Operating Instructions

VEGAMET 391
4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments

Document ID: 36997

Signal conditioning instruments and communication

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1 About this document 1.1 1.2 1.3 2 Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Target group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symbolism used. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4

For your safety 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Authorised personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . Appropriate use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warning about misuse . . . . . . . . . . . General safety instructions . . . . . . . . Safety label on the instrument . . . . . . CE conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety instructions for Ex areas . . . . . Overfill protection according to WHG . Environmental instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6

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Product description 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Principle of operation . . . . . . . . . Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Packaging, transport and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. 7 8 8 8

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Mounting 4.1 4.2 General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mounting instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10

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Connecting to power supply 5.1 5.2 5.3 Preparing the connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connection procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wiring plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 12 14

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Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit 6.1 6.2 6.3 Adjustment system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setup steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Menu schematic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 17 26

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Setup with PACTware 7.1 7.2 Connecting the PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parameter adjustment with PACTware . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 32

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Application examples 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Level measurement in a cylindrical tank with overfill protection/dry run protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pump control 1/2 (running time controlled) . . . . . . . Pump control 3/4 (sequentially controlled) . . . . . . . Tendency recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flow measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. 34 35 37 39 41

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Maintenance and fault rectification 9.1 9.2 9.3 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rectify malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instrument repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 44 46

10 Dismounting 10.1 Dismounting steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.2 Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Supplement 11.1 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2 Overview applications/functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.3 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 53 55 48 48

Supplementary documentation

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Information: Supplementary documents appropriate to the ordered version come with the delivery. You can find them listed in chapter "Product description".

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faults or malfunctions can result. Action This arrow indicates a single action. note This symbol indicates helpful additional information. The contents of this manual should be made available to these personnel and put into practice by them. 1. Ex applications This symbol indicates special instructions for Ex applications. à 1 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 4 . serious injury to persons and/or destruction of the instrument can result.2 Target group This operating instructions manual is directed to trained qualified personnel. Please read this information before putting the instrument into operation and keep this manual accessible in the immediate vicinity of the device. l List The dot set in front indicates a list with no implied sequence. 1. tip. Warning: If this warning is ignored. injury to persons and/or serious damage to the instrument can result.3 Symbolism used Information. Caution: If this warning is ignored. Sequence Numbers set in front indicate successive steps in a procedure.1 About this document 1 About this document 1.1 Function This operating instructions manual provides all the information you need for mounting. connection and setup as well as important instructions for maintenance and fault rectification. Danger: If this warning is ignored.

The operator is responsible for trouble-free operation of the instrument. 2. 2. Operational reliability is ensured only if the instrument is properly used according to the specifications in the operating instructions manual as well as possible supplementary instructions.g. The instrument must only be operated in a technically flawless and reliable condition. vessel overfill or damage to system components through incorrect mounting or adjustment. You can find detailed information on the application range in chapter "Product description". 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 5 . The user must take note of the safety instructions in this operating instructions manual.3 Warning about misuse Inappropriate or incorrect use of the instrument can give rise to application-specific hazards. For safety and warranty reasons. the countryspecific installation standards as well as all prevailing safety regulations and accident prevention rules.4 General safety instructions This is a high-tech instrument requiring the strict observance of standard regulations and guidelines. the user is obliged to determine the compliance of the required occupational safety measures with the current valid rules and regulations and also take note of new regulations. 2. any invasive work on the device beyond that described in the operating instructions manual may be carried out only by personnel authorised by the manufacturer.1 Authorised personnel All operations described in this operating instructions manual must be carried out only by trained specialist personnel authorised by the plant operator.2 Appropriate use VEGAMET 391 is a universal signal conditioning instrument and power supply unit for connection of a 4 … 20 mA/HART sensor. e. During work on and with the device the required personal protective equipment must always be worn. During the entire duration of use. Arbitrary conversions or modifications are explicitly forbidden.2 For your safety 2 For your safety 2.

9 Environmental instructions Protection of the environment is one of our most important duties. 2.com.2 For your safety 2. VEGA provides a confirmation of successful testing.Approvals Signal conditioning instruments .7 Safety instructions for Ex areas Please note the Ex-specific safety information for installation and operation in Ex areas.5 Safety label on the instrument The safety approval markings and safety tips on the device must be observed. The environment management system is certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001. 2. That is why we have introduced an environment management system with the goal of continuously improving company environmental protection. These safety instructions are part of the operating instructions manual and come with the Ex-approved instruments. This is certified by the TÜV (Technical Control Board) statement "PP 5003/09". 2. The VEGAMET 391 fulfils the construction and testing principles for overfill protection systems. An appropriately certified sensor is the prerequisite for such protection. You can find the CE conformity declaration in the download area of www. By attaching the CE mark.8 Overfill protection according to WHG In Germany the WHG (Water Resource Act) stipulates an overfill protection for systems that deal with substances hazardous to water. transport and storage" Chapter "Disposal" 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 6 .vega.Overfill protection".6 CE conformity This device fulfills the legal requirements of the applicable EC guidelines. Please help us fulfil this obligation by observing the environmental instructions in this manual: l l Chapter "Packaging. You can download this document from our homepage under "Downloads . 2.

documentation 36997-EN-100604 The serial number allows you to access the delivery data of the instrument via www.vega.if necessary.1 Structure Scope of delivery The scope of delivery encompasses: l l l l l l VEGAMET 391 signal conditioning instrument Two clamping elements for panel mounting Ex separating wall Mini-USB cable Carrier rail adapter (optional) Documentation .this operating instructions manual . VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 7 . "VEGA Tools" and "serial number search". further certificates Constituent parts 2 1 2 VEGAMET 391 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 ESC on OK 5 4 Fig.3 Product description 3 Product description 3.Ex-specific "Safety instructions" (with Ex-version) .com. 1: VEGAMET 391 1 2 3 4 5 Ex separating wall Clamping element for panel mounting Indicating and adjustment unit RS232 or Ethernet interface (optional) USB interface Type label The type label contains the most important data for identification and use of the instrument: l l l l Article number Serial number Technical data Article numbers.

36997-EN-100604 8 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . The VEGAMET 391 signal conditioning instrument can power the connected sensor and process its measurement signals. Wide-range power supply unit with 20 … 253 V AC/DC for world-wide use.3 Product description 3. Functional principle Voltage supply 3. when used with PACTware and PC also optionally in the PC. The requested parameter is shown on the display and also outputted to the integrated current output for further processing. e. Dispose of the packaging material via specialised recycling companies. additional settings can be carried out which are not possible or only partly possible with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit. Its capacity to handle normal loads during transport is assured by a test according to DIN EN 24180.4 Packaging.2 Principle of operation Application area VEGAMET 391 is a universal signal conditioning instrument for a variety of applications such as level. Six operating relays for control of pumps or other devices are also integrated. The measurement signal can thus be transferred to a remote indication or a superordinate control system. 3.g. gauge and process pressure measurement. PE foam or PE foil is also used. Communication is carried out via the integrated USB interface. At the same time. Detailed information about the power supply can be found in chapter "Technical data". PACTware and a Windows PC The entered parameters are generally saved in VEGAMET 391. The packaging of standard instruments consists of environmentfriendly.3 Operation The instrument can be adjusted with the following adjustment media: l l With integrated indicating and adjustment unit an adjustment software according to FDT/DTM standard. For special versions. recyclable cardboard. it can serve as power supply unit for connected sensors. Information: When using PACTware and the respective VEGA DTM. VEGAMET 391 is designed for connection of any 4 … 20 mA sensor. transport and storage Packaging Your instrument was protected by packaging during transport.

