AlarmCapture V5.0 just
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for more DCS systems (more...).
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Management of Change procedures mandate
that some alarms should be not be changed
from their design settings. But what if
the plant is in a temporary, non-normal
operating condition, and the current
settings are inapplicable? Shouldn't
operations be able to change the alarms
for this temporary situation?
The AlarmEnforcer ensures that alarms
will automatically be returned to their
design condition at the end of the day or
shift. Just enter a list of the tagnames,
alarm types, and high, low, high high,
and/or low low trip points, and the
AlarmEnforcer will reset any changed
values, and print a report indicating that
the alarms were reset. The AlarmEnforcer
is also capable of enforcing the Enable
state of digital alarms.
Two versions of the AlarmEnforcer are available:
- DCS-based, where the code and displays are run
in the DCS, and use native displays and
- Microsoft Windows based, with communciation
with the DCS via OPC (OPCDA).