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ECS-700

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Table of Contents
Section 1 Overview.......................................................................................................................1
1.1 System performance.........................................................................................................2
1.2 System architecture...........................................................................................................4
1.3 Multi-domain management................................................................................................6
1.4 Network connections .........................................................................................................7
1.5 System scale.....................................................................................................................9
1.6 System Performance Specifications................................................................................10
Section 2 Control Station...........................................................................................................12
2.1 The Structure of the ECS-700 Control Station.................................................................12
2.2 Controller.........................................................................................................................13
2.3 The Hardware of the ECS-700 Control Station................................................................17
2.4 Remote Cabinet I/O Link Module ....................................................................................20
Section 3 System Interconnection ............................................................................................22
3.1 Software Open Interfaces................................................................................................22
3.2 Hardware Interconnected Interfaces................................................................................22
Section 4 Operation Node..........................................................................................................24
Section 5 System Configuration ...............................................................................................27
5.1 System configuration software.........................................................................................27
5.2 Control Scheme...............................................................................................................28
5.3 Function Block Library.....................................................................................................28
5.4 Compile and Download...................................................................................................29
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5.4.1 Block Compile and Block Download......................................................................29
5.4.2 On-line Download..................................................................................................29
5.4.3 On-line Configuration............................................................................................30
Section 6 System Supervision Software ..................................................................................31
6.1 Real-time Database.........................................................................................................31
6.2 Response Speed.............................................................................................................31
6.3 Safety Management ........................................................................................................31
6.4 Alarm Processing ............................................................................................................32
6.4.1 Monitoring Object..................................................................................................32
6.4.2 Alarm Filtering.......................................................................................................32
6.4.3 Alarm Indications...................................................................................................32
6.4.4 Alarm Recording and Confirmation........................................................................32
6.5 History Record.................................................................................................................33
6.6 Operation and Display.....................................................................................................33
6.7 Logging............................................................................................................................34
6.7.1 Operation Log........................................................................................................34
6.7.2 Log On State Variation of I/O Variables .................................................................34
6.7.3 System Event Log.................................................................................................35
6.8 Task Schedule.................................................................................................................35
6.9 Equipment Management System....................................................................................35
6.10 Clock Synchronization...................................................................................................36
6.11 Report............................................................................................................................36
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6.12 System State Diagnosis.................................................................................................37
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Section 1 Overview
ECS-700, one of SUPCONs WebField series control systems, is a largest
and highest-end control system that commits itself to realize automation of
enterprises. It supports 16 control domains and 16 operation domains.
Each control domain supports 60 control stations and each operation
domain supports 60 operation stations. Furthermore, a single domain can
support 65,000 points of tags.
ECS-700 designed in accordance with the reliability principle makes it best
to ensure the security and reliability of the system. Furthermore, all
components of the system support of redundancy, so they can still work
normally when any part is in failure.
ECS-700 has the fault safety function; output modules enter into preset
safety state to ensure the safety of personnel, process system or devices
under the condition of network fault.
In addition, as a large-scale combination control system, ECS-700 has the
perfect engineering management functions, such as multi-engineers
cooperation, the integrality management of configurations, on-line
downloading configurations of a single-node, configuration and operation
authority management, etc; in addition, it also provides the history
information on its related operation records.
ECS-700 integrates the up-to-date Fieldbus Technology and Network
Technology, which supports of plug-in international standard Fieldbus such
as PROFIBUS, MODBUS, FF, HART, etc and multiple
isomeric-system-integrated.
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Figure 1-1 The overall structural map of the ECS-700 system
1.1 SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
The ECS700 system is designed and developed on international
standards and industrial standards, ensuring its availability, reliability and
openness. It has the following distinctive features:
Openness
It integrates various standard interfaces for both software and hardware.
The digital signals in accordance with Fieldbus and traditional analog
signals coexist in the system. Supply interface modules according with
MODBUS, HART, FF and PROFIBUS protocol.
Safety
Safety and anti-interference of the ECS-700 system conform to the
international standards under the industrial operating environment. The
whole system consists of power modules, controllers, I/O modules and
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communication buses all that perform redundancy. I/O modules have the
channel-level of fault diagnosis function and perfect fault safety function. In
addition, it also has the function of on-line downloading and modifying
single-point configuration, ensuring field operating continuously and safely.
Easy to use
ECS-700 control stations apply the 19-inch international standard
mechanical structure and the components adopt the standard assembled
fashion to meet different installation demands under various kinds of
application environments. Control cabinets use the double-sided vertical
structure with the unique cabinet layout, which makes them having the
available performances such as the flexibility of mixture configurations, I/O
plot ratio and the convenience of maintenances. The functions of I/O
modules implement by software configuration dispensing with the design of
jumping wires. Both I/O modules and I/O module bases with exquisite
encapsulation adopt the rapid loading-unloading structure with free screws.
ECS-700 software adopts the up-to-date human-machine engineering
design technology, which accords with the operation custom of industrial
control.