3 Product description Transport Transport must be carried out under consideration of the notes on the transport packaging. Up to the time of installation. the packages must be left closed and stored according to the orientation and storage markings on the outside. Ascertained transit damage or concealed defects must be appropriately dealt with. Unless otherwise indicated. the packages must be stored only under the following conditions: l l l l l Transport inspection Storage Not in the open Dry and dust free Not exposed to corrosive media Protected against solar radiation Avoiding mechanical shock and vibration Storage and transport temperature see chapter "Supplement Technical data . The delivery must be checked for completeness and possible transit damage immediately at receipt. Nonobservance of these instructions can cause damage to the device.Ambient conditions" Relative humidity 20 … 85 % Storage and transport temperature l l 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 9 .

When installed correctly. the instrument can be mounted into a switching cabinet or housing by means of four screws (fixed with screws on rear of housing). Screw in the two screws of the tensioning elements steadily with a screwdriver. Safe operation can be only ensured if the operating instructions manual and the EG type approval certificate are observed. The required cut-out is 92 x 92 mm according to EN 60529. 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 on ESC OK Fig. housing front plate or a switching cabinet door. VEGAMET 391 must not be opened.4 Mounting 4 Mounting 4. Before setup. A VEGAMET 391 in Ex version is an auxiliary.1 General instructions Installation possibilities The instrument is designed for recessed installation in a front panel. 2: Front panel mounting 1 2 3 Front panel. protection rating IP 65 is guaranteed. a mounting adapter for carrier rail mounting is available. front plate or switching cabinet door Tensioning elements Slotted screw 36997-EN-100604 10 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . intrinsically safe instrument and may not be installed in explosion-endangered areas. the Ex separating wall must be attached with Ex versions. 4.2 Mounting instructions Front panel mounting 1 2 3 Check the correct hold of the seal directly behind the front plate and shift the instrument from the front into the front panel cut-out. As an alternative. As an option. Shift the two tensioning elements into the provided gaps.

4: Carrier rail mounting 1 2 3 4 Hexagon screws Mounting plate Carrier rail adapter Phillips head screws 2 3 4 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 11 .41") 73 mm (2. 1 Fig. Screw mounting 1 86. ø 4 mm) on the inner side of the housing or the mounting plate according to the following illustration.4 Mounting à Fasten the instrument by means of four screws (max. Screw the carrier rail adapter to the mounting plate by using the four attached Phillips head screws.87") 2 Fig.5 mm (3. 3: Screw mounting 1 2 Fixing screws Rear of the housing or mounting plate Carrier rail mounting 1 2 Fasten the mounting plate to the instrument with the four attached hexagon screws.

1 nF. Cable screening and grounding Connect the cable screen on both ends to ground potential.1 Preparing the connection Note safety instructions Always keep in mind the following safety instructions: l l Connect only in the complete absence of line voltage If overvoltages are expected. make sure that no potential equalisation currents flow over the cable screen. The ground terminal on the outside of the sensor housing must be connected to the potential equalisation (low impedance). Select connection cable for Ex applications Take note of the corresponding installation regulations for Ex applications. In particular. install overvoltage arresters Take note of safety instructions for Ex applications Select power supply Select connection cable In hazardous areas you should take note of the appropriate regulations. 5. 50/60 Hz. The operating voltage of VEGAMET 391 is connected with standard cable according to the national installation standards.5 Connecting to power supply 5 Connecting to power supply 5. the screen must be connected directly to the internal ground terminal. In the sensor. The voltage supply can be 20 … 253 V AC/DC. connect digital inputs to 8 … 12 Plug terminal strip 1 to the upper side of the instrument Remove terminal strip 2 on the lower side of the instrument 36997-EN-100604 12 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . The low frequency potential equalisation currents are thus suppressed. but the protective effect against high frequency interference signals remains. g. 1500 V). If potential equalisation currents are expected. Standard two-wire cable can be used for connecting the sensors. conformity and type approval certificates of the sensors and power supply units. the screen connection on the side of VEGAMET 391 must be made via a ceramic capacitor (e. In case of grounding on both sides this can be achieved by the use of a capacitor or a separate potential equalisation. The screening is absolutely necessary to ensure interference-free operation with HART sensors.2 Connection procedure Move on to electrical connection and proceed as follows: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mount the instrument as described in the previous chapter Remove terminal strip 1 on the upper side of the instrument Connect sensor cable to terminal 1/2 (active input) or 5/6 (passive input) If necessary.

On a VEGAMET 391 in Ex version. the sensors are not supplied with energy . Information: l On the active input (terminal 1/2).5 Connecting to power supply 7 8 9 Connect power supply (switched off) to terminal 13/14 If necessary.only the measured value is transmitted. This input is for sensors with their own separate operating voltage (sensors in four-wire version). 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 13 . l On the passive input (terminals 5/6). VEGAMET 391 provides power for the connected sensors. you have to proceed as described before The electrical connection is finished. the Ex separating wall must be plugged onto the upper side of the instrument before setup. connect relays or other outputs Plug in terminal strip 2 on the lower side of the instrument 10 For connection of additional relais to terminal strip 3. This mode is provided for connection of measuring transducers without separate operating voltage (sensors in two-wire version). the passive input is not available due to approval/technical reasons. Power supply and measurement data are transmitted over the same two-wire cable. Remember that with Ex applications.

+ 8 NL+ 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 14 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 6 5 4 3 Fig. not with Ex-ia version Digital input 1 … 4 Common ground for digital input 1 … 4 4 … 20 mA/HART sensor (two-wire version) 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 14 . 5: Terminal assignment with two-wire sensor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Operating relay 1 Operating relay 2 Operating relay 3 Operating relay 4 Operating relay 5 Operating relay 6 Current output Operating voltage of the signal conditioning instrument Measurement data input with sensor supply (active input) Connection for HART modem for sensor parameter adjustment Measurement data input (passive input).3 Wiring plan Wiring plan for two-wire sensor 9 10 11 + - 12 13 + + + + - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 ESC on OK 2 1 7 .5 Connecting to power supply 5.

6: Terminal assignment with four-wire sensor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Operating relay 1 Operating relay 2 Operating relay 3 Operating relay 4 Operating relay 5 Operating relay 6 Current output Operating voltage of the signal conditioning instrument Measurement data input with sensor supply (active input) Connection for HART modem for sensor parameter adjustment Measurement data input (passive input).5 Connecting to power supply Wiring plan for four-wire sensor 9 10 11 + - 12 13 + + + + - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 ESC on OK 2 1 7 .+ 8 NL+ 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 14 15 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 6 5 4 3 Fig. not with Ex-ia version Digital input 1 … 4 Common ground for digital input 1 … 4 4 … 20 mA/HART sensor (four-wire version) Power supply for four-wire sensor 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 15 .

