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User Manual

TracWiz

Companion Software for HydroTrac and BusTrac

Iris Power Engineering Inc.


1 Westside Drive, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA, M9C 1B2

The information contained in this document is the property of Iris Power Engineering Inc., and is
to be considered proprietary material. No part of this document may be reproduced or
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Engineering.

Trac Wiz User Manual Version 2.3

November 2004

Iris Power Engineering Inc., 2002. All rights reserved.


HydroTrac, BusTrac, TracCon, TracLink, TracWiz and PDView are trademarks of Iris Power
Engineering.
Windows 98, ME, 2000 & XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
IBM is a registered trademark International Business Machines.

Contents
1. Overview ........................................................................................................1-1
2. Getting Started...............................................................................................2-1
2.1 System Requirements ........................................................................2-1
2.1.1 Operating Systems ..............................................................2-1
2.1.2 Other Required Software.....................................................2-1
2.1.3 Hard Disk Space..................................................................2-1
2.2 Quick Start..........................................................................................2-2
3. Dialog Boxes..................................................................................................3-1
3.1 Check Boxes ......................................................................................3-1
3.2 List Box...............................................................................................3-1
3.3 Text box..............................................................................................3-1
3.4 Command Button................................................................................3-1
4. Basic Use of TracWiz.....................................................................................4-1
4.1 Connecting to the Trac .......................................................................4-1
4.1.1 Starting the Program ...........................................................4-1
4.1.2 Defining the Communications Profile...................................4-1
4.1.3 Connection ..........................................................................4-3
4.2 Configuration ......................................................................................4-3
4.2.1 Setting the Date & Time ......................................................4-3
4.2.2 Setting the Instrument Name ...............................................4-4
4.2.3 Setting the Power On Mode & Sensor Output Module ........4-4
4.2.4 AC Sync Source & Phase Adjust.........................................4-5
4.2.5 Coupler Sensitivity...............................................................4-5
4.2.6 Alarm Thresholds ................................................................4-6
4.2.7 Attention Display..................................................................4-7
4.2.8 Display Data ........................................................................4-7
4.3 Diagnostics .......................................................................................4-10
4.3.1 Alarms ...............................................................................4-10
4.3.2 Attentions ..........................................................................4-10
4.3.3 Events Log ........................................................................4-11
4.3.4 General..............................................................................4-11
4.4 Help Menus ......................................................................................4-12
4.4.1 About TracWiz ...................................................................4-12
4.4.2 User Manual ......................................................................4-12
5. Customer Support..........................................................................................5-1
5.1 Technical Support...............................................................................5-1
5.2 Sales ..................................................................................................5-1
5.3 Product Updates, New Products.........................................................5-1

Screens
Screen 4-1. Opening Screen ....................................................................................................... 4-1
Screen 4-2. Local Port Direct ...................................................................................................... 4-1
Screen 4-3. Local Port Multi-drop................................................................................................ 4-2
Screen 4-4. Ethernet ................................................................................................................... 4-2
Screen 4-5. Connection Screens................................................................................................. 4-3
Screen 4-6. Setting Date & Time................................................................................................. 4-3
Screen 4-7. Set Instrument Name ............................................................................................... 4-4
Screen 4-8. Power-On & SOM .................................................................................................... 4-4
Screen 4-9. AC Sync & Phase Adjust ......................................................................................... 4-5
Screen 4-10. Coupler Sensitivities .............................................................................................. 4-5
Screen 4-11. Alarm Thresholds................................................................................................... 4-6
Screen 4-12. Attentions ............................................................................................................... 4-7
Screen 4-13. Display Data........................................................................................................... 4-7
Screen 4-14. Completion............................................................................................................. 4-8
Screen 4-15. Alarms Diagnostic ................................................................................................ 4-10
Screen 4-16. Attention Diagnostics ........................................................................................... 4-10
Screen 4-17. Events Log Diagnostics ....................................................................................... 4-11
Screen 4-18. General Diagnostics............................................................................................. 4-11
Screen 4-19. Help Menu............................................................................................................ 4-12
Screen 4-20. About TracWiz ..................................................................................................... 4-12

