Experion PKSTM

Operator's Guide

Experion PKS
Operator's Guide Release: System release 600 03/2004
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Contents
1 User Interface
1.1 1.2 1.3

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User interface presentation ...................................................................................................1 Starting the user interface .....................................................................................................2 1.2.1 User rights.................................................................................................................3 Closing the user interface......................................................................................................4

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Station window
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2.6 2.7

General.....................................................................................................................................5 Opening Station window ......................................................................................................6 Closing Station window ........................................................................................................6 Operating Station window on the user interface screen...................................................6 2.4.1 Resizing by dragging the sides with the mouse ..................................................7 2.4.2 Resizing by mouse double-clicking on the title bar ............................................7 2.4.3 Reducing with the Minimize push button............................................................7 2.4.4 Enlarging with the Maximize push button...........................................................7 2.4.5 Station window menu .............................................................................................8 Station window Menu bar functions ...................................................................................8 2.5.1 Station menu.............................................................................................................9 2.5.2 Edit menu..................................................................................................................9 2.5.3 View menu ..............................................................................................................10 2.5.4 Control menu..........................................................................................................11 2.5.5 Action menu ...........................................................................................................11 2.5.6 Configure menu .....................................................................................................12 2.5.7 Help menu ..............................................................................................................12 Station window Toolbar functions ....................................................................................13 Station window Command Zone.......................................................................................14

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Operation
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Entering data.........................................................................................................................15 3.1.1 Entering data/text in the entry field ...................................................................15 3.1.2 Entering data / text in the display.......................................................................15 3.1.3 Changing the value by dragging the mouse ......................................................17 3.1.4 Checking the entered data for sensibility ...........................................................18 Operating pictures in the Station window .......................................................................18 3.2.1 Activate....................................................................................................................18 3.2.2 De–activate..............................................................................................................18 3.2.3 Moving ....................................................................................................................19 3.2.4 Attaching (Attach push button) ...........................................................................19 3.2.5 Closing.....................................................................................................................19 3.2.6 Failed picture request ............................................................................................19 Displays .................................................................................................................................20 3.3.1 System displays ......................................................................................................20 3.3.2 Custom displays.....................................................................................................21 3.3.3 Requesting the previous/following display ......................................................22 3.3.4 Requesting display from active display..............................................................22 3.3.5 Closing the display ................................................................................................22 Pop-ups..................................................................................................................................23
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Pop-up request .......................................................................................................23

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Faceplates
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General...................................................................................................................................24 4.1.1 Opening a faceplate in the Station window .......................................................25 4.1.2 Faceplate extension (Extension push button).....................................................27 Measurement ........................................................................................................................27 4.2.1 Measurement faceplate extension, Limits tab ....................................................29 4.2.2 Measurement faceplate extension, Application spec. tab.................................31 4.2.3 Measurement faceplate extension, Info tab ........................................................32 4.2.4 Measurement faceplate extension, Tuning tab ..................................................33 4.2.5 Measurement faceplate extension, Associated pages tab .................................34 Control...................................................................................................................................34 4.3.1 Control faceplate extension, Interlocking causes tab ........................................38 4.3.2 Control faceplate extension, Limits tab...............................................................39 4.3.3 Control faceplate extension, Application specific tab .......................................41 4.3.4 Control faceplate extension, Info tab...................................................................42 4.3.5 Control faceplate extension, Tuning tab .............................................................43 4.3.6 Control faceplate extension, Associated pages tab............................................44 One-way and two-way or two-speed motor ....................................................................45 4.4.1 Motor faceplate extension, Interlocking causes and targets tab ......................50 4.4.2 Motor faceplate extension, Application specific tab..........................................51 4.4.3 Motor faceplate extension, Info tab .....................................................................53 4.4.4 Motor faceplate extension, Associated pages tab ..............................................54 Open/close, three-way and motor valve..........................................................................54 4.5.1 Valve faceplate extension, Interlocking causes and targets tab.......................58 4.5.2 Valve faceplate extension, Application specific tab ..........................................60 4.5.3 Valve faceplate extension, Info tab ......................................................................61 4.5.4 Valve faceplate extension, Associated pages tab ...............................................62 Switch ....................................................................................................................................62 4.6.1 Switch faceplate extension, Interlocking causes and targets tab .....................65 4.6.2 Switch faceplate extension, Application specific tab.........................................66 4.6.3 Switch faceplate extension, Info tab ....................................................................68 4.6.4 Switch faceplate extension, Associated pages tab .............................................68 Device control .......................................................................................................................69 4.7.1 Device control faceplate extension, Interlocking causes tab ............................71 4.7.2 Device Control faceplate extension, Application specific tab ..........................72 4.7.3 Device control faceplate extension, Info tab.......................................................74 4.7.4 Device control faceplate extension, Associated pages tab................................74 General logic .........................................................................................................................75 4.8.1 General logic faceplate extension, Info tab .........................................................76 4.8.2 General logic faceplate extension, Associated pages tab..................................77 Binary.....................................................................................................................................77 4.9.1 Binary faceplate extension, Signals tab ...............................................................78 4.9.2 Binary faceplate extension, Info tab.....................................................................80 4.9.3 Binary faceplate extension, Associated pages tab .............................................80 Sequence................................................................................................................................81 4.10.1 Sequence faceplate extension, Info tab................................................................86 4.10.2 Sequence faceplate extension, Associated pages tab.........................................87

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Trends
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General...................................................................................................................................88 Standard trends ....................................................................................................................88 5.2.1 Reading values and time.......................................................................................89 5.2.2 Zooming in on a standard trend picture.............................................................90 Trend display........................................................................................................................90 5.3.1 Calling up a trend ..................................................................................................90
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5.3.2 5.3.3 5.3.4 5.3.5 5.3.6

Modifying a Trend display ...................................................................................91 Adding new traces to a trend ...............................................................................92 Reading values and time.......................................................................................93 Zooming in on a Trend display............................................................................93 Creating a new Trend display ..............................................................................93

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Alarms
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General...................................................................................................................................95 Alarm summary display .....................................................................................................95 6.2.1 Alarm line items .....................................................................................................96 6.2.2 Acknowledging Alarms ........................................................................................98 6.2.3 Associated display .................................................................................................98 Changing what is shown in the Alarm Summary ...........................................................98 6.3.1 Filtering and sorting ..............................................................................................98 6.3.2 Using Views ..........................................................................................................100 6.3.3 Using the Area Pane ............................................................................................101 6.3.4 Using the Details Pane.........................................................................................101 6.3.5 Navigating the Alarm Summary .......................................................................102 6.3.6 Pausing the Alarm Summary .............................................................................102

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Events
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Events Summary display ..................................................................................................103 Changing what is shown in the Event Summary ..........................................................104 Event Archiving (option) ..................................................................................................105 7.3.1 Event Collection and Archive Status.................................................................106 7.3.2 Archiving Events..................................................................................................107 7.3.3 Restoring Archived Events .................................................................................107

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Producing reports
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General.................................................................................................................................109 Requesting a report............................................................................................................110 8.2.1 Requesting a report from the Command Zone ................................................110 Calling up a report .............................................................................................................110 Standard Reports................................................................................................................111

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Other functions
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9.3 9.4 9.5

Printing ................................................................................................................................112 Monitoring system status..................................................................................................112 9.2.1 Monitoring Point Server Status..........................................................................112 9.2.2 Monitoring Station Status ...................................................................................113 9.2.3 Monitoring Printer Status ...................................................................................113 Calling up a web page or file............................................................................................114 Message Pad .......................................................................................................................114 Functional descriptions for faceplates.............................................................................115

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User Interface

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User interface presentation
Experion PKS automation system’s user interface is based on Windows 2000 techniques.

The user interface devices are the workstation, one or two monitors, computer keyboard, and a mouse. The user interface is usually provided with a printer for alarm output and, when needed, a laser printer for printing displays. The application is operated via Station window opened on the user interface. The size of the Station window can be adjusted steplessly. Several Station windows may be opened for simultaneous on-screen operation. The number of the Station windows to be opened depends on the project-specific definitions. The Station window is operated using the mouse and/or computer keyboard. Functions are activated from the pulldown menus in the Menu bar of the Station window or from the Toolbar push buttons. Functions defined for the displays and pop-ups in application planning and functions included in the faceplates, for example, are available in the user interface.

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Options After the logon has been accepted. which may be used for opening the user interface. The bottom part of the window contains the Log on using dial-up connection check box. the Windows 2000 Desktop is displayed on the screen. See section Opening Station window. The user identification for the automation system is based on the logon information given here. The Windows logon information to be entered is the User name and Password. 2 • User Interface Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . which are system-specific.2 Starting the user interface To start the user interface. The Desktop Task bar includes the Start push button. The logon information is accepted with the OK push button. Log On to Windows window is opened on the screen. The Log On to Windows window includes the following further push buttons: Cancel Shut Down The Cancel push button closes the Log On to Windows window without logging on to the system. switch on the workstation and the monitor. Further details in section User rights. which must be left unchecked.1. The Shut Down push button opens the Shutdown Computer window where you can select to switch off the workstation by using the Shutdown command or restart the workstation by using the Restart command. The Options push button hides/shows the bottom part of the Log On to Windows window.

You only need to sign off if you have changed to a security level other than Oper. where the user may view displays and pictures and call up tag numbers without making changes. System Displays: Station-based security Security level determines which tasks you are permitted to perform on system displays.2.1. Custom displays Custom displays have the following security settings: process area and protection. but is not allowed to change tuning parameters. Type the password and click OK. Critical write. The Logon window opens. Engr. You are automatically assigned Oper security level when you start Station. which means that a display is not protected at all. there is protection level Open. You sign off by typing bye in the Command Zone and pressing Enter. in addition to viewing. controls and modes.1 User rights The Experion PKS automation system contains two basic types of displays. You can change to a higher level providing you know that level’s password for that Station. User rights are determined for these two display types in a different manner. To change to a higher level: • • Type psw in the Station window Command Zone and press Enter. Custom displays are projectspecific displays that have been created for the Experion PKS system for monitoring and operating the process. Write. In addition. in addition to making other changes. Mngr. System displays are supplied with Station and display information in a standardized manner. where the user is allowed. the message Higher Security Level Required appears in the Station window Message Zone. The security level appears at the lower right-hand corner of the display. The levels are from lowest to highest: Oper. These settings are compared with the authorization of the logged on user. where the user has the right to change tuning parameters. to change set point values. If you attempt to perform a task that requires a higher security level. There are three protection levels: Read. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 User Interface • 3 . for example. This returns Station to Oper security level.

1. which may be opened by clicking with the lefthand mouse button on the Start button in the Toolbar and then selecting the function Shut Down from the menu displayed. Select Shut down and accept the selection with OK push button. Another user can log on to the workstation. The other functions of the Shut Down Windows dialog box are: Log off nn Restart Logs off the session but leaves the workstation on. Restarts the workstation. 4 • User Interface Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .3 Closing the user interface Note! Make always the software shutdown before you switch off the power from the workstation. The software shutdown is carried out through the Shut Down Windows window.

which is controlled by the Experion PKS automation system.1 General The Station window is used on the user interface for monitoring and operating the process.2 Station window 2. Title Bar Message Zone Menu Bar Toolbar Command Zone Alarm Line Status Line Display Server date Server time Alarm Summary status Server name or IP address Station number Security level Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Station window • 5 . The window size can be adjusted steplessly.

The mouse and/or keyboard are used for Station window operations. In addition. 6 • Station window Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . the Station window is opened as follows: HMIWeb user interface Double-click the Station icon on the desktop or Select from the taskbar Start / Programs / Honeywell Experion PKS / Client Software / Station. are used for operation. PMD server Select from the taskbar Start / Programs / Honeywell Experion PKS / Server / Station. the system displays a message window. press the left-hand mouse button while on the window title bar and move the window. Opening the system and custom displays to the Station window is described in section Displays. and that of the Toolbar push buttons. which must be accepted with the Cancel push button. functions defined in application planning for displays and pop-ups and functions included in the faceplates. are used for process control and operation. If you try to reopen a Station license that is already open. for example.3 Closing Station window Station window can be closed either by the Station menu’s Exit function or with the Close push button in the Station window title bar. 2.2 Opening Station window Depending on if either HMIWeb user interface or PMD server is used.4 Operating Station window on the user interface screen The place and size of a Station window on the screen can be changed.The functions of the pulldown menus in the Station window Menu bar. Moving the window: To move the Station window on the screen. 2. 2.

Resizing the window: The Station window size may be changed steplessly by dragging the window sides with the mouse. press the left-hand mouse button down at a window corner or edge (the cursor changes into an arrow pointing at opposite directions). then release the button. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Station window • 7 . At the same time.4. 2.2 Resizing by mouse double-clicking on the title bar Double-clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the Station window title bar reduces the full-screen size Station window to the previous smaller size and enlarges the minimized window back to the full-screen size. keep the button depressed when resizing the window and release it once the desired size has been achieved.3 Reducing with the Minimize push button Clicking on the Minimize push button on the right-hand edge of the Station window Title bar with the left-hand mouse button iconifies the Station window to the Task bar of the Desktop.1 Resizing by dragging the sides with the mouse To change the Station window size by dragging with the mouse.4 Enlarging with the Maximize push button Clicking on the Maximize push button on the right edge of the Station window Title bar with the left-hand mouse button enlarges the window to fill the entire screen. The window may be reduced and enlarged through the Minimize and Maximize push buttons residing on the right-hand end of the title bar.keeping the button depressed. to the desired location on the screen. The Move function in the Station window menu may be also used for moving the window. 2. 2.4.4. The iconified Station window can be restored to its previous size by clicking on the icon with the left-hand mouse button. 2.4. See section Station window menu. the push button symbol changes as follows: Now the full-screen window can be restored to the size and location it had before the maximizing. The functions of the Station window menu may be also used for resizing the Station window.

Move Size Minimize Maximize Close 2. Action. After activating the function the window size can be changed by using the arrow keys. 8 • Station window Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . After activating the function the window is dragged using the arrow keys. Control. The menu is closed without selecting any function by clicking with the left-hand mouse button outside the menu. Configure and Help menus with functions used for operating the application. The function turns the window into an icon in the Taskbar. Edit. Menu functions are: Restore The function restores the full-screen window or the icon in the Taskbar to the size and location that it had prior to maximizing or minimizing. Correspondingly the function restores an iconified window to its previous size and location. The desired function is activated by pressing it with the left-hand mouse button.4. The function is used for moving the window on the screen. The movement is stopped by clicking the left-hand mouse button or by pushing the Enter key on the keyboard.5 Station window Menu bar functions The Menu bar includes Station.2. View. The function enlarges the window or the icon to full-screen size. The pulldown menus may be operated with the mouse or the keyboard. The function closes the Station window. The size is fixed by clicking the left-hand mouse button or by pushing the Enter key on the keyboard.5 Station window menu The Station window menu is opened by clicking with the left-hand mouse button the icon in the upper left-hand corner of the Station window Title bar or by pressing the Alt + space bar keys simultaneously on the keyboard.

1 Station menu The functions of the Station menu are: Connect Logon Intended for system administration purposes only. The pulldown menu is closed without selecting any function by clicking with the left-hand mouse button outside the pulldown menu. Allows you to change Station's settings Closes the Station window.When operating with the mouse. The desired function is selected by clicking with the mouse button on the line in question. Opens a specific Station setup file. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Station window • 9 . Inserts the clipboard's contents into the activated place.2 Edit menu The functions of the Edit menu are: Cut (or pressCtrl+X) Copy (or press Ctrl+C) Paste (or press Ctrl+V) Removes the selected text and inserts it into the clipboard. Intended for system administration purposes only. Inserts a copy of the selected text into the clipboard.5. Allows you to enter the password for a higher security level. 2. 2.5. Connection Properties Exit Intended for system administration purposes only. the pulldown menu to be operated is opened by clicking on the menu name with the left-hand mouse button.