Move to the menu overview . graphic-capable display with background lighting. 7: Indicating and adjustment elements 1 2 3 4 5 LC display Adjustment keys Status indication operation Status indication fail safe relay Status indication operating relay 1 … 6 Key functions l [OK] key: . The adjustment menu with selectable language is clearly structured and enables easy setup.Select list entry . e.g.Edit parameter .Select editing position VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 36997-EN-100604 l 16 .Save value [->] key to select: .Confirm selected menu . Indicating and adjustment elements VEGAMET 391 1 5 4 3 ESC on 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 OK Fig.1 Adjustment system Function The integrated indicating and adjustment unit is used for measured value display.6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit 6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit 6. the use of PACTware with appropriate DTMs is recommended. the settings for flow measurement. The indication and adjustment are carried out via four keys and a clear. adjustment and diagnosis of VEGAMET 391. Certain adjustment options are not available or only partially available with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit. For such applications.Menu change .

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6.2 Setup steps
Parameter adjustment Through parameter adjustment, the instrument is adapted to the individual application conditions. A measurement loop calibration is the most important step and should always be carried out. A scaling of the measured value to the desired physical variable and unit, possibly including a linearization curve, is often useful. The adaptation of the relay switching points or the setting of an integration time (damping) to smooth the measured value are further standard adjustment options. A setup assistant is available for easy, convenient setup. It guides the user through the standard applications and settings step by step. Information: When using PACTware and the respective DTM, additional settings can be carried out which are not possible or only partly possible with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit. Communication is carried out via the integrated USB interface. You find further information in chapter "Set up with PACTware".

Switch on phase

After being switched on, VEGAMET 391 first of all carries out a short self-check. The following steps are carried out:
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Internal check of the electronics indication of the instrument type, firmware version as well as the instrument TAG (instrument name) The output signals jump briefly to the set fault value

Then the current measured values will be displayed and outputted. Measured value indication The measured value indication shows the digital indication value, the measurement loop name (measurement loop TAG) and the unit. An analogue bar graph can also be blended in. If flow measurement is activated, an additional indication window with totalizer is available. By pushing the [>] key you can move between the different indication options.

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à By pushing [OK], you move from the measured value indication into the main menu. Here, you have the choice between the setup assistant for the most important settings or the complete classical menu. Main menu/Setup assistant At the beginning of every setup or parameter adjustment, you have the choice of continuing with the setup assistant or the classic menu guidance. We recommend using the setup assistant for the initial setup. If later on individual settings should be corrected or added, the most expedient way to do this is via the classic menus.

à Select the menu item "Setup assistant" with [->] and confirm with [OK]. Setup assistant The setup assistant leads you step-by-step throught the standard settings. All steps must be passed completely, it is not possible to interrupt the procedure. Following the individiual steps which can be passed through with the assistant:
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Device-TAG (individually adjustable instrument name) Measurement loop TAG (individually adjustable measurement loop designation) Measured variable (for example level or process pressure) Min./Max. adjustment Activation of the fail safe relay Configuration of the relay outputs (e.g. setup of pump control or overfill protection)

When changing the measurement, the assistant can be opened any time. The subsequent steps can be also reached via the classical menu guidance. The description of the individual menu items is available in the classical menu guidance. In chapter "Application examples" you will find further information to the setup. Classical menu guidance/main menu The main menu is divided into six areas with the following functions:
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à Select the requested menu item via the respective keys and confirm with [OK]. Device settings - DeviceTAG You can assign an unambiguous name to VEGAMET 391 via the Device-TAG. This function is recommended when several instruments are implemented and a good documentation of larger systems is required.

à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. Meas. loop - Parameter The measured variable defines the applicaton of the measurement loop, the following settings are available depending on the connected sensor:
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Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. Meas. loop - Adjustment Through the adjustment, the input value of the connected sensor is converted into a percentage value. This conversion steps allows to image any individual input value range to a relative range (0 % to 100 %). With the adjustment in mA, two sensor current values are entered which correspond ideally to the levels 0 % and 100 %. As an alternative, sensor current values can be entered corresponding to individual levels in percent. The higher the difference between these value, the more exact will be the measurement.

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This time can be between 0 and 999 seconds. adjustment" with [->]. Set the requested percentage value with [+] and save with [OK]. adjustment.Damping To suppress fluctuations in the measured value display. à After entry of the percentage value for the max.g. If the adjustment should be carried out independently of the measured level. à As described previously. adjustment without medium). a period of a few seconds is sufficient to smooth the measured value display. then select the option "Edit". In general. enter now the percentage value for max. à After entry of the percentage value for the min. If you want to use the currently measured value. 20 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . adjustment and confirm with [OK].6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit à With [OK] you prepare the percentage value for editing. Meas. If the adjustment should be carried out independently of the measured level. caused by an agitated product surface. the suitable current value must be entered. loop . select the menu item "Accept" (live adjustment or adjustment with medium). the adjustment is finished.e. à Save your settings with [OK] and move to "Max. Enter now the current value in mA that is suitable for the percentage value (dry adjustment i. select the menu item "Accept" (live adjustment or adjustment with medium). Enter now the current value in mA that is suitable for the percentage value (dry adjustment i. 36997-EN-100604 à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. e. with [->] you place the cursor to the requested position. then select the option "Edit". adjustment. the suitable current value must be entered. adjustment without medium). If you want to use the currently measured distance value. à Finally save your settings with [OK].e. Remember that the reaction time of the entire measurement will then be longer and the sensor will react to measured value changes with a delay. an integration time can be set.

g. a singular designation should be entered for exact identification of individual measurement points. the requested mode ("Overfill protection/Dry run protection" or "Pump control") must first be selected. Meas. 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 21 .Linearization curve A linearization is necessary for all vessels in which the vessel volume does not increase linearly with the level. If the volume should not be displayed in percent but e. Corresponding linearization curves are preprogrammed for these vessels.Outputs Relays outputs Under "Outputs".Meas. loop . By activating the appropriate curve. In digital systems and in the documentation of larger plants. Meas. in l or kg. They represent the correlation between the level percentage and vessel volume. instead of the percentage value. Meas. -99999 to +99999 are possible. loop TAG In this menu item you can enter an unambiguous designation for each measurement loop.Scaling Scaling means converting the measured value into a certain parameter and unit. à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. for example. you find the relay/current outputs. with a cylindrical or spherical tank.g. à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. loop . loop . The indication can then show the volume in litres e. The linearized percentage value is the source signal which is used as basis for the scaling.. à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. a scaling can be also set. e. With the relay output. the volume percentage of the vessel is displayed correctly. the measurement loop name or the tank or product designation. Indication values from max. loop .6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit Meas.g.