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Chapter

1. Overview
Welcome to the TracWiz User Manual. This software package complements and enhances
Iris Power Engineerings HydroTrac and BusTrac systems in their ability to continuously
monitor partial discharge (PD) in motors and generators. TracWiz is the configuration
software for these Iris Trac instruments operating in either remotely controlled or
autonomous mode. For specific information about the installation and use of a Trac
instrument, refer to the appropriate Installation Guide or Users Manual.
This document explains the menus and commands that TracWiz supports. Once you have
installed the TracWiz application on your computer, take the time to work through this
document and ensure you are familiar with the features you will need to control your Trac
instrument. A companion software package: TracLink enables you to download archived
data from the Trac instruments. For further information on this, please refer to the
appropriate Users Manual within this program.
You do not have to be an expert to produce quality configuration reports using TracWiz,
though a basic understanding of the Microsoft Windows environment is assumed.
TracWiz does not produce reports for the partial discharge (PD) data. For partial discharge
viewing and report generation capabilities, you need PDView21.
For further information regarding PD theory contact Iris Power Engineering; for further
information regarding Microsoft Windows refer to the Microsoft Windows Users Guide.

PDView2 is a product of Iris Power Engineering Inc.

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Chapter

2. Getting Started
2.1 System Requirements
2.1.1 Operating Systems

Windows 981
Windows ME1
Windows 20001
Windows XP1

2.1.2 Other Required Software

Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher1


Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.5 or higher1

2.1.3 Hard Disk Space


We strongly recommend the following computer requirements
IBM compatible computer, with a minimum 586-120 MHz processor
32 Mega-bytes of free hard disk space for the software
64 Mega bytes of RAM
256 color display, 800x600 resolution
CD-ROM drive

Products of Microsoft Corporation

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2.2 Quick Start


Three Easy Steps:
Install TracWiz
Insert the auto start CD ROM in your drive. Follow the install wizard instructions,
to install both TracWiz and TracLink. If the setup program does not automatically
start within a few moments, double-click on the SETUP.EXE program in the CDROM explorer window.
Run TracWiz by accessing the Iris
Microsoft Windows Start menu.

Tools folder under Programs in your

Connection to the Trac


First you need to identify your method of communicating with the Trac, via the
New Trac button. Each option requires a Name and specific data for
configuration.
Select Local Port Direct provide Name and Communication Port
Or select Local Port Multidrop provide Name, Net Address, Communication
Port, and Transmission Medium.
Or select Ethernet provide Name, Net Address, IP Address, Port ID, and
Transmission Medium.
Select the Connect button.
Note that if you are using a direct connection you must disable the
Network function in the Trac, see the appropriate Trac Users Manual. It
may also be necessary to Close All Ports through TracCon, if TracCon
has been used previously to access the Trac.

Configuration
Select the Configuration button.
Fill out all appropriate options in the screens as required. Do NOT use computer
time for setting the Date & Time, set to the local time.
You can review the diagnostics by selecting the Diagnostics button.

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3. Dialog Boxes
A dialog box is a window in which you specify one or more options. Dialog boxes appear
when additional information is needed to carry out an action. Many dialog boxes are
context-menu sensitive. In this manual, when referring to a specific dialog box, quotes are
used around the name. For example, the dialog box for a local port direct communication
profile is referred to as Local Port Direct (shown in Screen 4-2). A dialog box may include
areas in which you enter text or numbers and view or change settings for options related to
the command. All sections with a dialog box are also shown with quotes, as in Name
(shown in Screen 4-2). There are four basic types of options available in dialog boxes: the
check box, the list box, the text box, and command buttons.
You can exit a dialog box without completing any command by clicking the Cancel or Exit
command button, clicking X in the upper right corner or hitting the <ESC> key.

