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TI 037-098
May 2013
Using IMV31 for Boiler Drum Level Applications
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Contents
Figures..................................................................................................................................... v
1. IMV31 Transmitter Overview........................................................................................... 1
Measurements ........................................................................................................................... 1
Installation and DP Calibration ................................................................................................ 1
Transmitter Installation Tips .................................................................................................... 1
2. Configuration Software Download and Installation .......................................................... 3
Operating System and Hardware Requirements ........................................................................ 3
Software Components ............................................................................................................... 3
MV C2 Wizard Software ...................................................................................................... 3
PCMV Software ................................................................................................................... 3
Downloading the Software ........................................................................................................ 4
Software Installation .................................................................................................................. 5
3. Using the C2 Wizard for IMV31 Boiler Drum Level Configuration ................................. 7
4. Using PCMV Software for IMV31 Boiler Drum Level Configuration............................. 15
Configuration Requirements ................................................................................................... 15
Connecting the Transmitter to the Software ....................................................................... 15
Power Requirements ........................................................................................................... 15
Configuration Overview .......................................................................................................... 16
Basic Level Configuration ....................................................................................................... 17
Connecting the IMV31 Transmitter to the Software .......................................................... 17
Creating a Pre-Configuration File ...................................................................................... 20
Configuring the Device ...................................................................................................... 21
Tank Configuration ................................................................................................................ 30
Verification ............................................................................................................................. 38
5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting.................................................................................. 41
Maintenance ........................................................................................................................... 41
IMV31 on the Bench .............................................................................................................. 41
Common PCMV Quirks ........................................................................................................ 41
Using PCMV to Troubleshoot a Transmitter .......................................................................... 42
Fault Messages on the Display ................................................................................................. 44
Capturing a Database .............................................................................................................. 44
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Figures
1 M&I Downloads and Tools Web Page ............................................................................... 4
2 Multivariable Series Configuration Wizard Software Web Download ................................. 5
3 Downloading PCMV Software ........................................................................................... 5
4 C2 Wizard Customer Information Screen........................................................................... 7
5 C2 Wizard Device Information Screen................................................................................ 8
6 C2 Wizard Units Configuration Screen .............................................................................. 9
7 C2 Wizard Primary Measurement and Damping Configuration Screen............................ 10
8 C2 Wizard External RTD Temperature Configuration Screen.......................................... 11
9 C2 Wizard Tank Configuration Screen............................................................................. 12
10 C2 Wizard Tank Fluid Configuration Screen.................................................................... 13
11 Finishing the C2 Wizard................................................................................................... 14
12 Benchtop Configuration Example Using Foxboro Power Supply and HART Modem...... 15
13 IMV31 Power Requirements............................................................................................. 16
14 Connecting to the IMV31 ................................................................................................ 18
15 Confirming the HART Protocol and COM Port .............................................................. 18
16 Confirming the HART Polling Address ............................................................................ 19
17 Confirming the Tag Name................................................................................................ 19
18 PCMV Software Showing a Successful Connection to an IMV31..................................... 20
19 Creating an IMV31 Pre-Configuration File ...................................................................... 21
20 Device Configuration........................................................................................................ 22
21 Entering the Tag and Other Information in the Identification Tab................................... 22
22 Configuring Protocol Settings, mA Output Fail Safe, and Variable Information in the
General Configuration Tab.................................................................................................23
23 Configuring Differential Pressure Units, URV, LRV, and Damping in the DP Tab ......... 24
24 Configuring Absolute Pressure Units, URV, LRV, Damping, and
Absolute Reference ATM Pressure in the AP Tab ...............................................................25
25 Configuring Temperature Units on the Temperature Tab ................................................ 26
26 Configuring Level Measurement and Tank Dimensions on the Level Tab ........................ 27
27 Example H1, LRV, and URV Values ................................................................................ 28
28 Configuring Density on the Density Tab.......................................................................... 29
29 Saving the Configuration to the Device............................................................................. 29
30 Starting the IMV Level Tank Configuration Procedure..................................................... 30
31 IMV Level Tank Configuration ........................................................................................ 31
32 Entering Height Values H1, H2, and H3 ......................................................................... 32
33 Entering Temperature Sources .......................................................................................... 33
34 Configuring the Minimum and Maximum Values for M2, T1, T2, and T4 ..................... 35
35 Configuring the Normal Operating Point for Drum Pressure ........................................... 36
36 Saving the Tank Configuration......................................................................................... 36
37 Confirming the Steam Settings ......................................................................................... 37
38 Entering the Normal Operating Temperature for the Wet Leg ......................................... 37
39 Saving the Final Tank Configuration................................................................................ 38
40 Testing Device Equations.................................................................................................. 39
41 Entering Test Level Coefficients........................................................................................ 39
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42 Using PCMV to Troubleshoot a Transmitter.................................................................... 42
43 Checking the Status of Scan Data ..................................................................................... 42
44 Example Status and Error Analysis Screen......................................................................... 43
45 Capturing a Database........................................................................................................ 44
46 Example Transmitter Configuration Report...................................................................... 45
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1. IMV31 Transmitter Overview
The IMV31 is a multivariable transmitter that measures several process variables and computes a
density compensated liquid level measurement. The IMV31 is NOT a differential pressure
transmitter. Although it includes a differential pressure sensor, it cannot be treated as a traditional
differential pressure transmitter that is used in a liquid level application
Although the IMV31 can be configured to work with a number of different tank level
applications, this document will be focused on Boiler Drum Level applications.