36997-EN-100604 22 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . relay is switched on again when the max. Here you can define whether. By pushing [->]. By pushing [->]. relay is switched on again when the level falls below the min. the switching condition of the relay remains unchanged or the relay is switched off. "Flow" and "Tendency" can be only adjusted via PACTware and DTM. the pumps will be alternately switch on and off according to the adjustable criteria Additional modes such as "Switching window". level (safe currentless condition). In the following window the reaction of the relay in case of failure can be determined. level is exceeded (switch on point > switch off point) Pump control: With several pumps having the same function. Select the requested mode and save with [OK]. Further information to pump control. you reach the next menu item. Relay 6 can be also configured as fail safe relay. level (switch on point < switch off point) Dry run protection: Relay is switched off when the level falls below the min. in case of failure.6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit l l l Overfill protection: Relay is switched off when the max. you reach the next menu item. à Now enter the switching points for switching the relay on and off. à Now enter the reference value to which the relay switching points relate. The following example shows the adjustment of an overfill protection. level is exceeded (safe currentless condition). tendency recognition or flow measurement are available in chapter "Application examples".

the requested display language can be adjusted. Presentation in the selected adjustment unit 36997-EN-100604 à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK].Displayed value In the menu item "Display . à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK].6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit Meas. for example to a PLC. The measured variable you refer to can also be selected. a current is provided actively. a control system or a measured value indication. Display .Language". 4 … 20 mA or inverted. loop . This is an active output. you can set the requested indication value. The reaction in case of failure can also be adapted to the requirements. The characteristics of the current output can be set to 0 … 20 mA.e.Language In the menu item "Display .Outputs Current output The current output is used to transfer the measured value to a superimposed system. The following languages are available: VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 23 . The processing must hence have a passive current input. The following options are available: l l l l Percent: adjusted measured value without taking a probably stored linearization into account Lin. Display . i.Indication value". percent: adjusted measured value by taking a probably stored linearization into account Scaled: adjusted measured value by taking a probably stored linarization into account as well as the values entered under "Scaling" Sensor value: input value delivered by the sensor.

thus unintentional plant operating conditions can occur.Device status". motors. Note: Please note that connected system parts (valves.Brightness In the menu item "Display .6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit l l l l l l l Deutsch English French Spanish Russian Italian Dutch à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. further information about the fault is available under the menu item "Diagnosis . pumps. à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. Display . Additional settings . the input current as well as the input status for the digital inputs can be displayed.Brightness". The simulation is terminated automatically after approxminately 10 minutes. 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 24 . the lin. control systems) are influenced by the simulation. Diagnostics If the instrument signals a fault. percentage value and the sensor value.Simulation The simulation of a measured value is used to check the outputs and connected components. the brightness of the background lighting can be continuously adjusted. In addition. The simulation can be applied to the percentage value.

After activation. time. 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 25 .PIN The signal conditioning instrument can be locked with a PIN to protect the adjusted parameters against unauthorized modification. IPaddress. This locking does not apply to parameter adjustment with PACTware and the respective DTM. Exceptions are: Host name. Further information is available in chapter "Parameter adjustment with PACTware" and in the online help of PACTware or the DTMs. it is not possible to carry out a parameter adjustment via the built-in indicating and adjustment unit without entering the previously determined PIN. Additional settings .Reset A reset to basic adjustment changes all settings (with only a few exceptions) back to factory default. language. Info In the menu item "Info" the following information is available: l l l l l Sensor type and serial number Date of manufacture and software version Date of last change using PC Features of VEGAMET 391 MAC address (with interface option Ethernet) Optional settings Additional adjustment and diagnostics options are available via the Windows software PACTware and the suitable DTM. Additional settings .6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit à Carry out your settings via the appropriate keys and save with [OK]. Connection is carried out via the USB interface in the instrument. subnet mask.

3 Menu schematic Information: Depending on the instrument version and application.6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit 6. the highlighted menu windows are not always available. Measured value indication Setup assistant 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 26 .

loop .Parameter Meas. loop .Adjustment 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 27 .6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit Device settings Meas.

Meas.Linearization curve Meas.Damping Meas. loop . loop . loop TAG 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 28 .Scaling Meas. loop . loop .6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit Meas.

loop .Current output Display 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 29 . loop .Outputs .Outputs .6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit Meas.Relay Meas.

6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit Diagnostics Additional settings .Reset 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 30 .Simulation Additional settings .

6 Setup with the integrated indicating and adjustment unit Additional settings .PIN Info 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 31 .

install the driver before connecting VEGAMET 391 to the PC. You should always use the latest version to ensure support of all instrument functions. The required USB driver is included on the CD "DTM Collection". The necessary connection socket is on the lower side of all instrument versions. Keep in mind that correct functioning of the USB interface is only guaranteed in the (limited) temperature range of 0 … 60 °C. for example for parameter adjustment. First of all. Note: The connection via USB requires a driver. the suitable instrument driver is installed automatically. you should use the USB interface. 36997-EN-100604 32 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments .7 Setup with PACTware 7 Setup with PACTware 7. the configuration software PACTware and a suitable instrument driver (DTM) according to the FDT standard are required. 2 3 Fig. 8: Connection of the PC via USB 1 2 3 1 USB interface of the PC Mini-USB connection cable (in the scope of delivery) USB interface of VEGAMET 391 7. For this. When VEGAMET 391 is connected. the DTMs can be integrated into other frame applications compliant with the FDT standard.2 Parameter adjustment with PACTware Prerequisites As an alternative to the integrated indicating and adjustment unit.1 Connecting the PC Connection of the PC via USB For a brief connection to the PC. The current PACTware version as well as all available DTMs are compiled in a DTM Collection. The system requirements for operation correspond to those of the "DTM Collection" or of PACTware. Furthermore. the driver installation is completed autonomously and is ready for operation without a restart. the adjustment can be also carried out via a Windows PC. During installation of the driver package "DTM for Communication".

Connection via USB When connecting via USB. Saving/printing the project as well as import/export functions are also part of the standard version. Standard/Full version 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 33 . there is a tank calculation program as well as a multiviewer for display and analysis of the saved measured value and echo curves. all functions for complete setup are already included. A detailed description is available in the online help of PACTware and the DTMs as well as in the supplementary instructions manual "RS232/Ethernet connection". All device DTMs are available as a free-of-charge standard version and as a full version that must be purchased. In the standard version. not all described functions are included in older firmware versions.7 Setup with PACTware Note: To ensure that all instrument functions are supported. A description of the update procedure is also available in the Internet. the instrument serial number must be entered as address in the DTM during project setup without assistant (offline mode). The latest instrument software can be also downloaded from our homepage. you should always use the latest DTM Collection. Further setup steps are described in the operating instructions manual "DTM Collection/PACTware" attached to each DTM Collection and which can also be downloaded from the Internet. click with the right mouse key in the project window on the USB-DTM and select "Additional functions . In addition. In the full version there is also an extended print function for complete project documentation as well as a save function for measured value and echo curves.Change DTM addresses". An assistent for simple project configuration simplifies the adjustment considerably. Furthermore. To do this.

