ect REPORT Version 8.213 Manual

2.3VRelease Draft Rev 1
99FEB19

TABLE OF CONTENTS
iv      	HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL
1.0     	1.0 Getting Started
1.1     	Hardware Requirements
1.2     	DOS Requirements
2.0             Reference Manual
2.1     	MAIN MENU
2.1.1   	File... 	
2.1.2   	Data...
2.1.3   	Print...		
2.1.4   	Graph...
2.1.5   	Map...		
2.1.6   	SetUp
2.1.7   	Quit to DOS
2.1.7.1         MAD 8D		
2.1.7.2         DOS Shell
2.1.7.3    	Quit to DOS? Y/N
2.2             FILE MENU
2.2.1   	Directory 	
2.2.2   	File Type
2.2.3	        Retrieve		
2.2.4   	Save
2.2.5   	Quit this Menu
2.3     	DATA MENU
2.3.1   	Edit		
2.3.1.1         Add
2.3.1.2         Delete		
2.3.1.3         Quit this Menu
2.3.2   	Sort		
2.3.2.1         Tube
2.3.2.2         Defect		
2.3.2.3         Support Plate
2.3.2.4         Code		
2.3.2.5         Quit This Menu
2.3.3   	View		
2.3.4   	Graph
2.3.5   	ect MAD8D		
2.3.6   	Quit this Menu
2.3.7   	Total		
2.3.8   	Plug
2.3.8.1         % Plug I		
2.3.8.2         % Plug O
2.3.9   	FILTERS		
2.3.10  	GROUP
2.4     	PRINT MENU
2.4.1   	Plug List		
2.4.2   	Total List
2.4.3   	Quit this Menu
2.4.4   	Cancel Print
2.5     	PAGE SETUP
2.5.1   	Lines		
2.5.2   	Offset
2.5.3   	Number		
2.5.4     	Heading
2.5.5 	        Footer
2.6 	        DATA RANGE
2.6.1	        Start		
2.6.2	        End
2.6.3	        Zone		
2.6.4	        Row
2.6.5	        Tube
2.7     	OUTPUT
2.7.1 	        Printer		
2.7.2 	        Disk
2.8     	GRAPH MENU
2.8.1 	        Quit this Menu		
2.8.2 	        Inner
2.8.3 	        Outer		
2.8.4 	        All
2.8.5	        GROUP
2.9     	MAP MENU
2.9.1 	        Create		
2.9.2	        Edit
2.9.3	        Draw		
2.9.3.1	        Copy
2.9.3.1.1	Left to Right		
2.9.3.1.2	Top to Bottom
2.9.3.1.3	Quit this Menu		
2.9.3.2 	Shift Tube Map
2.9.3.2.1	Quit this Menu		
2.9.3.3  	Quit this Menu
2.9.3.4 	Magnify		
2.9.3.5 	Insert Tubes
2.9.3.6 	Delete Tubes		
2.9.4   	Plug
2.9.4.1 	Save Plug Map		
2.9.4.2 	Quit This Menu
2.9.4.3 	Magnify		
2.9.4.4 	Insert Plugs
2.9.4.5 	Delete Plugs		
2.9.5   	View
2.9.5.1 	Data		
2.9.5.2 	List Tube Data
2.9.5.3 	ect MAD8D		
2.9.5.4 	Quit this Menu
2.9.5.5 	Magnify		
2.9.5.6 	ID
2.9.5.7 	OD		
2.9.5.8 	All
2.9.5.9 	Total		
2.9.5.10	Plug
2.9.6   	Retrieve		
2.9.7   	List Maps
2.9.8   	Save		
2.9.9   	Map Assignment
2.9.10  	Unit Assignment		
2.9.11  	Tubelist
2.9.11.1	Save TubeList		
2.9.11.2	Load TubeList
2.9.11.3	TYpe
2.9.11.4	Quit this Menu 	
2.9.11.5 	Magnify/ID/OD/All/Total/Plug/FILTERS/GROUP
2.9.11.6	Insert Tubes		
2.9.11.7	Delete Tubes
2.9.12  	Quit this Menu
2.10     	SETUP MENU
2.10.1  	Colors		
2.10.2  	File Directory
2.10.3  	Mouse Sensitivity		
2.10.4  	Printer
2.10.5  	Scaling		
2.10.6  	Tube Shading
2.10.7  	Quit this Menu
2.11     	COLOR MENU
2.11.1  	Red		
2.11.2  	Green
2.11.3  	Blue		
2.11.4  	Default Colors
2.11.5  	Palette		
2.11.6  	Quit

HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL

Simply turn on your computer/monitor, and log on to the directory which contains the file REPORT.EXE (this is normally C:\MAD8D – type in cd \MAD8D to log on to the MAD8D directory). Then type REPORT <Enter> at the DOS prompt. The first screen shows the Software Release Level, the Software Release Date, and the Software Options – critical information to have on hand if assistance from Eddy Current Technology should ever be needed. Pressing any key will then display the MAIN MENU of the REPORT software. Pressing F will change the current menu from MAIN MENU to FILE MENU, where data files can be loaded (retrieved).

Control of the REPORT software is through the menus appearing on the right hand side of the screen. All menu items highlight the key to press to achieve the function. From the MAIN MENU,for example, press F for FILE MENU or Q for Quit to DOS.

When entering a file name, directory name, or a comment, the Delete key may be used to clear the current entry, and the Esc key may be used to quit without changing the current entry.

When a numeric value is selected for adjustment, it will be highlighted in light magenta (purple-red). To adjust the value, use the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed below:

 
VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS
Cursor Left 	   ←  	        Decrements Value by smallest amount*
Cursor Right 	   →  	        Increments Value by smallest amount*
Cursor Down 	   ↓  	        Decrements Value by a greater amount*
Cursor Up	   ↑  	        Increments Value by a greater amount*
Page Down	(PgDn ) 	Decrements Value by the largest amount*
Page Up	        (PgUp)  	Increments Value by the largest amount*
Home 	        (Home)  	Sets Value to its Lower Limit
End 	        (End)   	Sets Value to its Upper Limit
Enter 	        (Enter) 	Save Value and Exit Value Adjustment
* These keys will not increment or decrement the value beyond its upper or lower limits, which have been preset in the program.

In the DATA MENU, it is possible to scroll through the tube data displayed to the screen using the DATA SCROLLING KEYS listed below. The DATA SCROLLING KEYS are only available when the DATA MENU is shown.

DATA SCROLLING KEYS
Cursor Down 	   ↓	        Moves Data Display down one entry
Cursor Up 	   ↑	        Moves Data Display up one entry
Page Down 	(PgDn) 	        Moves Data Display down one page
Page Up	        (PgUp)  	Moves Data Display up one page
Home	        (Home)  	Moves Data Display to top page
End	        (End)   	Moves Data Display to bottom page

In the DRAW MENU, PLUG MENU, and VIEW MENU, it is possible to point to any tube on a tube sheet map using the TUBE CURSOR KEYS listed below. Pressing one of the keys below while holding down the Shift key will move the cursor ten tubes in the indicated direction.

