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TA Version 3.0
Issue Date 2004.6.1
GENERAL
SPECIFICATION

First Step Guide to


Netmation
Operation tutorial for OPS and EMS

Notes

Please be aware that due to product improvements and modifications, the product description in
this manual may differ in certain respects from the actual product.

This manual may not be distributed or reproduced in whole or in part without permission.

The contents covered in this manual are subject to change without prior notice.

Please be aware that no liability whatsoever will be accepted for consequences arising from the
use of this manual.

If the customer installs products other than the software or hardware supplied by Mitsubishi
Heavy Industries in the personal computer or computer network running DIASYS Netmation,
the operation of the DIASYS Netmation system devices including the controller (MPS) is not
guaranteed.

Although every effort has been made to ensure the clarity, correctness and accuracy of the
contents, in case you require clarification on any point, or notice any error or discrepancy, please
do not hesitate to contact us.

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DIASYS Netmation is a trademark of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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Introduction
DIASYS Netmation is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' total plant control system
that unites the latest telecommunications technology, MHI's rich experience as a
plant manufacturer, and control technology.

This document gives an overview of the DIASYS Netmation system.

To users of this manual

This document briefly explains how to operate DIASYS Netmation for the

readers who are planning to introduce DIASYS Netmation or about to use

DIASYS Netmation for the first time.


Before you read this manual, we recommend that you read "DIASYS
Netmation System Description" to understand the outline of the product so you
can easily understand the operation procedure.
Although you can acquire the outline of the operation procedure by reading this
manual, we recommend that you read the applicable user's guide for details
about how to operate each device in the system.

Manual composition
This manual consists of the following five chapters:

Chapter 1 Outline of DIASYS Netmation


This chapter explains the system configuration and the features of
DIASYS Netmation.
Chapter 2 Functions of the Operator Station (OPS)
This chapter gives an outline of how to operate the Operator Station
that is installed in a central control room to operate and monitor the
plant.
Chapter 3 Functions of the Accessory Station (ACS)
This chapter gives an outline of how to operate the Accessory
Station that stores long-term data and handles reports and logs.
Chapter 4 Functions of the Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS)
This chapter gives an outline of how to operate the Engineering and
Maintenance Station that registers and maintains the system
components.
Chapter 5 Outline of the Multiple Process Station (MPS)
This chapter gives an overview of the Multiple Process Station that
handles inputs and outputs with the plant and computes logic.

Others
This operation manual corresponds to Version 1.23.40US.

DIASYS NetmationManual Map


The following lists DIASYS Netmation manuals.

Category

System general
(Describes the
system general.)

Engineering Maintenance Station (EMS)


(Describes an EMS tool used for setting and maintenance of the control system.)

System description
Describes a
system overview,
characteristics,
functions and
specifications.

System
Description

TAS71-E001E
First Step
Guide to
DIASYS
Netmation
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Operation manual
Describes how to
operate the
system.

Start
Guide

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Reference manual
Describes the
graphic symbols.
Also refer to the
applicable operation manual.
Installation guide
Describes the software and hardware
requirements, and
installation procedures.
Maintenance manual
Describes maintenance of the system.

Maintenance
Tool (EMS)
Users
Guide(For Windows XP)
TAS71-U052E

GraphicCreator
(MARLIN)
Users
Guide(For Windows XP)
TAS71-U053E

LogicCreator
(FLIPPER)
Users Guide

ListCreator
(CORAL)
Users Guide

LoopPlate
Creator
(SCALLOP)
Users Guide (For
Windows XP)

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TAS71-U005E

TAS71-U057E

Graphic Parts
Reference
Guide

Function Block
Reference
Guide

TAS71-R006E

TAS71-R001E

HMI (Describes
the OPS, ACS
and EMS.)

Multiple Process Station


(Describes the MPS.)

Communication
(Describes the communication
settings.)

Storage Specifications and


List of Spare
Parts Used for
Periodical
Replacement
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Hardware
Specification

TAS71-G500E

Unit
OPS&ACS
Users Guide
(For Windows
XP)
TAS71-U056E
Browser
Operator
Station Users
Guide
TAS71-U008E

CARD
Communication Client
Application
Guide
TAS71-R003E

Unit OPS/EMS/
ACS Installaion/
Maintenance
Guide (For
Windows XP)
TAS71-I051E

Unit OPS/EMS/
ACS
Trouble
Shooting
Manual
TAS71-M002E

MPS
Hardware
Installation
Guide

CPS
Installation/
Maintenance
Guide

TAS71-I001E

TAS71-I003E

MPS
Trouble
Shooting
Manual
TAS71-M001E

Quality control/service
(Describes quality
control and services of
the system.)

CARD
Proxy
Reference
Guide
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Description rules

NOTE
A supplementary note describes important supplementary information.

CAUTION
A caution describes an operation or information that is required to
prevent damaging a device or software, losing data, or creating ineffective results.

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Table of Contents
Introduction
DIASYS Netmation Manual Map
Table of Contents
1

Outline of DIASYS Netmation ........................................................................................... 1-1


1.1
DIASYS : MHI's Control System ............................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Components of the System......................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
DIASYS Netmation Communication Protocol
(MHI Card Communication System) ........................................................................... 1-4
1.4
Integrated Database.................................................................................................... 1-6

Functions of the Operator Station (OPS) ............................................................................ 2-1


2.1
Starting the OPS.......................................................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Security for the OPS.................................................................................................... 2-3
2.3
Calling a Window on the OPS..................................................................................... 2-5
2.3.1
Calling a window from OPS Explorer................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2
Calling a window using its icon on the main window ........................................... 2-6
2.4
Operating the Plant (Control Screen).......................................................................... 2-7
2.5
Monitoring Process Values on a System Diagram (Graphics).................................. 2-10
2.6
Monitoring the Processing Status of Logic (Logic Monitoring)............................... 2-15
2.7
Monitoring the Chronological Changes of Process Values (Trends) ........................ 2-19
2.8
Monitoring the Status of the System (System Status Display).................................. 2-24
2.9
Monitoring and Checking Alarms (Alarm Summary)................................................. 2-25
2.10 OPS Window Display Tool: Work Space Manager (WSM) ....................................... 2-31

Functions of the Accessory Station (ACS) .......................................................................... 3-1


3.1
Starting the ACS .......................................................................................................... 3-1
3.2
Allocation of the Roles of the OPS and the ACS ........................................................ 3-2
3.3
Printing and Modifying Reports ................................................................................... 3-4
3.4
Displaying and Manipulating the Event Trace............................................................. 3-7
3.5
Storing Long-term Data in External Media ................................................................ 3-11

Functions of the Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS).......................................... 4-1


4.1
Starting the Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS) ......................................... 4-1
4.2
Functions of the Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS) .................................. 4-5
4.3
Objects and Classes in ObjectDatabase (ORCA) ...................................................... 4-7
4.4
Creating an Object ...................................................................................................... 4-9
4.5
Creating Logic (Logic Window) ................................................................................. 4-12
4.6
Creating a Graphic (Graphic Window) ...................................................................... 4-17
4.7
Defining the System (System Window)..................................................................... 4-21
4.8
Setting up the OPS and the ACS (HMI Window) ...................................................... 4-24
4.9
Managing Drawings (Drawing Window).................................................................... 4-27
4.10 Using Excel to Edit ObjectDatabase (ORCA) (Document Window) ......................... 4-28
4.11 Examples of Using EMS Functions........................................................................... 4-30
4.11.1 Adding an input .................................................................................................. 4-30
4.11.2 Adding a color-changing lamp component to an OPS window
(creating logic).................................................................................................... 4-35
4.11.3 Adding a color-changing lamp component to an OPS window
(creating a graphic) ............................................................................................ 4-44
4.11.4 Changing the position of control loop plates in a control screen....................... 4-56

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Outline of the Multiple Process Station (MPS).................................................................... 5-1


5.1
Configuration of the Multiple Process Station (MPS).................................................. 5-1
5.2
Starting and Stopping the MPS ................................................................................... 5-3
5.2.1
Starting the MPS .................................................................................................. 5-3
5.3
Inserting and Removing Cards and Modules.............................................................. 5-4
5.3.1
Inserting and removing cards into and from the CPU chassis ............................ 5-4
5.3.2
Installing and removing I/O modules ................................................................... 5-6
5.4
Setting up I/O Modules................................................................................................ 5-8

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Outline of DIASYS Netmation

This chapter gives an overview of DIASYS Netmation.

1.1 DIASYS : MHI's Control System


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is one of the largest plant manufacturers in the world. MHI
manufactures devices for power plants such as boilers, turbines and gas turbines, and provides
varied types of plants ranging from conventional plants consisting of boilers and turbines to
combined cycle plants consisting of gas turbines, waste heat recovery boilers (HRSG) and
steam turbines.
MHI also designs and manufactures varied power generators using gas engines, diesel engines,
wind power, fuel cells and waste materials, and varied equipment in power plants such as
desulfurizers.
As a plant manufacturer and provider, MHI recognized the need to provide the optimal control
for power plant facilities, and started to manufacture DIASYS since 1970s as an original
power plant control system.
So far, MHI has released the DIASYS-UP series and the DIASYS-UP/V series using the latest
hardware of each era. As the software that performs the plant control, MHI developed an
original logic description language, DIASYS-IDOL, which is most suited for plant control, and
it has been used in both series.
DIASYS Netmation was released in 2000 as the latest DIASYS-series control system and
actively incorporates the radically evolving IT technology. As the plant control software,
DIASYS-IDOL++, which is an enhanced successor to DIASYS-IDOL that was optimized for
plant control and had renowned records, is used. The feature of DIASYS-IDOL++ is its highly
reliable system design because MHI knows what is needed in designing and creating plants.
DIASYS Netmation differs from the previous DIASYS series in two major points:

(1)

Incorporating the latest IT technology


DIASYS Netmation uses the MHI card communication protocol which was developed by
MHI based on the Internet technology with enhanced reliability since it is used for controlling
and monitoring plants. DIASYS Netmation enables you to control and monitor your plant
from a remote place or via radio while achieving high reliability and light communication load.
The user-machine interface is based on Microsoft Windows. Therefore, you can use DIASYS
Netmation to register and maintain the system components as well as control and monitor
your plant like you use an ordinary PC.

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(2)

Fully integrated database for easy maintenance


An integrated database centrally manages the system registration and maintenance data such as
logic and graphic displays for monitoring that are created or changed using different tools.
Therefore, you no longer need to assign numbers and identify the same data items that are used
in different locations. You can also perform maintenance efficiently since you can reference any
system data regardless of the tool you use.
The purpose of this document is to provide a system outline. The manual mainly describes the
features of DIASYS Netmation and gives an overview of the system.

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1.2 Components of the System
This section describes the components of the DIASYS Netmation system.

Caution
Depending on your system configuration, the components described here may not be
provided to you. (Some of the components described here may not be included in
your system.)

Multiple Process Station (MPS)


The Multiple Process Station automatically controls the plant, and handles inputs and outputs
with the plant. It also performs complex arithmetic processing such as plant performance and
heat absorption.
Operator Station (OPS)
The Operator Station is a user-machine interface that is used to monitor and operate the plant.
Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS)
The Engineering and Maintenance Station is used to maintain the control system.
Accessory Station (ACS)
The Accessory Station stores and manages large quantities of plant data. It is also used as an
interface with Web servers and external devices.
Browser OPS
With a browser, you can enjoy the same functionality as
provided by an OPS in the central control room. You
can operate and monitor your plant from your office or a
remote place using an ordinary PC.
Mobile OPS
With a notebook PC, you can enjoy the same
functionality as provided by an OPS in the central
control room. At the plant, you can share the same
information displayed in the central control room to
monitor and operate the plant.
For details about each device, see the "DIASYS
Netmation System Description".

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1.3

DIASYS Netmation Communication Protocol (MHI


Card Communication System)
The system components described in Section 1.2 exchange data with one another over the
communication system. 100-Mbps Ethernet is employed for the unit network that contain OPSs,
EMSs, and MPSs. When these devices communicate with a browser OPS or other devices that
are not directly connected to the unit network, especially using the Internet, the communication
volume may be small.
The MHI card communication system is a communication protocol developed exclusively for
DIASYS Netmation based on the Internet so it can be applied to small infrastructures with
small communication volume.
The original communication protocol of the MHI card communication system is based on
TCP/UDP/IP and is provided as an ActiveX control based on Microsoft's COM architecture to
easily acquire necessary data from anywhere anytime. Since the communication load is small,
this system can be used for remote monitoring and operation using an existing small
communication infrastructure that can handle only a small volume of communication.
Figure 1.3-1 shows the concept of the MHI card communication system. Steps 1. to 5. show the
communication procedure for displaying a graphic on an OPS.

5.Display data.
Accessory
Station
ACS)

Engineering
Maintenance
Station
EMS)

Operator
Station
OPS)

1.Display a desired
window.

4. Send data.
Unit Network
2. Request the data to be displayed
on the screen using a card.
Multiple Process
Station (MPS)

3.Select data.

Plant

Figure 1.3-1 Concept of the MHI Card Communication System

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In previous systems, the MPS collected data and sent all of it to the OPS periodically. And the
OPS selected the process data to be shown on the displayed window. Since all the collected data
needed to be sent over the network, the communication load was great and a communication
protocol that could manage large quantities of data was needed.
The MHI card communication system fetches only the necessary data from the applicable
device only when the data is required. For example, suppose you want to display a graphic
window on an OPS. You call the desired window on the OPS. Then the OPS fetches only the
required process data from the MPS. Since only the necessary data is sent over the network, the
communication load is small. The number of communication steps is greater than before but
data can be acquired in real time which is mandatory for a system to control and monitor plants.
For example, it takes only one second before a graphic window is fully displayed when you call
it. Even if you call a trend window with many data items to be displayed, it takes only three
seconds before the window begins to be displayed. Once a window is displayed, only new data
is sent and it takes only one second to update data.
Although the above example explains only displaying windows on an OPS, the card
communication system is used in most of DIASYS Netmation communications including
between the EMS and the OPS, between the EMS and the MPS, between the OPS and the ACS,
and between MPSs. (Some of communications do not use the card communication system, such
as logic download from the EMS.) The card communication system is also used in displaying a
browser OPS via the Internet.

