilometre 44 Ω 112 Ω 264 Ω 40 Ω Screened cable Individually screened / twisted pairs Overall screen / twisted pairs Twisted pairs / No screen Multi-core / No screen Selection of the cable type (and its resistivity) is made on the Segment Sheet. This value may. be overwritten at any time to allow for a further margin of operation in any calculations. 3.4 Minimum Segment Voltage A default minimum segment voltage of 9.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. The system assumes that a single instrument is attached per spur when reporting the number of instruments deployed on the segment. 3. This is achieved by entering the required value in the appropriate cell on the ‘Segment’ worksheet. Where resistance values are left blank any calculation will assume that an instrument is located adjacent to the Megablock.7 Segment Voltages Voltages along the segment are displayed instantly as the parameters are entered. Selecting the ‘Apply’ button will globally insert the selected value in all trunk & segment spurs. This might preclude the use of Types ‘C’ & ‘D’ above. where a non-compliant cable is being employed.5.0 Page 8 of 18 3.
0 volts) Cable Resistance Ω/loop km Cable Resistance Ω/loop km Length of each segment Length of each segment Current drawn Values reported on-screen with immediate effect : Main Trunk Spurs Voltage at Megablock entry point Voltage at instrument point Voltage at Megablock exit point The display of the above parameters are illustrated below.8 Megablock models available : Model FCS-MB2 FCS-MB2-SG FCS-MB4 FCS-MB4-SG FCS-MB8 FCS-MB8-SG FCS-MB10-T FCS-MB10-SG-T F241 F245 F251 F259 GP IS S/C NI (Zone 2) NA (Zone 2) Spurs 2 2 4 4 8 8 10 10 2 4 8 10 SpurGuard Yes Yes Yes Yes S/C S/C S/C S/C Page 9 of 18 Applications GP/NA/NI/IS GP/NA Trunk/NI spurs GP/NA/NI/IS GP/NA Trunk/NI spurs GP/NA/NI/IS GP/NA Trunk/NI spurs GP/NA/NI/IS GP/NA Trunk/NI spurs IS ia IS ia IS ia IS ia : General Purpose (Safe Areas) : Intrinsically Safe source : Short Circuit protected spurs : Non-Incendive source : for application only in safe area or Zone 2 : Non-Arcing source : for application only in safe area or Zone 2 3. V1.0 : October 2004 .0 3.5.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1.9 System Parameters inserted into the selected layout include the following : Overall segment Main Trunk Spurs Minimum acceptable voltage (default = 9.5.
11 10-Way Megablock All 10-way Megablocks contain an integral network terminator. with a suitable warning being given. See Section 4. V1. and any warning messages. If. ‘2’. Subsequently. any attempt to add subsequent devices further down the segment is prevented. 3. causing an appropriate display on the ‘Segment’ worksheet. only a portion of a design is to be replaced.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. 3. the ‘1’. If available.5.10 Megablock Internal Voltage drop Voltage drops occurring. ‘4’ buttons allow for just those hubs to be removed. 3. Hence. See Section 4. 3. by virtue of a current drawn through a Megablock. 3.0 Page 10 of 18 3. It is not technically practical to cascade further devices after a 10-way device is selected (see 3. facilitating a very efficient compilation of system design. More detailed usage of this mode of design is given later in this document (Section 5). however. Equally. are automatically incorporated in the calculations appropriate to the selected hub device. since they contain a fieldbus terminator. ready to recommence a new design.17 Instrument Data Sheet In many instances Process Loop information is available at an early stage of a project design in spreadsheet format (Excel or Access). may be cleared by selecting the ‘Clear Check’ option. any further Megablock device selected will be placed in the vacant slot nearest to the power conditioner. It would be bad fieldbus practice to add further cable & Megablock hub devices after the segment had been terminated.0 for a full description.4 for a full description.0 : October 2004 . 3.12 System Check Select “System Check” to see all the significant parameters displayed on-screen. if any. Using the ‘Partial Clear’ function and attempting to insert a 10-way block that precedes other existing blocks is prevented. Note that any 10-way device must be deployed at the extremity of the network.13 Clear Check Having called a ‘System Check’ (above) against the design.5.14 Clear IS/SG Level Select this option to clear an otherwise short-circuited spur value of current.15 ‘Clear Screen’ & ‘Partial Clear’ By selecting ‘Clear Screen’ all the current segment data is deleted. this display.16 Megablocks Allocated As Megablocks are deployed the device currently assigned to each slot is illustrated on-screen. the small current consumed by each Megablock is automatically included in the calculations. 3.10 above). in chronological order. ‘3’. this may be imported into the Fieldbus Calculator.
