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Publication No.

1-0485-009
March 1999
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AutoPILOT
CONTROL DOCUMENT
AND ENTITY PARAMETERS

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AutoPILOT
CONTROL DOCUMENT
AND ENTITY PARAMETERS
CONTENTS

1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


1.1 THE AutoPILOT LISTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 CONCEPT OF ENTITY APPROVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.3 BARRIER INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.4 WIRING INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.0 AutoPILOT SYSTEM LISTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1 POWER INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1.1 Internal Power Source with External Solar Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1.2 ISCOM 3-0474-004 (Intrinsically-Safe Power and Communications) . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.1.3 6V ISCOM (Intrinsically-Safe Power and Communications) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.2 LOCAL RS-232 (CHIT) SYSTEM CONNECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.3 ANALOG INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2.4 AutoMITTER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
2.5 RTD INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.6 AutoPULSE INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3.0 AutoPILOT ENTITY LISTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3.1 LOCAL RS-232 PORT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3.1.1 Application #1 - Local Communication Port to IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3.2 ANALOG INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.2.1 Application #1 - Analog Input to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3.2.2 Application #2 - Analog Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3.3 DISCRETE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
3.3.1 Application #1 - Discrete Input to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
3.3.2 Application #2 - Discrete Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3.4 MEB 2DI/DO DISCRETE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
3.4.1 Application #1 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Input to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . 32
3.4.2 Application #2 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Input to IS/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . . 33
3.5 MEB 4 DI DISCRETE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
3.5.1 Application #1 - MEB 4 DI Discrete Input to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3.5.2 Application #2 - MEB 4 DI Discrete Input to IS/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . 36
3.6 DISCRETE OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3.6.1 Application #1 - Discrete Output to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
3.6.2 Application #2 - Discrete Output to IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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3.7 MEB 2DI/DO DISCRETE OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40


3.7.1 Application #1 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Output to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . 41
3.7.2 Application #2 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Output to IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3.8 MEB 4 DO DISCRETE OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
3.8.1 Application #1 - MEB 4 DO Discrete Output to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . 44
3.8.2 Application #2 - MEB 4 DO Discrete Output to IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
3.9 PULSE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
3.9.1 Application #1 - Pulse Input to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
3.9.2 Application #2 - Pulse Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
3.10 MEB PULSE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
3.10.1 Application #1 - MEB Pulse Input to Non IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
3.10.2 Application #2 - MEB Pulse Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . 51
3.11 ANALOG OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
3.11.1 Application #1 - Analog Output to Non-IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
3.11.2 Application #2 - Analog Output to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . . . 54
3.12 DUAL ANALOG OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
3.12.1 Application #1 - MEB 2D/A Analog Output to Non-IS Apparatus . . . . . . . . . . 56
3.12.2 Application #2 - MEB 2D/A Analog Output to IS/Simple Apparatus . . . . . . . . 57

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AutoPILOT
CONTROL DOCUMENT
AND ENTITY PARAMETERS

1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 THE AutoPILOT LISTING


The AutoPILOT is UL-Listed for use in Class I Division 1, Groups C and D hazardous locations for
United States installations, and C-UL listed for Class I Division 1, Groups C and D hazardous
locations for Canadian installations. It is intrinsically safe when connected according to this control
document. The AutoPILOT has an Operating Temperature Code of T3C. WARNING:
Substitution of components may impair the intrinsic safety of the AutoPILOT.
The listing includes connections for a System Approval and Entity Approval. The AutoPILOT
listing includes the following maximum number and type of electrical connections:

One Power Input (System Listing)


Three Host Ports (RS-232 port; System Listing for use with ISCOM 3-0474-004 or 6V
ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025)
One CHIT Port (Local RS-232 port; System Listing for use with CHIT, or with Entity
Parameters)
Analog Inputs (Three with System Listing for use with specified transducers, or One with
Entity Parameters)
One Comm 3 Terminator IS connection to up to four AutoMITTERs (System Listing)
One RTD Input (System Listing)
Up to ten Discrete Inputs (with Entity Parameters)
Up to ten Discrete Outputs (with Entity Parameters)
Up to four Pulse Inputs (System Listing with AutoPULSE, or with Entity Parameters)
Up to four 4-20 mA Analog Outputs with +24V Loop Power Inputs (with Entity Parameters)

Power Systems available with System Listing include the following options. ISCOM model
numbers must be verified to ensure safety.

Internal +6VDC/12 AH, rechargeable battery with an external 2-watt solar panel
ISCOM 3-0474-004 (UL Listed Associated Apparatus)
6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 (UL Listed Associated Apparatus)
6V ISCOM 3-0474-025 (UL and C-UL Listed Associated Apparatus)

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1.2 CONCEPT OF ENTITY APPROVAL


The concept of an Entity Approval allows connection of intrinsically-safe apparatus and intrinsicallysafe associated apparatus, including barriers, that have not been specifically approved as a system.
Refer to Article 504 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, for acceptable wiring methods,
sealing methods, and separation of intrinsically-safe and non-intrinsically safe wiring for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for wiring, sealing and separation
requirements for Canadian installations.
Under Entity Approval, connection between an intrinsically-safe apparatus and an intrinsically-safe
associated apparatus is limited as follows:
1. The approved Maximum Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc) of the associated apparatus must be less
than or equal to the Maximum Safe Input Voltage (Vmax) of the intrinsically-safe apparatus.
(Voc # Vmax)
2. The approved Maximum Short-Circuit Current (Isc) of the associated apparatus must be less
than or equal to the Maximum Safe Input Current (Imax) of the intrinsically-safe apparatus.
(Isc # Imax)
3. The approved Maximum Allowable Capacitance (Ca) of the associated apparatus must be
greater than or equal to the sum of the Internal Capacitance (Ci) of the intrinsically-safe
apparatus and the Wiring Capacitance (Cw). (Ca $ Ci + Cw)
4. The approved Maximum Allowable Inductance (La) of the associated apparatus must be
greater than or equal to the sum of the Internal Inductance (Li) of the intrinsically-safe
apparatus and the Wiring Inductance (Lw). (La $ Li + Lw)
Note
If the wiring parameters (capacitance and inductance) are not known, use the following
parameters:
Wiring Capacitance of 60 pF per foot
Wiring Inductance of 0.2 FH per foot
A 100-foot cable has a Cw of 6000 pF (0.006 FF) and a Lw of 20 FH.
When two intrinsically-safe devices are connected and installed in the hazardous location, the same
four entity approval concepts apply. However, they must be applied from both directions: first with
the AutoPILOT as the intrinsically-safe apparatus connected to an intrinsically-safe associated
apparatus (such as a pressure transmitter), then the AutoPILOT as the intrinsically-safe associated
apparatus connected to the intrinsically-safe apparatus (pressure transmitter).

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1.3 BARRIER INFORMATION


When the device connected to the AutoPILOT is not an approved intrinsically-safe device for use
in the hazardous location, it must be installed in an non-hazardous area, and an intrinsically-safe
barrier must be wired between the AutoPILOT and the device. The general requirements of the
selected barrier are as follows:
C
C
C

The barrier output must be limited by a resistor such that the output voltage verses current plot
is a straight line between Voc and Isc.
The barrier must be approved for the installation location and hazardous area, and be installed
as instructed by the barrier manufacturer.
The barrier ground must be connected to the Earth Ground.

