Kiln EMC

Operational Description

Kiln Function: EMC display and control logic for Stage Advance or Relay output

The Kiln View displays all important kiln information.  Actual values for both dry bulbs and wet bulb are displayed as well as the setpoints for each of these variables.  Calculated values for EMC and %RH are also shown; these values are derived from the wet bulb and active dry bulb temperatures. (EMC = Equilibrium Moisture Content).

Advantages of utilizing the traditional Wet & Dry bulb temperatures; Calculating EMC from the current Wet & Dry bulb temperatures is the most accurate manner to calculate EMC and beyond changing the Wet sock is maintenance free. The paper wafer type technology, while accurate at EMC values typically less than 20%, should be changed frequently with some suggesting every Schedule. Replacement wafers must be purchased from the control system vendor - the Wet Bulb socks are available quickly at a low cost from a variety of sources.

The FDC-2010-K5C may be configured by the OEM to allow EMC control logic; Stage Advance or an Event Relay outputs. When configured for EMC, the EMC setpoint will dynamically appear in the Schedule Entry screen. The user may enter the EMC setpoint in the Schedule Entry screen AND the “EMC Active” stage option (shown on 2nd options page) must be selected. When EMC value has dropped to EMC setpoint the configured logic will occur; Stage Advance or Event Relay output to signal EMC has been achieved.


Above Schedule Entry screen depicts not only the EMC setpoint but also shows the system has been OEM configured to have analog output for Fans and Vent both of which are set as a percent (0-100%) per Stage. If Fan & Vent were typical relay output as on or off (fan's reverse, forward & dwell are configured elsewhere) these fields would not be shown.

Above are the Stage Option screens, note the EMC Active selection must be selected AND an EMC setpoint entered to allow the configured EMC control logic to be active for a specific Stage.

DB Gar Soak and WB Gar Soak shown on sample Screen #2 refer to “Dry Bulb Guaranteed Soak” and “Wet Bulb Guaranteed Soak”; for more information refer to Main Schedule Review.

MON2 – MON6 shown on sample Screens #1 & #2 are shaded out. This is due to OEM configuration of the options. OEM Configuration may not only change the option names but also if they are active; MON2 – MON6 are not active. (MON = Monitor Temperature Sensors.

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Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm

Kiln Information Links below:

Kiln mode: Primary Operator Display Views.htm

Main Views, Monitor Probes, Set Manual Outputs, Trending, Alarm Monitor & History and Audit Trail

Pallet Heat-Treat operational mode - see Pallet_Heat-Treat.htm


Kiln mode: Main Schedule Views.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.


Kiln mode: Additional Temperature Monitor Sensors.htm

Optional temperature Monitor sensors; monitor only or used as additional Core Temperatures for Kiln Heat-Treat/Sterilize.


Kiln mode: Kiln EMC Operation.htm:

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).


Pallet Heat-Treat Sterilization Mode.htm

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


Data Logging & View Historical Data.htm:

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.


LAN Features.htm

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


Printing Functions:

Print Data Views, Historical Data files including Data Log files, Alarm files, Audit Trail files, Recipe files, etc.


System Security & Audit Trail.htm:

Multi level Security & Audit Trail Setup.

File Utilities.htm:
Import/Export Data Log, Schedule, Alarm & Audit directories from Compact Flash Card to I-Stick Memory via USB port.

System User Settings.htm:

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 System Configuration.htm:

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


On-Line Demo.htm

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.


Energy Saving.htm

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.


I-Stick Panel Mount Mounting Adapter.htm

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.


FDC-2010-K5C Hardware Dimensions & Specifications.htm

Dimensional Drawings, mechanical specifications and sample wiring diagrams.


FDC-2010-K5C Contact Techncial Support and Touch Screen Software Updates.htm

Contact information & links to download touch screen software updates.


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