to ensure that this internal resistance is included in the resulting segment calculation. 3. as seen in Fig 3. the resulting voltage at each instrument point is reviewed. that selecting an alternative power source device in this way could result in erroneous data being displayed. This situation can be avoided by simply re-selecting the ‘System Check’ once the power conditioner has been changed. 4. for in a network operating near its current capacity limit. Further projects may then be commenced using the base program. These levels are compared against the minimum acceptable voltage (9.20 Moving between Worksheets Switching between various worksheets does not cause loss of the current ‘Segment’ worksheet display & its data. together with the small amount consumed by the Megablocks. Since this condition could exist at any spur ending.2 Segment Current The accumulation of the current consumption entered for each spur. When specifying an MTL5053 it is essential that the ‘System Check’ option is called. Only by calling ‘System Check’ can the segment current be totalised and the effect of this with the source impedance be calculated. Any point appearing below this minimum will cause an alarm display. 3.0 : October 2004 . the exact content being WYSIWYG.0 volts by default) set by the user. Note that both the Design Current & Current Limit of the chosen power source is displayed. representing an abnormal operating situation. the latter being 20 mA greater than the Design Current. etc. 4.0 Page 11 of 18 3. by simply saving the Excel program in its entirety under some user-specific name.. and in whichever cell is appropriate. The Current Limit represents the absolute maximum that can be drawn from a power source. V1. This current margin might allow for a switch-on surge.5. 4. An example of this might be to enter the location ID of each Megablock directly above the block item.5. is deduced.1 Line voltage Depending on the line resistance values & current consumption along each leg of the segment. with subsequent hard-copy being available. This allows text to be added by users.1.0 System Check Selecting the ‘System Check’ option will report on numerous parameters associated with the completed fieldbus segment. Note.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. entering any data relevant to the project on the spreadsheet. as opposed to the published Design Current for the device. or for later amendment. including spurs. since the source voltage & current values may differ from those used in an earlier calculation. the MTL5053 device has internal source resistance. Note : Unlike all other power sources featured in this manual. the point/s at which it is occurring is displayed against a red background for ease of identification.19 Project Documentation Projects may be saved for documentation purposes.18 Printing Selecting the ‘Print’ option produces a hard-copy to the default printer currently attached to the PC. however. and reported in this check.
eg.5. and then the lowest current drawn from that hub.2. This new value will then feature in the subsequent segment calculations and appear under the ‘Current Limit’ column.1 Megablock FCS-MB2-SG FCS-MB4-SG FCS-MB8-SG FCS-MB10-SG-T F241 F245 F251 F259 Technology SpurGuard SpurGuard SpurGuard SpurGuard IS IS IS IS Maximum current capacity 58 mA 58 58 58 40 40 40 40 4. Table 4.4 Spur Short-Circuit Currents Megablocks offering SpurGuard or Intrinsically Safe spur connections exhibit a current drain increase to a maximum value if that particular spur is inadvertently short-circuited during operation. The potential effect of this on the total source current drawn will be displayed. Designs demanding a current in excess of these values must be avoided as being above the capacity that can be sourced. is given if a figure exceeds the current capacity of the source. as the ‘System Check’ function is selected. with values of 58 & 40 mA respectively. This is according to Table 4. The spur furthest down the segment. ie. No warning of this possible phenomenon is given when using the Calculator. V1. Page 12 of 18 An alarm condition.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. highlighted with a red background. To restore the fault value to the user-inserted value. The increment introduced will be the difference between the normal current drawn on the spur in question and the value of 60 or 42 mA. a maximum available current. highlighted in red.3 Spur Excessive Currents Megablocks offering SpurGuard or Intrinsically Safe spur connections have. respectively. will have the greatest effect on instrument terminal voltages along the segment.5. will automatically be replaced by the fault current. since a different spur may become the short-circuit focus of interest. and hence disable the operation of the whole segment. when using those devices listed in Table 4. Clearly. if a spur offering no short-circuit limit in current is being used it will cause the voltage to collapse.0 The MTL5053 is unique in not having this margin of difference. and also showing the lowest current consumption at that juncture. 4. This is to a value of 60 & 42 mA.0 : October 2004 . more Megablocks added. under normal operation. for a SpurGuard or IS device. select the ‘Clear IS/SG Level’ button.1. This must be done prior to further entries being made. The basis for this automatic choice is that the furthest hub.