Typical Single-Channel, Shunt-Diode, Resistive Barrier

Typical Dual-Channel, Shut-Diode, Resistive & Diode Barrier


for 4-20mA Applications

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1.4 WIRING INFORMATION


When installed in the United States in a Class I Division 1 hazardous location, all customer wiring
to the AutoPILOT connections with entity parameters must be made according to Article 504
(Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing
methods. For Canadian Class I Division 1 installations, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT
connections with entity parameters must be made according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian
Electrical Code. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have a
minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor.

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2.0 AutoPILOT SYSTEM LISTING


The System Listing of the AutoPILOT includes power systems, RS-232 communication ports,
connections to a standard suite of analog/digital transmitters, connection to up to four
AutoMITTERs, one dedicated external RTD input, and connections to the AutoPULSE Indexer. The
System listing provides two power options: an internal battery with external solar panel, or one of
the Intrinsically Safe COMmunication interfaces (ISCOM). The communication ports included in
the system listing are the Local Port (used with the CHIT) and up to three Host Ports (used with an
ISCOM). The AutoPILOT Main Board provides system termination for three analog inputs from
a suite of optional low-power transmitters, for the optional Rosemount 205 Digital Combo
Transmitter, or for the optional Honeywell MXA145 or MXG170 combination transmitters. The
Comm 3 Terminator option provides an intrinsically safe power and communication connection to
up to four AutoMITTERs wired in parallel, with each AutoMITTER having one temperature input
which can be system wired to one of the Flow Automation RTD Temperature Probe assemblies. The
RTD1 input at TB5 connects to one of the Flow Automation RTD Temperature Probe assemblies.
For positive displacement (PD) meters, a system connection may be made between the AutoPULSE
Indexer and the AutoPILOT or MEB Pulse Input Board(s).

2.1 POWER INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTION


The AutoPILOT is powered by one of two power systems: an internal rechargeable battery with an
external solar panel, or an Intrinsically Safe Communication System (ISCOM 3-0474-004 or 6V
ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025). ISCOM model numbers must be verified to ensure safety.

2.1.1 Internal Power Source with External Solar Panel


The intrinsically safe battery assembly consists of a +6 Vdc, 12 AH rechargeable battery with
associated protective components. The battery assembly charge is maintained with a 2-watt solar
panel. The battery assembly mounts inside the enclosure internal chassis on the backpanel, and may
be shipped outside the unit to avoid shipping damage. To install the battery assembly, lift the battery
assembly above the bracket retaining lip, and lower the battery assembly into the bracket. The power
leads from the battery assembly connect to the flow computer at the power distribution terminal
block TB1 mounted on the equipment panel at positions 1-3 (POS) and 4-6 (NEG).
Mount the solar panel assembly to the pole, route the solar panel wiring through the bottom of the
flow computer enclosure, then connect it to the two-position Molex connector of the battery
assembly.
When the battery needs to be changed, the entire battery assembly must be replaced. Order the
replacement Division 1 battery assembly from Flow Automation (PN# 3-0485-026).
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2.1.2 ISCOM 3-0474-004 (Intrinsically-Safe Power and Communications)


The ISCOM 3-0474-004 provides the AutoPILOT with an intrinsically safe +6 Vdc input power, and
an RS-232 link with a Host communication port. ISCOM model numbers must be verified to ensure
safety. This option is not available for Canadian installations. When installed in a Class I Division
1 hazardous location in the United States, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made
according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70,
including wiring and sealing methods. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor
cable must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer
to the ISCOM Installation and Wiring Manual (PN# 1-0446-004) for proper installation guidelines
of the ISCOM 3-0474-004.

ISCOM 3-0474-004 Non Intrinsically-Safe Connections


The non intrinsically-safe connections of the ISCOM 3-0474-004 are made to a power source (+8
Vdc to +16 Vdc) and an RS-232 communication device. When installed in the nonhazardous
area, the power source and the communication device are not part of the Listed System and
shall not use or generate more than 250 Volts. The ISCOM 3-0474-004 when mounted inside the
AutoLINK may be installed in a Division 2 or nonhazardous area. Refer to the ISCOM Installation
and Wiring Manual (Flow Automation Part Number 1-0446-004) for proper connection of these
devices to the ISCOM 3-0474-004.

ISCOM 3-0474-004 to AutoPILOT Intrinsically-Safe Connections


The connection between the ISCOM 3-0474-004 and AutoPILOT is an intrinsically-safe connection.
The cable length between the ISCOM 3-0474-004 and the AutoPILOT shall not exceed 200 feet.
Because the AutoPILOT with Div I Comm Expansion Board option provides up to three RS-232
ports, three ISCOMs 3-0474-004 can be connected to the AutoPILOT in non-hazardous area
installations, while the AutoLINK provides only one ISCOM 3-0474-004. Only the primary
ISCOM connected to the AutoPILOT Main Board can supply power to the flow computer.
The IS Power Outputs of a secondary or tertiary ISCOM 3-0474-004 must not be connected.
Refer to Figure 2-1-1 or Figure 2-1-2 for typical System Connection wiring between the ISCOM 30474-004 and AutoPILOT.

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Connection of the ISCOM 3-0474-004 to the AutoPILOT is as follows:


Primary
ISCOM
3-0474-004
IS Output

Power Distribution
Terminal Block

AutoPILOT
Main Board

PWR (1)
GND (2)
SBAT (3)
HRTS (4)
HTX (5)
HDCD (6)
HCTS (7)
HRX (8)

TB1 position 1-3 (POS)


No connection
TB1 position 4-6 (NEG)
No connection
No connection
+5 (TB2-9)
No connection
RTS (TB2-4)
No connection
TX (TB2-3)
No connection
DCD (TB2-5)
No connection
CTS (TB2- 2)
No connection
RX (TB2-1)

2nd or 3rd
ISCOM
3-0474-004
IS Output

Div I
Comm Expansion Bd.
Comm 4

PWR (1)
GND (2)
SBAT (3)
HRTS (4)
HTX (5)
HDCD (6)
HCTS (7)
HRX (8)

No Connection
GND (TB1-8)
No Connection
RTS (TB1-4)
TXD(TB1-3)
DCD (TB1-5)
CTS (TB1- 2)
RXD (TB1-1)

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Comm Expansion Bd.
Comm 5
No connection
GND (TB2-8)
No connection
RTS (TB2-4)
TXD(TB2-3)
DCD (TB2-5)
CTS (TB2- 2)
RXD (TB2-1)

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Figure 2-1-1: Typical Nonhazardous ISCOM 3-0474-004 to AutoPILOT Connection


Notes:
1. Not part of Listed System. Shall not use or generate more than 250 Volts.
2. Maximum cable length between ISCOM 3-0474-004 and AutoPILOT is 200 Feet.
3. For United States installations, refer to Article 504 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70,
for proper sealing between hazardous and nonhazardous areas, and separation between
intrinsically-safe and non intrinsically-safe wiring.
4. Refer to Installation Manual 1-0446-004 for ISCOM 3-0474-004 installation and wiring
instructions.

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Figure 2-1-2: Typical AutoLINK ISCOM 3-0474-004 to AutoPILOT Connection


Notes:
1. Maximum cable length between ISCOM 3-0474-004 and AutoPILOT is 200 Feet.
2. For United States installations, refer to Article 504 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70,
for proper sealing between hazardous and nonhazardous areas, and separation between
intrinsically-safe and non intrinsically-safe wiring.
3. Refer to Installation Manual 1-0446-004 for ISCOM 3-0474-004 installation and wiring
instructions. Refer to AutoLINK manual 1-0488-001 for AutoLINK installations.

