Sunday, March 30, 2008

Blog Summary On The 30th March 2008

I am posting early this entry because next week I will be away from my power station due to some matters. Meaning that there will no post articles during few next days. Hopefully you enjoy to continue reading on this weblog.

The following list is my entry post for entire month of February 2008, hoping that my blog readers will not miss my posts;

- Level Transmitter New Project at the ECP
- Parts of IT
- Pressure Gauge
- Power Plant Story
- Mill MC3 Touch Screen Display
- Druck 1830 Level Pressure Sensor
- Fly Ash Silo
- Chempura CFA-1000 Rosemount Sodium Analyzer
- Valve and Fitting
- Allen Bradley PLC
- Thermo Ramsey Granuflow Detector GTR-130
- Foxboro Malaysia
- Bently Nevada 3500 Series Monitoring System
- Brodersen Control

Related articles you may read;
- January Summary Report
- February Summary Report

MC3 Touch Screen Controller Card

MC3 Merrick Coal Feeder

Mill Coal Feeder Touch Screen Display to be checked and purchased.

Bomb at Power Plant Kills 2 Employees in Afghanistan

"KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A remote-controlled bomb exploded Saturday near a power plant in southern Afghanistan, killing two employees, a policeman said.

The bomb was hidden near the wall of the plant in the town of Gereshk, said Helmand provincial police chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal.

In addition to the dead, six employees and two civilians were wounded, he said.

Andiwal said the plant machinery was slightly damaged, but the power supply was not interrupted.

Helmand, the biggest opium poppy-growing region in the world, has been the scene of some of the bloodiest battles between insurgents and international troops in recent years."

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Ashcroft Introduces New Ultra-Compact Pressure Transmitters

I got this from google's news:

New Ultra-Compact Pressure Transmitters
"The new Ashcroft® GC51 and GC52 gauge and differential pressure transmitters offer the perfect economical alternative to network process transmitters when a digital protocol is not required. The innovative design features an ultra-compact NEMA 4X/IP65 enclosure measuring only 2.65” in diameter. Stainless steel wetted parts accommodate either wet or dry media. The GC51 is available in ranges up to 0-7500 psig and the GC52 offers D/P ranges up to 400 inches of water. A built-in LED display and a 4-20mA output provide both local indication and remote signaling. Ashcroft® GC series transmitters are ideal for measuring fluid levels in tanks, water towers and across differential pressures membranes in water purification systems. In addition, Ashcroft® media isolators can be added for sludge or caustic media installations."

Fieldbus HART 375 Field Communicator

One of the main instrument calibrator or test equipment in our workshop is Fieldbus HART 375 Field Communicator.

Fieldbus HART 375 Field Communicator

Universal HART ® andFoundation TM fieldbus
Intrinsically safe
Rugged and reliable
Interfaces with AMS Suite:Intelligent Device Manager
Processor and Memory Specifications;
- Microprocessor: 80 MHz Hitachi® SH3
Memory Internal: 32 MB
- System Card: 128MB or higher secure digital card
- RAM: 32MB
Expansion Module: 2 MB or higher secure digital card
- Battery Charger: Mini DIN 4-pin jack
HART and Fieldbus: Three 4mm banana plugs (one commonto HART and Foundation fieldbus)
IrDA Port: IrDA (Infrared Data Access) portsupporting up to 115 Kbps
±15 degrees recommended maximumangle from center line
: Approximately 12 (30 cm)recommended maximum distance

"The 375 Field Communicator is the new standard in handheld communicators. Built on over 12 years of experience with the 275 HART® Communicator, user requirements drove the features of this next generation communicator. HART users worldwide told us how to make a better communicator. FOUNDATION fieldbus users said they wanted a portable intrinsically safe communicator that supports all their fieldbus devices.

