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Contents
Chapter l Introduction ................................................................................................................ I
Data ()utput Options....................... ............... .................... ............... ................................ . ...... 1
Instrument Display.... ..................... ............... .............. .1
A!anns ....................... ..................... .................. .... ............ . ..... 2
f)ata Logger............................ ............... ............. . . ..... 2
Chapter 2 Specifications .............................................................................................................. 3
Measured Parameters ................ ........................ . ........ 3
Sensors ................................................................. . ····················· .................... 3
Displays ........... . . ........ 3
Alanns ........................ . . ...... 3
Outputs .............. . .. .. 3
Data Logger....................... ............................... ............................................... . .. 4
Power Requirements............ ............... ....................... ...4
Operating Temperature Range................................................................... . ............. .4
Weight................................................................................. . .................................................... 4
Chapter 3 Installation .................................................................................................................. 5
..................... 5
Power........................................................................................ ..................... . ....................... 6
Atn1ospheric Sensors........ .................... .......... ..................... . ................... 6
Analog Output ................. .. ................... 7
Alann Relay........................ ............... .......... ...... .... . ........ .. .................. 9
Chaplet· 4 Operation .............................................•.................................................................... 11
General... ................ . ............................. ! I
Startup................ ....... ....... .. ......................... !!
Alarn1s ................. . .......................................... !!
lJser Interface....... . ........................................................ I 1
Command Menu Selection ........................................... 12
c:onfigure Sensors Menu ..... .... .. ... .. ...................................................................... 13
Reset Sensors Menu ..................................................... 14
Configure 4-20mA Outputs Menu.... .. . . ....... ............ ................... .. ..... 15
Set Display Units/Range Menu.. ........ ..... ....... . ........................................................ 16
Set Rate Period Menu......... .............. ................ . .................... 17
ConfigureA\ann Settings Menu ....... ...... ......................... . .......................... 17
Review of Front Panel Configuration .............. .. .......................................................... 20
Parameters set by the Front Pane\ Interface .............. .................. .. .................... 21
Chapter 5 Maintenance ............................................................................................................. 23
General..................................... ................ .............................................................. . ..... 23
.......... ............... . ......................................................................... 23
Sensor H.eplacen1ent ......................................... ........................................................... . ...... 23
Chapter 6 Data Logger and Software Operation .................................................................... 25
f)ata Logger.................... ............................................................................... . ................. 25
fron1 PC to EC!vl............. . ............................................................................................................ 25
Software Installation .............................................................................................................................................. 25
ECM Data Collector Software Operation ............................................................................................................. 27
Configuring the Software Application ................................................................................................................... 27
Backup Configuration and Data Files .................................................................................................................. 33
Restore Configuration and Data Files .................................................................................................................. 34
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APPENDIX
Appendix A ECM Display Menu Tree ....................................................................................... 35
Appendix B Main PCB Assembly Jumper Map ......................................................................... 37
Figures
Figure 3.1 Dimensionallnf(mnation f(Jr Unit Installation ............................................................ 5
Figure 3.2 Terminal Strip and On/OtT Switch .............................................................................. 6
Figure 3.3 Corrosion Sensors ........................................................................................................ 6
Figure 3.4 Optional Analog Outputs Located on Bottom Circuit Board ...................................... 8
Chapter 1
Introduction
The ECM"' {Environmental Condition Monitoring System) is a monitoring system providing
constant surveil!ance of the atmospheric environment and rapid detection of any deterioration that could result in
damage to expensive equipment and valuable assets. r::ar!y detection of humidity, high temperature, and/or corrosive
conditions will permit corrective action to be taken before substantial damage occurs to sensitive computer and
instrumentation systems or electrical equipment.
The ECM is particularly useful for environmental monitoring in refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper plants,
control rooms, computer rooms, museums, and clean rooms. The I::CM has many more features and benefits than its
predecessor, the
The system measures:
The corrosive attack on two replaceable thin film sensors (usually pure copper and pure silver)
e Relative Humidity
Temperature
n Differential Pressure (optional)
Data Output Options
ra Five (5) output channels, jumper selectable current sourcing (power supplied fi·om the
ECM) or current sinking (power supplied f'rom the external power source).
• RS-232 or RS-485 Uumpcr selectable). Consult fiiCtory for RS-485 applications.
Instrument Display
Corrosion
Two corrosion sensors of the same or different metallurgy are used in the unit. The corrosion severity level is shown by
indicator lights that correspond to the Instrument Society of America's Standard (levels Gl through
GX). This standard relates the corrosion rate of the thin film of copper over a normalized 30 clay period to the
aggressiveness of the surrounding environment. The color coded lights allow for quick and easy determination of the
severity level. The !SA Standard is only used on copper sensors and does not apply to other metallurgy's. There is under
consideration by JSA the addition of silver sensors to the standard along with changes in the G levels.
1\ numerical display shows the corrosion rate in Angstroms per month. The thinning of the sensor, also known as metal
loss, is displayed (in Angstroms) fi·om the time the sensor is set or the thickness initialized. The metallurgy of the sensor
is displayed as its two letter scientific abbreviation.
Relative Humidity
The relative humidity is displayed as a percentage(%) on the il'ont paneL
Temperature
The temperature display can be conf-Igured to show the reading in either degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius through the Jl'ont
panel interface.
Differential Pressnre (optional)
As an option, an ECM may be supplied with a differential pressure transmitter whose display can be set for inches,
centimeters or millimeters water gauge through the front panel interface.
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Alarms
An audible alarm helps assure 1-bst response when severe conditions develop that could result in rapid equipment failure.
The alarm can be set for any of the measurable parameters. An external alarm may be connected through the set point
relay for all of the measurable parameters. Additionally, information from any of the measurable parameters can be
accessed by remote mounted systems via 4-20mA loop outputs. These outputs are user selectable to be either current
sourcing {power supplied from the ECM) or current sinking (power supplied H·om an external power source).
Data Logger
The ECM has an integrated on board data logger that may be accessed only through the RS-232 connector using the
ECM Data Collector Software. While the data logger is integrated, it operates independently from the ECM itself
and cannot be accessed through the front panel. This feature is not available when RS-485 communications is used.
Chapter 2
SpeciHcations
Parameters
3
,---,---·-··-··--·-··-----··-·-------·-----·-------
Parameter
Operational Paramctc1· Uni( of Measure Range/Levels
Number
-·-----·!---------------·-- --------+----------------·········----···-
! Sensor liSA G Severity Level N/A G!, G2, G3, Ci4, GX
-····-----·r-----·--·······-·······- --···-···------ -----·--------------1
2 Sensor I Corrosion Rate A 0-30, 0-300 or 0-3,000 A per month
-· ---- ----------[----------__:._ __
3 Sensor I Mcla! Loss A 0 to 3000 A
1----+----------·----·--·----··---l------·--·----------i
4 Sensor 2 !SAG Severity Level N/A G I, G2. Ci3. G4. GX
-------------·-·- ·--------·+------------·-··-·--···
5 Sensor 2 Conosion Rate A 0-30, 0-300 or 0-3,000 A per month
----1----------r-----··
6 Sensor 2 Metal Loss A 0 to 3000 A
1-----+-----------1--·-------!----·-----------
7 Ambicnt Temperature oc or oF 0 to -J-50°C or +32 to+ l22°F
1------+---------1----······-+--·-··-·-·---·-·-------i
8 Ambient Relative !tumidity % RH 10 to 95%
9 Di!Tcrcntial Pressure ln .. mm or em WG 0.1 to 99.9 in., I to 9,999 mm or 0.1 to 99.9 em WCJ
·-----·-·---------
Sensors
Sensors have 2,500 nominal span (life). One copper and one silver sensor provided with instrument, other materials
available by special order.
Displays
LCD displays corrosion (metal loss in angstroms) and corrosion rate (angstroms per month) for each channel,
relative humidity (%),temperature (Degrees F/C), and room loss differentia! pressure (WCJ). LED indicators arc set
to correspond to !SA environmental classif-ications.
Alarms
Alarms may be set for corrosion rate (2 channels), low temperature, high temperature, !ow RH, high RJ-1, differential
pressure, and ISA environmental classif-ication (2 channels).
Outputs
Analog
Five 4-20mA outputs (current sinking ill current sourcing) that arc user assignable to desired parameters.
Digital
RS-232 or RS-485 serial output of a!! nine measured and calculated parameters. Multiple units can be connected on
RS-485 multi-drop (daisy chain).
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Data Logger
Internal data logger accessed by ECM Data Collector Solhvarc directly h·om PC with an RS-232 serial connection.
Data logger functions independent of the ECM.
Power Requirements
24 VDC, 0.4 amps.
Operating Temperature Range
i-32 °F to+ I 22 °F (0 octo +50 °C)
Weight
5 lbs. (2.3 kg)
Chapter 3
Installation
Mounting
Each ECM instrument is carcflJ!ly tested, inspected and packaged prior to
shipment. Before unpacking the instruments, please inspect the packaged
materials for shipping damage and retain damaged packaging materials to
support any claim against the freight carrier should this become necessary.
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The ECM is designed to be mounted on a wa!! or any vertical surface. The mounting is achieved by using the four
cars on the back of the enclosure. Figure 3 ~ 1 provides dimensional information for mounting the ECM.
Figure 3.1 Dimensional Information for Unit Installation
For optimal performance, it is recommended that the ECM be positioned where the concentration of airborne
contaminants is expected to be at a maximum. Likely mounting locations would be ncar vents, ducts or any other
potential source of contaminant gas.
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Power
The instrument requires a 24 VDC power supply to operate, A terminal strip is accessed through the bottom of the
ECM, An optional wall mount I 15 or 230 V AC adapter is available, Figure 3,2 shows the location of the terminal
strip that is accessed through the bottom of the ECM. Connect the positive and negative to the leads from the power
supply to terminal block,
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IIOioll (4+
0 +24V= ALRM RS232/RS485 5 CHAN 4-20mA
Figure 3.2 Terminal Strip and On/Off Switch
Atmospheric Sensors
Corrosion
The ECM is shipped with one copper and one silver atmospheric sensor (Figure 3.3). As shipped, the sensitive
measurement surface of the sensor is protected from the environment by a sealed polycarbonate vial containing a
desiccant capsule. The sensors should be kept in the scaled container until installation.
WARNING! Do not perform the installation procedure for atmospheric sensors until
the unit is completely operational and the entire manual has been read.
Premature sensor exposure may result in a decrease in the sensor life
span.
CAUTION: While installing the sensors, the sensor clement must not be touched,
During any subsequent handling of the sensor, great care should be taken
so that the sensor element remains uncontaminated.
The sensors arc installed on the right side of the instrument A stainless steel shield with many holes is used to
protect the sensors from physical damage, while allowing airf-low.
To remove the protective shield, reach behind the shield on the top and bottom at the point it connects to the ECM
enclosure. Pull the smal! round plastic fftstcners out fi·om the ECM enclosure, Gently squeeze the shield at the
center and remove it away from the ECM,
Two slots, approximately I Yt'' in length are now accessible. Each slot is for a corrosion sensor, usually the upper
slot (Sensor I) is for the copper sensor and the lower slot (Sensor 2) is for the silver sensor. Any Model 610 sensor
of any meta!lurgy can be used in either channel. Each sensor should be inserted so that the measurement element is
fftcing opposite the mounting side (back pane!) of the ECM, The connector end (notched end), in its respective slot
should be pushed in firmly until the sensor locks in place, The sensors arc keyed to the internal connectors so that
they cannot be installed with the wrong orientation.
~ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~ - <.00 ---
-----j
b ___ ------ -- --
I ___ _
--------·---·-----·------------·jl
() 100
~ - - ~ - - - ~ - - - - ~ - - - - ! _ - _j
0 . 1 ~ DlA .1-··-·
---- O.'i<-.:Cl>C<-1 Of' tNSEfll1¢N
Figure 3.3 Corrosion Sensors
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Relative Humidity
The ECM is shipped with a relative humidity sensor already installed and is located inside a secondary stainless
steel shield. Should a new relative humidity sensor be required, the unit must be returned to the factory for
insta!lation. Contact the factory for a quote and a returned goods number prior to returning the unit.
Temperature
The ECM is shipped with a temperature sensor already installed and is located inside a secondary stainless steel
shield and heat sink. The heat sink is required to ensure accurate measurement of temperature. Should a new
temperature sensor be required, please contact the f-hctory.
The temperature sensor may be replaced by performing the following:
I.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Switch off the ECM and unplug the power connection.
Open the ECM enclosure by removing the screws located at the top right and lower right of the enclosure.
The enclosure door will open on a hinge to the !efl. Remove the two screws holding the secondary shield I
temperature heat sink assembly on the right side of the printed circuit board assembly and slide it away to the
right carefully. The temperature sensor (lower sensor) needs to be disconnected from its circuit board mounted
connector.
Remove the temperature sensor I heat sink assembly from the secondary shield by unfastening the two screws
inside the secondary shield.
rhe replacement temperature sensor is already installed in a new heat sink. Mount the new heat sink assembly
onto the secondary shield using the two original screws.
Note: The temperature sensor is au integral part f ~ ( the heat sink ami should not be removedfhnn it.
Replace the secondary shield I temperature heat sink assembly connecting the temperature sensor to its printed
circuit board mounted connector. Fasten the secondary shield in place using the two original screws.
Install primary shield.
Close door and fasten shut using original screws.
Differential Pressure
When ordered as an option, a 4-20mA pressure differential transmitter is installed in the ECM enclosure and is
wired for operation. Tubing should be connected to at least one, if not both of the airports, and run to the areas to be
monitored for pressure differentiaL
If necessary, an external dif-ferential pressure transmitter can be connected, consult factory for more details.
Analog Output
CAUTION: Be sure to read this section in its entirety, and have the jumpers set
properly before powering the unit with wired 4-20mA output.
The five (5) 4-20mA outputs for the ECM can be configured f-()r any 5 of the 9 parameters measured. The 4-20mA
loops can either be powered externally by an end-user supplied voltage of 24 VDC at 600 ohm maximum or
interna!ly via the power to the ECM. This is selectable via internal jumpers on the circuit board. Sec Main PCB
Assembly Jumper Map in Appendix B for precise location. External power is often referred to as current sinking
while internally supplied power is current sourcing. Each 4-20mA channel can be set independently. For example,
two channels could be current sourcing and the remaining three channels current sinking.
Each channel has three jumpers in a vertical column with each jumper having three pins. Appendix B has a detailed
jumper map.
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Channels 1 and 2 are called high accuracy or high resolution. These channels have an output at 10 bit resolution
with an un-calibratcd accuracy of :!:0.2%. ft is recommended that these channels be used for metal loss and
corrosion rate.
Channels 3, 4, and 5 arc standard accuracy or resolution. These channels have an output at I 0 bit resolution with an
un-calibrated accuracy of +0.9%. It is recommended that these channels be used for ISA G Level, Relative
Humidity, Temperature and Pressure.
Connection to a recorder or 4-20mA receiver should be via a pair of twisted #14 or smaller wires hom the terminal
strip.
The !SAG level is provided by stair-step loop outputs for the severity level of the silver and/or copper sensors. The
corresponding G levels for the current outputs are as follows:
e 6 mA G 1
111 8 mA , ..,G2
a 10 mA c= G3
s 12 rnA = 04 (currently reserved for proposed amendments to ISA standards)
14 mA GX
Other parameters are scaled to the according to the range set in the front panel intcrn1ce. To set the 4-20mA
outputs channels parameters, follow the procedure below, a command f-low chart is attached in Appendix A:
I. With the instrument turned on, hold the SELECT/ENTER key down for approximately 5 seconds.
2. The display will read "Configure Sensors'!"
Press the left key marked "N" for no.
3. Next the display will read "Reset Sensors?"
Press "N" again for no.
4. The display will read "Configure 4-ZOmA outputs?"
Press the right key marked "Y" for yes.
5. Next the display will read "Output to Coutigurc: 1 High Accuracy"
Press the"""" (down) or "A" (up) arrow keys to scroll to the channel you wish to set and then press the
"l£utcr" key.
6. The screen will read "Parameter for Output Channef'
Use the "T" and "A" keys to select parameter and press the "Enter" key.
7. The screen will read ''Configure another Output?"
If it is desired to configure another channel, press "'Y" and repeat the above two steps. Press "N" when
done.
8. Continue pressing "N" until the screen reads "Return to Operation?"
Press "Y, to return to normal operation.
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+1-1+2-1+3-1+4-1•5-
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@-
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[TOTOI] @7
0 +24V= ALRM RS232/RS485 5 CHAN 4-20mA
Figure 3.4 Optional Analog Outputs Located on Bottom Circuit Board
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Alarm Relay
An alarm relay can be wired up fl·om the bottom to activate external alarms. Both Normally Closed and Normally
Open coni"lgurations can be accommodated. Access the terminal strip on the bottom of the unit in the same manner
as the 4 ~ 2 0 m A output. Alarm settings are set through the front pane!. Sec Appendix A for tlow chart.
Contact rating 0.5 amps at 125 volts AC and 1.0 amp at 24 volts DC.
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Chapter4
Operation
General
II
The ECM provides continuous monitoring of the corrosive severity of gaseous environments. The metal loss on thin
films of copper and silver is measured every minute and stored in short term memory. Concurrently, the average
corrosion rate is computed for the previous 8 to 99 hour period as specified by the user. This rate is then normalized
to yield a theoretical corrosion rate in Angstroms per month in accordance with the characteristics specified in the
ISA Standard. The severity level for this corrosion rate is then alternately displayed for each sensor until the next
reading.
----··· ···--··---···-·--···--·-·-·----