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1.4 Integrated Database
One of the main features of DIASYS Netmation is an integrated database called
ObjectDatabase (ORCA).
The control system performs varied functions including the graphic display on an OPS, creating
logic for defining arithmetic processing for control, and assignment of input and output signals
to I/O modules. ObjectDatabase (ORCA) manages each piece of data that is shared by
different functions as a single component (object). Objects appear differently depending on the
function that uses them. However, objects do not change. Figure 1.4-1 shows the concept.

MHI object-oriented database


ObjectDatabase (ORCA)

Figure 1.4-1 Concept of ObjectDatabase (ORCA)

In previous systems, when different functions required the same data, each function created the
data and gave the same number to the data to show that they were actually using the same data.
Let's take a pump for example.
Suppose there is logic that defines a pump that changes its color depending on its status. Also
suppose there is a graphic window that displays the pump which changes its color. In previous
systems, the logic creation tool was used to create the color change logic and the pump was
given a number for each piece of that logic.
Then the graphic creation tool was used to create a graphic that displayed the pump. To the
colors of the pump, the numbers defined in the color change logic were assigned.
Figure 1.4-2 shows the concept of the previous number assignment method. Figure 1.4-3 shows
the ObjectDatabase (ORCA) method used in DIASYS Netmation.

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Number
LD0001
LD0002
LD0003

Setting
1 when active
1 when inactive
1 for failure

.
The logic for establishing each state is
written.
Graphic components do not exist.

Same state of
the same
pump since
the number is
the same

Logic creation tool

Number
LD0001
LD0002
LD0003

Setting
Red for 1
Yellow for 1
Red and flicking for 1

.
The color for each state is set.

Graphic creation tool

Figure 1.4-2 Previous Control System's Method Example of Pump Color Change)

DI
Logic for defining

1
2
3
4
5

color change
patterns
AI

Same object
with different
appearances

The logic for establishing each state is written.


Graphic components can coexist with logic.

The color for each state is set (this setting is


also possible using LogicCreator).

Logic creation tool:


LogicCreator
ORCA

Graphic creation tool:


GraphicCreator

Figure 1.4-3 ObjectDatabase (ORCA)'s Method Example of Pump Color Change

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The previous method required cumbersome and confusing number assignment. With the
DIASYS Netmation method, graphic components can coexist in logic and number
assignment is not necessary.
By simply copying and defining the components defined in logic in the graphic creation tool by
dragging and dropping, you can use those components in graphics on the OPS.
Control loop plates and lamp components can also coexist in logic, allowing you to manage the
system efficiently.
For how to define graphic components and others, see Chapter 4.

You can write operation controls in control logic.

You can write lamps in control logic.

Figure 1.4-4 Logic in DIASYS Netmation

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Functions of the Operator Station (OPS)


The Operator Station (OPS) is a user-machine interface for monitoring and operating the plant.
This chapter describes how to use the main functions of the OPS.

2.1

Starting the OPS


This section explains how to start the OPS. The OPS is a Windows personal computer installed
with software called Work Space Manager (WSM). When the automatic startup is set, WSM
starts automatically when you start the personal computer. When the manual startup is set,
double-click the [WSManager] icon on Windows to start the OPS.

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It takes about one minute to start.

The initial screen of WSM appears.

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2.2 Security for the OPS

WSM functions may affect the plant operation and they provide means to change the
environment settings of WSM to make the operation and monitoring of the plant more easy.
In DIASYS Netmation, you can restrict specific users from performing such operations by
setting the security mode to assure the safety of the plant.
You use the EMS to set the functions and areas each user is allowed to operate.
Normally, the functions that are set in the security mode are unavailable to users.
In WSM, you can cancel the security mode by entering a login name and a password.
Depending on the security definition for the group each login user belongs to, the range of
available operations and operation targets is determined.
You can register the confirmation and reset of alarms, registration of trend points, manual reset
of logic monitoring, and others in the security mode.
The operations in the security mode are displayed in the menu bar but they are dimmed and
cannot be selected.
To check whether the security mode for a specific operation is canceled, check the display
status of the [Security] icon displayed in the WSM toolbar.
When locked

: Security mode is set (logout).

When unlocked

: Security mode is canceled (login).

To cancel the security mode, click the [Security] icon in the WSM toolbar or choose [Tool] [Login] from the menu bar.

Enlarged view

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When the window for canceling the security mode appears, enter the user name and the
password.
In the [Timeout] list box, you can specify a period of time (timeout period) before WSM
automatically returns to the logout status (the security mode is set).
You can select 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours,
24 hours, or none (no timeout).

If you do not log in within 30 seconds after this window is displayed, the window times out and
closes.

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2.3 Calling a Window on the OPS

You have two options to call a window (graphic, logic monitoring, control loop plate, trend) on the OPS:
Double-click the desired window in OPS Explorer.
Double-click the desired icon (shortcut icon, profile) on the main window.

2.3.1

Calling a window from OPS Explorer

OPS Explorer manages all the windows of the OPS. The configuration of OPS Explorer and
how you use it are the same as Microsoft Windows Explorer.
When you double-click an item in OPS Explorer, the corresponding window appears.
To display OPS Explorer, in the WSM toolbar, click the [OPS EXPLORER] icon.
OPS Explorer appears.

The windows are organized in directories by functions. When you double-click a desired
window, it opens.

Double-click

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2.3.2

Calling a window using its icon on the main window

You can place shortcut icons to windows on the WSM main window and double-click the
desired icon to call the corresponding window.
You can also combine some windows as a group and call the group using a shortcut icon. The
icon of a group of windows is called a layout profile. A layout profile can store multiple
windows with different sizes.
For details about shortcut icons and profiles, see Section 2.10.

The following example is a profile containing four windows.

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2.4 Operating the Plant (Control Screen)


A control screen consists of control loop plates that you use to start and stop plant auxiliary
devices or operate valves. One control screen can accommodate four control loop plates
horizontally and three vertically, total of 12 control loop plates.
Control screens are stored in the Control Screens folder in OPS Explorer.
When you double-click the Control Screens folder, a list of control screens appears in the right
area (list view) of OPS Explorer.

In the list view on the right, double-click the control screen you want to display. If you place the
icon of a desired control screen on the WSM main window beforehand, you can also call the
control screen using the icon.

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The outline of how to operate a control loop plate is as follows.

(1) To change a Manipulated Value (MV) in an analog control loop plate, use the arrow buttons
for MV at the lower left of the control loop plate. To select a rate of change, right-click on
the mouse.

(2) To switch between the auto mode and the manual mode, choose the [AUTO] button or the
[MAN] button and press the [EXEC] button in an analog control loop plate. Operations that
affect the plant such as this require two steps with the [EXEC] button to prevent incorrect
operations.

(3) To change a Set Value (SV) in an analog control loop plate, use the arrow buttons for SV at
the lower middle. To select a rate of change, right-click on the mouse.

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(4) When you display a control screen, you can use the reduced display mode to view the entire
control screen.

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(Graphics)
Graphics show the system diagrams and real-time data of the plant.
Graphic windows are stored in the Custum graphic function folder in OPS Explorer. When you
double-click the Custum graphic function folder, a list of graphic windows appears in the right
area (list view) of OPS Explorer.

In the list view, double-click the graphic window you want to display.
If you place the icon of a desired graphic window on the WSM main window beforehand, you can
also call the graphic window using the icon. For example, you can double-click and display GAS
TURBINE OVERVIEW in OPS Explorer as shown below.

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To increase or decrease the size of a displayed window, right-click on the window to display the
pop-up menu and choose [Zoom]. Then select the desired percentage.

The following graphic is magnified by 150%.

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The following graphic is reduced by 50%.

When you click a button on the graphic window, you can call another graphic window that is
associated with the button.
For example, you can click the [AIR FUEL GAS SYS] button on the lower right of the
window to display the "AIR/FUEL GAS SYSTEM" window.

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The "AIR/FUEL GAS SYSTEM" window appears.

You can also call and operate control loop plates. For example, you can click FUEL
SELECTOR in the middle of the window to call the control loop plate for operating the FUEL
SELECTOR.

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You can also call logic monitoring windows. The following example is the operation logic of
the INDICATOR-2.

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2.6 Monitoring the Processing Status of Logic (Logic


Monitoring)
Logic monitoring checks the logic that is processed by the Multiple Process Station (MPS) and
the processing status in real time.
Logic monitoring windows are stored in the Logic monitoring folder in OPS Explorer. When
you double-click the Logic monitoring folder, a list of logic monitoring windows appears in the
right area (list view) of OPS Explorer.

In the list view, double-click the logic monitoring window you want to display. If you place the
icon of a desired window on the WSM main window beforehand, you can also call the window
using the icon. The displayed logic monitoring window shows the status of the logic being
processed by the MPS in real time. On this window, you can fix outputs, set outputs, and adjust
parameters.

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Note

Only the operators with priviledges may be allowed to fix outputs, set outputs, and
cancel fixed outputs. To perform these operations, you may need to cancel the
security mode. For details about canceling the security mode, see Section 2.2.

To fix an output, right-click on the desired logic element and choose [Manual set] from the
pop-up menu.

The "Manual Set" dialog box appears.


Select [Manual hold] in the [Set mode] area and click [Execute] to fix the output of the
element.

On the logic monitoring window, the color of the element changes to green to indicate that its
output is fixed.

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To set an output, display the "Manual Set" dialog box and select [Manual set] in the [Set
mode] area. Change the value and click [Execute].

To cancel the fixed output, display the "Manual Set" dialog box and select [Release] in the
[Set mode] area. Then choose [Execute] and [OK].

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You can display the set outputs, fixed outputs, and canceled fixed outputs of each logic sheet
from OPS Explorer. In OPS Explorer, select the desired logic monitoring window, right-click to
display the pop-up menu, and choose [Information].

The set outputs, fixed outputs, and canceled fixed outputs of the selected logic sheet are
displayed in the "InvoView" window.

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2.7 Monitoring the Chronological Changes of Process


Values (Trends)
Trends graphically display the chronological changes of process data. This section gives an
overview of how to operate a trend.
Trends are stored in the "Real Time Trend Function" folder in OPS Explorer. When you
double-click the "Real Time Trend Function" folder, a list of trend windows appears in the
right area (list view) of OPS Explorer.
In the list view, double-click the trend window you want to display. If you place the icon of a
desired window in the WSM main window beforehand, you can also call the window using the
icon. The following example shows calling the "Real time trend page" file from OPS
Explorer.

The trend window appears.

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On the trend window, you can specify display settings. Here are some examples.

To change the time scale, select the desired scale from the [Time Scale] list box.

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To change the display span, use the display span bar.

To change the color of a trend graph, use the color menu of the pens.

Other functions include peak search, two-pen gap display, scale bar display, and timing
marking.

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To register an additional trend point, you can also drag and drop the desired point from a
graphic window or a logic monitoring window.

Note
Only the operators with priviledges may be allowed to register trend points in trends.
In this case, you may need to cancel the security mode to register trend points. For
details about canceling the security mode, see Section 2.2.

The following example shows how to register a trend from a logic monitoring window. First,
you display the logic monitoring window containing the data to be registered and the destination
trend window where you want to register the data.
On the logic monitoring window, right-click on an empty space to display the pop-up menu.
From the pop-up menu, choose [Mode change] - [Drag].

When you move the cursor to an element you can register, the cursor change to the drag mark (a
hand that is shaped for grabbing).

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Drag and drop the target element in the graph area in the trend. A registration window appears.
Set the attributes of the data (upper and lower limits and others) and choose the [Save DB]
button to complete the registration.

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2.8 Monitoring the Status of the System (System Status


Display)
The system status display window shows the status of each device (OPS, ACS, MPS, printer,
and others) in the control system. The status of each device is determined by the self diagnostics
of each device. You can show the status of the I/O module level of the MPS. By using the
system status display window, you can determine the device or equipment in abnormal status
and perform applicable maintenance such as replacing the faulty device with a new one.
To display the system status display window, choose the icon on the WSM main window or
select the window in OPS Explorer.

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2.9 Monitoring and Checking Alarms (Alarm Summary)


The alarm summary displays a list of alarms that have occurred.
To display the alarm summary, choose the [Alarm Summary] icon from the WSM toolbar.

The alarm summary window appears. This section gives an overview of the alarm summary.

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You can check all the alarms in a batch, page by page, or line by line.

To check alarms page by page, choose the page-by-page check button from the alarm summary
toolbar.

When you scroll the window, you notice that only one page of alarms are checked.

To check alarms line by line, right-click on an unchecked alarm. When the pop-up menu
appears, choose [ACK].

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You notice that only the selected line is checked.

To check all the alarms, choose the check-all button from the alarm summary toolbar.

When the cause of an alarm is corrected, the color of the alarm changes to green.

When all the causes of the alarms are corrected and the operator determines that there is no
more need to display the alarms, the operator performs a reset.
You can reset all the alarms in a batch or reset page by page or line by line like checking.

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To analyze the cause of an alarm, you can call the logic monitoring window that has detected
the alarm.
Right-click on the target alarm to display the pop-up menu. Choose [Relation] to display the
"Navigation Popup" window. The window displays the name of the logic monitoring sheet
which describes the output of the alarm.

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Double-click the logic sheet name to display the corresponding logic monitoring sheet.

You can also specify settings on the alarm summary window.

Note
Only the operators with privileges may be allowed to configure the alarm summary.
You may need to cancel the security mode to configure the alarm summary. For
details about canceling the security mode, see Section 2.2.

From the alarm summary toolbar, choose [Option] - [Setup] to display the "AlmSum
Setup" window.