We designed the 375 Field Communicator user interface around the 275, leveraging the navigation features users told us they liked. Then we added FOUNDATION fieldbus and powerful features including a much larger touch screen, HART Revision 6 support, and the ability to upgrade your 375 Field Communicator onsite using the Internet. The result is the universal, user upgradeable, intrinsically safe, rugged and reliable 375 Field Communicator."

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Night View Bruce Nuclear Power Plant Tiverton

I got this photo during surfing the internet. Beautiful and good photo catch for sharing.

Bruce Nuclear Power Plant Tiverton

This is the comments from the original writer.
"I don't know what it's like now, but back in 1978 the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant sat brightly lit and isolated in an area of total darkness. This photo was taken on the road leading into the plant while visiting friends in nearby Tiverton.

The squiggly light in the foreground was my friend Dave walking about on the road holding a flashlight suring the long exposure. You can see him and his bell bottoms more clearly in the large version."
Thanks for sharing.

Druck 1830 Level Pressure Sensor at The Sodium Hypochloride Tank

On last Friday, I went around power plant to check some instrumentations. This sodium hypochloride tank actually located behind the ECP and it's a part of the chlorine process. We have two hypochloride tank in our power plant and the tanks are parallel. Meaning that the level should be the same level except the operators close the equalize valve.

PTX 1830 Druck Level Sensor

This is the original level sensor that we have at the hypochloride tank. The range is 10mH2O g. No isolating valve was installed to the level sensor which cause us problem to change during tank in operating.

Foxboro Pressure Transmitter

While this is another option that we used to replace the faulty level sensor. This is only temporary but currently it is also not available or cannot be used because the application is not suitable with strong chlorine which caused the damaged to diaphragm.

I am not so sure about the specification and I will try find it later. So don't forget to come back to know more about this transducer.

My First Handphone PF 768 Sony Ericson

This is the first handphone that I used in 1998. Sony Ericson Model PF 768.

Sony Ericson Model PF 768 Black Color

PF Sony Ericsson Yellow Color

-Monochrome display
-Battery: NiMH, 550 mAh
- Single band Network GSM 1800 MHz
- Monophonic ringtones
- Short Message Service (SMS)
- Choice of 5 attractive colours
- Sporty design
- Phone book for 99 names and numbers
- International prefix
- Last dialled number store
- Missed calls list
- Speed dialling
- Voicemail menu
- Stub antenna
- Flip bar form factor

Friday, March 21, 2008

Installation of Thermo Fisher SX40 at the Electrochlorination Plant

I took some photos for the new project Water Treatment Plant. This is the photos for the new probes and transmitter installation.

Thermo Fisher Flow Transmitter

The Polyphonics SX40 Probe

Related Articles you may read;
- Trial Instrumentation Field Device at ECP Failed
- ECP Flow Switch Delivered Today
- New Project Flow Switch at ECP
- Electrochlorination Plant Flow Switch

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Canon Pixma MP520 to be Considered

Canon Pixma MP520

- Windows Vista™, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS® X v.10.2.8 to 10.4.x
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Bluetooth®v1.2 (Optional), Card Slots (see Memory Card Support), PictBridge (Cable not included)
- Software include CD-ROM including Printer Driver, MP Navigator EX, Setup Software and User's Guide, Easy-PhotoPrintEX8, ScanSoft® OmniPage® SE

- Dimension 14.9" (W) x 17.9"(D) x x 6.8" (H)
- Max resolution Optical: 2400 x 4800 dpi Interpolated: 19,200 x 19,200 dpi
- Printer resolution Black: 600 x 600 dpi Color: 4800 x 1200 dpi
- Printer Speed 4" x 6" borderless photo: approximately 46 seconds, Black: 30 ppm (as fast as 2.0 seconds per page), Color: 20 ppm (as fast as 3.0 seconds per page)

TNB Signs MoU on Biomass Plant at Jengka Pahang

Tenaga Nasional Berhad, TNB is the largest electricity utility company in Malaysia and also the largest power company in Southeast Asia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd and Japan’s JPower to develop a biomass power plant at Jengka, Pahang. Further details according to Bernama;

" KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 (Bernama) -- Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd and Japan's J-Power to develop a biomass power plant at Jengka, Pahang.

