GENIE II PROGRAM

For Windows

Table of Contents

 

Installation and Setup. 3

Introduction. 4

Features. 5

Data Inputs & Units Screen. 8

Flow Element Specifications. 8

Process Data input 9

Optional Specifications. 11

Calculation Results. 11

Fluid Properties Screen. 12

Standard Conditions. 13

Comments & Information Screen. 14

Calculated Results Screen. 15

Graphical Results Screen. 16

Results. 16

ABB GENIE II PROGRAM Steps 1 2 3. 21

Advanced Users. 28

 

Desktop Display and Icon. 36

 


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Installation and Setup

 

It is always best to close any open Window applications or virus utilities before installing any Windows program application. Additionally, system privileges must be provided for loading components into c:/windows/system directories.

 

Any previous version of the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM should be removed. This is done in the Windows Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

 

1.      Insert the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM CD-ROM.

 

2.      In the Windows Start Button on the Microsoft Task Bar, go to Settings>, then Control Panel>, then double-click on Add/Remove Programs and follow the on screen instructions. (For downloaded programs go to the directory the program was downloaded to)

 

3.      Click on the Install button.

 

4.      In the Install Program from Floppy Disk or CD-ROM window, and click next.

 

The Setup program should start by Copying initialization files. If you are a first time user, the Setup may request to shutdown and restart your computer. This is a standard Microsoft setup and allows for proper registration. Click OK and allow the system to reboot. Any error during the install process should be reported to your IS administrator.

 

The Setup program will check for sufficient disk space. If there is not enough, Setup will stop the installation process and advise you to clear space before proceeding.

 

To start the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM, click the Start button on the Microsoft Task Bar, then Programs, then ABB GENIE II PROGRAM.

 

To have easy access to the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM, create a desktop icon. Once the desktop icon is created, all you need to do is double-click the icon.

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System Requirements

 

Computer: 486, Pentium or better

Memory: 12 MB RAM

Minimum Disk Space: 25 MB

Operating System: Microsoft Windows

Networking: Capabilities Available

Other Software: Microsoft Office

Display size Optimized for 800 x 600 pixels

Display color 256 color required, 32 bit preferred

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Introduction

 

This sizing program is an essential tool to assist in the selection and application of ABB flow meters and support troubleshooting issues. Many features have been incorporated to provide the user access to standard physical properties, generic and intricate process engineering conversions and ?what if? decision making with point and click simplicity.

 

Design specification changes are easily entered and instantly calculated. Entries that do not meet specific meter design criteria are color-coded, with results blocked in yellow indicating caution; those blocked in red indicate a specification has been violated.

 

Advanced users may take advantage of entering specific data relating to tap elevation, pipe roughness and process variables to further define the sizing criteria.

 

Project information and other comments may be entered directly from the main sizing screen for future retrieval and printing.

 

Results show meter calculations, design details, pressure drop factors, power consumption and flow element hourly and yearly operating costs, and more. References for calculation basis can be extracted from physical property tables and other standard data tables.

 

Results can be saved directly to Word and Excel formats, and E-mailed to end users, purchasing contacts, or co-workers.

 

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NOTICE

 

This program is intended to be used as a tool for the selection and sizing of ABB flow meters based on application conditions. All results are estimates using either empirical data or industry accepted equations and may not reflect exact results when in actual use. ABB Automation Inc. provides this program ?as is? with no warranty of any kind. The user assumes full responsibility for its application and use of data and results.

 

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Features

 

Text Toolbar: File, Edit, View, Start, Results, Window, Help

 

Icon Toolbar: Open, Save, Print, Print Preview, Cut, Copy, Paste, Start, Pause, Stop, Word Results, Excel Results, Quick View, Graph Results, and Windows Toolbar.

 

The Toolbar for the Initial Default Screen includes the following buttons:

 

            Data Inputs & Units - Enter all required data and appropriate units.

            Fluid Properties - Sets all fluid properties based on selected fluid.

            Standard Conditions - Enter both standard and flowing conditions.

            Comments & Info - Enter any information and comments to be saved.

            Calculated Results - Calculate all results and displays in text format.

            Graphical Results - Calculate all results and displays graphically.

            Calculate - Calculate all sizing results.