Measurements
Available inputs include Differential Pressure (DP), Absolute Pressure (AP), Resistance
Temperature Detection (RTD)
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, Sensor Temperature (Sensor T), Electronics Temperature
(Electronics T), and user inputs.
Seven available output measurements include values measured directly and values that are
calculated. Measurement outputs include DP, RTD, Sensor T, and Electronics T, and calculated
outputs include tank pressure, tank liquid density, and liquid level.
In addition to these, PCMV software can also measure Absolute Pressure (AP) and up to three
other densities.
Installation and DP Calibration
For all tank types, the IMV31 is installed with the high side DP connection on the side with the
higher liquid head pressure. For Boiler Drum Level and Closed Tank with wet leg, this means the
high side connects to the wet leg.
Because the AP measurement is collocated on the DP high side and the tank pressure is
calculated, correcting for the head pressure on the AP, the high side connects to the wet leg. This
correction assumes the specified orientation of the high side connection.
This means that, unlike a DP transmitter used for liquid level, there should NEVER be a negative
or compound range DP calibration. ALL calibrations should be 0 to a POSITIVE value.
Transmitter Installation Tips
Allow the transmitter to acclimate to temperature.
Install with the High side of the transmitter connected to the wet leg.
Vent to atmosphere, check, and re-zero d/p to negate position effects if necessary.
Double check H1, H2, and H3 physical measurements. Most errors are due to
changes in distances of these dimensions during construction.
Slowly allow legs to fill with condensate, and ensure that sensor does not exceed
maximum temperature for fill fluid.
1. RTD is not typically used in boiler drum level applications.
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2. Configuration Software
Download and Installation
Operating System and Hardware Requirements
The configurator hardware/software package is designed to run from a PC with the following
suggested minimum specifications:
Windows

ME, Windows NT

Workstation 4.0 (SP6), Windows 2000


Professional (SP4), Windows XP

(SP2), or Windows 7 operating system.


NOTE
The software does not run on Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows CE
operating systems.
400 MHz Pentium

processor with 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM for Windows


2000 Professional operating system)
4X CD-ROM drive (8X recommended)
Mouse or compatible pointing device
20 MB of available hard disk space
Internet Explorer

software version 6.0 or greater.


Software Components
MV C2 Wizard Software
The MV C2 Wizard 1.400.000 (MVC2Wizard.zip) is an installation executable that will install
the tool to a fixed location on your PC. To run the application after installation, double-click the
desktop icon. This application requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
PCMV Software
PCMV 3.022 (PCMV_3022.zip) can be used by existing PCMV users to upgrade to version
3.022 of the PC-based software package used to communicate with and configure IMV31 Level
transmitters.
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Downloading the Software
Download the MV C2 Wizard and PCMV software directly from the Invensys webpage at
http://iom.invensys.com/EN/Pages/Foxboro_MandI_DocTools.aspx.