The renewable energy project, which is expected to be completed by end-2010, will generate electrical energy sourced from palm oil empty fruit bunches (EFB).

The plant, to be developed on 4.6 hectares, will house EFB processing and storage areas, a biomass boiler firing on EFB fuel, a steam turbine complete with the generator unit and other related auxiliaries.

In a statement here today, TNB said upon completion the plant will have a generation capacity of 10 megawatts and would be connected to its 11kV grid network that supplied electricity to the local surrounding areas.

This news also has been reported by Star Publication.

Liquid Level Gauge CO2 Tank Rochester D6342

Magnetel gauge is used to indicate level of liquefied gases such as LPG, Ammonia, CO2, petrochemical and chemical liquids. The Magnetel Level Gauge is designed to be used on tank with diameter up to 5000mm and pressure up to 25 bar at temperature -20 degree C to +65 degree C (40 bars with Stainless Steel head).

Liquid Level Gauge CO2 Tank Rochester D6342

Currently we using this instrumentation field device (Liquid Level Gauge CO2 Tank Rochester D6342. Model Magnetel. D6342 M11 EM) at the CO2 tank to monitor the liquid level.

Inductive Sensor IC5005 ICE3040-FPKG IFM Electronics

This inductive sensor or limit switch currently used at the Fly Ash Silo Cone Closing System to give signal open/close to PLC for ash to disharge to the tanker.

Fly Ash Silo

Fly Ash Silo

Fly ash is one of the residues in coal fired power plant. At the Electrostatic Precipitator, fly ash is trapped and be removed periodically from the the ash hopper collector. Generally, the fly ash is pneumatically transported to storage silos which is called Fly Ash Silo for subsequent transport by trucks or railroad cars.

Chempure CFA-1000 Sodium Analyzer

This picture was taken by me yesterday. Just want to upload the old analyzer that I have mentioned before. Sodium Analyzer at the Water Treatment Plant.

Chempure CFA-1000 Sodium Analyzer

- Chempure Sodium Analyzer
- Scientific Instrument
- CFA-1000 Analyzer

Related article you may read;
1) Waltron Sodium Analyzer 9001 Series

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Saunders Valve Industrial

Somebody just come to me this morning at my office to promote or to propose their instrumentation equipment. Have you ever heard 'Saunders Valve'?

Saunders Industrial Valve

"The Saunders Industrial Diaphragm Valve, first developed more than seventy years ago, has evolved to handle more fluids, gases, solids and powder than any other type of valve. A wide choice of materials are available and a flexible range of operating methods have been developed to satisfy the needs of most industrial applications.

Extended life, reliability, safety and ease of use, combined with an essentially simply design, result in low maintenance for minimal running costs. When subjected to both pressure and vacuum, Saunders diaphragm valves operate and close 100% leaktight. This feature reduces processing and handling costs by cutting out the waste normally associated with conventional valve designs."

After discussion, I found that it is related to the mechanical valve which should goes to mechanical department.

Allen Bradley SLC 500 Power Supply Module 1746 - P2 Damaged

Allen Bradley SLC 500 Power Supply Module 1746-P2 Damaged

Yesterday, one of our instrument technician found that this power supply module 1746-P2 was defected after checking overall Water Treatment Plant System overall. At the morning, the unit operator complaint that the WTP cannot run due to some readings at the SCADA display is not correct. Earlier the indicator red light LED in front of the power supply module not ON. Tested and confirmed that the module has a problem. Change with new one then OK.

- Power Supply Module 120/240 VAC
- 5A @ 5VDC
- 0.96/0.20A @ 24 VDC

Monday, March 17, 2008

Acid HCL Dosing Valve Alfa Laval EC

This Alfa Laval EC Valve currently is using on acid application.