LED Rate A
0
/Month
·-------
_______ " ____
·--···-
GJ Green 0-299
G2 Yellow
G3 Orange 1000-2000
G4 Red Ill Reserved For Proposed Amendments to !SA StmHh;.d
GX Red 112 o•>20QQ
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I able 4.1
Startup
When power is supplied to the ECM by sliding the power switch to the right (located on the lefl-side-bottom of the
unit), the ECM will go through a self test and display the f-irmware version. It will then initialize the system and
display the data. The LED Gl Level will continue to flash on and ofT until enough data is collected to determine the
corrosion rate and G Level, this will take approximately 1 to 2 hours. The fl'ont panel display will illuminate with
the temperature and relative humidity data. lf the ECM is unsuccessful at passing the self test, contact the factory
immediately f-Or troubleshooting.
Alarms
NOTE: Corrosion rales are always high on newly exposed metal surfaces, therefore,
it is more difficult for the ECM to distinguish between the different severity
levels in the first 24 to 48 hours of operation after installation of a new
sensor. Consequently, a 24 to 48 hour period of stabilization is
recommended before taking actions as a result of an indicated severity level.
Once the alarm levels are configured, if a severity level of GX is encountered, an audible alarm will sound until it is
acknowledged. Press the Select/Enter button on the front of the instrument when an alarm is active to
acknowledge. See the Configure Alarm Settings Menu section for alarm setup details.
User Interface
The ECM relies on configuration settings set by the user and program values, both stored in system memory, to
establish measurement and alarm parameters. To program the configuration settings the ECM provides a set of
control functions via its 48 (forty-eight) character alpha, numeric and symbolic display and 3 (three) buuon
switches, referred to as the Man-Machine-Interface (MMJ). The MMI permits the user to select the sensor metal
type, input initial sensor metal span, enable and/or set alarm limits, clear alarms, enable/disable the audible alarm,
set temperature display units to degrees "F" or "C", execute independent sensor reset function upon depletion and/or
change of sensor, configure the 5 (five) 4-20mA outputs and set the differential pressure display units to "in"
(inches), (millimeters) or "cm
11
(centimeters) WG.
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The 3 (three) button switches have dual purpose functions depending on the current operating state of the ECM.
These buttons are labeled lefl to right, top to bottom as; N I V, SELECT I ENTER and A I Y.
The definitions of these labels arc:
"N
1
' -7 No
"'V" -7 Down (decrement)
• "SELECT" -7 Select
'"ENTER" -7Entcr
a "A"-7Up (increment}
a "Y" -1-Yes
To enter the programming mode (Command Menu Mode of Operation) of the ECM, hold the
button of the front panel down for a period of 5 seconds. Once any of the menu functions arc selected, the system
will suspend measurement operations. While in any menu function, if no button activity occurs for 2 (two) minutes,
the ECM will automatically abort and discard all changes made during the edit session and return to normal
operation mode utilizing all pre-existing values.
Command Menu Selection
To enter or exit the Command Menu, hold down the SELECT/ENTER button for 5 (five) seconds at any time.
When navigating to any sub-menu from the Command Menu, it is possible to exit the sub-menu and return to the
Command Menu by holding down the SELECT/ENTlJ:R button for 5 (five) seconds, any configuration changes
made while in the sub-menu will be discarded and not stored in memory.
The Command Menu Mode of Operation sequence is listed below:
Display
Possible
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Button(s)
CONFIGURE SENSORS?
N (No)
• Advances to the next menu item.
NO I YES
Y (Yes)
.
"Configure Sensors" menu.
RI,SET SENSORS?
N • Advances to the next menu item.
NO I YES
y
• ''Reset Sensors" menu.
CONFIGURE 4-20mA
N • Advances to the next menu item.
OUTPUTS? NO I YES
y
"
"Configure Outputs" menu.
SI'T DISPLAY UNITS/
N • Advances to the next menu item.
RANGlo? NO I Yt:S
y
"
''Set Display Units/Range" menu.
SloT RATE I'ERIOll?
N • Advances to the next menu item.
NO 1 Yr:s
y .
''Set Rate Period" menu.
CONFIGURE ALARM
N
'
Advances to the next menu item.
SJ·:TTINGS? NO I YES
y
• ''Configure Alann Settings" menu.
RETURN TO
N • Advances to the next menu item (back to the top or this menu) .
OPERATION?
NO I YES
y
"
The ECM will return to norma! Operation Mode.
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Configure Sensors Menu
The following sequence will occur vvhi!c the ECM is in the "Configure Sensors" menu.
Display
Possible
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Button(s)
"'
A
.
Choose the sensor to configure by pressing Up and Down buttons .
SENSOR TO CONFIGURE:

The sensor number changes bct\vccn I and 2 .
1
SFLECT
.
Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTioR
'
The lJp and Down buttons will cause the sensor Metal Type to
cycle through the 5 (live) available choices: (Cu),
SILVI]( (Ag), NICKEL (Ni), IRON (Fe) and OFF.
• Choose OFF to disable the selected sensor channel. The words
"'
A
"SENSOR I (or 2) OFF" will appear in place of the sensor
SET SENSOR I METAL TYPE:
measurements on the LCD Display. Usc this setting when a sensor
COPPER (Cu)
will not be used in that channel.

The dcfitult value Cor sensor I (SENS I) is COPPER (Cu) and for
sensor 2 {SENS 2) is {AP}.
'
Choose sensor Metal Type.
SELECT

Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTER
Note: If OFF was selected, the next menu item is bypassed and
the menu item is presented.
.
'!'he
Up and Down buttons will cause the sensor Span Metal
Thickness to change by I A (angstrom).
'
Pressing and holding the Up or Down buttons will cause the value
v A
to change at one of' three rates of speed dependent on the length or
SET SENSOR I SPAN:
time the button is held.
zsoo A
• To stop, release the button
.
The acceptable range or values for sensor Span is 200 to 3000 .
The default value for both sensors is set at Snan 2500.
'
Choose the sensor Span.
SELECT
.
Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTER

The Up and Down buttons will cause the sensor's LED status to
v A
cycle back and forth between ON and OFF.
ACTIVATE SIONSOR I LEIJS: .
The default value !{)r both sensors is ON .
ON
• Choose sensor's LED status .
SELECT
• The next display is presented .
/loNTIOR
'
This message displays f()J'
3 (three) seconds and the sensor
SENSOR I VALUES STORW
information set in the preceding steps will be stored into system
SENSOR DATA AUTO RESET
NONE
memory. Any running data calculations for the old (previous)
sensor arc reset and monitoring of' the new sensor is started.

Advances to the next menu item .
CONFIGURE ANOTHER
N
• The ECM will retum to the "Command Menu."
SENSOR'' NO /YES
y

Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of' this menu).
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Reset Sensors Menu
The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the ''Reset Sensors" menu.
Display
Possible
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Bntton(s)
'
The Up and Down buttons will cause the sensor number to cycle
between I and 2.
SENSOR TO RES leT:
v A
'
Choose the sensor to reset.
I
Note: Press and hold the SEU:::CT/ENT!JZ button for 3 (three}
seconds to escape this menu and retum to the ''Command Menu."
SELECT
'
Advances to the next menu item.
/ENTER
~ "
N
'
Returns to the previous menu item.
RESETTING SI·:NSOR I
ARE YOU SURE'' NO I YES
y
• The next display is presented.

This message displays for 3 (three) seconds. Any running data
SENSOR I V /\LUI'S
NONE ealcu!alions for the existing sensor arc reset.
ARE BEING RESET
• Advances to the next menu item .
RESET i\NOTIIER SENSOR''
N • The ECM will retum to the ''Command Menu."
NO I YES
y
• Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu).
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Configure 4-20mA Outputs Menu
The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the "Configure 4-20mA Outputs" menu.
Display
Possible
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Button(s)
'
The Up and Down lmtlons will cause the output number/accuracy
OUTPUT TO CONFIGURE:
..,
A
to cycle through the 5 (five) available choices; I 1-I!GIL 2 HI GIL 3
STD. 4 STD and 5 STD.
I HIGH ACCURACY
'
Choose the desired output number/accuracy.
SELECT
'
Advances to the next menu item.
/ENTER
• The Up and Down buttons will cause the measurement parameter
to cycle through the 10 (ten) available choices.
'
The 10 (len) available measurement parameter choices arc:
SENSOR I G LEVEL SENSOR 2 G LEVEL SENSOR I
CORROSION RATE, SENSOR 2 CORROSION RATE, SENSOR
..,
A
I METAL LOSS, SloNSOR 2 METAL LOSS, TEMPERATURE.
PARAMETER FOR OUTPUT 1:
RELATIVE HUMIDITY, DIFFERf'NTIAL PRESSURE and OFF.
OFF
• The dcnwlt value !'or all 5 (five) outputs is OFF .
• Choose the measurement parameter .
Note: Whatever parameter that may have been previously set for
the selected output will automatically be displayed as the default
choice.
SEI,ECT
'
Advances to the next menu item.
/ENTER
Onlv when SENSOR I (or 2) CORROSION RATE is selected in the
preceding menu is this menu item presented. otherwise the next menu
item is presented.
• The Up and Down buttons will cause the corrosion rate range to
cycle through the 2 (two} available choices depending on the
..,
A
setting orthe sensor span .
SENSOR I CORROSION RATE
• The system sol1ware automatically presents the choices applicable
RANGio: 0-300
to the span previously set Cor the sensor selected.

When the sensor span is nearest to 250, the corrosion rate range
choices arc 0-30 and 0-300 and when span nearest to 2500, the
corrosion rate range choices arc 0-300 and 0-3000.
'
The dcntult value is 0-300 f'or both.
• Choose the corrosion rate range .
SELECT
'
Advances to the next menu item.
/ENTER
-
CONFIGURE ANOTIIER
N • The ECM will rclum to the ''Command Menu."
OUTPUI"! NO I YES
y

Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu).
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Set Display Units/Range Menu
The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the "Set Display Units Range" menu.
Display
SET TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
UNITS: F
SET IliFFERENTIAL PRESS.
DISPLAY UNITS: in
SET DIFFERENTIAL PRESS.
RANGE: 2.0
Cl lANGE Il!SPLA Y UNITS/
RANGE'' NO I YES
l)ossiblc
BuHon(s)
y
A
SELECT
/ENTER
y
A
SUYCT
/ENTU<
SI'LECT
/ENTER
N
y


.