The function is not available. The function is not available. See section Producing reports. Enlarges the Station window to a size where all the texts are displayed. Calls up the detail display for the selected point. Calls up the handover notes. Calls up the list of alarms. The function is not available. Calls up the list of reports available on your system. See chapter Alarms. See chapter Events. See section Message Pad. Calls up the selected system status display. Calls up the list of group displays. Calls up the list of downtime messages. The function is not available. Downtime Summary Events / Events Events / SOE Summary Events / Extended Event Archiving Group Summary Message Pad Report Summary System Status Trend Summary Show Full Page The function is not available. The function is not available.3 View menu The functions of the View menu are: Detail Associated Display Reload Page Alarms Alarm Message Summary Display Summary The function is not available. Calls up the Trend display. Calls up the list of numbered custom displays (named custom displays are not included). 10 • Station window Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Calls up the list of events. Calls up the selected object’s associated page. Calls up the list of alarm messages.2. Opens the Sequence of Events display. Intended for system administration purposes only.5. Opens the Extended Event Archiving display. See section Trends. Reloads the current page.

5 Action menu The functions of the Action menu are: Acknowledge/Silence Request Report Load Recipe Print Page Setup Acknowledges or silences an alarm. Station window • 11 Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .5.2. Opens the Reports display. Sets the selected object to normal control mode. Loads the specified recipe. See section Producing reports. The function is not available. Selects the SP (setpoint) of the point associated with selected object. Prints the current display based on the default print settings. Selects the OP (output) of the point associated with selected object.5. Sets the selected object to manual control mode. Sets the selected object to automatic control mode.4 Control menu Note! The Control menu functions are not available. 2. Toggles the state of the selected object. Displays the Page Setup dialog box where you can specify such things as page size and orientation. The functions are: Raise Lower Select Setpoint Select Output Control to Manual Control to Automatic Control to Normal Enable/Disable These commands are used together to raise or lower the SP (setpoint) or OP (output) of the point associated with the selected object.

Print Print Preview Displays the Print dialog box where you can specify such things as the printer you want to print to.7 Help menu The functions of the Help menu are: Help for this display Operators Guide Station Help Knowledge Builder Knowledge Builder Search Calls up context-sensitive help for the current display. Displays a preview what you want to print. Calls up the Operator’s guide.8 Calls up the search function. Calls up the VB Scripting Help. such as its revision number. Calls up the help for Station. VB Scripting Help About Station 12 • Station window Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .5. 2. which allows you to search the whole Knowledge Builder “library” for a particular word or phrase.6 Configure menu The functions of the Configure menu are not needed in normal operation.5. 2. Calls up Knowledge Builder. Displays details about Station.

– Type the trend number in the Command Zone.it is. Ack Alarm. in effect. The function is not available. The Toolbar is operated with the mouse by clicking on the required push button. Associated Display. Allow you to move backwards and forwards between displays you have previously called. this button calls up the next definition in the current chain (e.Type the display name in the Command zone . (or press F5). Correspondingly. this button calls up the previous display in the current chain. Callup Display. Page Up. This causes the push button function to be activated. Acknowledges the selected alarm from the Alarm Summary display. Calls up the specified display. Some of the functions may also be selected from the Menu bar pulldown menus. . Calls up the System Menu. or the selected object. A display can be also called just by typing the display name in the Command zone and pressing Enter. The previous display can be also redisplayed by pressing the function key F8. The Alarm Summary can be also called up by pressing the function key F3. In certain system displays. The selected alarm can be also acknowledged by pressing the function key F4. Calls up the specified trend display. See section Trends. which provides a one-line description of every alarm. The System Menu can be also called up by pressing the function key F1. Reload Page. See chapter Alarms.g. The specified display can be also called by pressing the function key F5.Click the button. Calls up the display associated with the object that is in alarm.6 Station window Toolbar functions The Toolbar push buttons are used to activate the functions needed for the application operation. – Press Enter. Page Down. A trend can be also displayed by pressing the function key F7. which shows how the system displays are organized . To call up a trend: . Calls up the Alarm Summary. Push button Description System Menu.Press Enter. To call up a display: . your system's “table of contents”.Click the button (or press F7). when the display is opened in the user interface.2. Navigate Forward. Navigate Back. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Station window • 13 . trend group. Alarm Summary. Trend. Station definition). See section System displays.

Calls up the specified group display. you can enter bye. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Command bye display n pag n pf file print file psw pr n rpt n tnd n 14 • Station window . Enables/ disables for the associated tag. Cancel. without updating the report's contents. Displays the description for error n. Displays more details about the selected object.Press Enter. The function is not available. press Enter after entering the command. See section Opening a faceplate in the Station window. Faceplate list. Lowers a parameter value. Description Logs you off from a higher security level to the Oper security level. Raises a parameter value. Detail. (Use the rpt command if you want to update the contents. Note that: • • Except where specified. Enter. Raise. to call up a display called “pumps”. Prints the contents of file. you would type: pag pumps. Displays the contents of file. Lower. and returns it to its original value. Accepts the newly entered value. BYE or Bye to log off. To call up a group: . Zoom.) Calls up report n. Calls up trend display n (n is the trend number). Group. . The function is not available. The functions are not available. Enable/Disable.) Generates report n.7 Station window Command Zone You can enter (type) the following commands in the Command Zone. 2. Changes to another security level. A display can be also called just by typing the display name in the Command zone and pressing Enter. Tags are typically disabled when performing maintenance tasks to prevent misleading alarms being generated. (Only applicable if you use StationBased security. Cancels the newly entered value.Click the button.Type the group number in the Command Zone . For example. For example. The functions are not available.Push button Description The function is not available. Changes the magnification of the current display. Calls up display n (which can be either a number or a name). Commands are case-insensitive. Opens the faceplate selection list that can be used to open a faceplate in the Station window.

3. Type the data/text and press Enter. In addition to normal displays. Consequently. contain several fields in which data is entered when the process is being controlled. The selected field becomes blue.1. laboratory analysis results.1 Entering data/text in the entry field Activate the data entry field by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the selected field. These are used to enter e.3 Operation 3. Note! If e. and tuning parameters are such data items.1. The data to be entered may be in numerical or text form.g. then the function in question has not been defined for this tag. Only one enter field may be selected at a time. data cannot be entered. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Operation • 15 . the systems contain application-specific data entry displays and pop-ups. 3. some field in the faceplate extension does not show any value.g. Set point values. control and limit control parameters.1 Entering data Faceplates. for example.2 Entering data / text in the display The data entry field in the display or in the picture is activated by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the selected field.

The entered value is rejected using the Esc key or the Cancel push button. The cursor is placed at the required point within the value with the mouse or the horizontal arrow keys from the keyboard. Note. the data entry window is closed if: • • • • A new display or picture is opened in the Station window Esc button is pressed Mouse is clicked at the Station window in a place where there are no active points. Entering data is not continued within 20 seconds. The entry field value is now highlighted which indicates that the previous value may be replaced with a new one immediately. The highlighted characters may be replaced with characters entered via the keyboard.A window for entering the data opens in the vicinity of the activated field. This causes transmission of the value to the system and the entry window disappears. The preset value is accepted by pressing the Enter key. It is possible to color in the field value partly or entirely with the mouse or by simultaneously pressing the horizontal arrow keys and the Shift key. or by clicking on the OK push button. The window has a data entry field and OK and Cancel push buttons. thus the previous value is retained. The cursor automatically stays in the window’s data entry field after activation. 16 • Operation Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Entry field values may be corrected as per character. Characters may be added to or deleted from the cursor location.

1.g. the setpoint value can be changed also by dragging with the mouse Move the mouse cursor on the violet triangle representing the setpoint on the faceplate and press the left-hand mouse button down. or a window.3 Changing the value by dragging the mouse In the faceplates. where the selected new value is accepted with the OK push button or canceled with the Cancel push button.3. The numerical setpoint value is displayed to the left side of the triangle. is displayed. Keeping the button depressed. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Operation • 17 . the new value is either accepted directly. drag the setpoint-triangle to the desired location and release the mouse button. e. Depending on the definitions made at the application planning stage.

2.200000E+003 2.2E+003 or 2. The following functions are used for operating all the mentioned pictures. 3.2 De–activate A picture becomes de-activated when another picture or application is activated. 3. a message is displayed in the Message Zone.3. In other words pictures shown in the Station window but not being operated are said to be de-activated.2E+3 or 2.4 Checking the entered data for sensibility Most data items to be entered are provided with a sensibility check to see whether the entered value is within permissible limits or whether the entered text has the correct content. for example. If several pictures are being displayed simultaneously. 3.0022 or 2.2.0022 or –2. the desired picture is activated by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on any section of the picture.2E-3 –0.1 Activate Only one picture may be active and controlled at a time. various pop-ups.2 Operating pictures in the Station window Pictures to be opened in the Station window include.2E–003 or –2. Note! Exponential values can be entered in the following ways: You can type to output the exponential value 2200 or 2. If the entered data does not meet the requirements.2E-003 or 2. 18 • Operation Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .2E3 0.2E–3 2.200000E-003 -2. and faceplates.1.200000E-003 Both uppercase (E) and lowercase (e) can be used. The picture called up last is automatically always active.

2. when observing the behavior of a tag while controlling the process by changing the displays of other control targets. press the left-hand mouse button while on the picture title bar and move the picture. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Operation • 19 .3.5 Closing Pictures opened in the Station window may be closed in the following way: Click with the left-hand mouse button on the Close push button on the picture title bar.) Several pictures may be attached simultaneously in the Station window making it possible to move and attach pictures to build up entities composed of several groups for specific control purposes. (Unattached pictures and directories will be closed when a new display is called up.2. Attached pictures remain visible in the Station window although the custom display is changed. 3.2.2.4 Attaching (Attach push button) A picture is attached on the Station window by clicking the Attach push button in the picture toolbar with the mouse. keeping the button depressed. 3. to the desired location on the screen. then release the button. To do this.3 Moving Pictures opened in the Station window may be moved within the Station window. 3. Picture attachment can be used. A picture is detached by clicking the down-pressed Attach push button in the picture toolbar. The attachment will be also removed when the picture is closed. for example.6 Failed picture request The system issues a message in the Message Zone of the Station window if the request of a picture to be opened in the Station window for some reason fails.

In the System Menu.3 Displays Station's displays are.1 System displays System displays are supplied with Station and display information in a standardized manner.3. 20 • Operation Alarms push Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . System displays and Custom displays. The Alarms display can be opened by clicking the button on the Toolbar.3. in effect. Click the System Menu push button on the Toolbar to call up the System Menu shown in the next figure. click the button opposite the display you want to see. For the most part. Calling up a display with the Toolbar The Toolbar has several buttons that provide quick access to system displays. 3. The Experion PKS automation system contains two basic types of displays. a set of control panels through which you monitor and control your system. Calling up a display from menu Select View /Display Summary to call up the Display Summary. Calling up a system display from the System Menu The System Menu is a specialized display . system displays consist of lists of information and “electronic forms”. Select the desired system display from the Display Summary.that provides quick access to the system displays.equivalent to the Table of Contents of a book .

click the Callup Display push button on the Toolbar (or press the function key F5). Custom displays consist of a basic picture and active points i. various data entry fields and points to call up pop-ups and faceplates on the display. modes of the controllers and alarm information is represented in the displays. Every display has a name that is used in calling up the display to the Station window. valve and motor symbols. objects defined for the picture.If you know the name of the system display you. Objects are used to output. Click with the mouse the Callup Display push button. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Operation • 21 .e. Calling up the Custom Display to the Station window. for example. write to the Command Zone the name of the display and press Enter.2 Custom displays Custom displays are project-specific displays that have been created for the Experion PKS automation system for monitoring and operating the process.3. The custom displays represent usually the flowchart of the monitored process. measurement information in the form of values and graphically. measuring values. 3. type the name of the display to the Command Zone and press Enter. The status information. write the name of the display and press Enter. Note! You can also open a display in the following way: click the Command Zone with the mouse.

which may be used.3 Requesting the previous/following display It is often necessary to call up the display preceding the opened current display quickly on the screen. The previous display is called up by clicking the Navigate back push button on the Toolbar with the left-hand mouse button. 22 • Operation Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .4 Requesting display from active display At the application planning stage. 3. This is the case.3. There is always a display visible in the Station window. for directly accessing new displays. Note! The custom displays have usually a separately defined menu display. The Navigate Forward push button on the Toolbar can be used to navigate through the displays that have previously been called up to the Station window. the displays usually are provided with activation points.If the system does not recognize the name of the display.5 Closing the display It is not actually possible to close the display opened in the Station window. a message is output to the Message Zone. 3. The previous 20 displays may be called up from the Navigate back pulldown menu by mouse clicking.3. for example.3. from where you can move to the desired display by clicking the name of the display or the symbol next to the name. a specific background color and the name of the display to be requested. when the latest control targets are to be checked or the display requested last is not correct. The points are presented as project-specific symbols or buttons with. The following figure shows an example of buttons that are used to move between custom displays. for example. 3.

3.4 Pop-ups Pop-ups are pictures connected to a specific display in conjunction with the application planning.4. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Operation • 23 . A pop-up depicts a control target in greater detail than a display. 3. Pop-ups are output at predefined points on the display.1 Pop-up request A pop-up is requested for on-screen study by clicking with the lefthand mouse button on the point on the display where a pop-up output has been defined. Typically a pop-up contains further information and functions that are not all the time needed when controlling the process. Pop-ups are of different sizes and they can be defined to appear at selected points on the screen.

be localized at the application planning stage. The upper part of the faceplate has also the Extension push button for opening the faceplate extension and the Attach push button used for attaching a faceplate onto the Station window. the system has been provided with faceplates of all these functions. If this is the case. In addition.1 General For detailed study. The upper part of the faceplate includes the tag block ID of the faceplate. the description will be output on the user interface by pressing the Description push button. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . however. If a functional description has been determined for the faceplate at the application planning stage. Tag name Attach push button Trend push button Description push button Extension push button Tag block ID An example of a control faceplate. a standard trend picture can be called up onto the display by pressing the 24 • Faceplates Trend push button. e. If trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. motors. measurements. If a tag block name has been determined at the application planning stage. Faceplates are of standard sizes and they have always a title bar including functions for closing and moving the faceplate. This document describes the default texts and colors of the faceplates. it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. controls.g. the texts and colors may be different than the ones shown in this document.4 Faceplates 4. Faceplate colors and texts can. tuning and control of all basic functions. and valves.

it is first activated by clicking the faceplate with the mouse. Faceplate request can be activated as follows: • By entering the tag ID via the keyboard into the entry field and accepting it by pressing or by pressing the Enter key. The selection list may be scrolled up and down with the scroll bar.) Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 25 . 4. If e. When the Tag list field is opened. Several faceplates may be simultaneously displayed in the Station window. a selection list is displayed. the ID by which the request is made can be selected from the Type list field. When operating a faceplate that was opened earlier. The department is selected from the Department list field. the faceplate appears near the symbol from which the request was made. the selection list is automatically shifted to the tags starting with the characters in question.1. The latest faceplate retrieved on the display is automatically activated and ready to be operated. See section Operating pictures in the Station window. The title bar of the activated faceplate is blue.faceplate toolbars can include specific functions. an electric tag ID or instrument tag ID is defined for the tag at the application planning stage (in addition to the tag block ID). When the faceplate request is activated. Faceplate request from the faceplate selection list The faceplate selection list is opened by clicking with the mouse on the Faceplate list push button in the Toolbar. It may be then freely transferred and operated within the Station window.g. Faceplates are always output near the symbol from which the request was activated.1 Opening a faceplate in the Station window Faceplate request can be activated either from the faceplate selection list or by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the desired faceplate symbol in the display or pop-up picture. (When the selection list is opened and 1-2 first characters of the tag ID are entered in the entry field. which have been described in connection with the faceplate in question.

to which a faceplate is connected. To help the operator spot the areas on the display. The function is completed by accepting it with the push button or the Enter key.• Activating the desired faceplate by clicking the tag id with the mouse to show the id in the entry box. as remembering the tag id is not required. a uniform code of symbols is always used on the displays in connection with different tag types. Requesting faceplates from the display or pop-up picture Activating a faceplate symbol in the display or pop-up with the mouse is the handiest way of selecting a faceplate for display. An example of a situation where a faceplate is called up onto the display by its tag id is when the intention is to directly operate the target involved. or if it is not known which process entity (display) the tag belongs to. In the next table there are some examples of the commonest symbols: One-way motor Two-way motor Two-speed motor Pump Open/close valve and motor valve Three-way valve Vertical spindle valve Device control 2/2 Device control 4/3 General logic Binary 26 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . The tag id has a maximum of 10 characters. You can close the faceplate selection list by pushing the Close push button in the upper right corner of the window . numbers or letters.