Acid HCL Dosing Valve Alfa Laval EC

Brand:- Alfa Laval EC Piston/Actuators
Process medium:- HCL 32%
Actuator:- Spring closing
Diameter:- 25mm
Diaphragm valve type:- A
Header pressure:- <>
Actuator Material:- Polyethersulphone (PES)
Air connections:- 1/8”NPT
Part Number:- EC DN 25

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Thermo Fisher Scientific SX40

It is already more than one month after I posting about this simple Flow Switch at the Electrochlorination Plant. Then it failed for a few times which we need to do the repeat order the old flow switch even though it is easily damaged by strong chemical or specifically chlorine. Last week one of OEM parts and specialize about this product do the testing. Currently it has shown positive signal meaning that the thing can work there.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Polysonic SX40
"The Polysonics SX40 is a dedicated Doppler flowmeter which utilizes a patented digital signal processing technique to determine the flow of liquids that contain particulate or air bubbles. The meter incorporates clamp-on sensors which are easily installed for sludge management in sewage treatment plants and industrial applications such as slurry and effluent monitoring."
Product details:
"The Hydra SX40 is designed as a permanently installed flow meter. Its large backlit graphics display provides excellent visibility even in poorly lit environments. As well as flow rate and flow total, a flow trend is available to quickly analyze flow over a period of time. This is especially useful for analyzing pump cycling activity. Standard outputs include 4-20mA, RS232 serial interface and up to four programmable relays. The flow meter also incorporates a 90,000-point data logger."
We will test this product for a whole month to make sure that this kind of new proposal instrumentation or transducer can be worked in the very corrosive environment.

Introduction to Pressure Gauge

There are many techniques in developing instrumentation on how to measure pressure. Instruments that we are usually to measure pressure in instrumentation workshop are called pressure gauges or vacuum gauges.

The Construction of The Bourdon Tube Gauge

Pressure which normally symboled as 'P' is the force over an area applied on an object in a direction perpendicular to the surface. Pressure Gauge is the pressure relative to the local atmospheric or ambient pressure.

Another View Of Bourdon Tube Gauge

This link is one of my post about a pressure gauge. You can view there one of the brand which widely used in local marker to measure pressure.

Parts of Bourdon Tube Gauge Made in Solid Brass

Normally the construction of the bourdon tube gauge is made from brass material. More details of this pressure gauge construction you can visit Wikepedia.

Friday, March 14, 2008

WIKA Pressure Gauge 0-160 Bars 213.53 - Liquid Filled

This WIKA Pressure Gauge range widely used at our instrumentation equipments in our coal fired power plant.

WIKA Pressure Gauge 0 to 160 Bars

Pressure Range: 0-160 PSI/Bar dual scale
Size: 2" (50mm)
Connection: 1/4" NPT center back mount
Accuracy: +/- 2/1/2% of span
Wetted Parts: Copper Alloy
Case: 304 Stainless Steel
Window: Polycarbonate, Buna-N gasket
Case-to-Socket: Viton O-ring
Dial: White ABS plastic
Pointer: Black aluminum
Dial Layout: Numbers every 20 PSI, tick marks every 2 PSI
Media Temperature: 140º F maximum
Ambient Temperature: -4º F to 140º F

This pressure gauge currently very easy to find in our local market compared with other brands.

ROCK SHOX 2006 MC3.3 REAR SHOCK 165 x 38mm

What is this? Is this the thing that we are going to purchase for the mill spare parts?

ROCK SHOX 2006 MC3.3 REAR SHOCK - Target Weight: 245g. Damping: Motion Control. Adjust: 3 position switch, Floodgate. Spring: Air positive. Adjust: Schrader valve. Shaft Material: 7075 aluminum. Shaft Diameter: 10mm. Body Material: Forged 6061 aluminum. Body Diameter: 25mm. Body Finish Clear hard anodized. No Mounting Hardware Included.