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2.1.3 6V ISCOM (Intrinsically-Safe Power and Communications)


The 6V ISCOM provides the AutoPILOT with an intrinsically safe +6 Vdc input power, and an RS232 link with a Host communication port. 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 is Listed for United States
installations, while the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-025 is Listed for United States or Canadian installations.
ISCOM model number must be verified to ensure safety. When installed in a Class I Division 1
hazardous location in the United States, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made
according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70,
including wiring and sealing methods. For Canadian installations, all customer wiring to the
AutoPILOT installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous location must be made according to Section
18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor
cable must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer
to the 6V ISCOM Installation and Wiring Manual (PN# 1-0474-004) for proper installation
guidelines of the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025.

6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 Non Intrinsically-Safe Connections


The non intrinsically-safe connections of the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 are made to a
power source (+8 Vdc to +16 Vdc) and an RS-232 communication device. When installed in the
nonhazardous area, the power source and the communication device are not part of the Listed
System and shall not use or generate more than 125 Volts. The 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 30474-025 when mounted inside the AutoLINK may be installed in a Division 2 or nonhazardous
area. Refer to the 6V ISCOM Installation and Wiring Manual (PN# 1-0474-004) for proper
connection of these devices to the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025.

6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 to AutoPILOT Intrinsically-Safe Connections


The connection between the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 and AutoPILOT is an
intrinsically-safe connection. The cable length between the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025
and the AutoPILOT shall not exceed 200 feet. Because the AutoPILOT with Div I Comm Expansion
Board option provides up to three RS-232 ports, three 6V ISCOMs 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 can
be connected to the AutoPILOT in non-hazardous area installations, while the AutoLINK provides
only one 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025. Only the primary ISCOM connected to the
AutoPILOT Main Board can supply power to the flow computer. The IS Power Outputs of
a secondary or tertiary 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 must not be connected. Refer to
Figures 2-1-3 and 2-1-4 for typical System Connection wiring between the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016
or 3-0474-025 and AutoPILOT.

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Connection of the 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 to the AutoPILOT is as follows:


Primary 6V ISCOM
3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025
IS Output

Power Distribution
Terminal Block

AutoPILOT
Main Board

VSAFE (TB2-6)
GND (TB2-7)
RTS-IN (TB2-5)
TX-IN (TB2-4)
DCD-OUT (TB2-3)
CTS-OUT (TB2-2)
RX-OUT (TB2-1)

TB1 position 1-3 (POS)


TB1 position 4-6 (NEG)
No connection
No connection
No connection
No connection
No connection

No connection
No connection
RTS (TB2-4)
TX (TB2-3)
DCD (TB2-5)
CTS (TB2- 2)
RX (TB2-1)

2nd or 3rd 6V ISCOM


3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025
IS Output

Div I
Comm Expansion Bd.
Comm 4

VSAFE (TB2-6)
GND (TB2-7)
RTS-IN (TB2-5)
TX-IN (TB2-4)
DCD-OUT (TB2-3)
CTS-OUT (TB2-2)
RX-OUT (TB2-1)

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No Connection
GND (TB1-8)
RTS (TB1-4)
TXD(TB1-3)
DCD (TB1-5)
CTS (TB1- 2)
RXD (TB1-1)

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Comm Expansion Bd.
Comm 5
No connection
GND (TB2-8)
RTS (TB2-4)
TXD(TB2-3)
DCD (TB2-5)
CTS (TB2- 2)
RXD (TB2-1)

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Figure 2-1-3: 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 to AutoPILOT Connection


Notes:
1. Not part of Listed System. Shall not use or generate more than 125 Volts.
2. Maximum cable length between 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 and AutoPILOT is 200
Feet.
3. For United States installations, refer to Article 504 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70,
for proper sealing between hazardous and nonhazardous areas, and separation between
intrinsically-safe and non intrinsically-safe wiring. For Canadian installations, refer to Section
18-066 and 18-106 of the Canadian Electrical Code for separation and sealing requirements.
4. Refer to Installation Manual 1-0474-004 for 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 installation
and wiring instructions.

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Figure 2-1-4: 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 AutoLINK to AutoPILOT Connection


Notes:
1. Maximum cable length between 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 and AutoPILOT is 200
Feet.
2. For United States installations, refer to Article 504 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70,
for proper sealing between hazardous and nonhazardous areas, and separation between
intrinsically-safe and non intrinsically-safe wiring. For Canadian installations, refer to Section
18-066 and 18-106 of the Canadian Electrical Code for separation and sealing requirements.
3. Refer to Installation Manual 1-0474-004 for 6V ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025 installation
and wiring instructions.
Refer to AutoLINK manual 1-0488-001 for AutoLINK
interconnections.

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2.2 LOCAL RS-232 (CHIT) SYSTEM CONNECTION


The AutoPILOT provides an RS-232 compatible Local communication port for software
configuration and calibration of the flow computer. Connection to the port is made using the sixposition LEMO connector located on the bottom of the flow computer enclosure. The interface to
the port is made only to the Class I Division 1 CHIT with a coiled cable (PN# 3-0330-014) or a 25foot cable (PN# 3-0330-071).

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2.3 ANALOG INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOT System listing includes connections to direct mounted combination transmitters,
remote mounted AutoMITTERs, and/or three analog inputs for use with low power single analog
transmitters (differential pressure, static pressure, and temperature). Refer to Section 2.4 for
AutoMITTER connections. The following single transmitters are included under the System Listing:

Druck Static Pressure Transmitter Model PDCR143-8003 (25 to 3000 psi range)
Rosemount Static Pressure Transmitter Model 3051C Low Power (3626 psi maximum range)
Rosemount Differential Pressure Transmitter Model 2024 (2000 psi maximum range)
Rosemount Differential Pressure Transmitter Model 3051C Low Power (3626 psi maximum
range)
Flow Automation RTD Temperature Transmitter Model 465A

The standard low-power transmitters may be factory wired to the AutoPILOT Main Board with a
maximum cable length of 25 feet or less between the AutoPILOT and the transmitters. See Figure
2-3-1 for typical wiring of the Analog Input System Connection (Direct Wired). The AutoPILOT
Main Board Analog Input Direct Wired connections are as follows:
CHANNEL

SIG

AGND

XPWR

AI1
AI2
AI3

TB4-1
TB4-4
TB4-7

TB4-2
TB4-5
TB4-8

TB4-3
TB4-6
TB4-9

The single transmitters may also be wired to one of six junction box assemblies included in the
system listing. The 3-0485-158, 3-0485-195 or 3-0485-255 assembly is used for transducers which
cannot power cycle (typically Rosemount 3051's), and has XPWR connected to the power input at
TB1 position 1-3 (POS) on the internal chassis power distribution terminal block. The 3-0485-156,
3-0485-194 or 3-0485-254 assembly is used with power cycling transducers, and has XPWR
connected to the AutoPILOT Main Board at TB4-3. Cabling from the junction box assembly to the
transmitters is limited to 25 feet maximum cable length. See Figure 2-3-2 for typical wiring of the
Analog Input System Connection (Junction Box) assembly.