4. An extension is attached together with the faceplate .it cannot be attached separately. press the Extension push button again in the upper part of the faceplate.4.1.2 Measurement Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 27 . They include faceplatespecific information and functions. The desired tab is opened by clicking its name with the mouse. An extension is also removed when faceplate is closed. which have been described in connection with the faceplate in question. Clicking on the Extension push button in the upper part of the faceplate opens the extension. To close an extension. The extension appears on the right of the faceplate. The faceplate extensions have usually several tabs.2 Faceplate extension (Extension push button) Faceplate extensions are of different nature.

Measurement value Measurement unit and measurement range Sensor alarm Alarm limits Warning limits Interlock limits Alarms disable Measurement disconnection Measurement filtering constants. a standard trend picture can be called up onto the display by pressing the Trend push button. 28 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. then the trend collection feature has not been defined for this tag. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage.The following information is shown and operated via the faceplate and its extension: Tag block ID Extension. Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). Measurement value (PV). measurement unit and measurement range The measurement value is displayed in the faceplate by means of a green bar and a numerical value below the bar provided with the code PV. Normally. PAR Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. Description. Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). See section Standard trends. tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. Trend and Attach push buttons PV . The measurement unit used and the upper and lower limits of the measurement range are shown on the left-hand side of the bar. If the faceplate does not show the Trend push button. Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters. Trend push button If the trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. FIL Application-specific parameter.

The following measurement bar types can be defined at the application planning stage: plot from bottom upwards (from lower limit to upper limit), plot from top downwards (from upper limit to lower limit) or plot from zero upwards and downwards, if lower limit < 0 and upper limit > 0.

Sensor alarm
The system issues a sensor alarm, if a field measurement value overruns the defined signal range or falls below the range due to a faulty sensor, transmitter, cable or the like. A sensor alarm is shown in the faceplate as follows: A red arrow pointing up is displayed above the measurement bar when the measurement data has overrun the measurement range (upper sensor alarm). A red arrow pointing down is displayed below the measurement bar when the data is below the range (lower sensor alarm). In a sensor alarm situation, the measurement value becomes locked at its most recent in range value obtained prior to the sensor alarm activation.

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Measurement faceplate extension, Limits tab

Warning limits
There are two warning limits, upper and lower. In the faceplate the warning limits are shown with yellow color in the scale to the left of the measurement bar. If a measurement value exceeds the upper warning limit or falls below the lower limit, a warning is issued changing the measurement bar and the numerical value field yellow. The purpose of the warning limits is to inform the operator of a possible forthcoming disturbance situation before the actual alarm is activated. This is why the operator with a normal authorization is allowed to set the warning limits himself. However, the value must be within the measurement range for the system to accept it. Warning limits are displayed in the Upper warning and Lower warning fields of the faceplate extension. The upper or lower warning limit may be changed by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the desired field. For more information on data entry, see section Entering data.
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Note! If the faceplate extension does not show the upper or lower warning limit, then the function in question has not been defined for this tag. Consequently, the limit cannot be changed.

Alarm limits
There are two alarm limits: upper and lower. In the faceplate the alarm limits are shown with red color in the scale to the left of the measurement bar. If a measurement value exceeds the upper alarm limit or falls below the lower limit, an alarm is issued. This is indicated by the red color in the measurement bar and numerical value field in the faceplate.

The alarm limits can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. However, the value must be within the measurement range for the system to accept it.

The upper or lower alarm limit may be changed by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the Upper alarm or Lower alarm fields of the faceplate extension. For more information on data entry, see section Entering data. Note! If the faceplate extension does not show the upper or lower alarm limit, then the function in question has not been defined for this tag. Consequently, the limit cannot be changed.

Interlock limits:
Two interlock limits are possible - upper and lower. In the faceplate the interlock limits are shown with black color in the scale to the left of the measurement bar. Interlock limits are used to interlock various control functions if tag measurement overruns the upper interlock value or falls below the lower interlock value. Interlock limits are defined at the system application planning stage. The limits cannot be changed via the faceplate extension, but they are displayed in the Upper interlocking and Lower interlocking fields of the faceplate extension, however.

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Note! If the faceplate extension does not show the upper or lower interlock limit, then the said function has not been defined for this tag.

Alarms disabling
Note! This function can be used, if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. The use of alarm disabling must be carefully considered in each case so as not to endanger the process, devices or the operating personnel by disconnecting the normal output of alarms. If the Alarms disabling function has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage, it is possible to disable the alarms of the tag, if a disturbance in the process or a fault in field devices continuously activates unnecessary alarms distracting the operator. The alarms can be disabled only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters.

Alarms are disabled in the following way: activate with the mouse the Alarms field at the bottom of the faceplate extension and click the Disabled button in the data entry window. This produces the text Alarms disabled on the yellow background on the left of the measurement bar. Having done this, the generation of all alarms in the tag is disabled. The alarm disable is correspondingly removed: activate the Alarms field and click Enabled in the data entry window. Following this, the alarms are again generated in the normal manner.

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If the Measurement disconnection function has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. 4. the value is displayed in the Measurement value (PV) field and in the Measurement bar. disconnect the field measurement and give the measurement a suitable value. 32 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .) After accepting. in case a transmitter or sensor is broken. The user enters the desired measurement value to the Measurement field. the entered value becomes the measurement value of the tag. if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. The text PV disconnected on the yellow background appears to the left side of the measurement bar. the tag in question may be used for process control purposes also when the field device is being repaired. the user may. Thus. see section Entering data. i. AP1 label AP2 label Application specific parameter 1 Application specific parameter 2 The parameters can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. Info tab Measurement disconnection Note! This function can be used. The measurement can be disconnected only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. (For more information on data entry.e.The Application specific tab contains the following project-specific parameters. The function is necessary especially for tags used for control or interlocking purposes. The measurement value coming from the sensor remains displayed in the Measurement disconnected field. The measurement is disconnected in the following way: activate the Measurement connected field with the mouse and click the No push button in the data entry window.2.3 Measurement faceplate extension.

For more information on data entry. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project. The value is changed by clicking on the Meas. the initial filtering constant of all measurements is 1. Normally.The measurement disconnection is removed as follows: activate the Measurement connected field and click Yes in the data entry window. The parameter is not necessary used in all measurement tags. measurements can be stabilized to facilitate reading their values and their use for control and interlock purposes. ID and Name fields The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID. and 0 to a completely filtered value (the value does not change at all). and the notification text displayed on the left side of the measurement bar is removed. 4. In this way. Application specific parameter Note! The purpose of the application specific parameter. is defined separately for each project. The filtering constant can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. filtering field with the left-hand mouse button. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 33 .4 Measurement faceplate extension. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. The measurement value will again commence to comply with field messages. Generally these fields display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs. from which it is decreased if necessary. Filtering constant 1 corresponds to an entirely unfiltered value. as well as the heading text shown in the extension. if they have been determined at the application planning stage. filtering field is used to control the way the measurement value of a tag reacts to fast changes of the measurement values transmitted by a measurement sensor. Tuning tab Filtering constant The filtering constant in the Meas.2. see section Entering data. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab.

The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. For more information on data entry. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. The parameter is changed by clicking on the PAR field with the left-hand mouse button.The parameter may be used for defining a proportional coefficient. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension. it can be seen in PAR field. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page. see section Entering data. The parameter can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters.2.5 Measurement faceplate extension. 4. If the application specific parameter has been defined for the tag in question. a correction factor or a value affecting the tag function.3 Control 34 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . 4.

a standard trend picture can be called up onto the display by pressing the Trend push button.The following information is shown and operated via faceplate and its extension: Tag block ID Extension.Measurement value OP .Set point value PV . If the faceplate does not show the Trend push button. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters.Control value Remote set point value / Cascade connection Sensor alarm Alarm limits Warning limits Interlock limits Alarms disabling Maintenance sign Measurement disconnection Controller tuning parameters: K. Trend and Attach push buttons Controller state list field Measurement unit and measurement range SP . Normally. See section Standard trends. Trend push button If the trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. I and D Measurement filtering constant Application-specific parameter Interlocking causes Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. Description. Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). then the trend collection feature has not been defined for this tag. tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 35 . If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage.

Controller state The controller may be in the Manual or Automatic mode. it is impossible to change the set point value of such controllers in the Manual mode. The pulldown menu shows only those status alternatives that are possible for the tag in question. To change the controller state. Consequently. the controller is switched to the manual mode if a sensor alarm occurs. click on the arrow on the right side of the Controller state list field with the mouse. If the controller is override-controlled to a certain state due to interlocking or some other application specific reason.Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). This calls up a pulldown menu on the screen to activate the desired execution mode change. For more information on data entry. The text in the faceplate’s Controller state field shows the controller state. there may be application specific controllers that receive their set point values from another controller in cascade connection or from a computer. In addition. In many cases. The set point value change is activated by clicking on the Set point (SP) value field with the mouse. this is indicated by the text Mode interlocked on the yellow background on the left side of the measurement bar. Set point value (SP) The controller set point value is shown in the faceplate as a violet arrow placed partly on top of the measurement value bar. see section Entering data. The text that describes the application specific mode is defined separately for each project. Note! Depending on the purpose of the application. some or all controllers have been defined to function in such a manner that the set point value follows the measurement value in the Manual mode. It is also shown in numerical form below the measurement value and provided with the code SP. The set point value has usually the same range as the measurement value. 36 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . The tag block can also have an application specific mode.

The control value change is activated by clicking on the control value field with the mouse. i.Measurement value (PV).e.100 %. if lower limit < 0 and upper limit > 0. Remote setpoint value / Cascade connection Cascade connections are defined at the application planning stage. if lower limit < upper limit lower limit < 0 upper limit =< 0 Plot from zero upwards and downwards. The other part information is displayed in the faceplate and extension as follows: Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 37 . plot from top downwards (from upper limit to lower limit) or plot from zero upwards and downwards. see section Entering data. if lower limit < upper limit lower limit => 0 upper limit > 0 Plot from top downwards. The control upper limit and control lower limit are determined at the application planning stage. The measurement unit used and the upper and lower limits of the measurement range are shown on the left of the bar. For more information on data entry. Control value (OP) The control issued by the controller. The following measurement bar types can be defined at the application planning stage: plot from bottom upwards (from lower limit to upper limit). the output message is displayed in a faceplate using a blue bar and a numerical value with the code OP. measurement unit and measurement range The measurement value is displayed in the faceplate by means of a green bar and a numerical value below the bar provided with the code PV. The control range is always 0 . if lower limit < 0 upper limit > 0. These limits have the following effect on the plotting of the control bar: Plot from bottom upwards.

If the controller gets its set point value from another controller, the remote set point value is shown in the faceplate as a gray arrow on the left side of the measurement value bar. The faceplate of the transmitting tag is displayed when the arrow is clicked with the left-hand mouse button. The tag block ID of the transmitting tag is output in the Connection from field of the Info tab and the setpoint value in the Remote setpoint field of the Info tab. Depending on the application, the controller uses the remote set point value when the controller is in a cascade or a computer state. If the controller value is used as a set point value in another controller, a blue arrow is displayed on the right side of the . The tag block ID of the controller measurement value bar where the value is sent can be displayed by clicking the arrow with the left-hand mouse button.

Sensor alarm
The system issues a sensor alarm, if a field measurement value overruns the measurement range defined for it or falls below it due to a faulty sensor, transmitter, cable or the like. A sensor alarm is shown in the faceplate as follows: A red arrow pointing up is displayed above the measurement bar when the measurement data has overrun the measurement range (upper sensor alarm). A red arrow pointing down is displayed below the measurement bar when the data is below the range (lower sensor alarm). In a sensor alarm situation the measurement value becomes locked at its most recent in range value obtained prior to the sensor alarm activation.

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Control faceplate extension, Interlocking causes tab

Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question

The interlocking causes are shown in the Control faceplate extension’s Interlocking causes tab as a scrollable list. The list shows the interlocks defined for the tag at the application planning stage. The maximum number of interlocks is ten. The interlocking causes are shown in the list by a text describing the interlock or by the tag name, or both the text and the tag name. Interlocking causes can be
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an exceeded measurement limit, valve position, or another started or stopped motor. When the interlock is not activated, the text color is black. An active interlock is indicated by the red bold text color. When the extension is opened the valid interlocking causes are shown in the Interlocking causes list. If the interlocking cause has been defined using the tag name, the faceplate in question may be displayed on the screen by clicking with the mouse on the tag name in the list. Bypassing interlocks: All valid interlocks can be bypassed in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Bypass interlockings field and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. Bypassed, valid interlocks are indicated by the bold pink text color. Also the text Bypass on the yellow background appears on the faceplate, if the text output has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. The bypass is correspondingly removed: activate the Bypass interlockings field and press the No push button in the data entry window. The interlockings can be bypassed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters.

4.3.2

Control faceplate extension, Limits tab

Warning limits
There are two warning limits, upper and lower. In the faceplate the warning limits are shown with yellow color in the scale to the left of the measurement bar. If a measurement value exceeds the upper warning limit or falls below the lower limit, the system issues a warning, which changes the measurement bar and the numerical value field yellow. The purpose of the warning limits is to inform the operator of a possible forthcoming disturbance situation before the actual alarm is activated. This is why the operator with normal operation rights is allowed to set the warning limits himself. However, the value must be within the measurement range for the system to accept it. Warning limits are displayed in the Upper warning and Lower warning fields. The upper or lower warning limit may be changed
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by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the desired field. For more information on data entry, see section Entering data. Note! If the faceplate extension does not show the upper or lower warning limit, then the function in question has not been defined for this tag. Consequently, the limit cannot be changed.

Alarm limits
There are two alarm limits: upper and lower. In the faceplate the alarm limits are shown with red color in the scale to the left of the measurement bar. If a measurement value exceeds the upper alarm limit or falls below the lower limit, the system issues an alarm, which is indicated with red color in the measurement bar and in the numerical value field of the faceplate. The alarm limits can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. However, the value must be within the measurement range for the system to accept it. The upper or lower alarm limit may be changed by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the Upper alarm or Lower alarm fields of the faceplate extension where the alarm limits are displayed as numerical values. For more information on data entry, see section Entering data. Note! If the faceplate extension does not show the upper or lower alarm limit, then the function in question has not been defined for this tag. Consequently, the limit cannot be changed.