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In this window, you can set the display area, display colors, alarm sounds, and other items.

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2.10 OPS Window Display Tool: Work Space Manager


(WSM)
WSM provides varied window display functions. This section explains some of them.
To display windows in cascade format, from the toolbar, choose [Window] - [Cascade].

To display windows in tile format, from the toolbar, choose [Window] - [Tile vertical]. You
can also tile windows vertically.

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WSM can memorize and store different combinations of windows. This is called profiling.

From the toolbar, choose the button for creating a layout profile icon and enter a name. As an
example, we enter "aaa" here.

From the toolbar, choose the [Close] icon to close all the windows.
An icon named "aaa" should be created. When you double-click this icon, the stored
combination of windows appears.

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To store a profile in OPS Explorer, from the toolbar, choose the button for saving a layout
profile file.

Enter the file name.

The layout profile is created in the My Drawer folder. You can call this profile from OPS
Explorer hereafter.

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You can also create a shortcut icon to each window.


Drag and drop the "STEAM TURBINE OVERVIEW" window from OPS Explorer on the desktop
to create its shortcut icon.

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3 Functions of the Accessory Station (ACS)


3
The Accessory Station (ACS) stores long-term data and is used as an interface with peripherals
and external devices.
This chapter describes the main features of the ACS to give you an outline.

3.1

Starting the ACS


Turn on the ACS terminal.
Windows NT starts. A few minutes later, a message, "To log on, press the Ctrl+Alt+Del key",
appears. Press the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] keys.
When a window appears asking you to enter your user name and password for logon, enter the
user name and the password, and click the [OK] button.
The ACS starts automatically and the progress indicator appears showing the activation status.

When the indicator disappears, the startup is completed.

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3.2 Allocation of the Roles of the OPS and the ACS


3

The ACS stores long-term data. To reference the stored long-term data, you display it on the OPS or
print it from a printer. Table 3.2-1 lists the functions of the OPS and the ACS, and the allocation of the
roles of the OPS and the ACS.
Table 3.2-1 Functions of the OPS and the ACS
Function

OPS

ACS

Alarms

Display and operate

Print

Logic monitoring

Display and operate

Display and operate

Control loop plates

Display and operate

Trend graph

Display and operate

Store middle- and


long-term data*

Quick trend

Display and operate

X-Y trend

Display and operate

Store middle- and


long-term data*

Event trace

Display and operate

Store

Maintenance log

Display and operate

Alarm list

Display and operate

Data modification list

Display and operate

Data list

Display and operate

Group point list

Display and operate

Store middle- and


long-term data*

Digital group trend

Display and operate

Print

Flight recorder

Display and operate

Store

Post-trip log

Print and store

SOE report

Print and store

Tagging report

Print and store

Reports

Print, store, modify data

Middle- and long-term trend


storage in CSV format

Operate and store

Long-term trend storage

Operate and store

Automatic export

Export

Printer management

Operate

Graphics
display)

(system

diagram

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*There are three types of trend data:


(1)

Short-term trend data: Stored in the MPS (collected every second, stored up to 60
minutes)

(2)

Middle-term trend data: Stored in the ACS (collected every second, stored up to 24
hours)
This is actually the short-term trend data in the MPS collected and stored by the ACS.

(3)

Long-term trend data: Stored in the ACS (collected every 10 seconds, stored up to one
month)
This is a portion of the middle-term trend data. In the system without the ACS, the OPS
can display only the short-term trend data.

Caution
If only the turbine governor control device (DEH) or the gas turbine control device
(GTC) is provided, the ACS may not be included. In that case, the functions of the
ACS listed in Table 3.2-1 are not available. The DCS provides those functions
instead.

This chapter gives an overview of reports, event trace, and storing long-term data in external
devices.
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3.3 Printing and Modifying Reports


3

You can print the collected process data as daily reports or monthly reports and use them in
managing the plant operation.
As standard report types, there are daily reports and monthly reports. You can create them using
Microsoft Excel. The specified types of reports are automatically printed at the preset time
(regular interval printing).
The reports that are printed at regular intervals are stored in the ACS. You can reprint and
modify data on the ACS. See the following for how to reprint and modify data on the ACS.
To reprint or modify data, double-click the [LGPrintTool] icon on the ACS desktop to start
LGPrintTool.

Figure 3.3-1 LGPrintTool

To reprint a report, choose the [REPORT REPRINT] button.


When a list of reprintable reports appears, select the desired report, select the target year and
date, and click the [OK] button. The report is printed from the report printer.

(1)

(2)

(3)

Figure 3.3-2 Reprinting a Report

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To modify a report, in LGPrintTool, choose the [REPORT MODIFY] button.


A list of modifiable reports appears. Select the desired report, select the target year and date,
and click the [OK] button.

3
(1)

(2)

(3)

Figure 3.3-3 Modifying a Report - 1

Excel starts and the print format of the selected report appears. Use Excel to modify the
contents.

Figure 3.3-4 Modifying a Report - 2

When you finish the modification, end Excel.

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When a message appears asking you whether to print the modified contents, choose the [Yes]
button if you want to print the report. If not, choose the [No] button.

Figure 3.3-5 Modifying a Report 3

When a message appears asking you whether to save the modified contents, choose the [Yes]
button if you want to save the contents. If not, choose the [No] button.

Figure 3.3-6 Modifying a Report - 4

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3.4 Displaying and Manipulating the Event Trace


The event trace function displays and prints the alarms and events detected by the MPS, the
history of operations on the OPS, and the history of adjustments made during logic monitoring.
You can use the provided filtering function to select up to 160,000 events and analyze their
operating status.
To display the event trace, in the WSM toolbar, click the [Event/Alarm view function] icon
or from OPS Explorer, choose [OPS Workspace] - [Master Data] - [OPS functions] [Event/Alarm view function].

Enlarged

To change pages, you can use the [Page Down] (


button or enter the desired page number in the [Page] (

) button and the [Page Up] (


) text box in the toolbar.

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To filter or search for an event, you use the event trace filter.

To display the event trace filter, in the event trace toolbar, click [Filter View] (
the menu bar, choose [View] - [Filter View].

), or from

Event trace filter

Five types of filtering are available:



By date and time
You can specify the date and time when the target event occurred to extract and
display the applicable message.


By tag and message


You can specify the character string included in the target tag or event trace message
to extract and display the applicable message.

By type and status


You can specify the target type or status of event (existing or canceled) to extract
and display the applicable message.

By device
You can specify the target device in the plant (MPS, OPS, ACS) to display the
events that occurred in the selected device.

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You select the applicable event trace filter tab for the type of filtering you want to perform.

Like the alarm summary, you can specify varied settings on the event trace window.

Note
Only the operators with priviledges may be allowed to configure the event trace. In
that case, you may need to cancel the security mode to configure the event trace.
For details about canceling the security mode, see Section 2.2.

From the menu bar of the event trace window, choose [Option] - [Setup] to display the
"Event Trace Setup" dialog box.

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In this dialog box, you can set the display area, display colors, alarm sounds, and other items.

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3.5 Storing Long-term Data in External Media


You can automatically export the event trace data, middle- and long-term trend data, spectrum
trigger logs, daily reports, SOE reports, post-trip logs, flight recorder data, user request forms in
the CSV format that you collected and stored in the ACS to external media (MOs, CD-Rs/Ws,
DVDs). When you export middle- and long-term trend data stored in the CSV format, you need
to specify so beforehand on the EMS.
Event trace data (CSV format) is exported to an external medium at the end of each day and
middle- and long-term trend data stored in the CSV format is exported at the timing specified on
the EMS.
When long-term data is specified to be stored externally, the data is automatically exported to
an external medium.
When you double-click the [AcsESVMonitor] icon on the ACS desktop, the automatic export
monitor starts. You can use this monitor to temporarily stop or resume the automatic export, or
check the free space in the target medium.

The colors of the [Start] and [Stop] buttons on the automatic export monitor window show the
operating status of the automatic export function. When [Start] is green, the function is active.
When [Stop] is red, the function is inactive.
You can use the [Start] and [Stop] buttons to start and stop the automatic export function.
The [Free space on drive] area in the automatic export monitor window shows the free
space in the target medium in units of MB. The [Message:] area shows one of the following
messages:
Table 3.5-1 Messages of the Automatic Export Monitor
Message
Description
Attention: Free space is near This message indicates that the size of the free space in the target
to limit
medium is less than the warning value specified in the configuration
file of the ACS.
Warning: Device is full.
This message indicates that the target medium is full.
ERROR: Storage operation This message indicates that the operation for saving data is incorrect.
error.
ERROR: Device access error
This message indicates that an access error (insufficient capacity, the
medium is not formatted) has occurred in the target medium.

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4 Functions of the Engineering and Maintenance


Station (EMS)
4
The Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS) is used to maintain the control system. This
chapter describes how to use the main features of this device.

4.1

Starting the Engineering and Maintenance Station


(EMS)
To start the EMS, double-click the ORCA-View icon.
The center of the EMS is an integrated database called "ObjectDatabase (ORCA)". This
database manages all the design data including control logic and the components that are
displayed on the Operator Station. For details about ObjectDatabase (ORCA), see Section
1.3.
The values that are set using the functions of the EMS are stored and managed centrally by
ObjectDatabase (ORCA). ORCA-View is used as a gateway for each function of
ObjectDatabase (ORCA). All the functions of the EMS are performed via ORCA-View.
To start ORCA-View, double-click the [ORCA-View] icon.

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When ORCA-View is started up, from the menu bar, choose [File] - [Open Project]. The
"Open Project" window appears. Select the desired project and choose [Open].
When the "Log-in" window appears, enter the user name and the password, and click [OK].

ORCA-View starts.

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The EMS has six functions and each function is shown as a Window on ORCA-View.
To open a Window on ORCA-View, from the menu bar, choose [View] - [Window]. When
a Window is open, it has a checkmark on the left of its name.

You can also display a Window from the WINDOW list displayed under the toolbar.

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The following ORCA View window shows all Windows.

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4.2

Functions of the Engineering and Maintenance


Station (EMS)
The following figure shows an example ORCA View window with all six Windows
(functions) of the EMS open. Each Window represents a function of the EMS. The center of
the EMS is an integrated database called "ObjectDatabase (ORCA)" that stores and manages
data (objects). You can use each function (Window) of the EMS to display, change, and add
data in ObjectDatabase (ORCA).

ObjectDatabase (ORCA)

Logic data creation function: Logic Window


This function allows you to create logic data that is processed by the MPS. Logic Window
manages logic data. To change logic or create new logic, you use a VISIO-based tool called
LogicCreator (FLIPPER).
Graphic creation function: Graphic Window
This function allows you to create graphics (system diagrams) displayed on the OPS.
Graphic Window manages graphic data. To change a graphic or create a new graphic, you
use a tool called GraphicCreator (MARLIN).
System building function: System Window
This function allows you to specify the overall definitions of the system. You can specify the
components connected to the unit network (you select from the MPS, OPS, and ACS),
manage the information about each component (regarding communications and others), and
set the module configuration in the MPS (such as signal assignment for I/O modules).

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User-machine interface between the OPS and the ACS: HMI Window
You use this function to set the functions and the windows to be used and displayed on each
OPS and ACS. You also use this Window to manage control loop plates. However, to
change the definitions of control loop plates or create a new control loop plate, you use
LoopPlateCreator (SCALLOP).

ObjectDatabase (ORCA) creation and change function: Document Window


You can also use other functions of the EMS to create and change ObjectDatabase
(ORCA). When you use Document Window, you can use Excel to create and change the
database efficiently. Document Window manages files in Excel format. To edit an Excel
file, you use ListCreator (CORAL).
Document management function: Drawing Window
You use this function to collect the data you create using other functions of the EMS, and
change it to electronic files for management. You use Drawing Window to convert the
logic sheets that you create using LogicCreator (FLIPPER), the graphics that you create
using GraphicCreator (MARLIN), and the Excel list documents that you create using
ListCreator (CORAL) into PDF format for management.
From Logic Window, start
LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to
create and change logic.

From Graphic Window, start


GraphicCreator (MARLIN) to
create and change the graphics
displayed on the OPS.

From Document Window,


start ListCreator (CORAL)
to edit ObjectDatabase
(ORCA) using Excel.

From HMI Window, start


LoopPlateCreator (SCALLOP)
to create and change the control
loop plates displayed on the OPS.

Figure 4.2-1 ORCA View and EMS Functions

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4.3

Objects and Classes in ObjectDatabase (ORCA)


ObjectDatabase (ORCA) manages and stores all the data used by DIASYS Netmation as
objects.
A class is a template (type) of object provided by DIASYS Netmation. There are two
categories for objects: body object and FIN object. A body object refers to the actual data that is
managed by ObjectDatabase (ORCA). When you use a function of the EMS to manipulate a
body object, you create a FIN object by adding the data required in that function to the body
object used as the base. Each body object has an identification number called ORCA-ID that is
automatically assigned by the system. However, users are not usually aware of these numbers.
Figure 4.3-1 explains the body object, FIN object, and class of a pump.
LogicCreator (FLIPPER)

Body object example:


Circulation pump
ORCA-ID: XXXXXXX
Class example:
Graphic symbol pump

DI
Logic for defining

3
4
5

the color change


patterns for the
HP/IP feed water
pump

1
2

FIN object example:


HP/IP feed water pump
defined using
LogicCreator (FLIPPER)

AI

Body object example:


HP/IP feed water pump
ORCA-ID: YYYYYYY

Write logic for enabling each state.

GraphicCreator (MARLIN)

A body object is
changed into a FIN
object when it is
used by an EMS
tool.

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Multiple body objects


of the same class can
be created.

FIN object example:


HP/IP feed water pump created
using GraphicCreator (MARLIN)

Place the HP/IP feed water pump


on the OPS graphic window.

