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Configuration Manual

Entis XL

Version 1.0p41
January 2003
Part no. 4416.744

Enraf B.V.
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Preface
Preface
The intention of this section is to provide a competent computer user with the knowledge and information
necessary to install, configure, start-up and operate a complete tank gauging and tank inventory system based
upon the Entis XL software.

For installation details refer also to the Installation Guide Entis XL.

Safety and prevention of damage

‘Cautions’ and ‘Notes’ have been used throughout this manual to bring special matters to the immediate
attention of the reader.

• A Caution draws attention to an action which may damage the equipment;
• A Note points out a statement deserving more emphasis than the general text, but does not
deserve a "Caution".

Additional information
Please do not hesitate to contact Enraf or its representative if you require additional information.
Refer also to the list of Related documents.

Legal aspects
The information in this manual is copyright property of Enraf B.V., the Netherlands.
Enraf B.V. disclaims any responsibility for personal injury or damage to equipment caused by:

• Deviation from any of the prescribed procedures;
• Execution of activities that are not clearly documented;

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................................................. 13 Copy function ............................................. 22 Deleting a Row ............................................................................................................................... 22 Printing Strapping Tables ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21 Editing Values ..... 10 Starting up Entis XL for the first time ........................................................................................................................................................ 15 Logout from Entis XL .......................... 17 Multi gauge configuration Option ................................................................................... 23 List box ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 18 Multi Gauge View .................. 21 Deleting a Table ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 System Configuration.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Additional information ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Field Config Tab .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Starting Datacon Communications ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Table of contents ....................................................................................................... 3 Safety and prevention of damage ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 22 Example CSV format ............... 9 Entis XL Configuration Pre-requisites .............................................................. 8 Security ................................................................................................................................................... 11 Port Configuration ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Wizard Entry ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Administrative Login ........................ 10 Administrative Login ............................................................................................................................... Table of contents Table of contents Preface..................................... 8 Buttons .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Validity of Data ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9 Starting up ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Configuring the Secondary Gauge ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Launching Tank Characteristics ...................................................................................................................... 11 Datacon Configuration........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Logon ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Edit 16 Viewing Communications with the Datacon ........................................................................... 23 Tank Details Tab ........................................................................................... 20 Loading the Strapping Table window .................................................... 21 Inserting a Row ................................................................... 18 Multi Gauge Configuration ............... 15 Login to Entis XL .................................................... 18 Introduction.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Tank Identity ................................ 19 Strapping Tables ......................................................................................................... 12 Gauge Configuration ............................... 4 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 17 Watching a Specific Tank ..................................................................... 13 Final Step ..................... 24 Configuration manual Entis XL Page 4 ............................... 3 Legal aspects ..................................... 21 Viewing Existing Table ......... 20 Adding a Calibration Table ........... 22 Tank Characteristics .......................................................................................................................................

................ 27 Modifying Tank Characteristics ....................... 29 Enabling and Disabling Alarms ................................................................................................................................................ 33 Client-server system ................................................................................. 24 ASTM/API Table ......................................................................................... 27 Fully Supported Level.......................................... 31 Difference Alarm Tab .......................................................................................................................................................... 26 Miscellaneous TAB................................................................................................................................................................................. Legs Down ............. 35 New Product Group ............ 36 Delete a group ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Inventory Controls TAB .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Configuration ................................................................................... 30 Disabling ................................................................................................................................................. 36 Product Configuration ........ 27 Fully Floating Level....................................................................................................................................................... 37 Allocating Products to Tanks ........................................................................... 32 Floating Roof Alarm: ..................... 38 Configuration manual Entis XL Page 5 ................................... 38 User Group ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 27 Fully Floating Level........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Programmable Level Alarms Tab ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Density Correction Factor ..................................................................................... 30 Enabling ......................................................................... 38 User Name...................................................................... 26 Molecular Weight .............................................................................................................................................................................. 26 Leg Position .................................. 38 User ID.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Alarm Configuration ....................................................................... 32 Miscellaneous Tab .............................................. 33 Alarm annunciation ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25 Minimum Operating Level .................................................... 33 Generation of Alarms ... 29 Launching Alarm Configuration Window .......................... Table of contents Tank Shape .............................................................................. Legs Up .............................................................. Legs Up....... 29 Gauge Alarms Tab ......................................................................... 33 Standalone configuration ........... 35 Product Groups .................................................................................... 38 User Initials ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 37 Delete a Product Name ... 27 Fully Supported Level.................................................................................................................................................................................. 36 Edit a group .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Temperature Alarm Tab .......................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Maximum Operating Level ............................... 33 Acknowledging Alarms ................................................................... 37 Edit a product Group ................................................................................................... 25 Roof Details ......................... 37 Security Configuration...................................................................................................... 31 Movement Alarms Tab ....................................................................... 34 Product Group Configuration ......................................................................................................................... 30 Set Alarms .................................................................... 26 Temperature Coefficient ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Enter Product Names .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 30 Modify the Alarm Configuration ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Product Group Configuration Window ....................................... Legs Down .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

.............................................................. 41 Tank Characteristics ..................................................................................................................................... 46 Pipeline Configuration Option ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44 Trend Logger Present ...................................... 43 Select tanks for a User View ................................................................................... 41 Manual Data .................................................................................. 45 Use Product Colours............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50 Logging on to the Database ...................................................................................................................... 44 Using System Settings ........................................... 51 Maintenance Tasks ............................................... 39 Add a New User ........ 41 Single Tank Overview .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47 Editing Pipeline Details ............ 38 Access Level.................................................... 50 Deleting Backups from the Schedule ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44 Comms Present ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41 Tank Grouping ..................................................................................................................................................................... 52 Configuration manual Entis XL Page 6 ................................................................................................................................ 41 Inventory Calculator ...................... 44 Voice Enable .............................................................................. 48 Preview/Print Pipeline details ............................................................................................................................... 45 Display Ullage/Innage Level Label .................................................... 49 Launching the Backup Scheduler.................................................... 45 Use User Profile.................................................................................................................. 41 Product Configuration ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41 Grid View .................................................................................................................................. 41 System Settings ................................................................................................................................................. 41 Versions ............................................................................................................................................................................. 41 Gauge Commands............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43 System Settings ................ 44 Flow rate Threshold ............................................................... 40 Edit a User Account.................................................. 41 Set Tanks to Watch ........................... 39 Delete a User .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 44 Sound Enable ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Tanks by User .................................................................................................................. 41 Alarm Configuration .................................................................................................................................. 47 Deleting Pipeline Details............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47 Entering Pipeline Details ........................... 48 Backup Scheduler Option ... 48 Viewing Pipeline History ............................................................................ 42 Popup Menu Options ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Pipeline Contents ............. 44 Password Enable ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 41 Product Group Configuration .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45 Auto Generate Unauthorised Movements ........................................................................................................................................................... 38 Login Timer Timeout Time ........................................................................................... 50 Adding Backups to the Schedule ........................................................................................................................................ 38 Login Timer Enabled .................................................................................................... 41 Standard Reports..................................................................................................................................................................... 49 Viewing Scheduled Backups ....... 40 Security Levels ..... Table of contents Password .............................. 47 Launching Pipeline Configuration ...........................................................................................