Figure 1. M&I Downloads and Tools Web Page
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Figure 2. Multivariable Series Configuration Wizard Software Web Download
Software Installation
1. If you have an older version of software, uninstall the older version prior to installing
the new version of software. Uninstalling the previous version allows you to save your
database.
2. Click Save and select a location where you want to save the installation files.
Figure 3. Downloading PCMV Software
3. Navigate to the installation file, double-click it, and click Run.
4. The PCMV software installs itself.
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3. Using the C2 Wizard for IMV31
Boiler Drum Level Configuration
1. Start the C2 Configuration Wizard. Enter all relevant customer information and click
Next.
TIP
Many of the fields are optional, but you are encouraged to include as much
information as possible on this screen. This will differentiate the wizard output for
this configuration as much as possible.
Figure 4. C2 Wizard Customer Information Screen
2. The Device Information screen, shown in Figure 5, appears.
a. In the Model field, select IMV31(Level) to indicate that the multivariable
transmitter will be used for tank level measurement.
b. Enter the applicable device-specific information in the Tag, Descriptor, and
Message fields.
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c. Set the PollingAddress. A polling address of 0 allows the transmitters to
communicate the primary measurement via the 4 to 20 mA output, and a polling
address of 1 to 15 enables multidrop mode.
d. Set a password to access the transmitter display in the TransmitterLCD
Passwords field, if desired.
e. Map the various device measurements to the four HART variables, if desired:
PrimaryVariable(PV), SecondaryVariable(SV), Tertiary
Variable(TV), and FourthVariable(4V).
NOTE
Because the IMV31 is a tank level transmitter, the Primary Variable (PV) must be
mapped to M6Level.
f. Define whether a failure condition should be manifested as High (23 mA) or Low
(3.6 mA) in the mAOutputFailMode field.
g. Click Next.
Figure 5. C2 Wizard Device Information Screen
3. The Units Configuration screen, shown in Figure 6, allows you to identify the
engineering units for the differential, pressure, and temperature measurements.
a. If you want to use default English, SI, or Metric units, select one of the buttons at
the top of the screen, and the rest of the fields are populated with the appropriate
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units. You can either leave the defaults as is, or customize the units as described in
the following steps.
b. Select the units for the differential pressure measurement (M1DPUnits) from
the drop-down list.
c. To identify how the static pressure measurement will be manifested, select Gauge
or Absolute in the M2APType field. If you select Gauge, an atmospheric
pressure measurement offset is applied to the native absolute measurement to
arrive at the gauge measurement.
d. Select the desired absolute pressure units from the M2APUnits drop-down list.
e. Select the desired TemperatureUnits in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
f. Select the units you will use to measure the level of fluid from the LevelUnits
drop-down list.
g. Select the units you will use to measure density from the DensityUnits drop-
down list.
h. Select the units you will use to identify the tank length from the Dimensional
Units drop-down list.
i. Click Next.
Figure 6. C2 Wizard Units Configuration Screen
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4. The next screen that appears, shown in Figure 7, allows you to set the PV lower and
upper range values as well as the damping configuration.
a. Enter a value for the PV Lower Range Value (LRV). This is the level of the tank
when the milliamp output is at 4 mA.
b. Enter a value for the PV Upper Range Value (URV). This is the level of the tank
when the milliamp output is at 20 mA.
NOTE
Note that the primary variable is expressed in length, not in pressure units. When
configuring the transmitter, the height of the boiler drum must be considered as
well as where the desired (zero) level will be in the drum. Some users establish the
zero level as halfway between the upper and lower tank taps. Other users may want
to establish zero to coincide with the lower tap and will then want to keep the
desired level at some positive value within the drum.
c. Set the desired amount of measurement damping. M1 DP Damping and M2 AP
Damping represent the amount of measurement damping applied to the
differential and absolute pressure measurements. Because a boiler drum
application tends to be noisy by nature, you can achieve the best level
measurement by applying 4 or more seconds of damping on the DP
measurement. This does not mean that the measurement is delayed by that
amount of time but instead that the measurement is averaged over the damping
period in a rolling average. Updates still occur at the same frequency.
d. Click Next.
Figure 7. C2 Wizard Primary Measurement and Damping Configuration Screen
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5. The External RTD Temperature Configuration screen, shown in Figure 8, appears
next. This screen allows you to determine if you will use an RTD and if so, what
strategy to use if the RTD is defective.