Figure 4.3-1 Objects and Classes

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Body objects actually exist and FIN objects are means to represent the corresponding body
objects so they are suitable for each EMS tool.
As Figure 4.3-1 shows, classes are prepared for all the data that is used on the EMS. For
example, an alarm is a class and an I/O component such as AI and AO is also a class. In a
system for an actual project, necessary objects are created using classes.

The available objects are shown in a tree format in ORCA-View. Figure 4.3-2 shows how FIN
objects are displayed on Logic Window.
MPS name*
Logic sheet group
Logic sheet

FIN objects used


in the logic sheet

Figure 4.3-2 Example Display of Objects in ORCA-View

Figure 4.3-2 shows FIN objects that exist in the logic sheet named "MAIN STEAM PRESS
SET)" in a tree format. You see different FIN objects including "AJUSTE PRESION VAPOR
PPAL" and "MAIN STEAM PRESS SET)" .

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4.4 Creating an Object


This section gives a brief explanation of how to create an object.
You can create objects using any function of the EMS. For example, if you want to create the
color change logic for a lamp component and place the lamp component in a graphic, you use
LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to create the body object of the lamp and then use
GraphicCreator (MARLIN) to create the FIN object. In other words, you use the tool that
uses the desired object to create the body object and then create the FIN object for other tools.
In this section, we use LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to create a new body object for a lamp
component.
Drag and drop the desired lamp component on a logic sheet. The "Create New Body
Object Selection" dialog box appears. When you allocate an object, the "Create New
Body Object Selection" dialog box always appears.

Drag and drop the lamp component


to display the "Create New Body
Object Selection"dialog box.

Enlarged view

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Select [Create New Body Object] and then choose [Next] to display the "Create New
Property setup for Body Object" dialog box. Enter the necessary items and choose
[Complete].

When the "Property" dialog box appears, choose [OK] to complete the setup for the body
object. To specify the detailed properties for the applicable class, choose [Edit Property] and
enter the necessary settings.

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Next, we show you how to use GraphicCreator (MARLIN) to create the FIN object to display
the new lamp component that you have created using LogicCreator (FLIPPER) on the
graphic window.
When you use GraphicCreator (MARLIN) to drag and drop the lamp component on a graphic
sheet, the "Create New Body Object Selection" dialog box appears.
In the "Create New Body Object Selection" dialog box, select [Select existing Body
Object] to display a list of existing body objects. Select [Square lamp for graphics].

Drag and drop the lamp


component to display the "
Create New Body Object
Selection " dialog box.

Now the FIN object is registered using GraphicCreator (MARLIN).


In addition to the method described here, there are other convenient methods to create FIN
objects such as using the bucket of ORCA-View. For details, see Subsections 4.11.2 and
4.11.3.

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4.5 Creating Logic (Logic Window)

To create logic data that is processed by the MPS, you use Logic Window and LogicCreator
(FLIPPER).
Logic Window displays and manages the information about logic sheets in a tree format (see
Figure 4.5-1).
MPS name*
Logic sheet group
Logic sheet

Objects used in
the logic sheet

* The name of the MPS in Logic Window is shown merely for the purpose of directory.
When you define the logic that is processed by each MPS, you use System Window.
Figure 4.5-1 Logic Window

As shown in the tree of Figure 4.5-1, there is a piece of control logic titled "BOILER
MASTER" that is processed by an MPS named "APC". This control logic is divided into
multiple logic sheets (BOILER MASTER, MAIN STEAM PRESS SET). The objects used
in each logic sheet are also shown in a tree format. For example, a logic sheet named "MAIN
STEAM PRESS SET" has objects such as a digital alarm signal titled "CDC AUTO MODE"
in a tree format.
When you click the plus sign (+) on the left of an item in the tree, you can view the details about
each definition.

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To change an existing logic sheet, left-click the desired logic sheet and then right-click to
display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Open]. LogicCreator (FLIPPER)
starts and you can edit the logic.
To create a new logic sheet, from the toolbar, choose [Create New].
The following example shows how to change the logic of BOILER MASTER group in the
BOILER MASTER group under the MPS named "APC".

Start the logic creation tool, LogicCreator (FLIPPER), to display the editing window for the
selected logic sheet.
LogicCreator (FLIPPER) is created by customizing Microsoft VISIO for DIASYS
Netmation. LogicCreator (FLIPPER) provides logic elements as components in stencils.
You can drag and drop the desired logic elements onto a sheet and connect them with
connection lines to create logic.
When you check and build the completed logic, the logic is automatically converted to the data
to be processed by the MPS. When you download the converted data from System Window
to the MPS, the MPS starts computing using the new logic.

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See below for how to use LogicCreator (FLIPPER). Here, we explain a procedure of adding
a block diagram as an example.
From the PROCESS FUNCTIONS stencil, drag and drop the ON element. Similarly, from the
GRAPHIC PARTS stencil, drag and drop a pump element and specify the necessary data in the
property window.

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From the toolbar, choose the connection line icon.

From the PROCESS FUNCTIONS stencil, drag and drop the digital line and specify the input.
The details about the input of each element and how an element is used in computation are
determined for each function block. To check the meaning of the input of each element, choose
[Help] from the menu bar.

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When you finish editing logic, convert the logic into the data that can be processed by the MPS.
From the menu bar, choose [Netmation] - [Build].

When the edited logic contains an error, it is displayed at this occasion. If there is no error, build
ends. You download the converted data to the MPS from System Window of ORCA View.
You also use System Window to download the converted data to the OPS.
To terminate LogicCreator (FLIPPER), in the menu bar, click [File] - [Exit]. When a dialog
box appears, choose the [Yes] button.

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4.6 Creating a Graphic (Graphic Window)


To create the graphics displayed on the OPS, you use Graphic Window and
GraphicCreator (MARLIN).
Graphic Window displays and manages the information about graphics in a tree format. (See
Figure 4.6-1.)

Graphic sheet

Objects that are used

Figure 4.6-1 Graphic Window

Graphic Window folders (such as "Graphic group(z)" and "TURBINE READY TO


START" in Figure 4.6-1) are used as a means to organize graphics and they have no particular
meaning in the system.
When you click the plus sign (+) on the left of a graphic sheet, you can display the objects that
are used in that sheet.

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To change an existing graphic sheet, left-click the desired graphic sheet and right-click to
display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Open] to start GraphicCreator
(MARLIN). You can edit the graphic.
To create a new graphic sheet, from the toolbar, choose [Create New].

As an example, we explain how to change the "GAS TURBINE OVERVIEW" graphic.


Left-click [GAS TURBINE OVERVIEW] and right-click to display the pop-up menu. From
the pop-up menu, choose [Open].

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The graphic creation tool, GraphicCreator (MARLIN), starts and an editing window for the
selected graphic sheet appears.

GraphicCreator (MARLIN), like LogicCreator (FLIPPER), provides graphic elements in


stencils as components. You can drag and drop a desired plant component, such as a pump,
from a stencil onto a sheet and set the properties of the plant component to create the graphic
window.

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You specify the data about a desired plant component such as color change in the property
window. The specifiable items are determined beforehand for each graphic element. To check
the meaning of the input for each element, choose [Help] from the menu bar.

Figure 4.6-2 Color Change Property Window for a Graphic Component

If the logic of an element (pump in this case) is already set using LogicCreator (FLIPPER),
you need to select that pump. In the "Create New Body Object Selection" window,
select [Select existing Body Object].

To terminate GraphicCreator (MARLIN), in the menu bar, click [File] - [Exit


GraphicCreator]. When a dialog box appears, choose the [Yes] button.
To display the edited graphic on the OPS, download the graphic from System Window of
ORCA View to the OPS.

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4.7

Defining the System (System Window)


On System Window, you can set the following items about the control system:
Components to be connected to the unit network (MPS, OPS, or ACS) and the settings
about the selected component (regarding communications and others)
Assignment of the I/O modules in the MPS (modules to be used, assignment of channels,
tuning)
Information about the process tasks to be performed on the MPS (process cycles,
assignment of control logic sheets)
Functions of each OPS
Confirmation of the MPS system status and operation of the MPS
You use a tool similar to Explorer to specify and check the setup of the hardware and software
of each system component such as the MPS and the OPS. It is easy to understand, easy to set up
the system, and easy to maintain the system.

Node definition of the used component (MPS)

Setup of the logic process cycles

Standard cards

I/O module definition


I/O channel definition

Figure 4.7-1 System Window

To add a new component, right-click on [System Window] to display the pop-up menu. From
the pop-up menu, choose [Create New]. Select the MPS, OPS or ACS, and specify the name
and other settings such as communications. To specify more other settings, right-click the
mouse and display the property window.

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Next, we explain how to download logic data to the MPS online. The logic sheet to be
downloaded must be built beforehand using LogicCreator (FLIPPER). You can also use
Logic Window to build all the logic sheets in a batch.
Here is an example of downloading all the process blocks to an MPS named "APC".

In System Window, select "Process block configuration" under the "APC" folder and
right-click to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Offline Load
EMSMPS].

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Select the process block group to be downloaded and click [OK] to start downloading.

Control loop plates can also be downloaded online. However, download can only be performed
sheet by sheet.

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4.8 Setting up the OPS and the ACS (HMI Window)

On HMI Window, you can perform the following for the OPS and the ACS. To download the
settings of the OPS and the ACS, you use System Window.
Setting the directory configuration displayed in OPS Explorer (Master Data and overview)
Specifying the control loop plates displayed in a control screen
Managing control loop plates (they are created using LoopPlateCreator (SCALLOP))
Setting trend groups and X-Y trend groups
Setting filtering for the alarm summary
Setting security
Setting details about the trend data to be collected
Setting details about reports
Setting details about the logs (post-trip logs, SOE reports) to be collected, and others

Definition of the used function (loop plates)


Definition of a control loop plate window

Definition of control loop plates

Figure 4.8-1 HMI Window

You can perform the above operations using a tool similar to Explorer (see Figure 4.8-1).
Next, we explain how to create control loop plates.

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Right-click on "Loop plate function" under the "OPS functions" folder to display the
pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Open] to display the "LoopPlateCreator
(SCALLOP)" window.

The following is an example setup window for a digital control loop plate. You can allocate PBs,
assign numeric values to numeric value displays, allocate numeric value displays, set display
colors, and specify other settings.

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The following is an example setup window for an analog control loop plate.

To terminate LoopPlateCreator (SCALLOP), in the menu bar, click [File] - [Exit]. To save
the settings, in the displayed dialog box, choose the [Yes] button.

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4.9

Managing Drawings (Drawing Window)


On Drawing Window, you can convert the data (logic, graphics, Excel lists) that you create
using the EMS tools into PDF files and manage them as drawings.
Select a desired file and right-click to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose
[Open] to view the desired drawing.

PDF document
management

PDF document

Definition of ORCA files to


be converted to PDF files

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4.10 Using Excel to Edit ObjectDatabase (ORCA)


(Document Window)
4

On Document Window, you can use Excel to edit the data in ObjectDatabase (ORCA).
Although you can use other functions (such as LogicCreator (FLIPPER) and
GraphicCreator (MARLIN)) to set the data in ObjectDatabase (ORCA), it is more
efficient to use Excel to edit data.
Document Window displays a list of files of ObjectDatabase (ORCA) data in Excel
format. To convert ObjectDatabase (ORCA) data to Excel format, right-click on an empty
place to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Create New] to start Excel
and set necessary data.

List of ObjectDatabase (ORCA)


data files converted to Excel format

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Here is an example of object data converted to Excel format.

After you edit the object data using Excel, you can upload the data to
ObjectDatabase (ORCA).

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4.11 Examples of Using EMS Functions


This section describes the following examples to explain how to use the EMS:

Adding an input
Adding a color-changing lamp component to a graphic window on an OPS
You use LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to create the color change logic, download the logic
to the MPS, and then use GraphicCreator (MARLIN) to create the graphic.
Changing the position of control loop plates in a control screen

4.11.1 Adding an input


When you install an instrument such as a transmitter or a thermocouple, you need to register its
signals in DIASYS Netmation. In this subsection, we assume that an I/O module (FXAIM02
since we want to register transmitter signals) is already registered and we explain how to add
transmitter signals to free terminals (connection with the plant is required later).
The steps are as follows:

Define the input (I/O information) on System Window.

Download the defined I/O information to the MPS.

First, we define the input (I/O information) on System Window. There are two methods to
add an input:
Registering a new input
If there is no logic that uses the required input and you want to register the input as an object in
ObjectDatabase (ORCA) for the first time
Modifying an existing I/O element that is created in a control logic sheet using
LogicCreator (FLIPPER) and registering the result as an input
This method is available if you have created the logic containing the desired I/O element using
LogicCreator (FLIPPER) before you register the desired input in System Window and the
desired input is registered as an object in ObjectDatabase (ORCA). In this case, only
assignment of the input is necessary in System Window.
There are two other ways for this method:
Registering an input from the bucket
Using an existing object to create a new input
See below for details.

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(1)

Registering a new input


Under the target MPS, choose [Hardware configuration] - [ControlNET Interfacecard
(adapter)] and right-click on [ControlNET Module], or right-click on [Space x] under
[ControlNET Module] to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Create
New].

For details about how to register an object, see Section 4.4.


In the "Create New Class Selection" dialog box, the class to be selected is determined
depending on the type of module (AI, AO, DI, DO).
For AI:
For AO:
For DI:
For DO:

Analog input for logical I/O assignment


Analog output for logical I/O assignment
Digital input for logical I/O assignment
Digital output for logical I/O assignment

Since we add a transmitter input, select [Analog input for logical I/O assignment]. The
properties of an analog input are as follows. Enter the information regarding the input signal to
be registered. Mandatory items are marked with .

