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Entis XL

System Operation

Contents

Section

Description

Page

  • 0.0 Legal

9

  • 0.1 Copyright

9

  • 0.2 Disclaimer

9

  • 0.3 Safety Notice

9

  • 1.0 Introduction

10

  • 2.0 Home Page

11

  • 2.1 Tank View

12

  • 2.2 The Basic Tank View Window

13

 
  • 2.2.1 Data Display In Manual Mode

13

  • 2.2.2 Shortcut Access To Manual Data Entry

14

  • 2.2.3 Shortcut Access To Single Tank Overview

14

  • 2.2.4 Tank In Alarm

14

  • 2.2.5 Identifying The Alarm After It Has Occurred

15

  • 2.2.6 Identifying Moving Tanks

16

  • 2.3 Pop-up Menu Options

17

 
  • 2.3.1 Offline

17

  • 2.3.2 Manual

18

  • 2.3.3 Flow Display

19

  • 2.3.4 Gauge Commands

19

  • 2.3.4.1 Servo Check

20

  • 2.3.4.2 Stow

20

  • 2.3.4.3 Unstow

20

  • 2.3.4.4 Freeze

20

  • 2.3.4.5 Unfreeze

20

  • 2.3.4.6 Water Dip

20

2.3.4.7

Density Dip

20

2.3.4.8

Minimise All Tanks

20

  • 3.0 Single Tank Overview

21

  • 3.1 Tank In Alarm

22

  • 3.2 Viewing The Temperature Profile

24

  • 3.3 Viewing The Density Profile

25

  • 4.0 Logging On To Entis XL - Administrative Login

26

  • 4.1 Logout from Entis XL

27

  • 4.2 Logging on to Entis XL as a non Administrative User

27

  • 4.3 Configuring New User Accounts

28

  • 5.0 Acknowledging Alarms And Events

29

  • 5.1 Acknowledging Single Alarms

29

  • 5.2 Acknowledging Multiple Alarms

30

  • 5.3 Record Count

31

  • 5.4 Refreshing the Events Window

31

  • 5.5 Printing the Events and Alarms List

32

  • 5.5.1 Printing the Events List

32

  • 5.5.2 Print Preview

33

  • 5.5.3 Exiting the Alarm Summary Module

35

  • 6.0 Reports

36

  • 6.1 Loading The Reports Module

37

  • 6.2 Printing By Product Group

38

  • 6.3 Printing By Tank Group

39

  • 6.4 Standard Inventory Report

40

  • 6.5 Standard Summary Report

41

  • 6.6 Gauge Configuration Report

42

  • 6.7 Tank Configuration Report

43

6.8

Level Alarm Configuration

44

  • 7.0 Grid View

45

  • 7.1 Launching The GridView Module

46

  • 7.2 Selecting Data Views

47

  • 7.3 Selecting Tank Groups

48

  • 7.4 Finding A Specific Tank

49

  • 7.5 Tanks In Alarm

49

  • 7.6 Configuring A New Data View

50

  • 8.0 Gauge Commands

52

  • 8.1 Launching Gauge Commands

53

  • 8.2 Sending a Command

54

  • 8.2.1 Dipping Functions

56

  • 8.2.2 Displacement Functions

57

  • 8.2.3 Test Gauge Alarm Functions

58

  • 8.2.4 Maintenance

59

  • 8.2.5 Gauge Items

60

  • 8.2.5.1 Reading Gauge Items

61

  • 8.2.5.2 Writing Gauge Items

62

  • 8.2.5.3 Writing Gauge Commands in Different Dimensions

66

  • 8.3 Multi Gauge Support

68

  • 9.0 Tank Grouping

69

  • 9.1 Configuring And Using A Static Group

70

  • 9.1.1 Editing An Existing Static Group

71

  • 9.1.2 Deleting an Existing Static Group

72

  • 9.2 Product Grouping

73

  • 9.2.1 Using A Product Group

73

  • 9.2.2 Product Total Window

74

9.3

Dynamic Grouping

75

  • 9.3.1 Using A Dynamic Group

76

  • 9.4 Set Tanks to Watch

77

  • 9.5 Product Group Totalisation

79

  • 9.5.1 Viewing Product Group Totalisation

79

  • 10.0 Change Dimensions

80

  • 10.1 Changing Dimensions of Display/Data Entry

81

  • 10.2 Data Entry In Different Dimensions

84

  • 10.3 Returning to Default Dimensions

86

  • 11.0 DC Host

87

  • 11.1 Starting DC Host

88

  • 11.2 Stopping the DC Host

90

  • 11.3 The DC Host Display Window

91

  • 11.4 Viewing Communications

91

  • 11.4.1 Viewing a Specific Tank

92

  • 12.0 Help And Diagnostics

93

  • 12.1 Diagnostics

93

  • 12.1.1 Launching The Diagnostics Module

94

  • 12.1.2 Pre-viewing The Diagnostics List

95

  • 12.1.3 Printing The Diagnostic List

96

  • 12.1.4 Launching The Recommended Action File

97

  • 12.2 Versions

98

  • 12.2.1 Launching the Versions Module

99

  • 12.2.2 Pre-Viewing A Report Of The Module Versions

100

  • 12.2.3 Printing A Report Of The Module Versions

101

  • 12.3 About

102

  • 12.3.1 Launching the About Module

102

13.0

Trending

103

 
  • 13.1 Trending And Data Logging

104

  • 13.2 Trend Logger

105

  • 13.2.1 Launching The Trend Logger Application

105

  • 13.3 Real-time Trending

107

  • 13.3.1 Starting up Real-time Trending

107

  • 13.3.2 Configuring the Real-time Trending Display

108

  • 13.3.3 Using The Real-time Trend View Display

110

  • 13.3.4 Finding A Value On A Trend

110

  • 13.3.5 Zooming In To More Detail

112

  • 13.3.6 Zooming Out To Default View

112

  • 13.4 Historical Trending

113

  • 13.4.1 Starting up Historical Trending

113

  • 13.4.2 Configuring The Historical Trending Display

114

  • 13.4.3 Using The Historical Trend View Display

116

  • 13.4.4 Finding A Value On A Trend

116

  • 13.4.5 Zooming In To More Detail

118

  • 13.4.6 Zoom Out To Default View

118

14.0

Inventory Calculator

119

  • 14.1 Launching The Inventory Calculator Application

120

  • 14.2 Tank Calculator

121

  • 14.2.1 Viewing Current Tank Data

121

  • 14.2.2 Entering The User Defined Criteria

122

  • 14.3 Movement Calculator

123

  • 14.3.1 Simulating a Receipt Of Product

124

  • 14.4 Interpolation

125

  • 14.5 Unit Conversion

126

15.0

Entis XL Movements - Introduction

128

  • 15.1 Loading the Movement Module

130

  • 15.2 Configuration of Movements

135

  • 15.3 Monitoring Movements

139

  • 15.4 Planned Movements

139

  • 15.4.1 Opening

139

  • 15.4.2 Closing

140

  • 15.4.3 Suspending

142

  • 15.4.4 Re-opening

142

  • 15.4.5 Cancelling

142

  • 15.5 Movement Warnings and Alarms

143

  • 15.6 Viewing Movement Summaries

144

  • 15.7 Movement Reports

145

  • 15.7.1 Printing/Viewing the Standard Movement Report

145

  • 15.8 Summary of Open Movements

14

  • 15.9 Movement Log

147

  • 15.9.1 Viewing/Printing the Movement Log

147

  • 15.10 Movement Settings

149

  • 15.10.1 Defaults

149

  • 15.10.2 Changing the Movement Settings

149

  • 15.11 Unauthorised Movement Detection

150

  • 15.11.1 Configuring Unauthorised Movement Detection

151

  • 15.11.2 Configuring the Leak Theshold

152

16.0

Gauge Command Scheduler

153

  • 16.1 Launching the Gauge Command Scheduler

154

  • 16.2 General Operation of the Gauge Command Scheduler

155

  • 16.3 Viewing Scheduled Commands

156

  • 16.4 Adding Commands to the Schedule

157

  • 16.5 Deleting Commands from the Schedule

158

  • 17.0 Report Scheduler

159

  • 17.1 Launching the Report Scheduler

159

  • 17.2 General Operation of the Report Scheduler

160

  • 17.3 Viewing Scheduled Reports

161

  • 17.4 Adding Reports to the Schedule

162

  • 17.5 Deleting Reports from the Schedule

165

  • 18.0 Manual Density Entry

166

  • 18.1 Launching the Manual Density Entry Module

167

  • 18.2 Entering Manual Density Data

168

  • 18.3 Printing or Previewing the Current Density for each Tank

169

  • 18.4 Viewing the Density History for a specific Tank

170

  • 18.5 Printing or Previewing the Density History for a Tank

171

  • 19.0 Pipeline Configuration

172

  • 19.1 Launching Pipeline Configuration

172

  • 19.2 Entering Pipeline Details

173

  • 19.3 Editing Existing Pipeline Details

173

  • 19.4 Deleting Existing Pipeline Details

173

  • 19.5 Viewing Pipeline History

174

0.0, Legal

0.1, Copyright Notice

This material contains information of proprietary interest to Enraf Ltd. It has been supplied in confidence and the recipient, by accepting this material, agrees that the subject matter will not be copied or reproduced, in whole or in part, nor its contents revealed in any manner or to any person except to meet the purposes for which it was delivered.

0.2, Disclaimer

The information in this document has been checked and is believed to be entirely reliable, however no responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies. Enraf Ltd reserves the right to make changes and/or improvements in both the product and the product documentation without notice. Enraf Ltd does not

assume

any

liability arising out of

the application or use

of any product

described herein; neither does it convey any licence under its patent rights or the rights of others.

0.3, Safety Notice

The Entis XL system has not been designed to operate as a Safety critical system. It is provided as a means of monitoring only and should not be used as a safety system.

