2. ALARM_A: Object Properties

  • ALARM_A General
  • ALARM_A HMI Properties tab
  • ALARM_A Severity tab
  • ALARM_A Static tab
  • ALARM_A Alarm Routing tab

ALARM_A General

The Object dialog box General tab provides data that precisely identifies the ALARM_A object.

Note: The Description field is the only Read/Write field on the General tab.

ALARM_A HMI Properties Tab

ALARM_A fields on the HMI Properties tab for an Analog Alarm (ALARM_A) object are read-only, except for the Alarm Class.

The field descriptions are as follows.

Field Description Data Type Restrictions
Alarm Area Physical or conceptual area that the alarm belongs to within the plant. Note: Alarm area is used for filtering alarms. String
Engineering Units Engineering Units used by ALARM_A. String 8 Characters or less
Label Object identification. String
Precision Number of digits displayed to the right of the decimal point. Integer 7 Digits
Resource (Read-only) CIMPLICITY resource ID. String
Alarm Class CIMPLICITY alarm class. String
Abs. Alarm Message (Read-only) Absolute alarm message that will display in the Alarm Viewer. Note: %STATE and/or %VAL can be used in the alarm message. String
ROC Alarm Message (Read-only) Rate of change alarm message that will display in the Alarm Viewer. Note: Only %STATE can be used in the alarm message. String

ALARM_A Severity Tab

Fields on the Severity tab:

  • Define the alarm levels.
  • Are read-only.
Field Description Data Type
Severity LL Alarm low. INT
Severity L Warning low. INT
Severity H Warning high. INT
Severity HH Alarm high. INT
Severity ROC+ Rate of change increasing alarm state severity. INT
Severity ROC - Rate of change decreasing alarm state severity. INT

ALARM_A Static Tab

The Static tab defines the suffixes on the alarm tag.

Field Description
ABS_ALARM_SUFFIX Absolute alarm suffix. Note: Absolute alarms have an <object_name>.AA alarm ID.
ROC_ALARM_SUFFIX Rate of change alarm suffix. Note: Rate of change alarms have an <object_name>.RA alarm ID.

ALARM_A Alarm Routing

The Alarm Routing tab defines what roles the alarms will be routed to.

By default, the alarms are routed to all roles.

List Box Description
Available roles Roles that will not have alarms routed to them, but are available to be selected.
Configured roles for alarms Roles that will have alarms routed to them.