DCS Installation

Modular Industrial Console

The Modular Industrial Console (MIC) provides flexible mounting arrangements for components. The MIC can incorporate a mixture of equipment: console displays, input devices, processors, Fieldbus modules, data storage devices, and so on.

Modular Industrial Consoles support powerful multiple-screen, real-time display software interactions. This hardware/software combination allows console resources to be allocated with the flexibility to meet changing day-to-day needs. Multi-screen consoles enable comprehensive handling of more plant information in a coordinated fashion.

The MIC product line allows a highly flexible packaging configuration of console equipment. Individual MIC modules are joined on-site to provide a customized configuration using standard components.

This modular approach offers you combinations of single-screen and multi-screen real-time display software interactions as required at a given console. There are, however, specific allocations for mounting equipment within configurations.

MIC arrangement

The MIC is built up from four basic pieces of equipment, each of which is individually configurable:

  • MIC bay – basic full bay unit, full height, 27-inches wide, with bay module
  • Spacer module – storage space between MIC full bay units
  • Desktop/printer bay – a rear bay similar to the full bay unit’s with a flat tabletop
  • Free standing table – a basic multipurpose table.

System Equipment

Unloading

The system units must be designed to withstand vibration and shock normally encountered during shipping and installation; however, extreme shocks and vibration should be avoided. The system units may be moved from the transportation vehicle to their intended locations by forklift or manual jack truck. If practical, all major movements of the units should be accomplished before the units are unpacked.

Unpacking Procedure

The following unpacking procedure applies, in general, to all system units:

  • Inspect the exterior of the shipping carton for obvious damage. (Any noticeable damage should be indicated in the shipper’s bill of lading.)
  • Verify that the equipment received is that described in the bill of lading.
  • Remove shipping straps, shipping shroud, and other packing materials, such as polyethylene bags and Styrofoam cushioning materials.
  • If the unit is attached to a skid, remove all shipping hardware and hold-down bolts used to fasten the unit to the skid. Separate the skid from the unit.
  • Ensure that the appropriate interconnecting cables are present, by comparing the cable part numbers and quantities with those listed in the bill of lading.

System Power Checks

Perform the following checks before you install the equipment:

  • Check that all the required ac or dc power distribution network lines are installed.
  • Check that the appropriate number of ac power outlets are installed and spaced appropriately.
  • Switch on main system power.
  • Using a multimeter, check that the appropriate operating voltage exists at each ac outlet or connection point.
  • Switch off main system power.

Industrial Enclosures Mounting Procedures

Figure shows a single dual-height modular mounting structure area for containing processors and modules in an Industrial Enclosure.

Industrial Enclosure Mounting Structure Area

Enclosures are designed for floor mounting, and accept processor modules, Fieldbus modules, and data storage devices. Wires, cables, and conduits can enter either the bottom or the top of the enclosure. Side doors provide access to the wiring areas. Additionally, the doors can be mounted to open from justify-to-right or right-to-justify.

Industrial Enclosures are available in two configurations, vented and sealed. The vented configuration has openings at the top and bottom to provide ventilation, and has a metal plate, with gasket, at the bottom for electrical protection purposes. A sealed enclosure has metal plates, with gaskets, at the top and bottom to provide a watertight seal.

  1. Check that mounting holes have been drilled in floor. If they have not, proceed as follows. (If below-floor cabling is to be employed, refer to the Site Planning document for information on the recommended size and placement of the floor cutout.)
  • Place enclosure in desired location.
  • Mark hole locations.
  • Move the enclosure away from the markings.
  • Drill holes in floor.
  1. If the enclosure is the vented type and conduit entry is to be from the bottom:
  • Drill or punch the bottom conduit enclosure plate, and provide appropriate conduit fittings.
  • Place the conduit enclosure plate on the floor, in the precise location that the enclosure is to be mounted.
  • Go to Step 6.

3. If the enclosure is the vented type, and conduit entry is to be from the top:

  • Remove the vent cap and top conduit enclosure plate(s).
  • Drill or punch the conduit enclosure plate(s).
  • Replace the vent cap and conduit enclosure plate(s).
  • Place the enclosure plate on the floor, in the precise location that the enclosure is to be mounted.
  • Go to Step 6.
  1. If the enclosure is the sealed type and conduit entry is to be from the bottom:
  • Drill or punch the bottom conduit enclosure plate, and provide appropriate conduit fittings for a watertight seal.
  • Place the conduit enclosure plate on the floor, in the precise location that the enclosure will be mounted.
  • Go to Step 6.
  1. If the enclosure is the sealed type and conduit entry is to be from the top:
  • Remove the top conduit enclosure plate.
  • Drill or punch the conduit enclosure plate, and provide appropriate conduit fittings for a watertight seal.
  • Replace the conduit enclosure plate.
  1. Position the enclosure, with mounting gasket and enclosure plate, so that the holes in the enclosure base, gasket, and enclosure plate are aligned with the mounting holes in the floor.
  2. Install two bolts, with flat washers and lockwashers, in diagonally opposite mounting holes. (Do not tighten.)
  3. Install two more bolts, with flat washers and lockwashers, in the other two diagonally opposite mounting holes. (Do not tighten.)
  4. Install the remaining bolts, with flat washers and lockwashers, in the center mounting holes.
  5. Tighten all bolts evenly and equally, working from center to outside bolts, being careful not to overtighten. Maximum torque should be applied carefully.

Software Installation

The Installation Phase performs the installation of software packages. Installation of software packages is performed by vendor representative on target stations.