'
'

Comments/Response to BuHon Activity
The Up and Down buttons will cause the temperature display units
to cycle back and f{nth between F and C.
The value is.£ .
Choose the appropriate temperature displav units .
Advances to the next menu item .
The Up and Down buttons will cause the differential pressure
display units to cycle through the 3 (three) available choices of in
(inches), mm (millimeters) and em (centimeters).
The default value is set for inches .
Choose the appropriate diffCrential pressure display units .
Advances to the next menu item.
The Up and Down buttons will cause the diiTerential pressure
range to increment and decrement respectively by a single uniL
Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value
to increase or decrease at one of three rates or speed dependent on
the length of time the button is held. Release the button to come to
a stop.
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There arc 2 (two) possible diff'crcntia! pressure range choices and
the system soil ware automatically presents the choice applicable to
the dii'J'erentia! pressure display units set in the preceding menu
item.
u When "in" or "em" is selected, the acceptable range or values is
0.1 to 99.9 in 0. I in/em increments. The value is
When ''nun" is selected, the acceptable range of values is Ito 9999
in I mm increments. The default value is ,)_Q.
u Choose the differential pressure ran JC.
" Advances to the next menu item.
0
The ECM will rctum to the "Command Menu."
Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu).
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Set Rate Period Menu
The following sequence wil! occur while the ECM is in the "Set Rate Period" Menu.
Oisplay
Possible
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Button(s)
• The Up and Down lmltons will cause the rate period time to
increment and decrement respectively by 1 hour.

Pressing and holding the Up or Down buuon will cause the value
"'
A
to increase or decrease at one or three rates or speed dependent on
SET RATE PERIOD:
the length or time the button is held. Release the bul!on to come to
24 HOURS
a slOp.
• The acceptable range of values for the rate period time is li_to 99 .
The dcrault value is 24.
• Choose the rate period time .
SELECT
• Advances to the next menu item .
lENT[]<
CIIANGE RATE PERIOD''
N •
The ECM willrclum to the "Command Menu."
NO I YES
y
• Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu).
Configure Alarm Settings Menu
The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the "Configure Alarm Settings" menu.
NOTE; For an alarm to be activated, the alarm limit setting defined in the following
table must be violated continuously (equal to or exceeding the limit) for at
least the duration of the Alarm Delay setting. Once an alarm occurs, the
system will display the associated Alarm Message on the LCD Display.
Alarm settings are applied equally to both Sensor I and 2.
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Display
f>ossiblc
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Buttou(s)
.
The ECM will rctum to the ;.Command Menu."
Note: The system software automalical!y presents either the
loNAilLE SYSTEM ALARM
N
ENABLE or DISABIY message based on the current setting or
the alarm l\Jnctions. If" the current setting is at disabled. the
FUNCTIONS'? NO I YES
ENABLE message will be presented. The default status is set at
[)[SAlll .FD.
• The menu item "SET ISA G LEVEL ALARM LIMIT" is
y
presented.
'
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OR
'
The ECM will rctum to the "Command Menu."
Note: The system soflware automatically presents either the
DISABLE SYSTEM ALARM
y
ENABLE or DISABLE message based on the current setting or
FUNCTIONS'' NO I YES
the alarm functions. If" the current setting is at enabled, the
DISABLE mess<tge will be presented.
N
'
Advances to the next menu item.
'
The Up and Down buttons will cause the (] !eve! alarm limit to
v
cycle through the 4 (four) available choices; G2, G3, GX and
SET !SAG LEVEL ALARM
A OFF.
LIMIT: OFF

The den1u!t value is set at OFF .

Choose the G level alarm limit.
SELECT
• Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTleR
'
The Up and Down buuons will cause the corrosion rate alarm limit
to increment or decrement in I 0 A (angstrom) respectively.
'
Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value
to increase or decrease at one or three rates oJ' speed dependent on
SET CORROSION RATE
v A
the length of Lime the button is held. Release the button to come
ALARM
to a stop.
LIMIT: OFF '
The acceptable range of" values /(w the corrosion rate alarm limit is
10 to 300 and OFF.
• The deHlU!t value is QQ .

Choose the corrosion rate alarm limit.
SELECT
• Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTER
'
The Up and Down buttons will cause the I II temperature alarm
limit to increment or decrement by I o (degree).
'
Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value
to increase or decrease at one of three rates or speed dependent on
SE I' Ill TEMI'FRATURlo
the length or time the button is held. Release the buuon to come
ALARM
v A
to a stop.
LIMIT: OFF 'F

The acceptable range of values for the I II temperature alarm limit
is +32 °F !Q + 122 °F (0 octo +50 oC) and OFF.

The default value is CWF .

Choose the I fi temperature alarm limit.
Note: The value displayed and set is based on the temperature
dis J!av units scttin<r (re!Cr to Set Dis J!av Units/Range Mcnt0.:.............
SELECT
/ENTER
• Advances to the next menu item .
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Display
Possible
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Button(s)
-
.
The Up and DO\vn buttons will cause the LO temperature alarm
limit to increment or decrement by !
0
(degree).
'
Pressing and holding the Up or Down buUon wil! cause the value
to increase or decrease at one of' three rates or speed dependent on
!he length or time the button is held. Release the bullon to come
SI'T LO TEMPERATURE
'W
.&,.
to a stop.
ALARM
'
The acceptable range of values j()r the LO temperature alarm limit
LIMIT: OFF °F
is +32 °F to -1- I 22 °F {0 °C' to +50 °C) and OFF.
'
The d c l ~ l l l l t value is OFF.
'
Choose the LO temperature alarm limit.
Note: The value displayed and set is based on the temperature
db )]ay units setting (refer lO Set Display Units/Range Menu).
SELECT
'
Advances to the next menu iLc:m.
/ENTER
- "'"- -
• The Up and Down \mUons will cause the Ill relative humidity
alarm limit to increment or decrement by 1% (percent).
'
Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value
to increase or decrease at one of three rates of speed dependent on
'W
.&,.
the length of time the button is held. Release the button to come
SF I' Ill RELATIVE IIUMIDITY to a stop.
ALARM LIMIT: OFF%
'
The acceptable range or values Cor the Ill relative humidity alarm
limit is 1.0 to 95 awl OFF.
'
The defllult value is_ OFF.
'
Choose the HI relative humidity alarm limit.
SELECT
.
Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTER
• The Up and Down buttons will cause the LO relative humidity
alarm limit to increment or decrement by\% (percent).
• Pressing and holding the Up or Down buuon will cause the value
to increase or decrease at one of three rates of speed dependent on
SET LO RELATIVE
'W
.&,.
the length of' time the buuon is held. Release the button to eorne
IIUMIDITY
to a stop.
ALARM UMIT: OFF%
• The acceptable range ol'values Cor the I D relative humidity alann
limit is 10 to 95 and OFF.
• The def'aull value is OFF .
.
Choose the LO relative humidity alarm limit.
SELECT
• Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTER
• The Up and Down buuons will cause the di ncrenlial pressure
alarm limit to increment or decrement by 0.1 in (inches) or 2.0
mm (mi!limetcrs).
'
The acceptable range or values !Or the di J'fCrential pressure alarm
'W A
limit is 0.1 to 99.9 in/em or I to 9999 mm and OFF.
SET DIFFERENTIAL PRESS.

The deh1uh value is QFF .
ALARM LIMIT: OFF in WG
"
Choose the di!'JCrential pressure alarm limit.
Note: The value displayed and set is based on the diriC:rential
pressure display units setting (re!Cr to Set Display Units/Range
Menu).
SEI.ECT

Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTER
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Display
Possible
Comments/Response to Button Activity
Bn_tton£s2
-
- ~
'
The Up and Down buttons \vill cause the alarm delay limit [O
increment or decrement by ! minute.
'
Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value
y
.A
to increase or decrease at one or three rates or speed dependent on
SET ALARM DELAY:
the length or time the butlon is held. Release the button to come
Ill MINUTES
to a stop.
'
The acceptable range of values for the alarm delay limit is_l to 99.
'
The default value is .LH.
• Choose the alarm d e J a ~ limit.
SELECT
'
Advances to the next menu item.
/ENTER
'
The Up and Down buttons will cause the audible alarm status to
y
.A
cycle back and forth between ON and OFF .
SET AlJIJIBLic ALARM:
'
The default value is OFF.
OFF
'
Choose audible alarm status.
SELI'CT

Advances to the next menu item .
/ENTER
N
'
The ECM will rctum to the ''Command Menu."
C1 lANG!' ALARM LIMITS'?
NO I YES
• Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu at
y
"SET !SA G LEVEL ALARM LIMIT", the lirst menu item is
bypassed).
Review of Front Panel Configuration
The ECM provides an easy to usc 3-key user interface which is located on the front panel. Functionality of each key
is listed below:
.b! •
This key is used to select NO, to scroll down the menu, or for numerical setting .
v •
The menu item is always shown on the second line of the display .
. "
• This key is used to select an item from a menu, to enter a value that is displayed on
the screen or to enter the programming mode (Command Menu Mode of
Operation) of the ECM.
• To enter the programming mode, hold down this button continuously down for 5
SI'I.ECT seconds. The interface screens depicted in Appendix A will now be available.
/ENTER •
To exit the Command Menu without saving any changes that were made, hold
down this button continuously for 5 seconds and the ECM will return to normal
operation.
Note: Alternatively, do not press any keys for a period of two minutes, and the
ECM will return to normal operation .
.&.

This key is used to select YES, to scroll up the menu, or for numerical setting .
y
• The menu item is always shown on the second line of the display.
Parameters set by the Front Panel Interface
The fol!owing parameters can be set using the front panel interface:
Configure Sensors
Allows the user to select;
o The metallurgy of the sensor.
o The span or useful life of the sensor in Angstroms (located on the sensor package).
o The display ofG series for each channeL
Reset Sensors
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Allows the user to reset the sensor with a new sensor life and restart the calculations for corrosion rate. IF
ENTERED INTO THIS MENU UNINTENTIONALLY, WAIT TWO MINUTES WITHOUT PRESSINCJ
ANY KEYS AND THE UNIT WILL RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATION.
Configure 4-20mA Outputs
Allows the user to select the parameter to be put on the channel identified.
Set Display Units Range
Allows the user to select;
o Fahrenheit or Celsius for the temperature units.
o Inches, centimeters or millimeters for the differential pressure unit.
o The maximum input on the differential pressure transmitter by scrolling through the numbers.
Set Rate Period
Allows the user to enter the period at which the corrosion rate in Angstroms per month will be calculated (fhm1
a minimum of8 hours to a maximum of99 hours).
Configure Alarm Settings
Allows the user to enable or disable the alarm function. Once inside this menu, the user can turn ON/OFF and
set limits fOr:
o !SAG Level
o Corrosion Rate
o Temperature (High and Low)
o Relative Humidity (High and Low)
o Differential Pressure
o Audible Alarm (On or OfT)
o Alarm Delay (I to 99 minutes). The alarm condition must be continually in effect for the set period of
time before the alarm wi!\ sound.
NOTE: The OFF selection is located between the highest and the lowest values
allowed, therefore, scroll through the numerical sequence pass the highest
value to select OFF.
Refer to APPENDIX A for the flow chart of the user interface.
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Chapter 5
Maintenance
General
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Routine maintenance on the ECM is not required. There is no initial calibration or periodic calibration required by the
user.
Calibration
If a calibration check is requested, the unit must be returned to the fhctory for proper calibration and resetting. The
suggested calibration interval (upon customer request) is 2 years. Prior to returning the unit(s) for calibration, contact the
factory for a quote and a returned goods number.
Sensor Replacement
The sensors used on the ECM will require periodic replacement. When the sensor has reached its end-of-life ( ~ 2 5 0 0 A of
metal loss) or can not be read by the measurement electronics, the display wi!! notify the user. Refer to Chapter 3 for
sensor replacement.
l'iQ.Ifu Factory recommends that a spare set of copper and silver sensors be kept on
hand in the event of an unexpected sensor h.ilurc.
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Chapter 6
Data Logger and Software Operation
Data Logger
The ECM has a finite memory capacity when storing logged data. If the memory capacity is exceeded (due to lack
of downloading the stored data) then the ECM wi ll begin to overwrite the data beginning from the oldest stored data
forward.
The number of data parameters selected and the frequency at which they are logged will determine the maximum
length of time that data can be stored in the system memory. Changing the Parameters to Measure and/or Data
Logging Interval settings of the ECM Data Coll ector Software will change the length of time accordingly. The
ECM Data Collector Software will display the maximum possible time length and number of readings during the
data logger configuration process on the bottom of the ECM Configuration screen, shown below:
£CM Confleurdlion
ECM OrectOI)I N.,..
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Parameter• ToMoasue
G Lovel Somoo 1
G Lowl som .. 2
Conooion Rate. Somoo I
C..rooion Rate. Som'" 2
Metal Lott, Somoo 1
Metal Lott. Somco 2
TOfi'C)Ofatue r
ReM!ive HIITliiy
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r
r
ECM Uri 10 and COM Poll Metal Sent 1 Mata1Sent2
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C...ent New Poll No. r Ao r Fe
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r 2Mn r 12Mn
r JMn r 15Mn
r 4Mn r 20Mn
r 5Mn r 30Mn
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THE ECM DATA LOGGER IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT, AND OPERAJES
INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE FRONT PANEL!
Connection from PC to ECM
The data logger is accessed through a 9-pin D-Sub connector on the bottom of the ECM via a RS-232
communication. To use the data logger, connect a standard serial cable from a personal computer serial pmt to the ECM
and make note of the communications port number (this is needed to establish the connection with the software).
The RS-485 communication is for specialty operation. Contact the factory for information on
online multi-drop applications.
Software Installation
The ECM Data Collector Software is developed to monitor, collect, save and transfer data from ECM data loggers to
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the computer with ease. Additionally, the software allows easy data logger configuration and data collection. The
software is supported on Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista Business and Ultimate versions of operating
systems.
The Environmental Condition Monitoring System CD comes with the ECM Data Collector Software, ECM System
Reference Manual and Datasheets.
Uninstall any previous versions of the ECM Data Collector Software before installing a newer version.
To install the software, insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and the AutoPlay feature will open the welcome page
which wi ll provide the necessary links for the installation. If the AutoPlay feature is disabled, browse to the
ECM.exe file on the CD and double-cl ick, then follow the onscreen wizard instructions to fini sh the install.
If the default installation settings are kept when installing the software, all associated files wi ll be installed in the
C:\Program Files\ECM directory.
It is permitted to install multiple instances of the software if each instance is installed in a separate directory. Each
instance MUST be installed in a different directory and each instance MUST have a unique Program Group. The
recommended procedure is listed below and should be followed to successfully complete multiple installations:
I. Create new directories (one per each intended installation) in the C:\Program Files\ECM directory.
Suggested naming convention is as follows;
• C:\Program Files\ECM\Instl
• C:\Program Files\ECM\Inst2, etc ...
2. Change the installation directory by pressing the Change Directory command button at the time of each
installation. See images below:
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3. If more than one instance of the ECM Data Collector will be installed, select a different Program Group for
each install, such as ECM Install 1, ECM Install 2, etc ... as shown below. If multiple instances are
installed on one Program Group, each new install wi ll overwrite the previous link and only one instance
will be opened when the program is run.
·(!. fCM Oatd Collector 'X]
Set1 wl add Items to tho shown In the GrO<.C> box.
Yoo con eft« a new name or select one from the Ex!stng
GrC<.I)S 1st.
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ECM Data Collector Software Operation
Open the ECM Data Collector Software by navigating to Start All Programs and selecting the Program Group
ECM Data Collector (shown below):
t;iti EG'1 Install 5 , ECM Data Collector
The foll owing application screen will appear:
lf'!r ECM Data Col... GJ
File ECM Setup About