Interlock limits
Two interlock limits are possible - upper and lower. In the faceplate the interlock limits are shown with black color in the scale to the left of the measurement bar. Interlock limits are used to interlock various control functions if tag measurement overruns the upper interlock value or falls below the lower interlock value. Interlock limits are defined at the system application planning stage. The limits cannot be changed via the faceplate extension, but they are displayed in the Upper interlocking and Lower interlocking fields of the faceplate extension, however. Note! If the faceplate extension does not show the upper or lower interlock limit, then the said function has not been defined for this tag.

Maintenance
The Maintenance function is meant to be used only if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage, i.e. the function is activated by a signal from the field. This sign is used in the faceplate to inform operators of field maintenance jobs in progress.
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The states are not changeable via the faceplate. it is possible to disable the alarms of the tag. Following this. for example. if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. 4. The alarms can be disabled only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters.3. the generation of all alarms in the tag is disabled. agreed purpose for it. The application specific parameters can Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 41 . This produces the Alarms disabled information text on the yellow background on the left of the measurement bar.3 Control faceplate extension. Application specific tab The purpose of the application specific parameters is defined separately for each project. devices or the operating personnel by disconnecting the normal output of alarms.The sign Maintenance appears in the faceplate activated by a signal from the field and the tag control mode and control state are settled as defined at the application planning stage. The sign set via the extension does not prevent changing the control state via the faceplate. Alarms disabling Note! This function can be used. If the Alarms disabling function has been defined for a tag at the application planning stage. Alarms are disabled in the following way: activate with the mouse the Alarms field at the bottom of the faceplate extension and click the Disabled button in the data entry window. if a disturbance in the process or a fault in field devices continuously activates unnecessary alarms distracting the operator. Sure methods of preventing accidental starts are to turn the safety switch to the 0 position or to remove the fuses. The alarm disable is correspondingly removed: activate the Alarms field and click Enabled in the data entry window. Note! The Maintenance sign must not be set from the Maintenance field of the faceplate extension unless there is a specific. the alarms are again generated in the normal manner. Having done this. The use of alarm disabling must be carefully considered in each case so as not to endanger the process. The sign is thus not a sure method of preventing accidental starts.

the user may disconnect the field measurements and give them a suitable value in case a transmitter or sensor is broken. (For more information on data entry. The measurement can be disconnected only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters.be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. i. the entered value becomes the measurement value of the tag.e.4 Control faceplate extension. The measurement value will again commence to comply 42 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . AP1 AP2 RMP DEA Application specific parameter 1 Application specific parameter 2 Application specific ramping value Control deviation alarm limit 4. The measurement disconnection is removed as follows: activate the Measurement connected field and click Yes in the data entry window. The measurement value coming from the sensor remains displayed in the Measurement disconnected field. The measurement is disconnected in the following way: activate the Measurement connected field with the mouse and click the No push button in the data entry window.) After accepting. The text PV disconnected on the yellow background appears to the left side of the measurement bar. the value is displayed in the Measurement value field (PV) and in the Measurement bar. The user enters the desired measurement value to the Measurement field. the tag in question may be used for controlling the process also when field instrument maintenance work is in progress. if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage.3. If the Measurement disconnection function is defined for a tag in connection with the application planning. The function is necessary especially for tags used for control or interlocking purposes. Info tab Measurement disconnection Note! This function can be used. see section Entering data. Thus.

and 0 to a completely filtered value (the value does not change at all). For more information on data entry. Filtering constant 1 corresponds to an entirely unfiltered value. ID and Name fields The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID. from which it is decreased if necessary. Filtering constant The filtering constant (Meas. and the notification text displayed on the left side of the measurement bar is removed.5 Control faceplate extension. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project. The filtering constant can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. see section Entering data. Integration time and Derivation time. 4. the initial filtering constant of all measurements is 1.3. filtering field with the left-hand mouse button. measurements can be stabilized to facilitate reading their values and their use for control and interlock purposes. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 43 . For more information on data entry. In this way. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage.with field messages. Normally. Tuning parameters may be changed by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the desired field. filtering field of the extension) is used to control the way the measurement value of a tag reacts to fast changes of the measurement values transmitted by a measurement sensor. The value is changed by clicking on the faceplate extension’s Meas. if they have been determined at the application planning stage. Generally these fields display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs. see section Entering data. Tuning parameters can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. Tuning tab Tuning parameters The controller tuning parameters are Gain.

6 Control faceplate extension.Application specific parameter Note! The purpose of the application specific parameter (PAR). For more information on data entry. The parameter may be used for defining a proportional coefficient. it can be seen on the Tuning tab of the extension. The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page. is defined separately for each project. The parameter can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. 4. The parameter is not necessary used in all control tags. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension.3. 44 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . see section Entering data. If the application specific parameter has been defined for the tag in question. as well as the heading text shown in the extension. a correction factor or a value affecting the tag function. The parameter is changed by clicking on the parameter value field with the left-hand mouse button.

it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters.4. Normally. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. One-way motor faceplate Two-way motor faceplate Two-speed motor faceplate Note! The colors and texts of the Start and Stop push buttons depend on project-specific definitions. Description. conveyors and fans. tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled.4 One-way and two-way or two-speed motor Motor faceplates are used to control electrically powered devices such as pumps. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 45 . Trend and Attach push buttons Control mode list field Motor state: One-way motor Two-way/two-speed motor Motor start/stop Current measurement Alarm on Interlock on Control disable Maintenance sign Local control Alarms disabling Interlocking causes and interlocking targets Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. The following information is shown and operated via the faceplate and its extension: Tag block ID Extension.

the text of the Stop push button is Stopped and the color of the push button is white. an alarm is issued. then the trend collection feature has not been defined for this tag.Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). The alarm is indicated by the red blinking color of the push button. Control mode There are two motor control modes: manual control (Manual) and automatic control (Automatic). With the motor running. One-way motor state The motor state is shown in the texts and colors of the Start and Stop push buttons at the bottom of the faceplate. To change the control mode. When the alarm has been acknowledged but it is still valid the background color of the state is steady red. The Start push button has the states Start/ Starting/ Running and the Stop push button has the states Stop/ Stopping/ Stopped.g. If the faceplate does not show the Trend push button. In the manual mode. Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. See section Standard trends. The text that describes the application specific mode is defined separately for each project. a sequence. This calls up a pulldown menu on the screen to activate the desired control mode (Automatic / Manual). The tag block can also have an application specific mode. the text and color of the push button changes showing the current state. a standard trend picture can be called up onto the display by pressing the Trend push button. The control mode is indicated by a corresponding text in the upper part of the faceplate. Trend push button If the trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. a motor gets its start and stop commands from the operator. the motor receives its start and stop commands from an automatic internal system function. 46 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). e. In a control situation. click on the arrow on the right side of the Control mode list field with the mouse. With the motor off. In the automatic control. If the control is not executed within the time-out period. the text of the Start push button is Running and the color of the push button is green.

The text in the Start push button changes to the text Running indicating the state. Once the system has received the command and the run status data has been fed back from the field. the presentation of motor states and issuing of commands depend on the definitions made at the application planning stage. With the motor running. With the motor off. the Stop push button changes gray and the Start push button changes green. State of a two-way or two-speed motor When a motor can be run in two directions or at two different speeds. The Start push buttons have the states Start1/ Starting1/ Running1 and Start2/ Starting2/ Running2. the message window can be closed by clicking the Cancel push button with the mouse or clicking the Esc key. Once the system has received the command and the stop status data has been fed back from the field.One-way motor start/stop To start the motor. click on the Start push button with the left-hand mouse button and accept the command by pressing OK on the message window. the text of the Start push button indicating the direction/speed of the motor is Running or Running2 and the color is green. If the control is not performed. When the motor is stopped. the Start push button is gray and the Stop push button white. the color of the Stop push button is white. The motor state is shown in the Start and Stop push buttons at the bottom of the faceplate. The text in the Stop push button changes to the text Stopped indicating the state. the text and color of the push button changes showing the current state. the message window can be closed by clicking the Cancel push button with the mouse or clicking the Esc key. The motor is stopped correspondingly by clicking on the Stop push button with the left-hand mouse button and accepting the command by pressing OK on the message window. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 47 . In a control situation. If the control is not performed. the states are Stop/ Stopping/ Stopped.

the message window can be closed by clicking the Cancel push button with the mouse or clicking the Esc key. The Start push button text changes to the text Running1/Running2 indicating the valid status and the direction/speed of the motor. The alarm is indicated by the red blinking color of the push button. To stop the motor. Start/stop of a two-way or two-speed motor Two-way motor faceplate Two-speed motor faceplate The faceplate has a Stop push button and the two push buttons for directions or speeds. then both options may be selected. Depending on the definition. If the control is not performed. If the control is not performed. the current state as well as the control state are both output in purple. In that case the other direction push button appears dimmed and only the Stop push button is selectable. 48 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . • The motor is started by clicking on the Start push button indicating the direction/speed of the motor and accepting the command by pressing OK on the message window. the Stop push button changes gray and the Start push button changes green. Once the system has received the command and the run status data has been fed back from the field. select the Stop push button and accept the command by pressing OK on the message window. If an intermediate stop has not been defined. When the alarm has been acknowledged but it is still valid the background color of the state is steady red. the message window can be closed by clicking the Cancel push button with the mouse or clicking the Esc key. an alarm is issued.If the direction/speed limits of the motor for some reason remain both simultaneously valid. If the control is not executed within the time-out period. the motor may be operated in different ways: • Normally a two-direction motor requires an intermediate stop before changing the direction.

The alarm limit is shown in the faceplate extension. the motor cannot be started or stopped. for example. the Start push button is gray and the Stop push button white. The text in the Stop push button changes to the text Stopped indicating the state. not all motors are provided with a current measurement. When the alarm is acknowledged but still valid the status text box background is steady red. An alarm is shown in the faceplate as a blinking red status text box. Current measurement The electric current of a running motor is shown as a number and an indicator above the push buttons of the faceplate. An upper alarm limit may be defined for current measurements. In such cases. the value is not displayed in the faceplate. If this limit is exceeded. or if a motor starts or stops by itself. the scale of the current measurement can also be logarithmic. The unit may be a percentage value (%) or in amps (A). Alarm on In case a motor fails to start after the time-out period. a text describing the status is shown at the bottom of the faceplate. an alarm is issued and the current indicator and value field turn blinking red. an alarm is issued. An alarm is also issued if a motor does not stop following a stop command. Depending on the application. The faceplate extension shows the interlocking causes.Once the system has received the command and the stop status data has been fed back from the field. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 49 . Note! Depending on the application. Interlock on If a motor has been set to stand still or run using the safety interlocking. When this is the case. An acknowledged but still valid alarm is indicated by the steady red color. The upper limit value can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters.

4. but inhibits the motor from being started again once it stops. positions may be interlocking targets. but prevents a running motor from being stopped. An active interlocking cause is indicated by the bold red text color. 50 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . a text describing the status is shown on the faceplate.g. other motor. the stop disable does not start the motor. The interlocking cause can be an exceeded measurement limit. The running of a motor or its standstill may interlock other functions. When the extension is opened the valid interlocking causes/targets are shown in the Interlocking causes/targets list. valve position. Interlocking causes and targets tab Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question Interlocking causes tab Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question Interlocking targets tab The causes and targets of tag interlock or control disable are shown as scrollable lists in the faceplate extension. The difference between the interlocking and control disable is that the start disable does not stop the motor. or another started or stopped motor. The lists can be scrolled using the vertical scroll bars.Control disable There are two types of disabled controls: start disabled and stop disabled. If there are no active interlocks. e.1 Motor faceplate extension. When control disable is on. 4. the color of the text is black. valve etc. An active interlocking target is indicated by the bold black text color. In the same way.

The states are not changeable via the faceplate. 4. if the text output has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. the faceplate in question is displayed on the screen by clicking with the mouse on the tag name in the list. Also the text Bypass on the yellow background appears on the faceplate. Bypassed. The parameters can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. the function is activated by a signal from the field.2 Motor faceplate extension. The sign Maintenance appears in the faceplate activated by a signal from the field and the tag control mode and control state are settled as defined at the application planning stage. valid interlocks are indicated by the bold pink text color.4. AP1 AP2 Application specific parameter 1 Application specific parameter 2 Maintenance The Maintenance function is meant to be used only if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage.If the interlocking cause/target has been defined at the application planning stage using the tag name.e. The interlockings can be bypassed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. The bypass is correspondingly removed: activate the Bypass interlockings field and click the No push button in the data entry window. Application specific tab Application specific parameters The purpose of the application specific parameters is defined separately for each project. Bypassing interlocks: All valid interlocks can be bypassed in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Bypass interlockings field in the Interlocking causes tab and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. This sign is used in the faceplate to inform operators of field maintenance jobs in progress. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 51 . i.

devices or the operating personnel by disconnecting the normal output of alarms. The alarms can be disabled only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. Alarms disabling Note! This function can be used. Following this. The alarm disable is correspondingly removed: activate the Alarms field and click Enabled in the data entry window. according to project specific definitions. 52 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . the motor control is transferred to the field by the Manual/Automatic switch residing in the field. Sure methods of preventing accidental starts are to turn the safety switch to the 0 position or to remove the fuses. the faceplate shows the text Local control on the yellow background. The sign is thus not a sure method of preventing accidental starts. The faceplate shows the text Local control indicating that the local control is on. The sign set via the extension does not prevent changing the control state via the faceplate. agreed purpose for it. If the local control is on. Local control Note! The function is used. Alarms are disabled in the following way: activate with the mouse the Alarms field at the bottom of the faceplate extension and click the Disabled button in the data entry window. This produces the Alarms disabled information text on the yellow background on the faceplate. which may be controlled from the field using the local control. for motors.Note! The Maintenance sign must not be set from the Maintenance field of the faceplate extension unless there is a specific. for example. the alarms are again generated in the normal manner. if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. Usually. the generation of all alarms in the tag is disabled. This can be done in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. If the Alarms disabling function has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. when a disturbance in the process or a fault in field devices continuously activates unnecessary alarms distracting the operator. Having done this. it is possible to disable the alarms of the tag. Depending on the application. The use of alarm disabling must be carefully considered in each case so as not to endanger the process. the motor control can be transferred to the local switches from the faceplate. When using this switch the motor cannot be controlled from the control room.

4. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 53 . not all motors are provided with a current measurement. The information texts are defined at the application planning stage. The value is changed by clicking on the field in question with the mouse. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab.3 Motor faceplate extension. see section Entering data. For more information on data entry. The upper limit value can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. Generally these fields display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs.4. Info tab The Text1 and Text2 fields of the Info tab can contain information about the tag in question. if they have been determined at the application planning stage.The control is returned to the control room correspondingly: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the No push button in the data entry window. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. An acknowledged but still valid alarm is indicated by the steady red color. Upper alarm limit An upper alarm limit may be defined for current measurements. an alarm is issued and the current indicator and value field turn blinking red. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project. If this limit is exceeded. Depending on the application. In such cases. the value is not displayed in the faceplate. The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID.