TUBE CURSOR KEYS
Cursor Left 	   ←	        Moves Tube Cursor left
Cursor Right	   →	        Moves Tube Cursor right
Cursor Down	   ↓	        Moves Tube Cursor straight down**
Cursor Up	   ↑	        Moves Tube Cursor straight up**
Page Down	(PgDn)  	Moves Tube Cursor down and to the right
Page Up	        (PgUp)  	Moves Tube Cursor up and to the right
Home	        (Home)  	Moves Tube Cursor up and to the left
End	        (End)   	Moves Tube Cursor down and to the left
** These keys may have no effect when used to add or delete tubes on some keyboards.

In the DRAW MENU, tubes may be added or deleted by pressing Ins for adding tubes or Del for deleting tubes. The current selection (Insert Tubes or Delete Tubes) will be partially highlighted in purple. To add or delete a particular tube, first move to the desired location using the TUBE CURSOR KEYS, then hold the Ctrl key down while pressing one of the TUBE CURSOR KEYS. The current tube will be added/deleted, then the Tube Cursor will be updated to point to the next tube in the entered direction. To add/delete a line of tubes, hold both the Ctrl key and the appropriate Tube Cursor Key until the desired number of tubes are added/deleted.

If the mouse driver has been loaded prior to running the software, the mouse can be used with other settings for adding/deleting tubes as shown in the MAP EDIT KEYS below. The settings are available when Ins or Del has just been pressed in the DRAW MENU.

NOTE: These settings have no effect in the PLUG MENU or the TUBELIST MENU.

MAP EDIT KEYS
Home	        (Home)  	Single Tube Add/Delete
Cursor Up	   →	        Add/Delete from Cursor to Top of Map
Page Up 	(PgUp)  	Single Tube Add/Delete
Cursor Left 	   ←	        Add/Delete from Cursor to Left Side of Map
Center Cursor	(5)     	Single Tube Add/Delete
Cursor Right	   →	        Add/Delete from Cursor to Right Side of Map
End	        (End)   	Single Tube Add/Delete
Cursor Down	   ↓	        Add/Delete from Cursor to Bottom of Map
Page Down	(PgDn)  	Single Tube Add/Delete

In the DRAW MENU, PLUG MENU, and VIEW MENU, the cursor may be positioned by using a mouse if the mouse driver has been loaded prior to running the ect Report software. In the DRAW MENU/PLUG MENU, a rectangular block of tubes may be added (deleted) or plugged (unplugged) by holding down the right (left) mouse button and moving the mouse in the desired direction, then releasing the button.

If Paintjet (Color), Deskjet 500C/550C, or HP-GL/2 printer is selected in the SETUP MENU, then the screen may be printed on that printer by pressing the P key while holding down a Shift key.

In any menu, the screen may be printed on a Hewlett Packard Deskjet 500C or 550C printer by pressing the J key while holding down a Shift key.

The VIEW MENU may be set to Extended Screen mode by pressing X. Extended Screen mode removes the menu on the right and allows more of the map to be shown on the screen. Pressing X again will return to normal screen mode.

While in Full Screen mode, pressing W will print as much of the tube sheet map that will fit on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper using an HP Deskjet 500C or HP Deskjet 550C color printer.

If specific information is required about a given menu subitem, then refer to that specific paragraph in the manual.

We put a lot of effort into preparing this manual. We hope you don’t have to read it.


1.0 Getting Started

Turn on your computer/monitor, and log onto the directory or disk drive that contains the file REPORT.EXE (this is normally C:\MAD8D – type in cd \MAD8D <Enter> to log on to the MAD8D directory). Then type REPORT <Enter> at the DOS prompt. After pressing a key to clear the first screen, the MAIN MENU should appear. If a No Key message appears, please insert the hardware key in the computer and try again. Refer to the MAIN MENU section of the Reference Manual to proceed after the MAIN MENU appears.

1.1 Hardware Requirements

A 386SX or higher processor is required, and a 386DX or 486DX processor is recommended. Four megabytes (4MByte) of RAM are required. A color VGA adapter and monitor with 640 x 480 pixel and 262,000 color capability is required. One hard drive and one floppy drive are also required.

1.2 Software (Operating System) Requirements

ect Report software requires DOS version 5.0 or higher. The HIMEM.SYS driver must be installed before ect Report is run. This can be accomplished by placing the command

DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS

as the first line of the CONFIG.SYS file (provided that the HIMEM.SYS file is located in the C:\DOS directory).


2.0 Reference Manual

The Reference portion of this manual provides a detailed description of each control function of the REPORT software. The reference manual includes all options, even though some options are not always supplied, depending upon customers’ requirements.

2.1 MAIN MENU

The MAIN MENU is the main menu for the REPORT software. All options for the MAIN MENU are listed in this section. When the REPORT software is started, a startup message will be displayed to the left of the MAIN MENU, along with a Press “Y” to load current MAD8D Report output file, or any other key to Continue message. If the ect MAD8D software is installed on the computer and the MAD8D Report output file exists (see Report Output: under the MAD8D Setup menu), then pressing Y will load the current MAD8D Report output file. Also, if a map file is specified under the Report Output: section in the MAD8D Setup menu and it exists, then pressing Y will also load the map file. If any other key is pressed, then the software will just default to the MAIN MENU.

Until a data file is loaded from the FILE MENU, only four options will function in the MAIN MENU – File…, Map…, Color…, and Quit to DOS. Selecting any other option will display a DATA FILE MUST BE LOADED FIRST Hit any key message to the screen. When a key is pressed, the software will then return to the MAIN MENU. To go to the FILE MENU, press F for File… and refer to the FILE MENU section to load a data file.

2.1.1 File…

Pressing F from the MAIN MENU will change the current menu from MAIN MENU to FILE MENU. The FILE MENU allows loading (retrieving) and saving of data files.

2.1.2 Data…

If a data file has been loaded (see Retrieve in the FILE MENU section for loading a data file), then pressing D from the MAIN MENU will change the current menu from MAIN MENU to DATA MENU. The DATA MENU displays selected data from the currently loaded data file.

2.1.3 Print…

If a data file has been loaded (see Retrieve in the FILE MENU section for loading a data file), then pressing P from the MAIN MENU will change the current menu from MAIN MENUto PRINT MENU. The PRINT MENU allows printing of selected data from the currently loaded data file.

2.1.4 Graph…

If a data file has been loaded (see Retrieve in the FILE MENU section for loading a data file) and the data is currently sorted by tube, then pressing G from the MAIN MENU will change the current menu from MAIN MENU to GRAPH MENU. The GRAPH MENU allows graphing of selected data from the currently loaded data file.

2.1.5 Map…

Pressing M from MAIN MENU will change the current menu from MAIN MENU to MAP MENU. The MAP MENU allows tube sheet maps to be drawn, viewed, loaded, and saved. It also allows a tube sheet map and corresponding data files to be assigned to a specific unit name.

2.1.6 Setup…

Pressing S from the MAIN MENU will change the current menu from MAIN MENU to SETUP MENU. The SETUP MENU allows changing of some of the settings used in the ect Report software.

2.1.7 Quit to DOS

Pressing Q from the MAIN MENU will display a list of choices for exiting from the Report software. Each choice is described below.

2.1.7.1 MAD 8D

Pressing M from the Quit to DOS submenu will exit the Report software and automatically start the MAD8D software if available.

2.1.7.2 DOS Shell

Pressing S from the Quit to DOS submenu will temporarily exit the Report software and allow the user to enter DOS commands from the DOS command line. The Report software stays in memory, however, and can be returned to by typing exit <Enter> at the DOS command line.