If the level should be displayed in litres. cylindrical tank 36997-EN-100604 Example A cylindrical tank has a capacity of 10000 litres. This curve states the relation between percentage level and vessel volume.1 Level measurement in a cylindrical tank with overfill protection/dry run protection Functional principle The level is detected via a sensors and transmitted to the signal conditioning instrument by means of a 4 … 20 mA signal. 1: 90% Rel. During filling. when falling below the min. for example with the unit litres. an adjustment is carried out converting the input value delivered by the sensor into a percentage value. During emptying. the linearized percentage value is converted into a volume. when falling below the min. 2 Rel. Due to the geometrical form of the cylindrical tank. mode "Dry run protection" is used. The measurement is carried out with a level sensor operating according to the principle of the guided microwave. level (safe currentless condition). For this purpose. relay mode "Overfill protection" is adjusted. The max. The discharge is carried out via a pump and is controlled by relay 2 (dry run protection). 2: 5% 0% Fig.8 Application examples 8 Application examples 8. 1 100% Rel. level it is switched on again (switch on point < switch off point). This can be compensated by selecting the linearization curve integrated in the instrument. The filling and emptying is controlled vial relay 1 and 2 integrated in the signal conditioning instrument. level is exceeded. level it is switched on again (switch on point > switch off point). VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 34 . Rel. Here. the vessel volume does not increase linear with the level. This relay is hence switched off when falling below the min. The filling by a tank car is controll via relay 1 and a valve (overfill protection). 9: Example for a level measurement. The relay is hence switched off (safe currentless condition) when the max. also a scaling must be carried out.

a steady utilization of the pumps is achieved and the reliability increased. 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 35 . relay 2 gets mode dry run protection. The switching points are adjusted as follows: l l Linearisation Scaling Relay Relay 1: Switch-off point 90 %. The signal conditioning instrument selects the relay with the shortest operating time when the switch-on point is reached and the relay with the longest operating time when the switch-off point is reached. switch-on point 10 % Information: The switch on and off point of the relays must not be adjusted to the same switching point because this would cause a permanent switchin on and off when this threshold is reached. Adjustment Carry out the adjustment in the signal conditioning instrument as described in chapter "Setup steps". All relays with activated pump control are not assigned to a certain switching point but are switched on or off depending on the operating time. 8. fill the vessel up to the requested max. the reaction in case of failure should be adjusted to switching status OFF. level or enter the respective current value. adjustment. If this is not possible. The mode of relay 1 is set to overfill protection. empty the vessel up to the min. For the min. The volume should be displayed in litres. To avoid this effect also with fluctuating product surface. level and accept the actually measured value.Linearization curve" the entry "Cylindrical tank". a difference (hysteresis) of 5 % is useful between the switching points. Percent is selected as reference value for the relays. you have to enter under "Measurement loop . the allocation is carried out. adjustment. the respective current value can be entered alternatively.2 Pump control 1/2 (running time controlled) Functional principle Pump control 1/2 is used to control several pumps with the same function dependent on the previous running time. To ensure that the pump switches off in case of failure.8 Application examples volume should be at 90 % level. For the max. all pumps can also run at the same time dependent on the entered switching points. these are 9538 litres with a standard vessel (according to bearing chart). Finally. The min. level should be adjusted to 5 %. switch-on point 85 % Relay 2: Switch-off point 5 %. With increased requirement. this corresponds to 181 litres. To display the percentage level correctly. Always the pump with the shortest running time is switched on and the pump with the longest running time switched off. in this example 100 % ≙ 10000 litres and 0 % ≙ 0 litres. No additional adjustment must hence be carried out on the sensors. select under "Measurement loop . With this measure.Scaling" as unit "Volume" in litres. The display the volume in litres.

With this pump control.0 % . Both pumps should switch off again at 10 % filling.0 % . The assignment of the digital inputs to the relais is fixed: l l 36997-EN-100604 Digital input 1 . whereas the lower switching point determines the switch-off point Example Two pumps should empty the vessel when a certain level is reached. At 80 % filling. a return signal is required on the respective digital input. 2: 90% On Rel. Select in the DTM navigation section the menu items "Meas.Relay 2 upper switching point = 90. 1 Off On Rel. loop Outputs . there are two different versions: l l Pump control 1: The upper switching point determines the switchoff point for the relay.0 % . 10: Example of a pump control 2 Pump monitoring With a pump control. l l Setup Set mode "Pump control 2" for relay 1 and 2. whereas the lower switching point determines the switch-on point Pump control 2: The upper switching point determines the switchon point for the relay.0 % The function of the pump control 2 is shown in detail in the following diagram.Relay 2 lower switching point = 10. a second pump should switch on at 90 %. Rel. For this purpose.8 Application examples Probable failures of the pumps can be processed in addition via the digital inputs.Relay 1 lower switching point = 10.Relay". 2 Off 10 30 20 20 5 15 t [h] Fig.Relay 1 upper switching point = 80.Relay 2 36 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . the pump with the shortest running time should switch on. If the level nevertheless increases. 1: 80% On Rel.Relay 1 Digital input 2 . The previously described example is used as a basis. 2: 10% Off On Rel. pump monitoring can be switched on. Enter the switching points for the concerned relays as follows: . 1.

With this pump control. the signal on the digital input must change to "Good" or must be reset via the menu. a switched-off relay of the pump control is looked for and switched on instead of the disturbed relay. The enquiry time is started as described above when switching on the relay. If the fault message is reset and the pump still delivers a failure. In addition. the following relay conditions can occur after the start procedure: l l l Input signal is higher than the upper switching point -> Relay with the shortest switch on period is switched on Input signal is between lower and upper switching point -> Relay remains switched off Input signal is smaller than the lower switching point -> Relay remains switched off 8.3 Pump control 3/4 (sequentially controlled) Functional principle Pump control 3/4 is used to control several pumps with the same function alternately and in a fixed sequence. Depending on the input signal and the switched-on period of the individual relays. the relays are at first in a switched-off status. otherwise the relay is immediately switched off and a fault signal outputted. a fault message is triggered after the enquiry time. all pumps can run at the same time depending on the entered switching points. If the checkback signal comes from the pump on the respective digital input within the defined report time. In case of an increased requirement. The signal conditioning instrument selects when reaching a switching on point.Relay 4 If the pump monitoring for a relay was switched on.Relay 3 Digital input 4 .8 Application examples l l Digital input 3 . A Low signal on the digital input is evaluated as a pump error signal. there are two different versions: VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 37 . All relays with activated pump control are not assigned to a certain switching point but are switched on and off alternately. the relay which is next in the sequence. a steady utilization of the pumps is reached and the reliability increased. When reaching a switching off point. the relays are switched off in the sequence they were switched on. With this measure. A fault signal and switching off of the relay is carried out even if the relay is already switched on and the pump checkback signal changes during the running time of the pump. To undo the fault message. 36997-EN-100604 Via the digital inputs. Switch on reaction of the pump control 2 When the signal conditioning instrument is switched on. possible fault signals of the pumps can also be evaluated. You can find the description in the application example "Pump control 1/2" under "Pump monitoring". a timer is started when the relay is switched on (time allowance with parameter "Report time"). the pump relay remains energized.

