FDC-2010-K5C -

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.

Energy Management & Saving

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.

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How are the "defeat" Outputs configured?

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.


Digital Inputs to Control Schedule Operation

Refer to Schedule Operation and Mechanical & Wiring for further information.

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Return to: Main Kiln FDC-2010-K5C Page

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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