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The connections to any analog input junction box assembly are as follows:
JB TB1

SIG

1
2
3
4
5

AGND
XPWR
AI1
AI2
AI3

Figure 2-3-1: Typical Analog Input System Connection (Direct Wired)

Figure 2-3-2: Typical Analog Input System Connection (Junction Box)

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The Rosemount Model 205 Digital Combo Transmitter (0-250" DP, maximum 3626 psi) is also a
system connection to the AutoPILOT. The 205 transmitter provides digital, temperature
compensated, differential and static pressure signals. The digital combo transmitter mounts directly
to the bottom of the AutoPILOT enclosure and connects to the AutoPILOT Main Board through the
205 Interface Board.
The Honeywell combination transmitter MXA145 (0-400" DP, maximum 1500 psia) or MXG170
(0-400" DP, maximum 3000 psig) are also system connections to the AutoPILOT, mount directly
to the bottom of the AutoPILOT enclosure, and connect to the AutoPILOT Main Board through the
Honeywell transducer interface board. The Honeywell transducer interface board has station ID
jumpers which may need to be user configured. If the flow computer software version was initially
developed to use the Rosemount 205, then jumpers J1 through J4 on the Honeywell interface board
must be installed. If the software version was developed to use a Honeywell combination transducer,
then J1 is removed, and J2 through J4 installed on the interface board.

2.4 AutoMITTER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOT provides an optional system connection through the Comm 3 Terminator board to
up to four remote mounted AutoMITTER transducers. Comm 3 Terminator assembly 3-0485-333
is used for 6V input power systems as described in Section 2.1 for use with the Division 1
AutoPILOT for United States and Canadian installations. Each AutoMITTER uses one of the
Honeywell combination transmitters to provide differential and static pressure measurements, and
an optional temperature input. All AutoMITTERs are wired in parallel to the Comm 3 Terminator
intrinsically safe output, which provides a +6V power and RS-485 communication buss to and from
the AutoMITTERs, with a total cable length of 2250 feet or less. Each AutoMITTER also has an
optional RTD input, which may be system wired to the 3-0465-029 or 3-0465-033 Temperature
Probe assembly using up to 25 feet of cable. When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous
location in the United States, all wiring to and from the AutoMITTER is intrinsically safe wiring,
and must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical
Code, NFPA 70. For Canadian installations, all wiring to and from the AutoMITTER is intrinsically
safe wiring, and must be made according to Sections 18-066 and 18-106 of the Canadian Electrical
Code. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have a minimum
insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor.

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AutoPILOT to AutoMITTER Intrinsically Safe Connections


The connection between the Comm 3 Terminator and the AutoMITTER(s) is intrinsically safe
wiring, and must be installed according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National
Electrical Code, NFPA 70, for United States installations, or according to Sections 18-066 and 18106 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations. The total cable length between the
AutoPILOT and all AutoMITTERs must not exceed 2250 feet. Refer to Figure 2-4 for typical
system connection wiring between the AutoPILOT and AutoMITTERs.

WARNING:
REPLACE THE WIRING SEPARATOR AFTER MAKING
CONNECTIONS TO THE AutoMITTER.

Connections between the AutoPILOT Comm 3 Terminator and each AutoMITTER are as follows:
Comm 3
IS OUTPUT

AutoMITTER

TX+ (TB2-5)
TX- (TB2-4)
RX- (TB2-2)
RX+ (TB2-1)
GND (TB2-6)
+6V (TB2-7)

RX+ (TB1-1)
RX- (TB1-2)
TX- (TB1-3)
TX+ (TB1-4)
GND (TB1-5)
BAT (TB1-6)

Shielded cable is recommended for use between the Comm 3 Terminator and the AutoMITTER(s),
with the drain wire connected to the Comm 3 Terminator at TB2-3.

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Figure 2-4: AutoPILOT to AutoMITTER System Connections


Notes:
1. Up to four AutoMITTERs may be connected in parallel to one Comm 3 Terminator output.
2. Maximum total cable length connected to the Comm 3 Terminator intrinsically safe output and
all AutoMITTERs is 2250 feet.
3. Maximum cable length for each AutoMITTER system Temperature Probe assembly connection
is 25 feet.
4. For United States installations, all wiring to and from the AutoMITTER is intrinsically safe and
must be installed according to Article 504 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. For
Canadian installations, all wiring to and from the AutoMITTER is intrinsically safe and must be
installed according to Sections 18-066 and 18-106 of the Canadian Electrical Code.

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2.5 RTD INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOT provides process temperature measurement using the standard Model 465A
Temperature Transmitter into an Analog Input, or the 3-0465-029 or 3-0465-033 Temperature Probe
assembly factory wired to RTD1, with a maximum cable length of 25 feet. Each AutoMITTER may
also use one of the Temperature Probe assemblies. All connections to and from the AutoMITTER
are intrinsically safe wiring, and must be installed according to Article 504 of the National Electrical
Code, NFPA 70, for United States installations, or according to Sections 18-066 and 18-106 of the
Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations. The Temperature Probe assemblies differ in
the condulet housing only, and come standard with the Stark composite-body RTD probe or the
optional stainless-steel body RTD probe. Both probe elements are 100-ohm, platinum RTD sensors.
The Main Board RTD2 connections are not used for an external input, and are terminated with a
100-ohm resistor.

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2.6 AutoPULSE INPUT SYSTEM CONNECTION


For flow corrector applications, the AutoPILOT provides a system connection to the AutoPULSE
Indexer. The AutoPULSE mounts directly to the bottom of the AutoPILOT enclosure for the System
listing, and connects to the AutoPILOT Main Board through the AutoPILOT or MEB Pulse Input
Board(s). The AutoPULSE also connects directly to the top of a standard turbine or positive
displacement (PD) meter. Up to two Pulse Input Boards may be installed in each unit, with two
indexer inputs per board. Either Pulse Input Board has a 7-position DIP configuration for each input,
with PL1 configured with switch SW2 and PL2 configured with SW1. The AutoPULSE is
configured as a contact closure type input, with switch positions 2, 4, 6, and 7 typically set to the
"ON" position on the Pulse Input Board. A unique address which determines the software
configuration must be set using jumpers JP4 and JP2 for each AutoPILOT Pulse Input board
installed in the unit, or JP1 and JP2 for the MEB Pulse Input Board.. The Pulse Input address
jumpers are configured as follows:
Jumper JP1 (MEB)
Jumper JP4 (AP)

Jumper JP2

BOARD NO.