Real-time
The ECS-700 system has the rapid logic control function, which supports
the high-speed scan cycle of 20ms. Furthermore, it possesses the SOE
(Sequence of Events) function and its maximum precision reaches 1ms.
Powerful combination control
The matrix multi-domain control function and the real-time data
cross-domain communication management function of the ECS-700
system make it meet the requirements for subsection control and
centralized management towards the large-scale production process. To
share data among domains in the process control network rather than to
access data among domains through servers ensures the among-domain
control and the inter-domain control having the same effect to realize of
controlling and managing the entire technical process as a whole.
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Efficient multi-people configuration
The ECS-700 system has the ability of multi-people cooperation. The
distributed configuring platform makes multi-engineers supervise a project
simultaneously in their respective authority areas, so as to enhance the
work efficiency and reduce the project period to ensure the consistency
and security of the designs.
Perfect system supervision
In addition to the powerful alarm function and the abundant fault diagnosis
function, the ECS-700 system also can real-time supervise all system state
information recorded in the history database, such as super-range /
prohibition / on-off variables whipping / fault, etc.
1.2 SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
ECS700 is a combination control system which consists of control nodes,
operation nodes, system networks, etc. The control nodes include control
stations and communication interfaces connecting with heterogeneous
systems on Process Control Network. The operation nodes include station
sites of human machine interfaces (HMI) of engineer stations, operator
stations, configuration servers, data servers, etc connecting on the
Process Information Network and Process Control Network. The system
networks include I/O buses, Process Control Network, Process Information
Network, Enterprise Management Network, etc.
The Enterprise Management Network connects with each management
node, and obtains information on the system from Process Information
Network via management servers, realizing of managing or remotely
supervising production processes.
The Process Information Network connects with all engineer stations,
operator stations, configuration servers and data servers, and transfers
history data, alarm information and operation records among them. In
addition, all of application stations on the Process Information Network can
access real-time and historical information and issue operation instructions
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via data servers.
The Process Control Network connects with control stations and operation
nodes that include engineer stations, operator stations, data servers, etc.,
which transfers real-time data and operation instructions between them.
The I/O Expansion Network (E-BUS) and the Local I/O Bus (L-BUS) are
the internal communication networks of control stations. The E-BUS is
used to connect to controllers and various communication interface
modules (such as I/O link modules, PROFIBUS communication modules,
serial communication modules, etc.); the L-BUS is used to connect to
controllers and I/O modules, or I/O link modules and I/O modules. Both
E-BUS and L-BUS are configured redundantly.
ECS-700s flexible structure can easily realize of the formation of
large-scale systems and implement plant-wide multi-domain management.
Figure 1-2 is shown ECS-700 data flow. The real-time data on Process
Control Network are sent to operation stations and data servers at the
same time. The history data make communication via Process Information
Network, which decreases the network loads of Process Control Network
and enhances the real-time quality and reliability.
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Figure 1-2 ECS-700 data flow
1.3 MULTI-DOMAIN MANAGEMENT
The ECS-700 system has the unique multi-domain management, which
can be divided into one or more control domains and operation domains by
the scale and configuration of the instrumental control system. Each
operation domain can supervise multiple control domains simultaneously.
The ECS-700 multi-domain management function makes sure the
real-time quality of process control network by reducing network loads
effectively.
According to different configurations, the ECS-700 system can implement
of systemwide centralized memory history data or multi-domain distributed
memory history data.
In addition, the ECS-700 system has another function data grouping
management, which refers that operators monitor various data groupings
based on their own authorities and engineers perform data managements
according to data groupings.
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Figure 1-3 The sketch map of ECS-700 multi-domain management
As shown in Figure 1-3, several control domains are connected on a same
Process Control Network and one operation domain can supervise multiple
control domains simultaneously. Operation domain #1 is configured to
supervise the operation of control domain#1 and control domain #2;
operation domain #2 supervising the operation control domain #2 and
control domain #3; operation domain #3 supervising the operation of
control domain #4, which makes operation domain #1 and operation
domain #2 supervise the operation of control domain #2 at the same time
to ensure the reliability of the system.
Each operation domain has a pair of mutually redundant data servers to
supervise history data and alarm information in designated control domains.
Operation nodes transfer history data and alarm information via Process
Information Network, and transfer real-time data and issue operation
commands via Process Control Network.
1.4 NETWORK CONNECTIONS
Process Information Network, Process Control Network and I/O Expansion
Network (E-BUS) can adopt the fiber-ring network structure when ECS-700
is applied in the large-scale control system, so as to ensure the high
reliability.
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Figure 1-4 The fiber-ring network structure of the large-scale control system
The Process Information Network adopts bus structure or star structure to
connect with all operation nodes. Its work mode can be redundant or
single.

Figure 1-5 Redundant process information network connections
Process Control Network adopts high-speed redundant industrial Ethernet,
whose Topology structure is bus structure or star structure.

Figure 1-6 Redundant process control network connections
The I/O Expansion Network adopts redundant networks, whose Topology
structure is bus structure or star structure. It is used to connect with all I/O
link modules, communication modules and controllers in a same control
station.