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Table 4.11-1 Properties of Analog Inputs


Property
Name
Name1

Tag
TagEX
Signal type
Signal range low
Signal range high
Input limit low (%)
Input limit high (%)
Data type
Low range
(engineering scale)
High range
(engineering scale)
Unit
Format

Description
Enter the name of the signal using the first
language (usually the local language).
Enter the name of the signal using the
second language (usually English)
Enter the tag of the signal.
Enter TagEX of the signal.
Enter the signal type.
Enter the lower limit range of the input
source.
Enter the upper limit range of the input
source.
Enter the lower limit value for the input
element.
Enter the upper limit value for the input
element.
Enter the data type.
Enter the lower limit value of the
engineering value range.
Enter the upper limit value of the
engineering value range.
Enter the unit of data.
Enter the format value.

Default
AI*
AI*
AI*

Example
Lubricant supply
pressure
LUBE OIL
SUPPLY PRES
MBV01CP121
MBV01CP121

4 mA

20 mA

-0.8

-0.6

104

106

PV
0
100
%
%6.1f

For analog I/O signals, you need to set the following after you register the signals:
(1)

Right-click on the target analog I/O signal to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up
menu, choose [Property].

(2)

When the "Property" dialog box appears, click the [Edit Property] button.

(3)

In the left pane of the "Property" dialog box, display the lower levels under the root of
the tree (click the plus signs) to display the Expanded properties folder under the
Composition folder.
(Some objects may not have the Expanded properties folder.)

(4)

Choose file A and enter values for Low range (engineering scale), High range
(engineering scale), and Unit (see Figure 4.11-1).

Figure 4.11-1 Setting Properties for an Analog I/O Signal

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(2)

Registering an input from the bucket


When you use LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to create logic using inputs, the System Window
bucket displays those inputs.

Select the signal to be registered from the bucket, and drag and drop it in the desired Space x
file under the target module.

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(3)

Using an existing object to create and register a new input


You perform the same procedure for registering a new object as described in step (1). However,
in the "Create New Body Object Selection" dialog box, select [Select existing Body
Object]. Then select the desired input.

For details about registering an object, see Section 4.4.

Figure 4.9-2 Creating a New Object Using an Existing Object

For details about downloading the defined I/O information to the MPS, see (3) in Subsection
5.3.3.

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4.11.2 Adding a color-changing lamp component to an OPS window


(creating logic)
This subsection describes how to change existing logic, load the new logic to the MPS online
sheet by sheet, and start the computation on the MPS using the new logic.
The steps are as follows:
Change logic using LogicCreator (FLIPPER).
Perform loop build using LogicCreator (FLIPPER).
Download the logic from System Window to the MPS online sheet by sheet.
Download the logic from System Window to the OPS (using the logic monitoring
function).

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Perform the following procedure:


(1) In Logic Window, right-click on the desired logic sheet to display the pop-up menu.
From the pop-up menu, choose [Open].

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(2)

LogicCreator (FLIPPER) starts and you can edit the selected logic sheet.

(3)

Edit the logic sheet. Here, as an example, we add the logic to display a lamp component
in red if an alarm occurs.
The following shows how to drag and drop a desired lamp component from a stencil,
place it near the target alarm, and write a digital line to enter the alarm detection signal of
Square lamp for graphics to the lamp component.
From the following stencil, drag and drop the indicated lamp component on the logic
sheet. The "Create New Body Object Selection" dialog box appears.

Drag and drop the lamp


component to display the
"Create New Body Object
Selection" dialog box.

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(4)

If you have used GraphicCreator (MARLIN) to create a new lamp component, you
select [Select existing Body Object]. However, in this example, we assume that the
lamp component is selected using LogicCreator (FLIPPER).
In the "Create New Body Object Selection" dialog box, select [Create new
Body Object].
The "Create new Property setup for Body Object" window appears as shown
below. Enter the name and the tag, and choose [Complete].

(5)

Next, you set the input signal to the lamp component. Since the input to the lamp
component is digital, you select a digital line.

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(6)

Split the alarm signal and attach a digital line to the lamp component. When the "Select
connection points of function block Input of the Square lamp" window
appears, select the sequential number for the digital line (number among inputs).
In this example, [Input 1] is selected. A lamp component can have up to five inputs.

(7)

When you complete changing the logic, perform loop build. Loop build converts data on
a logic sheet to a format that can be processed by the MPS. At the same time, check that
the written logic is correct. From the menu bar, choose [Netmation(N)] and then
[Build].

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(8)

The "Build option" dialog box appears. Select [The reflection of parameters from
Database] or [The reflection of the From To information from Database].
You select these check boxes when you want apply the parameters that are set in a
different logic sheet or apply the From To information.
Here, we select [The reflection of parameters from Database]. When you click
[OK], a message, "Extracting, Loop Building, Writing Ilog Data" appears. The
processing is under way.

(9)

If an error is found, such as an input line is not connected or required properties are not
entered, the error log appears to indicate the error.

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(10) When editing is completed, save the logic sheet and exit. To do so, in the menu bar, click
[File] and then [Close], or click []. A dialog box appears asking you whether to save
the sheet. Choose the [Yes] button.
Then the LogicCreator (FLIPPER) window disappears and the Windows main
window appears.
(11) Next, from System Window of ORCA VIEW, you execute online sheet load to
download the edited data to the MPS.
(12) In System Window, right-click on the logic sheet to be downloaded to display the
pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Online Load EMS MPS(L)].

(13) The "Logic Sheet Online Load" dialog box appears. Choose the [Load] button.

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(14) The "Logic Sheet Online Load" dialog box reappears. Choose the [OK] button.
(15) When a confirmation dialog box appears, choose the [Load] button.

(16) Sheet data begins to be loaded.

(17) When sheet load is completed, messages "A(B)-CPU : Normal Completion" and
appear. Choose the [Close] button to finish the loading.
From the next process cycle, the MPS uses the new logic.

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(18) Next, you download the edited logic data to the OPS. If you do not perform this step, the
logic monitoring window on the OPS will not be updated.
From System Window of ORCA View, you download logic data to the OPS. In
System Window, you right-click on the function to be downloaded to the OPS. Here,
we select "Logic monitoring function".

(19) When the pop-up menu appears, choose [Download].

(20) Download starts. When the download is completed, the message "Completed" appears.
Choose the [OK] button.

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4.11.3 Adding a color-changing lamp component to an OPS window


(creating a graphic)

This subsection describes how to add a component (specifically a lamp component) that
changes its color depending on the process status to a graphic window displayed on the OPS.
In Subsection 4.9.2, the logic for changing the color of the lamp component at the occurrence of
an alarm is created and downloaded to the MPS. This subsection describes how to display the
lamp component on a graphic window on the OPS.
Perform the following steps:
From Logic Window, copy the lamp component to the graphic in Graphic Window
where the lamp component is to be displayed (hold down Ctrl and drag and drop the lamp
component).
In Graphic Window, select and start the graphic where the lamp component is to be
displayed. GraphicCreator (MARLIN) starts and you can edit the graphic window.
Choose the [Pending List] button to display a list of components that are not yet
allocated to the graphic window where they should exist, and select the lamp component.
Move the lamp component to an adequate position on the graphic window.
Set color change for the lamp component.
Use ComponentViewer (MARU-VIEW) to check that the lamp component changes its
color correctly.
Download the created graphic window to the OPS.
See the following for details.

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(1)

Copying the lamp component from Logic Window to Graphic Window


Here, we draw a lamp component on a graphic window on the OPS. The logic of the lamp
component is already registered in Subsection 4.9.2. First, hold down Ctrl and drag and drop
the desired lamp component from Logic Window on the desired graphic window in
Graphic Window.

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(2)

Work in GraphicCreator (MARLIN)


(1)

In Graphic Window, right-click on the target graphic window to display the pop-up
menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Open]. GraphicCreator (MARLIN) starts and
you can edit the selected graphic.

(2)

In the case described here, the logic of the target component is already written and the
component is registered in Graphic Window (for details about including a component
in logic, see Subsection 4.9.2. For details about registering a component in Graphic
Window, see (1) in Subsection 4.11.3.)
You can also create a new component, write it in a graphic, and then create its logic.

If the desired component is already registered in Graphic Window and not written on a
graphic, you can use the unresolved component listing function to call the list of such
components.
From the menu bar, choose [Tool] - [Consistency with Database] or from the
toolbar, choose [Pending List]. The "Pending List" dialog box appears. The
"Pending List" dialog box lists components that are already registered in Graphic
Window but not written on graphics.

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(3)

From the list, select the lamp component to be added and click [Add by Choice].

(4)

The selected component appears at the upper left corner of the window. Drag and drop it
at a desired position.

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(5)

Next, you set the color change for the lamp component.
Right-click on the lamp component to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu,
choose [Database Properties] - [Body Property]. When a dialog box appears,
choose the [Edit Property] button.

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(6)

The "Edit Property" dialog box appears. Here, you set the color change for the pump
component.
In the left pane of the "Edit Property" dialog box, click the plus signs to show lower
levels.
Under the "Composition" folder, you see the "Color change conditions" folder.
Under that, you see file A. Click it. Since the lamp component has only one color change
part, only "A" is displayed. For components that have multiple color change parts (such
as valves), you see multiple alphabetic characters.
The color settings of the selected part (A) appear in the right pane. You can edit the
values in the "Value" column.

(7) Next, you set the colors.


There are first to fifth preferences (conditions) for color change. The smaller the value
for the preference, the higher the priority (for example, if 1 is set for both the first
condition and the fifth condition, the color set for the first condition has priority).
LogicCreator (FLIPPER) provides digital input signals DI1 to DI5 as inputs for
graphic components. You need to set which condition corresponds to which DI signal.
For example, if you set "D3" as the first condition, "Reference No. for No.1
condition" is "3".
The following shows how to flicker the lamp component in red when an alarm occurs
and display the lamp in green when the alarm is canceled.
In Subsection 4.11.2, DI1 (1 is set if an alarm occurs) is set as the alarm generation
signal. Therefore, you enter "1" for "Reference No. for No.1 condition" and
"304"(color number for red flicker) for "Color for No.1 condition" And you enter
"006" (green) for "Default color".

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(8)

Click [Save] and then [Close] to save the registered settings.

(9)

When the "Property" dialog box reappears, click the [OK] button to end editing.

(10) Terminate GraphicCreator (MARLIN).

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(3)

Using ComponentViewer (MARU-VIEW) to check whether color change


is correct
You can use ComponentViewer (MARU-VIEW) of ORCA View to check that the color
change of the selected graphic component is correct.
(1)

The lamp component that you place on the graphic and set the color change in step (2)
appears in Graphic Window or Logic Window. Display Graphic Window or
Logic Window and the lamp component you want to check.

(2) Choose [View] - [ComponentViewer] to display the "ComponentViewer


(MARU-VIEW)" window.

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(3)

When you drag and drop the lamp component in "ComponentViewer (MARU-VIEW)
", the component appears in the "ComponentViewer (MARU-VIEW)" window. Select
ON or OFF for the digital input, and enter an analog input value and quality. The
component displayed in the window changes its color and shape accordingly.
When you set ON for DI1, the lamp should flicker in red. When you set 0 for DI1 to DI5,
the lamp should be displayed in green.

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(4)

Downloading the changed graphic data to the OPS


There are two types of download:


Batch download

Individual download

Batch download loads all the functions that need to be downloaded in a batch. Individual
download loads functions individually.
See the following for each procedure.
(a)

Batch download
For batch download:
(1)

In System Window, right-click on the target OPS to display the pop-up menu. From
the pop-up menu, choose [Download All].

(2)

The "Download HMI Function" dialog box appears. This dialog box lists the functions
registered in the target OPS that require download.

(3)

Each function has the [Analyze] check box and the [Download] check box on the right.
You can use these check boxes and the [All check] and [All clear] buttons for
individual settings and canceling the settings.
Before download, you need to perform "analysis". (For the second and later OPSs, the
analysis can be omitted.)

Figure 4.11-2 Batch Download to the OPS - 1

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(4)

Choose the [Execute] button.

(5)

When a confirmation message appears, choose the [Yes] button.

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Figure 4.11-3 Batch Download to the OPS 2

(6)

During the download, the progress indicator at the lower right of the "Download HMI
Function" dialog box shows the progress.
The color of each check box indicates the result of the download.
Green: Normal termination Red: Abnormal termination
Either color indicates the
result of the download.

Progress indicator

Figure 4.11-4 Batch Download to the OPS 3

(7)

When the download is completed, a confirmation message appears. Choose the [OK]
button.

(8)

The "Download HMI Function" dialog box reappears. Choose the [Cancel] button to
terminate.

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(b)

Individual download
For individual download:

(5)

(1)

In System Window, right-click on the function to be downloaded to the OPS.

(2)

When the pop-up menu appears, choose [Download].

(3)

When the download starts and ends, the message "Complete" appears. Choose the [OK]
button.

Displaying the graphic window on the OPS to check the color change
of the lamp component
When the setup is completed on the EMS, display the applicable graphic window on the OPS
and check that the color-changing lamp component is added as defined.

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4.11.4 Changing the position of control loop plates in a control screen

This subsection describes how to change the position of control loop plates displayed in a
control screen on the OPS.
(1)

In HMI Window, double-click [Control Screen Group] under [OPS functions] [Loop plate function] to display the desired control screen group, control screens, and
control loop plates.

(2)

Right-click on the control screen whose settings you want to change to display the
pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Open]. You can set up the control screen.

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(3)

(4)

A window showing the display sequence of control loop plates appears. Control loop
plates are displayed in the control screen from left to right in the sequence they are shown
in [Control Screen Entry List] (from top to bottom).
Select a desired control loop plate in the [Control Screen Entry List] area, use [<] to
move it to [Dustbin], and then press [>] to move it to the bottom of the [Control
Screen Entry List] area.

After you change the sequence, display the "Download HMI Function" dialog box,
check the [Analyze] and [Download] check boxes of "Loop plate function", and
perform the download.

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5 Outline of the Multiple Process Station (MPS)


The Multiple Process Station (MPS) is a controller that automatically controls the plant,
performs varied types of arithmetic computation, and processes inputs and outputs with the
plant.

