Yokogawa DCS Tutorials – Configuration of Analog Input (Transmitter)

In this article, we will learn how to do the configuration of analog input (transmitter) in the Yokogawa Centum VP DCS system. The DCS abbreviation is Distributed Control System.

Here we will configure a new transmitter in the Centum VP software.

Yokogawa DCS Tutorials

You need to have some details before configuring a new transmitter in the DCS system.

Yokogawa DCS Tutorials - Configuration of Analog Input (Transmitter)

First, you need the details of the Analog Input Card where you are going to connect the new transmitter.

Also, you need the location details of this analog input card in the system cabinet like FCS number, IOM details, Node number, and then AI card slot number.

You can get the details from the Nest Loading list.

Also Read: What is Nest Loading List?

DCS Configuration of Analog Input (Transmitter)

The below animation will help you to understand the configuration procedure of a new flow transmitter in the Yokogawa DCS.

Yokogawa Centum VP DCS Analog Input Configuration

Follow the below steps to configure a new transmitter in DCS.

Step 1: Open Field Control Station

Open the System View software.

You may have one or more number of FCS (Field Control Station) in your plant.

Go to the required FCS where you want to add a new transmitter. The FCS selection depends on your plant area and the location of the new transmitter. Check your plant control system documents for more details.

Field Control Station in Yokogawa

Step 2: Go to IOM

Next, go to the IO module page in the selected FCS.

You have to expand the FCS folder and again expand the IOM folder.

IOM in Yokogawa DCS

Step 3: Go to Node

Next, You have to go to the respective node where the AI module is installed.

You can get the details of FCS, IOM, Node location details from the Nest Loading list.

Open Node in Centum VP DCS

Step 4: Go to Analog Input Card

Next, select the analog input card (AAI841-H) and open it.

The location AI card details can be found in your plant nest loading list.

Analog Input Card in Yokogawa Centum VP

Step 5: Configure New Tag

Next, you have to add the tag name in the respective AI module channel.

Here the tag syntax is “%%I11FT1101”

Then go to file and download.

Configure New Tag in Centum VP DCS

Step 6: Go to Function Block Builder

Now go function block builder for creating the faceplate of the new tag.

Function Block Builder in Centum VP DCS

Step 7: Select the Control Drawing

Open the respective control drawing builder or choose any empty drawing.

Control Drawing in Yokogawa DCS

Step 8: Open the Control Drawing

Here, we selected a new control drawing.

Control Drawing Builder in Centum VP

Step 9: Insert Function Block

Right-click on the screen and select the “Insert” option and then click on “Function Block”

Insert Function Block in Centum VP

Step 10: Insert PIO Block

Here select the “PIO” block from the drop-down menu.

Insert PIO Block

Step 11: Enter the New Tag in PIO Block

Now we have to enter the same tag name in the PIO block.

In this example, our tag is %%I11FT1101

Enter the New Tag in Centum VP

Step 12: Right-click and select Function Block

Again we need another function block for the faceplate.

Yokogawa Function Block

Step 13: Select PVI Block

Go to the menu and search for PVI block.

Insert PVI Block

Step 14: Insert PVI Block

Now select PVI block (Input Indicator Block).

Each PVI block creates a faceplate for the tag after download.

Input Indicator Block in Centum VP

Step 15: Enter Faceplate Tag in PVI Block

Now we have to add a name for the PVI block.

In this example, we named the tag “11FI1101”.

This tag name is used for the faceplate.

Enter Faceplate Tag

Step 16: PIO and PVI Blocks are Ready

Now both PIO and PVI blocks are created.

We need these two blocks when adding a new transmitter for monitoring purposes.

Control Drawing Builder

Step 17: Connect the PIO and PVI Blocks

Select the wire from the top menu and connect the PIO and PVI blocks as shown in the below image.

Connect the PIO and PVI Blocks

Step 18: Right-click on PVI Block

Now we have to add the details of the new transmitter in the DCS system.

Right-click on the PVI block.

Right-click on PVI Block

Step 19: Select Edit Detail

Select the “Edit Detail” option.

Select Edit Detail in Centum Vp

Step 20: Enter Transmitter (Tag) Description

Now a new window will be opened and it is called “Function Block Detail Builder”.

In this window, you can find different tabs like Basic, Tag, Input, Alarm, Output, Connection, Others.

In the basic tab, you can enter your faceplate description in the “Tag Comment” field.

Enter Faceplate and Tag Description

Step 21: Enter Transmitter (Tag) Range in DCS

Next, go to the “Input” tab. Here you can define the LRV and URV of your transmitter.

Fill the Low limit value (LRV) and High limit value (URV) as shown in the below image.

Enter Tag Range in DCS

Step 22: Set Engineering Unit

In the Basic tab, you can define the required engineering unit for the new transmitter.

Set Engineering Unit in Yokogawa DCS

Step 23: Click Update button

Then click the update button

Click Update button in Function Block Detail Builder

Step 24: Close Function Block Detail Builder

All settings are done, close the function block detail builder window.

Function Block Detail Builder

Step 25: Go to File menu

Click on the File menu.

New Transmitter Configuration in Centum VP DCS

Step 6: Initiate Online Download

Select the “Download” Option.

Next, an online download will be started for this FCS. A pop-up confirmation window will appear and press ok.

Online Download in Yokogawa DCS

Watch Video: Yokogawa DCS Offline Download

In this article, we discussed the basic settings required for the configuration of a transmitter in a DCS system.

We have many other features available like defining the alarms, displaying the transmitter value in graphics, creating trends for the new tag, etc. We will discuss these topics in upcoming articles.

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