A very important feature of mySCADA is the ability to signal any dangerous or other important events with Alarms. They are an important part of most control applications as they alert operators if something goes wrong.
- Watch video describing this functionality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwE-NMUmKxA
Alarms can signal that a device or process has ceased operating within acceptable, predefined limits, or it can indicate breakdown, wear, or a process malfunction. Often it is important to keep a record of the alarms to know if they have been acknowledged.
There are two ways how to define alarms:
- Alarms can be automatically created out of the tags database, simply when you are creating a tag with limits you just check “ALARM” and alarm will be created in analog alarms (This won’t work with digital alarms only with analog).
- The second way is by going into CAS alarms tabs and defining alarm manually.
To define alarms for your project, double-click on the CAS Alarms in the Project window.
For your convenience, the alarm definitions are split into two tables: one for Analog and second for Digital alarms: