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EVENT, STATE and ALARM VIEWER

Operator Training

Summary
1 – Alarm viewer
. Composition
. Alarm visualization and printing
. Sorting and Filtering
. Acknowledgement and Clearing
. Alarm banner
2 – Event viewer
. Types of data displayed in Event viewer
. Composition
. Event visualization and printing
. Sorting and Filtering
3 – State viewer
. Types of data displayed in Event viewer
. Composition
. State visualization and printing
. State refreshment stop
. Sorting and Filtering
4 – Archive viewer
. Types of data displayed in Archive viewer
. Archive files edition
. Archived data visualization and printing

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Alarm viewer

 Alarm viewer displays alarmed information.

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Alarm viewer Window composition Toolbar Browser Alarm list 4 Operator-Viewers 4 .

 Browser (optional) which allows to display only alarms belonging to the selected electrical or system level. 5 Operator-Viewers 5 . Alarm viewer Window composition  Alarm List.  Toolbar (optional) which allows to acknowledge/ clear alarms. or print alarm list. sorting/filtering.

 Origin: Access path to the alarmed datapoint  Name: name of the alarmed datapoint  Status: alarmed state of datapoint  Alarm state. Alarm viewer Alarm visualisation and printing  The information which can be displayed about an alarm is:  Time of activity: time of alarm appearance. between 1 and 5.  “U” for active-unacknowledged  “R” for inactive-unacknowledged  “A” for active-acknowledged  “I” for inactive-active-unacknowledged  “space” for inactive-acknowledged  Alarm gravity level: level of gravity associated with the alarm. 6 Operator-Viewers 6 . The Date & Time format is defined in configuration. Represented by one character associated with each alarm state.

These allows operators to identify quickly the states of the alarms in the list and to point out some kind of alarms.  These attributes involve text color and background color 7 Operator-Viewers 7 . Alarm viewer Alarm visualisation and printing  Each line of an alarm has color attribute depending on the state of the alarm and the alarm gravity.

Alarm viewer Alarm visualisation and printing  The browser is a tree view. bay level.  System part with Ethernet network and the different devices information 8 Operator-Viewers 8 . module level) which contains process information. The general tree view structure is first the site  Then site contains 2 parts:  Electrical part (with below voltage level.

in other words it is sorted and filtered 9 Operator-Viewers 9 . Alarm viewer Alarm visualisation and printing  It is possible to print alarm list  Using Print button on Tool bar  Using contextual menu (available with a right click from alarm viewer) and selecting “Print List”  The printed list corresponds with the displayed list.

Alarm viewer Alarm refreshment stop  It is possible to stop alarm viewer refreshment using the “suspend updates” button  e. the line under alarm viewer is red displayed 10 Operator-Viewers 10 .  Then the button is pushed. in case of flood of information to be able to keep on to visualize or to acknowledge alarm.g.

actions like filtering. Alarm viewer Alarm refreshment stop  When alarm updates are suspended. acknowledgement. clearing are possible. especially alarm banner keeps on to be refreshed. but the alarm viewer is not refreshed.  The function suspend updates is removed by clicking on “suspend updates” button again . archive) 11 Operator-Viewers 11 . The other views. sorting. So the result changes will only be viewable when the suspended updates function will be removed. It is also removed by clicking on another thumb (event. state.

Alarm viewer Alarm Sorting and Filtering  It is possible to modify the order of alarm list (sorting) or filter the displayed alarms by the following criteria:  Time of activity  Name  Status  Alarm state  Alarm level 12 Operator-Viewers 12 .

a small arrow symbol is displayed in the column title indicate sorting direction:  increasing order  decreasing order  To change direction. always available. Then the list will be sorted. clicking on the column title again 13 Operator-Viewers 13 . Alarm viewer Alarm Sorting and Filtering  There are two ways to modify alarm list sorting:  The first way. is to click on the column title corresponding to chosen sorting criteria.

 The window is displayed by clicking on the “sorting/filtering” button or via contextual menu “configure/sort filter”.  The following window is displayed: 14 Operator-Viewers 14 . is via “configure sort/filter window”. Alarm viewer Alarm Sorting and Filtering  The second way. It’s available only if the tool bar is configured.

…). he must click on “Sort” button. these criteria has not be used. To apply it to the alarm list. To change the sorting direction (increasing or decreasing). user name.  In the drop-down menu other sorting criteria than the ones mentioned previously are available (transition. 15 Operator-Viewers 15 . Alarm viewer Alarm Sorting and Filtering  The user can select the sorting criteria via the upper drop- down menu. he has to click on “Sort” button again.

filter only the level 1 alarms 16 Operator-Viewers 16 .  The filtering configuration is only available via the “configure sort/filter window”  E. Alarm viewer Alarm Sorting and Filtering  The filtering criteria reduces the number of alarms regarding to the whole alarm list.g. it can mix with sorting criteria.

17 Operator-Viewers 17 . in this case the Sort/Filter Configuration is closed. Or clicking on “Apply” button in this case the Sort/Filter Configuration stays open and the user can carry out other operations  Two other buttons are “Clear All Filters” and “Reset All Filters”. Alarm viewer Alarm Sorting and Filtering  To suppress a filter the user has to  Select the filter he wants to suppress  Click on “Clear Selected Filter” or “Reset Selected Filter”  To validate this modification the user has to click on “OK”. it is recommended not to use them because they delete configuration pre-defined filters.

g.g. so a drop-down menu is displayed with different choices  Once the user has selected the condition another box is displayed to propose different values of criteria. the user has to click on “OK” button. Alarm viewer Alarm Sorting and Filtering  To configure a filter the user has to  Select the filterable field  Fulfill the condition  Then fulfill the criteria  E. Sort/Filter Configuration is closed OR click on “Apply”. e. Sort/Filter Configuration is still open and user can carry out other operations.  To validate the new filter. the user has to enter the value.” area corresponding to “alarm state” of Filterable Fields.  Different filtering criteria can be mixed together 18 Operator-Viewers 18 . alarm level. Some criteria are not proposed. to display only unacknowledged alarms  Click on “Cond.