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Figure 1-7 I/O expansion network connections
Local I/O Bus adopts redundant network, whose Topology structure is bus
structure. Local I/O Bus is used to connect to I/O modules and controllers
(or I/O link modules).

Figure 1-8 Local I/O bus connections
1.5 SYSTEM SCALE
An ECS-700 system can have maximum 16 control domains and 16
operation domains. Each control domain can be equipped with a maximum
of 60 control nodes and each operation domain a maximum of 60 operation
nodes.
The maximum number of tags is 65,000 in a single control domain; as the
same is in a single operation domain. The ECS-700 system can cross
domains to communicate among control stations. A control station can
receive communication date of other 15 control stations.
A single history data server can record maximum 10,000 points. A
operation domain can have more history data servers. Operation stations
can access history data of multiple history data servers.

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Table 1-1 Volume of single station I/O points for Controller FCU711
Type Index
Single limitation of AI
points
1000
Single limitation of AO
points
500
Single limitation of DI
points
2000
Single limitation of DO
points
1000
Total limitation of I/O
points
2000
1.6 SYSTEM PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
Table 1-2 System performance specifications
Item Subitem Specification Reference
Operating temperature (0~50)C
Storage temperature (-40~70)C
Working humidity 10%RH~90%RH,
no condensation

Storage humidity 5%RH~95%RH,
no condensation

Working
Environment
Atmospheric pressure (86~106) kPa
Power supply of control stations 220VAC10%,
50 Hz5%
Redundant power supply Performance of
Power Supply
Power supply of operation nodes 220 VAC10%,
50 Hz5%
Redundant power supply
Ordinary occasion 4 Grounding
resistance
Special occasion 1 Substation, electric power
plant and place where
large electrical power
equipments are used.
Anti-disturbance
performance
Electromagnetism compatibility Industry III level See notes 1
Notes 1: System meets the following requirements of the electromagnetism
compatibility standard:
IEC61000-3-2(GB/17625-1-198) Limit of Harmonic Current.
IEC61000-3-3 Limit of Voltage Fluctuation and Flick.
IEC61000-4-2(GB.T17626.2-1998) Electrostatic Discharge Immunity.
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IEC61000-4-3(GB/T17626.3-1998) RF Electromagnetic Field Immunity.
IEC61000-4-4(GB/T17626.4-1998) Electrical Fast Transient/Bust
Immunity.
IEC61000-4-5(GB/T17626.5) surge (impulsion) Surge Immunity.
IEC61000-4-8(GB/T17626.8-1998) Power Frequency Magnetic Field
Immunity.
IEC61000-4-9(GB/T17626.9-1998) Pulse Magnetic Field Immunity.
IEC61000-4-11(GB/T17626.11) Voltage Dips, Short, Interruptions and
Voltage Variations Immunity.
EN50082-2(1995) Generic Standard-Immunity for industry environment.
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Section 2 CONTROL STATION
ECS-700 control station is the core unit of the ECS-700 system, which is
directly connected to field equipments to implement I/O data sampling,
calculation, etc, realizing real-time control of industrial process as a whole.
2.1 THE STRUCTURE OF THE ECS-700 CONTROL STATION
The hardware of a control station mainly consists of cabinets, racks, I/O
buses, power supply units, bases and various kinds of modules including
controller modules, I/O link modules, I/O modules for various signals, etc.
The external dimension of a cabinet is: height*width*depth (without side
panels) 2100mm*800mm*800mm, supporting the consolidation of cabinets.
At the face of a cabinet, controller units (or I/O link module units) and racks
may be assembled; various kinds of I/O module bases may be assembled
on each rack and I/O modules may be assembled on each base. At the
back of a cabinet, power supply units, alarm units, network switches and
racks may be assembled. Furthermore, all kinds of modules may be
configured redundantly so as to ensure the reliability of real-time process
control.
Equipped Modules in a Control Station
Table 2-1 The list of modules in a control station
Model Module Name Descriptions
FCU711-S Controller
Up to 60 pairs of controllers in a single control
domain; Each pair of controllers can support
maximum 2,000 I/O tags.
COM711-S I/O link module
Every pair of I/O link modules connects to
maximum 64 I/O modules; Support redundancy.
COM721-S
PROFIBUS-DP master
communication module
Link up the data according with PROFIBUS-DP
communication protocol to DCS
COM741-S
Serial communication
module
Connect the data of user intelligent system to
DCS by the communication mode; Support of 4
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COM ports working concurrently; Support
redundancy.
AI711-S Analog input module
Realize of 8 voltage signals or current signals
Measurement Function; Provide power distribution
function; Support redundancy.
AI711-H Analog input module
8 signals inputs; Channel-Channel isolated;
Support redundancy; Support of cut-in Hart signal.
AI712-S Analog input module
Realize of 8 current signals Measurement
Function; Provide power distribution function; Single
A/D; Support redundancy.