2.1.7.3 Quit to DOS? Y/N

Pressing Y from the Quit to DOS submenu will exit the Report software and return to the DOS command line. Pressing N from the Quit to DOS submenu will return the software to the MAIN MENU.

NOTE: Remember to save your data file, map, and plug map before exiting the Report software if you want to keep any changes.


2.2 FILE MENU

From the MAIN MENU, press F to enter the FILE MENU. The FILE MENU displays the FILE MENU options, the Current C: Drive Directory, the Current File Type (UNSORTED DATA for data files containing unsorted data, or SORTED BY TUBE for files containing data sorted by zone/row/tube, and SORTED BY DEFECT for data files containing data sorted by defect severity), and the Current File Name (if a data file has been loaded into memory). The default data file directory is C:\ECTDATA.

All options for the FILE MENU are listed in this section. However, until a data file is loaded into memory, the Save option will only display a DATA FILE MUST BE LOADED FIRST Hit any key message to the screen. When a key is pressed, the software will then return to the FILE MENU.

2.2.1 Directory

Pressing D from the FILE MENU will display a list of all files in the Current Directory that are of the current File Type. If there are no files in the Current Directory that are of the Current File Type, a File Not Found message will be momentarily displayed and no data file list will be shown on the display. The software will then return to the FILE MENU.

NOTE: This function requires the following line in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

SET TEMP=C:\DOS

where C:\DOS is the directory where DOS files are located. Also, the directory where DOS files are located should be in the search path listed in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, as shown in the following example:

PATH=C:\DOS;

2.2.2 File Type

Pressing F from the FILE MENU will display a Press “U” for Unsorted Data Files, “T” for Data Files Sorted by Tube, or “D” for Data Files Sorted by Defect: message to the screen. Pressing U will set the Current File Type to UNSORTED DATA. Pressing T will set the Current File Type to SORTED BY TUBE. Pressing D will set the Current File Type to SORTED BY DEFECT. The software will then return to the FILE MENU.

2.2.3 Retrieve

Pressing R from the FILE MENU will display an Enter New File Name or <Esc><Enter> to Cancel: message to the screen and allow the user to enter the name of any file in the Current Directory and of the Current File Type, up to 8 characters in length. After the desired file name is typed in and the key is pressed, a Confirm Retrieve (Y/N)? message is displayed to the screen. If N is pressed, the software will just return to the FILE MENU. If Y is pressed and the desired file is an existing file in the Current Directory and is of the Current File Type, then the desired file will be loaded into memory and the software will then go to the DATA MENU. If the desired file is not in the Current Directory or is not same type as the Current File Type then a File Not Found. Press any key message will be displayed to the screen, and after pressing a key the software will return to the FILE MENU. If the desired file name is invalid, then a Bad File Name. Press any key. message will be displayed to the screen, and after pressing a key the software will return to the FILE MENU.

If the data file loaded has been previously linked with a map file, then the map file will also be loaded and the software will automatically go to the MAP MENU. If the data file has not been previously linked, then the software will just go to the DATA MENU.

2.2.4 Save

If a data file has been loaded (see Retrieve in the FILE MENU section for loading a data file), then pressing S from the FILE MENU will display an Enter Save File Name or <Esc><Enter> to Cancel: message to the screen and allow the user to enter a file name up to 8 characters in length. After the desired file name is typed in and the key is pressed, a Confirm Save (Y/N)? message is displayed to the screen. If N is pressed, the save will be canceled. If Y is pressed, the desired file name is valid, and the file does not already exist in the Current Directory, then the data will be saved to disk, and the Current File Type will be set to the File Type of the currently saved data. If Y is pressed and the file already exists in the Current Directory, then a File Already Exists. Overwrite (Y/N) ? message will be displayed to the screen, and if Y is pressed again, the file currently on the disk will be overwritten with the new data. If N or any other key is pressed, then the save will be canceled.

2.2.5 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the FILE MENU will change the current menu from FILE MENU to MAIN MENU.


2.3 DATA MENU

If a data file has already been loaded, then the DATA MENU may be entered from the MAIN MENU by pressing D. After loading a data file the display shows the DATA MENU options,FILE: and the name of the currently loaded data file, the SHOW submenu and what defects are being displayed, the LIST submenu, the GROUP submenu, and a list of some of the tube data in the data file. The DATA SCROLLING KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section may be used to scroll through the tube data. The DATA SCROLLING KEYS are only available in the DATA MENU.

In the SHOW submenu, the list of defects in the DATA MENU may be set to show only inner defects by pressing I, only outer defects by pressing O, or both inner and out defects by pressing A. The current selection will be partially highlighted in yellow.

Under the LIST submenu, Defects refer to the total number of defects in the currently selected data, and Tubes refer to the total number of unique tubes represented in the currently selected data. The value for total number of unique tubes in the currently selected data is not calculated until the data is sorted by tube (see Sort in the DATA MENU section for sorting the currently loaded data file).

Under the FILTERS submenu, the low and high limits for Support Plate, Bay, and Defect Code can be set to show only defects in a specific area or with a specific defect code.

Under the GROUP submenu, the minimum and maximum % wall depth values are specified for 5 ranges (a, b, c, d & e). The default for each range covers 20% of the possible % wall depth values for inner and outer defects.

For the list of defect data, there are 13 columns, as follows:

COLUMN Column
NAME Description
ZONE the Zone Number of the Defect, from 0 to 255
ROW the Row Number of the Defect, from 0 to 255
TUBE the Tube Number of the Defect, from 0 to 255
%WALL DEFECT Defect % Wall Depth, from 0% to 100%
I = Inner Defect
O = Outer Defect
ANGLE(DEG) measured Defect Phase Angle, in degrees, from 0 to 255
VOLTS(V) measured Defect Magnitude to the nearest tenth of a volt, from 0.0 to 25.5
SP Support Plate Identification and/or Bay Identification
SP Support Plate Identification and/or Bay Identification
Support Plates from 0 to 64
Bays from A to BM
CHAN Channel Number, from 1 to 4, M1, and M2
1 = Channel Number 1
2 = Channel Number 2
3 = Channel Number 3
4 = Channel Number 4
M1 = Mixer 1
M2 = Mixer 2
P = Defect % Wall Depth determined by Phase Analysis
M = Defect % Wall Depth determined by Magnitude Analysis
V = Defect % Wall Depth determined by Vertical Voltage Analysis
POS.(SEC) Defect tube position in seconds from the startof recording, to the nearest 400 ms, from 0.0 to 262.0
S Scan number, in hexadecimal (base 16)
DEFECT CODES 0 – IDP – ID Pit
1 – IDPS – ID Pits
2 – ODP – OD Pit
3 – ODPS – OD Pits
4 – ODML – OD Metal Loss
5 – IDML – ID Metal Loss
6 – CONS – Constricted Tube
7 – REST – Restricted Tube
8 – TRAN – Transverse Crack
9 – 100C – 100% Crack
10 – IDPG – ID Pitting
11 – IDER – ID Erosion
12 – COPP – Copper Plating
13 – COPD – Copper Deposits
14 – SPML – OD Metal Loss at Support
15 – MOD – Metal on OD
16 – IDLD – ID Longitudinal Defect
17 – ODLD – OD Longitudinal Defect
18 – BULG – Bulge
19 – FREZ – Freeze Bulge
20 – PLUG – Plugged Tube
21 – INAC – Tube Inaccessible
22 – UNID – Unidentifiable Signal
23 – MULT – Multiple DefectsD# Defect Raw Data Optical Disk Number, inhexadecimal (base 16)
D# Defect Raw Data Optical Disk Number, inhexadecimal (base 16)
NOTE: An asterisk (“*”) in the Chan field indicates that the record was edited or added to the original data file.