Then we will see wheather this kind of spare part correct or not.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thermocouple Converter Type “K” ~ mA

This temperature converter currently used at the certain place in our coal fired power plant. Temperature converter is a part of our instrumentation to send or transmit a signal for processing in control logic system either in a PLC or DCS.

Thermocouple Type “K” ~ mA (Converter Only)
Model/Type: TTE41 IG
Range: 0-1000 oC
Output: 4-20mA

Type K

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ABB Hydrogen Purity Gas Analyzer

This is the link which I have mentioned related to Hydrogen Purity Gas Analyzer. Currently we are going to purchase some spares of it. Here is the lists;

1) Valve Metering
2) Power Supply Unit
3) Flow Meter
4) Ring Seal Coupling
5) Seal Top Drying Chamber
6) Gauze Drying Chamber
7) Zener Diode MTL70SS
8) Safety Barrier MTL77SS
9) Indicator Display H2/Air
10) Khatarometer Unit

I am not so sure about all these listing but I got these from the ABB's guy. Therefore I need to check details each of the instrumentation parts.

Panda Energy Inc Build Another 500 MW Combine Cycle Power Plant in Sherman

Panda Energy Inc will build another 500 MW Combine Cycle Power Plant in Sherman which will be able to supply power to 400,000 homes in Texas. The power plant is expected to generate more than $248 billion into the area's economy over the next 10 years.

One of The Panda Energy Power Plant in Rosemary, North Carolina - 180MW Natural Gas Powered Project.

The generating station will be on a 200-acre site at the Progress Industrial Park in Sherman. Construction will take about two years and is dependent upon financing, regulatory approvals and other conditions.

WAGO Terminal Block

Have you ever heard this new brand terminal block in your power plant before? WAGO which I believe is a Germany company specialized in this field.

WAGO Company Logo

Currently we are trying some of their instrumentation products especially on the motor vibration terminal block. WAGO offer solutions for the most diverse applications - from the smallest to the largest spring-operated terminal. I will update later their products which has been tested in our power plant especially in the instrumentation works.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thermo Ramsey Granuflow Detector GTR 130

The Thermo Ramsey Granuflow non-contact flow sensor ideally for monitoring flow in pipeline, ducts, air-slides, and at transfer points of vibrating chutes, conveyor belts and bucket elevators. Currently used at the SO3 Injection System (Boiler Side) in our coal fired power plant to monitor sulfur dosing.

Thermo Ramsey Granuflow Detector GTR 130

The GTR 130 sensor has no moving mechanical parts. This eliminates wear of the sensor and makes the instrument maintenance and trouble-free.

Details Specification:

: Flow Switch
System : SO3 Injection System (Boiler Side)
Model : Granuflow GTR 130
Maker : Thermo Ramsey
Input volatage : 20-30 V AC/DC Relay contact (NO)
Rating max: 250 V 4A

Monday, March 10, 2008

Fisher Controls Air Filter Regulator 67CFR-225

"The 67C Series regulators are typically used to provide constantly controlled, reduced pressures to pneumatic and electropneumatic controllers and other instruments. These direct-operated regulators are suitable for most air or gas applications. Other applications include providing reduced pressures to air chucks, air jets, and spray guns."

Fisher Controls Air Filter Regulator 67CFR-225


Description : Air Filter Regulator with pressure gauge
Brand : Fisher Controls
Type : 67CFR-225
Max Supply : 250 psig (17.2 barg)

: 0 ~ 60 psig (0 ~ 4.1 barg)

67C Series Instrument Supply Regulators:
- Design for Digital Instrumentation
- Optional Smart Bleed Construction
- Optional Stainless Steel Construction
- Compact and light weight
- No air loss
- Easy maintenance
- Optional Integral Filter
- Optional internal Relief Valve
- Rugged construction

As part of instrumentation field device, we will purchase around 300++ air filter regulator complete units together with the pressure gauge to stock up the store balance.