3.1 Check Boxes


Check boxes are options that you can switch on or off. In some groups you may select
more than one check box option. An unchecked box is empty. Click each empty box you
want to select. Click the box again to clear the selection.

3.2 List Box


A list box shows a group of available choices. If the choices do not fit in a list box, a down
arrow (d) becomes active so that you can move up or down quickly through the list. Scroll
the list and click the desired item.

3.3 Text box


The text box requires you to enter specific information, such as a file name.

3.4 Command Button


Command buttons initiate an immediate action. Default command buttons have a dark
border while unavailable, commands are dimmed. In this manual, commands appear in the
following form: Close.

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4. Basic Use of TracWiz


4.1 Connecting to the Trac
4.1.1 Starting the Program
Run TracWiz via the Iris
Start menu.

Tools folder under Programs in your Microsoft Windows

Upon launching the application this screen


appears. For details about the Help menu,
see Section 4.4.
Select New Trac to configure a new
instrument. The first step is to define the
communications profile (see Section 4.1.2)
You can also Delete a communications
setting at this point.
Screen 4-1. Opening Screen

4.1.2 Defining the Communications Profile


Local Port Direct is used when you connect
via a serial cable between the Trac
instrument and the RS-232 port of your
computer.
Provide a unique Name and then select the
appropriate Communication Port from the
drop-down list.
Press OK to save the New Trac Setting and
return to the Opening screen.
Press Cancel to return to the Opening
Screen without setting up a New Trac.
Screen 4-2. Local Port Direct

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Note: If using the RS232 port on the front panel of the Trac, disable the Network
option in the Trac instrument. After entering the Idle mode by pressing Cancel
twice, you can Disable the Network option by using the buttons under
Configuration Settings
Settings Menu #4. See the Instruments User
Manual for more information.
Local Port Multi-drop is used when the Trac
instrument is connected to the controlling
computer via a bus configuration and RS232485 converter. Because there can be more
than one Trac on a bus, each Trac must have a
unique Net address.
Refer to the Trac
Installation Guide for how to set the Net
Address within the Trac.
Provide a unique Name and Net Address.
Select the Communication Port for the
computer connection to the converter.
Typically, youll be using COM 1. Identify the
Transmission Medium for the bus.

Screen 4-3. Local Port Multi-drop

Press OK to save the New Trac Setting and


return to the Opening screen.
Press Cancel to return to the Opening Screen
without setting up a New Trac.

Ethernet is used when the Trac instrument


is connected to the controlling computer via
a bus configuration and a terminal server.
Because there can be more than one Trac
on a bus, each Trac must have a unique
Net Address. Refer to the appropriate Trac
Installation Guide for how to set the Net
Address within the Trac.
Provide a unique Name and Net
Address.
Enter the IP Address and
Port ID of the terminal server. Identify the
Transmission Medium for the bus.
Press OK to save the New Trac Settings
and return to the opening screen.
Press Cancel to return to the Opening
Screen without setting up a New Trac.

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4.1.3 Connection
From the Opening Screen [Screen 4-1]:
Select the appropriate Port/Trac from the drop-down list.
To connect to the instrument, click the Connect button.
It may be necessary to Close All Ports through TracCon, if TracCon has been
used previously to access the Trac.

4.2 Configuration
Once connected, click Configure to continue with the configuration process, Diagnostics
to acquire diagnostic information, or Exit to discontinue and return to the Opening Screen.

Screen 4-5. Connection Screens

4.2.1 Setting the Date & Time

Enter the local date and time.


The Computer Time and
Instrument Time buttons will
enter the computer or Trac
time, respectively.
It is
extremely important that the
Trac
instrument
be
configured with the correct
LOCAL time, so it is
advisable not to use the
Computer Time button.

Click
Next> to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-6. Setting Date & Time
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4.2.2 Setting the Instrument Name

For the instrument with this


serial number, enter a
unique Instrument Name.
For the name, you have a
maximum of 16 characters.
Use something that makes
sense like BusTrac001
for the BusTrac on Unit 1.