AI721-S
Thermocouple input
module
Realize of 8 thermocouple signals
Measurement Function; Provide cold junction
compensation function; Support redundancy
AI731-S RTD input module
Realize of 8 resistance signals Measurement
Function; Provide two-wire, three-wire and four-wire
interfaces; Support redundancy.
AO711-S Analog output module
Realize of 8 current signals output function;
Support redundancy.
AO711-H Analog output module
8 signals outputs; Channel-Channel isolated;
Support redundancy; Output Hart signal.
DI711-S Digital input module
24V query voltage; Support of 16 passive
contacts or active contacts input; Support
redundancy.
DI712-S Digital input module
48V query voltage; Support of 16 passive
contacts or active contacts input; Support
redundancy
DI713-S Digital input module
24V digital input module; 16 signals input;
Channel-Channel isolated; Input SOE signals; The
forward 8 signals have the low frequency
accumulative function.
DI714-S Digital input module
48V digital input module; 16 signals input;
Channel-Channel isolated; Input SOE signals; The
forward 8 signals have the low frequency
accumulative function.
DO711-S Digital output module
Support 16-channel transistor output and
one-shot pulse-width output; Support redundancy
PI711-S Pulse input module
Support of the acquisition function of 6-channel
0V~5V, 0V~12V, 0V~24V pulse signals; Unified
isolation.
AM711-S PAT module
Support of 4-channel signal acquisition.
(PAT: Position Adjusting Type)
AM712-S FF interface module
Cut-in information on intelligent instruments
according with FF protocol to controllers.
LNK711 Clock signal distributor
Single-channel pulse per second input (TTL,
dry contact, RS485); 16-channel difference outputs.
2.2 CONTROLLER
The controller is the core of both software and hardware of a control station,
which is used to coordinate their relations and implement all control tasks.
Controllers can automatically implement data acquisition, information
management, control calculation, etc. Via Process Control Network,
controllers connect to Data Server, Operator Station and Engineer Station
to receive management information from higher level and transmit property
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data of equipments and real-time data to higher level. Via I/O Expansion
Network (E-BUS) and I/O link module or via Local I/O Bus (L-BUS) and I/O
modules, controllers implement of exchanging information with I/O
modules to fulfill input sampling and output control of field signals.
A controller may expand up to 7 pairs of communication modules which
contains I/O link module, PROFIBUS module, serial communication
module, etc. Every pair of I/O link modules can bring a maximum of 4 racks,
and each rack may bring up to 16 I/O modules.
Table 2-2 The specification of Controller FCU711
Type Item Index Reference
CPU Chip type 32bits 3 CPUs manage coordinately
Maximum amount of AI
points
1000
Maximum amount of
AO points
500
Maximum amount of DI
points
2000
Maximum amount of
DO points
1000
IO amount 2000
Maximum customized
integer variables
250
Maximum customized
digital variables
1000
Maximum customized
analog variables
1000
Maximum number of
program page
250
Maximum number of
control loops
500
Memory space 16MBytes
User program space 4MBytes
Volume
User data space 2MBytes
Redundant type
1:1 redundancy with
stand-by heat

Redundant speed rate 10Mbps Redundancy
Two-machine switching
time
<1 scan cycle
Basic scan cycle
100ms
The operation period of user
programs can be one, double,
quintuple or decade of the
scan cycle.
Cycle
Fast logic scan cycle 20ms/50ms
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Response
time
Minimum response
time of digital variables
<50ms
Speed rate of Process
Control Network
100Mbps
Network
Speed rate of IO
Expansion Network
100Mbps
User
programs
Programming language LD, FBD, SFC, ST
Other
functions
1. On-line downloading and on-line debugging.
2. Record key events such as initialization, configuration downloading, system
upgrading, redundant switch, etc.
3. Have the function of power-off protection: in the case of system power-off,
configuration and processing data will not be drop-out in one month.
State Diagnosis
Controllers real-time examine hardware errors and software faults and
obtain information on internal temperatures of control cabinets, operating
states of fans, failure states of power supplies, etc. When errors or faults
occur, in the system supervision software, system alarms will be triggered
and prompt operators by sounds and glinting diagrams, which are all
recorded in log files and can be queried.
Fault Safety
According to different technical requirements, AO/DO modules enter into
fault safe state after breaking communications with controllers, and then
the system can choose Output holding or Output preset safe value
according to predictive configurations.
After I/O modules enter into fault safe state, the system will prompt user to
perform corresponding maintenances via Fault safe state in the System
Supervision Software; and after the recovery of faults, the system will
prompt user to confirm the tags that had failure via Fault recovery list,
ensuring the safety of the system during the period of failure and at the
time of failure recovery.
Event Record
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The controller records key events such as initialization, configuration
downloading, system upgrading, redundancy switching, etc.
Redundancy
A pair of redundant controllers executes a same application program. The
work one is responsible for data acquisition, process control, exchanging
information on Process Control Network, etc. The standby one is used to
diagnose and monitor the state of the work one, and real-time backup the
information needed by control.