.................................................................................................................................... 52 Connecting to the Database ..................................... 58 Launching the Versions window ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 56 Launching the Diagnostics window ....................................................................................................................................................................... 61 Index .................................................................................... 60 Related documents ............. Table of contents Loading the Backup and Restore Tool ............................................................................... 56 Printing the Diagnostic List ............. 58 Pre-viewing a Report ............................................................................................................................................. 53 Restoring a Database.. 57 Launching the Recommended Action File......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53 Backing up a Database .................. 57 Versions ............................................................................................................................. 62 Configuration manual Entis XL Page 7 ................................ 56 Pre-viewing the Diagnostic List ........................................................................................................................................................................ 59 About 60 Launching the About window ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 58 Printing a Report ........................................................................ 55 Diagnostics ................................................................................................................................................

on which the function is written. A major new enhancement to the Entis XL system is its ability to seamlessly integrate a wide range of gauging technologies and other instruments applicable to monitoring of bulk storage and control of product movement. Buttons The configuration is done through windows Within these windows are buttons. Security Entis XL is provided with its own security and user administration functions. The DATACON itself is modular in concept and can be scaled to meet the demands of very large refineries. A wide range of communication drivers and interfaces currently exist and more are being developed all of the time. An advanced Data Communications and Protocol conversion unit called the DATACON provides this ability. Entis XL harnesses the latest software technologies to produce a reliable and scalable application suited to small terminals and depots to large refineries. coupled with distributed component technology. If your logon is rejected a message will be displayed in the status bar of the display asking you to Logon. At the initial installation of an Entis XL system an Administrative account is created as part of the Set-up procedure. Logon Your logon credentials will be checked against your account details in the security module. The Entis XL system relies upon the DATACON for data collection and marshalling of all gauge communications and control functions. Their description is given once: Pressing this button commits any pending transaction and removes the window. In addition a voice message may be played if voice has been enabled on your system. Its fundamental architecture is based upon an n-tier client server model utilising standard core ODBC compliant database technology. to provide from single integrated operator stations to large scale multi-user systems. It is not dependent on the Windows NT system security for access to its features. Technically the DATACON is a serial data concentrator and protocol converter. Introduction Introduction Entis XL is the latest in a long line of successful tank inventory systems from Enraf. which can take care of the differing electrical interfacing requirements as well as the software/protocol differences amongst the different manufacturers gauging systems. Pressing this button discards any pending transaction and removes the window. Pressing this button commits any pending transaction. Thereafter somebody can create additional user accounts with administrative privileges. but does not remove Configuration manual Entis XL Page 8 .

• The total number of tanks including their tank numbers and details. It is however recommended that any user wishing to configure a complete system attends one of the recognised systems training courses at one of the many system approved Enraf support centers around the world. Entis XL Configuration Pre-requisites This manual assumes that the Entis XL system software has been correctly installed in accordance with the “Entis XL Installation Guide” and any other release notes and instructions provided by the manufacturer of the software. • The distribution of the gauges over the various field interfaces that exist. Generally the user will need to know: • The total number of gauges on the site. After all of the installation pre-requisites have been satisfied and all the necessary installation pre-tests have been successfully performed the following information will need to be available for Entis XL configuration. Typical data required by the Entis XL package is listed as follows: Gauge Configuration information : • Gauge Type • Gauge Address • Etc Tank Configuration Data: • Tank Shape • Service • Alarm Levels • Etc Tank Calibration tables in CSV format. System Configuration System Configuration Entis XL is provided with a suite of configuration tools allowing the user to create and configure their own database to reflect their own site configuration and operating procedures. • The manufacturer and model of the gauges fitted to the tanks. Configuration manual Entis XL Page 9 .

which will be displayed for several seconds. Configuration manual Entis XL Page10 . Starting up Starting up The installation process illustrated in the “Installation Guide Entis XL” installs application modules and a minimal database. Entis XL can be started by selecting the appropriate option from the menu tree: • Start->Programs->Entis XL->Entis XL. Starts up the main home page which includes the menu bar. The following steps are involved: • Creating the administrative logon • Datacon Configuration • Datacon Port Configuration • Gauge Configuration • Tank Configuration Each step has an associated configuration tool or wizard prompting the user for all the necessary data in a logical and defined sequence. Reference data such as: Tank Shapes. when EntisXL in launched the set up wizard will be invoked. After an initial configuration has been completed these tools can be used to amend and modify the configuration. Starting up Entis XL for the first time At first start-up no tank configuration data exist. This is detected by Entis XL and the system configuration wizard is invoked. Gauge Types. API/ASTM Tables an others must be entered. tool bar and status bar (Not for the first time).exe file At start up Entis XL Launches the Splash Screen. • By browsing to the target folder and double clicking the Entis XL. The database will contain no tank data. • Next to proceed with the “Administrative Login” • Exit will terminate Entis XL program. Wizard Entry You will notice at this stage that all the menu bar options are disabled. Assuming the blank database option was selected for installation. other than reference data common to all tank inventory systems. and all the tool bar buttons are also disabled.

enters an administrator logon. which enables the necessary gauge configuration to take place. Please refer to the “Configuration Manual” of the Datacon. • Next will be enabled. It is essential that the user configuring the system. Additional user accounts can be added later by a user with an administrative login. The name of the Datacon is assigned during the Installation and Configuration of the Datacon. Datacon Configuration This window allows to user to configure the number and Model of each Datacon in use and the role of each Datacon. The minimum length is 6 characters. Please refer to the “Configuration Manual” of the Datacon. • Click Next to proceed with Port Configuration. • Enter User Name (default is Administrator) • Enter Password (default is Entis XL). • Enter the “IP Address” of the Datacon. • Click Edit. normally a competent person. allowing you to proceed to the following step. • Select the “Role” of the Datacon from the drop down list. • Click Save when all Datacons have been configured. Starting up Administrative Login Initially there will be no users known to the system. • Click on the “Datacon Model” field and select from the drop down list the correct model. The Datacon Configuration screen will be displayed. Configuration manual Entis XL Page11 . • Enter the “Datacon Name”.

• Click Save when all the necessary ports have been configured correctly. a message will be displayed indicating that the upload to the DATACON was successful.8. If an error is detected progress will be suspended and the error reported to the user. The download to the DATACON will commence and the progress will be plotted on a progress bar. 2400.E. • Click Next. 4800. 1200. Starting up Port Configuration In the display example the Model 3500 has been selected which is a 12-channel unit. • Click Download when all the data provided is correct. You will enable you to proceed to the next step.1 ( baud rate of 9600. The Model essentially dictates the number of physical serial interface ports available for connection to external devices such as tank gauges. • Click Edit. 9600. Configuration manual Entis XL Page12 . 600. The required syntax is: BAUD RATE. 1800. host computers etc etc. 38400 Available parities are: E – even parity O – odd parity N – no parity Available data bits are: 7 – seven data bits 8 – eight data bits Available stop bits are: 1 – one stop bit 2 – two stop bits Example: 9600. 19200. STOP BITS Available baudrates are: 300. If the progress bar achieves 100%. Even parity. • Select the correct DATACON from the “Datacon Name” list. PARITY. 8 data bits and 1 stop bit). flow computers. DATA BITS. • Select the correct “Drivers” for each port leaving those that are unused to Undefined. • Enter the communication “Parameters” for each of the ports configured.