Boiler drum level applications typically do not use the RTD. Instead, these
applications use embedded saturated steam tables to ascertain temperature based on
the tank pressure measurement.
a. Select Off in the ExternalRTDMeasurement field. The failure strategy for
an RTD is ignored if the RTD is turned off.
b. Click Next.
Figure 8. C2 Wizard External RTD Temperature Configuration Screen
6. The Tank Configuration screen shown in Figure 9 appears next, and allows you to
define the tank and the measurement configuration:
a. Select BoilerDrum from the Tank Type drop-down list.
b. Enter a value for Height1(H1). H1 measures the distance between the
desired zero level in the tank and the bottom tank tap. If the desired level is about
halfway between the bottom and top tank taps, then H1 would be half the
distance between the two taps.
c. Enter a value for Height2(H2). H2 represents the distance between the
bottom tank tap and the low-side input of the transmitter. This may be zero if the
transmitter is level with the bottom tap or it could be 120 inches if the transmitter
is one floor below the tap.
d. Enter a value for Height3(H3). H3 represents the distance between the top
tank tap and the high-side input of the transmitter. These dimensions are
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important because they supply the transmitter critical information to calculate the
leg densities, which are then used to compensate the pressure measurements.
e. Enter the minimum and maximum working pressures for the tank pressure M2.
The minimum and maximum working pressure limits should be a distance away
from the expected normal working pressure. In the example shown below, M2
Minimum is 362 psia and M2 Maximum is 952 psia. The normal working
pressure should be more than 10% above the minimum or 10% below the
maximum for best performance. Be sure to establish the limits accordingly. Note
that if the transmitter is powered up on a bench or the boiler has not yet started
up, the transmitter may communicate an M2 status error because it is operating
outside of its normal operating range. This is a nuisance status message, and will
resolve itself when the transmitter is in its normal operating state.
f. T1, T2, and T4 represent the temperatures of the boiler liquid, the low-side leg,
and the high-side leg respectively. Define the normal temperature range for each
of these and the source of measurement. In boiler drum level applications, it is
recommended that you select Saturated Temperature tables as the source of the T1
measurement. The T2 and T4 can use an RTD or can take advantage of the on-
board temperature measurements from the sensor or from the electronics
compartment. Most boiler drum configurations use the sensor measurement
because it closely resembles the actual liquid measurement of the leg. The T2 and
T4 measurements are used along with the leg heights to calculate the leg densities,
which are then used to compensate the pressure measurements.
g. Click Next.
Figure 9. C2 Wizard Tank Configuration Screen
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7. The Tank Fluid Configuration screen shown in Figure 9 appears. For boiler drum
level applications, the fluid is always Water, the wet leg liquid is always Water, and
the tank gas or vapor is always Steam.
a. Enter the expected pressure that the boiler will experience during normal
operation in the NormalPressure field.
b. Enter the expected average temperature that the wet leg will experience in the
NormalTemperature field.
c. Click Next.
Figure 10. C2 Wizard Tank Fluid Configuration Screen
8. Configuration using the C2 Wizard is complete.
a. If you want to print a copy of the configuration, click Print.
b. If you want to save the file for future reference, click Save.
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c. Click Finish.
Figure 11. Finishing the C2 Wizard
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4. Using PCMV Software for IMV31
Boiler Drum Level Configuration
Configuration Requirements
You will need the following hardware and software to complete the configuration:
IMV31 Transmitter
PCMV or DTM
HART Modem
250 Ohm Resistor
Connecting the Transmitter to the Software
Figure 12. Benchtop Configuration Example Using Foxboro Power Supply and HART Modem
Power Requirements
When wiring a transmitter to a loop, the supply voltage and loop load must be within specified
limits. The supply output load vs. voltage relationship is:
R
MAX
= 47.5 (V - 11.5) and is shown in Figure 14.
NOTE
1. Any combination of supply voltage and loop load resistance in the shaded area
can be used, but make sure you are well within the operating area.
PowerSupply
Unitwith
internal250
ohmresistor
IMV31
Transmitter
Hart
Modem
+

Red
Black
Usb CableToPC
120Vac/24V
dcTransformer
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2. To determine the loop load resistance (transmitter output load), add the series
resistance of each component in the loop, excluding the transmitter. The power
supply must be capable of supplying 22 mA of loop current.
