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Defining a Trend Alarm Rule for Asset Types

Last Modified: August 30, 2021

Define a trend alarm rule for all assets of a certain type.

Edit an asset definition to configure a trend alarm rule for all assets of a certain type.
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The changes you make to the definition of an asset type will apply to all applicable current and future assets.

  1. Click the Navigation menu and navigate to Systems»Asset Definitions.
  2. Select a definition to edit and click the Trend Alarm Rules tab.
  3. Click Add to display the Trend Alarm Rule dialog box.
  4. Choose the feature you want the rule to apply to from the pull-down menu in the dialog box.
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    Only features that have been toggled to default in the Features tab for this asset type will be available options in this pull-down menu.

  5. In the adjacent pull-down, specify whether this alarm triggers for trend values that are greater than or less than the compare value.
  6. Choose the operating state to which you want this trend alarm to apply using the Operating States pull-down menu.
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    If you choose to make the trend alarm active in all operating states, you will be unable to auto-configure levels from the baseline because baselines will differ for each state.

  7. Use one of the following two methods to set levels for the trend alarm rule.
    Methods Instructions
    Set levels based on a set compare value that you define.
    1. Click Add in the Levels section to display the Trend Alarm Rule Level dialog box.
    2. Specify the urgency of the level using the Severity pull-down menu.
    3. Specify the multiplier to which you want the web application to compare trend values in the Compare To spin box.
    4. Check the Send Email checkbox to enable email options for the web application to use when the alarm trips.
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      If you have not configured an address group and a specific email template for an alarm type, you may do so for the default group and email template that the web application already has loaded.

    5. When prompted about applying the alarm rule to all the assets of this type, select Yes or No.
    Set levels based on a value calculated from previously acquired data.
    1. Check the Auto-configure level from baseline checkbox and a new Edit button should appear.
    2. Click the Edit button that appears next to the checkbox label to display the Auto-Configure Alarm Rule dialog.
    3. In the Calculation pull-down menu, specify how you want the web application to calculate the Compare To value.
    4. Click Add to display the Trend Alarm Rule Level dialog.
    5. Specify the urgency of the level in the Severity pull-down menu.
    6. In the Compare To field, specify the initial value that the web application uses to calculate the compare value for the level.
    7. Place a checkmark in the Send Email checkbox to enable email options for the web application to use when the alarm trips.
  8. If available, use the following options to override the collection settings determined by an operating state.
    • User default collection length—Uncheck this option to enable the File Length and Pre-Trigger Length options. InsightCM uses the values you set for these options when the alarm condition is triggered and when the alarm severity changes.
    • File Length—Specify how many seconds of data to collect while the alarm rule is active.
    • Pre-Trigger Length—Specify how many seconds of data to collect before the event that triggers the alarm rule.

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