A complete description of the various fields and their required entry format for each of the gauge types supported is appended to this section. Starting up Gauge Configuration Each manufacturers gauge has different basic requirements for configuration. • Click Save when all the required data has been provided for the current gauge. • Repeat the process to add further gauges. Copy function • Click Add to create a new record. no gauges will be listed. The example shows the required fields for an Enraf 854 Servo Gauge. The user will be prompted with a list of existing gauge numbers from which to choose. • Click Copy. • The Copy function can be used to speed up the process of entering gauge information where this is the case. If this is the first time that the set-up wizard has been run. Select an existing gauge number that contains the profile of the new gauge to be configured. • Proceed by entering the data in the fields that have been left enabled. If the gauge type required is not listed please contact your supplier. • Click Add to add the first gauge. The remaining data entry fields will be enabled/disabled and described according to the gauge type selected. • Select the Gauge Type from the list. The Gauge Numbers will be allocated by the system. Configuration manual Entis XL Page13 .

Final Step On the final step the wizard asks the user to re-start Entis XL. If all the data provided is OK the download will commence and the progress will be plotted on a progress bar. • Repeat the process as required. If the progress bar achieves 100% the upload to the DATACON was successful. • Click Finish to complete the Entis XL configuration wizard. Starting up • Click OK. • Click Next to proceed with the next step. A download is only possible if the Datacon is visible to the P. Leave all the fields that remain the same. Configuration manual Entis XL Page14 . A new entry will be created with a copy of the chosen gauge’s data. the gauge address. It is recommended that gauges are entered as a contiguous block and in ascending order starting from the first Port/Gauge. To continue with further configuration you will need to log on with the Administrators account. • Restart Windows.C using PC Link. • Click Save.g. Edit the record to make the necessary changes. • Click Download when all of the gauges have been correctly configured. The Download can be left until later when the wizard configuration is completed. • This completes the initial set-up of the Entis XL applicatio This completes the initial set-up of the Entis XL . When Entis XL is next started all of the tanks configured will appear in the Home Page. e.

Starting up Administrative Login Login to Entis XL • Select the Login option from the toolbar menu. The Initials of the Administrators account will appear in the bottom left of the screen. Logout from Entis XL • Select the Logout option from the toolbar menu. • Enter the username and password and press the OK button. If the login is successful an additional ADMIN menu will appear on the tool bar. This will log you out of Entis XL. Configuration manual Entis XL Page15 . Selecting this will bring up the following screen.

At this stage the Entis XL database has sufficient information to start communicating with the Datacon. • Creation of tank groups • Entry of system user accounts etc etc Edit • Select form the Admin menu Datacon Port config or Datacon Gauge Config. Configuration manual Entis XL Page16 . Starting up Starting Datacon Communications At this stage the Entis XL database has sufficient information to start communicating with the Datacon. This includes: • Entry of tank strapping data • Entry of tank specific details • Entry of programmable alarms details. • This will bring up the following screen. • Minimise this window by using the minimise command located at the top right of the window. If you have not previously downloaded the port and gauge configuration to the Datacon we recommend that you do before proceeding with this section. • Select the Datacon Communication option from the Programs menu to start the communications. Final configuration can now be performed.

A detailed knowledge of the Datacon protocol is required for this. Configuration manual Entis XL Page17 . Each time the Entis XL polls the Datacon for that tank the response will be captured and displayed in the adjacent box. Each of the transmitted data frames from the Datacon can then be analysed. • Select the Communications option from the View menu.C and the Datacon. • Type in the identity of the tank to be watched and click the Enable Watch check box. The following display will be loaded. Watching a Specific Tank Sometimes it is useful to watch a specific tanks data. Starting up Viewing Communications with the Datacon The Datacon Communications module allows the user to view the data communications that occurs between the P.

See the illustration below for an example. Configuring the Secondary Gauge • Enter the gauge details as normal. A new frame will appear called Gauge Duty. Historically tank gauging systems dealt with each of these gauges as two tanks both with the same tank number but perhaps a suffix to identify between the two gauges. • Set the Gauge Duty to Secondary. and indeed any of the other tank displays. but configure two gauges. where the data from each of the gauges can be viewed simultaneously. The level and temperature displayed for that tank comes from the gauge denoted as the Primary gauge. Multi Gauge Configuration Launch the Gauge Configuration module. In Entis XL you only have one tank. Configuration manual Entis XL Page18 . In high integrity applications it is becoming commonplace to have two gauges on one tank. Entis XL also provides a Multi Gauge view. only one tank appears. but set the Tank ID the same as the Primary gauge and tick the check box marked Multi-Gauges. In the home page of Entis XL. Multi gauge configuration Multi gauge configuration Option Introduction Entis XL supports more than one gauge per tank. Set the Gauge Duty to Primary. • Configuring the Primary Gauge • Enter the gauge details as normal. but tick the check box marked Multi-Gauges.

All changes must be saved and downloaded to the Datacon. The difference in level between the Primary and Secondary gauges will also be displayed. the two gauges will appear as one Tank ID as specified in the Gauge Configuration module. Multi Gauge View • Launch Multi-Gauge view. The table will be populated with all gauges on that tank. The data in those displays will be the data from the Primary Gauge. Gauge Type. showing the Gauge Number. Grid View and all other normal displays. In the Home Page. Configuration manual Entis XL Page19 . current Product Level and current Product Temperature. Gauge Duty. All calculated data will also be based upon the Primary Gauge. The data from each gauge can be seen in the Datacon Communications grid or the Multi Gauge View. Multi gauge configuration See the illustration below for an example. • Select a Tank having more than one gauge.

The Strapping table module can extract the data from the text file and load it into the Entis XL strapping table database. • Select the Strapping Tables option from the Admin menu. This is a useful aid to spot any erroneous data. • Click OK to acknowledge the message. edit and display tank strapping tables. Strapping Tables Strapping Tables If the Entis XL system is to be used to calculate tank inventory it will need to be configured with a strapping table for each tank. Configuration manual Entis XL Page20 . Each strapping table needs to be provided in a comma separated variable text file. The file browse window will appear. The Entis XL system comes equipped with a Strapping table module that allows the user to load. The “Admin menu” will appear. The following window will be displayed: An error message will appear. this is because there are no strapping tables specified for any of the tanks created in gauge configuration. You will notice that a simple chart is plotted showing the characteristic of the calibration data. See the illustration below for an example. The accuracy of the volumes calculated by Entis XL is only as good as the accuracy of the tank strapping points provided. Loading the Strapping Table window • Logon to Entis XL using an administrative account. remove.

Strapping Tables Adding a Calibration Table Use this to set the level and volume dimensions of the data contained within the strapping table file e. • Select the file and press OK or double click the required file to load the strapping table data in the strapping table database. If the tank already exists the calibration table will be displayed. • Click Update to commit the changes to the database. set the level and volume dimension to metres and metres cubed before selecting and loading the strapping table file. The files will be listed in the file list box. Enter the new value and move off the row to save the changes locally to the table. Deleting a Table • Select from the Strapping Table menu Delete table. The characteristics of the graph are useful for spotting inconsistencies in data values. if the source strapping table data is in metres and metres cubed. • Select Tank ID from list • Click Delete Viewing Existing Table • Select a tank from the list If the selected tank has no strapping table you will be prompted with a dialog to locate the source of data for the table. The strapping table file is expected to be in Comma Separated Variable format. Editing Values • Select the Tank for which the strapping table is to be edited. • Select the item to be edited. • Browse to the correct drive and folder containing the strapping table files. The table will be populated with the data from the existing table. The strapping table is displayed as a tabular list of data values and also plotted onto a graph. Configuration manual Entis XL Page21 .g. The table of values will be locked. • Click Edit . The table of values will now be editable.

txt For example for tank identity TK434.0 100. The files should be CSV format. • Click Delete. Example CSV format This folder should contain all of the strapping tables to be used by the Entis XL application.10000 200. • Click Update Deleting a Row • Select the row.20000 300.30000 etc. Configuration manual Entis XL Page22 . The following sample data illustrates: 0. The filename must be constructed as: • tankid. • Click Update to commit the changes to the database. A new row will be inserted. The row will be deleted. Volume.txt Each file should contain two fields per row as Level. which needs to be deleted by clicking with the left mouse button at the left-hand side of the row. the strapping table file should be named: • TK434. Printing Strapping Tables • Select File from the menu followed by Print report or Print Preview Validity of Data Entis XL attempts to check the validity of the data entered when the user presses the Update button. • Click Insert. All data entered into each column has to be in ascending order of magnitude otherwise an error will be reported to the user to correct the problem before it can be saved. Strapping Tables Inserting a Row • Select the row at which a record needs to be inserted by clicking with the left mouse button the left- hand side of the row. • Enter the data for the new row.