3. The communicator requires a 250 ohm minimum load between the transmitter
and power supply.
4. Measure supply voltage at the transmitter.
5. Only one ground in a loop at the power supply.
Figure 13. IMV31 Power Requirements
Configuration Overview
Configuration of boiler drum applications is a three-step process:
1. Perform the Basic Level Configuration using PCMV software, the local transmitter
display, or a Device Descriptor (DD). This step allows you to configure Tag
information, engineering units, lower and upper range values, damping configuration,
and whether or not you are using RTDs. Basic configuration is described in the
following section, which assumes that you are using PCMV software. A similar
procedure can be followed if you are using the local display or a HART communicator
and a DD.
2. Perform the Tank Configuration. You can use PCMVA to configure the tank type,
equation limits, and temperature sources, and you can use PCMVA or a DD to
configure the H1, H2, and H3 dimensions. Refer to Tank Configuration on
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page 30 for information on using PCMVA to configure the tank. A similar procedure
can be following if you are using a DD.
3. Configure fluid properties and normal operating conditions using PCMVB. This
procedure is described starting on page 33.
NOTE
This Technical Information manual addresses the configuration of the IMV31 with
PCMV configuration software. The IMV DTM will accomplish the same
functionality using the FDT environment.
Basic Level Configuration
Using PCMV software, you can either directly configure the transmitter while the transmitter is
connected, or pre-configure the transmitter database without the transmitter connected. The
steps are similar for both configuration methods.
The first configuration method requires that you first connect to the transmitter to the software,
which is described in the following section. After connecting the transmitter, you can proceed
with configuring the transmitter and saving the file as described in Configuring the Device on
page 21.
The second configuration method, pre-configuring a transmitter without connecting the
transmitter to the PCMV software, requires that you create a new configuration file and save it so
you can download the configuration file to the transmitter at a later time. Creating a pre-
configuration file is described in Creating a Pre-Configuration File on page 20.
Connecting the IMV31 Transmitter to the Software
Perform these steps first if you are directly configuring a transmitter. If you are pre-configuring a
transmitter database without connecting the transmitter, refer to Creating a Pre-Configuration
File on page 20.
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1. Open PCMV Configurator software and click DeviceOperations > Connect
toDevice.
Figure 14. Connecting to the IMV31
2. Confirm the connection details. Make sure the HART protocol is selected and the
correct COM port is configured. If you are unsure which COM port to use, check the
Control Panel. Click OK.
Figure 15. Confirming the HART Protocol and COM Port
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3. Confirm the Polling Address. It is normally set to 0. Click OK.
Figure 16. Confirming the HART Polling Address
4. Confirm the tag name by clicking Yes.
Figure 17. Confirming the Tag Name
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5. After connecting to the device, icons become available in the menu bar and a status
message appears in the lower right corner of the screen:
Figure 18. PCMV Software Showing a Successful Connection to an IMV31
6. Proceed to Configuring the Device on page 21 to continue configuring the
transmitter.
Creating a Pre-Configuration File
This section explains how to create a pre-configuration file for an IMV31 so you can download it
to a transmitter at a later time. You do not need to connect the IMV31 transmitter to the software
to create a pre-configuration file.
CAUTION
!!!
If performing a pre-configuration without the transmitter connected, select and make
sure you select the HART protocol and differential and absolute pressure range that
matches the transmitter. The transmitter will not accept a download file if these
selections do not match.
1. Open the PCMV Configurator software, and click File > New.
2. Select IMV31 for the Device Type, HART for the Protocol, and select the correct model
letters that correspond to your transmitters differential pressure and absolute pressure
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ranges. Refer to your transmitters model code to determine the correct pressure
ranges.
Figure 19. Creating an IMV31 Pre-Configuration File
3. Proceed to the next section to continue configuring the transmitter.
Configuring the Device
After connecting the device or creating a pre-configuration file, proceed as follows to configure
the device.
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1. Click DeviceConfiguration.
Figure 20. Device Configuration
2. The Identification tab of the Level Configuration dialog box appears. Enter the Tag
Number, and click NextTab.
NOTE
Database records are stored in the PC database based on the customer name and the
tag number. Make sure that the tag number is unique. The customer name is
important only if the PC is used to service multiple customers, so that records of
commonly used tag numbers, such as LT01, can be uniquely identified.
