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As per Process Conditions, Find out the Circuit Components Status ?

Determine the statuses of all lamps and relay coils in this circuit, given the following process conditions:

process conditions, Find out the Circuit Components Status

Process Conditions :

  • Flow = 7.9 GPM
  • Pressure = 36 PSI
  • Temperature = 210 Deg F
  • Level = 7.1 ft
  • Pushbutton A = pressed
  • Pushbutton B = unpressed

Answer :

Fully annotated circuit schematic: “X” representing an open contact or de-energized load, and “→” representing a closed contact or energized load.

process conditions, Find out the Circuit Components

Recall that a process switch will be in its resting (“normal”) condition when the stimulus value is less than the trip threshold, and will be in its actuated condition when the stimulus exceeds the threshold.

Therefore,

  1. CR1 coil = de-energized
  2. Blue lamp = de-energized
  3. Red lamp = energized
  4. Amber lamp = energized

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Credits : by Tony R. Kuphaldt – under CC BY 1.0

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7 comments

Sadok August 27, 2017 at 10:41 am

Good presentation

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azetou August 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

Hi, there is some issues with this exercise:

First, you changed the program in the answer (Contact of CR1 is normally closed in the second rung and normally open in the third rung) the inverse what it is shown in the question.

Second, If pushbutton B is unpressed than you are bypassing the Temprature switch and the CR1 contact.

I think that a more logical program would be as you reported it in the answer with removing the connection between rung 3 and rung 2.

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S Bharadwaj Reddy August 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

Hi, For easy understanding, There are some process conditions mentioned below the question, Apply the process conditions to the circuit diagram, so component status in the circuit will change accordingly then answer.

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azetou August 31, 2017 at 9:04 am

it is a bit confusing, better to put programs that works in the real world.

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azetou August 31, 2017 at 9:30 am

Just wondering , these answers are from Ton Kuphaldt or from you Mr Bharadwaj ???

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S Bharadwaj Reddy August 31, 2017 at 10:13 am

by Mr. Tony R Kuphaldt

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azetou August 31, 2017 at 10:54 am

Thank you.

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