4.4 Motor faceplate extension.4. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension. Open/close valve and three-way valve faceplate Motor valve faceplate Note! The colors and texts of the Open and Close push buttons depend on project-specific definitions. 54 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. three-way and motor valve The valve faceplate is used for controlling open/close valves.4.5 Open/close. threeway valves and motor valves. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page.

The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters. Normally. the valve receives its open and close commands from an automatic internal Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 55 . Description. In the manual mode. Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). See section Standard trends. then the trend collection feature has not been defined for this tag. Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). a standard trend picture can be called up onto the display by pressing the Trend push button. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. a valve gets its open and close commands from the operator. Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. In the automatic control. Trend and Attach push buttons Control mode list field Valve position Valve position measurement Valve control: Alarm on Interlock on Control disable Maintenance sign Alarms disabling Interlocking causes and interlocking targets Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. Trend push button If the trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning (applicable only to the open/close valve and three-way valve). If the faceplate does not show the Trend push button. Control mode There are two valve control modes: Manual control and Automatic control.The following information is shown and may be operated via the faceplate and its extension: Tag block ID Extension. tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate.

To close a valve. e. The control mode is indicated by a corresponding text in the upper part of the faceplate. If the control operation is not executed.g. The Open push button has the states Open/ Opening/ Open. If the alarm is acknowledged but still valid it is indicated by the steady red color of the valid state field. If the valve’s both limits remain for some reason simultaneously valid. an alarm is issued indicated by the flashing red color of the valid state. the message window can be closed by clicking on the Cancel push button. the states are Close/ Closing/ Closed. The position measurement value is displayed by a number and an indicator above the push buttons of the faceplate. With the valve closed the text of the Close push button is Closed and the color of the push button is white. click on the arrow on the right side of the mode field with the mouse. If the control is not executed within the time-out period. the Open push button changes green. In a control situation. the Close push button changes white.system function. With the valve open. Valve position The valve position is shown in the texts and colors of the Open and Close push buttons at the bottom of the faceplate. 56 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Valve position measurement Motor valves are provided with a position measurement indicating the true valve position as a percentage value. click correspondingly on the Close push button and accept the command by pressing OK on the message window. Once the system has received the command and the status data is fed back from the field. a sequence. To change the valve controlling state. Open/close valve control To open a valve click on the Open push button with the left-hand mouse button and accept the command by pressing OK on the message window. the text and color of the push button changes showing the current state. or by pressing the Esc key. the current state and the control state are both displayed in purple. The text that describes the application specific mode is defined separately for each project. Once the system has received the command and the status data is fed back from the field. This calls up a pulldown menu on the screen to activate the desired execution mode change (Automatic / Manual). The tag block can also have an application specific mode. When the valve is closed. This helps to monitor closing and opening more accurately than would be possible if relying only on the open and close messages. the Open push button is green.

The current state is then displayed by the text Open in the uppermost push button and the control state by the text Stopped in the midmost push button. The current state is then displayed by the text Closed in the uppermost push button and the control state by the text Stopped in the midmost push button. The motor valve may be stopped while opening is in progress by pressing the Stop push button with the mouse and accepting the command by pressing OK on the message window. To open a motor valve click on the Open push button with the lefthand mouse button and accept the command by pressing OK on the message window. Once the system has received the command and the status data is fed back from the field. To close a motor valve. The faceplate of a three-way valve is identical to the open/close valve. or by pressing the Esc key. click correspondingly on the Close push button and accept the command by pressing OK on the message window. If the control operation is not executed. the Close push button changes white. If the control operation is not executed. or by pressing the Esc key. See section Open/close valve control. Motor valve control Motor valve can be stopped in any intermediary position by pressing the Stop push button. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 57 . the message window can be closed by clicking on the Cancel push button. the Open push button changes green. except for the valve position texts which are determined by the application planning. the message window can be closed by clicking on the Cancel push button. Three-way valves are controlled according to the same principle as open/close valves. e. The text in the Close push button changes to the text Closed indicating the state. Once the system has received the command and the status data is fed back from the field. POS1 and POS2.Three-way valve control A three-way valve has several selectable positions of equal importance and none of them is clearly an open or close position. The motor valve may be stopped while closing is in progress by pressing the Stop push button with the mouse and accepting the command by pressing OK on the message window.g.

for example. if a valve has been set to close by the safety interlocking. When this is the case. or if it opens or closes by itself. An activated open disable is shown by the text Inhibited open in the faceplate. An activated close disable is shown by the text Inhibited close in the faceplate. If the alarm is acknowledged but still valid. Interlock on If a valve has been set to open by the safety interlocking. 4. An alarm is also generated if the valve fails to close in spite of the command. The extension shows the interlocking cause.Alarm on In case a valve does not open after a specific time-out period. but prevents a closed valve from being opened.1 Valve faceplate extension. for example. Correspondingly. the close disable prevents an opened valve from being closed. the valve cannot be opened. the valve cannot be closed. the status data field is steady red. Interlocking causes and targets tab Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question Interlocking causes tab 58 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . setting the open disable does not close the valve. Setting the open disable prevents a closed valve from being opened. the text Protective open on the yellow background is shown in the faceplate. The difference between the interlocking and control disable is that.5. the text Protective close on the yellow background is shown in the faceplate. When this is the case. an alarm is generated. Control disable There are two types of control disables: open disable and close disable. In the same way. Alarms are displayed in the faceplate as a blinking red status data.

If there are no active interlocks. valve etc. positions may be interlocking targets. An active interlocking target is indicated by the bold black text color. The interlocking cause can be an exceeded measurement limit. The bypass is correspondingly removed: activate the Bypass interlockings field and click the No push button in the data entry window. e. other motor. valid interlocks are indicated by the bold pink text color. valve position. the faceplate in question is displayed on the screen by clicking with the mouse on the tag name in the list. Bypassed. The interlockings can be bypassed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. or another started or stopped motor. An active interlocking cause is indicated by the bold red text color. When the extension is opened the valid interlocking causes/targets are shown in the Interlocking causes/targets list. if the text output has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 59 . the color of the texts is black.g. Also the text Bypass on the yellow background appears on the faceplate. If the interlocking cause/target has been defined in application planning using the tag name.Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question Interlocking targets tab The causes and targets of tag interlock or control disable are shown as scrollable lists in the faceplate extension. Bypassing interlocks: All valid interlocks can be bypassed in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Bypass interlockings field in the Interlocking causes tab and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. The lists can be scrolled using the vertical scroll bars. The running of a motor or its standstill may interlock other functions.

If the Alarms disabling function has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. the function is activated by a signal from the field. agreed purpose for it. devices or the operating personnel by disconnecting the normal output of alarms.4. i.5. Alarms disabling Note! This function can be used. The use of alarm disabling must be carefully considered in each case so as not to endanger the process. for example. Sure methods of preventing accidental starts are to turn the safety switch to the 0 position or to remove the fuses. The sign set via the extension does not prevent changing the control state via the faceplate.2 Valve faceplate extension. Note! The Maintenance sign must not be set from the Maintenance field of the faceplate extension unless there is a specific. This sign is used in the faceplate to inform operators of field maintenance jobs in progress. The parameters can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. it is possible to disable the alarms of the tag. AP1 AP2 Application specific parameter 1 Application specific parameter 2 Maintenance The Maintenance function is meant to be used only if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. when a disturbance in the process or a fault 60 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. The states are not changeable via the faceplate. The sign is thus not a sure method of preventing accidental starts. The sign Maintenance appears in the faceplate activated by a signal from the field and the tag control mode and control state are settled as defined at the application planning stage. Application specific tab Application specific parameters The purpose of the application specific parameters is defined separately for each project.e.

the alarms are again generated in the normal manner. Usually. The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID. When using this switch the valve cannot be controlled from the control room. This can be done in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. which may be controlled from the field using the local control. The alarm disable is correspondingly removed: activate the Alarms field and click Enabled in the data entry window. This produces the Alarms disabled information text on the yellow background on the faceplate. The information texts are defined in application planning. the faceplate shows the text Local control. The control is returned to the control room correspondingly: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the No push button in the data entry window 4. Info tab The Text1 and Text2 fields of the Info tab can contain information about the tag in question. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project.in field devices continuously activates unnecessary alarms distracting the operator.3 Valve faceplate extension. Local control Note! The function is used. according to project specific definitions.5. If the local control is on. Alarms are disabled in the following way: activate with the mouse the Alarms field at the bottom of the faceplate extension and click the Disabled push button in the data entry window. Generally these fields Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 61 . the generation of all alarms in the tag is disabled. the valve control can be transferred to the local switches from the faceplate. the valve control is transferred to the field by the Manual/Automatic switch residing in the field. Depending on the application. The alarms can be disabled only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. Following this. Having done this. The faceplate shows the text Local control indicating that the local control is on. for valves.

Note! The colors and texts of the On and Off push buttons depend on project-specific definitions. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage.6 Switch Switch faceplates are used to select execution modes. 4.5. The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. 62 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . 4.display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab. product lines and other similar entities that are not selected directly via certain valves or motors. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. products. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension. if they have been determined at the application planning stage.4 Valve faceplate extension.

If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). The tag block can also have an application specific mode. Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. e. tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters. a sequence. the switch receives its open and close commands from an automatic internal system function. To change the switch controlling state. Control mode There are two switch control modes: Manual control and Automatic control. In the manual mode. Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 63 . it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. In the automatic control.g. Description and Attach push buttons Control mode list field Switch position Switch control Alarm on Interlock on Control disable Maintenance sign Local control Alarms disabling Interlocking causes and interlocking targets Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. a switch gets its open and close commands from the operator. click on the arrow on the right side of the mode field with the mouse. Normally. The text that describes the application specific mode is defined separately for each project. This calls up a pulldown menu on the screen to activate the desired execution mode change (Automatic / Manual). The control mode is indicated by a corresponding text in the upper part of the faceplate.The following information is shown and may be operated via the faceplate and its extension: Tag id Extension.

If the control operation is not executed. the selected control is shown as the valid state on a white or green background. An activated control disable is shown by the text. ON/OFF. Once the system has received the command and the status data is fed back from the field. for example. Inhibited on or Inhibited off. e. the switch position cannot be changed. An alarm is shown on the faceplate as a blinking red status text box. the color of the ON push button is green. or by pressing the Esc key. An alarm is also issued if a switch changes positions by itself. etc. The difference between the interlocking and control disable is that setting the control disable does not override the control. 64 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . which may be defined by the application designer. The faceplate extension shows the interlocking causes. UP/DOWN. the text Protective on or Protective off is shown in the faceplate. the text of the push button changes showing the current state. The push button texts have been defined in application planning in accordance with the real function of the switch. If the alarm is acknowledged but still valid the status text box is steady red. an alarm is issued. but inhibits the switch from being turned in the disabled direction. Alarm on In case the selected switch position is not obtained after the time-out period. With the switch off.Switch position The switch position data is shown in the texts and colors of the ON and OFF push buttons at the bottom of the faceplate. the message window can be closed by clicking on the Cancel push button. Switch control The switch is controlled by clicking on the desired push button with the left-hand mouse button and accepting the command by pressing OK on the message window. In a control situation.g. e. The ON push button has the states ON/ To ON/ ON and the OFF push button has the states are OFF/ To OFF/ OFF. CHIP/PULP. the color of the OFF push button is white. With the switch on. Control disable The two switch positions are provided with their own control disable functions.g. Interlock on If a switch has been interlocked to a certain position using the safety interlocking. When this is the case.

g. If the interlocking cause/target has been defined in application planning using the tag name. The interlocking cause can be an exceeded measurement limit.4. The position of a switch may interlock other functions. the color of the texts is black. If there are no active interlocks. the faceplate in question is displayed on the screen by clicking with the mouse on the tag name in the list. valve etc. The lists can be scrolled using the vertical scroll bars. Bypassed. An active cause of interlock is indicated by the bold red text color. An active interlocking target is indicated by the bold black text color. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 65 . Also the text Bypass on the yellow background appears on the faceplate. or another started or stopped motor.1 Switch faceplate extension. motor. valid interlocks are indicated by the bold pink text color. valve position.6. When the extension is opened the valid interlocking causes/targets are shown in the Interlocking causes/targets list. if the text output has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. Bypassing interlocks: All valid interlocks can be bypassed in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Bypass interlockings field in the Interlocking causes tab and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. e. positions may be interlocking targets. Interlocking causes and targets tab Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question Interlocking causes tab Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question Interlocking targets tab The causes and targets of tag interlock or control disable are shown as scrollable lists in the faceplate extension.

This sign is used in the faceplate to inform operators of field maintenance jobs in progress. The parameters can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. 66 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . The states are not changeable via the faceplate. agreed purpose for it. AP1 AP2 Application specific parameter 1 Application specific parameter 2 Maintenance The Maintenance function is meant to be used only if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. i. Application specific tab Application specific parameters The purpose of the application specific parameters is defined separately for each project. The sign set via the extension does not prevent changing the control state via the faceplate. 4.The bypass is correspondingly removed: activate the Bypass interlockings field and click the No push button in the data entry window. the function is activated by a signal from the field. The sign is thus not a sure method of preventing accidental starts. The sign Maintenance appears in the faceplate activated by a signal from the field and the tag control mode and control state are settled as defined at the application planning stage.2 Switch faceplate extension. Note! The Maintenance sign must not be set from the Maintenance field of the faceplate extension unless there is a specific.e.6. Sure methods of preventing accidental starts are to turn the safety switch to the 0 position or to remove the fuses. The interlockings can be bypassed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters.

Following this. Having done this. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 67 . The use of alarm disabling must be carefully considered in each case so as not to endanger the process. If the local control is on. when a disturbance in the process or a fault in field devices continuously activates unnecessary alarms distracting the operator. This produces the Alarms disabled information text on the yellow background on the faceplate. The control is returned to the control room correspondingly: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the No push button in the data entry window. Alarms are disabled in the following way: activate with the mouse the Alarms field at the bottom of the faceplate extension and click the Disabled push button in the data entry window. according to project specific definitions. the faceplate shows the text Local control. If the Alarms disabling function has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. the generation of all alarms in the tag is disabled. The faceplate shows the text Local control indicating that the local control is on. which may be controlled from the field using the local control. for devices. if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage.Alarms disabling Note! This function can be used. it is possible to disable the alarms of the tag. the alarms are again generated in the normal manner. the device control can be transferred to the local switches from the faceplate. devices or the operating personnel by disconnecting the normal output of alarms. Usually. This can be done in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. for example. the device control is transferred to the field by the Manual/Automatic switch residing in the field. The alarms can be disabled only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. The alarm disable is correspondingly removed: activate the Alarms field and click the Enabled push button in the data entry window. When using this switch the device cannot be controlled from the control room. Local control Note! The function is used. Depending on the application.

4. The information texts are defined in application planning.4 Switch faceplate extension. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. 68 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID.3 Switch faceplate extension.6. Info tab The Text1 and Text2 fields of the Info tab can contain information about the tag in question. Generally these fields display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs.6. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab. 4. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension. if they have been determined at the application planning stage. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project.

4. If you are using the device control faceplate to control a hydraulic directional valve. it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. Normally. see also the document Hydraulic and Pneumatic Control Toolbox. Two-state device control faceplate Three-state device control faceplate Note! The colors and texts of the State push buttons depend on project-specific definitions. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 69 . tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters.7 Device control There are two separate faceplates for device control: two-state and three-state. Description and Attach push buttons Control mode list field State Control Alarm on Interlock on Control disable Maintenance sign Local control Alarms disable Interlocks and interlock specifications Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. The following information is shown and operated via the faceplate and its extension: Tag block ID Extension.