The Entis XL system must be used alongside a proven independent safety system.

Although, the Entis XL system provides a number of alarms to warn of current or impending situations regarding the movement of tank levels, or the health of level devices, appropriate independent means must be provided to verify and validate the integrity of measurements and dynamic data at regular intervals.

Indeed, it is recommended that in order to have a high confidence in the system the programmable alarms provided by the system are tried and tested at regular intervals along with other process critical functions.

1.0, Introduction

Entis XL is the latest in a long line of successful tank inventory systems from Enraf.

Entis XL harnesses the latest software technologies to produce a reliable and scalable application suited to small terminals and depots to large refineries.

Its fundamental architecture is based upon an n-tier client server model utilising standard core ODBC compliant database technology, coupled with distributed component technology, to provide from single integrated operator stations to large scale multi-user systems.

A major new enhancement to the Entis XL system is its ability to seamlessly integrate a wide range of gauging technologies and other instruments applicable to monitoring of bulk storage and control of product movement.

This ability is provided by an advanced Data Communications and Protocol conversion unit called the DATACON.

Technically

the

DATACON

is

a

serial

data

concentrator

and

protocol

converter

which

can

take

care

of

the

differing

electrical

interfacing

requirements as well as the software/protocol differences amongst the different manufacturers gauging systems.

The DATACON itself is modular in concept and can be scaled to meet the demands of very large refineries.

When only one manufacturers gauge type is in use, and the number of gauges is typically less than 50, EntisXL can be directly connected to the field equipment without the need for the Datacon. This capability is currently limited to Enraf and Whessoe gauges.

A wide range of communication drivers and interfaces currently exist and more are being developed all of the time.

This manual details the operational aspects of the Entis XL modules.

2.0, Home Page

When Entis XL is started the first view of the application is its Home Page.

The Home Page is central to the operation of the whole application.

Tank View is the default view of individual tanks as displayed in the home page.

Each tank configured into the Entis XL window.

database has its own Tank View

The Home Page is typical of many other Windows applications; it has a menu bar, a tool bar, an application work space and a status bar at the bottom of the Window.

The Entis XL application by default starts with the Home Page maximized and with all Tank View windows open.

Depending on the setup of the system, the Datacon Communications may or may not start automatically. If the system is a standalone system the Datacon Communications would normally be programmed to start automatically. If the system is a remote network client it will not attempt to start the Datacon Communications (this would be the responsibility of the server).

2.0, Home Page When Entis XL is started the first view of the application is its

Access to the frequently used functions is provided from the applications tool bar. Less frequently used functions are accessed through the menu bar.

A number of menu’s only become visible when logged on as an Administrator.

The following sections detail the operator tools and features in more depth and detail.

2.1, Tank View

Tank View is the default view of individual tanks as displayed in the home page.

Each tank configured into the Entis XL database can be viewed through the Tank View window.

See the following illustration as an example of the Tank View.

2.1, Tank View Tank View is the default view of individual tanks as displayed in the

The tank view is probably one of the main views used by Entis XL users to capture an overall picture of tank farm operations.

Each Tank View window is fixed in its general appearance and size. They are not scalable. When multiple Tank View Windows are open they will be tiled to the available area of the homepage window. When there are more windows open than available space, scroll bars will automatically appear down the right hand side of the parent window.

The Tank View Window has been equipped with a number of short-cut links to other display features, and pop-up menu functions to gain quick access to common operational commands and functions.

Each of these will be discussed in the next few sections.

2.2, The Basic Tank View Window

The Tank View window shows:-

The tank number of the tank,

A graphical representation of the tank denoting the tank type e.g. cone roof, floating roof etc.,

The product allocated to the tank,

The current fill level as a percentage of the tank height represented as a bar graph,

Numeric displays of Product Level, Product Temperature, Gross Volume and Flow Rate in units defined by the Change Dimensions module.

Whether an alarm is currently active for the tank,

Whether the

numeric

data

is

in

manual or automatic

mode where

relevant,

The movement status of the tank i.e. static, filling, emptying.

2.2.1, Data Display In Manual Mode

Any data value in manual mode is denoted as such by being displayed as green foreground on a black background.

The following tank view window indicates that the product level is in manual mode.

The data is therefore updated by using the Manual Data Entry facility. Please refer to the Section on Manual Data Entry for further details.

2.2, The Basic Tank View Window The Tank View window shows:- The tank number of the

2.2.2, Shortcut Access to Manual Data Entry

When a numeric value is in Manual Mode within the Tank View window, the user can gain quick access to the manual data entry display by double- clicking the data item.

This will launch the Manual Data Entry module.

2.2.3, Shortcut Access to Single Tank Overview

The Single Tank Overview module can be loaded from within the Tank View Window by double clicking the tank graphic. This launches the Single Tank Overview module and initialises it to display the data of the selected tank.

See

the

section on

the Single Tank Overview module for a complete

description.

 

This shortcut allows the user to quickly zoom in to more detail on a particular tank. Access to Single Tank Overview is also available from the appropriate tool bar button.

2.2.4,Tank in Alarm

When a tank has any active alarm it is denoted as such by the display of an “alarm horn” on the tank graphic.

Refer to the following illustration showing a tank with an active alarm.

2.2.2, Shortcut Access to Manual Data Entry When a numeric value is in Manual Mode within

When an alarm occurs several other events occur in addition to the placement of the horn within the Tank View Window. See the section on Alarms for a complete description.

2.2.5, Identifying the Alarm After it has Occurred

When an alarm first occurs, an event is generated, a horn appears on the tank, an audible warning is sounded, and an optional voice message can be played.

After all of these actions have been dealt with the remaining evidence of the alarm within the Tank View is the picture of the horn.

To identify which alarms are still active:-

Double click the tank graphic to launch Single Tank Overview.

Double click the horn on the tank graphic within Single Tank Overview.

The Alarm Summary module will be loaded. See illustration below.

2.2.5, Identifying the Alarm After it has Occurred When an alarm first occurs, an event is

The Alarm Summary module will show each of the alarms that are active. An active alarm will have its corresponding check box ticked.

2.2.6, Identifying Moving Tanks

The Tank View window identifies moving tanks in several ways:-

By displaying a fill direction indicator i.e. an arrow pointing up or down dependent on the direction of movement.

By the magnitude and sign of the Flow Rate displayed as a numeric value in the Dimensions selected. A positive flow rate represents filling, a negative flow rate represents emptying.

Finally, depending on whether it is configured, the colour of the product in the tank can be used to represent movement status. For example, blue represents filling, brown represents emptying, and green represents static. See the System Settings module for how to enable this feature.

See the illustration below, which shows moving and static tanks.

In the first tank the flow rate is negative, the colour is brown and the fill
In
the
first
tank the flow
rate
is
negative, the
colour
is
brown and the
fill

direction indicator has a downward pointing arrow.

The second tank is static, the colour is green, and there is no direction arrow.

In the third tank the flow rate is positive, the colour is blue and the fill direction indicator has an upward pointing arrow.

2.3, Pop-up Menu Options

A pop-up menu is available to all Tank View Windows. Simply right mouse click within any Tank View Window and the pop-up menu will appear.

See the illustration below for example.

2.3, Pop-up Menu Options A pop-up menu is available to all Tank View Windows. Simply right

Some of the options within the pop-up menu are sensitive to the configuration of the tank. These will be discussed in the remainder of this chapter.

Use of the pop-up menu options is governed by the system security defined in User Manager.

2.3.1, Offline

To put a tank offline will remove the tank from scan i.e. the data will no longer be collected from the gauging instrument. This would normally be used when a tank is taken out of service.

Right click on the tank you want to take offline and click Offline as shown in the following diagram.

2.3, Pop-up Menu Options A pop-up menu is available to all Tank View Windows. Simply right

2.3.2, Manual

Manual mode selection option.

The Manual mode menu item has a further sub-menu indicated by the small right pointing arrowhead.

Selecting this menu item will reveal the sub-menu, which contains all of the available manual mode options.

This menu will also reveal which, if any, of the parameters are currently in manual mode. Any value in manual mode will be highlighted by an adjacent tick mark.

See the illustration below.

2.3.2, Manual Manual mode selection option. The Manual mode menu item has a further sub-menu indicated

This indicates that the Water Level, Vapour Temperature, Product and Vapour Pressure and Density parameters are all working from manual data.

2.3.3, Flow Display

Flow Display selection option. The Flow Display menu item has a further sub- menu indicated by the small right pointing arrowhead.

Selecting this menu item will reveal the sub-menu, which contains all of the available flow display mode options.

This menu will also reveal which of the flow display modes is currently in use.

The selected flow display mode will be highlighted by an adjacent tick mark.

See the illustration below.

2.3.3, Flow Display Flow Display selection option. The Flow Display menu item has a further sub-

2.3.4, Gauge Commands

The gauge commands menu item has a further sub-menu indicated by the small right pointing arrowhead.

Selecting this menu item will reveal the sub-menu, which contains all of the available gauge commands within this context. See the illustration below.

2.3.3, Flow Display Flow Display selection option. The Flow Display menu item has a further sub-

The available commands are discussed and detailed as follows.

2.3.4.1, Servo Check

Perform a repeatability check on a servo based gauging instrument. This

command will

attempt

to

raise

the

displacer

by

at

least

300

mm and then

return it to the product level. The level prior to raising the sensor is compared to the level after the sensor has returned to the product surface. If both are within the defined tolerance the servo check function is considered to have passed.

2.3.4.2, Stow

Stow the sensor of the gauging instrument to the locked or top stop position. This command is only available to servo based gauging instruments.

2.3.4.3, Unstow

Cancel the Stow command and return the sensor to the product level. The Unstow command can also be used to Cancel any of the other commands as well.

2.3.4.4, Freeze

Causes the displacer to remain at it’s current level.