Parker Hi - Pro Ball Valve To Be Purchased

Parker Hi - Pro Ball Valve to be purchased. The specifications as below;

Parker Hi – Pro Ball Valve

Item Description : Parker Hi – Pro Ball Valve
Brand : PARKER
Part No : HPBYB8M8F
Fittings Size : ½” MNPT × ½” FNPT
Max Working Press : 6000 psi

This ball valve purchasing will be installed at all Mill Hydraulic Oil Accumulator press gauge.

Parker PFA Metric Tubing Preparing For Unit Overhaul

I am currently busy with preparing the purchasing for unit power plant overhaul here. From time to time, I will post some informations about the required instrumentation spares.

Parker PFA Metric Tubing

Parker PFA Metric Tubing
Manufacturer: Parker
Size: 12mm (OD) x 10mm (ID)
Part No: 204-1200100

ABB's Navigator 600 Silica Analyzer

I got this information from the ABB's saleman. He sent to me an email recently about this new product water analyser;

A silica analyzer that uses 90 percent less reagent than alternative devices and requires a fraction of the annual maintenance – ABB’s supremely user-friendly Navigator 600 Silica Analyzer is taking the world of power plants by storm.

ABB's Navigator 600 Silica Analyzer

The response of the power generation industry to ABB’s Navigator 600 Silica Analyzer has been emphatically positive, with more than 100 units ordered in the first few weeks of the product's entry into the market.

“It is immediately evident to everyone who sees it that the Navigator 600 is a complete breaks with existing devices and technologies that measure and monitor silica concentration.”

“At every launch there’s been a palpable sense of expectancy and excitement,” says Kieron McCann, ABB’s global product manager for liquid analyzers from his base in the United Kingdom.

To date the Navigator 600 has been released in
Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North and South America.

“Sales have been strong in all regions, which suggests that the Navigator 600 is well timed, well priced and well featured,” says McCann.

Combining simplicity of design and ease of use with advanced functionality, Navigator 600 stands out on many fronts.

  • It uses up to 90 percent less reagent than competitors’ devices
  • Maximum availability – it requires only 2-3 minutes routine maintenance a year compared to the 15-60 minutes a month of other analyzers
  • Provides a choice between continuous monitoring for critical applications and programmed sampling for less critical, whereas other analyzers offer only sample analysis
  • Complete communications capability – web- and ftp-enabled (file transfer protocol) - for easy data file access, remote viewing and configuration.

Navigator 600 is designed to monitor silica levels in demineralization plants and power plant boiler systems, where silica can create scale that is difficult to remove and cause severe wear and tear that eventually leads to costly shutdowns.

The device’s display module is based on ABB’s award-winning Screen Master 500F platform of user-friendly video graphic data recorders which, according to Control Engineering magazine, “sets a new standard in paperless recorders.”

Reagent and maintenance are by far the two largest costs for power plants in silica analysis.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Parabolic Antena Vegapuls 68 Solid Radar Level Transmitter

Parabolic antenna is another type of the solid radar level transmitter. We just testing today how this new pattern of this level transmitter work. You may see the different between this and the horn antenna.

Parabolic Antenna Solid Radar Level Transmitter Vegapuls 68

Parabolic Reflector
"At the focal point of the parabolic reflector is the well-protected ‘feed system’. Microwave signals are radiated from the feed system and focused via the antenna surface. The entire antenna system can be detached for easy mounting."

Foxboro Malaysia

Yesterday, I posted about the Foxboro Absolute Pressure Transmitter. Then searching around the internet for their support and services in Malaysia. Currently found these addresses for any inquiries about Foxboro product.

