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  1. Application Data Sheet A guide to filling out the application data sheet with your customer

  2. Application Data Sheet (ADS) • For all non-BTU Applications, the Application Data Sheet (ADS) is required before the GC Division can quote the Gas Chromatograph. • The ADS is also an excellent tool during the sales process to help prompt the customers for information and an aide to up-sell the GC, and continue to increase our market share. • You should keep a blank application data sheet at-the-ready to fill out with the customer

  3. Application Data Sheet Customer Information and Options Sheet. Stream Composition Sheet.

  4. ADS – Page 1 Customer Information: this is contact details, and how you want the quote to be delivered. Option Information This section is ideal to be used with the customer to discuss the options for the controller, and the Analyzer.

  5. ADS – Option Information Model 500 • Model Preference: • If the customer has a preference (e.g. They have an installed base of a particular model) for a style of GC, this should be entered here. Note that if the application is not suitable for the selected application, we will contact them to confirm the style of GC can be changed. • If the customer has no preference, then leave this blank. • Some reasons for a particular GC are as follows: • 700: DC power required. Small footprint. Do not want separate controller. Dual Detector application. FID application. • 500: Installed Base of 500’s. Remote controller required. • 1000A: Difficult application. Instrument air is available. The model 1000A will usually be selected by the application engineering department of the GC group when the application is more advanced. Model 700 Model 1000A

  6. ADS – Option Information Area classification: Area classification refers to the hazardous area rating required. For most applications it will be Class 1-Div 2, or Class 1-Div 1. Agency Certifications refer to the third party hazardous area certifications required. CSA is the Canadian Standards Association (accepted in the US when certification is required) and ATEX is the European certification. If the end destination is in Europe, Asia or the Middle East, ATEX certification is usually required.

  7. ADS – Option Information Available Utilities: For more complex applications, some external utilities may be required. -Instrument Air. When external “Block and Bleed” solenoids are required, or the Model 1000A is being offered, clean dry instrument air with at least 110 PSIG is required. -Steam, Water or Nitrogen. For very specialized applications only.

  8. ADS – Option Information GC Mounting: The model 500 can be only mounted with a floor mount. The Model 700 can also be supplied with a wall mount and a pipe mount. The Model 1000A can be supplied as either a floor or wall mount. The pipe mount is for a 2, 3 or 4 inch pipe mount. Most applications will use the floor mount.

  9. ADS – Option Information 2350A Rack-mount with keypad and display Controller: Integral – The Model 700 and Model 1000A use an integral controller. The model 500 has an optional “explosion proof housing” for the 2350A controller. 19” Rack-Mount – The standard offering for the Model 500 GC is a remote mounted “safe area” 2350A controller. Keypad/Display – The 2350A controllers (remote or integral) has the option of a large keypad and 8 line/41 character display. The Model 1000A and themodel 700 have the option of the full color LCD display with touch key operation. 2350A Expl. Proof Integral mount with keypad and display Model 700 LCD LOI

  10. ADS – Option Information Power: The model 500 is available for 120 VAC or 240 VAC power supplies only. The model 700 and 1000A can use 120 VAC, 240 VAC or 24 VDC. Note that the DC unit has a minimum supply voltage of 24.5 VDC, so voltage drop across a long power cable run, or poor power supplies, can cause operational issues. For destinations outside of the US, the power supply voltage needs to be confirmed as often 220/240 VAC is required.

  11. ADS – Option Information # of Serial Ports and Config: This is a critical question which can help eliminate the competition! We have up to 8 serial ports available on the Model 500, and 6 serial ports for the Model 700/1000A. Standard option is 4 for the 500, and three for the Model 700/1000A. RS 232 is a 3 wire used for short distance point to point communication for local access and locally mounted flow computers and RTU’s and control systems. RS 422 is a 4-wire long distance point to point communication which can be multi-dropped. RS 485 is a 2-wire long distance multi-point communication which is commonly used to RTU’s and flow computers and DCS systems. Increasing the required serial ports to 3 or more will remove the opposition GC’s from consideration. An example application is communication to a flow computer, local operator access, and third-party access.

  12. ADS – Option Information Data Communication: Communication to the DCS, SCADA system, RTU or Flow Computer. -Analog. 4-20mA outputs. Can be used for component values, calculated values, BTU output, or even Specific Gravity and Density. -Modbus. The most common serial communication method. -OPC. For use with some SCADA and DCS systems, not commonly used. For the Emerson GC we use Modbus over Ethernet to talk to an OPC Server. -Ethernet. Modbus TCP/IP communication over a Ethernet connection. Ethernet allows for Modbus communications and diagnostic access over the same link at the same time.

  13. ADS – Option Information Analyzer Maintenance Network: This is the connection for remote access for diagnostic purposes. -Ethernet. This is an option which is highly recommended due to the speed and ease of connection. -RS-485. Two wire long distance communication, will require a RS-232 to 485 converter to allow access via a computer.

  14. ADS – Option Information Serial Protocol: -SIM2251. This is the standard Daniel Modbus protocol which simulates the Modbus interface of the 2251 controller. Sometimes also called ENRON Modbus. Most flow computers or RTU’s use this protocol and require little configuration. -Gould Modbus. This is the Modbus protocol commonly used by PLC’s and DCS systems. Note that this needs the Modbus map to be custom configured.