 

There are two blank areas on the Initial Default Screen.

 

            The area at the bottom provides any area to enter any calculations or comments to be saved.

 

            The area at the right will provide the results of the selections after calculations are completed. The slide bars at the right hand side and bottom assist in viewing while in this initial screen.

 

 

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To run the program, click START, the small blue arrow on the top Icon Toolbar or click the Calculate Button. Make any necessary changes and click START or click Calculate again for new results.

 

When selections are made out of specification areas, prompts appear to assist you. Prompts, as shown below, are two examples.

 

 


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The Windows Toolbar provides access to the ABB Explorer and the following programs.

 

            Engineering Units Conversion

EquationSolver

Units Conversion - Basic

Units Conversion - General

Units Conversion - Metric

Units Conversion - All

Units Conversion - Advanced

 

            Physical Properties Program

Physical Properties (Elements, Organic)

Physical Properties (Organic)

Vapor Pressure (Inorganic, Organic)

Saturated Liquid Densities (Inorganic, Organic)

Critical Constants (Inorganic, Organic)

Heats of Fusion & Vaporization (Elements, Inorganic)

Heats of Vaporization (Inorganic, Organic)

Heat Capacities (Inorganic, Organic)

Heat Capacities (Inorganic, Organic - Ideal Gas State)

Heats & Free Energies of Formation (Inorganic)

Heats of Combustion (Inorganic, Organic)

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            Engineering Programs

Flow Measurement Elements

Liquid Flow

Liquid Mass Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube

Liquid Volume Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube

 

            Engineering Programs - continued

Flow Measurement Elements

Gas Flow

Gas Mass Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube

Gas Volume Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube


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Data Inputs & Units Screen

 

The Data Inputs & Units screen is the default opening screen and the user may perform sizing calculations with no further window selections, providing the process data is in actual conditions. Described below are the various sections of the opening screen.

 

Pipe Specifications

 

            Select Nominal Diameter between inch and 36 inch by utilizing the drop down menu or slide bar to the right.

 

            Select Pipe Schedule by utilizing the drop down menu or slide bar to the right.

 

            Select Standard, Carbon or Stainless Steel.

 

            Note: The Selected Pipe Specifications are highlighted at the right. If the text in this area is black, the pipe sizing exists. If the text is highlighted in red, it is a non-standard pipe size. For wedge products, not all pipe sizes/schedules may be offered within the standard product line and may require a factory quotation.

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Flow Element Specifications

 

            Select Fluid Phase and select Flow Type. Available are Liquid, Gas, Mass Flow and Volume Flow.

            Note: Changes made are visible in the Process Data at Flowing Condition section shown directly below.

 

            Select Flow Element Type. Using the drop down box, the selections available are Wedge Meter, Venturi Meter, Orifice Meter, Flow Nozzle, Elbow Meter and Pitot Tube. (Example: If the Flow Nozzle is selected, the H/D Ratio changes to Radius of Curvature.)

 

            H/D Ratio is the default. Corresponding with the selection of the Flow Element Type, options become available for H/D Ratio, Beta Ratio, Radius of Curvature, and Velocity Head Factor. Use the drop down box to select options. (Example: If the Flow Nozzle is selected, the Radius of Curvature is shown. Select and highlight the default number of 0 and enter another number. In the drop down box to the right, select the appropriate measurement.)

 

            Note: If the default number is disabled, it cannot be changed, selected or highlighted, as shown when selecting the Wedge Meter Flow Element Type.

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Process Data input

 

Process data may be entered in one of the following ways:

 

ACTUAL CONDITIONS

 

1.      Process data for actual conditions may be entered directly on the opening default input screen. Items highlighted in blue are the required inputs.

2.      The user may select the Fluid Properties button, enter pressure, temperature and density, then select one of the fluid properties sections at the bottom of the window bottom and find the fluid being measured. Calculations for MW, vapor pressure etc are calculated and brought forward to the calculation screen.

 

STANDARD CONDITIONS

 

1.      For standard conditions the user selects the Standard Conditions button and again either enters both standard and flowing conditions directly and if required, selects the appropriate fluid properties button as above.

 

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The Process Data at Flowing Conditions can be selected, highlighted and new inputs entered. Drop down boxes contain additional options.

