Energy Savings Review
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The FDC-2010-K5C control system offers OEM's multiple configurations to customize inputs, outputs, control configuration and Digital Inputs, 5 of which can defeat all or portion of control outputs with 5 others for remote Schedule control; remote start, stop, hold, Stage Advance & Previous Stage. For information on an On-Line product demonstration and product review click here on-line product review/demonstration.
The FDC-2010-K5C by itself does not offer specific Energy Management / Saving features or control logic. However, utilizing 3rd party energy management devices providing a digital output at a predetermined energy consumption level connected to the appropriate digital input can start & stop running schedules and/or specific outputs to better manage an operation's energy usage. Examples are described below
Start Schedule when boiler capacity is adequate: A boiler capacity measuring device (temperature and pressure) provides a digital output when there is sufficient capacity to run a Schedule on a specific Kiln. (As standard a delayed start is available after loading a Schedule but is not related to available energy.)
Defeat Heat Output when inadequate boiler capacity: A boiler capacity measuring device (temperature and pressure) provides a digital output when there is insufficient capacity to continue to run a specific Kiln. This digital input could be configured to defeat the Kiln's call for Heat thus reducing temporarily demand for steam; this temporary reduction in demand may allow other more important applications to continue to run with sufficient steam pressure or eliminate the need to temporarily start up a more expensive back-up boiler.
Defeat Fans when Electrical consumption too High: Facilities with high electrical usage with rates that increase dramatically if a predetermined consumption level is exceeded could utilize a 3rd party electrical load monitoring device whose output could turn off a Kiln's Fans and other appropriate outputs until such time excess electrical capacity was available.
The 5 digital inputs may each have any combination of "defeat" outputs allowing configurations to allow multiple energy management strategies.
Refer to OEM Configuration for details. Shown below are the Option Screens that are used to enable outputs & events either on a Manual basis or per Stage within a Schedule. In the OEM configuration any of the outputs/events may be selected to be "defeated" for the digital input being configured.
Return to: Main Kiln FDC-2010-K5C Page
Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm
Kiln Information Links below:
Main Views, Monitor Probes, Set Manual Outputs, Trending, Alarm Monitor & History and Audit Trail
Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode - see Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm
Drying Schedule View, Schedule Edit/Run, Schedule Run, Hold, Stop; Drying Schedule View, Schedule Entry, Plot Schedule, Edit Schedules, Run Schedule, Advance to Next or Previous Stage and Add Subtract Time.
Optional temperature Monitor sensors; monitor only or used as additional Core Temperatures for Kiln Heat-Treat/Sterilize.
Description of EMC calculated values shown on Kiln's Main View and control logic if so configured.
Kiln mode: PC based KilnView Software Package.htm:
KilnView PC Software Review - communicate with up to 16 FDC-2010-K5C Controls as well as up to 48 single loop controls (applies to FDC-2010-K5C Kiln operational mode only; KilnView may not be used in the Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode).
Review of Pallet Heat-Treat Sterilization mode; available configurations, control logic, operation, etc.
Links below offer descriptions common to both the Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat operational modes and/or configuration
System Data Logging Start: Kiln mode on start up, on Schedule Start or on Demand and in Pallet Heat-Treat mode on cycle start. History Data View and printing as graph or averages with High & Low values, etc. File Utilities to manually copy and/or delete Historical Data, Alarm, Audit and Schedule files and if connected to LAN, FTP Historical Data files to PC based FTP Server.
Description of LAN standard features: Remote Access (embedded VNC Server), email/SMS text on alarm, FTP of Historical Data files (embedded FTP client), Web page (embedded web page server) & Atomic Clock time/date update
Print Data Views, Historical Data files including Data Log files, Alarm files, Audit Trail files, Recipe files, etc.
Multi level Security & Audit Trail Setup.
Import/Export Data Log, Schedule, Alarm & Audit directories from Compact Flash Card to I-Stick Memory via USB port.
User Configurable FDC-2010-K5C Settings: Decimal Point, Control Tuning, LAN settings, Input Offsets, Temperature Alarm Setpoints, Remote I/O Monitor, Degrees C/F, Setpoint Limits, Force System outputs allowing easy testing of all outputs without running control system, Kiln mode Fan Direction & Dwell Times, Kiln mode Schedule Recovery [Power Loss] and more.
OEM FDC-2010-K5C Control System Configuration as Kiln only, Pallet Heat-Treat only or Combination Kiln & Pallet Heat-Treat control system. Configure control outputs as relay on/off or analog output; Configure Linear Outputs as either Control or Retransmission of Dry & Web Bulb setpoints or temperatures; Names for Digital Inputs, Control & Alarm Outputs, Event Outputs; Configure up to 7 DI that can disable Control outputs and logic [schedule hold, heat enable, Fans, Spray Auto, etc.]; Configure additional Monitor / Core Temperature inputs
Information to schedule an on-line demonstration of the FDC-2010-K5C control system
Information on multi-language Help screens, Audio output and on-board tools to troubleshoot control system.
Review of features that if connected to 3rd party energy monitoring devices (Load Monitor / Shedding) to reduce energy costs by wiring digital inputs to start/stop/hold schedules and/or disable specific outputs until appropriate.
Panel Mount USB Adapter, standard and Nema 4X, providing front panel access to USB port for memory I-Stick and/or printing direct from the FDC-2010-K5C interface.
Dimensional Drawings, mechanical specifications and sample wiring diagrams.
Contact information & links to download touch screen software updates.