Figure 21. Entering the Tag and Other Information in the Identification Tab
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3. In the General Configuration tab, make sure that the M6:LVL is selected as the
primary variable. This will assign the level measurement to the 4 to 20 mA output.
Configure other settings as desired.
Figure 22. Configuring Protocol Settings, mA Output Fail Safe, and Variable Information in the
General Configuration Tab
NOTE
In the next couple of steps, remember that the Lower Range Value (LRV) and
Upper Range Value (URV) for both differential and absolute pressure are typically
calibrated range values set at the factory. The normal operating points should lie
within these ranges, and Level Measurement should be the Primary Variable
assigned to the 4 to 20 mA output.
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4. Configure the differential pressure units, URV, LRV, and Damping in the DP tab.
Figure 23. Configuring Differential Pressure Units, URV, LRV, and Damping in the DP Tab
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5. Configure the absolute pressure units, URV, LRV, and Damping, as well as the
Absolute Reference ATM Pressure value and units on the AP tab.
Figure 24. Configuring Absolute Pressure Units, URV, LRV, Damping, and
Absolute Reference ATM Pressure in the AP Tab
6. Configure the temperature units on the Temperature tab. The units selected applies to
all temperature measurements.
Also, it is important to define your RTD strategy prior to commissioning the IMV31.
The RTD Strategy only matters if the RTD is going to be set to ON.
For boiler drums using saturation temperature, the RTD can only be turned off after
the tank configuration is completed and no RTD is selected. After you download the
configuration to the transmitter, you must to return to this screen to configure the
RTD strategy.
If RTDOn is selected without an external RTD sensor connected, status error
messages will appear. However, the transmitter will use saturated steam temperature if
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an external RTD measurement is not found, and the level measurement will still be
accurate.
Figure 25. Configuring Temperature Units on the Temperature Tab
7. Configure the level and dimensional units on the Level tab:
a. Select the desired engineering units to measure level from the LevelEGU drop-
down list.
b. Enter the Upper Range Value (URV) and Lower Range Value (LRV) in the
associated fields. The LRV and URV values define the 4 mA and 20 mA points for
level measurement. These values do not make up the differential pressure range of
the transmitter. Different applications use different control strategies for defining
the URV and LRV. Some applications use 0 to 40 inches, where others will use -
20 to 20 inches.
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c. Select the desired engineering units to measure tank dimensions from the Tank
DimensionalUnits drop-down list.
Figure 26. Configuring Level Measurement and Tank Dimensions on the Level Tab
The Level LRV and URV are referenced to the H1 value set in a later step. H1 is the
user set datum defining the 0 level point and is referenced to the lower leg tap point in
the drum.
In the following example:
H1 is 0 inches; the zero level is set at the lower tap
LRV is 0 inches; the 4 mA point is set to the zero level at the lower tap
URV is 50 inches; the 20 mA point is set to 50 inches above the lower tap
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Figure 27. Example H1, LRV, and URV Values
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8. Select the units in the Density tab. The Lower Range and Upper Range Values do not
matter.
Figure 28. Configuring Density on the Density Tab
9. Click OK to save the basic level configuration. If a transmitter is connected, the
configuration will be saved to the transmitter. If you are performing a pre-
configuration without a transmitter connected, the file will be saved when the boiler
configuration is complete. Click Yes if prompted.
Figure 29. Saving the Configuration to the Device
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Tank Configuration
1. Boiler Drum Configuration. Select the A icon for IMV Level Tank Configuration.
Figure 30. Starting the IMV Level Tank Configuration Procedure
2. Select BoilerDrum as the Tank Type. This simplifies the boiler drum configuration
by pre-populating the process fluid selections with water and steam.
NOTE
IMV31 transmitters shipped in August 2009 or later support the special boiler
drum case where the upper wet leg fluid is not water. To configure this case, select
the ClosedTank,WetLeg, configure M2 pressure to be greater than 20 psia,
and manually enter the process fluids.
CAUTION
!!!
For boiler drum applications, the IMV31 transmitter is mounted with the high side
connected to the upper wet leg. Incorrect installation will result in an incorrect Level
measurement.