 

            Note: If selection areas are disabled, they are not used for the current selection.

 

            Volumetric Flow Rate

            Temperature

            Pressure

            Viscosity

            Compressibility

            Molecular Weight

            Cp/Cv Ratio

            Density

            Vapor Pressure

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Optional Specifications

 

Option Specifications are as follows. If the conditions can be selected and highlighted, new inputs can be entered. Drop down boxes contain additional options.

 

            Note: If selection areas are disabled, they are not used for the current selection.

 

            Reference Temperature (used for SG calculation)

            Reference Density

            Pipe Roughness

            Tap Elevation Change Used when considering a vertical installation

            Calibration Factor The calibration factor may be used to change the default CV and can be useful for what if conditions

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Calculation Results

            Select Calculation Results Units - the default is H20 @60F

            Tap Pressure Drop = calculated H20 @60F

            Flow Pressure Drop = calculated H20 @60F

            Elevation Pressure Drop = calculated H20 @60F

            Permanent Pressure Loss = calculated H20 @60F

 

            Below these results, a drop box is available to select a program variable or constant and monitor the value base don program input or changes.

 

            The Calculated Results defaults to a short form, providing the user with the minimum data required for sizing. By clicking Detailed Results, a long form report will be generated as shown further in this manual. This option can be uncheck by clicking with the left mouse button.

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Fluid Properties Screen

 

The Fluid Properties screen sets all fluid properties based on selected fluid. Also available on this screen is the Saturated Density button. Click for sizing options to select fluid physical properties and to also calculate their results.

 

Actual Conditions

 

 

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Standard Conditions

 

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Comments & Information Screen

 

The Comments & Information Screen provides an easy workstation to enter any information and comments to be saved. Information can be entered directly from the keyboard or copied and pasted from another area or application.

 

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Calculated Results Screen

 

The Calculated Results screen provides all the calculated results and displays them in text format.

 

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Graphical Results Screen

 

The Graphical Results screen calculates all results and displays them graphically.

 

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Results

 

The ABB GENIE II PROGRAM provides results within several Microsoft products such as Word, Excel or Note Pad. Microsoft Word Results are shown below and on the following pages. Results can be generated into a final report, logged for future reference, or e-mailed to project personnel. Results may be generated in a short or long form, with the long form shown on the next page.

 

An Example of the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM results:

 


Wedge Meter - Liquid Mass Flow

Day, Todays date 6:49:06 PM

 

Engineer: YOUR NAME

Project Name: YOUR PROJECT

Project Number:

 

 

Pipe Specifications:(Standard Pipe Size):

Select Nominal Diameter = 1/2 Inch

Select Schedule = Schedule 40

Pipe Roughness = 0.00015 Steel (ft)

 

Flow Element Specifications:

Tap Elevation Change = 0 ft

H/D Ratio = 0.2 (H/D Ratio of 0.2)

Calibration Factor = 1 Unitless

 

Process Data at Flowing Conditions:

Mass Flow Rate = 100 lb/hr

Temperature = 68 F

Pressure = 100 psig

Density = 1 SG(H2O@Ref. Temp.)

Viscosity = 0.01 centipoise

Vapor Pressure = 14.696 psia

Reference Temperature = 60 F (used for SG calculation)

Reference Density = 62.37 lb/ft

 

Calculation Results:

Tap Pressure Drop = -0.0267772 psi

Flow Pressure Drop = -0.0267772 psi

Elevation Pressure Change = 0 psi

Permanent Pressure Loss = -0.0229647 psi

Permanent Pressure Loss = -0.0229647 psi

Wedge Meter - Liquid Mass Flow - Sizing Results:

 

Other Calculation Results:

 

Wedge Meter - Liquid Mass Flow - Sizing Results:

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Pressure Data:

Pressure In( psig ) = 100

Pressure Out( psig ) = 99.97704

Note: Outlet Pressure does not include elevation change.