2.3.4.5, Unfreeze

Releases the last Freeze command and allows the displacer to return to the product level.

2.3.4.6, Water Dip

This option will instruct the displacer to search for the water level in the tank and return to the product level.

2.3.4.7, Density Dip

If this option is fitted to the gauge then a density reading will be taken.

If a gauge command is selected that is outside the operational capabilities of the fitted gauge then an error message will appear to inform the user. See illustration below.

2.3.4.1, Servo Check Perform a repeatability check on a servo based gauging instrument. This command will

2.3.4.8, Minimise All Tanks

Selecting this option will minimise all Tank View windows currently open.

3.0, Single Tank Overview

The Single Tank Overview module provides a detailed display of all data for a single tank.

The Single Tank Overview module can be launched in two ways:-

By double clicking a Tank View Window,

By clicking the Single Tank Overview tool bar button.

The following screen will be loaded.

3.0, Single Tank Overview The Single Tank Overview module provides a detailed display of all data

Once the Single Tank Overview module has been loaded, further tanks can be viewed by selecting them from the drop down list provided. Use the scroll bar on the left hand side to reveal more tanks. See the diagram below.

3.0, Single Tank Overview The Single Tank Overview module provides a detailed display of all data

The data on display is organised into logical groups; Primary Gauging data, Flow Rates, Inventory Data, and Alarm Settings.

The tank graphic displayed in the Single Tank Overview module represents the type of tank.

Any data values in manual mode will be displayed in a green foreground and black background.

Any data values unavailable for any reason will be replaced by a diagnostic number.

Tool tips are used throughout to provide further information to the user on each of the data display fields. These are displayed as follows.

Tool tips are used throughout to provide further information to the user on each of the

For a full description and definition of each of the fields please refer to the section on Definitions.

3.1, Tank in Alarm

If the selected tank has an active alarm, a horn will be displayed on the tank. The detail of which alarms are active can be determined by double clicking the horn to launch the Alarm Summary Display.

The alarm summary will show a tick mark against each alarm that is currently active.

See the illustration below.

Tool tips are used throughout to provide further information to the user on each of the

Alarm Definitions

Gauge Alarms

HH

Gauge High High

HA

Gauge High

LA

Gauge Low

LL

Gauge Low Low

TH

Temperature High

TL

Temperature Low

DH

Density High

DL

Density Low

Programmable Alarms

LAHH Programmable Level Alarm High High

LAH

Programmable Level Alarm High

LAL

Programmable Level Alarm Low

LALL Programmable Level Alarm Low Low

TAH

Programmable Temperature Alarm High

TAL

Programmable Temperature Alarm Low

DAH

Programmable Density Alarm High

DAL

Programmable Density Alarm Low

TDA

Programmable Temperature Deviance Alarm

DDA

Programmable Density Deviance Alarm

WAH Programmable Water Alarm High

WAL

Programmable Water Alarm Low

VA

Programmable Variable Alarm

FRA Programmable Floating Roof Alarm

HFA

Programmable High Flow Alarm

LFA

Programmable Low Flow Alarm

UMA

Programmable Unauthorised Movement Alarm

DA

Programmable Difference Alarm

3.2, Viewing the Temperature Profile

Some tank gauges have the capability of measuring multiple temperature points from special temperature measurement devices.

These are commonly referred to as Averaging Thermometers, Multi-spot Temperature probes etc.

For those gauges that have the capability of making multiple temperature measurement from one of these devices, and assuming the gauge can also transmit those temperature measurements, each temperature point can be displayed by Entis XL on the Temperature Profile display.

Entis

XL

calculates

and

displays

the

average

value

of

the

available

temperature points. The available points are displayed in the table, the

remaining points will be displayed in error.

If any of the points deviate from the average by more than 10% the point will

be

marked in

the table

with a red background. It serves only as a simple

warning.

 

This data will be updated periodically by a low priority background task, only if the Average Temp Fitted check box has been checked in gauge configuration and correctly downloaded to the Datacon.

Press the Temperature Profile button to load the profile module. The following display is typical: -

3.2, Viewing the Temperature Profile Some tank gauges have the capability of measuring multiple temperature points

If the data is available the temperature values will be displayed in the table, and also plotted onto the accompanying graph.

3.3, Viewing the Density Profile

Some tank gauges have the capability of measuring multiple density points from special sensors or as an integrated function of the primary measurement device.

For those gauges that have the capability of making multiple density measurements, and assuming the gauge can also transmit those density measurements, each density point can be displayed by Entis XL on the Density Profile display.

Entis XL calculates and displays the average value of the available density points. The available points are displayed in the table, the remaining points will be displayed in error.

If any of the points deviate from the average by more than 10% the point will

be marked in the table warning.

with

a

red

background. It serves only as a simple

This data is only updated after a successful density dip has been performed.

Press the Density Profile button to load the profile module.

The following display is typical: -

3.3, Viewing the Density Profile Some tank gauges have the capability of measuring multiple density points

If the data is available the density values will be displayed in the table, and also plotted onto the accompanying graph.

4.0, Logging on to Entis XL - Administrative Login

Select the Login option from the toolbar menu.

4.0, Logging on to Entis XL - Administrative Login Select the L ogin option from the

Selecting this will bring up the following screen.

4.0, Logging on to Entis XL - Administrative Login Select the L ogin option from the

There will no data in either of the fields available. Enter the necessary username and password.

When complete several things will change on the display,

An additional ADMIN menu will appear on the tool bar if you log on as an Administrative user.

4.0, Logging on to Entis XL - Administrative Login Select the L ogin option from the

The Initials used in the security set-up will appear in the bottom left of the screen.

4.0, Logging on to Entis XL - Administrative Login Select the L ogin option from the

4.1, Logout from Entis XL

Select the Logout option from the toolbar menu.

4.1, Logout from Entis XL Select the L ogout option from the toolbar menu. This will

This will log you out of Entis XL

The system will immediately log out the currently logged on user.

You will notice that the leftmost panel of the status bar will return to “-----“.

This will prevent access to all functions requiring a logon.

4.2, Logging on to Entis XL as a non Administrative User

Select the Login option from the main menu bar.

A login prompt will appear.

4.1, Logout from Entis XL Select the L ogout option from the toolbar menu. This will

Enter the necessary username and password.

The details will be checked against entries in the Entis XL database.

If the entries exist the user will be logged on at their designated access level.

Many features within Entis XL require that the user be logged on. Each user account has a designated level of access to each feature so even if a user is logged on it does not necessarily mean that they have access to all functions. A users level of access is determined by the rights assigned to them by the Entis XL System Administrator.

When a user is logged in to the system, the username is displayed in the left most panel of the status bar.

4.3, Configuring New User Accounts

Please refer to Security Configuration section of the System Administrators manual for further information.

NOTE: consideration should be given to new users access rights. Not all users should be given the highest level of access. The System Administrator should be responsible for determining who has what rights.

We recommend that most casual users be given minimal rights to start with.

They can always be adjusted later as users become more familiar with the operation of the system.

5.0, Acknowledging Alarms and Events

Acknowledgement of Alarms and Events is probably one of the most common operator actions. Two techniques have been provided to acknowledge alarms.

Single alarms can be acknowledged by clicking the Acknowledge tool bar button.

5.0, Acknowledging Alarms and Events Acknowledgement of Alarms and Events is probably one of the most

Alternatively, multiple alarms can be acknowledged simultaneously from the alarm summary view.

In either case the user has to be logged on.

The tool bar of the home page display incorporates an alarm window. When there are no unacknowledged alarms this window will be blank, see diagram below.

5.0, Acknowledging Alarms and Events Acknowledgement of Alarms and Events is probably one of the most

When a new alarm is detected its description will be displayed in this window until acknowledged by the user.

5.1, Acknowledging Single Alarms

When an alarm or event is displayed as follows.

5.0, Acknowledging Alarms and Events Acknowledgement of Alarms and Events is probably one of the most

The Colour in the display window will alternate between red and black.

5.0, Acknowledging Alarms and Events Acknowledgement of Alarms and Events is probably one of the most

Click the acknowledge button. This will remove the alarm from the window and time stamp the acknowledge date/time field of the alarm record in the database.

If there are any other unacknowledged alarms in the queue the oldest unacknowledged one of the remaining alarms will be displayed.

5.0, Acknowledging Alarms and Events Acknowledgement of Alarms and Events is probably one of the most

5.2, Acknowledging Multiple Alarms

Load the Alarm Summary module by double clicking the alarm window on the tool bar. The following screen appear.

5.2, Acknowledging Multiple Alarms Load the Alarm Summary module by double clicking the alarm window on

The acknowledged alarms are those having a green tick mark at the start of

each row.
each
row.

The unacknowledged alarms are those having a red cross mark at the start of each row.

5.2, Acknowledging Multiple Alarms Load the Alarm Summary module by double clicking the alarm window on

Multiple alarms can be acknowledged simultaneously by loading the alarm summary list and using the Ack All function. This feature will prompt the user for their username and password.

5.2, Acknowledging Multiple Alarms Load the Alarm Summary module by double clicking the alarm window on

Enter your User Name and Password, if you have the appropriate rights, all unacknowledged alarms will be acknowledged.

If so required, individual alarms can be acknowledged in this window by double clicking the crossed

If so required, individual alarms can be acknowledged in this window by

double clicking the crossed

If so required, individual alarms can be acknowledged in this window by double clicking the crossed

button.

5.3, Record Count

Located in the bottom left of the Events window is a Record Count field.

If so required, individual alarms can be acknowledged in this window by double clicking the crossed

The blue number In the field is a count of how many events or alarms can be viewed using the Events window.

5.4, Refreshing the Events Window

When using the scroll bar to view events further down the list, by clicking the Refresh button you will be taken back to the top of the list displaying the last

event or alarm.

