Loop Diagram helps us to read the wiring connections from field instruments to system cabinet. Find the top 15 Loop Diagram Questions here.
Read: What are Loop DIagrams?
Examine this loop diagram, and answer the following questions:
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What type of control loop is represented in this diagram? In other words, what is the process variable, and how is this process variable manipulated?
What is the calibrated range of the sensing instrument?
How are physical locations for wire connection points declared in this diagram?
Assuming the resistor inside the DCS input card is 250 ohms, calculate the amount of voltage between terminals 23 and 24 at a transmitter signal value of 50%.
Answer: At a 50% signal (12 mA in a 4-20 mA range), the voltage dropped between terminals 23 and 24 will be 21 volts.
Identify where wires are part of a larger, multi-conductor cable, and identify how those wires are distinguished from all the others in that cable.
Identify the convention used to label wire pairs for each field instrument. In other words, how can a person tell whether a certain wire pair is going out to the transmitter, the indicator, or the control valve?
Identify at least two different ways you could measure the transmitter’s signal without interrupting the 4-20 mA current signal to the flow controller.
Explain why interrupting the loop’s continuity is a bad thing if the control system is operating, controlling a live process.
What do the letters “FI” and “FO” stand for? Are these labels ISA-standard?
Is FT-733 self-powered or loop-powered? How can you tell?
Sketch arrows showing the direction of electric current in each wire (using conventional flow notation), identifying each component as being either a source or a load.
Identify all the effects of pair 4 within cable ISOM-18 failing open and failing shorted.
Identify all the effects of cable FI-733 failing open.
Identify all the effects of pair 5 within cable ISOM-18 failing open and failing shorted.
When we use loop diagrams for troubleshooting? Explain with some examples.
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