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Pipe Flow Data:

Mass Flow (lb/hr) = 100

Volume Flow (ft/hr) = 1.603335

Reynolds Number = 101538.1

Fully Turbulent Reynolds Number >= 430236.3

Turbulent Reynolds Number >= 4000

Laminar Reynolds Number <= 2100

Flow Region = Turbulent

Transition Length(ft) = 0.5764405

30 Diameter Pipe-Length(ft) = 1.555

Fanning Friction Factor = 6.804913E-03

e/D = 2.893891E-03

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Pipe Information:

Flow Area(in) = 0.303858

Pipe ID(in) = 0.622

Pipe ID(cm) = 1.579803

OptDia (in) = 0.1193157

OptDia/PipeDia = 0.1918259

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Wedge Meter Information:

Wedge Meter Bore Diameter(in) = 0.2346997

Wedge Meter Area(in) = 4.326284E-02

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Flow and Velocity Results:

Velocity(ft/sec) = 0.2110637

Wedge Meter Velocity(ft/sec) = 5.276593

Velocity(m/sec) = 6.432908E-02

Fully Turbulent Velocity(ft/sec) >= 0.8946126

Turbulent Velocity(ft/sec) >= 8.317407E-03

Laminar Velocity(ft/sec) <= 4.366639E-03

Pipe Wall Shear Stress(lb/ft) = 2.935889E-04

Minimum Design Velocity(ft/sec) = 3.894634

Maximum Design Velocity(ft/sec) = 5.841951

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Flow Element Pressure Drop Factors:

Velocity Heads = 76.64895

Flow Element L/D = 2815.942

Equivalent Length(ft) = 145.9596

Equivalent Length(in) = 1751.516

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Flow Element Power Consumption:

Head Loss(ft-lb/lb) = -5.302095E-02

Note: Head does not include flow element elevation change.

Power Usage(hp) = 2.677826E-06

Power Usage(kw) = 3.592083E-06

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Flow Element Operating Cost:

Hourly Cost($/hr):

@ $0.100/(kWhr) = 3.592083E-07

@ $0.075/(kWhr) = 2.694062E-07

@ $0.050/(kWhr) = 1.796041E-07

Yearly Cost($/yr):

@ $0.100/(kWhr) = 3.145768E-03

@ $0.075/(kWhr) = 2.359326E-03

@ $0.050/(kWhr) = 1.572884E-03

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Density Information:

Density H2O(STP-lb/ft) = 62.37

Reference Temperature = 60 F

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Flow Element Factors:

Total Cv = 4.094981E-02

Flow Coefficient, kd = 4.094981E-02

Calibration Factor = 1

Wedge Meter Diameter (in) = 0.1244

 

Results Generated On:

Date = Todays Date

Time =

 


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An Example of the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM results in Microsoft Word:

 

ABB Program Suite: Wedge Meter - Liquid Mass Flow

 

ABB Program Suite- Engineering

Calculation Results

 

 

Wedge Meter - Liquid Mass Flow

 

Thursday, Todays Date, Todays Time

 

 

 

Engineer:

 

Project Name:

 

Project Number:

 

 

 

 

 

Pipe Specifications:(Standard Pipe Size):

 

Select Nominal Diameter

1/2 Inch

Select Schedule

Schedule 40

Pipe Roughness

0.00015 Steel (ft)

 

 

Flow Element Specifications: (N/A < 4" pipe)

 

Tap Elevation Change

0 ft

H/D Ratio

0.2 (H/D Ratio of 0.2)

Calibration Factor

1 Unitless

 

 

Process Data at Flowing Conditions:

 

Mass Flow Rate

100 lb/hr

Temperature

68 F

Pressure

100 psig

Density

1 SG(H2O@Ref. Temp.)

Viscosity

1 centipoise

Vapor Pressure

14.696 psia

Reference Temperature

60 F (SG based on water)

Reference Density

62.37 lb/ft

 

 

Calculation Results:

 

Tap Pressure Drop

0.7419158 in-H2O@60F

Flow Pressure Drop

0.7419158 in-H2O@60F

Elevation Pressure Change

0 in-H2O@60F

Permanent Pressure Loss

0.6362829 in-H2O@60F

Wedge Meter - Liquid Mass Flow - Sizing Results:

 

 

 

Calculation Results (Cont'd):

 

Total Cv

0.041

Reynolds No.

1015.4

 

 

Note: This program is intended as an engineering tool to aid in the selection of ABB Instrumentation products.