Segment Length including spurs 1900 metres (see table below for spur limits) 1000 metres 1900 metres Max.0 : October 2004 . The user should use discretion and ignore irrelevant data. In certain design exercises. eg. the Calculator assesses compliance against several specified limits.5 Fieldbus Cable Length When deducing the total length of a fieldbus segment. as contained in Tables 4.6 Instrument Count The total number of instruments. or restrict any spur length to a maximum of 60 metres. Since the utility has no method for the user to assign multiple instruments to a single spur.5. a Foundation Fieldbus (Entity) project does not have to comply with the 1000 metre limit in a IIC gas. it is assumed that all active spurs are supporting a single instrument. are deduced.4. as would be the case for a FISCO design.3 & 4. 4. V1. but this is unlikely to be exceeded in practice.5.3 Applying Standard Foundation Fieldbus FF-816 FISCO or FNICO FISCO or FNICO Cable types Type ‘A’ Type ‘B’ Type ‘C’ Type ‘D’ Hazard Safe Area & all hazards IIC Gases IIB Gases Max.2 Megablock FCS-MB2 FCS-MB4 FCS-MB8 FCS-MB10-T Page 13 of 18 Technology No bus protection No bus protection No bus protection No bus protection 4.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. the application may not require compliance. The specified maximum is 32 on a single fieldbus segment.0 Table 4. or more accurately the number of spurs drawing an active current. Table 4. Segment Length including spurs 1900 metres 1200 metres 400 metres 200 metres Table 4.4 Fieldbus : Maximum loading recommendations Total Instrument 1 device 2 devices population per spur per spur 1-12 120 metres 90 m 13-14 90 m 60 m 15-18 60 m 30 m 19-24 30 m 0 25-32 0 0 3 devices per spur 60 m 30 m 0 0 0 4 devices per spur 30 m 0 0 0 0 Any excess outside these limits is reported.
1 Description of Instrument Data Sheet Facilities 5. this will work.1. Then selecting the appropriate function button. If this is blank then return to the Main Menu to select the required device. FISCO & FNICO do require cables to be employed having specific parameters. eg.4 Additional Segment devices Provision is given to add surge protection. an Entity interface. or Zone 0. at the bottom-right of the screen. 5. this number being assumed to represent the maximum size of envisaged network. 5. Select the radio button.1. will add/delete that function to the spur. 5.1. appearing down the left hand section of the screen.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. V1. but the voltage drop of such a combination is likely to be excessive to the point where the resulting instrument voltage will be below the minimum operating level of 9. For this reason the application of both devices to a single spur is prevented. Defining surge protection on a particular trunk section involves the provision of an FP32 device at each end of the section.2 MegaBlock Hubs Up to four Megablock hubs are available. Any variation from this produces a warning. Entity.5. this being taken into account when listing inventory. featured to the left of the sheet. The utility will check that the resistance values inserted throughout the application comply with the requirement for FISCO & FNICO as being between 15 Ω and 150 Ω. Again. or a Zone 0 interface to each spur.0 volts.5. 5. a Foundation Fieldbus (Entity) project does not have to comply with this requirement. Technically. resulting in optimum operation.1 overleaf.1.0 : October 2004 . and is certifiably safe. The user should use discretion and ignore irrelevant data. the application being designed may not require compliance.1. ie. It is not recommended that both an Entity interface and a Zone 0 interface are used on a single spur.1 Power Conditioner The selected device is shown in the top left hand corner of the sheet.7 Cable Resistance Specification Whilst it is important to employ cable to the highest possible specification.3 Trunk surge devices Each section of trunk has the facility to define surge protection devices. 5. 5.0 Instrument Data Sheet An illustration of the upper portion of the Instrument Sheet display is shown in Fig 5.0 Page 14 of 18 4. To the right of each block of spur devices is a pointer (red spot) which can be manoeuvred to point at the required spur by operating the adjacent scroll bar. Surge.5 Instrument Current consumption A further facility on the Instrument Data Sheet is a library of instrument manufacturers data.