after that. a sump should be pumped empty when a certain level is reached. 1: 60% On Rel.0 % . 3 -> Rel. 11: Example of a pump control 4 38 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . l l Setup Set mode "Pump control 4" for relays 1 … 3. The previously described example is used as a basis. pump 1 should run until the level has fallen below 10 %. 1 -> Rel. for example Rel. 12 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 t(h) 36997-EN-100604 Fig.0 % The function of the pump control 4 is shown in detail in the following diagram. 2 -> Rel. Select in the DTM navigation section the menu items "Meas.Relay 2 upper switching point = 75.0 % . 3 Rel. Enter the switching points for the concerned relays as follows: .8 Application examples l l Pump control 3: The upper switching point determines the switchoff point for the relay. Rel. the same task is transferred to pump 2. no. 1 -> Rel.0 % .Relay". 2 Rel. 1 Rel.3: 10% Off Rel.Relay 1 lower switching point = 10. If the 60 % point is exceeded again. whereas the lower switching point determines the switch-on point Pump control 4: The upper switching point determines the switchon point for the relay. the relay with the lowest index is switched on first.Relay 2 lower switching point = 10. After the relay with the highest index. Example In a waste water disposal system.Relay 3 upper switching point = 90. pump 3 is also switched on. loop Outputs . 4 -> Rel. an additional pump switched on when the level exceeds the 75 % switching point. Three pumps are available for this.Relay 3 lower switching point = 10. whereas the lower switching point determines the switch-off point The sequence cannot be changed. pump 1 again. If the level continues to rise despite operation of a pump.Relay 1 upper switching point = 60. the the relay with the next higher index. 2 … The sequence applies only to those relays assigned to the pump control. pump 3 is activated.0 % .. 2: 75% On Rel. 1. And if the level still rises further due to extreme inflow and exceeds the 90 % limit. it is returned to the relay with the lowest index. At 60 % level. In the third cycle. 3: 90% On Rel.0 % .

To reach the respective switchng condition. the requested switching points must be assigned to a relay. all pumps are operated alternately in the same range. at which the tendency recognition should respond Max. Note: The index of the lastly switched on relay is not saved in case of voltage loss. reaction time. The information for tendency recognition is generated out of the measured value change per time unit. it means the capacity of one of the pumps must have fallen considerably. 8. the running time should always be roughly the same. e. Parameter l l Principle of operation 36997-EN-100604 Measured value change higher: Measured value change per time unit. for example 110 % and -10 %. all relays would always switch together. The function can be configured for rising and falling tendency.4 Tendency recognition Functional principle The function of the tendency recognition is to recognize a defined change within a certain time period and to transfer this information to a relay output. this means that adter switching on the signal conditioning instrument. the switch on and switch off points should be theoretically by the same. Due to this. Setting parameters via the integrated indicating and adjustment unit is not possible.8 Application examples Diagnosis via running time If all pumps have the same capacity and are used for the same task alternately. reaction time: Time after which a new measured value generation is carried out and the measured value change is recalculated VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 39 . Note: The activation and configuration of the tendency recognition requires PACTware with the suitable DTM. The output variable is always the measured value in percent. to recognize plugged-up filters or worn out bearings. This information can be consulted for diagnosis and service. If a considerable difference between the pumps is determined. The actual measured value is determined and summed with a sample rate of a second. Since in this case. The respective operating hours are summed up individually in the signal conditioning instrument and can be read out in the menu " Diagnose – Switched-on time ".g. After the max. the tendency recognition responds and the relay deenergises. If this difference exceeds the defined percentage value. the average value is generated out of this sum. switching points are assigned to the other relays which are never reached in normal operation. The real measured value change results then of the newly calculated average value less the previously calculated average value. always the relay with the lowest index starts.

5 %. % tm tm tm tm 5 100 75 50 25 0 ON OFF .g. the pump should be switched off.. reaction time 1 min.8 Application examples l l Hysteresis: is automatically always 10 % of the value of "Measured value change larger than" Reaction in case of failure: In case of a failure. If the rise is higher than 25 % per minute.Max. . t [sec] 1 2 3 4 Fig.. set for relay 1 the mode "Rising tendency" Select under "Reaction in case of failure" the option "Switching condition off" Enter the following values into the parameter fields: . The function of the tendency recognition is shown in detail in the following diagram. The max.. 240 ...5 %. Example The level in a basin should be monitored on rising tendency. l l l Setup E. 180 . reaction time should be one minute. new average value = 75 % Difference < 25 % -> Relay ON 5 tm -> max.. 60 . always two complete cycles must be executed until a measured value difference can be calculated and a tendency can be outputted.. reaction time 36997-EN-100604 40 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . 120 . an additional emptying pumpt should be switched on.5 % Difference = 25 % -> Relay OFF 4 Old average value = 62. loop Outputs . new average value = 37.Measured value more than 25 %/min.. new average value = 25 % Difference < 25 % -> Relay ON 2 Old average value = 25 %.5 % Difference < 25 % -> Relay ON 3 Old average value = 37.Relay". The previously described example is used as a basis. the relay goes into the defined condition Note: After switching on or a failure.. Select in the DTM navigation section the menu items "Meas. 12: Example for tendency recognition 1 Old average value = 25 %. new average value = 62. In case of a probable failure..

a constriction or standardised flume must be used. i. trapezoidal weir. Max. The flow volume is outputted by an appropriate number of pulses on the relay or current output and can thus be further processed by connected downstream instruments. The flow can be determined from the height of this backup. rectangular weir Rectangular weir.40 m. This is in the following example 0. These are in the following example 1. the distance from the sensor to the medium as long as there is no flow. this constriction generates a certain amount of backup.Flow Select in the DTM window "Parameter" the option "Flow" with the requested unit of measurement. adjustment: Enter the suitable value for 100 %. Min. The example refers to a flow measurement with a radar sensor. the result is available on the display and as PC/DCS value. The data of the following flumes are available in the instrument: l l l Palmer-Bowlus-Flume Venturi flume. i. flow volume.e. Depending on the flow volume.e. with the max. There is also the possibility to sum up the flow volume by means of a totalizer. adjustment: Enter the suitable value for 0 %. V-Notch Setup The configuration of the flow measurement loop requires PACTware with the suitable DTMs. Flume Depending on the type and version. Adjustment 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 41 .5 Flow measurement Functional principle For flow measurement in open flumes. each flume generates a different backwater. the distance from the sensor to the medium.8 Application examples 8.80 m. The following setup steps must be carried out: l l l l l l Selection of the parameter "Flow" Carrying out adjustment Select flume (linearization) Set scaling Parameter adjustment of pulse outputs Parameter adjustment of the totalizer Parameter .

In the DTM window "Outputs" you can use any of the three outputs as long as these are not yet used for other tasks. This means that a timer is started after each pulse after which another pulse is outputted. Enter under "Pulse output all" the flow volume after which a pulse should be outputted (e. For above example: 0 % = 0 and 100 % = 400. it can happen that the min.g. Finally select under "Mode" (relay) or "Output characteristics" (current output) the option "Flow volume pulse" or "Sampling pulse". The option "Min. In mode "Sampling pulse" an additional pulse is outputted after a defined time. adjustment originally carried out can no longer be reached. Scaling Outputs Totalizer If a flow measurement is set up. This applies only if already a pulse was outputted after exceeding the flow volume. Indicating format: Selection of the indicating format (number of decimal positions of the counter) VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 42 . flow volume suppression" offers the possibility to suppress measured flow volumes below a certain percentage value for the flow volume detection.8 Application examples 100% = 0. As the last step. First of all decide if you want to use a relay and/or a current output. Finally the allocation of a value must be carried out. the flow volume is assigned to the 0 and 100 % value. unit m³/h. Select in the DTM window "Scaling" under "Parameter" the option "Flow". The graph can be selected in the menu item "Display". 400 m³ corresponds to one pulse per hour with a flow volume of 400 m³/h). i. The following parameters must be adjusted for the totalizer: l l 36997-EN-100604 Measuring unit: Selection of the unit by which the totalizer adds. meas.40m (d) = 0m3/h Fig. Due to sludge at the bottom of the flume. unit. the flow value can also be summed up and displayed as flow volume. 13: Adjustment flow measurement with V-notch Linearisation curve Select in the DTM window "Linearization" the option "Flow" and then the used flume (in the above example V-notch). Therefore small quantities will continuously enter the flow volume detection despite the "empty" flume. select the requested meas.e.80m (d) = 400m3/h 0% = 1.