The work controller can switch to the standby one with no disturbance
when it gets out of order. The failure one can be overhauled after the
completion of switching successfully, which will have no bad influence on
the control function. The key features of redundancy include:
Automatic synchronization The redundancy function make
you do nothing about configuration. The controller can check
redundant configuration and implement redundant processing
automatically.
Real-time synchronization Between redundant controllers,
one complete data synchronization is fulfilled during a
scanning cycle.
Bumpless transfer The operation of controllers will not be
interrupted and the output channels will not be disturbed during
the transferring process.
Real-time mutual diagnosis Two redundant controllers
real-time diagnose mutually. When the work one gets out of
order, the standby one will switch to the work one in a control
cycle.
On-line replacement The failure controller can be replaced
on-line and do not affect the control function of the work one.
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2.3 THE HARDWARE OF THE ECS-700 CONTROL STATION
Basic functions of I/O modules
Be redundancy. A single module supports power supply
redundancy and communication redundancy.
Electric isolation between channels, as well as between
channels and the system.
Channel-level of fault diagnosis and modules Hot Plug
function.
Equipment management function.
EMC third-level anti-interference ability.
Fine encapsulation.
Fast loading and unloading structure without bolts.
Module bases with anti-mixture inserting units.
Integration of weak signal terminals and modules; Strong
signals are pretreated by separable terminals.
I/O modules with the design of exempting jumping wires are
convenient to input different signal types by selecting various
terminal connecting modes.
Conventional function specifications of I/O modules
Dust-poof and water-poof specification IP30
Analog variable input accuracy 0.1%
Analog variable output accuracy 0.2%
Operating temperature -20C ~70C
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Storage temperature -40C ~70C
Operating humidity 10%RH~90%RH, no
condensation
Work Atmospheric pressure 86kPa~108kPa
Analog input module specifications
8 channels signal inputs
Support voltage/current signal input
Support HART signal input
Ultra-range display
Free range settings
Short circuit /open circuit detection
The fastest scan cycle is 50ms per 8 channels.
0.1% accuracy
Support single AD function and 0.02% high-precision
acquisition
Thermocouple input module specifications
8 channels signal inputs
Support local and remote cold junction compensation
Ultra-range display
Free range settings
Fault-line detection
0.1% accuracy
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RTD input module specifications
8 channels signal inputs
Support 2-wire, 3-wire and 4-wire system
Ultra-range display
Free range settings
Fault-line detection
0.1% accuracy
Analog output module specifications
8 channels signal inputs
Support HART signal output
Free-range settings
Ultra-range output
External power supply detection
Open circuit self-detection of channels
Output channels self-detection
Fault safety function
Digital input module specifications
16 channels signal inputs
Connection of Active/Passive contact signals
Connection of NPN / PNP signals
Anti-vibrating and filtering of signals
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Inquiry voltages self-detection
Lock and memory input signals
Channel-to-channel, channel-to-ground insulation voltage
500V
Support SOE function
Digital output modules specifications
16 channels signal inputs
Support transistor output or one-shot pulse-width signal output
Output channels self-detection
External power supply self-detection
Fault safety function
Pulse input module specifications
6 channels signal inputs
Support of pulse accumulative and frequency measurement
Free-range settings of frequencies
External power supply self-detection
Minimum pulse width:10 s
Minimum resolution: 0.2Hz
2.4 REMOTE CABINET I/O LINK MODULE
I/O link modules are the core unit of remote I/O cabinets and the ligament
between controllers and I/O modules. On one hand, I/O link modules
communicate with controllers via E-Bus that adopts redundant industrial
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Ethernet and whose speed rate is 100Mbps; On the other hand, I/O link
module supervises I/O modules via L-Bus.
I/O link modules can be configured redundantly. Under the state of
redundant configuration, whenever the work module makes
communication with real-time data, the standby one is used to ensure the
synchronization of real-time data by monitoring.
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Section 3 SYSTEM INTERCONNECTION
3.1 SOFTWARE OPEN INTERFACES
The ECS-700 system exchanges data with other application programs by
OPC, DDE, ODBC, etc. It is very convenient for real-time and historical
databases to transfer data to universal office software such as EXCEL,
ACCESS, etc. Data of other systems can be written into DCS via standard
interfaces.
3.2 HARDWARE INTERCONNECTED INTERFACES
The ECS-700 system provides interface modules according with MODBUS,
HART, FF and PROFIBUS protocol, plug-in the third party devices to it
seamlessly and provides the Equipment Management Function.
Serial communication module
4 isolated RS232 or RS485 signal inputs
Support MODBUS RTU protocol
Link maximum 64 slave stations
Support of redundancy function
Baud rate :200bps to 57.6kbps
The maximum communication distance is 1,000m.
PROFIBUS protocol interface module
Support PROFIBUS-DP Communication
Support DP repeater
Support MPI Communication
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Support of plug-in PROFIBUS-PA equipments
Communication baud rate :9.6Kbps to 1.5 Mbps
Link up maximum 64 DP and MPI slave stations
Support maximum 32 MPI tasks; each MPI station support
maximum 16 MPI tasks.