The text that describes the application specific mode is defined separately for each project. The texts for those buttons are defined at the application planning stage. UP/DOWN. To change the device controlling state. State The valid state of a device is shown in the texts and colors of the State1. The control mode is indicated by a corresponding text in the upper part of the faceplate. The tag block can also have an application specific mode. Once the system has received the command and the status data is fed back from the field. e. If the control operation is not executed. This calls up a pulldown menu on the screen to activate the desired execution mode change (Automatic / Manual). the text of the push button changes showing the current state. the message window can be closed by clicking on the Cancel push button. The text symbols have been defined in application planning in accordance with the real function of the device. click on the arrow on the right side of the Control mode list field with the mouse. a device gets its open and close commands from the operator. State2 and State3 push buttons at the bottom of the faceplate. In the automatic control. or by pressing the Esc key.g. etc. the device receives its open and close commands from an automatic internal system function.Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). In the manual mode. Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). Control mode There are two device control modes: Manual control and Automatic control. In a control situation. Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. e. Control There are two push buttons in the two-state device control faceplate and three push buttons in the three-state device control faceplate. The pulldown menu shows only those status alternatives which are possible for the tag in question.g. a sequence. UP/MIDDLE/DOWN. The device is controlled by clicking on the desired push button with the left-hand mouse button and accepting the command by pressing OK on the message window. the selected control is shown as the valid state on a white or green background. 70 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .

The faceplate extension shows the interlocking causes. An alarm is also issued if a device changes states by itself. a text is shown in the faceplate. e. An active cause of interlock is indicated by the red field color.g. but inhibits the device from being controlled to disabled state. Control disable All the positions of a device are provided with their own control disable functions. If there are no active interlocks. If the alarm is acknowledged but still valid the status text box is steady red.1 Device control faceplate extension. Inhibited state 3. An activated control disable is shown by the text which may be defined by the application designer. an alarm is issued. or another started or stopped motor.Alarm on In case the selected device state is not obtained after the time-out period. The difference between the interlocking and control disable is that setting the control disable does not override the control. The interlocking cause can be an exceeded measurement limit. Interlock on If a device has been interlocked to a certain position using the safety interlocking. When the extension is opened the first valid interlocking is shown on the uppermost line in the interlocking causes list. the device state cannot be changed. Interlocking causes tab Mouse click outputs the faceplate in question The causes of tag interlock or control disable are shown as scrollable lists in the faceplate extension. When this is the case. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 71 . The lists can be scrolled using the vertical scroll bars.g.7. 4. valve position. the color of the fields is gray. e. the faceplate in question is displayed on the screen by clicking with the mouse on the tag name in the list. If the interlocking cause has been defined in application planning using the tag name. An alarm is shown on the faceplate as a blinking red status text box. Protective state 1.

This sign is used in the faceplate to inform operators of field maintenance jobs in progress. Interlock specifications: There are eight columns on the right of each interlock providing the user. AP1 AP2 Application specific parameter 1 Application specific parameter 2 Maintenance The Maintenance function is meant to be used only if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage.2 Device Control faceplate extension. The states are not changeable via the faceplate. Also the text Bypass on the yellow background appears on the faceplate. the function is activated by a signal from the field.7. The bypass is correspondingly removed: activate the Bypass interlockings field and click the No push button in the data entry window.e. Bypassed. Application specific tab Application specific parameters The purpose of the application specific parameters is defined separately for each project. The interlockings can be bypassed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. valid interlocks are indicated by the pink field color.Bypassing interlocks: All valid interlocks can be bypassed in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Bypass interlockings field in the Interlocking causes tab and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. The sign Maintenance appears in the faceplate activated by a signal from the field and the tag control mode and control state are settled as defined at the application planning stage. according to project specific definitions. i. The parameters can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. 72 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . 4. with further information on the interlock or control disable in question. if the text output has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage.

The faceplate shows the text Local control indicating that the local control is on. The use of alarm disabling must be carefully considered in each case so as not to endanger the process. Alarms are disabled in the following way: activate with the mouse the Alarms field at the bottom of the faceplate extension and click the Disabled push button in the data entry window. Sure methods of preventing accidental starts are to turn the safety switch to the 0 position or to remove the fuses. The sign set via the extension does not prevent changing the control state via the faceplate. devices or the operating personnel by disconnecting the normal output of alarms. which may be controlled from the field using the local control. Local control Note! The function is used. If the Alarms disabling function has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. This produces the Alarms disabled information text on the yellow background on the faceplate.Note! The Maintenance sign must not be set from the Maintenance field of the faceplate extension unless there is a specific. according to project specific definitions. This can be done in the following way: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the Yes push button in the data entry window. for devices. Usually. it is possible to disable the alarms of the tag. agreed purpose for it. Alarms disabling Note! This function can be used. The alarms can be disabled only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 73 . the generation of all alarms in the tag is disabled. When using this switch the device cannot be controlled from the control room. the device control can be transferred to the local switches from the faceplate. the device control is transferred to the field by the Manual/Automatic switch residing in the field. when a disturbance in the process or a fault in field devices continuously activates unnecessary alarms distracting the operator. for example. The sign is thus not a sure method of preventing accidental starts. Depending on the application. Having done this. the alarms are again generated in the normal manner. if it has been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. Following this. If the local control is on. the faceplate shows the text Local control. The alarm disable is correspondingly removed: activate the Alarms field and click Enabled in the data entry window.

4.The control is returned to the control room correspondingly: activate with the left-hand mouse button the Local control state field and click the No push button in the data entry window. The information texts are defined in application planning.3 Device control faceplate extension.4 Device control faceplate extension. The maximum amount of associated pages is 10.7. if they have been determined at the application planning stage.7. Generally these fields display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension. 4. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab. The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project. Info tab The Text1 and Text2 fields of the Info tab can contain information about the tag in question. 74 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .

Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 75 . Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. Description and Extension push button Titles Data items Data item descriptions Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. for displaying status data of a specific project entity or the states of logic inputs and outputs.8 General logic The purpose of the general logic faceplate is defined separately for each project. Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. for example. Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. The general logic faceplate can show maximum of 60 data items that have been defined under 1-8 headers. The following information is shown and may be operated via the faceplate: Tag block ID Toolbar: Attach. a single data item can be defined under several headers. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters. it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate.4. If necessary. It is used. Normally.

The descriptions are defined at the application planning stage.8. if they have been determined at the application planning stage. The colors of active data items depend on project specific definitions. A faceplate may contain 1 to 8 titles. Depending on the application. The data items defined for the columns can be scrolled using the vertical scroll bars.1 General logic faceplate extension. the same data may be also defined under several titles. Data items The data items shown in a general logic faceplate are defined at the application planning stage. Data item descriptions The Description column can contain a description for each data item. Within the application planning it is possible to define own color for the data items under each title. which have been defined under 1 to 8 titles. Info tab The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID. A faceplate may contain sixty data items. 4. 76 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .Titles The titles shown in the general logic faceplate are defined at the application planning stage. The color of passive data items is always black. the titles are located in both faceplate columns or in the left-hand or right-hand column of the faceplate. Depending on the application. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab. Generally these fields display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project.

The application method is defined as per project. 4. pressure limits. for example. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page. The following information is shown and operated via the faceplate and its extension: Tag block ID Extension. up/down.2 General logic faceplate extension. The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. Trend and Attach push buttons Data items Data item control signals Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 77 . Description. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension.). e. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. A binary faceplate can be used.8.4. to present the limit data for various processes. surface level limits (upper and lower) and position data (home positions/work positions.9 Binary The binary faceplate can be used for a number of various purposes. etc.g.

Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates.9. then the trend collection feature has not been defined for this tag.1 Binary faceplate extension. the headers of the signals can be seen in the faceplate extension. it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. If the faceplate does not show the Trend push button. Data items One or two data items can be presented in a binary faceplate. Signals tab 78 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Within application planning each data item is provided with a header and description text as well as the background color for the two states of the signal.Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. Data item control signals The binary faceplate also offers freely definable signals to the two data items. Normally. Trend push button If the trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. a standard trend picture can be called up onto the display by pressing the Trend push button. See section Standard trends. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. 4. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters. tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. If the signals have been taken into use at the application planning stage. Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button).

when a disturbance in the process or a fault in field devices continuously activates unnecessary alarms distracting the operator. its description text. These texts are also defined at the application planning stage. Following this. the alarms are again generated in the normal manner. Signals To activate the signals. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 79 . The alarm disable is correspondingly removed: activate the Alarms field and click the Enabled push button in the data entry window. See section Entering data for more information about entering the value. value and unit can be seen in the PAR field of the Signals tab. Alarms are disabled in the following way: activate with the mouse the Alarms field at the bottom of the faceplate extension and click the Disabled push button in the data entry window. This produces the Alarms disabled information text on the yellow background on the faceplate. Deactivate the signals correspondingly: click with the left-hand mouse button the SI1 or SI2 field and click the Off push button in the data entry window. The parameter value can be changed only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. devices or the operating personnel by disconnecting the normal output of alarms. The signals can be activated or deactivated only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. Alarms disabling If the binary faceplate presents alarms. if the entered value is not between the limits. Having done this. The alarms can be disabled only by the user having the user ID with rights to change critical parameters. e. The active signal status outputs a text on the yellow background over the faceplate. the alarms disabling function may be defined for the data items at the application planning stage.g.Application specific parameter and its limits If the binary faceplate’s application specific parameter has been taken into use at the application planning stage. click with the left-hand mouse button the SI1 or SI2 field of the extension and click the On push button in the data entry window. In case the upper and lower limits of the value are defined the system issues a message. Using this function it is possible to disable the alarms of the tag. the generation of all alarms in the tag is disabled. The parameter value may be changed by clicking with the left-hand mouse button on the value field. Note! The use of alarm disabling must be carefully considered in each case so as not to endanger the process.

80 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . 4. The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page.9. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project. The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. Info tab The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID. Generally these fields display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs.4. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab.9. if they have been determined at the application planning stage.3 Binary faceplate extension.2 Binary faceplate extension. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage.

to execute automatic process start-ups and shutdowns. as well as to control batch type processes. Description.10 Sequence Sequences are used to start and stop groups. The following information is shown and operated via the faceplate and its extension: Tag id Extension. Note! The colors and texts of the Sequence faceplate push buttons depend on project-specific definitions.4. Trend and Attach push buttons Control mode list field Set step number push button Set stop step number push button End sequence push button Select step being executed or step being scrolled push button Sequence state Sequence start/stop Alarm on Step being executed Next step being executed Progress conditions Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 81 .

When the operator wants to execute the next step. the sequence is acknowledged in the normal manner by restarting it. Attach push button See section Attaching (Attach push button). in the step number and name colors and in the arrow symbol next to the step name. Description push button See section Functional descriptions for faceplates. See section Sequence start and stop. Sequence state The sequence state is shown in the Start and Stop push button texts and colors. tag block ID coding follows the coding practice of the production plant being controlled. Normally. The maximum tag block ID length is 10 characters.Tag block ID The tag block ID is shown in the faceplate. The text that describes the application specific mode is defined separately for each project. If the faceplate does not show the Trend push button. 82 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . The mode is indicated by the corresponding text in the Control mode list field of the faceplate. The sequence mode is changed by clicking on the Control mode list field in the upper part of the faceplate with the mouse. See section Standard trends. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. the sequence executes the steps automatically in the given order. Extension push button See section Faceplate extension (Extension push button). the sequence executes one step at a time. The tag block can also have an application specific mode. then the trend collection feature has not been defined for this tag. In manual control. a standard trend picture can be called up onto the display by pressing the Trend push button. This results in the display of a pulldown menu for selecting the desired mode using the mouse (Automatic/Manual). it is shown in the title bar of the faceplate. In automatic control. The sequence control mode may also be changed automatically as a result of the interlock in the application or some other similar event. Trend push button If the trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. Control mode A sequence has the following control modes: Automatic control and Manual control.

an alarm is issued. the message window can be closed by clicking the Cancel push button with the mouse or clicking the Esc key. Once the system has received the command and the control state disappears. a device does not start.) Passing of the wait time is shown in the Wait time field at the bottom of the faceplate. click on the Start push button with the lefthand mouse button and accept the command by pressing OK on the message window.e. i. Once the sequence has started and the control state disappears. the message window can be closed by clicking the Cancel push button with the mouse or clicking the Esc key. A specific time-out period has been defined in application planning for each sequence step. The wait time shows expiring of the wait period in the sequence.When the sequence is in the Stop state. When the sequence is stepping. An acknowledged Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 83 . the Stop push button text is Stopped indicating the state and the color of the push button is white. The text in the Stop push button changes to the text Stopped indicating the state. Blue background color of the step number and name indicates the step being executed. It is also possible to define a wait time for each sequence step. Alarm on In case the sequence fails to advance in the designed manner. The next step number is also shown in the Next step number field at the bottom of the faceplate. The next step to be executed is indicated by a light green text color and a light green arrow symbol beside the name of the step. The alarm is indicated by the red blinking color of the valid state. A green arrow symbol is shown beside the name of the executed step. (For example. The sequence is stopped correspondingly by clicking on the Stop push button with the left-hand mouse button and accepting the command by pressing OK on the message window. A white arrow symbol is shown beside the name of the active step. an alarm is generated. the Stop push button changes gray and the Start push button changes green. If the controls of the step in question are not executed within the time-out period. the Start push button text is Running indicating the state and the color of the push button is green. the time a sequence step waits while two motors are started. Expiring of the time-out period is shown in the Control time field at the bottom of the faceplate. Sequence start and stop To start the sequence. An alarm is indicated by a red blinking status data item in the faceplate. If the control is not performed. If the control is not performed. The text in the Start push button changes to the text Running indicating the state. the Start push button is gray and the Stop push button white.

the sequence status is Stop and the sequence is in the start step. give the desired step number to the entry window and accept the command by pressing OK on the entry window. the selection window can be closed by clicking the Cancel push button or by pressing the Esc key on the keyboard. This produces a selection window on the display to acknowledge the command by clicking the OK push button. The stopstep is indicated in the faceplate by a pink step number and name color and a pink arrow symbol beside the name of the step. Step The operator may choose another sequence step to be executed . Step being executed The step being executed is indicated in the faceplate by blue background color of the sequence number and name in question. After the executed end command.but still valid alarm is indicated by the steady red color of the valid state. Stop step If a sequence is not to be completed. To end a sequence. or by pressing the Esc key. The step to be executed is selected by clicking the Set step number push button in the upper part of the faceplate and giving the desired step number to the entry window. 84 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . To select the stop-step. The Progress conditions related to the step being executed are shown in the tree view opened below the step. The Stop step is deleted by selecting the step 0 to be the Stop step. or by pressing the Esc key. the sequence execution is proceeded from the selected step. The alarm is deactivated as soon as the function fault is removed and the sequence is able to advance. If the control operation is not executed. click on the Set stop step number push button in the upper part of the faceplate. The step to be executed is acknowledged by clicking the OK push button with the mouse or by pressing the Enter key on the keyboard. End The user may end the sequence execution if necessary. a stop step can be set. the entry window can be closed by clicking on the Cancel push button. If the control operation is not executed. the message window can be closed by clicking on the Cancel push button.not necessarily the next one in order. In this case. If the end command is not executed. click on the End sequence push button in the upper part of the faceplate with the mouse.