"Reset" 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 43 .8 Application examples Information: The totalizer can be reset in the menu "Additional settings" .

In many cases. The fault indication lights in case of failure and the current output as well as the relays react according to the configured fault mode. a fault signal is also triggered. should these measures not be successful.: l l l Measured value from sensor not correct Voltage supply Interference on the cables Fault rectification The first measures to be taken are to check the input and output signal as well as to evaluate the error messages via the display. no special maintenance is required in normal operation. e. The service is free of charge. Since we offer this service world-wide. it will deenergize. These may be caused by the following. one of the following error messages is outputted on the display.1 Maintenance If the instrument is used properly. A maximum of reliability is ensured. only the standard telephone costs will be charged. faults can occur during operation.9 Maintenance and fault rectification 9 Maintenance and fault rectification 9. In case of an instrument defect or line break/shortcircuit. 24 hour service hotline Failure message The signal conditioning instrument and the connected sensors are permanently monitored during operation and the values entered during parameter adjustment are checked for plausibility. Nevertheless. +49 1805 858550. call the VEGA service hotline in urgent cases under the phone no. If irregularities occur or in case of incorrect parameter adjustment. However. The procedure is described below. the causes can be determined in this way and faults rectified. Further comprehensive diagnostics can be carried out on a PC with PACTware and the suitable DTM. In addition. The hotline is available to you 7 days a week round-the-clock. 9.2 Rectify malfunctions Reaction when malfunctions occur Causes of malfunction The operator of the system is responsible for taking suitable measures to remove interferences. a fault signal is triggered. 36997-EN-100604 ? E003 l CRC error (error with self-check) à Carry out a reset VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 44 . the support is only available in the English language. If relay 6 was configured as fail safe relay.g.

on failure à Remove short-circuit ? E015 l l Sensor in boot phase Sensor current < 3.9 Maintenance and fault rectification à Send instrument for repair ? E007 l Sensor type not compatible à Search for sensor again and allocate under "Meas.g. ? E034 l EEPROM defective à Carry out a reset à Send instrument for repair 36997-EN-100604 ? E035 l EEPROM CRC error à Carry out a reset à Send instrument for repair VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 45 . e. and max.g. increase the distance between min. e. scaling.6 mA or line break à Check sensor. adjustment ? E021 l Scaling span too small à Carry out a fresh scaling. on failure à Remove line break à Check connection of the sensor ? E016 l Empty/full adjustment reversed à Carry out a fresh adjustment ? E017 l Adjustment span too small à Carry out a fresh adjustment and increase the distance between min. loop Input" ? E014 l Sensor current > 21 mA or short-circuit à Check sensor. and max.

3 Instrument repair If a repair is necessary. 36997-EN-100604 9. carry out the reset "Failure relay 1 … 4" or switch the instrument OFF and ON again Reaction after fault rectification Depending on the failure reason and measures taken. if necessary. ? E110 l Relay switching points too close together à Increase the difference between the two relay switching points ? E111 l Relay switching points interchanged à Change relay switching points for "On/Off" ? E115 l Several relays are assignef to the pump control which are not set to the same failure mode à All relays which are assigned to the pump control must be set to the same failure mode ? E116 l Several relays are assigned to the pump control which are not configured to the same mode à All relays which are assigned to the pump control must be set to the same mode ? E117 l A monitored pump signals failure à Check the faulty pump. one pulse per second is outputted. For acknowledgement. please proceed as follows: 46 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . the steps described in chapter "Set up" must be carried out again.9 Maintenance and fault rectification ? E036 l Instrument software not executable (during software update or after failed update) à Wait until software update is finished à Carry out another software update ? E062 l Pulse priority too small à Increase under "Output" the entry "Pulse output all" so that max.

You can find the respective agency on our website www.Forms and certificates .vega.VEGA worldwide" 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 47 .9 Maintenance and fault rectification You can download a return form (23 KB) from our Internet homepage www.com under: "Downloads .Repair form". l l l l Print and fill out one form per instrument Clean the instrument and pack it damage-proof Attach the completed form and. if need be. also a safety data sheet outside on the packaging Please ask the agency serving you for the address of your return shipment.com under: "Company .vega. By doing this you help us carry out the repair quickly and without having to call back for needed information.

Materials: see chapter "Technical data" If you have no way to dispose of the old instrument properly.10 Dismounting 10 Dismounting 10. please contact us concerning return and disposal.1 Dismounting steps Take note of chapters "Mounting" and "Connecting to power supply" and carry out the listed steps in reverse order. These may be used only for privately used products according to the WEEE directive. We use recyclable materials and have designed the electronics to be easily separable. 10. Correct disposal avoids negative effects to persons and environment and ensures recycling of useful raw materials. WEEE directive 2002/96/EG This instrument is not subject to the WEEE directive 2002/96/EG and the respective national laws. Pass the instrument directly on to a specialised recycling company and do not use the municipal collecting points.2 Disposal The instrument consists of materials which can be recycled by specialised recycling companies. 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 48 .

5 mm² (AWG 14) Voltage supply Operating voltage Max. power consumption Sensor input Number of sensors Type of input (selectable) .1 Technical data General data Series Weight Housing materials Connection terminals . 3 W Connection cable to the sensor 36997-EN-100604 Digital input Quantity Type of input 4 x digital input Passive VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 49 .6 mA 2.11 Supplement 11 Supplement 11.6 mA ≥ 21 mA 2. 50/60 Hz.Type of terminal Max.Non-Ex version Ex version Current limitation Detection line break Detection shortcircuit Adjustment range 4 … 20 mA sensor . wire cross-section Installation device for mounting in front panel or housing 620 g (1.5 V at 4 … 20 mA approx.4 … 21.367 lbs) Valox 357 XU Pluggable spring-loaded terminal with coding 2.Accuracy Terminal voltage .4 … 21.4 … 20 mA Deviation of measured value (4 … 20 mA) . 20 … 253 V DC 7 VA.6 mA 16 µA two-wire screened standard cable 20 … 253 V AC.Active input Passive input Measured value transmission .5 … 22 V at 4 … 20 mA 19 … 14. 26 mA ≤ 3.1 % from 4 … 20 mA) 28.Empty adjustment Full adjustment min. adjustment delta 1 x 4 … 20 mA Sensor power supply by VEGAMET 391 Sensor has own power supply analogue for 4 … 20 mA sensors ±16 µA (0.