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Installed

1
2

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3.0 AutoPILOT ENTITY LISTING


The Entity Listing of the AutoPILOT includes the following connections:
C One RS-232 Communication Port (AutoPILOT Main Board - Local Port)
The following connections to the optional Digital I/O Board are included in the Entity Listing:
C One Analog Input
C Two Discrete Inputs
C Two Discrete Outputs
The following buttsplice connections to the optional MEB 2DI/DO Board(s) are included in the
Entity Listing:
C Up to four Discrete Inputs
C Up to four Discrete Outputs
The following buttsplice connections to the optional MEB 4 DI Board(s) are included in the Entity
Listing:
C Up to eight Discrete Inputs
The following buttsplice connections to the optional MEB 4 DO Board(s) are included in the Entity
Listing:
C Up to eight Discrete Outputs
The following buttsplice connections to the optional AutoPILOT or MEB Pulse Input Board(s) are
included in the Entity Listing:
C Up to four Pulse Inputs
The following buttsplice connections to the optional Digital/Analog (D/A) or 2D/A Board(s) are
included in the Entity Listing:
C Up to two +24V power inputs
C Up to four Analog Outputs

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3.1 LOCAL RS-232 PORT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The Local RS-232 port has entity parameters for connection to an intrinsically-safe handheld or PC
device other than the UL and C-UL-listed Flow Automation CHIT. The port provides serial
communication for software configuration and calibration of the AutoPILOT. Connection is made
using the six-position LEMO connector mounted in the bottom of the AutoPILOTs enclosure.
When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT
must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code,
NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing methods for United States installations, or according to
Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run
in the same multiple-conductor cable must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25
mm) on each conductor. Refer to Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the
AutoPILOT.
The LEMO provides the following connections:
SIGNAL

LEMO Connection

CRX
CTX
CEN*
GND

Position #6
Position #3
Position #4
Position #2,5

The CEN* signal must be connected to ground in the plug mating to the LEMO connector on the
AutoPILOT. The AutoPILOT uses the CEN* input to activate the Local RS-232 port when a
connection is made.

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3.1.1 Application #1 - Local Communication Port to IS Apparatus

Typical AutoPILOT Local RS-232 IS Connection to IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
CTX-GND

AutoPILOT
CRX-GND

Voc = 9.23 Vdc


Isc = 84 mA
Vmax = 16 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 2 FF
La = 1 mH

Voc = 9.23 Vdc


Isc = 84 mA
Vmax = 16 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 2 FF
La = 1 mH

Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
3. Terminals CRX-GND and CTX-GND have not been evaluated for parallel connection.
4. LEMO Mating Plug can be ordered under Flow Automation Part Number 5-3521-801.

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3.2 ANALOG INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes one analog input on the optional AutoPILOT Digital I/O
Board for use with a single 0-5 Vdc maximum range analog transmitter (differential pressure, static
pressure, or temperature). Transducers with voltage output ranges such as 0.8-3.2 Vdc or 1-5 Vdc
units may be used with software scaling provided the 0-volt minimum and 5-volt maximum limits
are not exceeded. The transmitter is wired to TB2 of the Digital I/O Bd. When installed in a Class
I Division 1 hazardous location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to
Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring
and sealing methods for United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian
Electrical Code for Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor
cable must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer
to the Section 1.3, Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection
to the AutoPILOT.
The AutoPILOT Digital I/O Board Analog Input connections are identified as follows:

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IN

AGND

AI3

TB2-9

TB2-10

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3.2.1 Application #1 - Analog Input to Non IS Apparatus

Typical Analog Input IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
IN-AGND
Vmax = 12 VDC
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.2.2 Application #2 - Analog Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

Typical Analog Input IS Connection to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
IN-AGND
Voc = 9.23 Vdc
Isc = 0.266 mA
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 10 FH
Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
3. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
20 microjoules

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3.3 DISCRETE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes two discrete inputs on the optional Digital I/O Board and
up to eight discrete inputs on optional MEB 2DI/DO or MEB 4 DI board(s). The inputs are wired
to TB2 of the Digital I/O Bd. Refer to Section 3.4 for MEB 2DI/DO discrete input connections or
Section 3.5 for MEB 4 DI connections. A wetting voltage (nominally +5 Vdc at 0.1 mA maximum)
is provided by the flow computer for each input. When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous
location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically
Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing methods for
United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code for
Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have
a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to Section 1.3,
Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the AutoPILOT.

The Digital I/O Board Discrete Input connections are identified as follows:

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SIG

GND

DI1
DI2

TB2-5
TB2-7

TB2-6
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3.3.1 Application #1 - Discrete Input to Non IS Apparatus

Typical Discrete Input IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
SIG-GND
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.3.2 Application #2 - Discrete Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

Typical Discrete Input IS Connection to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 0.853 mA
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 10 FH

Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
3. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
20 microjoules

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3.4 MEB 2DI/DO DISCRETE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes two discrete inputs on each optional MEB 2DI/DO board.
Up to two boards may be installed in a unit. The inputs are wired to TB2 of the 2 DI/DO Board
using cabling and numbered buttsplices. A wetting voltage (nominally +5 Vdc at 0.1 mA maximum)
is provided by the flow computer for each input. When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous
location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically
Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing methods for
United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code for
Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have
a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to Section 1.3,
Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the AutoPILOT.

The 2 DI/DO Board Discrete Input connections are identified as follows:


BOARD NO.

INPUT

SIG

GND

CABLE NO.

1
1

DI1
DI2

141
143

142
144

Cable 17
Cable 17

2
2

DI1
DI2

149
151

150
152

Cable 18
Cable 18

A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers J1 through
J3 for each 2 DI/DO board installed in the unit. The address jumpers are configured as follows:
Jumper J3

Jumper J2

Jumper J1

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Installed

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3.4.1 Application #1 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Input to Non IS Apparatus

Typical MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Input IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
2 DI/DO
SIG-GND
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.4.2 Application #2 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Input to IS/Simple Apparatus

Typical MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Input IS Connection to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
2 DI/DO
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 0.853 mA
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 10 FH

Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
3. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
20 microjoules

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3.5 MEB 4 DI DISCRETE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes four discrete inputs on each optional MEB 4 DI board. Up
to two boards may be installed in a unit. The inputs are wired to TB2 of the MEB 4 DI Board using
cabling and numbered buttsplices. A wetting voltage (nominally +5 Vdc at 0.1 mA maximum) is
provided by the flow computer for each input. When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous
location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically
Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing methods for
United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code for
Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have
a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to Section 1.3,
Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the AutoPILOT.

The MEB 4 DI Board Discrete Input connections are identified as follows:


BOARD NO.

INPUT

SIG

GND

CABLE NO.

1
1
1
1

DI1
DI2
DI3
DI4

205
207
209
211

206
208
210
212

Cable 25
Cable 25
Cable 25
Cable 25

2
2
2
2

DI1
DI2
DI3
DI4

213
215
217
219

214
216
218
220

Cable 26
Cable 26
Cable 26
Cable 26

A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers J1 through
J3 for each MEB 4 DI board installed in the unit. The address jumpers are configured as follows:
Jumper J3

Jumper J2

Jumper J1

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Installed

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3.5.1 Application #1 - MEB 4 DI Discrete Input to Non IS Apparatus

Typical MEB 4 DI Discrete Input IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
MEB 4 DI
SIG-GND
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.5.2 Application #2 - MEB 4 DI Discrete Input to IS/Simple Apparatus

Typical MEB 4 DI Discrete Input IS Connection to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
MEB 4 DI
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 0.853 mA
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 10 FH
Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
3. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
20 microjoules

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3.6 DISCRETE OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes two discrete outputs on the optional Digital I/O Board and
up to eight discrete outputs on the optional MEB 2DI/DO or MEB 4 DO board(s). The outputs are
wired to TB2 of the Digital I/O Board. Refer to Section 3.7 for MEB 2DI/DO discrete output
connections or Section 3.8 for MEB 4 DO connections. When installed in a Class I, Division 1,
hazardous location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504
(Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing
methods for United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical
Code for Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable
must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to the
Section 1.3, Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the
AutoPILOT.
The Digital I/O Board Discrete Output connections are identified as follows:
OUTPUT

SIG

GND

DO1
DO2

TB2-1
TB2-3

TB2-2
TB2-4

The outputs are not mechanical-contact devices (relays), but are open drain FETs functioning as
current sinks to be detected as a level signal. Since they are active devices, each output requires an
external power source (12 Vdc maximum) which is not necessarily connected to the flow computers
input power, although a common ground between the flow computer and external power source must
be provided.