Foxboro Family Photo Session In Foxboro Headquarters Shah Alam

Foxboro Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (33244-T)
No. 21, Jalan Astaka U8/84,
Bukit Jelutong Business and Technology Centre,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Paka Branch
Foxboro Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
PT 205. Lot 26,
1st Floor, Pusat Niaga Paka,
Jalan Besar, Bandar Paka,
23100 Paka,
Terengganu, MALAYSIA.
Telephone: +609-827 6231
Fax: +609-827 6232

Bintulu Branch
Foxboro Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 19, 1st Floor,
Medan Jaya Commercial Centre,
Jalan Hussein Onn,
97008 Bintulu,
Sarawak, MALAYSIA.
Telephone: +086-339 711
Fax: +086-339 712

Foxboro is one of the popular products among the automation, instrumentation and process control for the oil and gas, power plant generation industry, paper, chemical plant and many more. Do they hear what your inquiries and whatever complaints? If not satisfied, then do complaint straight to the Foxboro main website. Leave your contact no or email. I am sure they will get you as soon as possible. Hehe...

Bently Nevada 3500 Series Monitoring System

Bently Nevada 3500 Series Monitoring System offers continuous online monitoring suitable for machinery protection applications. Currently used at the Turbine Supervisory System and the Boiler Feed Pump System in our coal fired power plant.

Bently Nevada 3500 Series Rack Overview

Bently Nevada 3500 Series most capable and has flexible system in a traditional rack design and offers various features and advantages that not offered by their other competitors. If you want to view details this product, you can go to their website. From there, they will show you what is the slot used for part to part by simple animation.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Single Line Phone Panasonic KX-TS500ML Need To Be Reorder

Another thing you should know about my job. Mmm... Before this I posted about my old handphone. While on this time, I post about a telephone. What are you thinking actually when I post all of this in my weblog? You may thinking that I just want to fill my weblog topics because I have no idea what to post next.

Panasonic KX-TS500ML Need to be Reordered


  • Last number redial
  • Timed Flash
  • Electronic volume control
  • 3-steps ringer selector
  • Wall mountable
  • Dial Mode: Tone (DTMF)/pulse
  • Dimensions: 15.0cm(W) x 20.0cm(D) x 9.6cm(H)
  • Weight: 475g

  • How about the Macbook Air the world thinnest notebook and desktop computer hang up that I posted before? If you say yes, you are absolutely wrong! Wrong!

    Even we are in instrumentation and process control department, we also in charge IT (information technology) department in our coal fired power plant. That's why I shared with you all.

    Foxboro Absolute Presurre Transmitter

    I am sure you are very familiar with this kind of this transmitter if you are instrumentation background when you see the blue color of the transmitter. Foxboro absolute pressure transmitter.

    Foxboro Absolute Pressure Transmitter

    This intelligent two wire absolute pressure transmitter transmits 4-20mA, 1 to 5 VDC or digital output. On their website, you can check more details for their products.
    • Superior Pressure Transmitter Performance
    • Rugged & Dependable
    • Choice of Electronic Modules
    • LCD Indicator / Pushbutton Configurator
    • Choice of Mounting Styles
    In the future entry, I will post some of their applications in our coal fired power plant.

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008

    Solid Radar Level Transmitter Vegapuls 68

    A coal processing power plant always create problems during coaling to the bunker. The main problem that normally happened on our instrumentation field device is a difficulty to monitor coal bunker level when coaling or during receiving unprocessed coal to the bin either the level will fluctuating or just static at the certain level. The ultrasonic signal or any wave will affected by surface angle, air turbulence, temperature and spray dust. Therefore the reading will unstable for the sometimes. The accuracy of the coal bunker level reading should be very reliable to enable operator monitor the available capacity for the next tripper car bunkering. Do you all facing this problem in your coal fired power plant? The instrumentation guys should be a responsible person due to this problem. Haha... How do you tackle this problem?

    Solid Radar Level Transmitter Vegapuls 68

    This very sensitive narrow focused microwave beam Vega radar level transmitter using 'horn antenna' is unaffected by spray dust, air movement, temperature and vapors.