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Configuring the Software Application
Site/Area Name
The ECM Data Collector Software allows the user to specify and display a site or area name. This allows for easy
recognition of each instance when multiple sessions of the application are running. The area name can be changed
by navigating to File Set Area Name and entering the desired name. The chosen name should allow for easy
identification of the instance as well as the group of ECM data loggers that will be managed by this instance. To
enable the view of the area name, navigate to and click Display Area.
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Excel Format
Users can customize the output data files with one of two options. The data logger collected data can be saved either
with an Excel Serial Date or ASCII Date formats. Configure the date format by clicking on Setup Excel
Format and choosing Excel Serial Date or ASCII Date format.
ECM Configuration
ECM data loggers can be configured and saved by either pressing the Config button on the main screen of the
application or navigating through the pull down menus to ECM Configure == Add ECM =. The following
screen will appear:
fCM Configuration
ECM Diectory N-
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This screen allows the user to interface with the data logger to configure, upload, download and save. See below for
a description of the ECM Configuration screen functi ons.
ECM Unit ID and COM Port
Prior to any configuration changes, the communications port number associated with the serial cable connection to
the computer must be chosen on the Port No. drop down menu of the ECM Unit ID and COM Port section. If the
correct communications port is not selected, the ECM Data Collector application will not communicate with the
ECM.
Each ECM has a unique name or identi fier (ECM Unit ID). The factory default is RCS. The ID may be changed to
any combination of 3 letters and/or numbers. When changing the ID on a previously configured ECM, press the
Download Configuration From ECM command button fi rst to populate the selection boxes with the currently
configured values. Then add the new 3 alpha- numeric ID on the New text box and press the Upload Configuration
to ECM and Save To PC command button.
ECM Directory Name
The ECM Directory Name is intended to identify an ECM within the ECM Data Collector application. This can be
any combination of 12 letters and/or numbers. The software application will create a subdirectory with this ECM
Directory Name on the ExcelFiles of the installation directory. Once an ECM is configured and enabled for data
collection, all data that is transferred to the computer for that ECM will be stored under this ECM Directory Name
(see the Data Di rectory section for details on viewing the data). It is recommended that each ECM Di rectory Name
be meaningful and easily identify the ECM with which it is associated.
Parameters to Measure
The J ~ C M can be configured to measure all or ;my of' the following parameters:
~ > ~ G Level of Sensor !
G Level of Sensor 2
Corrosion Rate Sensor
Corrosion Rate Sensor 2
Metal Loss Sensor 2
Metal Loss Sensor 2
m Temperature (Degrees F/C)
~ Relative Humidity
Di!Tcrcnlial Pressure (in, em. mm)
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The ECM Data Collector Software wil! display the maximum possible time length and number of readings during
the data Jogger configuration. Selecting and deselecting parameters wi!l change the duration and number of readings.
The ECM will monitor all the parameters but wil! store only the selected parameters in permanent memory.
Data Logging Interval
r:CM offers 12 frequency settings fi·om one (I) minute to one ( 1) hour and a !lows for choosing a logging H·equency that
will best suit the situation. The maximum possible time length (in days) will display on the bottom of the screen and
will adjust when the fi·equency is changed.
Maximum Readings and Time (in Days)
These fields show how long the data will be in memory before the oldest data is overwritten by new data. These Helds are
a function of the parameters measured and data logging fi'equency. It is recommended that a combination of 1-l'cquency
and parameters be chosen to a!\ ow the data to be retrieved before it is overwritten.
Date & Time
Date and Time can be set on the internal dock of the ECM. Date can be set in mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy formats and
the time will be fi·om the computer.
Metal Sensors I & 2
The Data Logger can access the metallurgy entered on the front pane! of the ECM. Select the mctal!urgy that corresponds
to the identified sensor when configuring the data logger.
Download Configuration from ECM
When properly connected and the correct communications port is selected, the configuration of any ECM can be
downloaded simply by pressing the Download Configuration From ECM command button. This will populate the
ECM Configuration screen with the existing configuration of that ECM.
Upload Conliguration to ECM and Save to PC
The ECM can be programmed with the selected parameters and values by pressing the Upload Configuration to ECM
and Save to PC command button. This will store and activate the ECM data logger and the ECM will be stored on the PC
by the ECM Directory Name.
Save Configuration to I'C, Docs Not Upload to ECM
An ECM configuration with its selected parameters and values can be stored on the PC (under the ECM Directory
Name) by pressing the Save Configuration to PC, Docs Not Upload to ECM command button. This will not configure,
update, store or activate any values on the ECM data logger.
Get ECM Unit ID Name
When properly connected and the correct communications port is selected, the ECM unit !D may be interrogated by
pressing the Get ECM Unit ID Name command button. This is convenient if it is nccessmy to determine ECM name.
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Data Directory
The data is stored as a Comma Separated Variable (CSV) format file. To view the data, select File Data
Directory from the menu bar. The default location of the data will be C:\Program Files\ECM\ExceiFiles (if only
one instance exists).
If multiple installations exist, browse to each installation directory corresponding to each name specified earlier to
find its ExcelFiles directory with the data.
Double-click on the desired ECM to view the data file. Double-click on the data fi le to open and view the data. To
view deleted ECM data, click on the ECM and choose DeletedExceiFiles directory. See the displays below.
ECM Data Col. .. GJ - l8)
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Excel Faes (Double Ctick to View)
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Status (Configuration)
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Fae ECM Setup About
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Excel Faes (Double Click to View)
ECM 001 CSV
Cancel
ECM Data Collector application offers a global view of all ECM units that are configured and saved. By navigating
to ECM Status (Configuration), it is possible to view each ECM unit's, communications ports used, selected
parameters, logging interval, sensor metal types, date format and the ECM Data Directory name.
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ECM Data Collector allows the user to view the most current downloaded data reading via the ECM Front Panel or
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The Spread Sheet will show most-current downloaded data readings for all configured ECM units (systems that are
onli ne and offline).
Download All Readings
The ECM has a finite memory capacity when storing logged data. If the memory capacity is exceeded (due to lack
of downloading the stored data) then the ECM will begin to overwrite the data beginning from the oldest stored data
forward. The data collected on the ECM data logger should be regularly downloaded to avoid data overwrite.
Press the Get All button on the main screen of the application or navigating through the pull down menus to ECM
-+ Download All Readings to download and save the readings from the ECM data logger. Click on each ECM
name to download data or Select All for a batch download. The image below shows four (4) ECM data loggers
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To download j ust the most recent reading, press the Get Last button on the main screen of the application or
navigating through the pull down menus to ECM -+ Download Last Reading to download and save the reading
from the ECM data logger. Click on each ECM name or Select All for a batch download of the last reading.
Display Auto Collection Control Panel
The ECM Data Collector application all ows collecting and storing data from multiple ECM unites via online
connection with minimal configuration. Prior to online data collection, the ECM must be connected to the computer
with a serial cable (the communications (COM) pot1 number is needed to establish the connection with the software).
Online data coll ection can be achieved by navigating to ECM -+ Display Auto Collection Control Panel and
making the selections as needed. One or more ECM units may be selected along with the Time Interval and Auto
Collect on Start-Up option. Apply the settings and press Start to begin online, automatic data collection of the
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adequate communication time between ECM units and the ECM Data Collector application. If the situation requires
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choosing an ECM on the ECM Front Panel screen. When used in conjunction with the Auto Data Collection
feature, the ECM Data Collector application will download data automatically and update the ECM Front Panel
and Spread Sheet to display the newest downloaded readings. The ECM Front Panel emulation will rotate through
each online ECM and display the new values as it is updated. The Spread Sheet will display values for all ECM
units that are online and dynamicall y update values upon new readings. The Spread Sheet will only display data for
online ECM units; allow sufficient time for each ECM to make a reading prior to it being displayed.
NOTE: The Spread Sheet will display readings for each ECM after the Auto Data
Collection is started and sufficient time is allotted for each ECM to make a
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Backup Configuration and Data Files
The ECM Data Collector offers a convenient method to backup and save configuration settings and data fil es. The
ECM.ini fil e contains all the configuration settings while the ExceiFiles directory saves all the stored data. When an
ECM is deleted from the ECM Configuration screen, the data file in the ExceiFiles is moved to the
DeletedExceiFiles and kept there. To backup configuration fi les and data, navigate to C:\Program Files\ECM and
copy the ECM.ini file and ExceiFiles directory (if the default installation path was changed, browse to the new
installation directory) to the backup location. The DeletedExceiFiles directory may be backed up using the same
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Contents
Chapter l Introduction ................................................................................................................ I
Data ()utput Options....................... ............... .................... ............... ................................ ....... 1 Instrument Display.... ..................... ............... .............. .1 A!anns ....................... ..................... .................. .... ............ ...... 2 f)ata Logger............................ ............... ............. . ...... 2

Chapter 2 Specifications .............................................................................................................. 3
Measured Parameters ................ ........................ ......... 3 Sensors ................................................................. . ····················· .................... 3 Displays ........... . ......... 3 Alanns ........................ . ....... 3 Outputs .............. . .. .. 3 Data Logger....................... ............................... ............................................... ... 4 Power Requirements............ ............... ....................... ...4 Operating Temperature Range................................................................... .............. .4 Weight................................................................................. ..................................................... 4

Chapter 3 Installation .................................................................................................................. 5
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Power........................................................................................ ..................... Atn1ospheric Sensors........ .................... .......... ..................... Analog Output ................. Alann Relay........................ ............... .......... ...... .... . ........

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Chaplet· 4 Operation .............................................•.................................................................... 11
General... ................ .............................. ! I Startup................ ....... ....... .. ......................... !! Alarn1s ................. ........................................... !! lJser Interface....... ......................................................... I 1 Command Menu Selection ........................................... 12 c:onfigure Sensors Menu ..... .... .. ... .. ...................................................................... 13 Reset Sensors Menu ..................................................... 14 Configure 4-20mA Outputs Menu.... .. . . ....... ............ ................... .. ..... 15 Set Display Units/Range Menu.. ........ ..... ....... ......................................................... 16 Set Rate Period Menu......... .............. ................ ..................... 17 ConfigureA\ann Settings Menu ....... ...... ......................... ........................... 17 Review of Front Panel Configuration .............. .. .......................................................... 20 Parameters set by the Front Pane\ Interface .............. .................. .. .................... 21

Chapter 5 Maintenance ............................................................................................................. 23
General..................................... (~alibration .......... Sensor H.eplacen1ent ................ .............................................................. ...... 23 ............... .......................................................................... 23 ......................................... ........................................................... ....... 23

Chapter 6 Data Logger and Software Operation .................................................................... 25
f)ata Logger.................... ............................................................................... .................. 25 fron1 PC to EC!vl............. ............................................................................................................. 25 Software Installation .............................................................................................................................................. 25 ECM Data Collector Software Operation ............................................................................................................. 27 Configuring the Software Application ................................................................................................................... 27 Backup Configuration and Data Files .................................................................................................................. 33 Restore Configuration and Data Files .................................................................................................................. 34
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APPENDIX
Appendix A ECM Display Menu Tree ....................................................................................... 35 Appendix B Main PCB Assembly Jumper Map ......................................................................... 37

Figures
Figure 3.1 Figure 3.2 Figure 3.3 Figure 3.4 Dimensionallnf(mnation f(Jr Unit Installation ............................................................ 5 Terminal Strip and On/OtT Switch .............................................................................. 6 Corrosion Sensors ........................................................................................................ 6 Optional Analog Outputs Located on Bottom Circuit Board ...................................... 8

Chapter 1 Introduction
The ECM"' {Environmental Condition Monitoring System) is a mu!ti~paramcter monitoring system providing constant surveil!ance of the atmospheric environment and rapid detection of any deterioration that could result in damage to expensive equipment and valuable assets. r::ar!y detection of humidity, high temperature, and/or corrosive conditions will permit corrective action to be taken before substantial damage occurs to sensitive computer and instrumentation systems or electrical equipment. The ECM is particularly useful for environmental monitoring in refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper plants, control rooms, computer rooms, museums, and clean rooms. The I::CM has many more features and benefits than its predecessor, the ECMS~2. The system measures:
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The corrosive attack on two replaceable thin film sensors (usually pure copper and pure silver) Relative Humidity Temperature Differential Pressure (optional)

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Five (5) uscr~se!ectab!e 4~20mA output channels, jumper selectable current sourcing (power supplied fi·om the ECM) or current sinking (power supplied f'rom the external power source). RS-232 or RS-485 Uumpcr selectable). Consult fiiCtory for RS-485 applications.