2.3.1 Edit

IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ FIRST BEFORE EDITING!!!

The data file that is created from the MAD8D Analysis software is of file type UNSORTED DATA (“xxxxxxxx.ECA”). If a loaded data file is sorted by tube then it will be saved to a different file with a file type of SORTED BY TUBE (“xxxxxxxx.ECT”). If a loaded data file is sorted by defect then it will be saved to a different file with a file type of SORTED BY DEFECT (“xxxxxxxx.ECW”). If the data has been sorted and saved before editing, there may be up to three files that have to be updated. The recommended procedure for editing files is as follows:

1. Load the original, UNSORTED DATA file into memory.

2. Edit the file without sorting it.

3. Save the edited data back to the same file.

4. If the data has been previously sorted by tube and saved to the disk, then overwrite that file by first sorting the edited data by tube and then saving the data to disk with the same filename.

5. If the data has been previously sorted by defect and saved to the disk, then overwrite that file by first sorting the edited data by defect and then saving the data to disk with the same filename.

6. The above steps will ensure that all versions of the current data file on the disk will be updated with the edited data. If for some reason it is desired that the original, unedited data file created by the MAD8D Analysis software be retained, then it is recommended that the file be renamed and saved to diskette prior to editing. A MAD8D Analysis software data file has an extension of “.ECA”, so locate the data file in the appropriate directory (usually C:\ECTDATA) and copy it to a backup diskette. The REPORT software program will overwrite the original “.ECA” data file when the contents are edited. It is not recommended that the file be copied on the hard disk with a different extension, because the REPORT software uses many filename extensions for other purposes.

Pressing E from the DATA MENU will change the current menu from DATA MENU to EDIT MENU. The EDIT MENU allows editing of the defect data.

The current record to edit may be selected by scrolling though the list of records using the DATA SCROLLING KEYS (listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section)until the desired record is between the two white arrows just below the record column headings. The current record item to be edited will be highlighted in gray, and may be changed by using the left arrow( ) and right arrow ( ) keys. When the desired record item is highlighted in gray, press the Enter key. The desired record item will then be highlighted in white, and the value of the item may be adjusted using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. When the desired value has been selected, press the Enter key. The current record item will again be highlighted in gray and can be changed by using the left arrow () and right arrow () keys. Also, the current record to edit can now be changed using the DATA SCROLLING KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section.

NOTE: When editing a data record, a copy of the record will be shown above the record column headings with the item values that existed before editing began. If the record is being edited for the first time, then a “*” will appear under the Chan column if the current record item values are different from their previous item values. If the record items are set back to their original values during a first time edit, then the “*” will go away and the record will not be considered as an edited record. If, however, a record has item values different from their original values and the current record to edit is then changed or the EDIT MENU is exited, then the edited record will be considered as an edited record and the “*” will be permanently displayed under the Chan column for that record.

2.3.1.1 Add

Pressing A from the EDIT MENU will display a Confirm Record Add (Y/N)? message on the screen. If N is pressed, the software will just return to the EDIT MENU. If Y is pressed, then the current record will be copied to the bottom of the list, and the user will be allowed to edit the record to enter the appropriate data. If no records currently exist in memory, then a blank record will be added and shown as the current record on the display. To save the edited data, refer to theSave option in the FILE MENU section of the manual.

NOTE: To save time, it is a good idea to find an existing record that most closely matches the data of the record to be added and make that record the current record before using the Add option.

NOTE: Since an added record is considered a change to the original data file, all added records will be marked with an asterisk (“*”) in the Channel (Chan) column.

2.3.1.2 Delete

Pressing D from the EDIT MENU will display a Confirm Current Record Delete (Y/N)? message to the screen. If Y is pressed, then the current record (just below the column headings pointed to by two white arrows) will be deleted from the list of defects currently in memory. If N or any other key is pressed, the software will not delete the current record and just return to the EDIT MENU.

NOTE: Once a record has been deleted and the remaining defects in memory have been saved back to the original file, the deleted defect cannot be recovered.

2.3.1.3 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the EDIT MENU will change the current menu from EDIT MENU to DATA MENU.

2.3.2 Sort

Pressing S from the DATA MENU will change the current menu from DATA MENU to SORT MENU. The SORT MENU allows sorting of the defect data by zone/row/tube, by defect severity, by support plate number/bay letter, or by defect code.

2.3.2.1 Tube

Pressing T from the SORT MENU will sort the defect data currently in memory and redisplay it in ascending order for zones, rows, and tubes. If there is more than one defect in a tube, then the defects will be listed in descending order, with the maximum % wall depth defect (inner or outer) listed first. Also, the number of tubes in the currently selected data will be shown by the label Tubes in the LIST submenu. After sorting, the software will return to the DATA MENU.

NOTE: Since it may take a considerable amount of time to sort a data file, saving the data to a file after sorting is strongly recommended. It is possible to save the sorted data to the same filename as the original file, because the software puts a different filename extension on data that has been sorted by tube. The next time the file is to be retrieved, set the Current File Type (see File Type in the FILE MENU section for setting the Current File Type) to SORTED BY TUBE so the file with data sorted by tube will be retrieved.

2.3.2.2 Defect

Pressing D from the SORT MENU will sort the defect data currently in memory and redisplay it in descending order of defect severity. If there is more than one inner or outer defect at the same % wall depth, then the defect with the lowest zone/row/tube will be listed first. Also, the number of defects in the currently selected data will be shown by the label Defects under the LIST submenu.

2.3.2.3 Support Plate

Pressing S from the SORT MENU will sort the defect data currently in memory and display it in ascending order of support plate number and bay letter. A bay is defined as part of a tube between two support plates. Ascending order for support plates and bays is defined as Support Plate 0, Bay “A”, Support Plate 1, Bay “B”, …. Support Plate 64, Bay “BM”. Also, if there are no Bay designations used, the sort order will then be Support Plate 0, Support Plate 1, Support Plate 2, etc… Also, the number of defects in the currently selected data will be shown by the label Defects under the LIST submenu.

2.3.2.4 Code

Pressing C from the SORT MENU will sort the defect data currently in memory and display it in ascending order of defect codes. The sort order for defect codes is listed in Defect Codes Defined. Also, the number of defects in the currently selected data will be shown by the label Defects under the LIST submenu.

2.3.2.5 Quit This Menu

Pressing Q from the SORT MENU will change the current menu from SORT MENU to DATA MENU.

2.3.3 View

Pressing V from the DATA MENU will change the current menu from DATA MENU to VIEW MENU if a map is currently loaded.

2.3.4 Graph

Pressing G from the DATA MENU will change the current menu from DATA MENU to GRAPH MENU if the data has been sorted by tube (see Sort in the DATA MENU section for sorting the currently loaded data file).

