Creating Threshold Alarm Templates - viewLinc 5.1

Vaisala viewLinc Enterprise Server version 5.1 User Guide

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Manage Alarm Templates

Threshold settings (high and low condition limits) are stored in reusable templates which can be applied to one or more Locations. These threshold settings define the conditions that you want to trigger alarms at a specific Location.

  1. In the Alarm Templates window select the Threshold Alarms tab.
  2. Select Add > Add Threshold Alarm Template. To copy settings from an existing template, select the template, then Add > Copy Selected Threshold Alarm Template.
  3. In the Add Threshold Alarm Template window, add a unique name for the new template and then set the template details:
    Measurement type
    Select the type of measurement monitored at selected Location(s).
    Choose the units you want used to record the measurement type.
    Alarm off margin
    Specify an active alarm range. If an alarm condition fluctuates within the active alarm range, the alarm does not turn off. For example, if the high threshold is 10 °C, and the alarm off margin is 1 °C, the alarm will not turn off until the temperature falls to or below 9 °C.
    Select the groups authorized to modify or apply this template to Locations.
    (optional) Provide more details about the threshold template settings.
  4. Enable one or more threshold levels:
    Select the threshold levels you want to activate.
    Five threshold levels are available, but you only set values for the levels that are selected.
    Set a numerical value manually or with the up/down arrows.
    Set the response priority for the threshold value. Priority value provides users a visual clue about the severity of conditions in the Alarms window.
    Report Category
    This setting defines whether alarms triggered by the threshold level appear on reports as Alarms or Warnings. You can set report options to include or exclude these categories, depending on your reporting requirements.
    Alarm Delay
    Set a delay if you want to prevent a threshold alarm from triggering immediately after threshold is exceeded. You may want to set a delay if you want an alarm triggered only if the condition persists beyond a delay period.
  5. Select Save.