Instrument Display
Corrosion
Two corrosion sensors of the same or different metallurgy are used in the unit. The corrosion severity level is shown by indicator lights that correspond to the Instrument Society of America's Standard !SA-S71.04~1985 (levels Gl through GX). This standard relates the corrosion rate of the thin film of copper over a normalized 30 clay period to the aggressiveness of the surrounding environment. The color coded lights allow for quick and easy determination of the severity level. The !SA Standard is only used on copper sensors and does not apply to other metallurgy's. There is under consideration by JSA the addition of silver sensors to the standard along with changes in the G levels.
1\ numerical display shows the corrosion rate in Angstroms per month. The thinning of the sensor, also known as metal

loss, is displayed (in Angstroms) fi·om the time the sensor is set or the thickness initialized. The metallurgy of the sensor is displayed as its two letter scientific abbreviation.

Relative Humidity
The relative humidity is displayed as a percentage(%) on the il'ont paneL

Temperature
The temperature display can be conf-Igured to show the reading in either degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius through the Jl'ont panel interface.

Differential Pressnre (optional)
As an option, an ECM may be supplied with a differential pressure transmitter whose display can be set for inches, centimeters or millimeters water gauge through the front panel interface.

An external alarm may be connected through the set point relay for all of the measurable parameters. it operates independently from the ECM itself and cannot be accessed through the front panel. Data Logger The ECM has an integrated on board data logger that may be accessed only through the RS-232 connector using the ECM Data Collector Software. Additionally. information from any of the measurable parameters can be accessed by remote mounted systems via 4-20mA loop outputs. This feature is not available when RS-485 communications is used. The alarm can be set for any of the measurable parameters. . While the data logger is integrated. These outputs are user selectable to be either current sourcing {power supplied from the ECM) or current sinking (power supplied H·om an external power source).2 ECMTM Reference Manual Alarms An audible alarm helps assure 1-bst response when severe conditions develop that could result in rapid equipment failure.

· .... I to 9..· .9 in..---·-··-··--·-··-----··-·-------·-----·------- Range/Levels -·-----·!---------------·-.temperature (Degrees F/C). Ci4. !ow RH.· · · · · · .· .. G3. G2...· ... G2..--------+----------------·········----···! Sensor liSA G Severity Level N/A G!.+ . LED indicators arc set to correspond to !SA environmental classif-ications.i 8 Ambient Relative !tumidity Di!Tcrcntial Pressure % RH 10 to 95% 7 Ambicnt Temperature oc or oF 0 to -J-50°C or +32 to+ l22°F 9 ln .·--------·+------------·-··-·--··· 4 Sensor 2 !SAG Severity Level Sensor 2 Conosion Rate G I.. Ci3.. GX ----1----------r-----·· 6 Sensor 2 Metal Loss A 5 A 0-30. low temperature...----------[----------__:..1 to 99..--···-···-----.. Displays LCD displays corrosion (metal loss in angstroms) and corrosion rate (angstroms per month) for each channel.. Multiple units can be connected on RS-485 multi-drop (daisy chain).· .000 A per month 0 to 3000 A 1-----+-----------1--·-------!----·----------- 1------+-------...... 0-300 or 0-3... Alarms Alarms may be set for corrosion rate (2 channels).999 mm or 0. G4..500 nominal span (life). other materials available by special order.1 to 99....3 Chapter 2 SpeciHcations Measnn~d Parameter Number Parameters Operational Paramctc1· Uni( of Measure . One copper and one silver sensor provided with instrument.· .· · .. Digital RS-232 or RS-485 serial output of a!! nine measured and calculated parameters.. ...... GX -····-----·r-----·--·······-·······. Outputs Analog Five 4-20mA outputs (current sinking ill current sourcing) that arc user assignable to desired parameters.9 em WCJ Sensors Sensors have 2. 0-300 or 0-3. relative humidity (%).. mm or em WG ·--·--···~-~--····-·- ·-----·-·--------- 0.· ..1 ._ N/A A 0-30..1 -· 2 3 Sensor I Corrosion Rate Sensor I Mcla! Loss ---..---. and ISA environmental classif-ication (2 channels). and room loss differentia! pressure (WCJ). differential pressure.· .... high temperature..000 A per month A 0 to 3000 A 1----+----------·----·--·----··---l------·--·----------i __ . high RJ-1.

Data logger functions independent of the ECM.4 ECMn 1 Reference Manual Data Logger Internal data logger accessed by ECM Data Collector Solhvarc directly h·om PC with an RS-232 serial connection.3 kg) . 0. (2.4 amps. Power Requirements 24 VDC. Operating Temperature Range i-32 °F to+ I 22 °F (0 octo +50 °C) Weight 5 lbs.

. inspected and packaged prior to shipment. Likely mounting locations would be ncar vents. it is recommended that the ECM be positioned where the concentration of airborne contaminants is expected to be at a maximum. Figure 3~1 provides dimensional information for mounting the ECM. please inspect the packaged materials for shipping damage and retain damaged packaging materials to support any claim against the freight carrier should this become necessary. Figure 3. Before unpacking the instruments.1 Dimensional Information for Unit Installation For optimal performance. Mounting The ECM is designed to be mounted on a wa!! or any vertical surface.5 Chapter 3 Installation Each ECM instrument is carcflJ!ly tested. The mounting is achieved by using the four cars on the back of the enclosure. ducts or any other potential source of contaminant gas.

6 ECMT:>. b ___ -----. A terminal strip is accessed through the bottom of the ECM.'i<-.<. Figure 3.3 Corrosion Sensors .-------------~. Premature sensor exposure may result in a decrease in the sensor life span. During any subsequent handling of the sensor.. Pull the smal! round plastic fftstcners out fi·om the ECM enclosure.O. usually the upper slot (Sensor I) is for the copper sensor and the lower slot (Sensor 2) is for the silver sensor. The sensors should be kept in the scaled container until installation. Connect the positive and negative to the leads from the power supply to terminal block. Each slot is for a corrosion sensor.3).-I___ _ ~-------. Any Model 610 sensor of any meta!lurgy can be used in either channel. WARNING! Do not perform the installation procedure for atmospheric sensors until the unit is completely operational and the entire manual has been read. great care should be taken so that the sensor element remains uncontaminated. Each sensor should be inserted so that the measurement element is fftcing opposite the mounting side (back pane!) of the ECM. approximately I Yt'' in length are now accessible. the sensitive measurement surface of the sensor is protected from the environment by a sealed polycarbonate vial containing a desiccant capsule. + []]]][]]] 0 I @- Nol c INc +1-1 +2-1 +3-1 +4-1 +5 G-> ALRM IIOioll RS232/RS485 (4+ 5 CHAN 4-20mA +24V= Figure 3. The sensors arc keyed to the internal connectors so that they cannot be installed with the wrong orientation. CAUTION: The sensors arc installed on the right side of the instrument A stainless steel shield with many holes is used to protect the sensors from physical damage.:Cl>C<-1 Of' tNSEfll1¢N Figure 3.-. The connector end (notched end). Gently squeeze the shield at the center and remove it away from the ECM. Two slots. While installing the sensors. An optional wall mount I 15 or 230 V AC adapter is available.00 --- -----j --------·---·-----·------------·jl () 100 ~--~---~ ----~----!_. in its respective slot should be pushed in firmly until the sensor locks in place.2 Terminal Strip and On/Off Switch Atmospheric Sensors Corrosion The ECM is shipped with one copper and one silver atmospheric sensor (Figure 3..I Reference Manual Power The instrument requires a 24 VDC power supply to operate.._j 0. To remove the protective shield. while allowing airf-low. As shipped.1~ .2 shows the location of the terminal strip that is accessed through the bottom of the ECM.1-··-· DlA . reach behind the shield on the top and bottom at the point it connects to the ECM enclosure. the sensor clement must not be touched.

Switch off the ECM and unplug the power connection. The 4-20mA loops can either be powered externally by an end-user supplied voltage of 24 VDC at 600 ohm maximum or interna!ly via the power to the ECM. The temperature sensor may be replaced by performing the following: I. consult factory for more details. Replace the secondary shield I temperature heat sink assembly connecting the temperature sensor to its printed circuit board mounted connector. 4. Note: The temperature sensor is au integral part f~( the heat sink ami should not be removedfhnn it. and run to the areas to be monitored for pressure differentiaL If necessary. Mount the new heat sink assembly onto the secondary shield using the two original screws. The temperature sensor (lower sensor) needs to be disconnected from its circuit board mounted connector. and have the jumpers set properly before powering the unit with wired 4-20mA output. Should a new temperature sensor be required. Temperature The ECM is shipped with a temperature sensor already installed and is located inside a secondary stainless steel shield and heat sink. The five (5) 4-20mA outputs for the ECM can be configured f-()r any 5 of the 9 parameters measured. . Tubing should be connected to at least one. Install primary shield. Remove the temperature sensor I heat sink assembly from the secondary shield by unfastening the two screws inside the secondary shield. External power is often referred to as current sinking while internally supplied power is current sourcing. Sec Main PCB Assembly Jumper Map in Appendix B for precise location. 8. Analog Output CAUTION: Be sure to read this section in its entirety.7 Relative Humidity The ECM is shipped with a relative humidity sensor already installed and is located inside a secondary stainless steel shield. Contact the factory for a quote and a returned goods number prior to returning the unit. Remove the two screws holding the secondary shield I temperature heat sink assembly on the right side of the printed circuit board assembly and slide it away to the right carefully. 3. Open the ECM enclosure by removing the screws located at the top right and lower right of the enclosure. For example. The enclosure door will open on a hinge to the !efl. Each 4-20mA channel can be set independently. the unit must be returned to the factory for insta!lation. Should a new relative humidity sensor be required. a 4-20mA pressure differential transmitter is installed in the ECM enclosure and is wired for operation. please contact the f-hctory. 6. The heat sink is required to ensure accurate measurement of temperature. 5. if not both of the airports. Fasten the secondary shield in place using the two original screws. an external dif-ferential pressure transmitter can be connected. Differential Pressure When ordered as an option. Each channel has three jumpers in a vertical column with each jumper having three pins. rhe replacement temperature sensor is already installed in a new heat sink. Appendix B has a detailed jumper map. 7. This is selectable via internal jumpers on the circuit board. Close door and fasten shut using original screws. two channels could be current sourcing and the remaining three channels current sinking.

With the instrument turned on. The corresponding G levels for the current outputs are as follows: e 6 mA -. 8. 3.. The display will read "Configure 4-ZOmA outputs?" Press the right key marked "Y" for yes. These channels have an output at 10 bit resolution with an un-calibratcd accuracy of :!:0.2%. The display will read "Configure Sensors'!" Press the left key marked "N" for no..4 Optional Analog Outputs Located on Bottom Circuit Board .9%. + illDDill 0 I @- No] c ]Nc 87 ALRM +1-1+2-1+3-1+4-1•5- [TOTOI] RS232/RS485 @7 5 CHAN 4-20mA +24V= Figure 3. Next the display will read "Reset Sensors?" Press "N" again for no. 7. The screen will read ''Configure another Output?" If it is desired to configure another channel. 6. press "'Y" and repeat the above two steps. Temperature and Pressure. follow the procedure below. These channels have an output at I 0 bit resolution with an un-calibrated accuracy of +0. Connection to a recorder or 4-20mA receiver should be via a pair of twisted #14 or smaller wires hom the terminal strip. Continue pressing "N" until the screen reads "Return to Operation?" Press "Y. 2. to return to normal operation. The screen will read "Parameter for Output Channef' Use the "T" and "A" keys to select parameter and press the "Enter" key. The !SAG level is provided by stair-step loop outputs for the severity level of the silver and/or copper sensors. 4. It is recommended that these channels be used for ISA G Level. hold the SELECT/ENTER key down for approximately 5 seconds. 4. and 5 arc standard accuracy or resolution.G2 a 10 mA c= G3 s 12 rnA = 04 (currently non-active~ reserved for proposed amendments to ISA standards) ~a 14 mA ~" GX Other parameters are scaled to the 4~20mA according to the range set in the front panel intcrn1ce. Press "N" when done.. To set the 4-20mA outputs channels parameters.~ G 1 111 8 mA . Relative Humidity. 5. Channels 3. a command f-low chart is attached in Appendix A: I. ft is recommended that these channels be used for metal loss and corrosion rate.8 ECM-01 Reference Manual Channels 1 and 2 are called high accuracy or high resolution. Next the display will read "Output to Coutigurc: 1 High Accuracy" Press the"""" (down) or "A" (up) arrow keys to scroll to the channel you wish to set and then press the "l£utcr" key.