Tanks can be selected by a left mouse click on the tank name. Launching Tank Characteristics • Select Tank Characteristics from the Config menu. only the tanks valid for that profile will be on display. Configuration manual Entis XL Page23 . Alternatively if a user profile has been enabled. Indeed some fields are not visible or enabled until they are called for by the setting of another parameter. The tank characteristic module is a Multi-tabbed data entry form where data has been organised into the following groups: • Field Config (default displayed) • Tank details • Inventory controls • Roof details • Miscellaneous Some values that appear within the Tank Characteristics module are dependent on other settings. List box This box contains the list of all the tanks programmed into the database. The Tank Characteristics module can be loaded at any time to perform tank detail changes. Tank Characteristics Tank Characteristics Tank Characteristics provides the user with the ability to enter the remaining tank details after the initial configuration performed using the Set-up Wizard. The data that is displayed by this tab is configured and programmed by the Gauge Configuration option and the Port Configuration option available under the Admin menu. Details will be displayed in the right pane. Data within the Tank Characteristics module can only be entered and or modified by those users having the correct access rights. Field Config Tab The Field Config tab is read-only.

Tank Identity The identity of the tank as defined by the Gauge Configuration module. Tank Characteristics Tank Details Tab Tank Details can be modified by: • Selecting a tank in the list box. This is non-editable within tank characteristics. Entis XL recognises four principle tank shapes denoted as follows: • VC Vertical Cylinder • VCFR Vertical Cylinder with Floating Roof • SP Sphere • HZ Horizontal Cylinder Vertical Cylinders that have internal floating blankets/decks should be configured as VCFR. It is essential that the tank shape is entered correctly as this affects the inventory calculation algorithms. Tank Shape The physical shape of the tank. Configuration manual Entis XL Page24 . It is essential that the API table been entered correctly as this affects the inventory calculation algorithms. • Click Edit • Enter values or data • Click Apply The following section provides definitions of each of the data fields. ASTM/API Table The API table is related to the product that will be stored in the tank.

those that have been defined with a tank shape of VCFR. See the illustration below for an example. These settings are quite important to the Entis XL system. if a gauge is set to display and transmit Ullage Level.e. All the definitions are reasonably self-explanatory. Many of the options relate to the behaviour of the inventory calculations or something similar. If the option is un-ticked the definition is read from the left hand list. For example. the user must tick the box marked Gauge Reads Ullage Level. Roof Details This tab contains data that is relevant to floating roof tanks i. Each option allows the user to change the behaviour of the Entis XL system. All the options default to the most commonly used functions. If an option is ticked the definition is read from the right hand list. Tank Characteristics Inventory Controls TAB This tab contains a set of flags that are either on or off determined by the presence or not of a tick mark. Configuration manual Entis XL Page25 .

Tank Characteristics Minimum Operating Level The defined minimum operating level within the selected tank.e. Maximum Operating Level The defined maximum operating level within the selected tank. Density Correction Factor This field is only enabled when the API selection is set to DCF (Density Correction Factor). Configuration manual Entis XL Page26 . Molecular Weight This field in only enabled when the API selection is set to 54L. alcohol’s etc. those that have been defined with a tank shape of VCFR. This value is important as it also used to determine the maximum operating volume and consequently the amount of Ullage Volume (Available Room). It is for the calculation of inventory for Light Hydrocarbon Products. This value is important as it also used to determine the minimum operating volume and consequently the amount of Drawable Volume. It is generally used for products such as solvents. Miscellaneous TAB The miscellaneous tab contains data that is relevant to floating roof tanks i. Temperature Coefficient This field in only enabled when the API selection is set to 54C.

• Select the correct tab Configuration manual Entis XL Page27 . Above this level. Take note that if this is the first time Tank Characteristics has been loaded after running the Entis XL set-up procedure it will be displaying default values. Where a tank has a floating roof with fixed or one – position legs. thus altering the level at which the roof floats or is supported on the legs. Modifying Tank Characteristics • Logon to Entis XL with a user account that has the correct access rights. compensation is made for the displacement of the product by the full weight of the roof. Legs Up The point at which the roof legs are supporting the full weight of the roof when the legs are in the “up” or operational position. Legs Down The point at which the roof just ceases to be resting on its legs when the legs are in the “down” or maintenance position. It is essential that default values are replaced with the correct operating values. The current details for the tank will be displayed. The area between the fully supported and Fully Floating levels is generally referred to as the roof transition zone. Fully Floating Level. • Select the tank to be modified from the list. Fully Supported Level. Legs Up The point at which the roof just ceases to be resting on its legs when the legs are in the “up” or operational position. no compensation is made for product displacement caused by roof weight. Whereas the “down” position causes the roof to become supported on it’s legs at a higher level. • Click Edit • Enter values or data • Click Apply The following section provides definitions of each of the data fields Leg Position Some floating roofs have legs which may be set at two positions. Tank Characteristics The Miscellaneous tab can be modified by: • Selecting a tank in the list box. the “up” position of the legs allows the roof to descend to a lower level in the tank. it is advisable to set the “Legs Up” and “Legs Down” levels to be the same. Between these levels it is difficult to determine the proportion of the roof’s weight. so that the Legs “Up / Down” selection becomes irrelevant. Since the legs are usually attached to the floating roof. Fully Floating Level. The display will be loaded in view only mode initially. • Launch the Tank Characteristics window from the Config menu. Below this level. Legs Down The point at which the roof legs are supporting the full weight of the roof when the legs are in the “down” or maintenance position. such that the whole weight of the roof is being supported by it’s buoyancy in the product. Fully Supported Level.

You can use the TAB key to move to the next data entry field. Tank Characteristics • Enter edit mode by clicking the Edit button. • Each field is validated both during data entry and just before the data is committed to the database. At this point your logon credentials will be checked against your account details in the security module. Configuration manual Entis XL Page28 . • Select each field in turn to be edited and type in the new data. • Click Apply if the changes made are correct and you want to save them to commit the changes to the database. • Make all the necessary changes. • Drop down lists will be limited to the values displayed only. • Click Cancel if you want to abandon the changes. You will notice that for numeric fields only numerical data can be entered.

The default tab is Gauge Alarms. The alarm levels displayed in the gauge alarms tab are normally only there for reference purposes. For example the positions of the alarms and their settings are marked onto the Singe Tank Overview display. • Click on the Alarm icon in the toolbar. Configuration manual Entis XL Page29 . This module provides the user with a multi-tabbed data entry display for the entry and configuration of programmable alarms. Entis XL only reads the status of the instrument alarm. All the alarms are organised into logical groups each being assigned a different tab within the display. Alarm Configuration Alarm Configuration An integrated part of the Entis XL application is the Alarm Configuration module. Gauge Alarms Tab Gauge alarms are those alarms that are generated by the gauging instrument itself. Detection of gauge alarms is done by the gauging instrument and not by Entis XL software. Selecting the appropriate tool bar button launches the alarm configuration module. The main alarm groups are: Programmable Level Alarms Programmable Temperature Alarms Gauge Alarms Miscellaneous Alarms Movement Alarms Difference alarm Launching Alarm Configuration Window • Logon to Entis XL with a user account that has the correct access rights.