Alternatively if you have acknowledged an event or alarm and then continued to view other events or alarms by using the scroll bar, by clicking the Refresh

button you will taken to that last acknowledged event or alarm with the event or alarm being displayed at the top of the page.

5.5, Printing the Events and Alarms List

5.5.1, Printing the Events List.

It is possible to print the contents of the events window or sections of if required. To do this select File option from the menu bar.

5.5, Printing the Events and Alarms List 5.5.1, Printing the Events List. It is possible to

To print the entire contents of the events window click Print.

5.5, Printing the Events and Alarms List 5.5.1, Printing the Events List. It is possible to

During the printing of the file the following screen will appear.

5.5, Printing the Events and Alarms List 5.5.1, Printing the Events List. It is possible to

To cancel the print job click the Cancel button.

5.5.2, Print Preview

To preview the print before actual printing select Print Preview from the File menu.

5.5.2, Print Preview To preview the print before actual printing select P rint Preview from the

This will bring the following screen.

5.5.2, Print Preview To preview the print before actual printing select P rint Preview from the

It is possible to view different pages of the print, this can be done in two ways.

By using the step buttons as shown below.

5.5.2, Print Preview To preview the print before actual printing select P rint Preview from the

Or by using the menu options from the tool bar.

5.5.2, Print Preview To preview the print before actual printing select P rint Preview from the

When you have selected the page you want to view it is possible to change the zoom at which you can preview the document. Again, this can be done in either two ways.

By using the tool bar buttons.

When you have selected the page you want to view it is possible to change the

Or by using the menu options from the tool bar.

When you have selected the page you want to view it is possible to change the

Having now previewed the events list if so required you can now print the list. By selecting File from the tool bar you will receive several options for printing.

When you have selected the page you want to view it is possible to change the

To print the entire list select Print from the File menu.

When you have selected the page you want to view it is possible to change the

Or by using the tool bar button.

When you have selected the page you want to view it is possible to change the

To print a selection of pages select Print some pages.

When you have selected the page you want to view it is possible to change the

To enter the range of page numbers use either a space between the pages as below.

To enter the range of page numbers use either a space between the pages as below.

Or use a comma between page numbers.

To enter the range of page numbers use either a space between the pages as below.

If you only want to print the page you are viewing select Print current page.

To enter the range of page numbers use either a space between the pages as below.

5.5.3, Exiting the Alarm Summary Module

It is possible to exit the Alarm summary module in four ways.

By clicking the Exit button.

To enter the range of page numbers use either a space between the pages as below.

By clicking the close window button in the top right of the window.

To enter the range of page numbers use either a space between the pages as below.

By Selecting Exit from the menu.

To enter the range of page numbers use either a space between the pages as below.

6.0, Reports

Entis XL comes with a standard set of tank gauging and inventory reports.

Entis XL uses the well known Seagate Crystal Reports.

It enables the user to print a report of all tanks, tanks by product group or tanks by tank group.

The report files are stored in the Entis XL Target folder.

Inventory.rpt.

Summary.rpt

ProductGroup.rpt

TankGroup.rpt

GaugeConfiguration.rpt

TankConfig.rpt

LevelAlarmConfiguration.rpt

These report files are supplied with the Entis XL package. No provision is made for modifying the reports.

6.1, Loading the reports module

Select the File Menu.

Select the Print sub-menu.

6.1, Loading the reports module Select the F ile Menu. Select the P rint sub-menu. The

The Report module will be loaded.

6.1, Loading the reports module Select the F ile Menu. Select the P rint sub-menu. The

Select the type of report.

Press the Print button to send the report to the printer.

Press the Print Preview button to Preview the report prior to printing.

Press the Exit button to unload the Report module.

6.2, Printing by Product

The Report module contains a product selection list. This list will contain all products that have been configured into the Entis XL database.

Select the product of interest from the list.

Select the Product Selection option button.

Press the Print button.

A report on all tanks containing the selected product will be printed.

The following illustration shows a typical product group report.

6.2, Printing by Product The Report module contains a product selection list. This list will contain

6.3, Printing By Tank Group

The Report module contains a Tank Group selection list. This list contains all the Tank Groups configured with the Static Group Configuration utility.

Select the Group of interest.

Select the Group Selection option button.

Press the Print button.

A report all tanks in the selected Tank Group will be printed.

6.3, Printing By Tank Group The Report module contains a Tank Group selection list. This list

6.4, Standard Inventory Report

The following picture shows the content of a typical inventory report.

To print the Standard Inventory Report: -

Select the Standard Inventory Report option button.

Press the Print button.

6.4, Standard Inventory Report The following picture shows the content of a typical inventory report. To

6.5, Standard Summary Report

The following picture shows the Summary report.

content

of

a

typical Standard Product

To print the Standard Summary Report: -

Select the Standard Summary Report option button.

Press the Print button.

6.5, Standard Summary Report The following picture shows the Summary report. content of a typical Standard

6.6 Gauge Configuration Report

The following picture shows the content of a typical Gauge Configuration report.

To print the Gauge Configuration Report: -

Select the Gauge Configuration Report option button.

Press the Print button.

6.6 Gauge Configuration Report The following picture shows the content of a typical Gauge Configuration report.

6.7 Tank Configuration Report

The following picture shows the content of a typical Tank Configuration report.

To print the Tank Configuration Report: -

Select the Tank Configuration Report option button.

Press the Print button.

6.7 Tank Configuration Report The following picture shows the content of a typical Tank Configuration report.

6.8 Level Alarm Configuration Report

The following picture shows the content of a typical Level Alarm Configuration report.

To print the Level Alarm Configuration Report: -

Select the Level Alarm Configuration Report option button.

Press the Print button.

6.8 Level Alarm Configuration Report The following picture shows the content of a typical Level Alarm

7.0, Grid View

GridView is the traditional tabular view of tank data.

GridView has been designed to provide the user with a large degree of flexibility when it comes to data presentation.

The GridView application supports dynamic text sizing, dynamic column moving and column sorting, together with all of the usual tank and product grouping features.

The GridView application also incorporates a pop-up menu for sending the common gauge commands. Indeed the GridView allows the user to send commands to multiple gauges simultaneously.

Within the GridView module the user can create their own data views and combine them with the standard tank grouping features to completely customise data presentation.

The GridView module is a standalone application module that can be launched from Entis XL or run as a completely separate application.

GridView is launched from Entis XL by clicking the appropriate tool bar button.

The GridView module also supports the static tank grouping function of the Tank View displays.

Where the number of columns or number of tanks will not fit on the available area on the display scroll bars will be displayed.

The GridView module is live in that it is being refreshed with data all the time such that any tank changes are recorded by GridView as they happen.

7.1, Launching the GridView Module

7.1, Launching the GridView Module Press the GridView tool bar button or alternatively run the GridView.exe

Press the GridView tool bar button or alternatively run the GridView.exe application from the Entis XL target folder.

The GridView module will be loaded.

The illustration below is typical.

7.1, Launching the GridView Module Press the GridView tool bar button or alternatively run the GridView.exe

The data being displayed will depend on whether the GridView has been previously loaded. The default data view at first start up is Tank Gauging view, however, the GridView module will subsequently display the data the last time the module was used.

7.2, Selecting Data Views

Grid View comes as standard with several pre-defined data views.

Within the context of this section a data view simply means the columns of data displayed within the grid.

The available data views are listed in the drop down list on the tool bar.

See the illustration below for information.

Drop down list of Data Views

7.2, Selecting Data Views Grid View comes as standard with several pre-defined data views. Within the
7.2, Selecting Data Views Grid View comes as standard with several pre-defined data views. Within the

The fixed views are: -

Tank Gauging

Tank Inventory

Tank Status

Each view contains different columns of information.

Any other views listed will be user defined views.

Further views can be configured by the user.

7.3, Selecting Tank Groups

By default the database.

GridView module displays all tanks configured in the tank

Grid View allows the user to choose one of the pre-configured tank groups therefore filtering the tank list and only displaying those tanks that appear in the tank group.

The available groups are listed in the drop down list on the tool bar.

See the illustration below for information.

Drop down list of Group Views

7.3, Selecting Tank Groups By default the database. GridView module displays all tanks configured in the
7.3, Selecting Tank Groups By default the database. GridView module displays all tanks configured in the

If no groups have been configured the list will be empty other than the fixed All Tanks group.

7.4, Finding a Specific Tank

GridView allows the user to locate

a tank within

the

tank

list.

If

the tank

identity is known it can be typed directly into the box provided; the grid rows

will be scrolled until the chosen tank is found. Alternatively the tank can be selected from the drop down list and similarly the grid will be scrolled to display the selected tank.

7.5, Tanks in Alarm

A number of tool bar buttons are provided to quickly summarise tanks that have an active gauge alarm.

Change Dimensions

7.4, Finding a Specific Tank GridView allows the user to locate a tank within the tank
All Tanks in Alarm
All Tanks in Alarm
7.4, Finding a Specific Tank GridView allows the user to locate a tank within the tank
7.4, Finding a Specific Tank GridView allows the user to locate a tank within the tank
7.4, Finding a Specific Tank GridView allows the user to locate a tank within the tank
 

View All

Tanks

All Tanks in Low Alarm

7.4, Finding a Specific Tank GridView allows the user to locate a tank within the tank

All Tanks in High Alarm

Lock/Unlock Grid
Lock/Unlock Grid

7.6, Configuring a New Data View

Drop down the Options menu.

Select the Define Query option.

The Define Query display will be loaded as illustrated below.

7.6, Configuring a New Data View Drop down the O ptions menu. Select the Define Query

Enter the name of the new query or view.

Select the columns required to build the new view by:-

Click on the required parameter in the list.

Press the -> button to transfer it to the new view.

Repeat the above steps until all columns have been specified for the new view.

See the illustration below for example.

7.6, Configuring a New Data View Drop down the O ptions menu. Select the Define Query

Press the OK button to save the view.

