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Piping HMI Engine with Wonderware ArchestrA

Written by Yury on Tuesday, 09 April 2013. Posted in Pipe Flow Modelling

Piping HMI ArchestrA symbol has an supplementary simulation unit

"ArchestrA", "Intouch" - the trademarks of "Invensys" company - see www.invensys.com
(For this example, ArchestrA 3.6 is used)
"KepwareEx" -the trademark of "Kepware" company - see www.kepware.com
(For this example, KepwareEx V4.0 is used)

To test the "pipingHMI" components in the "ArchestrA" we need to create a new galaxy "IntouchImit" and import the file"IntouchImit.aaPKG". This file is installed in the folder specified by the user during the setup.
In our example the folder is C: \ Program Files \ YAS \ Simulation.

Dll libraries from the directory .../Simulation must be imported into the galaxy "IntouchImit" (a).
In addition, the folder pipeWork from directory .. /Simulation must be copied into the directory of Intouch.
The folder pipeWork contains the configuration files for this example (b).

(a)

(b)

The example uses the OPC Server "KepwareEx V4.0", at least the demoversion of it must be installed on your computer. The OPC server configuration file for this example is located in the same folder and named "simdemo.opf".

This file must be moved to the folder:
C: \ Program Files \ KEPServerEx \ Projects

Block diagram of the use of "pipingHMI" libraries in the "ArchestrA" is shown in the figure below.

The component "pipingMimic" is placed Into "Archestra" symbol , which reads the mimic diagram configuration from the file "pipingMap". Simulator "pipingHMISim" also reads its mimic diagram configuration from the same file.

Real-time data to display in the graphic are read from the OPC client with a universal, independent of a tag table, "ArchestrA" script. The operator commands are sent from the HMI into user defined "ArchestrA" object that also forwards them to the OPC client.

OPC client communicates with OPC server, working in our example in simulation mode.
In a real project, the OPC server connects to the program-logic controllers.

"PipingHMISim" simulator generates those data, which for the actual project come from the controlled equipment.

The Archestra symbol "ppgMimicP1" will be set on tab "Graphic Toolbox" of Archestra IDE as a result of the import "IntouchImit.aaPKG".

Open the symbol in the graphical editor. The symbol consists of four components, as shown in the figure below.

Symbol properties are configured as shown below:

Symbol also contains the following "While Showing" script to read the real-time data:

dim sw as string;
dim diswitch as indirect;
dim aiswitch as indirect;
dim v as integer; if TagType ==2 then ' a Valve or Pump command
if PipingMimic1.TagNameInFocus<> PipingMimic1.TagNameInFocusCm then
' if TagName was not set by Command from HMI
sw="OPCClientSim.DO." + PipingMimic1.TagNameInFocus;
diswitch.BindTo(sw);
if IsGood(diswitch )then
if diswitch==true then
pipingMimic1.tgValueNext=2;
else
pipingMimic1.tgValueNext=0;
endif;
goNextTag=True;
'LogMessage( PipingMimic1.TagNameInFocus + " - DO Value : " + diswitch);
endif;
endif;
elseif TagType ==5 or TagType ==6 or TagType ==91 or TagType ==1 then
' The Switch Values
sw = "OPCClientSim.DIO."+ PipingMimic1.TagNameInFocus;
diswitch.BindTo(sw);
if IsGood(diswitch )then
pipingMimic1.TagValueInFocusSW=diSwitch;
' LogMessage(sw+ " - DIO Value : " + diswitch);
goNextTag=True;
endif;
elseif TagType >88 and TagType < 98 then
' The Analog Values
sw = "OPCClientSim.AIO."+ PipingMimic1.TagNameInFocus;
TagName =sw;
aiswitch.BindTo(sw);
if IsGood(aiswitch )then
v = aiswitch / 27.647; '(.../27647) * 1000
pipingMimic1.tgValueNext=v;
goNextTag=True;
' LogMessage("TagName: " + TagName +" TagType: " + Text(TagType ,"#") + " A Value : " + Text(v,"###"));
'else
' LogMessage("TagName: " + TagName +" TagType: " + Text(TagType ,"#") + " Failed To Read ");
endif;
endif;
if goNextTag == True THEN
' Go to Next Tag in the list
PipingMimic1.TgNameGetNext = true;
goNextTag = False;
else
goNextTag=True; ' Try once more to read the same tag
endif;
' Read the Type of the next Tag
TagType=pipingMimic1.TgNameType;

The assignment:

PipingMimic1.TgNameGetNext = true;

causes assignment to property "TagNameInFocus" the name of
next OPC server tag from the ring list, which is contained
in "PipingMimic" control.
An indirect variable is assigned to this tag depending on the tag type.
Below is the assignment for a discrete input:

sw = "OPCClientSim.DIO." + PipingMimic1.TagNameInFocus ;
diswitch.BindTo(sw );

If reading of a variable was successful, its value is assigned
to the current variable of "pipingMimic1" control:


if IsGood( diswitch ) then
pipingMimic1.TagValueInFocusSW = diSwitch;
endif ;

To communicate with Archestra symbol, "UserDefined" object "udOutp"
is also used , it identifies three variables UDA,
as shown in the figure below:

Element contains the following "Datachange" script for
transmission of commands from the mimic diagram to OPC server:

As an OPC client an object "OPCClientSim" is used. It contains four groups of variables, as shown in the figure:

Running the program "KEPServerEx" we can see the lists of OPC
server variables for this example. A Snapshot of the list of the analog variables
is presented below:

After the "Deployment" operation the object tree takes the form:

After the "Deployment" system is available for testing.
In the RunTime "IntouchView" displays the form with the process piping mimic diagram.
For the example from the installation folder it might look like this:

Clicking on the piping elements image causes the faceplate pop up, which can be used to process control in "manual mode."

To run the simulator, do click on the executable file from the installed folder .. /Simulation.
The form below shows the simulated process:

To study the reaction of a control system, the parameters of the process can be changed.
Ctrl + mouse-clicking on the mimic element causes the faceplate pop up.
The examples are given below:

Noting checkBox "Take This" you can set the value to be taken
instead of value calculated by the simulation program.

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Yury

Yury

HMI design acceleration

PipingHMI library is targeted to simplify and accelerate the creation of mimics of the operator interfaces for the process piping systems. The approach is automatic, without the developer intervention , build in during the mimics design a simplified model of fluid transport in pipelines.

Comments (2)

  • Andrey

    Andrey

    17 September 2013 at 08:27 |
    piping hmi engine is already adopted for wonderware system platform 2012 and new wonderware InTouch version
    • Andrey

      Andrey

      07 October 2013 at 19:57 |
      We can get ready ArchestrA HMI graphics after creating the object model in it's tool

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