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3.6.1 Application #1 - Discrete Output to Non IS Apparatus

Typical Discrete Output IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
SIG-GND
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.6.2 Application #2 - Discrete Output to IS Apparatus

Typical Discrete Output IS Connection to IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 12.77 mA
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 10 FH

Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.7 MEB 2DI/DO DISCRETE OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes two discrete outputs on each optional MEB 2DI/DO board.
Up to two boards may be installed in a unit. The outputs are wired to TB2 of the 2 DI/DO Board
using cabling and numbered buttsplices. When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous location,
all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe
Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing methods for United
States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian
installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have a minimum
insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to Section 1.3, Barrier
Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the AutoPILOT.
The 2 DI/DO Board Discrete Output connections are identified as follows:
BOARD NO.

OUTPUT

SIG

GND

CABLE NO.

1
1

DO1
DO2

145
147

146
148

Cable 17
Cable 17

2
2

DO1
DO2

153
155

154
156

Cable 18
Cable 18

The outputs are not mechanical-contact devices (relays), but are open drain FETs functioning as
current sinks to be detected as a level signal. Since they are active devices, each output requires an
external power source (12 Vdc maximum) which is not necessarily connected to the flow computers
input power, although a common ground between the flow computer and external power source must
be provided.
A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers J1 through
J3 for each 2 DI/DO board installed in the unit. The address jumpers are configured as follows:
Jumper J3

Jumper J2

Jumper J1

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
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3.7.1 Application #1 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Output to Non IS Apparatus

Typical MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Output IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
2 DI/DO
SIG-GND
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.7.2 Application #2 - MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Output to IS Apparatus

Typical MEB 2DI/DO Discrete Output IS Connection to IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
2 DI/DO
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 12.77 mA
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 10 FH

Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.8 MEB 4 DO DISCRETE OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes four discrete outputs on each optional MEB 4 DO board.
Up to two boards may be installed in a unit. The outputs are wired to TB2 of the MEB 4 DO Board
using cabling and numbered buttsplices. When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous location,
all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe
Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing methods for United
States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian
installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have a minimum
insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to Section 1.3, Barrier
Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the AutoPILOT.
The MEB 4 DO Board Discrete Output connections are identified as follows:
BOARD NO.

OUTPUT

1
1
1
1

DO1
DO2
DO3
DO4

269
271
273
275

270
272
274
276

Cable 33
Cable 33
Cable 33
Cable 33

2
2
2
2

DO1
DO2
DO3
DO4

277
279
281
283

278
280
282
284

Cable 34
Cable 34
Cable 34
Cable 34

SIG GND

CABLE NO.

The outputs are not mechanical-contact devices (relays), but are open drain FETs functioning as
current sinks to be detected as a level signal. Since they are active devices, each output requires an
external power source (12 Vdc maximum) which is not necessarily connected to the flow computers
input power, although a common ground between the flow computer and external power source must
be provided.
A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers J1 through
J3 for each MEB 4 DO board installed in the unit. The address jumpers are configured as follows:
Jumper J3

Jumper J2

Jumper J1

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Installed

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3.8.1 Application #1 - MEB 4 DO Discrete Output to Non IS Apparatus

Typical MEB 4 DO Discrete Output IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
MEB 4 DO
SIG-GND
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.8.2 Application #2 - MEB 4 DO Discrete Output to IS Apparatus

Typical MEB 4 DO Discrete Output IS Connection to IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
MEB 4 DO
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 12.77 mA
Vmax = 12 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 10 FH

Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.9 PULSE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes two pulse inputs on each optional AutoPILOT or MEB
Pulse Input Board, and up to two AutoPILOT Pulse Input Boards may be installed in each unit. The
inputs are wired to TB3 of the AutoPILOT Pulse Input Board(s) using cabling and buttsplices. Refer
to Section 3.10 for MEB Pulse Input Board connections. When installed in a Class I, Division 1
hazardous location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504
(Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing
methods for United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical
Code for Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable
must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to the
Section 1.3, Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the
AutoPILOT.
The Pulse Input Board cabling is identified as follows:
BOARD NO.

INPUT

SIG

GND

1
1

PL1
PL2

1
3

2
4

Cable 1
Cable 1

2
2

PL1
PL2

5
6

6
8

Cable 2
Cable 2

CABLE NO.

Each input can be configured for use with different pulse input devices, including a slot sensor, a
dry-contact switch, or a magnetic pulse input. Use switch SW2 (seven-position DIP switch) to
configure PL1 and switch SW1 to configure PL2 on each board. Set the configuration switches
determined by the input type as follows:

INPUT TYPE

SWITCH(S) ON

Slot Sensor
Magnetic
Contact Closure

2, 3* or 4* and 6
1 and 5
2, 3* or 4*, 6 and 7

Positions #3 and #4 provide a nominal +5 Vdc wetting voltage. Position #3 has a nominal
current output of 2.5 mA, with position #4 providing 100 FA. Select the desired current
output necessary for the application.

A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers JP4 and
JP2 for each Pulse Input board installed in the unit. The Pulse Input address jumpers are configured
as follows:
Jumper JP4
Jumper JP2
BOARD NO.
Not Installed
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3.9.1 Application #1 - Pulse Input to Non IS Apparatus

Typical Pulse Input IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
SIG-GND
Vmax = 16 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.9.2 Application #2 - Pulse Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

Typical Pulse Input IS Connection to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 5 mA
Vmax = 16 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 2 mH

Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
3. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
20 microjoules

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3.10 MEB PULSE INPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes two pulse inputs on each optional MEB Pulse Input Board.
Up to two MEB Pulse Input Boards may be installed in each unit. The inputs are wired to TB3 of
the MEB Pulse Input Board(s) using cabling and buttsplices. When installed in a Class I, Division
1 hazardous location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504
(Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing
methods for United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical
Code for Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable
must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to the
Section 1.3, Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the
AutoPILOT.
The MEB Pulse Input Board cabling is identified as follows:
BOARD NO.

INPUT

SIG

GND

1
1

PL1
PL2

101
103

102
104

Cable 5
Cable 5

2
2

PL1
PL2

105
107

106
108

Cable 6
Cable 6

CABLE NO.

Each input can be configured for use with different pulse input devices, including a slot sensor, a
dry-contact switch, or a magnetic pulse input. Use switch SW2 (seven-position DIP switch) to
configure PL1 and switch SW1 to configure PL2 on each board. Set the configuration switches
determined by the input type as follows:

INPUT TYPE

SWITCH(S) ON

Slot Sensor
Magnetic
Contact Closure

2, 3* or 4* and 6
1 and 5
2, 3* or 4*, 6 and 7

Positions #3 and #4 provide a nominal +5 Vdc wetting voltage. Position #3 has a nominal
current output of 2.5 mA, with position #4 providing 100 FA. Select the desired current output
necessary for the application.

A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers JP1 and
JP2 for each MEB Pulse Input board installed in the unit. The address jumpers are configured as
follows:
Jumper JP1

Jumper JP2

BOARD NO.