Both Normally Closed and Normally Open coni"lgurations can be accommodated. Alarm settings are set through the front pane!. Access the terminal strip on the bottom of the unit in the same manner as the 4~20mA output.0 amp at 24 volts DC.5 amps at 125 volts AC and 1.9 Alarm Relay An alarm relay can be wired up fl·om the bottom to activate external alarms. Sec Appendix A for tlow chart. Contact rating 0. .

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User Interface The ECM relies on configuration settings set by the user and program values. This rate is then normalized to yield a theoretical corrosion rate in Angstroms per month in accordance with the characteristics specified in the ISA Standard. an audible alarm will sound until it is acknowledged. See the Configure Alarm Settings Menu section for alarm setup details. Press the Select/Enter button on the front of the instrument when an alarm is active to acknowledge. It will then initialize the system and display the data. ----··· -~everity_. both stored in system memory. it is more difficult for the ECM to distinguish between the different severity levels in the first 24 to 48 hours of operation after installation of a new sensor.II Chapter4 Operation General The ECM provides continuous monitoring of the corrosive severity of gaseous environments. The LED Gl Level will continue to flash on and ofT until enough data is collected to determine the corrosion rate and G Level. enable and/or set alarm limits. To program the configuration settings the ECM provides a set of control functions via its 48 (forty-eight) character alpha.. to establish measurement and alarm parameters. "mm~~ (millimeters) or "cm 11 (centimeters) WG.1 Startup When power is supplied to the ECM by sliding the power switch to the right (located on the lefl-side-bottom of the unit). input initial sensor metal span. set temperature display units to degrees "F" or "C". The fl'ont panel display will illuminate with the temperature and relative humidity data. GJ G2 LED ·------Green Yellow Rate A0 /Month _______ ____ " ···--··---···-·--···--·-·-·---- 0-299 300~999 ·--···- G3 G4 GX Orange Red Ill Red 112 1000-2000 Reserved For Proposed Amendments to !SA StmHh. if a severity level of GX is encountered. the ECM will go through a self test and display the f-irmware version. Alarms Once the alarm levels are configured. lf the ECM is unsuccessful at passing the self test. execute independent sensor reset function upon depletion and/or change of sensor. referred to as the Man-Machine-Interface (MMJ). Consequently. therefore. numeric and symbolic display and 3 (three) buuon switches. enable/disable the audible alarm. Concurrently. the average corrosion rate is computed for the previous 8 to 99 hour period as specified by the user. configure the 5 (five) 4-20mA outputs and set the differential pressure display units to "in" (inches). . clear alarms. a 24 to 48 hour period of stabilization is recommended before taking actions as a result of an indicated severity level. The MMI permits the user to select the sensor metal type. contact the factory immediately f-Or troubleshooting.d o•>20QQ " I able 4. The metal loss on thin films of copper and silver is measured every minute and stored in short term memory. NOTE: Corrosion rales are always high on newly exposed metal surfaces. The severity level for this corrosion rate is then alternately displayed for each sensor until the next reading. this will take approximately 1 to 2 hours.

Once any of the menu functions arc selected. ' • • " • . it is possible to exit the sub-menu and return to the Command Menu by holding down the SELECT/ENTlJ:R button for 5 (five) seconds. While in any menu function. The ECM will return to norma! Operation Mode. hold down the SELECT/ENTER button for 5 (five) seconds at any time. Advances to the next menu item. "Configure Sensors" menu. Command Menu Selection To enter or exit the Command Menu. any configuration changes made while in the sub-menu will be discarded and not stored in memory. Advances to the next menu item. Advances to the next menu item. • " Advances to the next menu item. Advances to the next menu item (back to the top or this menu) . Advances to the next menu item.SET SENSORS? NO I YES CONFIGURE 4-20mA OUTPUTS? NO I YES SI'T DISPLAY UNITS/ RANGlo? NO I Yt:S SloT RATE I'ERIOll? NO 1 Yr:s CONFIGURE ALARM SJ·:TTINGS? NO I YES RETURN TO OPERATION? NO I YES N (No) Y (Yes) N y N y N y N y N y N y • . hold the SI~LECT/ENTER button of the front panel down for a period of 5 seconds. "Configure 4~20mA Outputs" menu. if no button activity occurs for 2 (two) minutes. These buttons are labeled lefl to right. • • • " Advances to the next menu item. . ''Configure Alann Settings" menu. ''Set Rate Period" menu. The Command Menu Mode of Operation sequence is listed below: Display Possible Button(s) Comments/Response to Button Activity CONFIGURE SENSORS? NO I YES RI. the system will suspend measurement operations. The definitions of these labels arc: ~ "N 1' -7 No ~a "'V" -7 Down (decrement) • "SELECT" -7 Select ~ '"ENTER" -7Entcr a "A"-7Up (increment} a "Y" -1-Yes To enter the programming mode (Command Menu Mode of Operation) of the ECM. N I V. When navigating to any sub-menu from the Command Menu. ''Set Display Units/Range" menu. the ECM will automatically abort and discard all changes made during the edit session and return to normal operation mode utilizing all pre-existing values. top to bottom as. SELECT I ENTER and A I Y.12 ECMTM Reference Manual The 3 (three) button switches have dual purpose functions depending on the current operating state of the ECM. ''Reset Sensors" menu.

13 Configure Sensors Menu The following sequence will occur vvhi!c the ECM is in the "Configure Sensors" menu. The dcfitult value Cor sensor I (SENS I) is COPPER (Cu) and for sensor 2 {SENS 2) is SILVl~R {AP}. • . ' . ' Choose the sensor to configure by pressing Up and Down buttons . The ECM will retum to the "Command Menu. Note: If OFF was selected. IRON (Fe) and OFF. Pressing and holding the Up or Down buttons will cause the value to change at one of' three rates of speed dependent on the length or time the button is held. the next menu item is bypassed and the l'ollowim~ menu item is presented. The default value for both sensors is set at Snan 2500. The next display is presented . SET SENSOR I SPAN: v A zsoo A will not be used in that channel. Advances to the next menu item . SELECT /ENTER ACTIVATE SIONSOR I LEIJS: ON v A . ' • . Display Possible Button(s) Comments/Response to Button Activity SENSOR TO CONFIGURE: 1 "' "' A SFLECT /ENTioR . To stop. • SET SENSOR I METAL TYPE: COPPER (Cu) A • ' • Choose OFF to disable the selected sensor channel. The lJp and Down buttons will cause the sensor Metal Type to cycle through the 5 (live) available choices: COPPI~R (Cu). NICKEL (Ni). Any running data calculations for the old (previous) sensor arc reset and monitoring of' the new sensor is started. '!'he Up and Down buttons will cause the sensor Span Metal Thickness to change by I A (angstrom). release the button The acceptable range or values for sensor Span is 200 to 3000 . Usc this setting when a sensor SELECT /ENTER ." Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of' this menu). The default value !{)r both sensors is ON . The words "SENSOR I (or 2) OFF" will appear in place of the sensor measurements on the LCD Display. The Up and Down buttons will cause the sensor's LED status to cycle back and forth between ON and OFF. The sensor number changes bct\vccn I and 2 . • • ' • SELECT /loNTIOR SENSOR I VALUES STORW SENSOR DATA AUTO RESET NONE CONFIGURE ANOTHER SENSOR'' NO /YES N y • • • . Advances to the next menu item . Choose the sensor Span. Advances to the next menu item . SILVI]( (Ag). This message displays f()J' 3 (three) seconds and the sensor information set in the preceding steps will be stored into system memory. Choose sensor's LED status . Advances to the next menu item . Choose sensor Metal Type.

" Advances to the next menu item. Advances to the next menu item . SELECT /ENTER ~" RESETTING SI·:NSOR I ARE YOU SURE'' NO I YES N y • • SENSOR I V/\LUI'S ARE BEING RESET NONE • N y RESET i\NOTIIER SENSOR'' NO I YES • • . The next display is presented.14 ECMTM Reference Manual Reset Sensors Menu The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the ''Reset Sensors" menu. Returns to the previous menu item. Note: Press and hold the SEU:::CT/ENT!JZ button for 3 (three} seconds to escape this menu and retum to the ''Command Menu. Any running data ealcu!alions for the existing sensor arc reset. Display Possible Bntton(s) Comments/Response to Button Activity ' SENSOR TO RES leT: I v A ' ' ' The Up and Down buttons will cause the sensor number to cycle between I and 2. The ECM will retum to the ''Command Menu." Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu). This message displays for 3 (three) seconds. Choose the sensor to reset.

SEI. The 10 (len) available measurement parameter choices arc: SENSOR I G LEVEL SENSOR 2 G LEVEL SENSOR I CORROSION RATE. the corrosion rate range choices arc 0-300 and 0-3000. A • • to cycle through the 10 (ten) available choices..15 Configure 4-20mA Outputs Menu The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the "Configure 4-20mA Outputs" menu. the corrosion rate range choices arc 0-30 and 0-300 and when span nearest to 2500. The ECM will rclum to the ''Command Menu. 4 STD and 5 STD.. ' A ' ' • ' The Up and Down lmtlons will cause the output number/accuracy to cycle through the 5 (five) available choices. SELECT /ENTER The Up and Down buttons will cause the measurement parameter PARAMETER FOR OUTPUT 1: OFF . • The Up and Down buttons will cause the corrosion rate range to cycle through the 2 (two} available choices depending on the setting orthe sensor span . I 1-I!GIL 2 HI GIL 3 STD. DIFFERf'NTIAL PRESSURE and OFF.. • • . Note: Whatever parameter that may have been previously set for the selected output will automatically be displayed as the default choice. A Onlv when SENSOR I (or 2) CORROSION RATE is selected in the preceding menu is this menu item presented. Advances to the next menu item. SloNSOR 2 METAL LOSS." Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu). Choose the desired output number/accuracy. • The system sol1ware automatically presents the choices applicable to the span previously set Cor the sensor selected. otherwise the next menu item is presented.. The dcnwlt value !'or all 5 (five) outputs is OFF .ECT /ENTER ' SENSOR I CORROSION RATE RANGio: 0-300 . • When the sensor span is nearest to 250. RELATIVE HUMIDITY. SENSOR 2 CORROSION RATE.. CONFIGURE ANOTIIER OUTPUI"! NO I YES SELECT /ENTER N y ' Advances to the next menu item. Choose the measurement parameter . Display Possible Button(s) Comments/Response to Button Activity OUTPUT TO CONFIGURE: I HIGH ACCURACY .. Advances to the next menu item. ' The dcntult value is 0-300 f'or both. • Choose the corrosion rate range . SENSOR I METAL LOSS. TEMPERATURE.

• • The Up and Down buttons will cause the temperature display units to cycle back and f{nth between F and C. Choose the appropriate temperature displav units . I in/em increments.16 ECMTM Reference Manual Set Display Units/Range Menu The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the "Set Display Units Range" menu. The Up and Down buttons will cause the differential pressure display units to cycle through the 3 (three) available choices of in (inches). When ''nun" is selected. There arc 2 (two) possible diff'crcntia! pressure range choices and the system soil ware automatically presents the choice applicable to the dii'J'erentia! pressure display units set in the preceding menu item. SELECT /ENTER SET IliFFERENTIAL PRESS.1 to 99.£ . Choose the differential pressure ran JC. The default value is set for inches .9 in 0. Release the button to come to a stop. Advances to the next menu item .0 u u SI'LECT /ENTER Cl lANGE Il!SPLA Y UNITS/ RANGE'' NO I YES N " 0 y ~ . The default value is . RANGE: 2. the acceptable range of values is Ito 9999 in I mm increments. The dcl~nJit value is. The Up and Down buttons will cause the diiTerential pressure range to increment and decrement respectively by a single uniL Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value to increase or decrease at one of three rates or speed dependent on the length of time the button is held.)_Q. The del~1ult value is ~LQ. Choose the appropriate diffCrential pressure display units ." Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu). Advances to the next menu item. the acceptable range or values is 0. DISPLAY UNITS: in y A • • ' ' SUYCT /ENTU< • 13 SET DIFFERENTIAL PRESS. When "in" or "em" is selected. The ECM will rctum to the "Command Menu. Advances to the next menu item. mm (millimeters) and em (centimeters). Display l)ossiblc BuHon(s) Comments/Response to BuHon Activity SET TEMPERATURE DISPLAY UNITS: F y • A • .

Alarm settings are applied equally to both Sensor I and 2. Choose the rate period time . the alarm limit setting defined in the following table must be violated continuously (equal to or exceeding the limit) for at least the duration of the Alarm Delay setting. y Configure Alarm Settings Menu The following sequence will occur while the ECM is in the "Configure Alarm Settings" menu.17 Set Rate Period Menu The following sequence wil! occur while the ECM is in the "Set Rate Period" Menu. The acceptable range of values for the rate period time is li_to 99 . NOTE." Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu). Oisplay Possible Button(s) Comments/Response to Button Activity • • SET RATE PERIOD: 24 HOURS "' N A • • • • • The Up and Down lmltons will cause the rate period time to increment and decrement respectively by 1 hour. For an alarm to be activated. The dcrault value is 24. Release the bul!on to come to a slOp. . SELECT lENT[]< CIIANGE RATE PERIOD'' NO I YES Advances to the next menu item . The ECM willrclum to the "Command Menu. the system will display the associated Alarm Message on the LCD Display. Pressing and holding the Up or Down buuon will cause the value to increase or decrease at one or three rates or speed dependent on the length or time the button is held. Once an alarm occurs.