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5.1 Configuration of the Multiple Process Station (MPS)
Figure 5.1-1 shows a system configuration example of the MPS.
OPS, EMS, or ACS

Ethernet
P channel
Q channel

MPS
System
A

System
B

(2)

Ethernet
I/F (Q)

Ethernet
I/F (P)

Ethernet
I/F (P)

Ethernet
I/F (Q)

CompactPCI bus

CompactPCI bus

(4)
Control
Net I/F

(3)

(1)
CPU
(A)

System
I/O

CPU chassis

System
I/O

CPU
(B)

The P and Q channels may


be implemented on one
card depending on the type
of Ethernet I/F card.

Control
Net I/F

Mutual status
monitoring

Tracking

(5)

Channel A

ControlNetTM

Channel B

(6)
ControlNet
adapter

(7)

ControlNet
adapter

AI
AI

AI

(8)

AO

Optical
converter

ControlNet
adapter

Optical fiber

Optical
converter

ControlNet
adapter
DI

I/O module

DI

Terminal base unit

Remote PI/O

Plant

Figure 5.1-1 MPS System Configuration Example


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The MPS consists of the following devices:


(1) CPU card (CPCPU01/CPCPU02/CPCPU11):
The CPU card processes arithmetic computation. The CPU card is duplexed as system A
and system B.
(2) Ethernet interface card (CPETH01/CPETH02):

This card acts as an interface with the unit network using Ethernet. The network has
duplexed channels, P and Q.
(3) System I/O card (CPDIO01/CPDIO02):
This card monitors the status of the CPU. The duplexed CPUs monitor each other via this
card.
(4) ControlNetTM interface card (CPCNT01):
This card acts as an interface between ControlNetTM and the CPU.
(5) ControlNetTM:
This is a local network within the MPS for the interface between process I/O and the CPU.
The network is duplexed, and one network is called channel A and the other network is
called channel B.
(6) ControlNetTM adapter:
This module acts as an interface between process I/O modules and ControlNetTM. A
ControlNetTM adapter and its corresponding I/O modules are connected using SERBUS
(Flex bus).
(7) Terminal base unit:
This is a base where I/O modules are mounted. Each terminal base unit has a terminal
board.
(8) I/O module:
This module handles inputs and outputs between instruments in the plant and controls in
the control room.

The CPU card is duplexed (system A and system B) and the cards monitor each other. If an
error occurs in the control CPU, the control switches to the standby CPU seamlessly.
The input/output (I/O) modules act as an interface with the plant. They exchange data with the
CPU via ControlNetTM.
Special modules such as an interlock module for turbine control or a vibration monitoring
module are also installed on terminal base units like normal I/O modules and they also
exchange data with the CPU via ControlNetTM.
I/O modules can also be installed in the plant as remote PI/O modules using optical converters
and ControlNet adapters.
CPU cards, Ethernet interface cards, system I/O cards, and ControlNetTM interface cards are
stored in a cabinet called CPU chassis (or chassis).

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5.2

Starting and Stopping the MPS


This section describes how to turn on and turn off the MPS.

5.2.1

Starting the MPS


(1) Turn on I/O modules and ControlNetTM adapters.
(2) Turn on the CPU chassis.
(3) When the startup completes normally, the cards enter the following status:
System I/O card
Upper LED: Control (green)/standby (yellow)
Lower LED: Normal (green)/minor failure
(yellow)
ControlNetTM interface card
C NET A/B LEDs: Green

CONTROL
button

CONTROL
G:CONTROL
ONLINE

System
startup switch

Control
status LED

G:NORMAL
SHUTDOWN

Y:ABNORMAL

CONTROL
G:CONTROL
Y:STAND BY
R:INIT/

ONLINE

OFF-UNIT

R:INIT/

CTRL IF

CPU status
output port

Y:STAND BY

Abnormal
status LED

DIO IF

G:NORMAL
Y:ABNORMAL SHUTDOWN

CONTROL
button
System startup
switch

C NET A LED
C NET B LED

R:FAILURE
DIO IF

Mutual
status
monitoring
port

CTRL IF

CPU status
output port

Maintenance port (usually


unused)
SIO
C NET

C NET A port

System I/O card

C NET

C NET B port

ControlNetTM interface card

Caution
It may take a few to ten minutes before the LEDs on the ControlNetTM interface card
become green.

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5.3 Inserting and Removing Cards and Modules


This section describes how to insert and remove cards into and from the CPU chassis and insert
and remove I/O modules.

5.3.1

Inserting and removing cards into and from the CPU chassis

Caution
Before you insert or remove a card, be sure to turn off the power since cards may be
damaged if the power is turned on.
You also need to disconnect all cables.

(1)

Inserting a card
(1) Turn off the power supply for the CPU chassis (A or B) which you want to insert a card
into. If a cable is connected to any of the connectors on the front panel of the card to be
inserted, remove it.
(2) Check that the ejector is unlocked (the ejector lever is lowered) and the screws on the front
panel can be freely moved.
(3) Along the plastic card guide on the chassis, insert the card.
(4) When the card touches the deepest end, lift the ejector lever to lock.

(3)

Screws
(4)
Ejector lever

Caution
If you press the front panel of the card when inserting the card, the card may break.
Use the ejector level to insert the card.

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(2)

Removing a card
(1) Turn off both power supplies for the CPU chassis (A or B) which you want to remove a
card from.
(2) Loosen the screws on the front panel. Be careful not to lose the screws.
(3) Press down the ejector to unlock it and slide the card forward.
(4) Check that the screws are removed from the chassis.
(5) Pull out the card from the chassis.
Screws

(5)
(3)

Ejector lever

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5.3.2

Installing and removing I/O modules


You can install and remove I/O modules online (without turning off the power) without
interfering the plant wiring and other I/O modules. However, when you install a new I/O
module, you need to configure the software on the Engineering and Maintenance Station
(EMS) and turn off and on the power.

You need to turn off the power when you install or remove ControlNetTM adapters and
terminal base units.
In this subsection, we assume that ControlNetTM adapters and terminal base units are already
installed and describe how to install and remove an I/O module.
ControlNetTM
adapter

I/O modules

(1)

Terminal base unit

Installing an I/O module


(1) You install I/O modules on terminal base units.
Check the keyswitch number on the label of the I/O module to be installed and set the
keyswitch on the terminal base unit to that number.
(2) Insert the I/O module along the alignment slot.
(3) Use the module locking latch of the terminal base unit to secure the I/O module.

Module locking latch

Keyswitch

Alignment slot
Keyswitch number

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Caution
To accept signals, the terminal base unit and the plant devices must be hard wired.

5
(2)

Removing an I/O module


(1) Pull back the module locking latch from the I/O module.
(2) Pull out the I/O module from the terminal base unit.

Module locking
latch

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5.4 Setting up I/O Modules


We explained how to install I/O modules in Subsection 5.3.2. That procedure only enables
physical signal transmission with the plant. You need to configure the software to use signals in
the control system (such as monitoring data on the OPS, creating logic).
This section describes how to configure the software that handles the signals received from the
plant and the signals output to the plant via I/O modules. We assume that the MPS containing
I/O modules and ControlNetTM adapters are already registered and describe how to assign I/O
signals to each I/O module.

Software configuration is performed on the Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS) and
the settings are enabled when they are downloaded to the MPS. You need to set the CPU offline
when you set I/O modules. You can set inputs and outputs while the CPU is online.

(1)

Starting ORCA View on the EMS


You start ORCA-View to display System Window.

(2)

Setting up an I/O module

MPS name

The figure on the right shows an


example setting in
System Window.
The items under each MPS show
the installed hardware.
Here, you can also register new
hardware that is installed.
We assume that the items up to
ControlNetTM adapter ABC-1CA3
are registered.
We explain how to set up the
Space 1 I/O module.
Hardware configuration

Cards in the CPU chassis


ControlNetTM adapter
I/O module

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Right-click on the I/O module named "Space 1". When the pop-up menu appears, choose
[Create New]. The "Create New Class Selection" dialog box appears listing I/O
modules (AI, AO, DI, DO). Select the desired type of I/O module.
In the "Property" dialog box, choose the [Edit Property] button to display the properties
for each I/O module. Enter necessary information. Table 5.3-1 shows properties of a DI
module.

Table 5.4-1 Properties of a DI Module


Property

Description

Default

Name

Enter the name of the module using the first DI 16


language (usually the local language).
110 VDC/5 mA

Name1

Enter the name of the module using the DI 16


second language (usually English).
110 VDC/5 mA

Tag

Enter the tag of the module.

TagEX

Enter TagEx of the module.

Card type

The module type is automatically entered. FXDIM03


Do not change the default.

Key

Choose [Save] to display the registered I/O module name on System Window. Here,
"ABC-FXAIM01(1)" is saved as the name.

(3)

Downloading I/O module information (hardware information) to the


MPS
This paragraph takes an AI module as an example.
When you set up a new I/O module, you need to set the CPU offline in the MPS and
download the settings to the MPS. Then you return the CPU online.

Caution
Before you set the CPU offline in the MPS, make sure it does not affect the plant
operation. If you set the CPU offline without checking, MHI is not responsible even if
the plant fails.

See below for how to set the CPU in the offline mode in the MPS.
(1) In System Window, in the ORCA tree, right-click on the target MPS to display the
pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [Operation].
(2) Press the [Offline] button shown under the target CPU until the "CPU Operation"
window appears as shown in Figure 5.3-2.
(3) When a confirmation message appears, choose the [OK] button.
(4) Check that the circle in the [Control Mode] area of the target CPU is red, which means
the CPU is offline.

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(5) When the settings are completed, choose the [EXIT] button.

(6) Next, right-click on the target MPS to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu,
choose [H/W Config] - [File Creation]. Click the [OK] button to create the hardware
configuration file.

(7) Again, right-click on the target MPS to display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up menu,
choose [H/W Config] - [Load EMS=>MPS]. Select the CPU and click the [Load]
button to load the settings to the MPS. A message dialog box appears indicating the
execution status. When "A(B)-CPU : Normal Completion" appears, the download is
completed.
(8) When the download is ended, perform step (1) to display the "CPU Operation"
window and return the target CPU to the online mode.

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(4)

Setting inputs and outputs

MPS name

Next, we set the inputs and outputs of the


I/O module that is set up in (2).
"Space" files are automatically created
under each I/O module in System
Window for the number of inputs and
outputs that can be set for that I/O module.

Since ABC-FXAIM01(1) is an AI
module with eight inputs, eight "Space"
files are created.
Right-click on the target Space file to
display the pop-up menu. From the pop-up
menu, choose [Create New].

Hardware configuration

Cards in the CPU chassis


ControlNetTM adapter
I/O module
I/Os

When you choose [Create New] from the pop-up menu, the "Create New Class
Selection" dialog box appears. Enter necessary information. Figure 5.3-2 lists properties for
an AI (analog input) module.
The value of property "Name" registered here appears instead of "Space x" in System
Window.
Table 5.4-2 Properties of an Analog Input
Property
Name
Name1
Tag
TagEX
Signal type
Signal range low
Signal rang high
Input limit low (%)
Input limit high (%)

Description
Enter the name of the signal using the first
language (usually the local language).
Enter the name of the signal using the
second language (usually English).
Enter the tag of the signal.
Enter TagEX of the signal.
Enter the type of the signal.
Enter the lower limit range of the input
source.
Enter the upper limit range of the input
source.
Enter the lower limit value for the input
element.
Enter the upper limit value for the input
element.

Default
AI*
AI*
AI*

Example
Lubricant supply
temperature
LUBE OIL
SUPPLY PRES
MBV01CP121
MBV01CP121

4 mA

20 mA

-0.8

-0.6

104

106

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(5)

Downloading inputs and outputs to the MPS


You can download inputs and outputs to the MPS online without setting the CPU offline. See
below for how.

Under the target MPS, right-click on [Hardware configuration] to display the pop-up
menu. From the pop-up menu, choose [I/O Assignment] - [File Creation]. Click the
[OK] button to create the process I/O setting file.

Again, under the target MPS, right-click on


[Hardware configuration] to display the pop-up menu.
From the pop-up menu, choose
[I/O Assignment] - [Load EMS=>MPS].
Select the CPU and click the [Load] button to
download the information to the MPS.
A message dialog box appears showing the execution status. When "A(B)-CPUNormal
Completion" appears, the download is completed.

Note
The method described here shows how to register and assign new inputs and
outputs. You can also use inputs and outputs in other functions of ORCA View (such
as Logic Window and Graphic Window) and then assign the inputs and outputs to
hardware. In that case, you can choose to register inputs and outputs from the
bucket or use existing objects to create new objects.

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Glossary
Accessory Station (ACS)

DIASYSCardClientCOM
A COM server installed with the CARD system.
This server is used to exchange data in the
DIASYS Netmation system.

A device that stores long-term plant data and


enables interface with peripheral devices (the MPS
stores short-term data and performs time stamping
for alarms).

++

DIASYS-IDOL

CARD system

Software used in the DIASYS Netmation


system. DIASYS-IDOL, which was used in the
DIASYS series systems before DIASYS
Netmation, only referred to the logic description
++
language. On DIASYS-IDOL , both
LogicCreator (FLIPPER) and GraphicCreator
(MARLIN) can use the same objects in the database
and they are recognized the same although they can
have different attributes.

A communication protocol for the devices in the


DIASYS Netmation system. When the CARD
system is implemented, each time data is required,
it is fetched from the applicable device. The CARD
system allows a communication infrastructure that
can handle only small amount of communications
(for example 32 kbps) to operate and monitor a
plant.
CompornentViewer

DIASYS-IDOL

One of EMS tools.


This tool simulates the inputs of OPS components
to allow users to check the color change of a
desired graphic component.

A logic description language used by the DIASYS


series systems before DIASYS Netmation. In
DIASYS Netmation, DIASYS-IDOL refers to
the tool used to tune the I/O module for controlling
turbines and it is installed on a PC.