 

ABB Instrumentation provides this package "as is", without warranty of any kind.

 

The user assumes full responsibility for its application and integrity of the program output.

 

 

 

Please note that this program does not include the complete product offering available from ABB Instrumentation.

 

For additional products, please contact your sales representative.

 

 

 

Results Generated On:

 

Date

Todays Date

Time

Todays Time

 

 

 


ABB Program Suite Graphics: Wedge Meter - Liquid Mass Flow

 

 

Comments:

Saved File:

Opened File:

Thursday, Todays Date, Todays Time

Copyright 1997-2001; Quality Monitoring and Control


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ABB GENIE II PROGRAM Steps 1 2 3

 

1.                  On start up of the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM, an ABB splash screen appears with an entry area to place your name and to insert a password, provided to you by ABB. Click the check box area on the lower part of this screen to automatically remember this password.

 


 


2.                  The Data Inputs & Units Screen (as shown on the next page) becomes available to enter all required data and appropriate units.

 

3.                  To run the program, click START, the small blue arrow on the top Icon Toolbar or click the Calculate Button. Make any necessary changes and click START or click Calculate again for updated results. When selections are made out of specification areas, prompts appear to assist you.

 

a.                  Pipe Specifications

 

             Select Nominal Diameter between inch and 36 inch by utilizing the drop down menu or slide bar to the right.

             Select Pipe Schedule by utilizing the drop down menu or slide bar.

             Select Standard, Carbon or Stainless Steel.

 

        Note: The Selected Pipe Specifications are highlighted at the right. If the text in this area is black, the pipe sizing exists. If the text is highlighted in red, it is a non-standard pipe size.

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b.                  Flow Element Specifications

 

             Select Fluid Phase and select Flow Type. Notice: Changes made are visible in the Process Data at Flowing Condition section directly below.

             Select Flow Element Type. Using the drop down box, the selections available are Wedge Meter, Venturi Meter, Orifice Meter, Flow Nozzle, Elbow Meter and Pitot Tube. (Example: If the Flow Nozzle is selected, the H/D Ratio changes to Radius of Curvature.)

             H/D Ratio is the default. Corresponding with the selection of the Flow Element Type, options become available for H/D Ratio, Beta Ratio, Radius of Curvature, and Velocity Head Factor. Use the drop down box to select options. (Example: If the Flow Nozzle is selected, the Radius of Curvature is shown. Select and highlight the default number of 0 and enter another number. In the drop down box to the right, select the appropriate measurement.)

             Note: If the default number is disabled, it cannot be changed, selected or highlighted when selecting the Wedge Meter Flow Element Type.

 

c.                  Process Data at Flowing Conditions can be selected, highlighted and new inputs entered. Drop down boxes contain additional options. Note: If the selection areas are disabled, they are not used for the current selection.

d.                  Optional Specifications: If the conditions can be selected and highlighted, new inputs can be entered. Drop down boxes contain additional options.

 

             Note: If the selection areas are disabled, they are not used for the current selection.

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e.                  Calculation Results

             Select a Calculated Value - Within the Calculation Results section, an Input Box provides area for modified values.

             A Check Box is available for Detailed Results.

             The default Calculation Results Units is psi. Also available are Tap Pressure Drop, Flow Pressure Drop, Elevation Pressure Drop and Permanent Pressure Loss.

 

f.                    The area at the right side of the Initial Default Screen will provide results of the selections after calculations are completed. To re-calculate, click START, the small blue arrow on the top Icon Toolbar or click the Calculate Button. The bottom of the screen provides an area to enter calculations or comments to be saved. The Comments & Info Button Provides a larger platform for keyboard entry or pasting information.

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4.                  The Fluid Properties Screen sets all fluid properties based on selected fluid. Available are Process Data @ Flowing Conditions, Flow Rate @ Flowing conditions and Specific Gravity @ Flowing Conditions. If you have opted to enter or change information, click Apply.

 

Select Fluid Properties @ Flowing Conditions provides 4 options. Click on the button or use the Alt plus the underlined letter within the button. As an example, Alt+S will bring up the Saturated Liquid Density.

a.                  Saturated Liquid Density - Simply select the fluid, enter the correct temperature and click OK to continue.

