BACnet/IP to Emco Spirax Sarco FP-93 flow processor

B6060

  • A B6060 BACnet/IP to Emco Spirax Sarco FP-93 flow meter interface brings data from an FP-93 meter to BACnet/IP networks. Configuration is done over Ethernet through onboard web pages, and can be managed from a remote location. The configuration is simple and the meter is up and running in minutes.

    The B6060 has a built-in template, where important registers are pre-mapped to BACnet objects. These permanently available meter templates can be selected during the setup procedure using a drop down menu.

    Main feautures and benefits:

    Flexible connections:

    • Professional BACnet/IP connectivity
    • Interfaces to Emco Spirax Sarco FP-93 Flow Meter

    Manageability:

    • Build-in web server with secure login
    • Status page for diagnostics
    • Easy & informative naming conventions
    • BACnet Device Object standard support

    Agility:

    • Easy mapping of FP-93 through a drop-down menu
    • Custom-built meter templates
    • Multi-vendor device support

    Meter data exposed to the BACnet network includes, but is not limited to:

    • Power
    • Energy
    • Volume
    • Flow
    • Velocity
    • and more..

    The B6060 is housed in a professional metal case and can be mounted standalone, on a wall using a wall bracket kit or on a DIN rail. It has one RS232 port and requires a 9 pin cable (not included). It has one Ethernet 10/100 RJ45 connector.

  • Communication:

    • Conforms to BACnet Standard
    • Supports BACnet Foreign Device feature to connect to multiple foreign networks
    • Web browser configuration

    Operation and Environment:

    • Adapter InputPower : 100 to 240 VAC @ 10W, 50/60 Hz
    • Operating temperatures: 7 to 40C
    • Dimensions: 4.0 x 5.0 x 1.2 inches (100 x 125 x 33mm)
    • Connections: Ethernet RJ45, modular screw terminal, DC power, standard RS485 three wire connections
    • System LEDs: power LED and data LED

    Ethernet:

    • BACnet/IP over Ethernet RJ45 standard
    • IEEE 802.3 10/100 Mbps
    • 10BaseT, 100BaseT
    • RJ45 connectors
    • Half/Full duplex
    • 100m (max) CAT5 cable length.

    FP-93:

    • Standard 9 pin RS232 connection

    Options:

    • wall bracket kit
    • DIN rail mounting kit
  • Bring Emco Spirax Sarco FP-93 meter data into existing BACnet system

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    Most facilities which have a BACnet Building Automation System also have Emco Spirax Sarco FP-93 meters which need to be attached to the BACnet system. A B6060 can be used to accomplish this goal. A B6060 acts as a FP-93 to BACnet interface - taking FP-93 register data and exposing it to BACnet. b6060_descr1There is no need to spend time picking and choosing registers to expose; the B6060 already has built-in templates where all important FP-93 registers are mapped to BACnet objects. All BACnet objects are meaningfully named and standardized (units, functions) for easier reading and integration into Building Automation System.

     

    Configuration steps include connecting meter thru a 9 pin cable and specifying baud rate, serial mode, a unit number and a polling interval. The configuration can be saved to a text file and then can be reloaded to the device or uploaded to a new device, thus significantly saving time. All the mapping data can be saved to a CSV file and can later be used for analyzing data.


Collections: BACnet, Metering

Category: B6060, BACnet, BACnet/IP, Emco, Flow Processor, FP-93, Spirax

Type: BACnet

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Q: How do I use the U+4 with a BACnet client?

A: The U+4 hardware is an intelligent USB to fieldbus interface. This allows you to use your PC's USB port to connect to an MSTP (RS485) network. The U+4 (along with a BACnet client like the Cimetrics BACnet Explorer) can now communicate with a BACnet/MSTP network to write and read values.

The following needs to be done for a connection;

- In your LAN properties, select your NIC interface and get into Properties | uncheck the Cimetrics BACstac protocol

- Install the driver for the U+4 on your PC

- Plug the device into your PC (In the USB port).Once the U+4 is plugged into the PC in the USB slot, this will add an extra Local Area Connection in your Network Places that corresponds to the U+4. In order to configure settings, you would need to select this Local Area Connection.

Once you are in the Local Area Connection, RT Click | Properties |Configure | Advanced, you will see all the options given below. Please configure according to your use.


Card Speed:

Select needed Baud rate(in the range from 1200 to 115200 bps) from the list

Filter:

-"Directed BACnet NPDU only" - to receive only directed or Broadcast NPDU. (accepted by any BACstac version). MS/TP information is absent.

Node Address:

Set address of this node in the range [0-254]. IMPORTANT Note: Master node must be in the range [0-Max_master]

Node Type:

Select "Master Node".

Master Mode takes part in token passing and is needed for the BACstac. In this mode, you would be able to completely discover the MS/TP network by using the BACnet Explorer.


Max_info_frames[1-10]:

Leave at default settings.

Max_master[1-127]:

Leave this at the default settings.


Once the above settings are done, you should be able to start the BACnet Explorer and discover devices from a BACnet/MSTP network.

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Q: How does the U+4 Field interface get its power?

A: The U+4 Device draws its power from the USB cable and hence will not require any other power source.

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Q: How do I use the U+4 with the BAS-o-Matic to sniff a network?

A: The U+4 hardware is an intelligent USB to fieldbus interface. This allows you to use your PC's USB port to connect to an MSTP (RS485) network for sniffing the MSTP Network. This sniffing can be done with the help of the Cimetrics Sniffing software called as the BAS-o-Matic.

The following needs to be done for a connection;

  • Install the driver for the U+4 on your PC
  • Plug the device into your PC (In the USB port).Once the U+4 is plugged into the PC in the USB slot, this will add an extra Local Area Connection in your Network Places that corresponds to the U+4. In order to configure settings, you would need to select this Local Area Connection.
Once you are in the Local Area Connection, RT Click | Properties |Configure | Advanced, you will see all the options given below. Please configure according to your use.

Card Speed:

Select needed Baud rate(in the range from 1200 to 115200 bps) from the list

Filter:

Use the filter option to select what kind of packets you want to capture or receive:
  • "All" - to receive all packets (including all types of MS/TP frames and error notifications)
  • "All BACnet data" - to receive all MS/TP frames transporting BACnet NPDU.
  • "Directed BACnet data" - to receive MS/TP frames with BACnet NPDU, destined only to our Node Address and Broadcasts.
  • "Directed BACnet NPDU only" - to receive only directed or Broadcast NPDU. (accepted by any BACstac version). MS/TP information is absent.
Node Address:

Set address of this node in the range [0-254]. IMPORTANT Note: Master node must be in the range [0-Max_master]

Node Type:

Select "Monitor Node". The "Monitor" mode can be used for Bas-o-matic only. This mode would be used if you are using the fieldbus interface purely for sniffing purposes only.


Max_info_frames[1-10]:

Leave at default settings.

Max_master[1-127]:

Leave this at the default settings.


Once the above settings are done, you should be able to start the BAS-o-Matic and start capturing communications from a BACnet/MSTP network.


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