If a progress condition is. Correspondingly. Scrolling steps When the sequence faceplate is opened. the Select step being executed or step being scrolled push button is by default at its down position. Next step to be executed The next step to be executed is indicated by a light green text color and a light green arrow symbol beside the name of the step. Sequence step Progress condition Tag ID related to the progress condition Progress condition state If the tree view shows only the step name. If the motor in question starts within the wait and control time period. the view does not show the step being executed. where the executed steps are shown. a certain valve is open. information about each progress condition can be displayed by pressing the + sign in front of the progress condition name. The next step number is also shown in the Next step number field at the bottom of the faceplate. that a certain motor is running. This means that the view always shows the sequence step being executed. depending on the application. You can scroll steps and progress conditions with the scroll bar on the right side of the faceplate Click the Select step being executed or step being scrolled push button to get back to the normal state. but the execution order may also include forward or backward leaps over steps. The color shows Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 85 . When the progress condition is not yet valid. Progress conditions The progress conditions connected to each step are listed in the tree view under the step name. the progress condition state text turns green. pressing the + sign in front of the step name opens the progress conditions connected to the step.Sequence steps are normally executed in numerical order starting from 0. the progress condition state text is red. for example. the progress condition state in that case is Running. A progress condition has to be valid before the sequence advances. When the faceplate is in a scrolling state. a measurement is within the permissible limits. You can change the faceplate to a so-called scrolling state by clicking the Select step being executed or step being scrolled push button. Examples of progress conditions are a certain motor is running.

The bypassed condition is indicated by a pink square in the beginning of the progress condition line.that the condition is in effect and the sequence is advancing. Select the condition to be omitted by clicking on the line to be bypassed. Note! The progress condition bypass is not removed automatically. click on the desired tag ID under the condition line. there is no square in the beginning of the progress condition line. the bypass is removed either at step re-execution. Generally these fields 86 • Faceplates Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . This produces the desired faceplate on the screen. when removing the bypass via the keyboard has been defined at the application planning stage.e. at sequence startup or via the keyboard. Info tab The ID1 field automatically displays the tag block ID. The ID2 and ID3 fields can be defined as per project. there is a gray square in the beginning of the progress condition line. Depending on the definitions made at the application planning stage. a progress condition may be omitted. the sequence is allowed to advance although a particular condition is not fulfilled.10. the progress condition state text stays red.1 Sequence faceplate extension. If the progress condition can be omitted. i. To remove the bypass. 4. click the condition line and acknowledge the command by pressing OK on the message window. To call up the faceplates connected to the progress conditions. If the motor in question does not start within the wait and control time period. Each sequence step may be provided with a maximum of ten progress conditions. If the progress condition cannot be omitted. This produces a selection window on the display to acknowledge the command by clicking the OK push button. Depending on the definitions made at the application planning stage.

The icon tells the type of the associated page: Display Faceplate Popup Document (text or picture file) Click the icon or its description to open the associated page. they can be opened from the Associated pages tab of the faceplate extension.10.display electric tag IDs and instrument tag IDs. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Faceplates • 87 .2 Sequence faceplate extension. 4. If a name has been determined for the tag block at the application planning stage. if they have been determined at the application planning stage. The maximum amount of associated pages is 10. Associated pages tab If associated pages have been defined for the tag in question at the application planning stage. it is shown in the Name field of the Info tab.

the faceplate toolbar does not contain the Trend push button. 88 • Trends Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . In the Experion PKS system. Open the standard trend picture by pressing the Trend push button at the top of the faceplate.1 General Trends show the history data of measurements and other parameters in the form of curves. Note! A standard trend picture is called up onto the display via the faceplate. If trend collection feature has not been defined for the tag.5 Trends 5.2 Standard trends Standard trends are always linked to a certain faceplate. 5. The parameter presented by a standard trend is defined in application planning. provided that the trend collection feature has been defined for the tag in question in application planning. the following displays are available to show trend curves: standard trend displays for measurement and control faceplates and the Trend display.

The row order depends on definitions made at the application planning stage. The change does not effect on the ranges defined at the application planning stage. vertical value indicator line on the Trend display shows the location where the values have been read. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Trends • 89 . type the desired new value and press Enter. Click with the mouse the desired Range field. measurement value (PV) and control value (OP). (Note that the Interval selection list shows only the history intervals that have been defined for trend collection at the application planning stage). the on line trend is displayed. The Value at column shows the trend’s value and the time at the location of the vertical value indicator line. History collection category Fast Standard History interval 5 second snapshots 1 min snapshot 6 min average 1 hour average 8 hour average 24 hour average Extended 1 hour snapshot 8 hour snapshot 24 hour snapshot Number of samples 7200 1442 1682 170 281 368 170 281 368 Total collection time 10 h 24 h 1 week 1 week 3 months 1 year 1 week 3 months 1 year 5.The Pin column shows the pins that have been defined for trend collection. You can view the earlier trend values by moving the scroll bar at the bottom of the standard trend picture.2. When a trend is called up. the interval in question is not defined for the parameter in application planning. Select the desired interval for the trend from the Interval selection list at the top right corner of the trend picture. The trend collection can be defined for setpoint (SP). The possible intervals are shown in the next table. When the trend is reopened. The minimum and maximum range of the curves can be changed. The values are displayed in the Value at field at the bottom right-hand corner of the display. the value indicator is placed on the right-hand side of the picture indicating the most recent curve value.1 Reading values and time You can read the parameter values at a certain time by clicking the Trend display with the mouse on the desired location. The measurement range of the trend displayed in bold typeface is shown in the picture. The white. the original values will be restored. The Range column shows the minimum and maximum value of the tags measurement range. Click the desired row to change the range that is displayed. In this case. If No collection is displayed.

Move the cursor to. 90 • Trends Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .2. The information is displayed in appropriate manner. Select a trend. for example.the trend now zooms into this area. 5. The parameters can be from different points. Multiplot) Numerical list (Type: Numeric) X-Y plot of the value of one point against another (that is. 2. and generally has a descriptive title.3. a rectangle shows the area you are selecting. such as: • • • • Bar graphs (Type: Single. Dual. click at the bottom-left of the picture. Release the mouse button when the rectangle encloses the area of interest .5. To call up a trend whose number you know: 1. 5.1 Calling up a trend To call up a trend by choosing it from list of trends: 1. and then drag the cursor diagonally down to the bottom-right. Select View /Trend Summary to see the list of trends.2 Zooming in on a standard trend picture To zoom in on a standard trend picture: 1. History trends can be called up only if the parameter (pin) in question has been determined to the History collection. Each trend can display up to eight related traces (parameters). the top-left of the area of interest. one point on the X-axis and the other on the Y-axis Each trend is identified by a number. As you drag. 3.3 Trend display Trend display shows changes in block.pin values (Point ID and Parameter columns in the display) over time. To return to the standard trend picture to its normal state. 2. Type the command tnd n (where n is the trend's number) in the Command Zone and press Enter. 2. Click the Trend push button on the Toolbar. Triple) Line graphs (Type: Multirange.

3. Select the sample interval from the Interval list field. Select the parameters that are displayed from the Pen on/off check boxes at the bottom left-hand corner of the display. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Trends • 91 . This displays the trends backwards in time beginning from the entered date and time. 2. The upper and lower limits can be entered to the fields in the left side of the window. the value ranges of single parameters can be changed from the Range field on the bottom side of the display. If the trend type Multirange is selected. Type the number of samples you want to see in the Samples field. 5.2 Modifying a Trend display You can select the trend you wish to see either by typing its number to the Trend field and pressing Enter or selecting its name from the list field at the upper left-hand corner of the Trend display. Having called up a trend. Note! If you select from the Interval field a sample interval that has not been determined in the History Collection for the pin in question. Select the type from the Type list field. History offset When you want to view history trends. 4. 3. you can modify it by changing the trend's values: 1. enter the desired date to the left-hand side and time to the right-hand side of the History offset field at the bottom of the Trend display. Note that the date and time must be entered in the same format as the date and time format used in the Station window.Trend display 5. an on line trend is always displayed.

(See also section Creating a new Trend display. however. If the ”Mngr or Engr security level required to change traces” check box is checked in the Trend Configuration window.3 Adding new traces to a trend The security level needed for adding new traces to a trend or changing traces is determined in the Trend Configuration window (System Menu /System Configuration /Trends).The Samples field and the Interval field information effect on the number of values and the time range displayed in the trend curves. The trend definition can. If the ”Mngr or Engr security level required to change traces” checkbox is not checked. Type the new point name in the Point ID field and press Enter. you cannot add or change the trend’s traces if you have the Oper security level. Select the displayed parameter from the Parameter list. you can add new traces to a trend or change the traces also with the Oper security level. 92 • Trends Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . The default number of samples collected in the history database for each history interval is the following: History collection category Fast Standard History interval 5 second snapshots 1 min snapshot 6 min average 1 hour average 8 hour average 24 hour average Extended 1 hour snapshot 8 hour snapshot 24 hour snapshot Number of samples 7200 1442 1682 170 281 368 170 281 368 Total collection time 10 h 24 h 1 week 1 week 3 months 1 year 1 week 3 months 1 year 5.3. After that the description of the block will be shown in the Description field.) You can add a new parameter to the Trend display in the following way: 1. be modified. 2.

when the Trend Configuration window opens (see the next figure). To return to the trend to its normal state.4 Reading values and time You can read the parameter values at a certain time by clicking the Trend display with the mouse on the desired location. at the 2. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Trends • 93 . click bottom-left of the trend.3. the top-left of the area of interest. a rectangle shows the area you are selecting. As you drag. The white. 3.6 Creating a new Trend display Determining new points and parameters to the Trend display requires Mngr or Engr security level. Select one of the trends. The values are displayed in the Value at field at the bottom right-hand corner of the display. 5.3. Move the cursor to. for example. vertical value indicator line on the Trend display shows the location where the values have been read.5 Zooming in on a Trend display To zoom in on a trend: 1.3. Select /System Menu /System Configuration /Trends to open a list showing the trend numbers and names. 5. and then drag the cursor diagonally down to the bottom-right. Release the mouse button when the rectangle encloses the area of interest .5.the trend now zooms into this area.

i. The parameters can be from different points. check the Mngr or Engr security level required to change traces checkbox. The new trend is saved automatically. 2. Select a trend number where the Title field is empty. Then enter the range of the trend to the Trend range field and the number of samples to the Samples field.A new Trend display is created in the following way (For more information on data entry. an empty trend. Enter the trend name to the Title field and select the Trend type and the Sample interval from the corresponding lists. and no traces are defined. 94 • Trends Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Add the desired point (block) by writing its name to the Point ID field. If you want that the trend configuration cannot be done with the Oper security level. The parameter (pin) is selected from the Parameter list field. 4.e. 3. see section Entering data): 1. 5. One trend can show eight parameters. Select View Trend to open the Trend display.

or Select View /Alarms from the Menu Bar. Alarms • 95 Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .6 Alarms 6. which provides a one-line description of each alarm. The color will blink until all alarms have been acknowledged. or Press the function key F3. Alarm Summary push button on the Click the Status line’s Alarms field. 6. symbols and numerical values in other displays and pop-ups related to the alarming point turn red when an alarm is on. All other instructions from the system are output as events. There are several ways to call up the Alarm Summary: • • • • Click the Toolbar. Note! The red color in the Status line’s Alarms field is retained red for as long as there are valid alarms in the system. Likewise. the red color used in a faceplate indicates that the point in question is the source of an active alarm. The Status Line also shows the description of the latest alarm that has the highest priority. Alarms are typically associated with points .1 General An alarm is generated whenever an abnormal condition occurs. Alarms may also be generated when any important event occurs. An alarm is issued using the alarm buzzer and a blinking red Alarm push button in the Station window Status Line.) In addition.for example. Only events requiring some action on the part of the operator are reported as alarms. a High priority alarm comes after an Urgent priority alarm. for example.2 Alarm summary display Alarms are listed on the Alarm Summary display. the measurement value may be above or below the acceptable range. or . such as a communications failure. (If. the High priority alarm is not displayed on the Status Line.

unacknowledged and the cause that generated the alarm no longer exists.2. starting from the left. 96 • Alarms Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Inverse color and not flashing: the alarm is high priority. acknowledged and the cause that generated the alarm no longer exists. Alarm line item Description Red and flashing: the alarm is urgent priority.The Alarm Summary is a ring buffer that can hold up to 1000 alarms. 6. Yellow and flashing: the alarm is high priority. Inverse color and flashing: the alarm is urgent priority. unacknowledged and the cause of the alarm still exists.1 Alarm line items The following table describes the default alarm line items. acknowledged and the cause of the alarm still exists. Note! The alarm colors described below are the default alarm colors. The list can be scrolled using the vertical scroll bar on the right side of the display. unacknowledged and the cause of the alarm still exists. acknowledged and the cause of the alarm still exists. Red and not flashing: the alarm is urgent priority. Inverse color and flashing: the alarm is high priority. Yellow and not flashing: the alarm is high priority. Inverse color and not flashing: the alarm is urgent priority. unacknowledged and the cause that generated the alarm no longer exists. acknowledged and the cause that generated the alarm no longer exists. Your system may use custom alarm colors.

To see the full name place the mouse pointer over the partial point ID to display the full point ID. Condition Priority The alarm condition. Inverse color and not flashing: the alarm is low priority. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Alarms • 97 . acknowledged and the cause that generated the alarm no longer exists. The value that triggered the alarm.Alarm line item Description Cyan and flashing: the alarm is low priority. Urgent alarms can vary from U15 (most urgent)to U00 (least urgent). The point (block ID) or device that caused the alarm. Inverse color and flashing: the alarm is low priority. If the description is too long to be fully displayed in the alarm summary. Value The function is not available. Description A description of the alarm. Time Area Source The time and date at which the alarm was received. it is truncated. unacknowledged and the cause that generated the alarm no longer exists. The priority of the alarm. For example. acknowledged and the cause of the alarm still exists. To see the full description place the mouse pointer over the partial description to display the full description. it is truncated. Cyan and not flashing: the alarm is low priority. The area to which the point or device belongs. it represents the relative priority within the general priority. If the point ID is too long to be fully displayed in the alarm summary. unacknowledged and the cause of the alarm still exists. The prefix letter indicates the general priority: •Urgent •High •Low If a number follows the letter.

6. (Your system may be configured not to do this. For example.) There are several ways of acknowledging alarms: Silence an alarm Click the Acknowledge Alarm push button on the toolbar.2.3 6. The options that are not available to you are disabled and appear “grayed out ”. Acknowledge a particular alarm on the Alarm Summary Acknowledge all alarms currently visible on the Alarm summary 6. with the newest alarm at the top. you can filter the Alarm Summary to show alarms of a particular priority only. 98 • Alarms Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Click the Acknowledge Page button on the lower right-hand corner of the display. or you can filter the Alarm Summary to show alarms for a particular area only. Note that if there are any more unacknowledged alarms in the list.1 Changing what is shown in the Alarm Summary Filtering and sorting Note! Depending on your security privileges. you first have to display them before clicking the Acknowledge Page button again. By default. the Alarm Summary shows all alarms.2 Acknowledging Alarms In most systems.3. you may not be able to filter and sort the Alarm Summary. Station produces an “alarm tone” when a new alarm occurs. Select the alarm and click the Acknowledge Alarm button on the toolbar or press the function key F4 or click with the right-hand mouse button on the alarm line and select Acknowledge Alarm. it is possible to provide the alarm with a display showing the part of the process to which the alarm is related. Click with the right-hand mouse button on top of the alarm line and select the Associated display menu item to call up this display. 6.2. Filtering the Alarm Summary allows you to show alarms that match the filter criteria and hide alarms that do not match the filter criteria. You can change the Alarm Summary by applying filters and sorting the summary. You can filter the Alarm Summary by any column in the summary. or press the function key F4.3 Associated display In connection with the application planning.