2.3.5 ect MAD8D

Pressing C from the DATA MENU will pass the currently selected defect (located between the two white arrows) in the DATA MENU to the MAD8D software (if available) to show the eddy current signal for that defect.

2.3.6 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the DATA MENU will change the current menu from DATA MENU to MAIN MENU.

2.3.7 Total

Pressing T from the DATA MENU will display the current total list information and a list of all the defects in the data file. In the LIST submenu, Total will be highlighted in yellow to indicate that the defect list contains all the defects in the data file. The total number of defects in the data file will be shown by the label Defects in the LIST submenu, and if the data has been sorted by tube after Total has been selected, the total number of unique tubes in the data file will be shown by the label Tubes in the LIST submenu.

2.3.8 P from the DATA MENU will display the current plug list information, defect criteria, and a list of defect data which meets the plug list criteria. In the LIST submenu, Plug will be highlighted in yellow to indicate that the defect list contains only the defects that meet the plug list criteria. The number of defects in the plug list will be shown by the label Defects in the LIST submenu, and if the data has been sorted by tube, the total number of tubes represented by defects which meet the plug list criteria will be shown by the label Tubes in the LIST submenu. Also, the minimum % wall depth for inner defects is shown next to the label % Plug I and the minimum % wall depth for outer defects is shown next to label % Plug O in the LIST submenu.

2.3.8.1 % Plug I

This option is only available after Plug is selected from the LIST submenu. Pressing I will enable changing of the minimum inner defect % wall depth for the plug list, which will be highlighted in light magenta (purple-red). The minimum inner defect % wall depth for the plug list may be changed using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. After pressing the <Enter> key, the software updates the defect list to the new plug list criteria, and returns to the DATA MENU.

2.3.8.2 % Plug O

This option is only available after Plug is selected from the LIST submenu. Pressing O will enable changing of the minimum outer defect % wall depth for the plug list, which will be highlighted in light magenta (purple-red). The minimum outer defect % wall depth for the plug list may be changed using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. After pressing the <Enter> key, the software updates the defect list to the new plug list criteria, and returns to the DATA MENU.

2.3.9 FILTERS

Pressing F from the DATA MENU will enable changing of the low and high limits for some of the data fields to display only records matching the selected values. Pressing L, H, S, B, C, D, Z, R, T, or F will perform the actions listed in the following table, while pressing any other key will disable changing filter values and return to the DATA MENU.

 
Key	Item	        Description
L	Low	        Selects lower limit of current data field
H	High	        Selects upper limit of current data field
S	SPlate	        Selects current limit of Support Plate field (0 to 64)
B	Bay	        Selects current limit of Bay number (A to BM)
C	Code	        Selects current limit of Code number (NOM to 255)
D	Depth    	Selects current limit of Wall Depth (0 to 100%)
Z	Zone	        Selects current limit of Zone (0 to 255)
R	Row 	        Selects current limit of Row (0 to 255)
T	Tube	        Selects current limit of Tube (0 to 255)
F	DeFault Values  Sets all limits to their default values

2.3.10 GROUP

Pressing 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 from the DATA MENU will enable changing the lower limit of the selected group, which will be highlighted in light magenta (purple-red). The lower limit of the selected range may be changed by using theVALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. After pressing the key, the software will disable changing of the lower limit of the selected group and adjust the other ranges so that no ranges overlap.

NOTE: To show a Plug Map with all of the tubes to be plugged colored red, Set the lower limit of Group 5 to the same value as % Plug O or % Plug I (whichever is the lowest).


2.4 PRINT MENU

If a data file has already been loaded, then the PRINT MENU may be entered from the MAIN MENU by pressing P. All options for the PRINT MENU are listed in this section.

2.4.1 Plug List

Pressing P from the PRINT MENU will highlight Plug List in the PRINT MENU to indicate that a Plug List using the current plug list criteria (as well as the criteria in DATA RANGE) will be printed. Options under the PAGE SETUP, DATA RANGE and OUTPUT submenus become available for changing the current settings and printing the plug list to the C: Drive or a printer. The Cancel Print option under PRINT MENU also becomes available for canceling the printout at any time.

2.4.2 Total List

Pressing T from the PRINT MENU will highlight Total List in the PRINT MENU to indicate that all defects will be printed that meet the criteria specified in DATA RANGE. Options under the PAGE SETUP, DATA RANGE and OUTPUT submenus become available for changing the current settings and printing the list to the C: Drive or a printer. The Cancel Print option under PRINT MENU also becomes available for canceling the printout at any time.

2.4.3 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the PRINT MENU will change the current menu from PRINT MENU to MAIN MENU.

2.4.4 Cancel Print

This option is only available if Plug List or Total List has been selected for printing. Pressing C before printing to the C: Drive or the printer will deselect the currently selected list and allow the user to make a new choice. Pressing C while printing to a file or to a printer will display a CONFIRM CANCEL (Y/N)? message to the screen. Pressing a key other than Y will resume printing, and the software will return to the PRINT MENU after printing the list. Pressing Y will cancel the printout, and if the software was printing to a file, the printout file will be erased. The software will then return to the PRINT MENU.

NOTE: After canceling a print file the PAGE SETUP, DATA RANGE, and OUTPUT submenus will still be shown, but cannot be accessed again until either Total List or Plug List is selected from the PRINT MENU for printing.


2.5 PAGE SETUP

This submenu is only available after Total List or Plug List has been selected from thePRINT MENU for printing. All options for the PAGE SETUP submenu are listed in this section.

2.5.1 Lines

This option sets the Number Of Lines Per Page for the printout. Pressing L in the PAGE SETUP submenu will highlight the Number Of Lines Per Page value in light magenta (purple-red) and enable changing of the Number Of Lines Per Page using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. Pressing the <Enter> key disables changing the Number Of Lines Per Page, and sets the Number of Lines Per Page to the new value.

2.5.2 Offset

This option sets the number of lines per page used for the top and bottom margins. Many printers do not allow printing on the first line of the page or the last line of a page, and the Offset option allows the user to take this into account. Pressing O from the PAGE SETUP submenu will highlight the Offset value in light magenta (purple-red) and enable changing of the Offset value using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. Pressing the <Enter> key disables changing the Offset value, and sets the Offset to the new value.

2.5.3 Number

This option sets the Starting Page Number for the printout. The page number can be alphanumeric (such as “A – 1” for the first page in an Appendix A), but the last character must be a number. Pressing N from the PAGE SETUP submenu will enable a new Starting Page Number to be typed in (up to 6 characters). Pressing <Enter> will disable editing of the Starting Page Number and set the Starting Page Number to the new value.

2.5.4 Heading

This option specifies a Heading for the printout. If the printout is to be included in a report, then the Heading can be used to give the printout a title. It is recommended that the Heading be “Figure X.” or “Table X.” plus some specific description of the printout. The Heading is only printed on the first page of the printout. Pressing H from the PAGE SETUP submenu will allow the user to type in a printout title (up to 62 characters) starting at the current cursor location, and pressing <Enter> will disable editing of the Heading and set the Heading to the new title.

2.5.5 Footer

This option specifies a Running Footer for the printout. It is recommended that the user include Heat Exchanger Identification and Maintenance Period information in the running footer so that it will appear on each page of the printout. Pressing F from the PAGE SETUP submenu will allow the user to type in a footnote (up to 62 characters) starting at the current cursor location. Pressing <Enter> will disable editing of the Footer and set the Footer to the new footnote.