    - Using microwave pulse
    - Beam angle 22, 18, 10 and 8 degree
    - Pressure 40 bars
    - Temperature until 200 degree C
    - Up to 70 meter application
    - 2 wire 4...20mA/HART, Profibus PA and Foundation Fieldbus electronics

    Horn Antenna

    The microwaves are radiated to the horn antenna via a PTFE cone in the antenna junction and focused in the direction of the product surface. The inflected antenna rim ensures low antenna noise and thus high sensitivity at close range. Please refer Vega website.
    - Power plant as coal ash or fly ash
    - Building material as cement, gravel and sand
    - Food industry as sugar, flour, rice and grain
    - Steel production as blast furnace, molten iron and coal

    The non-contact radar level transmitter can save maintenance and service cost, increase sensor lifetime and can be more reliable. This entry post just to share with you all on how we as instrumentation technician reduce the problem that frequently happened. In the future, I will post why the old level transmitter can give a lot of problem to us. Therefore make sure you will come back and not miss the post. Thanks...

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008

    RWE Group To Build New Power Plant

    RWE Group, Germany's largest power producer, got approval from the local government to build its planned 2 billion-euro 1,600 megawatt power plant coming weeks in Hamm.

    RWE, the largest power producer in Germany

    Reuters reported;

    "The power station, built in cooperation with 23 municipal utilities, will consist of two blocks. The first is planned to go online in 2011 and the second in 2012.

    The approval comes after RWE had to cancel plans to build a power plant in the western German state Saarland in November after local protests."

    Excelsior Springs Coal Fired Power Plant, Missouri Delayed

    The construction of the coal fired power plant east of Excelsior Springs has been delayed because of the financial and environment concerns. The cost to build the plant had increased from just under $1 billion to $1.7 billion, and regulations for costly carbon dioxide controls are being considered by Congress. Burning coal also get protest by activist which affected global warming pollution. This will force them to find other sources of generation especially gas or nuclear plant.

    Illustration: New Madrid Power Plant Missouri

    More details you can visit this website.

    Masoneilan Valve

    At our coal fired power plant, we have many Masoneilan Valves especially on the Boiler side. Today I am not going to describe any of the Masoneilan valves but just to point out that the valves until today do not bring a lot of problems to us so far.

    Varieties of Masoneilan Valves

    On our instrumentation and process control side, all control valves are belong to us. Masoneilan products include process control valves, actuators, instruments and associated software solutions. Products and services are provided globally with manufacturing plants and sales offices located worldwide. Currently we never ask them to come and I am not sure whether their support service and sales are good or not.

    Monday, March 3, 2008

    My Desktop Computer Hang Up

    My desktop computer hang up for unreasonable problem suddenly. After checking, this is what I saw on the screen. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.

    Process Windows Task Manager

    Performance Windows Task Manager

    Found CPU usage 99% and adobeupdater.exe caused the problem happened. After that just press End Process Tab. The problem disappeared. But after sometimes, my computer hang up again and the things came back. My friend guess it came from the adobe software itself. I am just untick the adobe auto update. Open adobe reader Edit Preference Internet → Untick downloading the background. Meaning it wouldn't update automatically. Just for a temporary solution seems that problem happened because of the conflict. I am too lazy to find out what actually caused the problem. Then my PC became normal as usual.

    Brodersen Control - Temperature Converter PXT-10.924 PT128

    This signal converter currently using at the Turbine Generator Cubicle for the conversion a temperature to an analogue process signal.

    Brodersen Control Temperature Converter

    - Manufacturer: Brodersen Control
    - Model: PXT-10.924 PT128
    - Special Range: 0 to 160 degree C
    - Supply: 24 VDC


    While this is the tagging attached to confirm the spec on the back casing. I am not sure whether it is still available in the market or not currently. But if you have problem with this, you may contact the manufacturer.

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