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Installed

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3.10.1 Application #1 - MEB Pulse Input to Non IS Apparatus

Typical MEB Pulse Input IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
MEB PI
SIG-GND
Vmax = 16 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.10.2 Application #2 - MEB Pulse Input to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

Typical MEB Pulse Input IS Connection to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
MEB PI
SIG-GND
Voc = 8.44 Vdc
Isc = 5 mA
Vmax = 16 Vdc
Imax = 250 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0
Ca = 1 FF
La = 2 mH
Notes:
1. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
2. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
3. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
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3.11 ANALOG OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes connections for the +24 Vdc Input Power and 4-20 mA
Analog Output of the optional Digital/Analog (D/A) Board or 2D/A Board. Power for the D/A
Board must be provided from an external +24 Vdc source through a barrier. Up to two D/A boards
may be installed in each unit. The Input Power is wired to TB1 and the Analog Output is wired to
TB3 of the D/A Board(s) using cabling and buttsplices. Refer to Section 3.12 for 2D/A Board
connections. When installed in a Class I Division 1 hazardous location, all customer wiring to the
AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National
Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing methods for United States installations, or
according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations. Multiple
circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable must have a minimum insulation thickness of
0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to the Section 1.3, Barrier Information, and Section
1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the AutoPILOT.
The Analog Output is configured for +24 Vdc output operation only, which is recommended for
driving total loop resistance of 250 to 750 ohms (including any barrier resistance). The associated
apparatus connected across to the current output must have a 250-ohm minimum resistance to analog
ground.
The D/A Board Analog Output cabling is identified as follows:
SIGNAL
AOI
GND CABLE NO.
AO1

10

Cable 3

Connect the external +24V input power to the D/A Board cabling as follows:
GND CABLE NO.
SIGNAL +VIN
EXT PWR

11

12

Cable 3

If a second D/A Board is installed, the cabling is identified as follows:


SIGNAL
AOI
GND CABLE NO.
AO2
SIGNAL
EXT PWR

13
+VIN

14

Cable 4

GND

CABLE NO.

16

Cable 4

15

A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers J4 and J3
for each D/A board installed in the unit. The D/A address jumpers are configured as follows:
Jumper J4

Jumper J3

BOARD NO.

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Installed

1
2

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3.11.1 Application #1 - Analog Output to Non-IS Apparatus

Typical 4-20 mA Analog Output IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
AutoPILOT
+VIN-GND

AutoPILOT
AOI-GND

Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0.1 FF
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Sources must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.11.2 Application #2 - Analog Output to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

Typical Analog Output IS Connection to IS Apparatus/Simple Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
D/A BOARD
+VIN-GND

D/A BOARD
AOI-GND

Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Voc = 28 Vdc
Isc = 150 mA
Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0.1 FF
Li = 0
Ca = 0.3 FF
La = 1 mH

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
6. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
20 microjoules

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3.12 DUAL ANALOG OUTPUT ENTITY CONNECTIONS


The AutoPILOTs Entity Listing includes connections for the +24 Vdc Input Power and dual 4-20
mA Analog Outputs of the optional MEB 2 Digital/Analog (2D/A) Board. Power for the 2D/A
Board must be provided from an external +24 Vdc source through a barrier. Up to two 2D/A boards
may be installed in each unit. The Input Power is wired to TB1 and the Analog Outputs are wired
to TB3 of the 2D/A Board(s) using cabling and buttsplices. When installed in a Class I Division 1
hazardous location, all customer wiring to the AutoPILOT must be made according to Article 504
(Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, including wiring and sealing
methods for United States installations, or according to Section 18-066 of the Canadian Electrical
Code for Canadian installations. Multiple circuits that run in the same multiple-conductor cable
must have a minimum insulation thickness of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm) on each conductor. Refer to the
Section 1.3, Barrier Information, and Section 1.4, Wiring Information, for proper connection to the
AutoPILOT.
The Analog Outputs are configured for +24 Vdc output operation only, which is recommended for
driving total loop resistance of 250 to 750 ohms (including any barrier resistance). The associated
apparatus connected across each current output must have a 250-ohm minimum resistance to analog
ground. The 2D/A Board Analog Output cabling is identified as follows:
BOARD NO.

NAME

SIGNAL

GND

CABLE NO.

1
1
1

AOI1
AOI2
+VIN

117
119
121

118
120
122

Cable 9
Cable 9
Cable 10

2
2
2

AOI1
AOI2
+VIN

123
125
127

124
126
128

Cable 11
Cable 11
Cable 12

A unique address which determines the software configuration must be set using jumpers J6 and J7
for each 2D/A board installed in the unit. The 2D/A address jumpers are configured as follows:
Jumper J7

Jumper J6

BOARD NO.

Not Installed
Not Installed

Not Installed
Installed

1
2

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3.12.1 Application #1 - MEB 2D/A Analog Output to Non-IS Apparatus

Typical MEB 2D/A 4-20 mA Analog Output IS Connection to Non IS Apparatus

ENTITY PARAMETERS
2D/A BOARD
+VIN-GND

2D/A BOARD
AOI-GND

Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0.1 FF
Li = 0

Notes:
1. Power Sources must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.

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3.12.2 Application #2 - MEB 2D/A Analog Output to IS/Simple Apparatus

Typical MEB 2D/A Analog Output IS Connection to IS/Simple Apparatus


ENTITY PARAMETERS
2D/A BOARD
+VIN-GND

2D/A BOARD
AOI-GND

Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0
Li = 0

Voc = 28 Vdc
Isc = 150 mA
Vmax = 28 Vdc
Imax = 150 mA
Ci = 0.1 FF
Li = 0
Ca = 0.3 FF
La = 1 mH

Notes:
1. Power Source must not generate or use more than 250 Vrms with respect to earth ground.
2. All circuits connected to both sides of the barrier must be segregated from all other wiring.
3. Refer to Section 1.3 for Barrier Information.
4. Refer to Section 1.4 for Wiring Information.
5. Refer to Article 504 (Intrinsically Safe Systems) of the National Electrical Code, for United
States installations, or Section 18 of the Canadian Electrical Code for Canadian installations.
6. Simple Apparatus is a non-energy storing device that will not store or generate more than:
1.2 Volts
100 mA
25 mW
20 microjoules

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FLOW COMPUTER INSTALLATION


GROUNDING GUIDELINES
ADDENDUM - A

GROUNDING PROCEDURES FOR FLOW COMPUTER INSTALLATIONS


A proper ground connection between the flow computer and an earth-ground connection protects the
meter run and the flow computer from natural and man-made electrical transients that may be present
on the system. Several factors determine the grounding configuration of the meter-run installation,
especially the flow-computer mounting and cathodic protection of the pipeline. The flow computer
may be mounted to a 2-inch vertical stand-pipe, using two 2-inch pipe clamps or U-bolts and saddle
brackets supplied with the system. The stand-pipe can be mounted directly on the pipeline using a
saddle, or be mounted in the ground. The selected method of mounting the flow computer and the
cathodic protection of the pipeline determines the grounding method to be used.
In all installations, the flow computer system must be grounded to a suitable earth-ground. The flow
computer provides a chassis ground lug located on the lower left side of the flow computer
enclosure. The lug is marked with the ground symbol. The chassis-ground wire must be a minimum
of an 12-AWG stranded wire and as short as possible. The DC resistance from the lug to earth
ground should measure less than one ohm. Install the earth ground as outlined in Articles 250
(Grounding) and 501 (Class I Locations) of the National Electrical Code for United States
installations. For Canadian installations, install the earth ground as outlined in Sections 10 and 18
of the Canadian Electrical Code.
This guideline deals with the following three installation configurations:
C Meter runs without cathodic protection
C Meter runs with cathodic protection using isolating flanges
C Meter runs with cathodic protection using isolating fittings

A-1

Meter Runs without Cathodic Protection


Flow computer installation on meter runs without cathodic protection can be mounted directly on
the pipeline or on a stand-alone vertical stand-pipe. Refer to Exhibit 1. The ground conductor
connects between the flow computer and the earth ground. The Flow Automation Temperature
Transducer may be grounded through the pipeline. If any pressure/pulse transducers or
AutoMITTERS are remotely mounted, connect the chassis ground of these transducers to the
pipeline or earth ground.