2.6 DATA RANGE

This submenu is only available after Total List or Plug List has been selected from the PRINT MENU for printing. All options for the DATA RANGE submenu are listed in this section.

2.6.1 Start

This option allows changing of the minimum Zone, Row, or Tube for printing. Pressing S will highlight the Starting Zone/Row/Tube value in light magenta (purple-red) and allow changing the value using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. Pressing <Enter> will disable changing the Starting Zone/Row/Tube value and set it to the new value.

2.6.2 End

This option allows changing of the maximum Zone, Row, or Tube for printing. Pressing E will highlight the Ending Zone/Row/Tube value in light magenta (purple-red) and allow changing the value using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. Pressing <Enter> will disable changing the Ending Zone/Row/Tube value and set it to the new value.

2.6.3 Zone

This option in combination with “Start” and “End” allows changing of the minimum and maximum Zones for printing, respectively. Pressing Z will highlight the Start/End Zone value in light magenta (purple-red) and allow changing the value using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. Pressing <Enter> will disable changing the Start/End Zone value and set it to the new value.

2.6.4 Row

This option in combination with “Start” and “End” allows changing of the minimum and maximum Rows for printing. Pressing R will highlight the Start/End Row value in light magenta (purple-red) and allow changing the value using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. Pressing <Enter> will disable changing the Start/End Row value and set it to the new value.

2.6.5 Tube

This option in combination with “Start” and “End” allows changing of the minimum and maximum Tubes for printing. Pressing T will highlight the Start/End Tube value in light magenta (purple-red) and allow changing the value using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. Pressing <Enter> will disable changing the Start/End Tube value and set it to the new value.


2.7 OUTPUT

This submenu is available only after Total List or Plug List has been selected from the PRINT MENU for printing. All options for the OUTPUT submenu are listed in this section.

2.7.1 Printer

This option prints to the printer. Pressing P from the OUTPUT submenu immediately starts printing the selected list to the printer using the options set in the PAGE SETUP and DATA RANGE submenus. If a printer is not connected or is off line, a Device Fault. Press any key. message will be displayed to the screen, and when a key is pressed the software will return to the PRINT MENU. If a printer is connected and on line, the software will return to the PRINT MENU after the last page is printed. The printout may be canceled at any time using the Cancel Print option (see Cancel Print in the PRINT MENU section for canceling a printout).

2.7.2 Disk

This option prints to a file in the directory the Report.exe file is located. Pressing D from the OUTPUT submenu displays an Enter Printout File Name or <Esc><Enter> to Cancel: message to the screen, and allows the user to type in a file name up to 8 characters in length starting with the displayed cursor position. After the desired file name is typed in and the key is pressed, a Confirm Print to Disk (Y/N)? message is displayed to the screen. If N is pressed, the print will be canceled. If Y is pressed, the desired file name is valid, and the file does not already exist in the Printout File Directory, then the data will be printed to disk, and the list of print files will be updated. If Y is pressed and the file already exists in the Printout File Directory, then a File Already Exists. Overwrite (Y/N)? message will be displayed to the screen, and if Y is pressed again, then the file currently on the disk will be overwritten with the new data. If N or any other key is pressed, then the print will be canceled.


2.8 GRAPH MENU

If a data file has been loaded and the data has been sorted by tube, then the GRAPH MENU may be entered from the REPORT MENU by pressing G. The GRAPH MENU allows graphing of the unique tubes in a data file by defect severity, grouped into the five ranges of defects preset by the program. Tubes can be classified according to their most severe inner defect, most severe outer defect, or most severe defect (inner and outer).

Under the TUBES BY GROUP submenu, the ID column will appear if ID is selected for defect graphing, the OD column will appear if OD is selected for defect graphing, or the MaxD column will appear if All is selected for defect graphing. The ID column under TUBES BY GROUP shows the distribution of tubes with outer defects across the five ranges listed in GROUP by the maximum inner defect for each tube. The OD column under TUBES BY GROUP shows the distribution of tubes with outer defects across the five ranges listed in GROUP by the maximum outer defect for each tube. The MaxD column under TUBES BY GROUP shows the distribution of all tubes in the data file across the five ranges listed in GROUP by the maximum defect for each tube.

2.8.1 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the GRAPH MENU will change the current menu from GRAPH MENU to DATA MENU.

2.8.2 Inner

Pressing I from the GRAPH MENU will display a graph showing the distribution of unique tubes in the data file among the five defect ranges based upon maximum inner defect severity per tube, along with a percentage based on the total number of unique tubes in the data file. The number of tubes with no inner defects is displayed next to the label No Defects and the appropriate percentage of the graph will be colored gray.

2.8.3 Outer

Pressing O from the GRAPH MENU will display a graph showing the distribution of unique tubes in the data file among the five defect ranges based upon maximum outer defect severity per tube, along with a percentage based on the total number of unique tubes in the data file. The number of tubes with no outer defects is displayed next to the label No Defects and the appropriate percentage of the graph will be colored gray.

2.8.4 All

Pressing A from the GRAPH MENU will display a graph showing the distribution of unique tubes in the data file among the five defect ranges based upon maximum defect severity per tube, along with a percentage based on the total number of tubes in the data file.

2.8.5 GROUP

Refer to the instructions for GROUP in the DATA MENU (Section 2.3.10).


2.9 MAP MENU

Pressing M from the MAIN MENU will change the current menu from MAIN MENU TO MAP MENU. If a data file and a map file have not been loaded, then only four options will function in the MAP MENU – Create, Retrieve, List Maps, and Quit this Menu. If a map file is loaded, then six more options become available for use – Edit, Draw, Plug, View, Save, and Tubelist. If a data file has been loaded, then the data file may be assigned to a unit using the Unit Assignment option. When a data file has a unit assigned to it, then a map file may be assigned to the unit using the Map Assignment option. This allows the appropriate map file to be loaded when the data file is loaded.

The relationship between Map Files, Unit Files, and Data Files is as follows: a Data File contains the defect data gathered during an inspection for a particular unit. All Data Files containing data for a particular unit should be assigned to the same Unit File. The Unit File contains data specific to a particular unit, including the name of the corresponding tube sheet map. The Map File contains data needed to draw the tube sheet map of a unit. Since there may be many units that can use the same tube sheet map, a map file can be assigned to multiple units using Map Assignment. Each unit tested, however, must be assigned a unique Unit Name using Unit Assignment, and each new Data File for a particular unit should be assigned to the same Unit File as the Data File for the last inspection of that particular unit.

NOTE: The proper order for assignment is (1) load the Data File, (2) assign a Unit File to it using Unit Assignment, then (3) if the correct Map File already exists but is not currently assigned to the Unit File, assign the Map File to the Unit File using Map Assignment. If the correct Map File does not exist, see Create and Save in the MAP MENU section for creating and saving a Map File.

2.9.1 Create

Pressing C from the MAP MENU allows the initial data to be entered to create a new map. The initial data includes specifying the map directory, map file name, inlet or outlet side as a reference point, square, hexagonal, or vertical hexagonal spacing, serial or grid tube numbering, the zone number, the starting row number, the starting tube number, both the width and height of the map in tube diameters, and a tube numbering offset for alternate rows. After the initial data has been entered, press A to accept or Q to quit. The software will then ask for confirmation of the accept or quit. If Y is pressed, then if accept was chosen a new map will be created, or if quit was chosen a new map will not be created. If N is pressed, then the software will return to entering new map parameters.

