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P&ID

  • Using the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    To open P&ID, select ‘P&ID’ from ‘Acquire’ menu Viewing Device Information: Click on an icon on the P&ID and it will display its sidebar on the right hand side of the page. Editing Set Points: Click on an icon on … Continue reading 

  • Adding a Device to the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    When Acquire starts for the first time it will automatically generate its best guess at what the P&ID should look like. It will draw the meter runs, common header and the prover (where applicable). Once the default P&ID has been … Continue reading 

  • Adding a Field to the Sidebar

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Click on a device The device will be highlighted on the P&ID and the the device details will be displayed in the sidebar: 3. Right click at the top of the sidebar 4. Select … Continue reading 

  • Adding Fields to the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Select ‘Pallet’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 3. Select ‘Text and Buttons’ from the ‘Devices’ popup menu 4. Drag the ‘Total’ or ‘First Field’ icon from the pallet onto the P&ID First Fields … Continue reading 

  • Adding Buttons to the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Select ‘Pallet’ from the ‘P&ID’ menu 3. Select ‘Text and Buttons’ from the ‘Devices’ popup menu 4. Drag one of the buttons from the pallet onto the P&ID The Button Properties window will be … Continue reading 

  • Adding Text to the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Select ‘Pallet’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 3. Select ‘Text and Buttons’ from the ‘Devices’ popup menu 4. Drag the ‘Custom Text’ icon from the pallet onto the P&ID Dragging a Custom Text … Continue reading 

  • Setting up a Valve

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Double click on the Valve on the P&ID The Valve Properties window will be displayed: 3. Double click on ‘Valve Position’ in the list The Field List window will be displayed: 4. Select … Continue reading 

  • Setting up a Control Valve

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Select ‘Pallet’ from the ‘P&ID’ menu 3. Select ‘Valves’ from the ‘Devices’ popup menu 4. Drag the Control Valve from the pallet onto the P&ID The Valve Properties window will be displayed: 5. Enter the … Continue reading 

  • Setting up a Tank

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘P&ID’ from ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Select ‘Pallet’ from ‘P&ID’ menu 3. Select ‘Tanks’ from ‘Devices’ dropdown menu 4. Drag the ‘Tank’ from the pallet onto the P&ID 5. Click  the ‘OK’ button 6. Double click on the ‘Flowcomputer … Continue reading 

  • Setting up Tags

    ( P&ID )

    Devices that are added to the P&ID as part of Acquire’s initial setup will be given a default Tag automatically but they will not be displayed on the P&ID until the Tag name is defined. Devices that are added to … Continue reading 

  • Setting up Flow on the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    Warning: This section describes how the flow works in Acquire and provides a worked example which will overwrite your changes. Do not follow this example on a production database. 1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu 2. Select ‘New P&ID’ from the … Continue reading 

  • Setting up Valves to Manually Show Flow

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘Custom Fields’ from the ‘Config’ menu 2. Click the ‘Add’ button 3. Enter the ‘Full Field Name’ for the custom field, e.g.“Valve Status” 4. Select the ‘Type’ as “Enterable” 5. Select the ‘Security Level’ as any nonzero number, … Continue reading 

  • Setting up Multiple P&IDs

    ( P&ID )

    Acquire allows up to 9 P&IDs to be added per station. 1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu The default P&ID will be displayed: 2. Select ‘Setup P&IDs’ from the ‘File’ menu The Setup P&IDs window will be displayed: 3. Click on … Continue reading 

  • Linking Flow from P&ID Views

    ( P&ID )

    This advanced tutorial combines instructions from several topics to explain how flow from two P&ID views can be combined together. 1. Set up multiple P&ID Views Follow these instructions to set up P&ID Views. 2. Set up flow on the … Continue reading 

  • Resizing the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    1. Select ‘Server Preferences’ from the ‘Admin’ menu 2. Select ‘P&ID’ in the left hand column 3. Enter the ‘Grid Size Horizontal’ and ‘Grid Size Vertical’ To work out the correct measurements, use the formulae below: horizontal cells = (width … Continue reading 

  • Regenerating the P&ID

    ( P&ID )

    Acquire allows the P&ID to be regenerated if the station settings change or the P&ID needs to be reverted to its default state. 1. Select ‘P&ID’ from the ‘Acquire’ menu The current P&ID will be displayed: 2. Select ‘Revert to … Continue reading 

  • Adding a PLC

    ( P&ID )

    Acquire treats all Modbus clients as a flow computer. PLCs can be added by adding a flow computer. 1. Select ‘Flowcomputers…’ from the ‘Admin’ menu The Flow Computers list will be displayed: 2. Click the ‘Add’ button The Flow Computers … Continue reading