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Figure 31. IMV Level Tank Configuration
3. Enter the values for H1, H2, and H3, where:
a. H1 is the height from the lower leg tap to the zero level point
b. H2 is the height from the transmitter connection to the lower leg tap
c. H3 is the height from the transmitter connection to the upper leg tap
d. Double-click any of the yellow values to open input boxes.
NOTE
The accuracy of the H1, H2, and H3 entries directly affects the accuracy of the level
measurement. Additionally, the H1 value is directly related to the Level
Measurement LRV and URV that define the 4 and 20 mA points.
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Figure 32. Entering Height Values H1, H2, and H3
WARNING !
You must update the H2 and H3 values whenever there are changes to the lengths of
the lower and upper wet legs.
For example, assume that 10 foot length was added to each leg to mount the IMV31
transmitter below the tank, 10 feet lower than originally planned. If this were a
differential pressure transmitter, the 10-foot water column on each side would cancel
out and the differential pressure would not be affected. However, level is a calculated
measurement involving density and other compensations, so incorrect H2 and H3
values could potentially cause significant errors in the level measurement.
4. Select the temperature sources:
a. For T1, which is the internal tank temperature, choose RTD or Saturated
Temp. Typically, an RTD is not used on boiler drums. Choosing Saturated
Temp causes the transmitter to calculate the saturation temperature based on the
drum pressure.
b. For T2 and T4, SensorTemp is typically selected.
NOTE
For boiler drum applications, the tank and the legs cannot use the same temperature
input. Consequently, if you use an RTD for T1, do NOT select RTD for T2 and
T4.
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Figure 33. Entering Temperature Sources
User selection of the equation limits in PCMVA and the Normal Operating Points in
PCMVB account for many of the common configuration problems with the IMV31.
In general, equation limits for pressure and temperatures should be broad enough to
include the realistic operating range with reasonable margins, but should not be so
broad as to include state changes or unrealistic conditions such as vacuum pressures.
Limits can be extended to include bench conditions if desired, although this is not
practical for boiler drum applications because the IMV31 assumes the tank to be at
saturation at all times.
Setting limits too tight may result in unwanted status errors. Setting limits too broad
(such as 0 to URL) may result in the generation of inaccurate equations.
Setting a normal operating point at or close to one of the limits may result in error
messages or the generation of inaccurate equations (Think of a three point curve fit
with two points too close to each other instead of spread out)
For tank pressure equation limits:
Never enter 0 absolute pressure as the lower equation limit
Avoid entering anything below local atmospheric pressure unless the application
requires a partial vacuum. The only exception to this rule is for avoiding status
error at bench conditions. In this case, you can enter 1 psi below local atmosphere
to avoid the errors.
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5. Configure the minimum and maximum operating values for M2, T1, T2 and T4.
These values should cover the normal operating range with some margin, and must be
at least 10% beyond the normal operating point to be entered in the next step.
Setting limits too tight may result in unnecessary status error messages if the values are
slightly exceeded. However, impractical limits for boilers such as minimums of 0 psia
(full vacuum) and 0 degrees C should be avoided.
NOTE
Temperature of condensate decreases at a rate of approximately 100 degrees F per
foot).
NOTE
Since boilers are at elevated pressures and temperatures during normal operation,
selected limits for M2 and T1 may result in status error messages when the IMV31
transmitter is taken out of service and bench checked. These errors can usually be
ignored because they are typically the result of the transmitter being outside of the
operating conditions rather than a product breakdown. However, if this is
undesirable, the lower operating limits can be extended to cover ambient
temperature and pressure conditions without affecting the IMV31 performance in
boiler applications.
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Figure 34. Configuring the Minimum and Maximum Values for M2, T1, T2, and T4
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6. Click OK at the IMV Level Tank Configuration screen and the Water in drum dialog
box appears. Enter the normal operating point for the drum pressure value, click
Apply, and then click Next.
Figure 35. Configuring the Normal Operating Point for Drum Pressure
7. Click Save.
Figure 36. Saving the Tank Configuration
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8. The Steam screen appears. Click Save.
Figure 37. Confirming the Steam Settings
9. The Water in upper leg screen appears. Enter the normal operating temperature point
for the wet leg, which should be safely within the limits selected for T4. If not, expand
the T4 limits. Click Apply and Save.