NOTE: The Create function does not save the new map to disk. To save the new map, use the Save function in the MAP MENU. It is very important to save the new map before loading a new Data File, assigning a new unit, assigning a new map, or creating another map, because these functions may replace the current map with another from disk.

INLET the tube sheet map is referenced to the inlet side of the unit.
OUTLET the tube sheet map is referenced to the outlet side of the unit.
SQUARE PITCH TUBE SPACING all rows of tubes are aligned.
HEXAGONAL PITCH TUBE SPACING alternate rows of tubes are offset one-half tube diameter from the standard starting position.
VERTICAL HEXAGONAL PITCH TUBE SPACING same as hexagonal pitch tube spacing, but rotated 90 degrees.
SERIAL TUBE NUMBERING the tube number for a tube is based on the count of the number of tubes from the start of the row to the tube,and the row number for a row is based on the count of the number of rows from the start of the zone.
GRID TUBE NUMBERING the tube number for a tube is based on the position of the tube relative to the start of the row, and the row number is based on the position of the row relative to the start of the zone.
ZONE NUMBER* the zone number for the map to be drawn.
STARTING ROW NUMBER the lowest row number for the map.
STARTING TUBE NUMBER the lowest tube number for the map.
HEIGHT height of the map in tube diameters.
WIDTH the width of the map in tube diameters.
ALTERNATE ROW TUBE NUMBERING OFFSET tube numbering offset for alternate rows if alternate rows start with a higher tube number than other rows. Usually set to zero.
*NOTE: The ZONE NUMBER for the map must match the zone number used with the MAD8D software in order to map the Data File defects correctly.

2.9.2 Edit

Pressing E from the MAP MENU changes the current menu from MAP MENU to EDIT MENU. The EDIT MENU is similar to the CREATE MENU, except that the EDIT MENU allows changing the parameters of the currently loaded map instead of creating a new one.

2.9.3 Draw

Pressing D from the MAP MENU changes the current menu from MAP MENU to DRAW MENU. The DRAW MENU allows editing of individual tubes in a tube map.

2.9.3.1 Copy

Pressing C from the DRAW MENU changes the current menu from DRAW MENU to COPY MENU. The COPY MENU copies a portion of the map as a mirror image to make it easier to draw tube sheet maps with left-right and top-bottom symmetry.

2.9.3.1.1 Left to Right

Pressing L from the COPY MENU will copy all tubes to the left and above the cursor position as a mirror image to the right of the cursor position.

2.9.3.1.2 Top to Bottom

Pressing T from the COPY MENU will copy all tubes above the cursor position as a mirror image below the cursor position.

2.9.3.1.3 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the COPY MENU will change the current menu from COPY MENU to DRAW MENU.

2.9.3.2 Shift Tube Map

Pressing S from the DRAW MENU will change the current menu from DRAW MENU to SHIFT MAP MENU. In the SHIFT MAP MENU, the entire map can be shifted left, right, up, or down by using the , , , or keys, respectively.

2.9.3.2.1 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the SHIFT MAP MENU will change the current menu from SHIFT MAP MENU to DRAW MENU.

2.9.3.3 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the DRAW MENU changes the current menu from DRAW MENU to MAP MENU.

2.9.3.4 Magnify

Pressing M from the DRAW MENU will enable changing of the tube map magnification level, which will be highlighted in light magenta (purple-red). The magnification level may be changed using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. The magnification levels available are 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x. After pressing the <Enter> key, the software will disable changing of the magnification level.

2.9.3.5 Insert Tubes

Pressing the Ins key from the DRAW MENU will enable adding tubes to the tube map. A tube may be added at the current tube cursor location by pressing one of the TUBE CURSOR KEYS while holding down the Ctrl key. If a tube is already present at the current location, adding a tube will have no effect.

2.9.3.6 Delete Tubes

Pressing the Del key from the DRAW MENU will enable deleting tubes from the tube map. A tube may be deleted at the current location by pressing one of the TUBE CURSOR KEYS while holding down the Ctrl key. If a tube is not already present at the current tube cursor location, deleting a tube will have no effect.

2.9.4 Plug

Pressing P from the MAP MENU changes the current menu from MAP MENU to PLUG MENU. The PLUG MENU allows plugged tubes to be entered on the tube sheet map.

2.9.4.1 Save Plug Map

Pressing S from the PLUG MENU will save a record of the currently plugged tubes to disk. This information will be recalled automatically when the data file is reloaded.

2.9.4.2 Quit This Menu

Pressing Q from the PLUG MENU will change the current menu from PLUG MENU to MAP MENU.

2.9.4.3 Magnify

Pressing M from the PLUG MENU will enable changing of the tube map magnification level, which will be highlighted in light magenta (purple-red). The magnification level may be changed using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. The magnification levels available are 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x. After pressing the key, the software will disable changing of the magnification level.

2.9.4.4 Insert Plugs

Pressing the Ins key from the PLUG MENU will enable changing the status of tubes from not plugged (gray) to plugged (black). A tube may be changed to the plugged status at the current tube cursor location by pressing one of the TUBE CURSOR KEYS while holding down the Ctrl key. If the tube at the current location is already plugged, plugging the tube will have no effect.

2.9.4.5 Delete Plugs

Pressing the Del key from the DRAW MENU will enable changing the status of tubes from plugged (black) to not plugged (gray). A tube may be changed to the not plugged status at the current tube cursor location by pressing one of the TUBE CURSOR KEYS while holding down the Ctrl key. If the tube at the current location is already not plugged, then changing the status to not plugged will have no effect.

2.9.5 View

Pressing V from the MAP MENU will change the current menu from MAP MENU to VIEW MENU. The VIEW MENU allows viewing of the defect severity of each tube in the current tube map based on defects in the current data file. If a data file is not loaded, then the tube map will be displayed without any defect status.

Under the FILTERS submenu, the low and high limits for Support Plate, Bay, Defect Code, and Depth can be set to show only defects in a specific area or with a specific defect code.

Under the GROUP submenu, the minimum and maximum % wall depth values are specified for 5 ranges (a, b, c, d & e). The default for each range covers 20% of the possible % wall depth values for inner and outer defects.

2.9.5.1 Data

Pressing D from the VIEW MENU will change the current menu from VIEW MENU to DATA MENU.

2.9.5.2 List Tube Data

Pressing L from the VIEW MENU will show all defects for tube selected by the tube cursor in the DATA MENU. Pressing V will then change the current menu from DATA MENU back to VIEW MENU.

2.9.5.3 ect MAD8D

In the VIEW MENU, the most severe defect for a tube may be displayed by moving the cursor over the desired tube and pressing the left mouse button if the defect data has already been sorted by defect. If there is more than one defect, then pressing the Tab key will scroll through the defects in order of descending % wall depth. Pressing the Tab key while holding down the Shift key will scroll back to the top of the list. Pressing C from the VIEW MENU will pass the currently selected defect to the MAD8D software (if available) to show the eddy current signal for that defect. When exiting from the MAD8D software, choose Report and the report software will reload, remembering the settings and files last used before ect MAD8D was selected.

2.9.5.4 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the VIEW MENU will change the current menu from VIEW MENU to MAP MENU.