. Choose the corrosion rate alarm limit. The deHlU!t value is QQ ..:. Choose the I fi temperature alarm limit. Release the button to come to a stop. Advances to the next menu item . The default value is CWF .. Advances to the next menu item .Command Menu. ·---- OR ' DISABLE SYSTEM ALARM FUNCTIONS'' NO I YES y The ECM will rctum to the "Command Menu. SET CORROSION RATE ALARM LIMIT: OFF v A ' SELECT /ENTER • • • ' ' SE I' Ill TEMI'FRATURlo ALARM LIMIT: OFF 'F v A • • • SELECT /ENTER • .. The Up and Down buttons will cause the (] !eve! alarm limit to cycle through the 4 (four) available choices.. y -----·~·-----·"·--~~··"--~--·-· ---·-·~----·------ The menu item "SET ISA G LEVEL ALARM LIMIT" is presented. The default status is set at loNAilLE SYSTEM ALARM FUNCTIONS'? NO I YES N [)[SAlll . SELECT /ENTleR • • • ' ' The den1u!t value is set at OFF . The Up and Down buttons will cause the I II temperature alarm limit to increment or decrement by I o (degree)." Note: The system software automalical!y presents either the ENABLE or DISABIY message based on the current setting or the alarm l\Jnctions.FD.. Note: The value displayed and set is based on the temperature dis J!av units scttin<r (re!Cr to Set Dis J!av Units/Range Mcnt0." Note: The system soflware automatically presents either the ENABLE or DISABLE message based on the current setting or the alarm functions. Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value to increase or decrease at one or three rates oJ' speed dependent on the length of Lime the button is held. Advances to the next menu item . G2. • ' Comments/Response to Button Activity The ECM will rctum to the . Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value to increase or decrease at one of three rates or speed dependent on the length or time the button is held.. If" the current setting is at disabled. G3. The Up and Down buuons will cause the corrosion rate alarm limit to increment or decrement in I0 A (angstrom) respectively.. If" the current setting is at enabled...18 I~CMT... the DISABLE mess<tge will be presented. Release the buuon to come to a stop.\l Reference Manual Display f>ossiblc Buttou(s) . Advances to the next menu item.. The acceptable range of values for the I II temperature alarm limit is +32 °F !Q + 122 °F (0 octo +50 oC) and OFF. GX and N ' ' SET !SAG LEVEL ALARM LIMIT: OFF v A OFF. the ENABLE message will be presented. Choose the G level alarm limit. The acceptable range of" values /(w the corrosion rate alarm limit is 10 to 300 and OFF.

Choose the di!'JCrential pressure alarm limit.&. The Up and Down \mUons will cause the Ill relative humidity alarm limit to increment or decrement by 1% (percent).&. • • .0 mm (mi!limetcrs). Pressing and holding the Up or Down buuon will cause the value to increase or decrease at one of three rates of speed dependent on the length of' time the buuon is held. ' ' SELECT /ENTER "'"- is +32 °F to -1. Choose the LO relative humidity alarm limit. Advances to the next menu item . Advances to the next menu item . SELECT /ENTER • • ' SET DIFFERENTIAL PRESS. ' SELECT /ENTER . Release the button to come to a stop. Note: The value displayed and set is based on the diriC:rential pressure display units setting (re!Cr to Set Display Units/Range Menu). Advances to the next menu item . to increase or decrease at one of' three rates or speed dependent on !he length or time the button is held. Release the button to eorne to a stop. The acceptable range ol'values Cor the I D relative humidity alann limit is 10 to 95 and OFF. - ' Advances to the next menu iLc:m. Choose the HI relative humidity alarm limit. • ' SF I' Ill RELATIVE IIUMIDITY ALARM LIMIT: OFF% 'W .0 to 95 awl OFF. The dcl~llllt value is OFF. The Up and Down buttons will cause the LO relative humidity alarm limit to increment or decrement by\% (percent). ' ' -The Up and DO\vn buttons will cause the LO temperature alarm limit to increment or decrement by ! 0 (degree). Note: The value displayed and set is based on the temperature db )]ay units setting (refer lO Set Display Units/Range Menu).ECT /ENTER • . The acceptable range or values Cor the Ill relative humidity alarm limit is 1. The Up and Down buuons will cause the di ncrenlial pressure alarm limit to increment or decrement by 0.9 in/em or I to 9999 mm and OFF.19 Display Possible Button(s) .1 in (inches) or 2. The deh1uh value is QFF .. ALARM LIMIT: OFF in WG 'W A • " SEI. Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value to increase or decrease at one of three rates of speed dependent on the length of time the button is held. The acceptable range or values !Or the di J'fCrential pressure alarm limit is 0. Release the bullon to come to a stop. The defllult value is_OFF. The acceptable range of values j()r the LO temperature alarm limit Pressing and holding the Up or Down buUon wil! cause the value Comments/Response to Button Activity SI'T LO TEMPERATURE ALARM LIMIT: OFF °F 'W ...1 to 99.&. Choose the LO temperature alarm limit. • • ' ' SET LO RELATIVE IIUMIDITY ALARM UMIT: OFF% 'W .I 22 °F {0 °C' to +50 °C) and OFF. The def'aull value is OFF .

The default value is OFF. The default value is . To exit the Command Menu without saving any changes that were made. Advances to the next menu item .20 ECMT·' 1 Reference Manual Display Possible Bn_tton£s2 Comments/Response to Button Activity ' ' SET ALARM DELAY: Ill MINUTES y . to scroll up the menu. hold down this button continuously down for 5 seconds. y • • This key is used to select YES. to scroll down the menu. The ECM will rctum to the ''Command Menu. to enter a value that is displayed on the screen or to enter the programming mode (Command Menu Mode of Operation) of the ECM. Choose the alarm deJa~ limit.LH. . do not press any keys for a period of two minutes. Release the button to come to a stop. and the ECM will return to normal operation ." • SI'I. The menu item is always shown on the second line of the display.ECT /ENTER • This key is used to select an item from a menu. The interface screens depicted in Appendix A will now be available. The acceptable range of values for the alarm delay limit is_l to 99. Note: Alternatively. Functionality of each key is listed below: . Pressing and holding the Up or Down button will cause the value to increase or decrease at one or three rates or speed dependent on the length or time the butlon is held. Choose audible alarm status. SELECT /ENTER ' ' ' ' Advances to the next menu item.A SELI'CT /ENTER N C1 lANG!' ALARM LIMITS'? NO I YES • ' • y Review of Front Panel Configuration The ECM provides an easy to usc 3-key user interface which is located on the front panel. or for numerical setting . The menu item is always shown on the second line of the display . SET AlJIJIBLic ALARM: OFF y . To enter the programming mode.&. or for numerical setting . the lirst menu item is bypassed). hold down this button continuously for 5 seconds and the ECM will return to normal operation.A ' ' • -~ The Up and Down buttons \vill cause the alarm delay limit [O increment or decrement by ! minute. The Up and Down buttons will cause the audible alarm status to cycle back and forth between ON and OFF ." Advances to the next menu item (back to the top of this menu at "SET !SA G LEVEL ALARM LIMIT". . .b! v • • • This key is used to select NO.

The display ofG series for each channeL Reset Sensors Allows the user to reset the sensor with a new sensor life and restart the calculations for corrosion rate. therefore. . o Fahrenheit or Celsius for the temperature units. Configure 4-20mA Outputs Allows the user to select the parameter to be put on the channel identified.21 Parameters set by the Front Panel Interface The fol!owing parameters can be set using the front panel interface: Configure Sensors Allows o o o the user to select. IF ENTERED INTO THIS MENU UNINTENTIONALLY. Once inside this menu. The span or useful life of the sensor in Angstroms (located on the sensor package). o Inches. Set Rate Period Allows the user to enter the period at which the corrosion rate in Angstroms per month will be calculated (fhm1 a minimum of8 hours to a maximum of99 hours). centimeters or millimeters for the differential pressure unit. Refer to APPENDIX A for the flow chart of the user interface. The alarm condition must be continually in effect for the set period of time before the alarm wi!\ sound. The metallurgy of the sensor. WAIT TWO MINUTES WITHOUT PRESSINCJ ANY KEYS AND THE UNIT WILL RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATION. the user can turn ON/OFF and set limits fOr: o !SAG Level o Corrosion Rate o Temperature (High and Low) o Relative Humidity (High and Low) o Differential Pressure o Audible Alarm (On or OfT) o Alarm Delay (I to 99 minutes). NOTE: The OFF selection is located between the highest and the lowest values allowed. scroll through the numerical sequence pass the highest value to select OFF. Set Display Units Range Allows the user to select. o The maximum input on the differential pressure transmitter by scrolling through the numbers. Configure Alarm Settings Allows the user to enable or disable the alarm function.

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The suggested calibration interval (upon customer request) is 2 years. Refer to Chapter 3 for sensor replacement. There is no initial calibration or periodic calibration required by the user. l'iQ. the display wi!! notify the user. Calibration If a calibration check is requested. Prior to returning the unit(s) for calibration. When the sensor has reached its end-of-life (~2500 A of metal loss) or can not be read by the measurement electronics. .ilurc. contact the factory for a quote and a returned goods number.23 Chapter 5 Maintenance General Routine maintenance on the ECM is not required. Sensor Replacement The sensors used on the ECM will require periodic replacement.Ifu Factory recommends that a spare set of copper and silver sensors be kept on hand in the event of an unexpected sensor h. the unit must be returned to the fhctory for proper calibration and resetting.

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. The RS-485 communication is for specialty operation. 0~ ~ation From ECM Upload ~ation lo ECM andS . Somoo I C. Changing the Parameters to Measure and/or Data Logging Interval settings of the ECM Data Collector Software will change the length of time accordingly. To use the data logger. Som'" 2 M Lott. connect a standard serial cable from a personal computer serial pmt to the ECM and make note of the communications port number (this is needed to establish the connection with the software). Somoo 1 etal Metal Lott. M Sent 1 etal lcoM7 iJ r Ao r ~< eu r Mata1Sent2 I< Fe Ni Ao r r eu r Fe Ni G Lovel Somoo 1 G Lowl som. collect.rooion Rate.ent New Poll No.25 Chapter 6 Data Logger and Software Operation Data Logger The ECM has a finite memory capacity when storing logged data.... Somco 2 TOfi'C)Ofatue ReM!ive HIITliiy ~ ~ ~ r n r r r r r r 2Mn JMn 4Mn 5M n s~oen. r r r r r r 10Mn 12Mn 15Mn 20Mn 30Mn so~oen.. shown below: £CM Confleurdlion ECM OrectOI)I N..• 1< r SetOateUine dd IMI Wl'll ECM Tine: r (. ECM Uri 10 and COM Poll C. 2 Oat• Logging lrtorval Conooion Rate. The ECM Data Collector Software will display the maximum possible time length and number of readings during the data logger configuration process on the bottom of the ECM Configuration screen. Contact the factory for information on online multi-drop applications.. IMI dd Jl!ll'll r Delete ThitECM ECM Oat« 1112212001 Ja58:36 THE ECM DATA LOGGER IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT.... ICJeanAoom1 Parameter• ToMoasue ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ lAcS rI< 1 Mil.. If the memory capacity is exceeded (due to lack of down loading the stored data) then the ECM wi ll begin to overwrite the data beginning from the oldest stored data forward.. save and transfer data from ECM data loggers to . AND OPERAJES INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE FRONT PANEL! Connection from PC to ECM The data logger is accessed through a 9-pin D-Sub connector on the bottom of the ECM via a RS-232 communication. Software Installation The ECM Data Collector Software is developed to monitor. IoPC I Date& Tine ~ Olforenlial Pl.. The number of data parameters selected and the frequency at which they are logged will determine the maximum length of time that data can be stored in the system memory.

To install the software. etc . !)( (. See images below: : IC M II. Each instance MUST be installed in a different directory and each instance MUST have a unique Program Group. eat~~: '5(.. the software allows easy data logger configuration and data collection. browse to the ECM.26 ECMTM Reference Manual the computer with ease. Additionally. OK DtNST2 t. ECM System Reference Man ual and Datasheets. then follow the onscreen wizard instructions to finish the install. It is permitted to install multiple instances of the software if each instance is installed in a separate directory. insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and the AutoPlay feature will open the welcome page which wi ll provide the necessary links for the installation. If the AutoPlay feature is disabled. The Environmental Condition Monitoring System CD comes with the ECM Data Collector Software.. Uninstall any previous versions of the ECM Data Collector Software before installing a newer version.ll d {OIItl!OI \t'IUp 2. all associated files wi ll be installed in the C:\Program Files\ECM directory. Suggested naming convention is as follows. Create new directories (one per each intended installation) in the C:\Program Files\ECM directory. • C:\Program Files\ECM\Instl • C:\Program Files\ECM\Inst2. Change Directory £rbr ot l<lod. The software is supported on Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista Business and Ultimate vers ions of operating systems. If the default installation settings are kept when installing the software..JINSI3 v [)nxes: . Change the installation directory by pressing the Change Directory command button at the time of each installation.exe file on the CD and double-cl ick. The recommended procedure is listed below and should be followed to successfully complete multiple installations: I. do!tnatlon cfrertoty.

etc . To enable the view of the area name. ECM Install 2.. navigate to and c lick File~ Display Area. This allows fo r easy recognition of each instance when multiple sessions of the application are running. as s hown below.27 3. The chosen name should allow for easy identification of the instance as well as the g roup of ECM data loggers that will be managed by this instance. .I)S 1st. each new install wi ll overwrite the previous link and only one instance will be opened when the program is run.l&Jilder 2005 FOU>dation Dol Dol Accessories Maosdt Web P\blshlno ProEssentials v5 Cancel ECM Data Collector Software Operation Open the ECM Data Collector Software by navigating to Start ~ All Programs and selecting the Program Group ~ ECM Data Collector (shown below): t.iti EG'1 Install 5 The fo ll owing application screen will appear: ~ . If more than one instance of the ECM Data Collector will be installed.C> box.... ~ ECM Data Collector lf'!r ECM Data Col. GJ ~ File ECM Setup About [XJ~[B[B Exit ConfiQ Get AU Get Last Configuring the Software Application Site/Area Name The ECM Data Collector Software allows the user to specify and display a site or area name. The area name can be changed by navigating to File ~ Set Area Name and entering the desired name. Yoo con eft« a new ~014> name or select one from the Ex!stng GrC<. 'X] ~CM Instal l Accessories Adtrlstrative Tools Borlond . fCM Oatd Collector Set1 wl add Items to tho ~014> shown In the Pr~am GrO<. If multiple instances are installed on one Program Group. such as ECM Install 1. select a different Program Group for each install. ·(!.