The maximum linking distance is 1,200m, which can expand to
40km via fiber.
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Section 4 OPERATION NODE
ECS-700 operation node, a general name of engineer station, operator
station, data server, configuration sever, etc., is a human-machine interface
of the ECS-700 system. The operation node makes thorough
considerations in the design requirements of the large-scale main control
room. Under the condition of small scale, we can economize your
investment by having one computer with functions of several stations sites.
Hardware requirements:
More than 1.8G of dual-core CPU
1G of memory or greater recommended
80G of host hard disk or greater recommended. When the
history data points of a single station reach more than 4,000,
the data servers must be configured SCSI hard disk; when
they reach more than 8,000, the data servers must be
configured RAID arrays.
32MB of display memory or greater recommended
(Recommended by more than 64M of memory if having double
screens)
Graph Pattern: 1280*1024 High resolution color (75Hz)
Software requirements:
System platform: Windows XP Professional+SP2 or Windows
Server 2003 Professional+SP1
Operator station
At operator stations, there is installed real-time supervision software. The
operator stations of the ECS-700 system have high-resolution windows
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which support a machine several screens and provide supervision
interfaces of control groupings, guidance panels, diagnostic information,
trend panels, alarm information, system state information, etc. In addition,
via operator stations, user can obtain technological process information
and event alarms, real-time controlling field equipments.
Operator stations access real-time data from control stations directly and
send operating commands to control stations.
Engineer station
At engineer stations, there are installed corresponding configuration
platforms and system maintenance tools. Via system configuration
platforms, application systems satisfying production technological
requirements can be built. System maintenance tools can implement
process control network debugging, fault diagnosis, signal timing, etc. All
kinds of configuration information on hardware and software can be
created, edited and downloaded from engineer stations. Besides, engineer
stations have the same supervising functions with operator stations by
installing real-time supervision software.
Data server
The data servers of the ECS-700 system provide alarm history records,
operational history records, operation domain variables real-time data
server (including connection of isomeric system data, extend configuration
variables, etc), SOE server and offer real-time and history data to
application stations.
Data servers can be configured redundantly. When the work one gets out
of order or need to be inspected, all supervision clients can switch to the
normal one automatically.
Historical data server
Historical data servers of the ECS-700 system receive, process and save
historical trend data and provide history data for application stations which
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are usually merged with data servers. However, the historical data server
station sites can be set singly when the capacity of historical trend data is
rather larger.
Configuration server
Configuration servers of the ECS-700 system are used to store the
configurations of the whole system, by which you can perform multi-people
configuration, issuing configuration, synchronization between
configurations and networks, configuration backup and configuration
restoration. Furthermore, configuration severs are usually configured disk
mirror to enhance the security of configuration data.
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Section 5 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
5.1 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION SOFTWARE
The system configuration of the ECS-700 system is implemented by the
following control configuration tools.
System Structure Configuration Softwareused to build up
the whole structure of the ECS-700 system, including
partitioning control and operation domains and distributing
their functions, distributing the configuration authorities of
engineers, etc.
Configuration Management Softwarerelates and manages
Hardware Configuration Software, Tag Configuration Software,
Control Scheme Configuration Software and Supervision
Configuration Software; maintains Configuration Database;
supports of user program scheduling settings, on-line
debugging, configuration upload, single-node configuration
downloading, etc.
Hardware Configuration Softwaresupports of hardware
parameter settings, hardware configuration scan and upload,
hardware debugging, etc.
Tag Configuration Softwaresupports of tag parameter
settings, EXCEL import/export, tag automatic generation, tag
parameter detection, tag debugging, etc.
Control Scheme Configuration Softwareused to
implement of the control scheme configuration, which provides
programming languages such as FBD, LD, ST, etc, and
abundant function blocks. Besides, it also supports on-line
debugging user programs, inputting tags intelligently,
regulating execution sequences, graphs zooming, etc.
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Supervision Configuration Softwareused to implement of
the supervising management configuration, including
Operation Domain Configuration and Operation Team
Configuration. Operation Domain Configuration mainly
contains distributing operators authorities, domain variables
configuration, alarming colors configuration, history trend tags
configuration, customized alarms grouping, etc. Operation
Team Configuration refers to configure the supervision
interfaces of every operation team, which mainly contains
Overview display, Data summary display, Control group display,
Trend display, Graphics, Report, Scheduling, Keyboard
commands, alarm partition configuration, etc. An operator can
relate to one or more operation teams.
5.2 CONTROL SCHEME
Execution period
The execution period of every control program can be set separately. The
periodic range is between 20ms and 1,000ms. The default period is
200ms.
Parameter management
Provide functions of uploading backup and downloading return back for
important technical parameters.
System debugging
Supervise the running state of all programs, and perform Start/Stop to
control programs. The control scheme debugging can display process
real-time values and perform input cut-off and output cut-off for function
blocks in FBD to ensure field safety during debugging.