Disabling An alarm means that no alarm processing will take place for the disabled alarm and therefore no event. Alternatively. Enabling This means that the variable associated with the alarm will be monitored against its set limits and when it deviates outside of those set limits an alarm will occur. To edit further tanks follow the same procedure. audible signal or otherwise will be generated if the variable goes outside of its set limits. The alarm configuration display provides a check box within each tab for enabling or disabling the alarm. Set Alarms The various alarms can be set as follows: • Select the correct Tab • Select a tank from the Tank ID list • Click Edit • Enter the alarm values • Enable the alarm • Click Apply Modify the Alarm Configuration Proceed as follows: • Select the correct Tab • Select a tank from the Tank ID list • Click Edit • Select the field to be edited and type in the new data values. the pop-up menu allows the user to enable and disable the alarms. • Click Cancel if you want to abandon the changes. Alarm Configuration Enabling and Disabling Alarms Alarms can generally be enabled or disabled in one of two ways. The enabling and disabling of alarms is logged to the audit trail file. Configuration manual Entis XL Page30 . It is essential that default values are replaced with the correct operating values. • Click Apply If this is the first time Alarm Configuration has been loaded after running the Entis XL set-up procedure it will be displaying default values.

When the current calculated flow rate exceeds the high or low limit the high or low flow alarm will be generated. Alarm Configuration Programmable Level Alarms Tab Programmable Alarms are those alarms. A programmable alarm will be triggered if the alarm is enabled. Configuration manual Entis XL Page31 . At the point the alarm is enabled a snap shot of the Standard Product Volume is stored. which are detected by Entis XL. The levels of the programmable alarms are marked and displayed on the Single Tank Overview display. The alarm will not be re-triggered unless the product level first comes below the alarm limit less the hysteresis and then rises above the alarm limit again. the unauthorised movement alarm can be enabled. and if the alarm variable goes beyond the limit set for it. From then on the current volume is compared to the stored value and if they should deviate by more than the programmed tolerance the alarm will be generated. Movement Alarms Tab The flow alarms can be used to detect high and low flows on moving tanks. When a tank is declared static.

the Floating Roof Alarm will be activated when the product level falls below the Roof Early Warning Level. The purpose of the Floating Roof alarm is to provide the operator with the option of generating a warning when the product level starts to approach the point where the roof starts to rest on its legs. For example a tank fitted with two gauges will have one nominated as the primary gauge and the second as a backup gauge. Floating Roof Alarm: • Enable. The level would normally be programmed above the Roof Fully Floating level set in the Tank Characteristics module. Configuration manual Entis XL Page32 . • Roof Early Warning. If the difference exceeds the tolerance a difference alarm will be generated. The operator configurable distance by which the product level must return above the Roof Early Warning Level in order to clear the Roof Early Warning Alarm. Entis XL can then monitor the difference between the two gauge level values. • Roof Warning Hysteresis. and compare the difference to the allowable tolerance set by the user. When selected. An operator configurable set point determining at what level the alarm will be generated. This alarm is in addition to the four programmable alarms discussed earlier. Miscellaneous Tab The programmable variable alarm is an additional level alarm provided to the user. The alarm will be cleared when the product level rises above the Roof Early Warning Level by more than the Roof Warning Hysteresis. Alarm Configuration Difference Alarm Tab The difference alarm is associated with tanks that are equipped with more than one gauge.

An audible signal. Further all alarms are logged to an events database. An event will be generated by the system and displayed to all connected users.C sound card if this feature has been enabled through the System Settings module. Standalone configuration Normally in the alarms are detected and generated by the Datacon communications module. These are normally events in response to abnormal operating data or transient or irrecoverable data access errors. In addition a voice message can be played via the P. In order to silence audible alarms they must be acknowledged. if enabled will be generated. sound card or external klaxon dependent on the options fitted. Generation of Alarms Only one module within Entis XL is responsible for generating alarms at any one time to avoid any duplication. Alarm annunciation An alarm horn will be displayed on the tank within the Tank View window as seen below. Each client may generate some events locally. Alarm Configuration Temperature Alarm Tab Entis XL is provided with operator programmable temperature alarms. Configuration manual Entis XL Page33 . This may be in the form of an internal buzzer. Any client connected to the server will therefore see the same alarms. It is this module that sees the changes in gauge data first. Client-server system In this situation the same module that detects and reports the alarms although it is important to note that this module will only be running on the server. The alarm status description within Grid View and Single Tank Overview will change to reflect the highest priority alarm.

Alarm Configuration Acknowledging Alarms Alarm acknowledgement can be performed in one of two ways. By using the tool bar button. In order to acknowledge an alarm the user must be logged on to Entis XL. Configuration manual Entis XL Page34 . When an alarm is acknowledged the date and time it was acknowledged in addition to the name of the user acknowledging it is recorded in the events database. or by zooming in to the alarm list and pointing and “double-clicking” the alarm to be acknowledged. Further multiple alarms can also be acknowledged simultaneously by loading the alarm summary list and using the Clear All function.

It is recommended to specify the product groups and product information in this order. • Product Groups • Product names • Allocation of products to tanks. Product Groups Product Groups allow the user to group products that have similar characteristics. The configuration of product groups and product information is best done in the order specified in this section. Configuration manual Entis XL Page35 . It is often useful to provide product summaries by product group. finally followed by • Allocation of products to tanks. • It begins with the configuration of: • Product Groups. Product Group Configuration Product Group Configuration Entis XL provides features that allow the user to view tanks by product group. For example. • Enter the product groups as required. This feature can also be used to group tanks that belong to a particular customer. general product groups might be configured as: DISTILLATES SPIRITS CRUDE HEAVY OILS FUEL OIL The following products may for example be members of the DISTILLATES product group: DERV KERO GAS OIL JET A1 Product Group Configuration Window • Select Product Group from the Config menu. The entry of products has a dependency on the Product Groups being configured. If you want to allocate products to Product Groups you will need to pre-configure these first prior to setting up Products. followed by • Configuration of product names.

• Click OK to confirm delete. • Click Cancel to abort the delete. Delete a group • Select the product group Configuration window • Scroll to the group to be deleted. Enter the new Group name. • Click Apply to save the changes to the database. Edit a group • Select the product group Configuration window • Scroll to the group to be edited. If the selected Group is currently in use the Delete command will be rejected. • Click Delete. Configuration manual Entis XL Page36 . Make the necessary changes. Product Group Configuration New Product Group • Click New. • Click Edit. Confirmation of the Delete operation will be requested. • Click Apply to save the new group to the database. The Product Type field will be cleared and a flashing cursor will appear. You must remove all use of the Group before it can be deleted.