 

 

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b.                  Liquid Vapor Pressure - Simply select the fluid, enter the correct temperature and click OK to continue.

 

 

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c.                  Density

 

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d.                  Peng-Robinson Fluid Property Evaluation -

 

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5.                  Standard Conditions Screen is used to enter both standard and flowing conditions directly. Available for both Flowing Conditions and Standard Conditions are Process Data, Flow Rate, Specific Gravity and / or Select Fluid Properties. If you opted to enter or change information, click Apply.

 

             Note: Enter any flow rate and the program will automatically adjust all corresponding flows. Also, the compressibility, z, is automatically calculated given T, P, Rho, or MW. See help for additional details.

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6.                  Comments & Info - Enter any information and comments to be saved.

 

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7.                  Calculated Results - Calculates all results and displays them in text format.

 

8.                  Graphical Results - Calculates all results and displays them graphically.

 

Note: Results are also available from the Icon Toolbar. Selections include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel or

 

9.                  Calculate - Calculates all sizing results.

 

10.             The ABB GENIE II PROGRAM provides the Wedge Meter Program as its default program. To access other programs, utilize the ABB Explorer. Click on the Windows Toolbar (Flag icon) or click on the View Menu and select Windows Toolbar. Your selections will be as follows:

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             Engineering Units Conversion

             Physical Properties Programs

             Engineering Programs

Flow Measurement Elements

Liquid Flow

Liquid Mass Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube

Liquid Volume Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube

Gas Flow

Gas Mass Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube

Gas Volume Flow

Wedge Meter

Venturi Meter

Orifice Meter

Flow Nozzle

Elbow Meter

Pitot Tube

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Advanced Users

 

In the tool bar, the graphical ChartFX icons assist in creating and viewing impressive graphics that are appropriate for your requirements. ChartFXs Help Menu notes are provided herein to support your reading materials.

 

Gallery Icon provides Line, Area, Curve, Area-Curve, Step, Bubble, Scatter, Bar, Gantt, Cube, Candlestick, Open-High-Low-Close, High-Low-Close, Pie, Doughnut, Pareto, Pyramid, Radar, Contour/Spectral, and Surface.

 

 

Edges of the charts can be dragged to resize. Right clicking inside the plots provides the following options:

 

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Data Editor Icon toggles the data in or out of the plot or by right clicking in the data area, placing the data in specific areas on the chart.

 

The Tools Icon also provides the Series Legend, Data Editor, Palette Tool Bar and the Pattern Tool Bar.

 

Page Setup Icon provides options for Separate Legend, Use Printer Resolution and Force Colors. Margins and Page orientation are also available.

 

Vertical Grid Icon toggles from full grid to vertical grid only. The Horizontal Grid Icon also provides no grid lines.

 

GRID LINES - ChartFX 98. Copyright 1994-1998. Software FX, Inc.

 

Grid lines. Displays horizontal or vertical gridlines at the major interval of the numerical (y) or categorical (x) axis, respectively.

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Grid lines General Properties

 

Major Gridlines. Lets you choose a specific format for gridlines displayed at the major interval in the selected axis. Please note gridlines must be displayed in the Axis General dialog.

 

Color. Select an option in the color box to change the gridline color for gridlines displayed at the major interval in the selected axis.

 

Style. Select an option in the Style box to specify the line style for the gridlines displayed at the major interval in the selected axis.

 

Weight. Select an option in the Weight box to specify the line weight for gridlines displayed at the major interval in the selected axis. In some systems, if the line style is different than solid the line or border weight must be 1 pixel.

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Minor Gridlines. Lets you choose a specific format for gridlines displayed at the minor interval in the chart area. Please note gridlines must be displayed in the Axis General dialog.

 

Color. Select an option in the color box to change the gridline color for gridlines displayed at the minor interval in the selected axis.

 

Style. Select an option in the Style box to specify the line style for the gridlines displayed at the minor interval in the selected axis.

 

Weight. Select an option in the Weight box to specify the line weight for gridlines displayed at the minor interval in the selected axis. In some systems, if the line style is different than solid the line or border weight must be 1 pixel.

 

Align with labels. Ensures that labels are displayed centered and aligned with tick marks at the major interval in the selected axis.