  15. ADS – Option Information Analog and Digital I/O: The I/O capabilities of the Daniel GC is a major advantage over opposition GC’s. Analog Inputs – Available on the single detector model 500 and the model 700/1000A. Can be used for other analyzers (e.g. Moisture or H2S) or for pressure transmitters for the Carrier gas and Calibration gas. Digital Inputs/Outputs – Can be used for pressure switches, or for switching to “alternative stream sequences” mode. The alternative stream sequence mode is a useful tool which allows for a GC to have two stream sequences. For example, the normal mode could be just analyzing stream 1, and the alternative stream sequence can be stream 1, stream 2, stream 1 etc. Very useful for redundant systems and for measuring two streams where only one is active at a time.

  16. ADS – Option Information Digital Outputs: Can be connected (via a relay) to solenoids, valves or alarm contacts on supervisor systems for alarm activation. One user used the mA input for a H2S signal, and connected the digital out to the slam-shut valve to provide a high H2S shutdown on the pipeline inlet. Analog Outputs: Std is 4 non-isolated outputs, options are 4 non-isolated/4 isolated outputs (8 total) or 12 non-isolated outputs. Often used for calculation outputs or component composition values to non-serial communicating devices.

  17. ADS – Option Information Auto-calibration Preference: For gas applications, the GC can be set to auto-calibrate. This is standard for custody transfer or environmental applications. For liquid applications, auto-calibration is typically not used as setting the liquid calibration standard for analysis is a manual procedure.

  18. ADS – Option Information Sample System Required: Generally the GC will be supplied with a sample handling system (SHS) mounted under the Analyzer Oven. -None. The customer will supply the sample handling system and will ensure a dry-gas sample will be supplied to the GC. -Attached. The standard offering with the SHS mounted below or beside the GC. -Remote. The sample system is built separately to the GC and is mounted remotely from the GC.

  19. ADS – Option Information Auxiliary Options: -Carrier Gas. Includes Carrier gas bottles, pressure regulators and manual switchover manifold. -Cal. Gas. Includes appropriate calibration gas(es), and pressure regulators. -Probes. Sample probe(s). Probes will be selected to be appropriate for the application as described on the Stream Composition Sheet (sheet 2). -Tropicalization. For salt laden or very corrosive environments the GC and Electronics boards can be coated with a clear coat epoxy.

  20. ADS – Option Information Factory/Field Support: FAT – Factory Acceptance Test. The delivery of the GC will be held up until a representative of the end-user comes to the factory (in Houston) and carries out a checkout test with the lab technicians. Start-up – A factory trained technician will come to site to start the unit up for the first time. Training – Training can be provided in Houston (regularly scheduled throughout the year) or onsite as a part of the start-up visit.

  21. ADS – Option Information Special Instructions or Notes: Any special instructions such as shelter requirements, analysis time limits or any other information that will be important to obtaining an accurate quote. If there is customer specification documents to refer to, they should be listed here.

  22. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Stream Data Sheet This page is where the individual stream data should be entered. Calibration Gas Stream information does not need to be entered here, as this will be considered automatically by the application engineering team. Note that there are 4 streams available. If more streams are required, just copy this page and include it in the submission. The Model 500 can have up to 12 streams (including calibration gas) and the model 700 can have up to 8 streams (7 samples and one cal). More streams can be accommodated with discussion with the factory. Gas and liquid applications can be done on the same GC, however, application engineering will decide if it is appropriate to mix two applications on the one GC.

  23. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Customer information: This should be the same as the first page.

  24. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Stream Parameters: Stream Tag # Stream name – for example “De-Butanizer Bottoms” Process Control or Monitor – Will the stream composition be used as a part of the process control scheme, or is it for monitoring only. This is used for process applications to decide the tradeoff between component separation and analysis time. Pressure at Sample Point – Required information to ensure that the sample will be taken in a single phase (gas/liquid). Temperature at Sample Point – Required information if a sample probe is being offered. This is used in conjunction with the pressure and nominal composition to determine that the sample is single phase (gas or liquid) and therefore can be sampled accurately.

  25. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Stream Parameters [continued]: Phase at Sample Point – used in the determination of the sample probe to be used, and the sample handling system to design. Tap Distance to Analyzer – Used to determine the location of the Sample Handling System and to size the sample lines. Return Sample to Process? – Generally the vents from the GC will go to atmosphere. The system can be designed (if required) to return the unused sample back into the process, usually for environmental reasons. Return Pressure – If the sample is to be returned to the process, the return point pressure is required to calculate the flow rates through the system, or to determine if a sample pump is required. Contaminants – Any hazardous (to components or humans) or significant contaminants need to be identified.

  26. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Stream Components: The name of the stream components and the units should be entered into these columns. Note that allthe components of the stream should be entered, not only the components to be measured. If there is a significant component that is not to be measured, it is important to list it so that the application engineers can ensure that it will not affect the measured components. For example, if there issignificant levels of H2S (>10ppm), but only the hydrocarbons are to be reported (they may have a separate H2S analyzer), the H2S value must be included in the component list.

  27. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Normal: The concentrations of each component normally expected to be seen in the stream should be entered in this column. Note that this does include the components not to be measured, but are to be found in significant quantities in the sample stream.

  28. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Measured Range: The minimum and maximum measured concentrations should be entered in these columns. Note that this is only for the components to be measured and reported, not the components which are in the stream, but are not to be measured.

  29. ADS – Stream Data Sheet Stream 2, 3 and 4: For multiple stream applications, the information for the other streams are entered here. If more than 4 sample streams are required then a second stream data sheet should be completed

  30. Using the Application Data Sheet Correctly completing the ADS allows you to: • Discuss the application in detail with the customer to provide the best solution • Answer all the questions the GC division may have, before they ask them • Greatly improve the time to quote • Ensure the customer gets what they want

  31. Application Data Sheet • Completed Data Sheets should be sent to the Gas Chromatograph Customer Support at: Or Fax: 713 827 3865