Edit mode will be terminated. Delete a Product Name • Select the product name you want to delete. Edit a product Group • Select product name • Click Edit • Select new colour • Click OK • Click Apply Configuration manual Entis XL Page37 . • Select New Colour to configure the colour that should be used to represent the product. The current configuration details will be displayed. Type in the name of the new product name. A colour palette will be loaded. • Select Product from the Config menu. If the selected product is currently in use the Delete command will be rejected. • Click OK. Enter Product Names • Click Add to start adding a new product. along with the necessary data entry fields and selection boxes. Allocating Products to Tanks Once all the product information has been entered the products can then be allocated to their operational tanks. • Click Delete. The Tank Characteristics module is used to allocate a product to a tank. The product groups listed in the product group list are those configured by the Product Group Configuration module. • Click Apply to commit the changes to the database. Choose the colour from the palette. Product Configuration Product Configuration It generally comprises a list of existing products. This field is limited to 30 characters. You must remove all use of the selected product before it can be deleted. • Select the product group that the product will belong to from the drop down list. if any. The product will be removed from the database.

Additional user accounts with administrative privileges can be created. • Select the Security Set-up option from the Admin menu. The password will not be visible. Password Text entry field for the password of the user. At the initial installation of an Entis XL system an Administrative account is created as part of the Set-up procedure. Security Configuration Security Configuration Entis XL is provided with its own security and user administration functions. It is not dependent on the Windows NT system security for access to its features. The following fields are shown for each user account. User Initials Text entry field for an abbreviated version of the user name that will be displayed on the system tool bar when that user is logged on. The Admin menu is only visible when a user with administrative privileges is logged on. The security administration module is present in the Admin menu. Configuration manual Entis XL Page38 . User Group Text entry field for the group a user belongs to. User Name Entry field for user’s name. normally christian name followed by surname. Login Timer Enabled Determines whether the user account will time out after a period of inactivity. The remaining column names reflect a feature or function within EntisXL and each cell has a drop down selection list for the level of access that the user has for that feature. Configuration • Logon to Entis XL as administrator. User ID Internally allocated reference number by the database. Login Timer Timeout Time The time of inactivity required before the user account times out and the user is logged out.

Configuration manual Entis XL Page39 . The following access levels are currently available: No Access= 0 Create = 3 Read only = 1 Configure = 4 Modify = 2 Full Access = 5 Add a New User • Click the Add New button. See the illustration below for an example. The following data entry fields are required in order to complete the process of adding a new user: • User Name • User Initials • User Group • Password • Access Level • Enter data into the fields as required. The following display will be loaded. Security Configuration Access Level Drop down selection list for the level of access that the user account has throughout the whole of the Entis XL package. To specify each of the user rights scroll along the columns dropping down the list and select the corresponding right for each feature. • Click Apply to save this new user account to the database. click the OK button. • Click the New button. To save this new user account to the database.

The Security Configuration window will be initialised with the selected user account details. All other functions for adding new accounts are still available. A message prompt will be displayed for user confirmation. • Edit the detail click Save to commit the changes to the database. Edit a User Account • Double click the row in the grid corresponding to the user account to be edited. Configuration manual Entis XL Page40 . • Click OK to remove the user account from the database. • Click Cancel to retain the user account. This will invoke the Security Configuration display as discussed earlier. • Click Delete. • Click OK to Save and return to the previous display. Security Configuration Delete a User • Launch the User Configuration module • Double click the row in the grid corresponding to the user account to be deleted. • Click Cancel to abort the changes. The display will be initialised with the selected user account details.

Security Configuration Security Levels The following level of access are available required for each of the application. Product Configuration Add Create Delete Create Edit Modify Standard Reports Print All users Print Preview All users Inventory Calculator Calculate All Users Grid View All features Alarm Configuration Edit Modify Tank Grouping Edit All Users Add All Users Single Tank Overview View only display Set Tanks to Watch View only display System Settings Edit Full Apply Full Product Group Configuration Edit Modify Add Create Delete Create Versions Print All users Tank Characteristics Edit Modify Apply Modify Manual Data Edit Modify Apply Modify Configuration manual Entis XL Page41 .

Security Configuration Gauge Commands All Users Pipeline Contents Edit Modify Add Create Delete Create Apply Modify Popup Menu Options Manual Data Modify Programmable Alarm Modify Temperature Alarm Modify Variable Alarm Modify Flow Alarm Modify Unauthorised Movement Alarm Modify Roof Alarm Modify Flow Display All users Configuration manual Entis XL Page42 .

Tanks by User Tanks by User It provides an administrator with the ability to configure which tanks a user account can view. • Select the tanks from the All Tanks box and hold down the right mouse button and drag the tanks onto the User Tank List. This feature is only available under the Entis XL Administrators menu. and a user may be responsible for looking after a specific set of tanks. and the final one the tanks currently assigned to a selected user if any. One list containing the currently configured users. the next the full list of tanks programmed into the system. Configuration manual Entis XL Page43 . Any tanks currently allocated to that user will be displayed. Select tanks for a User View • Select the user from the Users list. Release the right mouse button to drop the selected tanks into the list. This is quite useful on larger multi-user systems where operations are split. The Entis XL database will be updated. • Select the Tanks by User option from the Admin menu. Highlight the tanks in the All Tanks list that the selected user is able to view. • Click Apply. This display generally comprises three list boxes. • Click Reset to clear the list if required.

This setting sets the threshold for when the flow direction indicator is displayed in the Home Page. If this operator station is hosting the Datacon Communications application this option should be checked. To change any system settings you must be logged on as a user with Entis XL administrative privileges. If this operator station is hosting the Datacon Communications application this option should be checked. If this option is checked the voice messages. If not. Comms Present A flag to indicate whether Entis XL should start the Datacon communications application. This allows the user to prevent false activations of the flow direction indicators say in windy conditions. the flow direction indicator is shown in the appropriate direction and if enabled the product colour will be set according to the flow direction. Therefore when the level flow rate is greater than or equal to the Flow Rate Threshold. In addition. Using System Settings • Select the Admin->System Settings option from the main menu bar. Voice Enable A flag to indicate whether voice should be enabled. Clearly this option is also dependent on the P. If this option is checked the internal audible buzzer will be enabled and where programmed an audible warning will be generated from the internal buzzer or sound card. If you are not already logged in select the Login option from the main menu bar. where available. if the setting Use Product Colour is not in use it further determines the colour of the product according to the flow direction. Flow rate Threshold The rate at which a tank needs to be moving before it is marked as moving within Entis XL. System Settings System Settings System Settings are options and settings that affect the operation of the entire Entis XL system. • Enter the required data or change the current settings. If not. Trend Logger Present A flag to indicate whether Entis XL should start the Trend Logger application. it should be disabled Sound Enable A flag to indicate whether sound should be enabled.C having a suitable sound card and speakers fitted. • Click Apply. Configuration manual Entis XL Page44 . will be played for the alarms and warning that occur a part of normal tank gauging operations. it should be disabled. • Click Edit.