Drop down the View List on the tool bar of the GridView application.

The new view should be listed.

New View
New View

Click on the new View in the list to use it.

8.0, Gauge Commands

The Gauge Commands module is a separate executable module that is normally launched from the Entis XL application.

Many of the available features are gauge specific and therefore dependent on the gauge type. For any given type of gauge, a number of the commands may be disabled.

The Gauge Command module is a multi-tabbed display where each of the available functions have been logically grouped into the available tabs.

The currently available tabs are denoted:-

Dipping Displacement Test Gauge Alarm Maintenance Gauge Items

Dipping provides the various interface measurement modes such as Find Water Interface, Find Product Interface, and Density Dipping features.

Displacement provides gauge displacer control functions.

Test Gauge Alarm provides the ability to auto-test the alarm set points of the 873 radar gauge.

Maintenance allows the user to set the reference level of the gauge.

Gauge Items is a general tool allowing the user to read or write any of the gauge items and view the returned data and or responses.

The

Gauge Commands module also supports the use

Dimensions Module.

of the Change

8.1, Launching Gauge Commands

Drop down the Tools menu.

8.1, Launching Gauge Commands Drop down the Tools menu. Select the Gauge Command option. The Gauge

Select the Gauge Command option.

The Gauge Command module will be loaded.

8.1, Launching Gauge Commands Drop down the Tools menu. Select the Gauge Command option. The Gauge

8.2, Sending a Command

Select a tank from the drop down list.

The table will be populated with the Gauge Number, Gauge Type, Gauge Duty, Gauge Address and CIU Address. If there were more than one gauge on the tank multiple rows would be displayed one for each gauge.

8.2, Sending a Command Select a tank from the drop down list. The table will be

The commands supported by the gauge will be enabled. All other commands will be disabled.

Select the appropriate command tab.

Select the row in the table corresponding to the required Gauge. Point and click at the left hand end of the row. The background colour of the row will change blue.

Point and click here
Point and
click here

Set any required parameters and click the Apply button. The selected command will be sent to the selected gauge.

In the example below, a Lock Gauge at Level (5000mm) with Auto Unlock has been selected.

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8.2.1, Dipping Functions

8.2.1, Dipping Functions These functions generally apply to the Enraf 854 series of servo operated tank

These functions generally apply to the Enraf 854 series of servo operated tank gauges.

Product Measurement Mode

Sends the I1 gauge item.

Displays the status of the gauge throughout.

The gauge will remain otherwise.

at

I1

until the

user commands the gauge

Density Dip

Sends the TP or IP gauge items. Relies upon the user having set other related gauge items first.

Water Measurement Mode

Sends the I3 gauge item.

Displays the status of the gauge throughout.

The

gauge will remain

at

I3

until

the user

commands the gauge

otherwise.

 

8.2.2, Displacement Functions

8.2.2, Displacement Functions Lock Lock the displacer at a specified level. The user must provide the

Lock

Lock the displacer at a specified level.

The user must provide the level at which the displacer will be locked.

The gauge will remain in the locked position until told to do otherwise by the user. Alternatively the user can specify an Automatic Unlock.

Verify Calibration

Verifies the calibration of the instrument. The displacer will be raised into the calibration chamber of the gauge.

Uses the CA gauge item.

The gauge will remain in the calibrate mode until told to do otherwise by the user.

Stores and displays start level.

Displays the various state changes that occur.

Press the

unlock button the

Measurement Mode.

have the displacer

return to Product

Unlock

Unlocks the gauge from the locked or calibrate position.

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8.2.3, Test Gauge Alarm Functions

The Test Gauge Alarm tab provides an Alarm Test function specifically designed for the Enraf 873 Radar gauge.

8.2.3, Test Gauge Alarm Functions The Test Gauge Alarm tab provides an Alarm Test function specifically

Set which of the four available gauge alarms are to be tested.

HiHi

High High Gauge alarm

Hi

High Gauge alarm

Lo

Low Gauge alarm

LoLo

Low Low Gauge alarm

This function uses the AT gauge item.

Any

combination

of

alarms

can

be

tested,

either

individually

or

all

simultaneously.

 

For each alarm test requested, the corresponding alarm should be detected and generated within the Entis XL system.

8.2.4, Maintenance

The Maintenance tab function allows the user to set the Gauge to a new dip.

8.2.4, Maintenance The Maintenance tab function allows the user to set the Gauge to a new

The user needs to enter the Gauge Password and the new gauge dip.

This function uses a whole sequence of gauge items as follows:-

Set the password level to Level 2 using W2 gauge item.

Set the reference level using the RL gauge item.

Accept the reference level using the AR gauge item.

Exit and re-initialise the gauge using the EX gauge item.

When

this

feature

is

initiated

the

status

of

each transaction should be

displayed.

 

When the EX command is finally issued the gauge data may disappear for a short time while the gauge re-initialises itself. After re-initialisation the gauge level should read the new value.

8.2.5, Gauge Items

The Gauge Items tab allows the user to send adhoc requests to the selected gauge for specific data. The requests can be to both read and write data. This feature would normally be used as a maintenance and diagnostic tool.

8.2.5, Gauge Items The Gauge Items tab allows the user to send adhoc requests to the

The use of this feature would normally require a reasonable knowledge of the appropriate gauging equipment and it is recommended that it is only used by competent persons only.

8.2.5.1, Reading Gauge Items

Select the gauge to send the item to.

Enter a valid gauge item.

Press the Apply button.

The Gauge Item and associated data (if any) will be despatched to the Datacon which will process the request the next time it talks to the specified gauge. When the answer becomes available the Gauge Commands window will be updated.

If any error occurs in reading or writing to the gauge items an appropriate error message will be displayed in the answer field.

The above example shows a request for Gauge Item HH from an Enraf gauge. HH is Gauge High High alarm set point. The command is processed and the response is +1839 i.e. 1839mm.

8.2.5.2, Writing Gauge Items

Select the gauge to send the item to.

Enter a valid gauge item.

Enter the appropriate data to be written with the item. The data needs to be prefixed with an equals (=) character.

NOTE: it is important that the correct Dimensions are set before using the write feature.

Press the Apply button.

The Gauge Item and associated data (if any) will be despatched to the Datacon which will process the request the next time it talks to the specified gauge. When the answer becomes available the Gauge Commands window will be updated.

If any error occurs in reading or writing to the gauge items an appropriate error message will be displayed in the answer field.

NOTE: When writing Gauge Items it is normally necessary to set the correct protection level first.

The following example shows the sequence of actions the user must take in order to set item HH.

Initially

item

W2

is

sent with the correct password

to enter the correct

protection mode before item HH will be accepted.

We will assume for the purposes of this exercise that the Level Dimensions are in mm.

Enter the Gauge Item as W2.

Enter the Gauge Item Data as =ENRAF2

Press the Apply button.

Enter the Gauge Item as W2 . Enter the Gauge Item Data as =ENRAF2 Press the

The Answer will say “Waiting for Answer”.

Enter the Gauge Item as W2 . Enter the Gauge Item Data as =ENRAF2 Press the

After several seconds the Answer should be cleared.

It is usually good practice to request the current value of the item before it is set to the new value. This also gives an example of the required formatting of the data.

Enter a Gauge Item of HH. Press the Apply button and wait for the answer.

The current setting is 1839mm. Lets assume we want to set the new value to 2000mm.

The current setting is 1839mm.

Lets assume we want to set the new value to 2000mm.

Now enter Gauge Item as HH.

Enter the gauge Item Data as =+2000

Press the Apply button.

When the Answer is displayed it should repeat the value +2000 as acknowledgment of receipt.

When the Answer is displayed it should repeat the value +2000 as acknowledgment of receipt. Now

Now send the EX command to exit the protection level and re-initialise the gauge.

8.2.5.3, Writing Gauge Commands in Different Dimensions

Lets assume that the

sixteenths (f-i-s).

Gauge Dimensions for Level are feet, inches and

Set the Dimensions in the Gauge Command module the same.

Using the previous example request gauge item HH.

8.2.5.3, Writing Gauge Commands in Different Dimensions Lets assume that the sixteenths (f-i-s). Gauge Dimensions for

The level will now be displayed formatted in f-i-s.

Set HH to a new value of 07’10”00.

Leading zeroes must be provided.

Now send the EX command to exit the protection level and re-initialise the gauge. For other

Now send the EX command to exit the protection level and re-initialise the gauge.

For other dimensions follow the same procedure.

8.3, Multi Gauge Support

When a Tank has more than one gauge, there will be one row for each gauge in the table. The example below shows two gauges on one tank. The first gauge is an 854 Servo Gauge, the second gauge is an 873 Radar.

8.3, Multi Gauge Support When a Tank has more than one gauge, there will be one

Select the gauge to send the command and or request to.

Enter the appropriate data and press the Apply button.

The command will be sent to the selected gauge.

9.0, Tank Grouping Entis XL provides a comprehensive range of tools and utilities for the organisation

9.0, Tank Grouping

Entis XL provides a comprehensive range of tools and utilities for the organisation and grouping of tanks to users requirements.

All the tank grouping functions are generally available from the Tank Grouping module.

Grouping is generally organised into static and dynamic groups.

Static groups can be organised by:-

Product

Product group

User defined Tank Group

Dynamic Groups are those that are automatically defined by Entis XL.

The Tank Grouping module display comprises a multi-tabbed dialogue.

Access to certain of the Tank Grouping functions is password protected. You will be requested where necessary to login.

9.1, Configuring and using a Static Group

Load the Tank Grouping module by clicking the appropriate tool bar button.

Click on the Static Group Config Tab.

9.1, Configuring and using a Static Group Load the Tank Grouping module by clicking the appropriate

Click the Edit button. Click the Add button.

Type in the name of the new group.

Select the tanks required for the group as follows:-

Highlight a tank in the tank list by pointing and clicking the left mouse button.