5.3 FUNCTION BLOCK LIBRARY
The ECS-700 system provides for abundant function blocks, including
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various logical operation function blocks, arithmetic operation function
blocks, sequential control function blocks, communication function blocks,
control function blocks, etc. The control function blocks include routine
control function blocks such as PID control, PI control, proportional control,
split range control, etc and advanced control function blocks such as PFC,
FLC, PID_TUN, SMITH, etc.
In addition, an ECS-700 system supports user function blocks too, which
refers that customized logic programs can be written to user function
blocks to ensure the secrecy and realize of calling these programs
conveniently.
Function block faceplate
The ECS-700 system supplies function block faceplates for high level
control function blocks, which have the functions such as function blocks
parameter tune, parameter trend, related displays skip, tag forced, tag
forbidden, etc.
5.4 COMPILE AND DOWNLOAD
5.4.1 BLOCK COMPILE AND BLOCK DOWNLOAD
The ECS-700 system provides block compiling and download. The
minimum unit of blocking can be a hardware module, a tag or a user
program.
5.4.2 ON-LINE DOWNLOAD
Check the correctness of configurations taken one control station as a unit,
compare with configurations in controllers, detect the configurations
needed to download, and then on-line download the updating
configurations to controllers after engineers confirm.
The information on all configurations downloading can be queried, which
includes time, contents, engineers, etc.
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5.4.3 ON-LINE CONFIGURATION
You can modify real-time values of a single configuration parameter directly
under the state of online with controllers. The configuration parameters
include parameters of function blocks, hardware configuration data and tag
parameters.
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Section 6 SYSTEM SUPERVISION SOFTWARE
6.1 REAL-TIME DATABASE
Every real-time database supports maximum 65,000 tags. A tag name can
be most 24 characters and a description can be most 64 characters.
The system supervision software supports of opening real-time databases
based on OPC Data Access 2.0 standard interface. The real-time database
provides I/O drives such as OPC, DDE, Modbus, etc.
In addition, real-time databases support extended configuration, the four
arithmetic of analog variables and on-off variables, root operation,
trigonometric function operation, power function operation, logarithmic
function operation, etc.
6.2 RESPONSE SPEED
The system has fast display ability. The time from signal conversion to
display on graphics is less than 2sec and the fastest time can reach in 1sec.
The response time from operation on graphics to signal output is less than
1sec. The refreshing time of displays is less than 1sec. The average
response time of turning pages is less than 1sec.
6.3 SAFETY MANAGEMENT
The system supervision software has the omnidirectional safety
management and provides login authority control, operating authority
control, data group and section management, HOTKEY shielding, etc.
Support ten hierarchies authorities. Each authority can be customized user
authority.
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6.4 ALARM PROCESSING
Alarms contain system alarms and process alarms. System alarms provide
failure information on hardware and software; process alarms are caused
by the system when process parameters of industrial production go beyond
the normal scope.
When an alarm occurs, its related alarm information will be recorded in the
alarm server and real-time displayed on the alarm window of supervision
interfaces. At the same time, the alarm sound will give operators attentions.
In addition, the alarm information can be written into documents or be
printout. The ECS-700 system allows up to 1,000 alarms simultaneously.
6.4.1 MONITORING OBJECT
Monitoring objects contain I/O points, customized variables, function blocks,
hardware failures, software failures, etc. All analog variables with alarm
thresholds can set up Alarm Dead zone.
6.4.2 ALARM FILTERING
The ECS-700 system has the shielding functions such as alarm prohibition,
alarm restrain and alarm partition, supporting of alarm querying and alarm
filtering according to time and tags.
6.4.3 ALARM INDICATIONS
Alarm indications contain alarm summary, light brand alarm, sound alarm,
graphic indicator, etc. An alarm, consisting of time, tag, description, type,
real-time value, etc, can relate to corresponding trend displays.
Furthermore, every operation station can set up filtering conditions and
display modes of alarms separately. Alarm colors can be preset by grades
of alarms or alarm properties.
6.4.4 ALARM RECORDING AND CONFIRMATION
Alarm information can be divided into record and non-record by alarm
grades. Alarms can be real-time printed line by line, output to documents,
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access into the alarm history database, and be analyzed.
The alarm confirmation is synchronization in operation domains, whose
authority can be configured.
6.5 HISTORY RECORD
The ECS-700 system supports of taking time or events as trigger conditions
to record process information; supports distributed history data memory
and history data query. The minimum record period is 1sec. More than 3
months history data can be stored.
6.6 OPERATION AND DISPLAY
The ECS-700 system provides monitoring displays such as data summary,
control loop, tuning panel, trend grouping, graphics, etc. Real-time data are
displayed as a preset unified format. Besides, different colors can be set to
display different alarms.
The ECS-700 system provides maximum 500 control grouping displays and
each one can display 1~16 instruments. For control loops, you can operate
set values, output values, Manual/Auto, etc. For on-off variables, you can
do Open/Close operation, display order states and actual states.