Click
< Back to return
Next > to continue
Cancel to exit

Screen 4-7. Set Instrument Name

4.2.3 Setting the Power On Mode & Sensor Output Module

Select the desired Power


On Mode: On-line or
Idle.
We recommend
On-Line.
If there is a Sensor
Output Module, then be
sure the SOM is
Enabled;
otherwise,
leave it as Disabled. The
AOM is auto detected,
but the SOM must be
enabled for it to be
detected.
Click
< Back to return
Next > to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-8. Power-On & SOM

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4.2.4 AC Sync Source & Phase Adjust


The AC Sync Source can be
selected as external or from
C1/MACH. If the sensors are
capacitive couplers, then the
source is always C1/MACH.
When using capacitive couplers
as sensors, the Phase Adjust is
always 090 degrees.
If other sensors are being used,
please
contact
Technical
Support for guidance [Section
5.1].
Click
< Back to return
Next > to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-9. AC Sync & Phase Adjust

4.2.5 Coupler Sensitivity


Select the sensitivity ranges for
each pair of couplers. Leave those
that are not present: Disabled.
The 2-32mV and 5-85mV ranges
use an amplifier, so be sure there is
not high PD when selecting these
ranges.
The recommended test duration is
5 seconds.
Click
< Back to return
Next > to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-10. Coupler Sensitivities

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4.2.6 Alarm Thresholds


Threshold alarms are either latched or momentarily alarms that can be connected to a plants
annunciation system to provide plant personnel with warning that NQN or Qm levels have
exceeded a user pre-set value. At Iris we recommend threshold alarms be set based on
comparing the present PD levels to those of similar machines in the Iris database. Our
recommendations are as follows:

If the present Qm is less than the 75th percentile, then set the Alarm at the 90th
percentile
If the present Qm is greater than the 75th percentile, then set the Alarm at twice the
present value
NQN alarms should be 1.5 times higher than the Qm alarms

PD fluctuates with ambient condition and operating parameters, so caution should be taken
before reacting to alarms. Alarms are only warnings that further investigation with a portable
instrument is required to determine what type of maintenance action, if any, is required.
NOTE: In order to be worthwhile, Qm alarms must be set within the sensitivity ranges
previously selected in Section 4.2.5. Therefore, for situations where the current levels of
PD are well below the alarm levels described above, it is recommended that the Qm
alarms be set at the maximum value of the test range selected. This will provide
notification when the test range needs to be altered due to increases in PD.
Set the alarm thresholds for each
pair of sensors. In order to be
worthwhile, Qm alarms must be
set within the sensitivity ranges
previously selected in Screen
4-10.
If the PD exceeds the alarm
threshold, the alarm LED on the
front panel of the Trac will be
activated and the alarm relay, if
present, latched. If the Alarm
Threshold is zero, the alarm is
disabled.
Click
< Back to return
Next > to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-11. Alarm Thresholds

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4.2.7 Attention Display


When operating in
continuous
mode,
selected events will
activate the front
panel
attention
indicator
on
the
Trac.
Refer to
Section 4.3.2 for the
steps in determining
what has caused the
attention indication.
The attention options
are shown in their
recommend states
[Screen 4-12].
Click
< Back to return
Next > to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-12. Attentions

4.2.8 Display Data

When operating in continuous


mode, the screen on the front
panel will cycle through the
screens selected.
We recommend that you select
all of the options.

Click
< Back to return
Finish > to continue
Cancel to exit

Screen 4-13. Display Data

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When the user has finished configuring the


instrument and clicked the Finish button they will
get a Success message. At this point the user
can choose to produce a Report that details the
configuration as shown in Figure 4-1.