Press the > button to transfer it to the tank group list. The < button

does

the

opposite, i.e. removes the highlighted tank from the tank

group list.

Repeat the above for all tanks required in the group.

The >> button can be used to transfer all tanks in a single key stroke to the tank group list. The << button does the opposite, i.e. removes all tanks from the tank group list.

Press the Apply button to store the group details to the database.

Press the OK button to use the group.

In the home page the tanks in the selected group will be displayed.

Further the selected Group Name will be displayed in the status bar.

9.1.1, Editing an Existing Static Group

Load the tank grouping module by clicking the appropriate tool bar button.

Click on the Static Group Config Tab.

Press the Edit button.

Select the tank group to be modified from the group list.

If you want to add further tanks:-

Select the tanks required for the group as follows:-

Highlight a tank in the tank list by pointing and clicking the left mouse button.

Press the -> button to transfer it to the tank group list.

Repeat the above for all tanks required in the group.

If you want to remove existing tanks:-

Select the tank to be removed from the group as follows:-

Highlight a tank in the tank group list by pointing and clicking the left mouse button.

Press the <- button to transfer it to the tank list.

Repeat the

above

for

all tanks that need removing

from the

group.

Press the Apply button to store the modifications to the database.

Press the OK button to use the modified group.

In the home page the tanks in the selected group will be displayed.

Further the selected Group Name will be displayed in the status bar.

9.1.2, Deleting an Existing Static Group

Load the tank grouping module by clicking the appropriate tool bar button.

Click on the Static Group Config Tab.

Click the Edit button.

Select the tank group to be deleted from the group list.

Click the Delete button.

9.2, Product Grouping

Entis XL provides the user with the ability to view tanks containing a particular product.

In addition the Product Grouping feature provides totalisation of volumes for the selected product.

9.2.1, Using a Product Group

Load the tank grouping module by clicking the appropriate tool bar button.

Click on the Product Grouping Tab.

See the illustration below for the available display options and operator controls.

9.2, Product Grouping Entis XL provides the user with the ability to view tanks containing a

The list of available products will be displayed. If there are a lot of products you may need to use the scroll bars to locate the product of interest.

Select the Product of interest from the list.

The tanks currently containing that product will be listed.

Press the Apply button to display the tanks.

Press the Cancel button to exit Tank Grouping.

If the Apply button is used to display the tanks with the selected product, an additional display window is loaded showing the totalized volumes for the selected product.

9.2.2, Product Total Window

The Product Total Window is only displayed when the Product Grouping feature is in use.

The Product Total Window displays some totalized volumes for the selected product.

Further any tanks not able to be included within the total due to any error or fault are listed in the display.

See the illustration below for details.

9.2.2, Product Total Window The Product Total Window is only displayed when the Product Grouping feature

9.3, Dynamic Grouping

Entis XL currently provides a basic dynamic grouping function which allows the user to view tanks that conform to certain dynamic criteria e.g. moving tanks.

When a dynamic group is use, as tanks no longer conform to the criteria they will be removed form display.

The number of available dynamic groups is currently fixed.

These groups are automatically defined by the system.

9.3.1, Using a Dynamic Group

Load the tank grouping module by clicking the appropriate tool bar button.

Click on the Dynamic Groups Tab.

See the illustration below for the available display options and operator controls.

9.3.1, Using a Dynamic Group Load the tank grouping module by clicking the appropriate tool bar

The list of available dynamic groups will be displayed.

Select the Dynamic Group of interest from the list.

Press the Ok button to use the dynamic group.

Press the Cancel button to exit Tank Grouping.

The tanks conforming to the criteria for the specified dynamic group will be displayed. For example, Moving Tanks is any tank that is moving in any direction, Filling tanks are those tanks currently being filled.

9.4, Set Tanks to Watch Click on the appropriate toolbar button and the following form will

9.4, Set Tanks to Watch

Click on the appropriate toolbar button and the following form will be displayed.
Click on
the
appropriate
toolbar
button
and
the
following
form
will
be
displayed.

Select the tanks of interest by pointing and clicking. When first selected the tank will be highlighted in blue. If selected again the tank will be de-selected.

Press the OK button to display the selected tanks.

To select all tanks simultaneously press the Select All button followed by the OK button to display all tanks.

To de-select all tanks simultaneously press the Deselect All button followed by the OK button to minimise all the tanks.

Alternatively, the Set Tanks to Watch feature is available under the Tank Grouping module.

Load the tank grouping module by clicking the appropriate tool bar button.

Click on the Set Tanks to Watch Tab.

See the illustration below for the available display options and operator controls.

See the illustration below for the available display options and operator controls. To select all tanks

To select all tanks simultaneously press the Select All button followed by the OK button to display all tanks.

To de-select all tanks simultaneously press the Deselect All button followed by the OK button to minimise all the tanks.

9.5, Product Group Totalisation

The Product group Totalisation module allows the user to totalise product volumes by the Product Group assigned to them.

This feature can be used in a variety of ways to produce inventory summaries of similar products.

Product Group names are entered through the Product Group Configuration

module. See the page.

Config

menu of the main menu bar of the Entis XL home

Product names are entered through the Product Configuration module. See the Config menu of the main menu bar of the Entis XL home page.

9.5.1, Viewing Product Group Totalisation

From the View menu select the Product Group Totals option.

The following module will be loaded.

9.5, Product Group Totalisation The Product group Totalisation module allows the user to totalise product volumes

Select a Group from the drop down list.

The Group

Ullage and

Group Usable

Volumes

will

be calculated and

displayed.

In addition each tank belonging to the group and contributing to the total will also be displayed.

In the
In
the

10.0, Change Dimensions

global economy of today, and with the inter-trading

of petroleum

products between different countries, the ability to view data in different dimensions, at the press of a button has become a very desirable feature.

For example, a ship arrives to discharge it cargo with imperial measurements, but the site receiving the product works in metric measurements, and the ship requires documentation in imperial measurements.

Entis XL has been designed to simplify these issues by incorporating a real- time on-line Change Dimensions module that allows the user of the system to view, enter and edit data in dimensions of their choice.

Many of the screens within the Entis XL application incorporate the ability to view numeric data in a variety of different Dimensions or Engineering Units.

The picture below shows the Change Dimensions Display.

In the 10.0, Change Dimensions global economy of today, and with the inter-trading of petroleum products

10.1, Changing the Dimensions of Display/Data Entry

Any screen or application module displaying the above tool bar button has the ability to Change Dimensions.

Within the home page

of

Entis XL each tank window displays numeric

information about each tank. The main application tool bar has a Change

Dimensions button. This Change Dimensions button affects the display of data within the home page.

The Alarm Configuration module incorporates a Change Dimensions button. In this case the Change Dimensions module affects the data entry and display of all numeric fields within the alarm Configuration Module.

All other modules displaying, and providing numeric data entry capability, will also contain the Change Dimensions button.

This means that each module containing the Change Dimensions feature can display, or accept data entry in different Dimensions to all other modules having the Change Dimensions feature.

Lets consider the home page as an example.

Initially the Product Level dimensions are set to millimetres.

The illustration shows millimetres.

one of the tank views displaying product level in
one
of
the tank
views displaying product level in

Change the level dimension to Feet Inches and Sixteenths (f-i-s).

Press the Change Dimensions button.

The Change Dimensions module will be loaded.

The current settings of the dimensions will be displayed for the selected display. Each parameter group

The current settings of the dimensions will be displayed for the selected display.

Each parameter group has a drop down list containing the available dimensions for display and data entry.

Click on the list for Level.

Select the feet inches and sixteenths option.

Press the OK button.

The Product level will now be displayed as feet inches and sixteenths.

The display affected, in this case the home page, will re-display the numeric data in the new dimension.

The illustration now shows the product level in feet inches and sixteenths.

NOTE: that changes to the Dimensions for level affects all Level parameters such as Water Level,

NOTE: that changes to the Dimensions for level affects all Level parameters such as Water Level, Oil Depth etc etc. Further changes to the Volume Dimension will affect all Volume parameters etc.

10.2, Data Entry in Different Dimensions

Whenever the Change Dimensions module is used to display parameters in different dimensions this also affects the data entry as well.

This is best understood by considering an example.

Lest consider the entry of alarm configuration data in imperial units.

When the Change Dimensions module has selected Level to be displayed in either feet inches and tenths or feet inches and sixteenths a special edit field is used to accept the entry of the data.

Load the Alarm Configuration module.

Select the Change Dimensions button.

Modify the Level dimension to feet inches and sixteenths (f-i-s).

The data will be re-displayed in f-i-s.

Select a tank from the list.

Select the Programmable Alarms tab.

Enter edit mode.

Press the Edit button.

You may be required to logon with the correct access rights if you are not already logged on.

Select the High High Alarm level field.

Delete the current data completely.

You will see the field change to __

__

” __.

See the illustration overleaf.

The __ represent spaces. Two spaces each are reserved for the feet, inches and sixteenths parts

The

__

represent spaces. Two spaces each are reserved for the feet, inches

and sixteenths parts respectively.

The denotes feet.

The denotes inches.

No character is used to denote the sixteenths part. This is implied by the Units being displayed.

Type in a new number.

You will see that each part of the required field is filled as the numbers are typed.

The values of each part of the field are validated at the point the user attempts to save the data to the database.

So for example, the user could enter

20’13”11

20 feet, 13 inches, 11 sixteenths.

Clearly the 13 inches is an illegal value.

When the user attempts to save this value it will be rejected as invalid.

10.3, Returning to Default Dimensions

The Entis XL default dimensions are metric units.

The Default button within the Change Dimensions module will restore the default settings for the module in which it was loaded.

It does not return all modules to default units.

In order to return to defaults for the whole application the user would have to visit all modules and restore defaults using the Change Dimensions module.

The default units are displayed in the following display.