When the login is provided. Thereafter when Entis XL is re-started the same process will occur until the option is unchecked by an administrator. This option can be changed at any time by an administrator. This is only generally used where there are mixed Ullage and Innage tanks and gauges. Entis XL will determine which tanks are available to the entered user and only make those tanks available for display. Use User Profile Determines whether a user profile should be used at start-up of the system. where programmed. When not checked the system will be started with the default profile which is show all tanks programmed into the system. Configuration manual Entis XL Page45 . if the tank is emptying the colour of the product is displayed in brown. When not selected the colour of the tanks is represented by the tank status. If this option is checked. Entis XL will close all currently displayed tank windows. For example. and if the tank is static the colour is displayed in green. Entis XL will prompt for a Username and Password. Use Product Colours Determines the strategy for colour in the tank windows. This setting retains compatibility with previous Entis systems. If it is being changed from Unchecked to Checked. disable all features of the home page and request a login from the user. It allows the user to quickly distinguish between those tanks that are displaying Ullage Level and those displaying Innage Level. no username or password information will be required whatsoever. When selected the colour representing the product in the tank will be that which was configured for the product in the tank. The current functionality that exists as part of a user profile is limited to determining which tanks can be viewed by a user. If the user has not been previously configured with a group of tanks no tanks will be in view at start up. If this option is not enabled. if the tank is filling the colour of the product is displayed in blue. Clearly this option needs to be treated with care. Display Ullage/Innage Level Label Determines whether the word “Ullage” or “Innage” is displayed adjacent to the Tank ID in the Tank View windows of the Home Page. When checked the user will be asked to logon at start-up on the assumption that the user only has access to a limited number of tanks programmed into the system. See the Config->Products option which allows the user to configure the colour a product. See the Admin->Tanks By User option. System Settings Password Enable A flag to indicate whether password prompting should be enabled.

therefore all moving tanks must be covered by a defined movement. It is based upon the following logic. This setting applies to the Product Movement option only. Configuration manual Entis XL Page46 . System Settings Auto Generate Unauthorised Movements A flag to determine whether Unauthorised Movements are automatically generated by the Movement software. if a tank moves and there is not a configured movement on it. an Unauthorised Movement will be generated. This movement can then only be closed by giving a reason in the comments field.

• Scroll to the Pipeline ID to be edited. • Enter the Pipeline capacity. Entering Pipeline Details • Launch the Pipeline Configuration module. In addition some of its features have the ability to take account of the pipeline contents in calculations. • Select the Product from the drop down list. Pipeline Configuration Pipeline Configuration Option Entis XL provides the ability to manually keep track of pipeline product changes and contents. Configuration manual Entis XL Page47 . • Click Apply. • Click Apply. tank id and batch number fields are optional. from the drop down list. Pipeline Configuration is normally carried out after the installation set-up wizard has been completed and all the tanks have been created. The product. • Select the Tank ID. if relevant. Launching Pipeline Configuration Pipeline Configuration can be launched at any time in order to edit and modify existing product details as well as add new products or delete existing products. • Click New . Modify the data fields as necessary. • Select Pipeline from the Config menu. • Enter a Batch number or other relevant trace ability number. • Click Edit. Editing Pipeline Details • Launch the Pipeline Configuration module. • Enter a Pipeline name.

Pipeline Configuration

Deleting Pipeline Details
• Launch the Pipeline Configuration module.
• Scroll to the Pipeline ID to be deleted.
• Click Delete. The pipeline record will be deleted.

Viewing Pipeline History
Click the Pipeline History tool bar button. The Pipeline Configuration History module will be loaded.

To view the history of changes to a pipeline:

• Select the Pipeline Name from the drop down list.
• Set the required start and finish date/time ranges. The available history for the specified date and time
range will be displayed in the grid.

Preview/Print Pipeline details
• Select from the Pipeline history window File menu > Preview Pipeline Details or Print Pipeline Details.

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Backup Scheduler

Backup Scheduler Option
The Backup Scheduler is a standalone application that can be configured to provide database backups at a
specific time of day on a recurring basis.
Use of the backup scheduler is deemed to be an administrative function and therefore any user must have the
appropriate privileges.

When the Backup Scheduler is launched it looks to the Entis XL database to retrieve the details of any
scheduled backups, if any.

If there are any backups configured, the Backup Scheduler will determine if any are due or not; those that are
due will be invoked, and the next backup due will be calculated and displayed in the Backup Scheduler
window.

Each time a backup becomes due it will be invoked and the due date will be advanced by one day. Therefore,
once a backup is entered into the scheduler it will remain there as a recurring backup until removed by the
user.

Launching the Backup Scheduler
The Backup Scheduler can be launched by:

• Selecting the Backup Scheduler from the Program File menu (Windows Explorer).
• Double clicking the BackupandRestore.exe file normally resident in the Entis XL target folder.
• Double clicking a short cut to the BackupandRestore.exe file on the desktop.

Alternatively, the Backup Scheduler could be launched when a user logs in to Windows by placing a shortcut
into the Start menu of the All Users profile.
When launched the Backup Scheduler display will be minimised and shown on the Windows tool bar.

• Click on the Backup Scheduler and the display will be loaded onto the desktop as shown in the
following illustration.

The Backup Scheduler must be running at all times otherwise backups will not be spooled.

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Backup Scheduler

Viewing Scheduled Backups
From the Backup Scheduler module select the Configuration option from the Database menu.

This module lists all the currently configured backups and there next due date and time.
The Edit, Delete, and Save buttons will be disabled.
The Exit button will be highlighted.
The Edit button will become highlighted when the user successfully logs on to the database.

Logging on to the Database
• Enter the server name, user account and password details.
• Click Logon. If the logon is accepted the Edit button will be enabled. For the logon to be accepted you
need to specify a valid database logon account and be logged on to Entis XL as an Administrator.

Adding Backups to the Schedule
From the Backup and Restore Configuration module click the Edit button.

• Click on the Date and Time field and enter the Date and Time the backup should be scheduled. The
Delete and Save buttons will be enabled.
• Select the database name to be backed up from the list, enter the file name to backup to, and select
the backup option.
• Click the Save button to commit the changes to the database. The next backup due will be calculated
and displayed in the Backup Scheduler module.

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Configuration manual Entis XL Page51 . as shown. The backup will be removed from the grid and the Entis XL database. • Click Delete followed by the Save button. Backup Scheduler Deleting Backups from the Schedule • From the Scheduler Configuration module click the Edit button. • Highlight the report to be deleted by selecting the corresponding row in the grid by pointing and clicking on the left-hand side of the row. When your login credentials have been accepted the Delete button will be highlighted and an extra edit row will be appended to the list as shown. and the row being highlighted in blue. This will be indicated by the arrowhead on the left-hand side of the row.

The Account will default to sa (System Administrator). The modules that potentially generate large quantities of data are the trending and movement modules. it generally depends on the criticality of the system to your own operation. Like any information system the most important maintenance task is performing regular backups. Configuration manual Entis XL Page52 . These are the default settings and should be used to Logon to the database. Clearly the hardware on which the Entis XL system itself is running may require periodic inspection and maintenance such as checking integrity of cables. The remainder of this section is dedicated to the Backup and Restore tool provided with the Entis XL system. Where heavy use of these features is made it is recommended that a backup is performed weekly as a minimum. The regularity can only be determined by the user. Refer to diagram below. The Password field will be blank. It also has some dependency on which features of the Entis XL suite are enabled on your system. making sure fan filters are free of dust and indeed cooling components are indeed operational. Other maintenance tasks tend to be operational such as checking of alarms and other important areas of the system designed to assist with the safe operation of the site. The Backup and Restore module will be loaded. • Select the menu Start->Programs->Entis XL->Backup and Restore . Maintenance Tasks Maintenance Tasks Entis XL requires very little on going maintenance. Floppy diskettes should be cleaned regularly and checked for good operation as well as any other form of backup media. Loading the Backup and Restore Tool • Start up the Entis XL Backup and Restore utility.