ControlNetTM

Document Window

A network within the MPS for connecting inputs


and outputs and the CPU. When duplexed, one
network is called channel A and the other is called
channel B.

One of EMS tools. It is represented as one of the


Windows of ORCA View and manages the files
that are created using ListCreator (CORAL).

ControlNet TM adapter

Drawing Window

An MPS component for connecting I/O modules


and ControlNet TM.

One of EMS tools.


It is represented as one of the Windows of ORCA
View, converts the files that are created using
GraphicCreator (MARLIN), LogicCreator
(FLIPPER) and ListCreator (CORAL) into the
PDF format, and manages them as drawings.

ControlNet TM interface card


A card for connecting the CPU and ControlNet TM.
It is installed in the CPU chassis of the MPS.

DSW (rotary switch)

CPU

A switch on the front of a CPU card. It is used to


set the status of the CPU.

A unit that performs computation for controlling a


plant. The CPU consists of a CPU card, Ethernet
cards, ControlNet TM cards, and a system I/O card.
The cabinet that accommodates these cards is
called the "CPU chassis".

EH module
An I/O module used exclusively to control turbines.
There are several types including servo modules,
EOST modules, GT interlock modules, and OPC
modules.

CPU operation
An operation to switch the mode of the CPU in the
MPS between online and offline from System
Window.

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ListCreator (CORAL)
Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS)
One of EMS tools.
It is a tool for managing ObjectDatabase
(ORCA) objects in Excel format. It is started from
Document Window of ORCA View. By using
this tool to start ListCreator (CORAL), data can
be imported to Excel files and the data edited using
Excel can be exported to ObjectDatabase
(ORCA).

One of the components of the DIASYS


Netmation system. It is used to configure the
system and create data. An EMS is a
Windows-based personal computer installed with
ObjectDatabase (ORCA), ORCA View, and
other tools.
The EMS server stores the database called
ObjectDatabase (ORCA) and the EMS client
stores ORCA View which is used as a
user-machine interface.

LogicCreator (FLIPPER)
One of EMS tools.
It is a tool for creating logic that is processed by the
CPU in the MPS. It is started from Logic Window
of ORCA View.

Ethernet interface card


An interface card to connect Ethernet (unit
network). It is installed in the CPU chassis of the
MPS.

Logic Window

FIN object

One of EMS tools.


It is represented as one of the Windows of ORCA
View and manages the logic sheets that are created
using LogicCreator (FLIPPER).

An ObjectDatabase (ORCA) object (design


data) represented in the format of each Window of
ORCA View or EMS tool. A body object is an
actual object stored in ObjectDatabase (ORCA)
while any object that is shown on each Window or
EMS tool is a FIN object.

LoopPlateCreator (SCALLOP)
One of EMS tools.
It is a tool for creating control loop plates displayed
on the OPS. It is started from HMI Window of
ORCA View.

GraphicCreator (MARLIN)
One of EMS tools.
It is a drawing tool used to create graphic windows
used on an OPS. GraphicCreator starts from
Graphic Window of ORCA View.

Master Data
One of the folders displayed in OPS Explorer. The
Master Data folder contains the folders of OPS
functions, each of which containing an OPS
window. To set the hierarchy of folders and files,
use HMI Window of ORCA View. (See also: My
Drawer)

Graphic Window
One of EMS tools. It is represented as one of the
Windows of ORCA View and manages OPS
graphic window files that are created using
GraphicCreator (MARLIN).

Multiple Process Station (MPS)

HMI Window

A plant controller. It is a component of the


DIASYS Netmation system that automatically
controls the plant, performs calculations, and
handles inputs and output with the plant. An MPS
consists of a CPU unit and I/O devices. Depending
on the specifications of the plant, one or more
MPSs are installed and they are named by function
(example: plant controller, turbine governor
controller).

One of EMS tools. It is represented as one of the


Windows of ORCA View and is used to specify
and manage the details about the functions of OPSs
and ACSs. For example, HMI Window is used to
specify the windows to be opened on an OPS and
the functions to be used on an ACS.
I/O module

MV

A module that handles inputs and output with the


plant. There are analog input (AI) modules, analog
output (AO) modules, digital input (DI) modules
and digital output (DO) modules as well as event
DI modules that enable sequential execution of
events and turbine control modules. I/O modules
are placed under a ControlNet TM adapter in the
MPS.

Abbreviation for Manipulated Value. MV is one of


the values set and displayed on a control loop plate
on an OPS. It refers to a value that is manually set
for a controlled device. (See also: PV, SV)
My Drawer
One of the folders displayed in OPS Explorer. My
Drawer contains files such as profiles created by
the user on the OPS. (See also: Master Data)

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Neighborhood OPS
ORCA-Kitchen
One of the folders displayed in OPS Explorer. If
there are multiple OPSs, you can use this folder to
view My Drawer of other OPSs.

One of EMS tools and it is mainly used to install


and back up ObjectDatabase (ORCA).
ORCA-Kitchen must be configured in each EMS
server and EMS client.

ObjectDatabase (ORCA)
An integrated database at the core of the DIASYS

Netmation system. It is an object-oriented


database inside the EMS and handles all the
information in the control system as objects. All the
Windows of ORCA View and EMS tools can
access this database to edit data. The data in this
database is displayed in the format suitable for each
Window or tool that edits or references the data.

ORCA View
One of the main functions of the EMS and it
consists of six Windows which function as the user
interface with ObjectDatabase (ORCA).
ObjectDatabase (ORCA) objects are
represented in Explorer format for each Window.
ORCA View is installed on EMS client terminals.

Operator Keyboard (OPKB)

ORCA client

A special-purpose keyboard used for operating and


monitoring an OPS. It is optional.
This keyboard contains keys that users can define
to call desired windows and keys that are used as
backup means for operating control loop plates and
alarms.

Application software installed on an EMS client


terminal.
ORCA server
Application software installed on an EMS server
(terminal with ObjectDatabase (ORCA)).

Operator Station (OPS)

ORCA tree

One of the components of the DIASYS


Netmation system. The OPS is a user-machine
interface for operating and monitoring the plant.
When a Windows-based personal computer is
installed with Work Space Manager (WSM), it is
called "unit OPS". If a browser is used to
implement the OPS functionality, the PC is called
"browser OPS".

A tree (Explorer format) listing design data in each


Window of ORCA View.
ORCA file
A file created using an EMS tool such as a logic
sheet that is created using LogicCreator
(FLIPPER) and a plant graphic window that is
created using GraphicCreator (MARLIN).

OPS Explorer
One of OPS functions. It displays OPS windows in
a tree format like Windows Explorer. When you
double-click a desired window, the window is
called.

PV
Abbreviation for Process Value. PV is one of the
values displayed on a control loop plate on an OPS.
It refers to a value that is output by a controlled
device. (See also: MV, SV)

OPS user registration


A function that registers the users of each OPS or
the list of such users registered in HMI Window of
ORCA View on the EMS The privileges of an
operator for operating an OPS are defined in the
security user definition folder in HMI Window.

Sequence of Event (SOE) report


One of the functions of OPSs and ACSs. When a
preset trigger signal occurs, this function collects
the prespecified digital data before and after that
signal every millisecond and displays it in the event
trace of the OPS. This function also prints the
collected data using a printer.
Trigger signals and collected data are used to
determine the cause of trips that are entered in the
event DI (EDI) module and for other purposes.

ORCA ID (OID)
A number assigned to each data item managed by

the integrated database of DIASYS Netmation ,


ObjectDatabase (ORCA). Users specify the
starting number. The subsequent numbers are
automatically assigned by the database. Usually,
users do not see ORCA IDs. However, they may be
necessary to use special functions.

SV
Abbreviation for Set Value. SV is one of the values
set and displayed on a control loop plate on an OPS.
This is a predetermined value for a process value of
a controlled device. (See also: PV, SV).

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System Window

Acrylic panel

One of EMS tools.


It is represented as one of the Windows of ORCA
View and registers and manages the system
components.
In this Window, you specify the cards and modules
in each MPS, download the logic that you create
using LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to the MPS, set
the functions of each OPS, and set up the network
of the system components.

One of the options of the OPS trend function. It


saves the trend graph of a specific point as a
reference or an ideal curve and displays it over a
desired trend graph.
Analog operation
An operation performed on a control loop plate on
an OPS such as specifying a set value and
instructing to open a valve.

Tag

Analog type

An identification name given to each object used in


the system. While ORCA IDs are automatically
assigned and usually not noticed by users, tags are
assigned by users when objects are created.
Therefore, they can be intuitive.

A type of OPS control loop plate with a double or


triple instrumentation display or requiring analog
operations.
Alarm/event collection function

TOP logic

One of ACS functions. It collects the alarms and


events (such as logic parameter adjustments,
increase and decrease operations on control loop
plates) that occur in the system. The list of
collected alarms and events is displayed on an OPS.

A logic sheet used to handle the MPS's


system-related processing.
Window
A functional representation of ORCA View which
is a user interface for the main function of the EMS,
ObjectDatabase (ORCA). ORCA View
consists of six Windows including Logic
Window and Graphic Window. Each Window
manages its own FIN objects.

Alarm summary
One of OPS functions. It lists the alarms that occur
in the plant and the system which are collected
using the alarm collection function of an ACS.

Work Space Manager (WSM)

Alarm list view

Software for an OPS. When WSM is installed on a


Windows-based personal computer, that PC
becomes OPS. WSM allows users to operate and
monitor graphics, control loop plates, and alarms.

One of the options of the OPS alarm summary


function. It is a window for filtering alarm
messages by levels and other options.
Alarm level

X-Y trend

A category for the alarm messages collected and


displayed by OPSs and ACSs based on severity. 15
levels can be set.

One of OPS functions and it graphically displays


the relationship among different process data items.
Z pen

One-dimensional figure

A signal that is used as a reference index for the


ideal curve that is set in an X-Y trend.

A straight line, arc, connector in a stencil, and any


other figure defined as one-dimensional among the
figures that can be used in GraphicCreator
(MARLIN).
A one-dimensional figure has a beginning and an
end, and can be used to connect other figures.

Icon
An icon is a small bitmap image representing an
object in windows and other GUI environments.

Batch download
Upload

One of download functions to load data from the


EMS to an OPS. Batch download can load all the
data that needs to be downloaded in a batch.

A function to send the data modified on an OPS to


the EMS. The parameters tuned using the logic
monitoring function, trend settings, and alarm
summary settings can be uploaded.

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Batch build

Offline (I/O module)

A function to build all the logic sheets in Logic


Window in a batch. Build can also be performed in
LogicCreator
(FLIPPER).
However,
in
LogicCreator, only sheet-by-sheet build is
available.

Status of an I/O module when the signals from the


I/O module are not fed to the logic circuits for the
control logic and the logic circuits do not return
results to the I/O module.
Offline load

Event trace
A method to send logic sheets to the MPS while the
CPU in the MPS is offline. Batch download of
logic is available only when the CPU is offline.

One of the functions of OPSs and ACSs. It displays


and prints the alarms detected on the MPS, event
data, operations on an OPS, adjustments made
during logic monitoring, and other operation history
data.

Online (CPU)
Status of the CPU in the MPS when it is active and
performing calculations.

Event trace filter


One of the options of the OPS event trace function.
It is a window for filtering event messages by
categories.

Online (I/O module)


Status of an I/O module when the signals from the
I/O module are fed to the logic circuits for the
control logic and the logic circuits return results to
the I/O module.

Computation sequence display


One of the functions of LogicCreator
(FLIPPER) and it displays the sequence of
computations within a loop on a logic sheet
window.

Online load
A method to send control logic sheets to the MPS
while the CPU in the MPS is online. Only
sheet-by-sheet download is available when the CPU
is online. To perform batch download, the CPU
must be offline.

Process block
An arithmetic element prepared in LogicCreator
(FLIPPER) stencils and it is used to write logic.

Card and parcel


Entry view
Names of communication packets used in the MHI
CARD system which is the communication

protocol for DIASYS Netmation . Each system


component requiring data writes a request for the
data in a "card" and sends it to the system
component having the data. The destination system
component that receives the card writes the data in
a "parcel" and sends it back. For example, when
you call an OPS graphic window, the OPS writes a
request for the real-time process value to be
displayed on the window in a card and sends it.
When the MPS receives the card, the MPS writes
the applicable value in a "parcel" and sends it to the
OPS.

An area that displays the names of the windows


registered in the folder selected in OPS Explorer.
When you double-click a window name displayed
here, the corresponding window appears.
Overview
A menu window for an OPS. Users can create an
overview and assign it to the []
icon in the WSM toolbar.
Object
A data item registered in ObjectDatabase
(ORCA). Each object has attributes (properties).
Depending on the tool that uses an object, the look
and behavior of the object change. Logic elements,
graphic components, inputs, outputs, logic sheets,
and I/O modules are all objects.

Customization property
A database field where you enter information about
a figure. Most master shapes have predefined
customization properties. You can edit or delete
existing properties or add new properties.

Offline (CPU)

Rotary switch for startup program

Status of the CPU in the MPS when it is inactive


and not performing calculations. The CPU must be
set offline when logic is batch-downloaded from
the EMS.

A switch on the front of a CPU card in the MPS


that is used to set the status of the CPU.

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Quick trend

simultaneously.
Control loop plate

One of OPS functions and it is used to monitor the


chronological changes of process data over a short
period of time.

One of OPS functions. This component allows


users to give operation instructions to the plant.
You can display up to 12 control loop plates in a
single control screen or assign a control loop plate
to a desired component on a graphic window so you
can call the control loop plate when you select the
component.

Class
A type of object.
Graphic

Triple instrumentation

One of OPS functions. It graphically displays the


operation status of the plant as well as process
values in real time.

One of the parts contained in a control loop plate


displayed on an OPS. A single triple
instrumentation display allows you to display and
monitor up to three process values using bar graphs.