10.3, Returning to Default Dimensions The Entis XL default dimensions are metric units. The D efault

11.0, DC Host

 

The

DC Host

module is required

for both standalone and client server

configurations.

 

In a standalone environment the DC Host module is run on the same P.C as the Entis XL client modules.

In a client server environment the DC Host dedicated as the database server.

module

is

run

on

the

P.C

The DC Host module is responsible for collecting data from the Datacon, calculating Tank Inventory, originating alarms and events, and processing command requests from the Entis XL client.

The connection between the DC Host module and the Datacon is normally by means of a physical hard wired serial interface connection.

The DC Host has the responsibility of determining the status of all gauge and

system alarms. database.

Furthermore the DC Host module writes to the Events

11.1, Starting DC Host

DC

Host

runs

as

a

automatically starts.

service

therefore

when

the

PC

is

restarted DC host

In the system tray you will see the icon for DC Host.

11.1, Starting DC Host DC Host runs as a automatically starts. service therefore when the PC

Double Click the DC host icon in Control Panel, this will bring up the following screen: -

11.1, Starting DC Host DC Host runs as a automatically starts. service therefore when the PC
11.1, Starting DC Host DC Host runs as a automatically starts. service therefore when the PC
11.1, Starting DC Host DC Host runs as a automatically starts. service therefore when the PC

Click on the Comms tab within DC Host and select the port assigned to it, check the “In Use” box to enable the port and make sure the communication settings are correct. DC Host will open a connection to the database, and load all the relevant tank data from the database to enable it to start polling the Datacon.

Click on the Comms tab within DC Host and select the port assigned to it, check

If

the

Datacon

is

not present an

appropriate alarm will be generated at

EntisXL.

 

If Entis XL is polling for gauges that are not present appropriate alarms will be generated.

If gauges are connected at the time DC Host is started, and assuming the Datacon has been correctly installed and configured, real gauge data should be displayed in the DC Host monitor window.

The DC Host module will also update the database with tank data. This is done by change only. For example, if no data has changed from the last write no data will be written.

11.2 Stopping the DC Host.

Double Click the DC host icon in Control Panel, this will bring up the following screen: -

11.2 Stopping the DC Host. Double Click the DC host icon in Control Panel, this will
11.2 Stopping the DC Host. Double Click the DC host icon in Control Panel, this will
11.2 Stopping the DC Host. Double Click the DC host icon in Control Panel, this will

To stop the DC Host click on the Stop Services button.

See the screen below to show that DC Host has stopped

You will see the three Service Details have changed to Stopped the button will

change to

Start

Services

and

the

icon

in

the system tray will have

disappeared.

11.2 Stopping the DC Host. Double Click the DC host icon in Control Panel, this will

To start the DC Host again simply click the Start Services button.

11.3, The DC Host Display Window

To view the DC Host Modcon Monitor double click the DC Host icon in the System Tray, this will bring up the following screen; -

11.3, The DC Host Display Window To view the DC Host Modcon Monitor double click the

11.4, Viewing Communications

The DC Host module allows the user to view the data communications that occurs between the P.C and the Datacon.

From the drop down list select the COM port you chose for communication, e.g. Com 1.

In here you will see the list of tanks being polled by the datacon.

11.3, The DC Host Display Window To view the DC Host Modcon Monitor double click the

Viewing data in the DC Host Modcon Comms Monitor is only really useful for maintenance and diagnostic reasons.

For general operations we do not recommend using the DC Host Modcon Monitor.

11.4.1, Watching a Specific Tank

Sometimes it is useful to watch a specific tanks data.

Click on the Tank number you wish to view, e.g. Tank 1: -

11.4.1, Watching a Specific Tank Sometimes it is useful to watch a specific tanks data. Click

Each time the Entis XL polls the Datacon for that tank the response and data will be captured and displayed.

The transmitted data from the Datacon can then be analysed.

A detailed knowledge of the Datacon protocol is required for this.

12.0, Help and Diagnostics

Entis XL contains a comprehensive help and diagnostics system to aid the user.

Much of the help appears under the Help menu of the main application tool bar.

This should be used in conjunction with your user documentation as a first source of information for assistance.

Following that if a problem persists or you are unable to find a solution to your requirement please contact your nearest distributor.

The options available under the Help menu sections.

are detailed in the following

12.1, Diagnostics

The Help menu on the main home page menu bar contains a selection called Diagnostics.

When selected this menu item will load a display module showing a list of the Diagnostic codes and a corresponding brief description and or definition of the diagnostic.

12.1.1, Launching the Diagnostics Module

Select the Diagnostics option from the Help menu on the main home page menu bar.

The following type of display will be loaded: -

12.1.1, Launching the Diagnostics Module Select the Diagnostics option from the Help menu on the main

The first column lists the diagnostic code, the second column contains a brief definition, and the final column references a file name that contains more

detailed

information

on

the

potential

causes

of

the

Diagnostic

and

recommended action to identify and fix any associated problem.

Press the Exit button to unload the module.

12.1.2, Pre-viewing the Diagnostic List

Select the Print Preview option from the File menu.

The following type of display will be loaded.

12.1.2, Pre-viewing the Diagnostic List Select the Print Pre v iew option from the File menu.

Press the Printer icon to send the report to the Windows default printer.

12.1.3, Printing the Diagnostic List

Select the Page Setup option from the File menu

The following type of display will be loaded.

12.1.3, Printing the Diagnostic List Select the Page Setup option from the File menu The following

Choose the required printer properties and page orientation.

Select the Printer button to select an alternate printer.

Press the OK button to save page setup.

Select the Print option from the File menu to print the Diagnostics List.

12.1.4, Launching the Recommended Action File

Double click the row of interest.

This will launch Windows Notepad and open the Recommended Action File.

See the illustration below for a typical example.

12.1.4, Launching the Recommended Action File Double click the row of interest. This will launch Windows

12.2, Versions

The Help menu on the main home page menu bar contains a selection called Versions.

When selected this menu

item will

load a display module showing the

versions of each of the modules of the Entis XL application. Further it will also

show the modified date for each of the modules as well.

This information is invaluable to any technical support calls made to your supplier.

One of the first questions on any support call will inevitably be what version of the module in question is installed on your machine.

Indeed the full list of modules and their corresponding versions and modified dates can be printed.

12.2.1, Launching the Versions Module

Select the Versions option from the Help menu on the main home page menu bar.

The following type of display will be loaded:-

12.2.1, Launching the Versions Module Select the Versions option from the Help menu on the main

Use the scroll bars to view the details of each of the files listed.

Press the Exit button to unload the module.

12.2.2, Pre-viewing a Report of the Module Versions

Select the Print Preview option from the File menu.

The following type of display will be loaded.

12.2.2, Pre-viewing a Report of the Module Versions Select the Print Pre v iew option from

Press the Printer icon to send the report to the Windows default printer.

12.2.3, Printing a Report of the Module Versions

Select the Print option from the File menu.

The following type of display will be loaded.

12.2.3, Printing a Report of the Module Versions Select the Print option from the File menu.

Choose the required printer properties and page orientation.

Select the Printer button to select an alternate printer.

Press the OK button to send the report to the default Windows printer.

12.3, About

The Help menu on the main home page menu bar contains a selection called About.

When selected this menu item will load a display module showing the overall

version

number

of

your

application,

the

licence

details

and

the

person/Company the Entis XL application is registered to, including a statement on copyright.

This information is invaluable to any technical support calls made to your supplier.

One of the first questions on any support call will inevitably be who the registered user is and the license/build number of the complete application.

12.3.1, Launching the About Module

Select the About option from the Help menu on the main home page menu bar.

The following type of display will be loaded:-

12.3, About The Help menu on the main home page menu bar contains a selection called

Press the OK button to unload the module.

13.0, Trending Key Features * Up to six simultaneous trends on one graph * Independent axes

13.0, Trending

Key Features

* Up to six simultaneous trends on one graph

* Independent axes for each process variable

* Display grid for better reading

* Data cursor for reading trend values

*

Supports dynamic multi -dimensions

* Drill down into data with Zoom function

* Scroll backwards and forwards in time

* Operator programmable Y axis extents

* Operator programmable time base

13.1, Trending and Data Logging

Entis XL comes as standard with a comprehensive trending package.

Trending comprises three main application modules:-

  • 1. TrendLogger.exe

  • 2. RealtimeTrending.exe

  • 3. HistoricalTrending.exe

TrendLogger.exe must be run at all times. In a Client-Server architecture the TrendLogger component will be installed and run server side as part of the Entis XL server installation. In a standalone installation the TrendLogger component will be run on the same machine as all other components.

RealtimeTrending and HistoricalTrending are the trend display modules and

are

the

users

view

on the

trend data being produced by the trend logger

application.

 

RealtimeTrending and HistoricalTrending can be launched as required by the user.

13.2 Trend Logger

The TrendLogger application module is responsible for logging trend data to files located on a hard drive.

In a standalone installation of Entis XL the trend files will be located on the local hard drive of the P.C.

On multi -station systems and full client server applications, trend files may be located centrally at a file or database server.

TrendLogger is programmed to log changes in data rather than continuously logging data at some fixed interval. Therefore, the size of each log file is determined by the rate at which a tank’s data changes.

Trend data is stored in daily log files. A log file exists for every tank in the system database. At midnight each day, a new trend log file is created. The filenames of the log files are generally of the form:-

TK123ddmmyyyy.txt

TK123 represents the tank identity, and ddmmyyyy represents the day, month and year.

13.2.1 Launching the Trend Logger Application

The TrendLogger module is normally launched automatically after starting up the P.C that it is installed on.

In a Client-Server installation the server would normally be configured to launch the TrendLogger module automatically on startup.

In a standalone installation the Entis XL Client module can be configured to automatically start the TrendLogger module at startup. See the System Settings module.

Whilst running, the TrendLogger module has a very basic and simple display interface illustrated below.

