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How to How to 1/16/2019
Products: Automation Server, AS-B, Enterprise Central, Enterprise Server, AS-P, Project Configuration Tool
Functionalities: Alarms
Product version: 2.0, 2.1

Configuring an Out of Range Alarm

You configure the properties of an out of range alarm to meet the unique needs of your site.

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To configure an out of range alarm
  1. In WorkStation, in the System Tree pane, select the out of range alarm you want to configure.

  2. On the File menu, click Properties .

  3. Edit the basic settings:

    Basic Settings Page or Tab

    Property

    Description

    Type

    Displays the alarm type of the alarm.

    Name

    Displays the name of the alarm.

    Description

    Type to change the description of the alarm.

  4. Edit the alarm trigger properties:

    Alarm Trigger Page or Tab

    Property

    Description

    Upper limit

    ​Enter the highest value the monitored variable can increase to before the alarm is triggered.

    Lower limit

    ​Enter the lowest value the monitored variable can decrease to before the alarm is triggered.

    Deadband

    ​Enter the range the monitored variable has to pass within the normal range before the alarm is reset.

    Monitored variable

    ​Enter the path to the variable that is monitored by the alarm.

    Disable alarm

    Select to disable the alarm, for example, before deployment.

    Alarm state

    ​Displays the present state of the alarm. For more information, see Alarm States .

    Disabled cause

    Displays the cause for the alarm being disabled:

    • Shunt variable means that the alarm has been disabled by a shunt variable

    • User means that the alarm has been disabled by the user

    • System means that the alarm has been disabled by the system

    Alarm delay (s)

    ​Enter the time, in seconds, the alarm has to be within the alarm criteria before the alarm is triggered.

    Reset delay (s)

    ​Enter the time, in seconds, the alarm has to be within the reset criteria before the alarm state is changed from alarm to reset.

    Shunt variable 1

    ​Enter the shunt variable that is used to enable or disable the alarm. For more information, see Shunt Variables .

    Invert

    Select to invert the shunt value, that is, enable the alarm when the shunt value is active and disable the alarm when the shunt value is inactive. For more information, see Shunt Variables .

    Operator

    Select AND or OR to add logic between the first and the second shunt variable. For more information, see Shunt Variables .

    Shunt variable 2

    ​Enter the second shunt variable that is used to enable or disable the alarm. For more information, see Shunt Variables .

    Invert

    Select to invert the shunt value, that is, enable the alarm when the shunt value is active and disable the alarm when the shunt value is inactive. For more information, see Shunt Variables .

  5. Edit the presentation properties:

    Presentation Page or Tab

    Property

    Description

    Above upper limit message

    Type the message to display when the variable exceeds the upper limit of the alarm.

    For more information, see Alarm Messages .

    Below lower limit message

    Type the message to display when the variable falls below the lower limit.

    For more information, see Alarm Messages .

    Reset message

    Type the message to display when the alarm is reset.

    For more information, see Alarm Messages .

    Category

    Enter the category the alarm belongs to.

    For more information, see Alarm Categories .

    Category 2

    Enter the second category the alarm belongs to.

    For more information, see Alarm Categories .

    Prefix for alarm source name

    Add a substitution code or type a prefix that is added to the beginning of the source name property of an alarm record.

    For more information, see Alarm Substitution Codes .

    Above upper limit priority

    Enter the priority level of the alrm when the variable exceeds the upper limit.

    For more information, see Alarm Priority .

    Below lower limit priority

    Enter the priority level of the alarm when the variable falls below the lower limit.

    For more information, see Alarm Priority .

    Reset priority

    Enter the priority level of the alarm when it is reset.

    For more information, see Alarm Priority .

    Same priority

    Select to set all priorities to the same value.

    For more information, see Alarm Priority .

    Auto hide

    Select to automatically hide the alarm in the Alarms pane or Alarm View.

    Flashing alert

    Select to make the alarm row flash in the Alarms pane and Alarm Views when the alarm is triggered.

    Audible alert

    Select to make the alert audible when the alarm is triggered.

    For more information, see Custom Audible Alarm Alerts .

    Custom audio

    Enter the path to the custom audio file you want to play when the alarm is triggered.

    For more information, see Custom Audible Alarm Alerts .

    Disable state-change logging

    Select to prevent an alarm state change from creating an event.

    For more information, see Alarm State-Change Logging .

  6. Edit the user action properties:

    User Action Page or Tab

    Property

    Description

    Acknowledgement type

    ​Select the type of acknowledgement for the alarm.

    Cause note group

    ​Enter the cause note group that is used by the alarm.

    Action note group

    ​Enter the action note group that is used by the alarm.

    Checklist

    ​Enter the checklist that belongs to the alarm.

    Required User Actions

    ​Select what actions the user has to perform when any of the listed events occur.

  7. Edit the attachment properties:

    Attachment Page or Tab

    Property

    Description

    Add attachment 

    Click to add an attachment to the alarm. For more information, see Alarm Attachments .

    Remove attachment  

    Click to remove an attachment.

    Navigate to 

    Click to open the attachment that is selected in the attachment list.

    Display on alarm

    Select to display the attachment when the alarm is triggered.

  8. Click OK .

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