fault signal or pulse relay for flow/sampling pulse Floating spdt AgSnO2. 1 A DC min. 22 mA ±16 µA (0. hard gold-plated min.Low High Max. 20. 10 µA DC.Voltage pulse Pulse length 1 x output Current output for level or flow/sampling pulse 0/4 … 20 mA. 20. 10 mV DC.5.1 % from 4 … 20 mA) ±80 µA (0.5 % of 4 … 20 mA) 0. load Fault signal (switch over) Accuracy . sampling rate Relay outputs Quantity Function Contact Contact material Turn-on voltage Switching current Breaking capacity Min. 50 mW. 4.6. max. 250 V AC/60 DC min. < 3.1 % 350 ms -3 …5 V DC 11 …30 V DC 30 V DC 30 mA 10 Hz 36997-EN-100604 1) If inductive loads or stronger currents are switched through.Pulse length Current output Quantity Function Range Resolution Max. 50 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments . 20 … 0/4 mA 1 µA 500 Ω 0.Standard with EMC interferences Temperature error relating to 20 mA Mode pulse output . The contact is then no longer suitable for switching low-level signal circuits. input current Max. the gold plating on the relay contact surface will be permanently damaged.005 %/K 12 V DC at 20 mA with load 600 Ω 200 ms 6 x operating relay Switching relay for level. max. max.11 Supplement Switching threshold . 54 W DC (with U less than 40 V)1) 0. max. 500 VA. input voltage Max. programmable switching hysteresis Mode pulse output . 3 A AC.

11 Supplement USB interface2) Quantity Plug connection USB specification Max.Front Instrument Overvoltage category Protection class Electrical separating measures Reliable separation according to VDE 0106 part 1 between power supply.Reference voltage 250 V 2) Limited temperature range. see ambient conditions VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 51 .75 kV Galvanic separation between relay output and digital part .Status operating voltage Status fault signal Status operating relay 1 … 6 digital and quasianalogue indication -99999 … 99999 1 x LED green 1 x LED red 6 x LED yellow 1 x on front plate Mini-B (4-pole) 2.graphic-capable LC display (65 x 32 mm). input and digital part .Reference voltage 250 V IP 65 IP 20 II II -20 … +60 °C (-4 … +140 °F) 0 … +60 °C (32 … +140 °F) -40 … +80 °C (-40 … +176 °F) 4 x keys for menu adjustment PACTware with respective DTM 36997-EN-100604 - Isolation resistance 3. cable length Indications Measured value indication . indicating range LED displays .0 (Fullspeed) 5 m (196 in) Operation Adjustment elements PC adjustment Ambient conditions Ambient temperature . lighted Max.Instrument in general USB interface Storage and transport temperature Electrical protective measures Protection rating .

These are part of the delivery or can be downloaded under www.Reference voltage 50 V Isolation resistance 50 V Approvals Depending on the version. 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 52 . the corresponding approval documents have to be taken into account.Reference voltage 50 V Isolation resistance 1 kV Potential separation between RS232 interface and digital part .vega.com via "VEGA Tools" and "serial number search" as well as via "Downloads" and "Approvals". For these instruments. instruments with approvals can have different technical data.11 Supplement Isolation resistance 4 kV - Potential separation between Ethernet interface and digital part .

2 Overview applications/functionality The following charts provide an overview of the standard applications and functions of signal conditioning instruments VEGAMET 391/624/625 and VEGASCAN 693. Assign/modify DNS server addr./Subnet mask/Gateway addr. Parameter adjustment of PC/DCS output Web-VV settings Device trend Configure transmission of measured values via e-mail Configure transmission of measured values via SMS 3) 4) 391 • • • • • • • • 624 • • • • • • • • 625 • • • • • • • • 693 • • • • • • • • OP • • - DTM • • • • • • • • 36997-EN-100604 Operating Panel (integrated indicating and adjustment unit) only with VEGAMET 391 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 53 . Application/Function Level measurement Process pressure measurement Differential measurement Interface measurement Pressurized vessel Pump control Totalizer Tendency recognition Flow measurement Simulation sensor value/%-value/lin-%-value Simulation scaled values Live adjustment Measured value limitation (suppression of negative measured values) Selection linearisation curve (cylindrical tank.11 Supplement 11. spherical tank) Creation of individual linearisation curves Allocate fail safe relay Modify allocation of outputs Switch on/Switch off delay relay Passive input with Ex version Modify HART address of the connected sensors Activate/deactivate measurement loop 391 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 624 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 625 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 693 • • • • • • • • • • • • OP3) • • • • •4) • • • • • DTM • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Instrument version with interface option Application/Function Adjust the time Assign/modify IP-addr. They also give information about whether the respective function can be activated and adjusted via the integrated indicating and adjustment unit (OP) or via PACTware/DTM.

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94") 119.62) 100 mm (3.78") 111 mm (4.37") 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 96 mm (3.11 Supplement 11.5 mm (4.87") 135 mm (5.3 Dimensions 86.5 mm (3.78") 55 .51") 96 mm (3.71") 1 2 3 4 5 6 ESC on OK 73 mm (2.62" x 3.32") 140 mm (5.41") 92 mm x 92 mm (3.

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44 . 34 P PACTware 8. 17. 17.Language adjustment 23 Displayed value 23 Driver 32 Dry run protection 22.active 13 . 32 Palmer-Bowlus-Flume 41 Parameter adjustment 17 PIN 25 Potential equalisation 12 Pump control 22. 34 Screw mounting 11 Sensor input .Shielding 12 Carrier rail mounting 11 Current output 23 Cylindrical tank 21. 33 Operation 32 Overflow protection 22.Brightness 24 .Grounding 12 .active 13 36997-EN-100604 H Hotline 44 Hysteresis 35 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 57 .Background lighting 24 .Fail safe relay 22. 37 F Factory setting 25 Failure 23 . 32-33 .Index INDEX A Adjustment 19 Application area 8 Assistant 18 I Input . 22.Fail safe relay 22 . 22. loop TAG 21 Measured value indication 17 Measured variable 19 Multiviewer 33 O Online help 25.Causes 44 . 23.Removal 44 FDT 8 Flow measurement 16.Failure message 24. 22.Full version 33 . 41 Fluctuating product surface 20 Flume 41 Front panel mounting 10 Functional principle 8 R Rectangular flume 41 Relay output 21 . percent 23 Linearisation 21 Linearisation curve 21. 34 D Damping 20 Date of manufacture 25 Device info 25 Device-TAG 19 Diagnostics 24 Display . 34 L Language adjustment 23 Level measurement 34 Lin.Potential equalisation 12 .Passive 13 Installation possibilities 10 Integration time 20 C Cable .Standard version 33 M MAC address 25 Main menu 18 Meas. 35. 34 DTM 8.DTM Collection 32 . 44 Repair form 47 Reset 25 S Safety data sheet 47 Scaling 21.

25 Service hotline 44 Setup assistant 18 Simulation 24 Software update 33 Spherical tank 21 Switching window 22 T Tank calculation 33 Tendency 22 Tendency recognition 39 Trapezoidal weir 41 Triangular weir 41 Type label 7 U USB 32-33 V V-Notch 41 Venturi flume 41 36997-EN-100604 VEGAMET 391 • 4 … 20 mA signal conditioning instruments 58 .Index .Passive 13 Serial number 7.

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