2.9.5.5 Magnify

Pressing M from the VIEW MENU will enable changing of the tube map magnification level, which will be highlighted in light magenta (purple-red). The magnification may be changed using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. The magnification levels available are 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x. After pressing the <Enter> key, the software will disable changing of the magnification level.

2.9.5.6 ID

Pressing I will display the defect severity of each tube based on inner defects of the currently selected list (either Total or Plug) meeting the filter criteria.

2.9.5.7 OD

Pressing O will display the defect severity of each tube based on outer defects of the currently selected list (either Total or Plug) meeting the filter criteria.

2.9.5.8 All

Pressing A will display the defect severity of each tube based on all defects of the currently selected list (either Total or Plug) meeting the filter criteria.

2.9.5.9 Total

Pressing T will display the defect severity of each tube based on all of the defects in the currently loaded data file meeting the filter criteria.

2.9.5.10 Plug

Pressing P will display the defect severity of each tube based only on the defects in the currently loaded data file which meet the plug list criteria and the filter criteria.

2.9.6 Retrieve

Pressing R from the MAP MENU allows loading of a previously saved tube map.

2.9.7 List Maps

Pressing L from the MAP MENU will display a list of all maps in the current map directory.

2.9.8 Save

Pressing S from the MAP MENU allows saving of the tube map currently in memory.

2.9.9 Map Assignment

Pressing M from the MAP MENU allows assigning a tube map to the currently selected unit. A unit must be selected before a tube map can be assigned.

2.9.10 Unit Assignment

Pressing U from the MAP MENU allows assigning a unit to the currently loaded data file. A data file must be loaded before a unit can be assigned.

2.9.11 Tubelist

Pressing T from the MAP MENU changes the current menu from MAP MENU to TUBELIST MENU.

2.9.11.1 Save TubeList

Pressing S allows entering a file name for the currently selected tubelist. When a tubelist is saved, it will be stored in the current data file directory with an extension of “.lst”.

Note: The tubelist is saved in a format that can be used by the MAD 8D software to automatically step through a list of tubes to be inspected. To use the tubelist, copy the tubelist file from the file directory into the C:\MAD8D directory, then in the SETUP MENU of the MAD 8D software, change the Zone Row Tube File name to the 8-character name of the tubelist.

2.9.11.2 Load TubeList

Pressing L allows entering a file name for a tubelist that was previously saved.

2.9.11.3 TYpe

Pressing Y changes the tubelist type between Total and Partial. Selecting Total will generate a tubelist for all tubes which are not plugged when the tubelist is saved. Selecting Partial will generate a tubelist for only those tubes which are user selected when the tubelist is saved. Selection of tubes for the tubelist can be performed with the mouse or with the TUBE CURSOR KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section in the same manner as that for the PLUG MENU.

2.9.11.4 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the TUBELIST MENU changes the current menu from TUBELIST MENU to MAP MENU.

2.9.11.5 Magnify/ID/OD/All/Total/Plug/FILTERS/GROUP

Refer to the appropriate section under VIEW (Section 2.9.5).

2.9.11.6 Insert Tubes

Pressing the Ins key from the TUBELIST MENU will enable adding tubes to the tubelist. A tube may be added at the current tube cursor location by pressing one of the TUBE CURSOR KEYS while holding down the Ctrl key. If a tube is already present at the current location, adding a tube will have no effect.

2.9.11.7 Delete Tubes

Pressing the Del key from the TUBELIST MENU will enable deleting tubes from the tubelist. A tube may be deleted at the current tube cursor location by pressing one of the TUBE CURSOR KEYS while holding down the Ctrl key. If a tube is not already present at the current tube cursor location, deleting a tube will have no effect.

2.9.12 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the MAP MENU changes the current menu from MAP MENU to MAIN MENU.


2.10 SETUP MENU

Pressing S from the MAIN MENU changes the current menu from MAIN MENU to SETUP MENU.

2.10.1 Colors

Pressing O from the SETUP MENU changes the current menu from SETUP MENU to COLOR MENU.

2.10.2 File Directory

Pressing F from the SETUP MENU will allow the user to enter the name of any Drive C directory up to 21 characters in length. If the new directory exists, then pressing the key will change the data file directory to the desired directory name and disable changing the current data file directory name. If the directory does not exist, then an error message will be displayed to the screen, and then the software will return the current data file directory to the last name selected.

2.10.3 Mouse Sensitivity

Pressing M from the SETUP MENU will enable changing the sensitivity of the mouse. Sensitivity is adjustable from 5 to 100, with 100 being highest sensitivity.

2.10.4 Printer

Pressing P from the SETUP MENU will enable changing the current printer selection. Possible selections are:

Standard (Black & White Defect Lists Only)
HP Paintjet (Black & White Defect Lists & Color Maps)
HP Deskjet (Black & White Defect Lists & Color Maps)
HP Deskjet (Color Defect List & Color Maps)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 8.5 x 11 in. Size A Paper (Color Maps Only)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 11 x 17 in. Size B Paper (Color Maps Only)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 17 x 22 in. Size C Paper (Color Maps Only)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 22 x 34 in. Size D Paper (Color Maps Only)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 210 x 297 mm Size A4 Paper (Color Maps Only)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 297 x 420 mm Size A3 Paper (Color Maps Only)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 420 x 594 mm Size A2 Paper (Color Maps Only)
HP-GL/2 Printer, 594 x 840 mm Size A1 Paper (Color Maps Only)

2.10.5 Scaling

Pressing S from the SETUP MENU allows changing of the scaling for HP-GL/2 plotter printouts. Scaling changes the size of the tube on the printout, and is adjustable from 80 to 400, with 400 being largest.

2.10.6 Tube Shading

Pressing T from the SETUP MENU changes the Tube Shading for HP-GL/2 plotter printouts between YES and NO. Selecting YES prints out tubes as disks, while selecting NO prints out tubes as circles.

2.10.7 Quit this Menu

Pressing Q from the SETUP MENU will change the current menu from SETUP MENU to MAIN MENU.


2.11 COLOR MENU

Pressing C from the MAIN MENU changes the current menu from MAIN MENU to COLOR MENU. The COLOR MENU allows changing of the colors representing information in the Database and Map sections of the Report software. The currently selected color is highlighted by a white circle, and the currently selected color may be selected by using the left and right arrow keys.

2.11.1 Red

Pressing R from the COLOR MENU will enable changing the red intensity of the currently selected color by using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. After pressing , the software will disable changing of the red intensity level of the currently selected color.

2.11.2 Green

Pressing G from the COLOR MENU will enable changing the green intensity of the currently selected color by using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. After pressing , the software will disable changing of the red intensity level of the currently selected color.

2.11.3 Blue

Pressing B from the COLOR MENU will enable changing the blue intensity of the currently selected color by using the VALUE ADJUSTMENT KEYS listed in the HOW NOT TO READ THIS MANUAL section. After pressing , the software will disable changing of the red intensity level of the currently selected color.

2.11.4 Default Colors

Pressing D from the COLOR MENU will set the colors in the currently selected palette to their default values.

2.11.5 Palette

Pressing P from the COLOR MENU will change the currently selected palette between Database and Map.

2.11.6 Quit

Pressing Q from the COLOR MENU will change the current menu from COLOR MENU to MAIN MENU.