Exhibit 1: Meter-Run Installation without Cathodic Protection

A-2

Meter Runs with Cathodic Protection Using Isolating Flanges


Isolating flanges can be used to electrically isolate the meter run (including the flow-computer
system, the orifice/turbine meters, and AutoMITTERs) from the pipeline with cathodic protection.
The flow computer can be mounted directly on the isolated section of pipeline or on a stand-alone
vertical stand-pipe. Refer to Exhibit 2. The ground conductor connects between the flow computer
and the earth ground. Mount a ground strap to the isolated meter-run section and connect it to the
earth ground to protect the Temperature Transducer and any remotely mounted pressure/pulse
transducers. Connect any AutoMITTER grounds directly to earth ground.

Exhibit 2: Meter Run Installation with Isolating Flanges

A-3

Meter Runs with Cathodic Protection Using Isolating Fittings


Isolating fittings can be used to electrically isolate the meter run from the pipeline with cathodic
protection. Refer to Exhibit 3. Install an isolated fitting or gasket between the following
connections:
C all metallic tubing runs between the orifice meter and pressure transducers/manifolds (including
remotely mounted units or AutoMITTERs)
C all metallic connections or tubing runs between the flow computer and turbine meter/pulse
transducers
C any Temperature Transducer and its pipe-mount, including those connected to AutoMITTERs
Mount the flow computer on a stand-alone vertical stand-pipe. The ground conductor connects
between the flow computer and the earth ground. Connect the cases of the Temperature Transducers,
any remotely mounted pressure transducer cases, or AutoMITTER chassis grounds, to the earth
ground.

Exhibit 3: Meter Run Installation with Isolating Fittings

A-4

RTD PROBE CUTTING


AND WIRING PROCEDURES
ADDENDUM - B

1.0 CUTTING THE TEMPERATURE PROBE TO LENGTH


Flow Automation recommends the temperature probe length be measured from the inside bottom
surface of the RTD Housing to the desired depth in the thermowell. This measurement takes into
consideration the combined lengths of the thermowell and mounting hardware when the temperature
probe is installed on the pipeline. When installed in the thermowell, the tip of the probe must not
contact the bottom of the thermowell, to electrically isolate the probe from transient currents. Cut
the temperature probe as follows:
1. Measure or calculate the desired length of the temperature probe.
2. Remove the heat shrink from the top of the temperature probe.
3. Carefully, remove the small plastic sleeve from the top of the temperature probe. Caution: Do
not discard the small plastic sleeve. It protects the wires from the edge of the probe.
4. Measure and mark the body of the temperature probe to the desired length, measuring from the
tip of the temperature probe.
5. When using the standard Stark temperature probe, the composite-probe body is pre-scored.
Hand break the probe body at the desired score, then pull the portion to be removed from the
transmitter wires.
When using the optional stainless-steel temperature probe, score the metal body at the measured
mark using the tubing cutters, hand break the probe body at the score, then pull the cutoff portion
from the transmitter wires. Caution: When cutting the probe body and pulling the cutoff
portion from the transmitter wiring, be careful not to cut or skin the transmitter wires with
the tubing cutters or a sharp edge of the probe body.
6. Re-install the small plastic sleeve over the transmitter wiring and replace at the top of the
temperature probe.

B-1

2.0 INSTALLING THE TEMPERATURE PROBE


1.

Remove the cover of the RTD housing.

2.

Carefully slide the temperature probe in the top of the housing through the bottom bushing, until
the top of the probe aligns approximately with the bottom inside surface of the housing.

3.

Using the 5/64-inch allen wrench, tighten the 8-32 set screw, securing the temperature probe
in place. Caution: When installing the Stark temperature probe, do not over-torque the
set screw to avoid breaking the composite-probe body.

4.

Using the wire cutters, cut the transmitter wires approximately five inches long, measured from
the top of the temperature probe. Strip the end of the wires approximately 3/16 of an inch.
Inspect the wire for nicks or frayed ends.

5.

Insert the stripped end of the wires completely in the clamps of the four-position terminal block,
then tighten the clamps using a small screwdriver. Match the RTD probe wires to the RTD
cable wiring as follows:
RTD Cable Wiring
Red
White
Black
Green

RTD Probe Wiring


White
White
Yellow, Jumper
Jumper

Inspect each connection, ensuring no frayed strands protrude and no insulation is in the clamps.
6.

Install the cover of the RTD housing. If present, make sure that the gasket is properly seated.

7.

It is recommended that the thermowell be installed in a vertical position on the pipeline, and be
filled with electrically nonconductive oil to cover the probe tip for maximum thermal transfer.

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FLOW COMPUTER FIELD INSTALLATION


CONFIGURATION JUMPER SETTINGS
ADDENDUM - C

AutoPILOT JUMPER CONFIGURATION GUIDE


The hardware of the flow computer is configured by placing configuration jumpers in connector J1
located in the lower, left-hand corner of the AutoPILOT Main Board. Remove the cover plate from
the enclosure door to locate the Main Board. The five positions of the configuration connector J1
are defined as follows:
#1 Backup Battery Enable: When a jumper is installed in this position, the +3.6 Vdc Lithium
Backup Battery is connected to the AutoPILOT circuitry, maintaining historical/configuration
data in the system memory and powering the systems real-time clock when input power is
removed. Note: Remove this jumper when a unit is being stored, to prevent the battery
from being drained.
Caution
If this jumper is not installed in an operating unit and input
power is removed, all historical/configuration data is destroyed.

#2 Watchdog Enable: When a jumper is installed in this position, the AutoPILOTs Watchdog
Circuitry is Enabled. Should be installed in all units.
#3 Constant Power/Sleep-Cycle: When a jumper is installed in this position, the circuitry is
constantly powered and the LCD display is constantly enabled. Constant power mode is
required when power to the AutoPILOT is provided through an ISCOM 3-0474-004 or 6V
ISCOM 3-0474-016 or 3-0474-025. To preserve power, the Constant Power mode is not
recommended for normal operation of the AutoPILOT with small power sources, including the
6-Vdc, 12 AH rechargeable battery assembly. When the jumper is removed, the AutoPILOT
operates in the sleep-cycle mode. During the sleep-cycle mode, power is removed from most
of the AutoPILOT circuitry (except the system RAM and real-time clock, maintaining historical
and configuration data) for a software configurable duration of one to five seconds. At the end
of the sleep cycle, power is returned and the AutoPILOT collects new raw input data, performs
the flow calculations and stores the new data in system memory, then returns to the sleep cycle.

#4 No connection, used to store spare jumper.


#5 No connection, used to store spare jumper.

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