0 Page 15 of 18 appropriate to the manufacturer in question.5. selecting Block 2 followed by Block 1 to a blank Segment will result in Block 2 being laid down preceding Block 1. Device Functionality. This will create the size of Megablock on the Segment Sheet.1. The database of instruments may be reviewed by use of the scroll-bar on the far-right of the screen. Once instrument model types are entered in the Megablock fields. If a particular instrument is not available in the database the ‘Instrument Current’ value field will be left blank.5. Design Current.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. In the example given. and reducing preparation time. Note : On a blank Segment Sheet.6 Data Transfer to Segment Sheet Once the block information is completed it may then be transferred directly to the Segment Sheet. Megablock data must be transferred in the order in which they are required to appear on the Segment Sheet. and Zone 0 interfaces. 5.7 Data transfer of Segment Sheet Data to the Instrument Data Sheet.8 Typical Engineering Process Data A typical spreadsheet containing engineering information is included on the web site to illustrate an example of how data may be transferred electronically. headings include : • Instrument No. If the instrument required appears as a near-match or an alternative instrument identified. and Zone 0 interfaces is using the Instrument Data Sheet. including the additional surge. Note that the only means of adding/modifying Surge devices. using the scroll-bar. next use the adjacent scroll-bar to move to the specific instrument of interest. 5. Exactly the opposite procedure to that described in 5. This is actioned by selecting the ‘Auto-insert Current Drawn’ button. Entity. The instrument data and its current consumption will appear in the Megablock window. The information listed displays : Manufacturer. and selecting the appropriate ‘Transfer Instrument Data to Block ‘n’ button. eg. the instrument data may be transferred by moving the pointer (red spot) to the spur required. it is possible to automatically insert the current consumption values from this internal database. Device Model Number. It defines the size of each Megablock that V1. Entity. 5.1.1. over-writing any previous data on that page.6 is available whereby the Segment Sheet Data may be transferred to the Instrument Data Sheet to enable modifications to be carried out. Select the ‘Write Megablock n’ button to transfer the complete data.1.0 : October 2004 . thus avoiding human typing errors. • Plant Location • Instrument Manufacturer • Instrument Type • Instrument Model • Instrument Current • Process Loop Name The spreadsheet example shows several columns of engineering data that might have been pre-prepared for a given project.
of the size of the Megablock required. The values of current consumption may be quickly applied using the ‘Auto-Insert Current Drawn’ feature (see Section 5.5). Instrument Current. by reference to the number of instruments required at specific locations.5.1.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. the last three columns are relevant to the Fieldbus Calculator. viz. The foot of the Instrument Data Sheet contains the table published by Foundation Fieldbus equating the recommended total number of field devices appearing on a fieldbus segment against the number of devices that should be connected per spur of that segment. may be quickly transferred into the required cells in the Instrument Data Sheet.5.6.0 Page 16 of 18 might be required.1. V1. Instrument Model. Of the data shown. & Process Loop Name. Using Windows ‘Copy’ & ‘Paste’ the three columns of data described. The data is now ready to create a segment design as described in 5.0 : October 2004 .
1 Page 17 of 18 V1.0 Fig 5.0 : October 2004 .FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1.5.5.
An interpretation of these errors is given below : Error type Error A Error B Error C Possible cause Trying to deploy both Entity & Zone 0 interfaces Zone 0 Interface NOT allowed. warranty. indemnification. merchantability.FIELDBUS Segment Calculator V1. 7. punitive. and expressly disclaim all implied warranties. Power Court Luton Bedfordshire LU1 3JJ UK e-mail enquiry@mtl-inst. or special damages that are directly or indirectly related to the Fieldbus Calculation Program. In no event will MTL Instruments Ltd be or feel liable with regard to the Fieldbus Calculator Program and its usage to any other party for any consequential. legality or accuracy of the program and its information. an IS power conditioner is required to use either of the Entity or Zone 0 interfaces. with a power conditioner with a high operating voltage In general. workability.0 Appendix – Error Codes When applying additional devices to the Megablock definition on the Instrument Data Sheet certain Error Codes may be brought up adjacent to the selection being made. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. indirect. implied or statutory. exemplary. indemnification and representation. the services or suitability. eg. terms or conditions of any kind. fitness for a particular purpose.com Tel: +44 (0)1582 723633 V1. with Non-IS power conditioners Entity Interface NOT allowed.5. due to excessively high voltages specified by all the other power sources. regardless of whether such damages are caused by the ordinary negligence of MTL Instruments Ltd. eg. representations.0 Page 18 of 18 6. express.0 : October 2004 . MTL Instruments Ltd and its suppliers make no warranties. terms or conditions of satisfactory quality. or products and services described or contained in the program. MTL Instruments Ltd. about the Fieldbus Calculation Program.5.0 Conditions of Use of the Spreadsheet Express limitation of liability. title or non-infringement.
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