19 Operator-Viewers 19 . It is possible to define displaying of confirmation window. Alarm viewer Alarm Acknowledgement and Clearing  The operator can acknowledge and clear the alarms from the alarm list. he must have appropriate “acknowledgement” right for these operations.

Then the acknowledge selection button and clear selection button are activated  Acknowledge or clear the selected alarms by clicking on buttons:  Acknowledge alarm selection  Clear alarm selection 20 Operator-Viewers 20 . Alarm viewer Acknowledgement and Clearing-Alarm Selection  Acknowledgement and Clearing of individual alarms  Select one or several lines in the alarm list by clicking in the checkbox.

Right click on the alarm viewer and the select “acknowledge selection” / “reset selection”  The alarms will be acknowledged/ cleared only if the acknowledgement / clearing action is available in the state in which they are 21 Operator-Viewers 21 . too. Alarm viewer Acknowledgement and Clearing-Alarm Selection  Acknowledgement and Clearing of individual alarms:  The selected alarms acknowledgement/ clearing is possible from the contextual menu.

Alarm viewer Acknowledgement and Clearing-Group of Alarm  A group of alarms to acknowledge (clear) is defined by all the alarms in “unacknowledged” (“inactive- acknowledged”) state among the alarms currently displayed in the alarm list 22 Operator-Viewers 22 .

Alarm viewer Acknowledgement and Clearing-Alarm group  Acknowledgement and Clearing of a group of alarms  Define the group of alarms to handle by clicking the alarm browser check boxes.. Then the acknowledge group button and clear group button are activated  Ask for acknowledge or clear the selected group of alarms by clicking on buttons:  Acknowledge alarm group  Clear alarm group 23 Operator-Viewers 23 .

too. Right click on the alarm viewer and the select “acknowledge group selection” / “reset group selection” 24 Operator-Viewers 24 . Alarm viewer Acknowledgement and Clearing-Alarm Group  Acknowledgement and Clearing of alarm group:  The alarm group acknowledgement/ clearing is possible from the contextual menu.

Alarm viewer Acknowledgement and Clearing-Page & All Alarms  The operator can also acknowledge/ clear:  The alarms of the current displayed page  All alarms 25 Operator-Viewers 25 .

Alarm Banner  In this dedicated window. without Tool bar for operator actions 26 Operator-Viewers 26 . the last “N” alarms which appear within the system are displayed: this window is called the Alarm Banner.  “N” is defined during the configuration phase. from 1 to 10  The Alarm Banner has same line format as Alarm Viewer.

MPS. Event viewer  Event viewer displays historical events in chronological order. SI. Groups)  Tap position indication  Measurement change of state and value  Operator action:  Log-in and log-off  Device controls and acknowledgement  Alarm acknowledgement/ clearing 27 Operator-Viewers 27 . DPS.  Information displayed in the Event viewer are:  Binary inputs (SPS.

Event viewer Window composition Toolbar Browser Event list 28 Operator-Viewers 28 .

 Origin: Access path to the datapoint which the event is associated with  Name: name of the datapoint associated with  Event message: message associated with the event  The event list is not immediately refreshed. The user has to update 29 Operator-Viewers 29 . Event viewer Event visualisation and printing  The information which can be displayed about an event is:  Time stamp validity: a star means that the date of the event is not valid. no sign means that the date is valid  Date: date & time of event appearance. The Date & Time format is defined in configuration.

The printed list corresponds with the displayed list. The user has to use “update” button or to switch to another viewer then return  It is possible to print event list using the Print button on Tool bar or using the contextual menu and selecting “Print List”. 30 Operator-Viewers 30 . in other words it is sorted and filtered. Event viewer Event visualisation and printing  The event list is not immediately refreshed.

The way to proceed Filtering and Sorting is similar to all the viewers 31 Operator-Viewers 31 . filtering. and sorting. Event viewer Event Sorting and Filtering  The operator actions that can be done on event list are printing.

SI.  Information displayed in the State viewer are:  State of Binary inputs (SPS. DPS. State viewer  State viewer displays current status of information. MPS. Groups)  State and Value of Tap position indication  State and Value of Measurement change 32 Operator-Viewers 32 .

State viewer Window composition Toolbar Browser State list 33 Operator-Viewers 33 .

no sign means that the date of last state change is valid  Date: date of the last state change.  Origin: Access path to the datapoint  Name: name of the datapoint  State message: value of the state 34 Operator-Viewers 34 . State viewer State visualisation and printing  The information which can be displayed about an event is:  Time stamp validity: a star means that the date of the last state change is not valid. The Date & Time format is defined in configuration.

State viewer State visualisation and printing  It is possible to print the state using the Print button on Tool bar or using the contextual menu and selecting “Print List”. 35 Operator-Viewers 35 . in other words it is sorted and filtered. The printed list corresponds with the displayed list.

and sorting. State viewer State Sorting and Filtering  The operator actions that can be done on states are printing. The way to proceed Filtering and Sorting is similar to all the viewers 36 Operator-Viewers 36 . filtering.

State viewer State visualisation and printing  The information which can be displayed about an event is:  Time stamp validity: a star means that the date of the last state change is not valid. no sign means that the date of last state change is valid  Date: date of the last state change.  Origin: Access path to the datapoint  Name: name of the datapoint  State message: value of the state 37 Operator-Viewers 37 . The Date & Time format is defined in configuration.