 

Interlaced. Lets you display interlaced colors between a range of gridlines in the chart area. The main color is taken from the color used in the major gridlines and the secondary color is taken from the background box set in the general dialog.

 

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Chart FX Properties General Tab

 

 

GENERAL TAB - ChartFX 98. Copyright 1994-1998. Software FX, Inc.

 

3D. Displays the chart in 3D mode

 

Cluster. Lets you display series in different rows along the z-axis.

 

Stacked. Displays the chart in stacked, stacked 100% or normal mode.

 

Axis Style. Applies a specific painting style to the axis.

 

Grid lines. Displays horizontal or vertical gridlines at the major interval of the numerical (y) or categorical (x) axis, respectively.

 

Palette. Select a specific palette to change all elements in the chart area. Please contact your software provider if this option is empty.

 

Scheme. Sets a specific scheme to elements in the chart area. Default is solid colors, you can also choose B&W or colored patterns.

 

Background. Click the color you want in the area surrounding the chart

 

Chart Box. Click the color you want in the plot area.

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Chart FX Properties Series Tab

 

 

The Series Tab provides quick access to placing labels on the chart points. It also provides the capabilities to change the markers, shape of the markers and the marker sizes.

 

SERIES TAB - ChartFX 98. Copyright 1994-1998. Software FX, Inc.

 

Series Selector. Lets you choose a particular series or <<All series>> to apply different formats an options.

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Series Properties

 

Fill Color. Click the fill color you want for the selected series.

 

Lines & Borders.

 

None. Removes the border from the elected series. If the selected series is a 2D line, the line will be drawn using the fill color.

 

Custom. Applies the custom border and line formats you choose for the selected series

 

Color. Select an option in the color box to change the border or line color for the selected series.

 

Style. Select an option in the Style box to specify the line style for a line or border.

 

Weight. Select an option in the Weight box to specify the line weight for a line or border. In some systems, if the line style is different than solid the line or border weight must be 1 pixel.

Styles

 

Gallery. Select a chart type for the selected series or the entire chart. If a particular series is selected, a multitype chart will be displayed in the chart area. Please note, not all chart types can be combined.

 

Gap Width. Type a value between 0 and 100 to specify the amount of space you want between categories of data markers. The larger the value, the greater the distance between categories.

 

Square. Selects the 3D shapes of a marker. For column, bars, and cube charts displays the marker as a rectangle.

 

Cylinder. Selects the 3D shape of a marker. For column, bars, and cube charts displays the marker as cylinders. Type a number in the box to specify the number of sides in the base of the cylinders.

 

Cone. Selects the 3D shape of a marker. For column, bars, and cube charts displays the marker as cones. Type a number in the box to specify the number of sides in the base of the cone. For example, if this box is set to 4, the marker will be drawn as a pyramid, the greater the value, the more realistic cone you will obtain.

 

Shape. Select an option to customize the marker or point shape for a line, polar, step lines or curve chart.

 

Show every. Lets you choose how frequent data markers are shown in the selected series. For example, if you have 100 points you can choose to show the point shape every 10 markers.

 

Size. Changes the size of the data marker or point for a line, polar, step lines or curve chart.

 

Show Point Labels. Displays the value of each data point in the selected series.

 

Visible. Shows or hides the selected series.

 

Drop Lines. Extends drop lines from each marker to the x-axis for an area chart. Please note the drop lines will be formatted using the Border properties, so a border must be set prior to displaying drop lines.

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Chart FX Properties Axes Tab

 

 

The Axes Tab allows the placement of Tick marks and Tick mark options. View the details for additional properties for Axis, Tick, Scale, Labels, Gridlines and both major and minor line color, style and weight.

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AXIS TAB - ChartFX 98. Copyright 1994-1998. Software FX, Inc.

 

Axis Style. Applies a specific painting style to the axis.

 

Axis General Properties

 

Axis Selector. Lets you choose the axis to be formatted.

 

Visible. Lets you show/hide the axis in the chart area. When hidden the axis will not display gridlines, tick marks or labels.

 

Major Unit. Type a value in the major unit box to specify the interval of major tick marks, gridlines (if they are displayed) in the selected axis. Labels on the selected axis will also be displayed according to the major unit setting.