Screen 4-14. Completion

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BusTrac Configuration Report


Wednesday, 12 November, 2003
Name:
BusTrac V1.2
Serial Number: 0380101
Power On:
SOM:

On-Line
Disabled

Sync Source:
Phase Adjust:

MACH
+ 90

Pair 1 Red:
Pair 1 White:
Pair 1 Blue:
Pair 2 Red:
Pair 2 White:
Pair 2 Blue:

5 - 85 mV
5 - 85 mV
5 - 85 mV
10 - 170 mV
10 - 170 mV
10 - 170 mV

Test Duration: 5 Seconds


ALARMS
P1 Red
P1 White
P1 Blue
P2 Red
P2 White
P2 Blue
ATTENTIONS
Temp Limit
Power Supply
Reset
Comm Error
Network Error
User Defined
Memory Full
Sync Loss
Memory Fault
Clock Failure
Battery Low
No MUX
No SOM

NQN
0
0
0
0
0
0

Qm
236
236
236
236
236
236

NQN is disabled
Qm is set at 75th percentile.

ENABLED
ENABLED
DISABLED
DISABLED
DISABLED
DISABLED
ENABLED
DISABLED
ENABLED
ENABLED
ENABLED
ENABLED
DISABLED

DISPLAY DATA
Temp & Clock ENABLED
Power Supply ENABLED
Trac Info
ENABLED
Today's Data ENABLED
Input Info
ENABLED
Sync Voltage ENABLED
System Info
ENABLED
Figure 4-1. Configuration Report
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4.3 Diagnostics
When connected, click the Diagnostics button shown in Screen 4-5.

4.3.1 Alarms
Indicates which of the coupler
pairs are currently in Alarm
status.
The Counters record the
number of times each alarm
has been triggered.
The User Alarm Flag for when
the Trac Alarm LED is manually
activated via the front panel.
Clear will reset the User Alarm
Flag.
Reset will clear the Alarms,
Counters and the Events Log.
Click
OK to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-15. Alarms Diagnostic

4.3.2 Attentions
This displays the state of
the Attention triggers
as configured.
See
Section
4.2.7
for
information about setting
the triggers.
Refer to the appropriate
Instrument
Users
Manual for instructions
on how to reset the front
panel Attention indicator
on the Trac.

Click
OK to continue
Cancel to exit

Screen 4-16. Attention Diagnostics

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4.3.3 Events Log

This is a cumulative total of


the events that have
occurred in the Trac
instrument since the last
Reset.
Reset will clear all alarms,
Counters and the Events
Log.

Click
OK to continue
Cancel to exit
Screen 4-17. Events Log Diagnostics

4.3.4 General
This screen will display
the details about the AC
sync reference along
with other components
of the Trac instrument.
To Enable the Sensor
Output Module, see
Section 4.2.3.

Click
OK to continue
Cancel to exit

Screen 4-18. General Diagnostics

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4.4 Help Menus


The Help menu is available on both the
Opening Screen (Screen 4-1) and the
Connection Screen (Screen 4-5).
Screen 4-19. Help Menu

4.4.1 About TracWiz

Selecting the About


button from the Help
menu
accesses
information about the
TracWiz software and
contact information for Iris
Power Engineering.

Screen 4-20. About TracWiz

4.4.2 User Manual


Selecting User Manual from the Help menu launches an instance of Acrobat Reader with this
document, TracWiz User Manual, open.

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5. Customer Support
5.1 Technical Support
If you require additional technical support, please contact Iris Power Engineerings Technical
Support at techsupport@irispower.com or fax 001-416-620-1995 or telephone 001-416-6205600 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

5.2 Sales
If you would like to obtain additional installation materials, please contact Iris Power Engineerings
Sales Department at 001-416-620-5600, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or by email at marketing@irispower.com. Please check our website www.irispower.com for the latest
product information, available services and software updates.

5.3 Product Updates, New Products


For firmware upgrades, software upgrades, product updates and new products, visit our website,
www.irispower.com regularly. Contact our Sales Department at 001-416-620-5600, 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for more information.

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