Call up the Alarm Summary display. if you want to see all alarms for a particular point. This means that alarms are listed in order of ascending date and time. click the Source column and select (like currently selected). that is. Call up the Alarm Summary display. The Alarm Summary is filtered to show all alarms in the summary that match the source of the currently selected alarm. Sorting allows you to set the order in which alarms appear in the summary. in ascending order. When the Alarm Summary is filtered or sorted. For example. the oldest alarm is listed at the top of the summary. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Alarms • 99 . You can apply more than one filter at a time and you can also filter and sort at the same time. The sort order can be ascending or descending. Example Scenario You want to filter the Alarm Summary so that you see unacknowledged alarms of high priority only. 2. Select the filter you want to apply. For example. 3. 2. Solution 1. you can sort alarms by date and time.An easy way to filter the summary is to perform a “like currently selected ” filter. To filter the Alarm Summary: 1. Click the Priority column and select High. The Alarm Summary changes to list unacknowledged alarms of high priority only. Click the Alarm State column and select Unacknowledged. select any alarm for the particular point. Click the column heading you want to filter by. 3. the column by which you are filtering or sorting is highlighted.

A view contains the information about filtering and sorting. Click the Area column. There are several predefined views. These are: • • • Unacknowledged alarms. Solution 1.2 Using Views You can change how information is displayed in the Alarm Summary by applying a different “view ”. 3. Select the sort order. 2. Call up the Alarm Summary display. To remove filtering and sorting: Click Clear all filters.3. The Alarm Summary changes to list alarms in ascending order according to the area. 100 • Alarms Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . Urgent alarms. Select Sort Ascending.To sort the Alarm Summary 1. Click the column heading you want to sort by. 3. the order they are shown in and the space provided for each item. Urgent and high alarms. shows only urgent alarms. Example Scenario You want to sort the Alarm Summary so that alarms are sorted in ascending order by area. 2. shows only urgent and high alarms. shows only unacknowledged alarms. 6. Call up the Alarm Summary display. which alarm line items are shown.

Click the Area list and click the Push Pin area pane.3 Using the Area Pane The area pane provides a list of areas to which you have access.There may also be other views that have been configured for your system.3. 6. To apply a view: 1. 2. Click the Close icon in the Area Pane. You can use the area pane to filter the Alarm Summary to show alarms for a particular area only. The area pane also provides a summary of the number of alarms in each area. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Alarms • 101 . To display the area pane use either method: • • Click the Show area pane icon. Click the view list.3.4 Using the Details Pane The Details pane shows the details of the currently selected alarm. Select the view from the list. To show or hide the Details pane: • Click the Details pane icon. the details pane is empty. to dock the To hide the area pane use either method: • • Click the Hide Area Pane icon. 6. If no alarm is selected.

3. Press the Home key to go to the first alarm in the summary Press the End key to go to the last alarm in the summary If you want to use your keyboard keys to scroll the Alarm Summary.5 Navigating the Alarm Summary There are several ways to scroll the list of alarms on the Alarm Summary. Alarms that are acknowledged or returned to normal while the summary is paused are shown with a strikethrough. To pause the Alarm Summary: • On the Alarm Summary display click Pause. however you can still acknowledge alarm and filter and sort the summary. You can: • • • • • Use your mouse and click on the scroll bar Use the Up and Down arrow keys on your keyboard Press the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll a page at a time. 6.6 Pausing the Alarm Summary You can pause the Alarm Summary to make it easier to read if alarms are occurring in rapid succession. 102 • Alarms Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .6. When the Alarm Summary is paused no new alarms are added to the summary. you need click your mouse in the summary grid to give it focus.3.

1 Events Summary display An event is any significant change in the system. move your mouse pointer over the field to display the full text. Events are listed in chronological order. The display is automatically updated. If any field has been truncated.7 Events 7. or Click the System Menu push button on the Toolbar and select Events. starting with the most recent event. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Events • 103 . which lists all events: • • Select View /Events /Event Summary. which means that each new event appears at the top of the list. To call up the Events Summary.

Solution 1. you may not be able to filter and sort the Event Summary. Click the Date column and select Yesterday. the column by which you are filtering or sorting is highlighted. in ascending order. 104 • Events Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . You can apply more than one filter at a time and you can also filter and sort at the same time. Sorting allows you to set the order in which events appear in the summary. Filtering the Event Summary allows you to show events that match the filter criteria and hide events that do not match the filter criteria. That is. The options that are not available to you are disabled and appear “grayed out ”. the oldest event is listed at the top of the summary. you can filter the Event Summary to show events that occurred on a particular day. You can change the Event Summary to show all events for the current day and for each of the last seven days. You can filter the Event Summary by any column in the summary. Example Scenario You want to filter the Event Summary so that you see events that occurred yesterday. For example. 2. 3. current events in the system database. you can sort events by date and time.2 Changing what is shown in the Event Summary Note! Depending on your security privileges. Call up the Event Summary display 2. the Event Summary shows a “live ” summary of events. When the Event Summary is filtered or sorted. Considerations You cannot sort the “live ” Event Summary display. To filter the Event Summary: 1. This means that events are listed in order of ascending date and time.7. Select the filter you want to apply. By default. The Event Summary changes to show events that occurred yesterday only. The sort order can be ascending or descending. or you can filter the Event Summary to show events for a particular area only. with the newest events at the top. Click the column heading you want to filter by. Call up the Event Summary display. For example. that is.

3 Event Archiving (option) Event Archiving is an optional feature that can be licensed to the system.A-Z). Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Events • 105 . To remove filtering and sorting: Click Clear all filters. To call up the Event Archiving Operations display: Select View/ Events/ Event Archiving. 7. The Event Summary changes to list events in ascending order according to the point ID. Click the column heading you want to sort by. 3.To sort the Event Summary 1. where they can be used for reporting and diagnostic purposes. Event Archiving periodically captures events from the event journal and places them into an event database. or an alarm is generated to alert you of the need to archive. Click the Source column. Depending on how your system is set up. Call up the Event Summary display. Select Sort Ascending. PlantScape provides a playback facility. so that you can run reports on events that have been restored from archives. Call up the Event Summary display 2. events are automatically archived at specified intervals. 3. Example Scenario You want to sort the Events Summary so that events are listed in ascending order according to point ID (0-9. Select the sort order. 2. Solution 1.

Events collection is stopped until there is sufficient disk space available.1 Event Collection and Archive Status The Event Archiving Operations display shows the current event collection and archiving status. Current event rate Last archived Next archive scheduled for The following table describes each possible archive status. Calculated using the last archive date and time and the configured schedule. The date and time of the next scheduled archive. refer the problem to your supervisor. Restore archived events by clicking the Restore button see Restoring Archived Events. Events are occurring so frequently that Event Archiving is not able to capture them in a timely way. Failed Full Disk Copy Mode 106 • Events Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . There is not enough disk space to continue events collection.3.You can now: • • • Archive the events by clicking the Archive Now button see Archiving Events. Events collection has failed. Status Event Archiving status Description Shows the current status of events collection and archiving. Archive status OK Overload Description Event Archiving is working normally. • 7. This is only applicable to a redundant system after recovery from failure. The last date and time that an archive ran. For a description of each status see the following table. Remove restored archives by clicking the Remove button. Hourly average calculated on the previous 24 hours. Is updated every hour. If you see this status. Event Archiving is disabled while the primary extended events database is being copied off-line to the backup server. The Remove button appears when you have restored archives. as described in the following table. View the status of events collection and archiving.

Type Y (for “yes ”) at the confirmation prompt.3 Restoring Archived Events Restoring archived events from tape: Considerations: You cannot restore archives from tape using a Station on a client computer. In Backup window. This starts Windows Backup. 2. click the Restore tab. 7. If you are restoring archives from tape you must use Station on the server computer. which then saves the events to tape.7. Click the Archive Now button. For example. 4. Click the Restore button. Type Y (for “yes ”) at the confirmation prompt. use \myserver \archive instead of f:\. Insert the tape into the tape drive and press Enter. Type Y (for “yes ”) at the confirmation prompt. 3. To restore archived events from tape: 1.3. This starts Windows Backup.2 Archiving Events Use the following procedure if: • • Your system is not configured to automatically archive events You want to archive events before the next scheduled archive Archiving events to tape Considerations You cannot archive events to tape from Station on a client computer.3. (Windows Backup is a specialized backup utility. 3. To archive events to FileSystem: 1. To archive events to tape: 1. Write the suggested label on the tape. 2. Click the Archive Now button. When restoring archives from FileSystem. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Events • 107 . use a UNC path rather than mapping a drive to your local computer.) Archiving events to FileSystem Considerations: You can archive events to FileSystem in Station on either the server computer or a client computer. 2.

Confirm your selection. Expand the tree view of the tape drive device you are restoring from. Click the Start Restore button.4. click the Close button and exit from Backup. 4. Click Open. 8. Restoring archived events from FileSystem Considerations: You can restore archived events from FileSystem in Station on either the server computer or a client computer. Select the required . Type Y (for “yes ”) at the confirmation prompt. When the restore is complete. 5.dat file. 108 • Events Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . To restore archived events from FileSystem: 1. 7. Click the Restore button. 3. Select the checkbox that corresponds to the set you want to restore. 2. The Restore dialog box opens. 6.

1 General Reports summarize historical information in many useful ways. For example. one report may consist of graphs of system-critical values over the past week. it is automatically printed on the designated printer. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Producing reports • 109 . whereas another report may list equipment that is due for service. either manually or automatically. Requesting a report generates a new version. Depending on how a report has been configured.8 Producing reports 8. or saved to computer file so that it can be viewed on screen or used by another program. All reports need to be requested. If the report is designed to be viewed on screen. you need to call it up after generating it. using the latest data.

click Reports on the System Menu display. see section Standard Reports.just like any other display.8. Click the Command Zone. you would need to request on a weekly basis to ensure that the data is always up-to-date.) For a description of the standard reports supplied with the system. if you have a report called Weekly Status Report. the report uses its default settings. (Alternatively. The document is sent to the specified output device.) For example.3 Calling up a report If a report is designed to be viewed on screen. A “Request in progress” message appears in the Message Zone. If you want to update the report's contents. 110 • Producing reports Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . (Note that when you request a report this way. Type pr 123 and press Enter. 8. 8. you can request it from the Command Zone. to request report “123”: 1. 2. Type rpt 123 and press Enter. the system creates a new version using the latest data. either a printer or your screen. to call up report “123”: 1. you can call it up at any time . You can now request a report or archive by clicking its name in the Reports/Archives column. 2. you must request it again (see section Requesting a report). Note! When you request a report.1 Requesting a report from the Command Zone If you know the number of a report or archive. Click the Command Zone.2 Requesting a report To request a report: 1. For example. 2. For example. Note! Calling up a report simply redisplays the last version that was generated.2. Select Action / Request Report to open the Reports display.

such as “off scan” or “alarm inhibited”. Downtime Duration* Free Format History Archive Integrated Microsoft Excel* ODBC Data Exchange* Point Attribute Sequence of Events Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Producing reports • 111 . Lists where the specified points are used within your system. Enables you to request customized reports using the ODBC Data Exchange option. in custom displays. for example. or those points with the specified state. Report Alarm and Event Alarm Duration Cross Reference Description Lists the alarms and events that occurred within the specified time period. Lists changes in point parameter values of time. reports.8. Note that it does not produce text output. Creates archives of point history. algorithms and so on. Enables you to request customized reports that have been designed using Microsoft Excel. Lists all points with specified attributes. This report is only available for points associated with specific controllers. Lists downtime delays that occurred within the specified time period. Only used for backward compatibility with earlier versions of PlantScape. Lists how long the specified points were in an alarm condition.4 Standard Reports Note! Reports marked with an asterisk (*) are only available if your system has the associated option. Enables you to request customized reports that have been designed using the Free Format Report Writer option.

2 Monitoring system status You can access status information about your system's hardware components. or whatever else is shown in Station. To call up the point server status information: 1. The display shows the point server name. Click System Status on the System Menu display. network name. by using the System status display opened from the System menu. and status. 2. but not the Message Zone. 9. such as printers. by selecting the Action / Print display function on the Menu bar Note! The Status and Alarm Lines are printed.1 Printing You can print a “snapshot” of a display. Displays a preview what you want to print. 112 • Other functions Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 .9 Other functions 9. the other functions related to printing are: Page Setup Print Print Preview Displays the Page Setup dialog box where you can specify such things as page size and orientation.1 Monitoring Point Server Status The Point Server display shows the status of the point server. Click Point Servers on the Navigation Pane. 9.2. In the Action menu. type. Displays the Print dialog box where you can specify such things as the printer you want to print to.

The display shows the Station's name. keyboard type.2. and whether it is currently enabled. you can disable the printer by clicking the Enable checkbox. 9. 2. Click System Status on the System Menu display. you must re-enable the printer after you have rectified the cause of failure. status. To call up the printer status information: 1. 2.2 Monitoring Station Status The Stations display shows the status of each Station.2. and status. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Other functions • 113 . Click Printers on the Navigation Pane. Click System Status on the System Menu display.3 Monitoring Printer Status The Printers display shows the status of each printer. It shows the printer's name. Click Stations on the Navigation Pane. To call up the Station status information: 1.9. However. If a printer fails.

com is the address of a Web site ftp://ftp.3 Calling up a web page or file In addition to calling up displays. Such pages and files typically contain operating procedures. 2. 9. As the name implies. http://www. click the System Menu push button on the Toolbar and select Message Pad. To call up a: File Web page FTP Site Type: file://c:\procedures\proc7.com where ftp. To open the Message Pad. select View / Message Pad. Type file://c:\procedures\proc7.htm”: 1.honeywell.htm where c:\procedures\proc7. The following table shows how to call up various types of file/page.hsc. the primary purpose of the notes is to tell colleagues on the next shift about any important events.4 Message Pad The Message Pad can be read by anyone who has access to Station.com is the address of a FTP site. Alternatively.htm and press Enter. To call up an HTML file called “c:\procedures\proc7.com where www. Note! SafeBrowse® is the Station feature that allows you to call up Web pages and files.hsc. you may need to call up Web pages and other files. 114 • Other functions Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 . such as Microsoft Word documents. Click the Command Zone.htm is the full name of a file.honeywell.9. It may have been configured so that you can only call up authorized Web pages and files.

press TAB until the note area is highlighted. Functional descriptions are used to provide the user with detailed information and user instructions for a faceplate’s functionality. Start typing your note. The descriptions usually reside on a server. the Internet Explorer opens and the functional description in question will be output on the screen.5 Functional descriptions for faceplates Functional descriptions for faceplates is an optional function. (Alternatively. or text and pictures. Click below the existing note. 3.) 3. Click the Clear button.To clear any existing notes and add your own notes: 1. 2. click the Save button. When a functional description is retrieved via the user interface. when the browser with the functional description of the faceplate opens on the display. When you have finished. 9. Functional descriptions are text files that have been converted to HTM files. from which they can be retrieved to display on all user interfaces. alarms and interlocks of the tag and the implementation of eventual calculations. Click in the note area. They contain text only. Select View / Message Pad. click the Save button. Start typing your note. (You may need to press Enter to start a new line. Experion PKS Operator's Guide 03/2004 Other functions • 115 . To add to the existing note: 1. When you have finished. 5. If the function is included in the system scope the descriptions will be output on the user interface as follows: Click on the Description push button on the top of the active faceplate. 2. Select View / Message Pad. functionality. Functional descriptions may be provided with links to other descriptions as well. A typical functional description depicts the purpose.) 4.