Grid
A set of horizontal and vertical lines crisscrossing
one another at an interval, which is displayed on a
drawing window of LogicCreator (FLIPPER)
and GraphicCreator (MARLIN). You can place
figures and elements along grids. A grid sometimes
indicates a point of intersection of two grid lines.

Triple numeric-value display


One of the functions of a control loop plate and it
displays up to three process values as numbers.
Sheet load

Group point list function


A function to send logic sheet data from the EMS
to the MPS. There are two types: online sheet load
and offline sheet load.

One of OPS functions and it displays the current


values of preregistered data in a table format in real
time.

Time management function

Alarm list function


A function for setting the UTC time using the NTC
in HMI Window of ORCA View on the EMS.

One of OPS functions and it displays a list of


alarms registered in the system and updates the
signals such as tags, names, set values and current
status. While the alarm summary function lists the
alarms that have occurred, the alarm list function
shows the details about the items for which alarms
are set.

System I/O card


A card for monitoring the status of the CPU. The
duplexed CPUs monitor each other via this card.
The system I/O card is installed in the CPU chassis
of the MPS.

Connector
My Segment
A one-dimensional figure used to connect two
figures in GraphicCreator (MARLIN) (such as a
line).

A combination of the unit network and the system


components connected to it. My Segment is shown
in System Window of ORCA View on the EMS.

Individual download
Body object
One of download functions to load data from the
EMS to an OPS and it downloads functions (trend
settings, alarm settings) individually.

An actual object registered in ObjectDatabase


(ORCA). When a tool or Window uses a body
object, the body object changes its appearance
accordingly and such an object is called "FIN
object".

Dust bin
An area displayed at a side of the ORCA tree in
each Window of ORCA View. The dust bin
contains objects that are no longer necessary.

Automatic export function


One of ACS functions. It automatically exports
middle- and long-term trend data in CSV file
format and event trace data to an external medium
or a general-purpose personal computer.

Control screen
One of OPS functions and it allows users to give
operation instructions to the plant. A single control
screen can display up to 12 control loop plates

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Self-activated parcel

Zoom-out

A communication method of the MHI CARD


system. It is used to transfer event data such as
alarm data.

To reduce the size of a displayed window.


Numeric value display

Main PB

One of the functions provided by WSM on an OPS.


It always displays the user-specified process data
values to be monitored on the toolbar. Up to ten
process data items can be registered.

One of the parts in a control loop plate on an OPS.


Up to five main PBs can be set as buttons or lamps
in a control loop plate for digital operations.

Skip scroll mode


Reduced mode
One of the scroll modes for trend graph display
provided by the OPS trend function. When the
display area for a trend graph becomes full, the
trend graph is scrolled to the left by 1/8.

One of the display modes for control loop plates on


an OPS. It displays only the necessary information
in a control loop plate.
Main numeric value area

Scale list

One of the parts in a control loop plate on an OPS.


It displays up to five process values as numeric
values or bar graphs for monitoring by users.

One of the options provided by the OPS trend


function. It displays the scale information (range,
bias, magnification factors) of all the pens
registered in a particular trend graph.

Output fixing
Stencil
One of the options of the OPS logic monitoring
function. It fixes the output value of an arithmetic
element to the current value.

A container of the classes prepared in


ObjectDatabase (ORCA). Stencils are shown in
LogicCreator (FLIPPER), GraphicCreator
(MARLIN), and ListCreator (CORAL).

Output setting

Snap

One of the options of the OPS logic monitoring


function. It sets the output value of an arithmetic
element.

A function of LogicCreator (FLIPPER) and


GraphicCreator (MARLIN) on the EMS. It
forcibly aligns figures to guides and grids when
figures are moved or their sizes are changed.

Collation
A function of the EMS to compare a logic sheet in
the EMS with the counterpart loaded in the MPS to
determine the difference.

Snap shot
One of the functions provided by WSM on an OPS.
It stores the currently displayed window as a
bitmap image.

Signal name
A name assigned to a signal exchanged with the
plant. Names are assigned to signals during
hardware configuration using System Window
on the EMS or while creating logic using
LogicCreator (FLIPPER).

Smooth scroll mode


One of the scroll modes for trend graph display
provided by the OPS trend function. In this mode, a
trend graph is scrolled so that the right end of the
trend graph always shows the current time.

Single window mode

Security mode

One of the window display modes provided in


WSM and it displays an entire window that is
called.

A mode in an OPS to prohibit operations that might


affect the plant operation and the settings of WSM.
The security mode is set in HMI Window of
ORCA View on the EMS.

Zoom
To magnify or reduce the size of a displayed
window.

Connection line
A line used in LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to
provide an output of an arithmetic element as an
input of another arithmetic element. It shows the

Zoom-in
To maginify the size of a displayed window.

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Tuning

flow of data. Analog data is connected using bold


lines and digital data is connected using dotted
lines.

One of the options of the OPS logic monitoring


function. It allows you to change the parameters
(settings) of arithmetic elements.

Selection handle

Report

A small square box placed at each corner of a


figure in GraphicCreator (MARLIN). It appears
when the figure is selected. You can use this
"handle" to grab the figure and change its size.

One of the functions of OPSs and ACSs. It prints


the collected process data as daily reports and
monthly reports.

Increase and decrease rate


Toolbar
An increase or decrease value for one increase or
decrease operation for SV or MV during analog
settings in a control loop plate on an OPS.

A component displayed on WSM in an OPS and on


windows to list icons.

Operation cancellation

Data list function

One of the options of the OPS logic monitoring


function. It stops the processing of an I/O
arithmetic element.

One of OPS functions. It displays and updates the


tags, names, settings, and current values of analog
inputs and outputs (AI, AO), digital inputs and
outputs (DI, DO), analog signals connecting logic
sheets (CEA), digital signals connecting logic
sheets (CED), and pulse inputs (PU).

Terminal base unit


A board where an I/O module is mounted in the
MPS. Cables are connected to a terminal base unit
to connect the instruments in the plant and the
operation board.

Data insertion
One of the options of the OPS logic monitoring
function. It sets the output value of an I/O
arithmetic element.

Dialog box

Data setup service

A window that appears on the screen requiring a


confirmation or operation when you operate an
OPS, the EMS, and other devices.

One of the services of DIASYSCardClientCOM.


It assigns a requested value to the specified data.

Timing mark
Dataset request service
One of the options of the OPS trend function. You
can place a mark (vertical bar) at a desired point in
a trend graph and add a comment about that point
such as an event has occurred.

One of the services of DIASYSCardClientCOM.


It requests a dataset required for an operation on a
control loop plate on an OPS.

Download (load)

Database

A function to send the data stored in the EMS to an


OPS or an ACS.
The target of download is the hardware
configuration of the MPS, control logic sheets, and
information about OPSs and ACSs.

A place that centrally manages information with


means to enter, update, and find data within.
Data modification list function
One of OPS functions. It lists arithmetic elements
that is edited (data insertion, operation cancellation,
fixed output) during logic monitoring.

Middle- and long-term trend storage in CSV


format
One of ACS functions. It extracts preset signals
from the middle- and long-term trend data stored in
an ACS and stores it in a CSV-format file.
Middle- and
function

long-term

trend

Text block
A text area associated with a figure.

collection

Digital group trend function


One of the functions of OPSs and ACSs. It
periodically saves the preregistered data, and
displays and prints it in chronological order in a list
format.

One of ACS functions. It collects and stores


middle-term trend data and long-term trend data.

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Digital operation

Bucket
An area displayed at a side of the ORCA tree in
each Window in ORCA View. The bucket
contains objects that are set in other Windows and
need to be assigned to that Window.

An operation performed using a control loop plate


on an OPS such as the selection of an operation
mode, and start and stop of auxiliary devices.
Digital type

Parameter
A control loop plate on an OPS with main PBs
whose main function is digital operations.

An attribute of an element in logic that can be set


using LogicCreator (FLIPPER) or the logic
monitoring function of the OPS.

Tracking

Handle

A function performed on the MPS. When the MPS


receives a tracking instruction, the MPS
temporarily suspends the normal arithmetic
capability of an arithmetic element and matches the
output of the arithmetic element to a specified value.
Tracking is regularly performed to keep the
consistency of the duplexed CPUs.

Selection handle
Peak search
One of the options of the OPS trend function. It
finds the maximum value or the minimum value of
a selected pen in the currently displayed graph and
displays the value as a timing mark.

Drag and drop


An operation performed by the user on an OPS and
the EMS. You hold down the left button of the
mouse on a desired component and move the
component to a desired location or change the
shape of a figure as desired, and release the button.
By using dragging and dropping, you can move and
copy components and change the shape of figures
using only the mouse.

Build
An operation to convert the data in the logic sheets
created or changed using LogicCreator
(FLIPPER) to a format that can be processed by
the MPS before the logic sheets are loaded to the
MPS. Build can be performed in LogicCreator
(FLIPPER) and System Window of ORCA
View on the EMS.

Trend
One of OPS functions. It graphically displays
process data in chronological order.

File creation
An operation to convert the hardware configuration
of the MPS or process I/O settings that are set in
System Window of ORCA View on the EMS to
a data format that can be read by the MPS before
such data is loaded to the MPS.

2-line alarm display


One of OPS functions. It always displays the latest
alarm message in the toolbar.
Two-dimensional figure

Filtering

A definition of figures used in GraphicCreator


(MARLIN). It refers to squares, ovals, and most
free-form figures.

One of the options of the alarm summary and the


event trace function of the OPS. It displays
messages by categories such as devices, groups (set
by the user), and alarm levels.

Double instrumentation
Sub PB
A part of a control loop plate on an OPS. It displays
and allows you to monitor up to two process values
using bar graphs.

One of the parts in a control loop plate on an OPS.


Up to ten sub PBs can be used as operation buttons
or lamps. However, the top sub PB is fixed for
tagging.

I/O element
++
An element of DIASYS-IDOL exchanged with
external devices, such as AI, DI, AO, and DO.

Comment tag
One of the options of the OPS trend function. It is
an area attached to a desired location on a trend
graph where you can add a comment.

Note
One of the options of the OPS trend function. It
allows you to add a comment for a timing mark.

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Tagging
Gap display
One of the options in a control loop plate on an
OPS. It prohibits the operations of the control loop
plate.

One of the options of the OPS trend function. It


displays the gap between the two selected pens
using shades and other methods.

Flight recorder storage function


Engineering and Maintenance Station (EMS)
One of the functions of OPSs and ACSs. It collects
data before and after a failure (trip) in major
devices in the plant regarding the pre-registered
process values and displays the data in a trend
graph. The main difference from the SOE function
is that the flight recorder storage function can
collect analog data and the data collection cycle is
the process cycle. The main difference from the
post-trip log function is that the flight recorder
storage function has shorter data collection cycles
and collects less number of data items. This
function is mainly used to collect signals related to
gas turbine trips.

EMS
Reference parameter setting
One of the options of the OPS X-Y trend function.
It allows you to set reference data and ideal curve
data, and displays such data over a desired X-Y
trend graph.
Post-trip log
One of the functions of OPSs and ACSs. It collects
and prints the data before and after a failure (trip) in
the major devices in the plant regarding the
pre-registered process values (analog values).

Printer management function


One of ACS functions. It provides a backup
measure for the print function of each printer if
there are multiple printers.

Macro element
A function of LogicCreator (FLIPPER). It refers
to a group of arithmetic elements making up logic
and registered as a single arithmetic element so it
can be used like a regular arithmetic element.

Pull-down menu
A standard feature in Microsoft Windows that is
displayed from the top of the screen downward
when its title is selected.

Multi-window mode

Project

One of the window display modes provided by


WSM on an OPS. It displays the called windows
with the prespecified size.

A name of ObjectDatabase (ORCA) used in the


plant when ObjectDatabase is incorporated in

the DIASYS Netmation system.


You can set multiple projects in a single DIASYS

Netmation system. However, in that case, each


project must have a unique ORCA ID.

Maintenance log
One of the functions of OPSs and ACSs. It uses a
table format to display the total running time of
auxiliary devices and the total number of starts and
stops of auxiliary devices calculated by the MPS.

Multiple Process Station


MPS

User-defined button

Property

An icon that can be set by the user when the user


customizes the toolbar in WSM on an OPS, for
example to freely call a desired window.

An attribute of an object.
Profile

Unit OPS

One of the functions of WSM on an OPS. It stores


the layout of the currently displayed windows and
allows you to call them later.

One of the components of the DIASYS


Netmation system. It is used as a user-machine
interface to run and monitor the plant. A unit OPS
is a Windows-based personal computer installed
with Work Space Manager (WSM).

Pen
Process data registered in a trend graph on an OPS.

Real-time service
One of the services of DIASYSCardClientCOM.
It displays control loop plates in real time.

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Logic sheet

One of the services of DIASYSCardClientCOM.


It collects the current value of process data.

A sheet where logic is written to be processed by


the MPS. You use LogicCreator (FLIPPER) to
create logic sheets.

Loop build
Logic monitoring
Build
One of OPS functions. It displays control logic
sheets to allow you to monitor and adjust the
processing status of the MPS.

Layer
One of the three layers of a graphic window (front
figure layer, component layer, back figure layer).
When you create a graphic using GraphicCreator
(MARLIN), you place components on an adequate
layer. By assigning components to layers, you can
organize them.

Lock
One of the functions of GraphicCreator
(MARLIN). It prohibits users from using specific
methods when they attempt to change a figure. For
example, when selection handles are locked, you
cannot use selection handles to change the size of
figures.

Connect
To connect multiple two-dimensional figures with a
connector using GraphicCreator (MARLIN).
When you move one of the connected
two-dimensional
figures,
the
connector
automatically changes its shape to maintain the
connection.

Watch
One of the options of the OPS quick trend function.
It displays an alarm if a monitored process value
exceeds a preset upper or lower limit.

Loop plate
Control loop plate

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