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AFC

ProSoft AFC Manager

PSW-AFC

The AFC Manager is an easy-to-use Windows 98/NT/2000/XP based configuration, reporting, and monitoring tool provided with the AFC modules. Project configurations may be uploaded, downloaded and saved to the PC under user selectable file names.

Features and Benefits

The AFC Manager allows you to perform the following tasks with your AFC modules:

  •  Manage multiple AFC modules with multiple firmware revisions
  •  Configure project parameters (site configuration)
  •  Configure the port communication parameters
  •  Remap registers from the primary slave to the virtual slave. Modbus master interface allows easy access to primary and virtual database
  •  Configure meter channels
  •  Enable and disable the meter channels
  •  Set the module passwords
  •  Keep track of configuration changes
  •  Monitor the meter operation
  •  Perform an audit scan
  •  Configure the archives
  •  Monitor the archives
  •  Monitor the events

AFC Version 2.05 Update Notice

If your module measures liquids, please read this notice before upgrading from version 2.04 (or earlier) to 2.05 (or later).

For compliance with new measurement standards, the AFC version 2.05 has introduced several new liquid product groups. In particular, the two non-refined liquid product groups of version 2.04, which covered the entire density range of crudes and NGLs, have each been split into two separate product groups, one for the higher density range of crudes and the other for the lower density range of NGLs. If your module has meter channels configured for either "Crude, NGL" or "Oil-water emulsion", you should decide before upgrading the firmware the new product group (light or heavy) to which each such channel should be assigned. This assignment will be performed during the upgrade process and will preserve all other configuration and historical records including accumulator values and archives, in contrast to changing a product group after the upgrade which resets the meter configuration and erases all historical records. Meter channels configured for "Gas" or "Refined products" are not affected.

AFC Manager exhibits the same behavior when converting a project between versions 2.04 (or earlier) and 2.05 (or later).

The criterion for assigning the new product group depends on the density units and the Default Reference Density, as detailed in the following tables:

Density Units = kg/m3

Version 2.04 Product Group

Default Reference Density

Version 2.05 Product Group

Crude, NGL

= 0 OR >= 610.0

Crude oils, JP4

Crude, NGL

> 0 AND < 610.0

NGLs, LPGs

Oil Water Emulsion

= 0 OR >= 610.0

Oil-water emulsion (Crd)

Oil Water Emulsion

> 0 AND < 610.0

Oil-water emulsion (NGL)

Density Units = Rd/60

Version 2.04 Product Group

Default Reference Density

Version 2.05 Product Group

Crude, NGL

= 0 OR >= 0.6100

Crude oils, JP4

Crude, NGL

> 0 AND < 0.6100

NGLs, LPGs

Oil Water Emulsion

= 0 OR >= 0.6100

Oil-water emulsion (Crd)

Oil Water Emulsion

> 0 AND < 0.6100

Oil-water emulsion (NGL)

Due to roundoff error of numeric conversions, a Relative Density very close to the cutoff value of 0.6100 may cause the module to assign the new product group opposite to the one that was intended. Before upgrading, change the Default Reference Density to a number significantly different from 0.6100, such as 0.6110 (to target Crude) or 0.6090 (to target NGLs). You may change it back to the correct value after the upgrade

Density Units = API Gravity

Version 2.04 Product Group

Default Reference Density

Version 2.05 Product Group

Crude, NGL

= 0 OR <= 100.0

Crude oils, JP4

Crude, NGL

> 0 AND > 100.0

NGLs, LPGs

Oil Water Emulsion

= 0 OR <= 100.0

Oil-water emulsion (Crd)

Oil Water Emulsion

> 0 AND > 100.0

Oil-water emulsion (NGL)

Applications

The AFC Manager can be used to configure the AFC module project parameters (Site Configuration) and each meter (Meter Configuration).  Once your project is up and running, you can also use the AFC Manager to monitor each meter run (Meter Monitor), archives, and events.

Specifications

Functional Specifications

  • Process I/O: analog inputs (pressure, temperature, diff pressure) from analog modules and pulse inputs from pulse/frequency input modules in rack
  • Number of meter channels: 8 or 16 meters (depending on module capabilities)
  • Fluid groups: Hydrocarbon gases and liquids, including Crudes & NGLs (API-2540 "A" and "E" Tables), Refined Products (API-2540 "B" Tables), and Oil-Water Emulsion (API-2540 "A" Tables with high-water-content methods of MPMS Ch 20.1)
  • Meter types: Differential (orifice, V-cone), Linear (pulse train), Flow rate integration, Pulse frequency integration

Calculation Methods

  • AGA3 (1992) or ISO5167 (2003)
  • AGA7
  • AGA8 (1992) (Detail Characterization Method)
  • Energy (heating value) for gases according to AGA 8 Appx C-4
  • API MPMS Ch 12.2
  • API-2540 Tables (API MPMS Ch 11.1) 23/53 and 24/54 for Hydrocarbon Liquids
  • GPA TP-25 for Hydrocarbon Liquids (Tables 23E/24E)
  • API MPMS Ch 11.2
  • GPA TP-15 for Vapor Pressure Correlation
  • API MPMS Ch 20.1
  • API MPMS Ch 21.1 and 21.2 or equivalent

Supports energy measurement for gas applications

Product Measurement: Hydrocarbon gases and liquids including refined products

Process I/O Calibration Mode: Prevents introduction of spurious process input values during calibration of transmitters

Data Archiving

  • Hourly for 2 days for each meter run (48 records per channel)
  • Daily for 35 days
  • Extended archive feature supports up to 1440 additional daily archives and 1440 additional hourly archives on compact flash
  • Each record consists of nearly 20 process and other variables.
  • All archived data is available in or via the onboard Modbus memory map.
  • User may configure when archives are generated
  • User may configure archive content (from pre-defined list)
  • Archives can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet or printed to a local printer.

Other Features

  • Event Log with 1999-event buffer and timestamp.
  • Virtual Slave with 20,000 re-mappable Modbus registers for contiguous SCADA polling.
  • Password protection

Hardware

System Requirements

These configuration tools are designed for Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 and NT. Minimum hardware requirements are:

  • 100 MHz or faster Pentium PC
  • 128 MB RAM
  • DVD drive
  • 100 MB available hard drive space
  • Available RS-232 serial port and null modem cable

Downloads

AFC Manager - Important version 2.05 Update Notice - Please read! 24.51 kB Last Modified 03/11/2010
AFC Manager Datasheet 106.56 kB Last Modified 12/14/2009
AFC Manager Software v2.07 3.08 MB Last Modified 10/14/2015
Technical Note: Measurement Standards Supported by AFC Modules 195.77 kB Last Modified 03/11/2010