press the Download Configuration From ECM command button fi rst to popu late the selection boxes with the currently configured values. download and save.38 r---r- ECM Date: ECM Time: This screen allows the user to interface with the data logger to configure. The facto ry default is RCS. 12Min. ECM Configuration ECM data loggers can be configured and saved by either press ing the Config button on the main screen of the application or navigating through the pull down menus to ECM ~ Configure ~ == Add ECM =.numeric ID on the New text box and press the Upload Configuration to ECM and Save To PC command button. &Min.Senoor2 eta1 T . 2Min. drop down menu of the ECM Unit ID and COM Port section.Y DlfO<erliaiProuue r Dote~ Time Set Dote Llime mmddl'JII'l' dd mml'JII'l' r M Roarings aor. a ll data that is transferred to the computer for that ECM will be stored under this ECM Directory Name (see the Data Di rectory section for details on viewing the data). the communications port number associated with the serial cable connection to the computer must be chosen on the Port No._we r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r ondSoveloPC r Relotive Ht.I r r GLevel5em0<1 G Lovol5emoo2 iJ r eu r Ni 10Min. The data logger co llected data can be saved either w ith an Excel Serial Date or ASCII Date fo rmats..28 ECM™ Reference Manual Excel Format Users can customize the output data files with one of two options.rii. ECM Unit ID and COM Port Prior to any config uration changes. upload. the ECM Data Collector application will not communicate with the ECM. 15Min. Sem0< 1 M Lou. Each ECM has a unique name or identi fier (ECM Unit ID). ECM Directory Name T he ECM Directory Name is intended to identify an ECM within the ECM Data Collector application. . 5Min. Once an ECM is configured and enabled for data collection. JOMin. r D~Corli!J. The ID may be changed to any combination of 3 letters and/or numbers. When chang ing the ID on a previously configured ECM. The following screen will appear: fCM Configuration ECM Diectory NECM URI IO ond COMPoll Cwent New POd No. 60Min. Senoor 2 Metal Loss. If the correct communications port is not selected. 20Min.rotionFromECM I Upload Corli!J. Configure the date format by clicking on Setup ~ Excel Format and choos ing Excel Serial Date or ASCII Date format. This can be any combination of 12 letters and/or numbers.r-. TimeD~ 5. Then add the new 3 alpha. It is recommended that each ECM Di rectory Name be meaningfu l and easily identify the ECM with which it is associated. See below for a description of the ECM Configuration screen functi ons.rotion 1 ECM 0 CO<romn Rote. 4Min. Semoo 1 CO<rooion Rote. 7750 r Maor. JMin. The software application will create a subdirectory with this ECM Directory Name on the ExcelFiles of the installation directory. r-. r M Seno1 etal Ag r Fe r Ag M eta1Seno2 r Fe Ni r eu r Dot• Logging lntervol ~ r r r r 1Min.

mm) The ECM Data Collector Software wil! display the maximum possible time length and number of readings during the data Jogger configuration. Selecting and deselecting parameters wi!l change the duration and number of readings. . This is convenient if it is nccessmy to determine ECM name. update. Metal Sensors I & 2 The Data Logger can access the metallurgy entered on the front pane! of the ECM. Download Configuration from ECM When properly connected and the correct communications port is selected. It is recommended that a combination of 1-l'cquency and parameters be chosen to a!\ ow the data to be retrieved before it is overwritten. Docs Not Upload to ECM command button. Data Logging Interval r:CM offers 12 frequency settings fi·om one (I) minute to one ( 1) hour and a !lows for choosing a logging H·equency that will best suit the situation. the ECM unit !D may be interrogated by pressing the Get ECM Unit ID Name command button. Get ECM Unit ID Name When properly connected and the correct communications port is selected. This will store and activate the ECM data logger and the ECM will be stored on the PC by the ECM Directory Name. Save Configuration to I'C. Select the mctal!urgy that corresponds to the identified sensor when configuring the data logger. Maximum Readings and Time (in Days) These fields show how long the data will be in memory before the oldest data is overwritten by new data. This will not configure. Upload Conliguration to ECM and Save to PC The ECM can be programmed with the selected parameters and values by pressing the Upload Configuration to ECM and Save to PC command button. The ECM will monitor all the parameters but wil! store only the selected parameters in permanent memory. store or activate any values on the ECM data logger. Date & Time Date and Time can be set on the internal dock of the ECM. em. Date can be set in mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy formats and the time will be fi·om the computer.29 Parameters to Measure The J~CM ~>~ can be configured to measure all or . These Helds are a function of the parameters measured and data logging fi'equency. The maximum possible time length (in days) will display on the bottom of the screen and will adjust when the fi·equency is changed.my of' the following parameters: G Level of Sensor ! G Level of Sensor 2 Corrosion Rate Sensor Corrosion Rate Sensor 2 Metal Loss Sensor 2 m ~ Metal Loss Sensor 2 Temperature (Degrees F/C) Relative Humidity Di!Tcrcnlial Pressure (in. This will populate the ECM Configuration screen with the existing configuration of that ECM. the configuration of any ECM can be downloaded simply by pressing the Download Configuration From ECM command button. Docs Not Upload to ECM An ECM configuration with its selected parameters and values can be stored on the PC (under the ECM Directory Name) by pressing the Save Configuration to PC.

.l8) lflr ECM Data Col.. click on the ECM and choose DeletedExceiFiles directory.. logging interval. ~1r ECM Data Col. By navigating to ECM ~ Status (Configuration).. To view the data. Double-click on the desired ECM to view the data file. selected parameters. Fae ECM Setup GJ ~ l8] FWe ECM Setup About About Exit Confk. See the displays below.l Get AU Get Last Exit Conf!Q Get AH Get Last J~c: 8 C:\ J~c: a ProgamF~es 8 ECM ExceiFiles Excel Faes (Double Ctick to View) Excel Faes (Double Click to View) ECM 001 CSV IECM 123 csv Cancel Cancel Status (Configuration) ECM Data Collector application offers a global view of all ECM units that are configured and saved. browse to each installation directory corresponding to each name specified earlier to find its ExcelFiles directory with the data. communications ports used. GJ . The default location of the data will be C:\Program Files\ECM\ExceiFiles (if only one instance exists). Double-click on the data fi le to open and view the data.30 ECMTM Reference Manual Data Directory The data is stored as a Comma Separated Variable (CSV) format file. If multiple installations exist. date format and the ECM Data Directory name. . it is possible to view each ECM unit's. To view deleted ECM data. select File ~ Data Directory from the menu bar. sensor metal types.

()o>. Ag Cu A9 72F 77F 77F 48:1: 44:>: ·~ in ... RATEIMO METAL OIFF PRESSURE G2 • ~ e G3 G4 .. ~ Clean<\tea 81 A ~-~ v Spread Sheet " Display I aslllc•dinP. l .. RATEIMO METAl TEMP M A M lA Cu Fe in METAl LOSS CORA. The ECM Front Panel is an emu lation of the actual ECM unit fro nt panel. ()o>.. ()o>._ "rr!F "rr!F 75F I-ICC lxl hw- A9 No w. Navigate to ECM ~ Display Last Readings to select the display type. .. Fe Ni 60 m Cu Cu Afl Afl Cu Afl nvn dd JOWY IIVIl dd JIWY nvn ddJOWY nvn dd JOWY nvn dd JOWY nvn dd JOWY ECM7 CleaMtea81 CA ·B7 SOlVer A 1 Server A 2 Clearll AI Display L ast Readings ECM Data Collector allows the user to view the most current downloaded data reading via the ECM Front Panel or on a Spread Sheet.Rale/Ne ()o>. WI RH 48:1: DP in in in n lA 2A ()o>.. Gl ()o>..s Uoii iD &t-Poot ID Pool RCS CBI C87 SRI SR2 CAl COMM COMM COMM COMM COMM COMM 7 2 1 3 4 8 6 Gl Qo>..... Gl Qo>. ~NTreifiiP!!!!!J r SINndShMt ~ Choose either the ECM Front Panel or the Spr ead Sheet to display the last readi ng. X X X X X X X X Rale X X X X X Nl X X X X X X X X X X X X E.31 &leY. Cu Cu Fe . ()o>. Each selection is shown below: ECM Front Panel ~ e G2 e G3 G4 • • GX ECM RH METAl LOSS CORA. s-o..... Cu Cu A9 6 Gl Gl Gl Gl Gl Gl s-'N. ()o>. shown below: Selec t l>ispldy Type Select Display Type r... Netoll.... . lA 1A ()o>. Gl 1A Gl ()o>._ X X X X X 51 52 51 52 51 52 T11 RH DP Fe Afl C87 SAl SR2 CAl X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 1o m X X X ~ X X X . lA ()o>. Fe . Rote/No A 1A ()o>. ()o>...... Gl ()o>..

Apply the settings and press Start to begin online. Prior to online data collection. Click on each ECM name to download data or Select All for a batch download. press the Get Last button on the main screen of the application or nav igating through the pull down menus to ECM -+ Download Last Reading to download and save the reading from the ECM data logger. The data collected on the ECM data logger should be regularly downloaded to avoid data overwrite. automatic data co llection of the . the ECM must be connected to the computer with a serial cable (the communications (COM) pot1 number is needed to establish the connection with the software). Download All Readings The ECM has a fin ite memory capacity when storing logged data. Display Auto Collection Control Panel The ECM Data Collector application all ows co llecting and storing data from multiple ECM unites via online connection with minimal configuration. The image below shows four (4) ECM data loggers chosen to download data from: 1m' ECM F~e GJ About Config · Lg] ECM Setup a£KHKH Exit Get Aft Get LMt EMecute Abolt Download Last Reading To download just the most recent reading. -+ Press the Get All button on the main screen of the application or navigating through the pull down menus to ECM Download All Readings to download and save the readings from the ECM data logger. One or more ECM units may be selected along with the Time Interval and Auto Collect on Start-Up option. Click on each ECM name or Select All for a batch download of the last reading.32 ECM'fM Reference Manual The Spread Sheet will show most-current downloaded data readings for all configured ECM units (systems that are onli ne and offline). If the memory capacity is exceeded (due to lack of downloading the stored data) then the ECM will begin to overwrite the data beginning from the oldest stored data forward. Online data coll ection can be achieved by navigating to ECM -+ Display Auto Collection Control Panel and making the selections as needed.

browse to the new installation directory) to the backup location. the minimum configurable T ime Interval is 5 minutes. Auto Odld Collect ton Setup 1!11 E:J Tino lntorvol S. The most-current downloaded data read ing may be viewed by choos ing an ECM on the ECM Front Panel screen.ra 1>/. The ECM.r Bhco. allow suffic ient time fo r each ECM to make a reading prior to it being displayed.100 ECM units. The Spread Sheet will display values for all ECM units that are on line and dynamically update values upon new read ings. The DeletedExceiFiles directory may be backed up using the same procedure as above. If the situation requires having 2 1 . .Up Display Ou The Display On feature is similar to the Display Last Readings feat ure and users may choose the ECM Front Panel or the Spread Sheet as the viewer screen.33 selected ECM unit(s). The Spread Sheet will only display data for online ECM units. the data file in the ExceiFiles is moved to the DeletedExceiFiles and kept there. navigate to C:\Program Files\ECM and copy the ECM. .ra 24 hco. The ECM Front Panel emulation will rotate through each online ECM and display the new values as it is updated.ini file and ExceiFiles directory (if the default installation path was changed.. There is an imposed limit of 20 online data collecting ECM units per minute to allow adequate communication time between ECM units and the ECM Data Collector application. Backup Configuration and Data Files The ECM Data Collector offers a convenient method to backup and save configuration settings and data files. When used in conjunction with the Auto Data Collection feature.Ao Colocl on Stort._ ECN'a te Colect D•• ~ECM7 ~ r ~N BI r CA · B7 r ~ SOIVII AI Sorv« R 2 ClooriiAI r ~ r r r r co lrni'Ate SmiUeo IOmiUeo thco. To backup configuration fi les and data. the ECM Data Collector application will download data automatically and update the ECM Front Panel and Spread Sheet to display the newest downloaded readings..ini file conta ins all the configuration settings while the ExceiFiles directory saves all the stored data. When an ECM is deleted from the ECM Configuration screen.. NOTE: The Spread Sheet will display readings for each ECM after the Auto Data Collection is started and sufficient time is allotted for each ECM to make a reading.

exe E:IExce!Files ~ DeletedExceiFiles f) DeletedExceiFiles l±l @::) ExceiFiles (::) INST2 ~ Tf\IC:T~ Restore Configuration and Data Files To restore configuration and data files. the ExceiFiles data directory and DeletedExceiFiles when available in the installation directory. the installation directory will contain an ECM. first install the ECM Data Collector to a desired directory.exe file and a log file.LOG (DECM. . Open the ECM Data Collector application with the restored configuration and data fil es. When the installation is complete. Paste the ECM.ini fi le.34 ECMTMReference Manual - INST1 File Edit V iew Favorites Tools Help O eack • ~ Address I• !l&li¥JiNiJ11& X Folders 8 €:) ECM NM!e ~I :}ECM.ini 8 f::) INSTl [I ST6UNST .

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