Figure 38. Entering the Normal Operating Temperature for the Wet Leg
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10. Save the configuration to the device. Perform this step even if performing a pre-
configuration without a transmitter connected.
Figure 39. Saving the Final Tank Configuration
11. If necessary, go back to the Device Configuration screens to turn off RTD
measurement and make other changes as needed. Any changes made will not affect
the IMV Level Tank Configuration.
12. Select File > Save As to save the configuration file to the computer. You can download
the file to a transmitter at a later time.
Verification
To verify the transmitter is working correctly, you can perform a test to check the level and density
measurements. Performing this procedure puts the transmitter in an override mode and allows
you to override live sensor input values with known input values and use the transmitters stored
data and calculations to check level and density measurements.
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1. With the IMV31 transmitter connected to PCMV, click Test > TestDevice
Equations.
Figure 40. Testing Device Equations
2. Enter values in the Test Level Coefficients Raw Inputs section to override live sensor
values.
Figure 41. Entering Test Level Coefficients
3. Click Apply.
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5. Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
Maintenance
The transmitter itself requires no maintenance. However, the following maintenance-related
activities should be considered:
Blow down impulse lines periodically according to plant policy
Check the d/p zero and ap reference at periodic intervals according to plant policy
If necessary, zero the d/p and set the absolute reference with the transmitter open to
atmosphere
It is generally recommended that you send the transmitter back to the factory for
calibration. Field calibration equipment generally does not have the required accuracy.
IMV31 on the Bench
The IMV31 is not a typical pressure transmitter. Once configured, it may not perform properly
on the bench.
If an IMV31 is configured for RTD ON, it expects an RTD input. It will generate an M5 error if
the RTD is not connected. Calculated outputs that expect an RTD input will also exhibit errors.
The Tank Pressure measurement adjusts the AP for head pressure when configured for a wet leg.
It will assume that the wet leg is present, even if it is not.
Input measurements on the bench will often be outside of the equation limits for the application,
resulting in a chain reaction of status errors.
Common PCMV Quirks
PCMV always starts with an existing configuration, whether it be a user selected file or the last
one performed.
The RTD cannot be turned OFF if it is being used as an input to a calculation. This may be left
over from the last configuration. In this case, the new configuration not requiring the RTD must
be completed, then the user must remember to go back to the basic configuration and turn the
RTD OFF.
For boiler drum applications (Boiler Drum or Closed Tank Wet Leg with water/steam selected)
the temperature source selected in PCMVA may be overridden by the method chosen for
saturated steam in PCMVB.
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Using PCMV to Troubleshoot a Transmitter
Any measurement error will almost always trigger multiple measurement errors due to the
interdependencies of all of the measurements.
The most common root cause for multiple measurement errors is that the pressure or temperature
inputs are outside of the user configured equation limits.
1. Connect the transmitter.
2. Click Scan Measurements:
Figure 42. Using PCMV to Troubleshoot a Transmitter
3. Click Status on the Scan Data dialog box.
Figure 43. Checking the Status of Scan Data
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4. A window similar to the following appears showing the latest status. The example
below shows that the primary inputs are all OK and the transmitter is healthy. The
errors are most likely caused from out-of-range inputs or configuration errors.
Figure 44. Example Status and Error Analysis Screen
NOTE
Upon seeing these errors, do not assume the transmitter needs to be calibrated.
Calibrate only when you have a valid reason to do so, and only after you have
exhausted other options.
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Fault Messages on the Display
Infrequently, the optional display may display the message FAULT or RESET. Individual,
temporary display of FAULT or RESET does not indicate a problem with the transmitter. If the
cycle of FAULT followed by RESET persists, contact Global Customer Support.
In rare cases, the transmitter database can become corrupted and the transmitter will not go
online when powered. This can potentially occur if power to the transmitter is interrupted during
a save operation. The optional display continually shows an alternating display of INITERR and
RESET. In this situation, contact Global Customer Support.
Capturing a Database
If needed, you can capture an image of the transmitters database and send it to Invensys for
troubleshooting.
1. Connect to the transmitter.
2. Click Tools > ConfigurationReport.
Figure 45. Capturing a Database
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3. The database is displayed in an internet browser window. Allow ActiveX Controls to
import Company ID, Model, and so forth.
Figure 46. Example Transmitter Configuration Report
4. Click File > Save, and save the file to the desired location.
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