The backup and restore tool has only really been provided for the Entis XL application databases. In the databases list all the currently registered database names will be listed. Maintenance Tasks Connecting to the Database • Connect to the database by pressing the Logon button. • Select a file to be restored e. EntisXL_Blank. • Press the Open button. These are: • Entis XL • StrapTables • Events Restoring a Database Locate a backup of the database to be restored by pressing the file browse button.g.bak. You will see the backup files in the file list Window. Blank versions of the databases are copied to the Entis XL target install folder during the installation of Entis XL. Configuration manual Entis XL Page53 . Use the file browse utility to browse to the Drive and Path where the backups are located. The Filename will be displayed in the File name field. Some of the databases listed are the SQL Server system databases.

• Press the Verify button. Configuration manual Entis XL Page54 . The Restore button will be enabled. • When you are happy with the restore locations press the Restore button to restore the selected database to the Restore name specified.bak StrapTables Events_Blank. e. they will have to be edited before commencing with the restore operation. When completed the Status message will change to Restore completed successfully.bak Events Units_Blank.g. • Repeat for each of the remaining databases to be restored. Entis XL. If you are restoring the databases to a different drive and folder.bak EntisXL StrapTables_Blank. Maintenance Tasks The following table shows the Backup file names and their corresponding Restore file names. enter the database name. • Press the Logon button to refresh the database list.bak Units • In the field Database to restore to. Backup file name Restore file name EntisXL_Blank. Normally the drive shown will be the C: drive with a folder name of MSSQL7. You will see the restored database listed if it were not already there. • A progress dialogue will be displayed in the status bar of the window. • When complete press the Exit button to return to Windows. The Restore file name is case sensitive This will display the Drive:\Path of the locations the backup files were originally created from.

Use the file browse utility. Maintenance Tasks Backing up a Database Click the file browse button. Configuration manual Entis XL Page55 . • When complete press the Exit button to return to Windows. When completed the Status message will change to Backup completed successfully. The path and file are listed in the File Name field. • Repeat this for each of the remaining databases to be backed up.bak you will see the backup files in the file list Window. Type in a name for the backup file. If there are any existing backup files with a file extension of . This allows you to keep track of multiple backups. The Backup button will be highlighted. A progress dialogue will be displayed in the status bar of the window. Example: If you are doing a backup of the Entis XL database on the 3 November 2001 it might be appropriate to name the backup file EntisXL_031101. Clearly any system used to discriminate between different backups is equally as acceptable as long as everybody involved understands it. • Press the Backup button to backup the selected database to the specified location. • Select the database to be backed up from the list.bak. browse to the Drive and Path where you want to save the backup. • Click the Open button. If backups are being done regularly it may be useful to include the date/time as part of the file name.

The first column lists the diagnostic code. • Click Exit to dismiss the window. Pre-viewing the Diagnostic List • Select the Print Preview option from the File menu. • Click the Printer icon to send the report to the Windows default printer. This is a tool that is only accessible if the user is logged on with administrative privileges. Configuration manual Entis XL Page56 . The options available under the Help menu are detailed in the following sections. the second column contains a brief definition. Launching the Diagnostics window • Select the Diagnostics option from the Help menu on the main home page menu bar. Diagnostics Diagnostics Entis XL contains a comprehensive help and diagnostics system to aid the user. Much of the help appears under the Help menu of the main application tool bar. This should be used in conjunction with your user documentation as a first source of information for assistance. and the final column references a file name that contains more detailed information on the potential causes of the Diagnostic and recommended action to identify and fix any associated problem.

See the illustration below for a typical example. • Select the Printer button to select an alternate printer. Launching the Recommended Action File • Double click the row of interest. Configuration manual Entis XL Page57 . Choose the required printer properties and orientation. Diagnostics Printing the Diagnostic List • Select the Print option from the File menu. • Click OK to send the report to the default Windows printer. This will launch Windows Notepad and open the Recommended Action File.

One of the first questions on any support call will inevitably be what version of the module in question is installed on your machine. Configuration manual Entis XL Page58 . Printing a Report • Select the Print option from the File menu. The following type of display will be loaded: Use the scroll bars to view the details of each of the files listed. When selected this menu item will load a display module showing the versions of each of the modules of the Entis XL application. • Click the OK button to send the report to the default Windows printer. Versions Versions The Help menu on the main home page menu bar contains a selection called Versions. Launching the Versions window Select the Versions option from the Help menu on the main home page menu bar. Indeed the full list of modules and their corresponding versions and modified dates can be printed. The following type of display will be loaded. This information is invaluable to any technical support calls made to your supplier. Further it will also show the modified date for each of the modules as well. • Select the Printer button to select an alternate printer. • Choose the required printer properties and orientation. • Click the Exit button to unload the module.

Versions Pre-viewing a Report • Select the Print Preview option from the File menu. The following type of display will be loaded. Configuration manual Entis XL Page59 . • Click the Printer icon to send the report to the Windows default printer.

The following type of display will be loaded: • Click OK to unload the module. This information is invaluable to any technical support calls made to your supplier. the licence details and the person/Company the Entis XL application is registered to. including a statement on copyright. One of the first questions on any support call will inevitably be who the registered user is and the license/build number of the compete application. Launching the About window • Select the About option from the Help menu on the main home page menu bar. About About The Help menu on the main home page menu bar contains a selection called About. When selected this menu item will load a display module showing the overall version number of your application. Configuration manual Entis XL Page60 .

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58 Configuration manual Entis XL Page62 . 22 Recommended action file. 11 Logging on to the database. 56 Example CSV format. 20 Printing tables. 22 Launching the window. 40 Modify alarms. 21 Maintenance Tasks. 38 Launching the alarm configuration window. 9 Conneting to the database. 48 Tanks By User. 55 Pre-requisites. 47 Field config. 21 Help and Diagnostics. 50 Password. 36 Edit a product group. 43 Pipeline ConfigurationPreview print details. 30 Security Setup. 9 Backing up a database. 32 Edit a n account. 24. 11 Deleting backups from the schedular. 16 B First time. 43 Product Configuration. 33 Configuration. 52 System Configuration. 32 Enabling Disabling alarms. 44 Restoring the database. 35 About. 50 Strapping Tables. 10 Gauge configuration. 13 Backup Scheduler. 36 Alarm Configuration. 37 V Delete a product group. tab. 21 Previewing the diagnostic list. 31 Copy function. 58 Enter product names. 53 T P Tank Characteristics. 50 Wizard entry. 11 Temperature alarms. 53 System Settings. 29 New product group. 57 Inserting a row. 56 Editing values. 36 Acknowledge alarms. 40 Miscellaneous. 22 Printing the diagnostic list. 13 Set alarms. 48 Miscellaneous tab. 29 Add a new user. 48 Select User view. 60 Delete a product group. 33 Edit. 31 Starting up. 22 M Viewing a table. 26 Editing details. 23 Configuration window. 35 Configuration window. 10 Programmable level alarms. 47 Modifying tank characteristics. 47 Tank details tab. 23 Deleting details. 30 Datacon configuration. 52 System settings window. 30 Security levels. 11 Adding backups. 33 S Difference alarms. 37 Edit a product group. 51 Port configuration. 37 Launching the version window. 23 Pipeline Configuration. 27 Entering details. 25 Viewing history. Index Index A Product Group Configuration. 44 Launching the Backup aand restore window. 12 Launching the window. 34 Alarm annunciation. 47 Launching the window. 49 User name. 10 Viewing Scheduled backups. 56 Deleting aa row. 57 Loading the window. 37 Versions. 38 Gauge alarm tab. 41 Movement alarms. 20 H Adding a table. 21 Deleting a table. 29 Delete a user. 49 Login. 39 Generation of alarms.

60 Printing a report. 58. 58 Pre-viewing a report. Index Launching the window. 59 Configuration manual Entis XL Page63 .