 

Show Gridlines. Lets you show/hide gridlines at major intervals on the selected axis.

 

Tick mark type. Displays tick marks at the major gridlines of various shapes (cross, inside, outside, none) for the selected axis.

 

Minor Unit. Type a value in the minor unit box to specify the increment you want minor tick marks and minor gridlines (if they are displayed) for the selected axis.

 

Show Gridlines. Lets you show/hide gridlines at minor intervals on the selected axis.

 

Tick mark type. Displays tick marks at the minor gridlines of various shapes (cross, inside, outside, none) for the selected axis.

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Axis Label Properties

 

Orientation. Sets the amount of text rotation for labels in the selected axis. Use a positive number in the Degrees box to rotate labels from lower left to upper right. Use negative degrees to rotate labels from upper left to lower right. We recommend the use of notable (30,45,60).

 

Show Labels. Hides or shows labels for the selected axis.

 

2 Levels. Displays staggered labels. This option is particularly useful if labels overlap because of lack of space in the selected axis.

 

Rotate with chart. Ensures that labels will rotate according to the angles set in the 3D rotation dialog. Use this option if you want to give labels a special effect when the chart is rotated.

 

Title. Type the text you want for the axis title. To insert a line break, click where you want to insert the line break and press CTRL-ENTER. The title will appear when you hit apply or OK.

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Axis Scale Properties

 

Minimum. Sets the smallest data value for the selected axis

 

Maximum. Sets the highest data value for the selected axis

 

Scale Unit. Type a number to divide numbers and reformat labels displayed in the selected axis. This option is particularly useful when you have big numbers in the selected axis. For example, if you have 10.000.000 and want to display 10 as labels in the selected axis, type 1.000.000 as the Scale unit and all axis labels will be divided by this factor.

 

Format. Applies a specific format to the labels in the selected axis. Select the options you want to specify a number format.

 

Decimal Places. Enter a number to specify the number of digits displayed to the right of the decimal point.

 

Logarithmic Scale. Recalculates the scale values (minimum, maximum, Scale) for the selected axis in powers of 10 based on the range of data plotted in the chart. No zeroes or negative data are permitted on logarithmic chart. This setting applies only to numerical axes.

 

Zero Line. Select this box to have the category (x) axis cross the value (y) axis at zero (0). If you have negative values in the chart, the marker will cross the category (x) axis when this option is selected.

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Chart FX Properties 3D Tab

 

 

3D TAB - ChartFX 98. Copyright 1994-1998. Software FX, Inc.

 

Interactive Rotation. Lets you rotate the chart interactively by clicking and dragging a specific marble around the two intersecting plates. The Preview displays the rotation angle you have chosen for the chart.

 

Rotated View. Lets you activate the 3D rotated view for a 3D chart.

 

X Angle. Rotates the plot area around the X-axis, the rotation is measured in degrees. The rotated view box must be checked before applying the X-axis rotation.

 

Y Angle. Rotates the plot area around the Y-axis, the rotation is measured in degrees. The rotated view box must be checked before applying the X-axis rotation.

 

Shadows. Lets you choose a specific rendering method for a 3D chart. By default, the marker colored will use a fixed angle method to achieve a color degradation, which will display a more realistic effect in 3D chart.

 

Depth. Use the slider in the Depth selector to specify the depth of a 3D chart relative to its width.

 

Perspective. Use the slider to set the ratio of the front of the chart to the back of the chart. It ranges from 0 (default) degrees to 100 degrees.

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Desktop Display and Icon

 

The screen settings for the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM should be set at 800 x 6000 pixels. Color should be 256 color or higher. To access the desktop settings, go to the Start Menu, select Settings, select Control Panel and select Display. In the Display Properties menu, select the Settings Tab.

 

The ABB GENIE II PROGRAM icon is easily placed on the Windows desktop by following these instructions.

 

1.      Right click on your Windows Desktop where the Icon is to be inserted.

 

2.      Select New.

 

3.      Select Shortcut.

 

4.      Click Browse to locate the ABB GENIE II PROGRAM .exe file.

 

5.      Click Next.

 

6.      ABB GENIE II PROGRAM is highlighted in the Select a name for the shortcut.

 

7.      Click OK. Click Finish.

 

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