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Support Alarms and Conditions

Support for Alarms & Conditions.  This data type would be good candiate for storing into Event Frames.  Tell us more about your use case in the comments, which source system you have that support A&C, and how you would select which A&C to collect/not collect.  How would you like Event Frames built and named?

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  • photi24 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we are using WinCC and other System as SCADA. Today we import the Alarm Data to an Pi Tag with the format String. The different colums from the scada system we sepaerate with a pipe symbol. For history this is fine. But in case of reporting and analytics this is very bad.

    I would be happy if there is an oportunity or a speicial pi point format for alarms.

    The nessary coloums are:
    - Alarm ID
    - TimeStamp
    - Location
    - Messagetext
    - Duration
    - Status (Start, End)
    - Class

  • Hobbe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently we are using OPC AE and storing the events in Event Frames. When we move to use OPC UA we need to start to work with Alarms & Conditions instead!
    Also i want a way to native create Event Frames within the Connector for OPC UA.

  • FranzK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we also use WinCC and other scada systems. about what to collect/ not collect, there should be same filtering possible like in the scada system itself, so i want the possibility to filter on every attribute the scada system offers. Naming for event frame should also be possible. E.g. Asset_Alarmtext or Alarmtext_Messageclass,...
    The eventframes should be built without using PI Tags (Tagrefference). The behaviour of the end of eventframe (end eventframe when alarm is gone or with quitting) should be configurable in the connector

  • Hobbe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi! We are about to do a pilot with alarms and events to let them be stored into event frames!
    I heared it was a new product from OSI regarding this issue! We want to be involved in a Beta test.
    We use Siemens WinCC and ABB 800 xA DCS systems.

    //Magnus Holmbom, Vattenfall Vattenkraft AB

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