Tuning panels display detail information and real-time trends of tags, in
which you can regulate parameters of complex control modules and partial
control instruments with multiple parameters. A single operation station can
most open 2 tuning panels.
A trend display can display 8 tags. Operators can on-line configure new
trend groups. Trend displays contains real-time and history mode. In the
history mode, the start time and end time can be chosen randomly. Support
trend print. The trend query has the zoom and scroll function. A single
operation station can support up to 500 trends.
Graphics has abundant graphics template library; supports dynamic actions
such as shift, filling, rotation, blinking, etc; real-time data display own alarm
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dynamics; supports of inserting ActiveX controls, trends and alarm windows;
skips to related displays. A single operation station supports up to 2,500
graphics, and a graphics supports a maximum of 700 tags of which 200
tags are dynamic.
The specified graphics can be transferred via functional keyboards, menu
buttons and right menu of mouse, on which related graphics can be popup
automatically according with logics.
6.7 LOGGING
The system records all events which are stored as time sequences. Log
files, including real-time display or history display, can be displayed on the
monitor and output on the printer according to the requirements of
engineers. In addition, the archived files can be queried and sequenced as
different factors.
6.7.1 OPERATION LOG
Operation log records all operation items which include ON/OFF operation,
tuning panel increase or decrease operation, assignment operation, control
nodes start or stop operation, user login/logout, the precision time of each
operation, etc. Up to 10000 latest records can be queried by tags or time.
6.7.2 LOG ON STATE VARIATION OF I/O VARIABLES
The system records the state variations of process variables automatically,
which include:
Start/End information on analog variable ultra-range
Forced Start/End information on analog variables/ on-off
variables
Forbidden Start/End information on analog variables/ on-off
variables
Information on output signal points entering into fault safe state
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Information on output signal points entering into fault safe
recovery state
6.7.3 SYSTEM EVENT LOG
The ECS-700 system records the occurring and eliminating information on
hardware errors and software faults automatically.
6.8 TASK SCHEDULE
The ECS-700 system can perform appointed tasks via task schedule under
special conditions, which include running scripts, popup panels, tag
parameters assignment, etc. Task trigger conditions include time trigger
condition and event trigger condition. The time trigger condition can assign
one specific time point or one time period. The event trigger condition can
relate to specific tags or variables, through whose real-time values trigger
specified tasks.
Every operation team can configure maximum 10 schedule files, and every
schedule file can configure up to 50 time schedules and 50 event
schedules.
6.9 EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
SAMS (SUPCON Asset Manager System) software provides a platform for
maintaining and managing ECS-700 devices, which make advanced
intelligent equipments to bring their most benefits to decrease the spoilage
of instruments and reduce costs of maintenances.
SAMS software supports HART intelligent and conventional equipment
management. Field HART equipments can be configured, calibrated and
real-time managed by SAMS software.
SAMS software adopts the equivalent C/S structure, which makes you not
only can operate the client server software, the communication server
software and the data server software respectively on three different
computers in a same LAN (local area network), but also can operate the
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three software on a computer. When one client gets out of order, other
clients will not be impacted; when one communication server is in failure,
there has no influence on the intelligent equipments managed by other
communication serves.
Via operating specified user account, clients can supervise intelligent
equipments connected on the fixed communication server, and multi-clients
can supervise the same intelligent equipment. Data servers record
configuration information, alarm records and user operation records of all
equipments, which can be queried by client programs. Users can configure
their accessing authorities and control limits of the communication server
via the SAMSSetting software.
6.10 CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION
The ECS-700 system provides systemwide high-precision clock
synchronization. By using GPS clock server with the PPS (pulse per
second) function combining the PPS synchronization and the SNTP
synchronization, the system can implement of 1ms of synchronous
precision in control stations and 2ms among control stations. In addition, via
the SNTP protocol, it can implement of 30ms of synchronous precision in
control stations and 50ms among control stations by using the clock server
software.
6.11 REPORT
ECS-700 report software contains report configuration, report generation
and report browsing. Report configuration is explored on Microsoft Excel
Software, whose operation interface is the same with that of Excel. Report
generation can be triggered by time, events or operators. Report browsing
provides the function of browsing real-time and historical reports.
ECS-700 report software can make daily report, weekly report, monthly
report, annual report and so on. ECS-700 reports support of mathematical
operations such as getting the biggest value, the smallest value, the
average value and basic arithmetic operations. Furthermore, reports have
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the statistical function and support of logging and modifying data by
manual.
ECS-700 reports support of print condition settings, which can be printed
automatically when print conditions are satisfied.
6.12 SYSTEM STATE DIAGNOSIS
System state diagnosis contains real-time state supervision and historical
record query. The real-time state supervision mainly supervises the
operation and communication situations of operation domains, control
domains, process control network, control stations, controllers,
communication nodes, I/O modules, etc; historical record query is used to
view the faults occurring in control stations in specified time, which also
displays start time of failure, equipments, addresses, diagnosis items,
diagnosis results, recovery time, etc.