It comprises F ile , L ogin and Log out menu options.

The Event window and status bar display diagnostic information associated with the TrendLogger module.

13.2 Trend Logger The TrendLogger application module is responsible for logging trend data to files located

The TrendLogger module can only be shutdown by those users who have administrative privileges.

To shutdown the TrendLogger module:-

Login with an administrative account.

Select the Login menu.

Enter a username and password.

Select the File->Exit menu option.

The TrendLogger module will be unloaded.

NOTE: whilst the TrendLogger module is not running no data will be recorded for any tank. Consequently this will cause loss of data and may affect the performance of the Trend view applications.

13.3 Real-time Trending

The real-time trending function combines the ability to review up to the last 24 hours worth of historical trend data with current real-time data.

13.3 Real-time Trending The real-time trending function combines the ability to review up to the last

13.3.1 Starting up Real-time Trending

Click the real-time trending tool bar button.

The real-time trend display will be loaded.

It will be loaded without any trend data.

See the illustration below for a typical example.

13.3 Real-time Trending The real-time trending function combines the ability to review up to the last

13.3.2 Configuring the Real-time Trending Display

13.3.2 Configuring the Real-time Trending Display Click the real-time trending tool bar button in the real-trending

Click the real-time trending tool bar button in the real-trending display.

The real-time trend configuration module will be loaded.

See the illustration below for a typical example.

Up

Select trend to six tanks can be configured to display either live or calculated
Select trend
to
six
tanks can
be configured to
display either live or calculated

information as a trend.

Select a Tank from the drop down list.

Select the process variable for the tank to be trended.

You may also enter an optional maximum and minimum value for the y axis. The smaller the range between the minimum and maximum values the more detail that can be seen.

Enter an interval of time in hours that equates to the amount of history you want displayed along with the new real-time data. The real-time data will simply be appended to the history.

Click the OK button.

The trend display will be configured to display the data requested.

There may be a short delay loading the historical portion of the data. This will be dependent on how many hours have been specified, the number of trends, the location of the trend files, and the quantity of trend data.

The progress of loading the data will be reported through the status bar of the configuration form.

The trend configuration module will be unloaded.

See the illustration below showing example trend data.

There may be a short delay loading the historical portion of the data. This will be

13.3.3

Using the Real-time Trend View Display

Once the trend configuration is complete and the trend view display has been configured, the display of real-time trend data will commence immediately.

The trend scrolls right to left. The right hand side being current time.

New data will be appended to the right hand side of the display.

The number of process variables selected will determine the number of Y Axes plotted on the view, and therefore the number of trends displayed.

Each trend will be displayed in a unique colour.

  • 13.3.4 Finding a Value on a Trend

A data cursor is provided to allow the user to find individual sample values on the trends.

You will notice in the top left hand corner of the display there are two numeric fields that are refreshed as the mouse pointer is moved within the graph area.

The mouse pointer can be used to view the value of a plotted process variable at any point by pointing at it and reading the values of the two fields. The first value will be the time, the second value the actual trend reading.

Alternatively, if the mouse is pointed at a trend and moved along the trend until the mouse pointer resembles a “hand”, this signifies that a data point has been found. At this point press the left mouse button and a data cursor will appear. The data cursor can now be moved horizontally along the trend using the left and right arrow keys.

At each data point the time stamp and value will be displayed in the top left area of the display as described above.

If more than one trend is currently on display the up and down arrow keys can be used to transfer the data cursor to adjacent trends.

See the annotated illustration below for information.

Trend Selection Change Dimensions Time and Date Stamp for Data Point Real Time Trend Data Cursor
Trend Selection
Change Dimensions
Time and Date Stamp for Data Point
Real Time Trend
Data
Cursor
Print

13.3.5

Zooming In to More Detail

The trend module allows the user to drill down into the trend data and view trends in more detail.

Identify the area of the trend where you require more detail.

Using the mouse, draw a box around the area of interest by pointing and clicking the left mouse button. While holding the left mouse button down drag the mouse pointer to the right or left and you will see a sizable box appear. Extend this box around the area of interest and release the mouse button.

The system will zoom in to the area selected. You will notice that a horizontal scroll bar appears allowing you to move backwards and forwards across the data at the current zoom level.

You can zoom in further as required using the same technique.

  • 13.3.6 Zoom Out to Default View

You can zoom back out to the initial default view as follows.

Right mouse click anywhere on the trend graph. A popup menu will appear.

Select the Undo Zoom option.

13.4 Historical Trending

The historical trending function allows the user to view historic trend data over a time span for which data exists. Clearly the longer a system has been in service the more trend data there will be.

The trend data files are generally relatively small but there size is a function of the frequency of data change.

Modern P.C’s have large hard drives and consequently have the capability of storing a lot of data. In most circumstances a typical P.C’s hard drive will accommodate several years worth of trend data, however this does depend on the number of tanks and the rate of data change.

13.4 Historical Trending The historical trending function allows the user to view historic trend data over

13.4.1 Starting up Historical Trending

Click the historical trending tool bar button.

The historical trend display will be loaded.

It will be loaded without any trend data.

See the illustration below for a typical example.

13.4 Historical Trending The historical trending function allows the user to view historic trend data over
13.4.2 Configuring the Historical Trending Display Click the historical trending tool bar button in the historical

13.4.2 Configuring the Historical Trending Display

Click the historical trending tool bar button in the historical trending display.

The historical trend configuration module will be loaded.

See the illustration below for a typical example.

Select data for Historical Trending Date and time selection Up to six tanks can be configured
Select data for Historical Trending
Date and time selection
Up
to
six
tanks can
be configured to display
either live
or calculated

information as a trend.

Select a Tank from the drop down list.

Select the process variable for the tank to be trended.

You may also enter an optional maximum and minimum value for the y axis. The smaller the range between the minimum and maximum values the more detail that can be seen.

The Start and End dates will be set to the current system date. The Start Time will be one hour prior to the current system time and the End Time will be the current system time.

Set the Start Date/Time and End Date/Time. The historical trend data will be loaded for the specified period.

Click the OK button.

The trend display will be configured to display the data requested.

There may be a short delay loading the historical data. This will be dependent on length of time specified, the number of trends, size of the trend files, and the location of the trend files.

The progress of loading the data will be reported through the status bar of the configuration form.

The trend configuration module will be unloaded.

See the illustration below showing example trend data.

There may be a short delay loading the historical data. This will be dependent on length

13.4.3 Using the Historical Trend View Display

The historical trend data display supports the data zoom feature allowing the user to initially take an overview of trend data and then drill down into the detail for closer analysis.

The number of process variables selected will determine the number of Y Axes plotted on the view, and therefore the number of trends displayed.

Each trend will be displayed in a unique colour.

13.4.4 Finding a Value on a Trend

A data cursor is provided to allow the user to find individual sample values on the trends.

You will notice in the top left hand corner of the display there are two numeric fields that are refreshed as the mouse pointer is moved within the graph area.

The mouse pointer can be used to view the value of a plotted process variable at any point by pointing at it and reading the values of the two fields. The first value will be the time, the second value the actual trend reading.

Alternatively, if the mouse is pointed at a trend and moved along the trend until the mouse pointer resembles a “hand”, this signifies that a data point has been found. At this point press the left mouse button and a data cursor will appear. The data cursor can now be moved horizontally along the trend using the left and right arrow keys.

At each data point the time stamp and value will be displayed in the top left area of the display as described above.

If more than one trend is currently on display the up and down arrow keys can be used to transfer the data cursor to adjacent trends.

See the annotated illustration below for information.

Trend Selection Change Dimensions Time and Date Stamp for Data Point Historical Trend Data Cursor Print
Trend Selection
Change Dimensions
Time and Date Stamp for Data Point
Historical Trend
Data Cursor
Print

13.4.5

Zooming In to More Detail

The trend module allows the user to drill down into the trend data and view trends in more detail.

Identify the area of the trend where you require more detail.

Using the mouse draw a box around the area of interest by pointing and clicking the left mouse button. While holding the left mouse button down drag the mouse pointer to the right or left and you will see a sizable box appear. Extend this box around the area of interest and release the mouse button.

The system will zoom in to the area selected. You will notice that a horizontal scroll bar appears allowing you to move backwards and forwards across the data at the current zoom level.

You can zoom in further as required using the same technique.

  • 13.4.6 Zoom Out to Default View

You can zoom back out to the initial default view as follows.

Right mouse click anywhere on the trend graph. A popup menu will appear.

Select the Undo Zoom option.

14.0, Inventory Calculator

Entis XL comes as standard with an Inventory Calculator.

The primary purpose of the Inventory Calculator is to provide the user with a means of calculating tank inventory for conditions that do not currently exist.

For example, it could be used as a “what happens if” calculator, if a tank were to receive or load X litres of product what would the final tank conditions be.

It may be used as a simple planning tool prior to the loading and/or receipt of product.

14.1, Launching the Inventory Calculator Application

14.1, Launching the Inventory Calculator Application Press the Inventory Calculator tool bar button. The Inventory Calculator

Press the Inventory Calculator tool bar button.

The Inventory Calculator module will be loaded. See the illustration below for a typical example.

The Inventory Calculator is a multi-tabbed display comprising the straightforward tank calculator, the loading/receipt movement calculator, a linear interpolation calculator, and a Unit/Dimension conversion utility.

The Change Dimensions module has been integrated with the Inventory Calculator such that the user can view and enter data in dimensions of choice.

14.1, Launching the Inventory Calculator Application Press the Inventory Calculator tool bar button. The Inventory Calculator

14.2, Tank Calculator

The tank calculator provides the user with the facility of calculating tank inventory at user specified conditions.

14.2, Tank Calculator The tank calculator provides the user with the facility of calculating tank inventory

14.2.1, Viewing Current Tank Data

Select a tank from the drop down list.

The current tank gauging and inventory data will be displayed for the selected tan