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WebIQ - Alarm Management

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Alarm Management Guide
How to configure the Alarm Manager

Go to the Alarm Manager to configure all different warnings and alarms that can be triggered.WebIQ Alarm ManagerWebIQ Alarm Manager

To add a new warning/alarm, click on “Create Entry” and insert all required field.Create an alarm entryCreate an alarm entryCreate an alarm entryCreate an alarm entry

Add:

  • “Alarm index”: a unique index identifying the alarm;
  • An optional description of the alarm;
  • “Alarm level”: =2, for an alarm; =1, for a warning; =0, for info;
  • The optional “Alarm group index”: to group different alarms;
  • “Trigger item”: the process variable that triggers the alarm;
  • “Alarm type”: Use “Conditional” to trigger the alarm if the configured condition becomes true. New alarm entry creationNew alarm entry creationNew alarm entry creationNew alarm entry creation
  • Use “Value” to trigger the alarm if the trigger item reaches its prewarn or warn limit values set in the corresponding configuration page in the Process Data Manager.Add prewarn and warn limitsAdd prewarn and warn limits
  • Add the “Acknowledge Alarm” check if the alarm needs acknowledge to be cleared.Acknowledge alarmAcknowledge alarm
  • Add the “Log Alarm History” if the alarm needs to be stored in the alarm history.Log alarm historyLog alarm history
How to use the alarm widgets

Two different widgets can be used to display alarms.Alarm widgetsAlarm widgets

The “Alarm info” widget shows the current alarm status. It displays alarms, warnings and infos.Alarm info widgetAlarm info widgetAlarm info widgetAlarm info widget

The “Alarm List” shows the alarms and their status in a list. It can display either the online alarm list or the historical alarm list.Alarm list widgetAlarm list widgetAlarm list widgetAlarm list widget

To configure the “Alarm List” widget as an online alarm list, you can select the “Only Live” option from the selection menu in the config tab of the specific widget. To use the widget as a historical alarm list instead, select the “Only Historic” option. The “All Alarms” option allows to display the current and historical alarms in a single list. Display alarm online or historyDisplay alarm online or history

By clicking the “Detail” button for each error/warning entry, the corresponding alarm details can be displayed.Alarm detailsAlarm details

The alarm details can be customized. To add links to pdf files and videos or to add references to configured process items, go to the Alarm Manager, select the alarm you want to configure the details to and fill the fields in the “Alarm context” section.Attach PDF files to alarm detailsAttach PDF files to alarm details

To create links to PDF files and videos, use the Context Attributes field.Attach PDF files to alarm detailsAttach PDF files to alarm details

Note: Every media content needs to be stored in the related project directory. You can create a new “media” folder in the project directory or directly copy the media content in the project directory (C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\webiq-designer\workspace). The path to the media file needs to be written in the Context Attributes field. For example: [URL]media/pdf/ctrlX_CORE.pdf

Please refer to "Attach PDF files to alarm details" video attached below.

To display existing process variables values or labels, new “Context Items” needs to be added.Display process variable values in alarm informationDisplay process variable values in alarm informationDisplay process variable values in alarm informationDisplay process variable values in alarm information

For example, in this case, I’ve added the “prod_velocity” variable to the Context Items and used it in the alarm details. To configure the alarm details message, go to the Localization Manager and look for the specific “alarm_msg” string.Configure the alarm details messageConfigure the alarm details messageConfigure the alarm details messageConfigure the alarm details message

The alarm details can be written in the corresponding “Localized Text”. The configured Context Items can be retrieved by using the following expression:

  • <%= items[0].label %> to display the item label;
  • <%= items[0].unit %> to display its measuring unit;
  • <%= items[0].value %> to display its current value.

Label and unit for items can be set in the Process Data Manager page, by selecting the specific item and fill the corresponding Label and Unit fields.

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