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Operating States

Last Modified: October 16, 2020

Operating states set different collection settings and/or alarm levels for your assets.

For many assets, it is useful to define discrete operating states that have different collection settings and/or alarm levels. For example, if a motor is running, you may want to collect data more frequently than when the motor is idle or off. Consider the following examples of operating states turbine which has a tachometer sensor with a speed feature.

Operating States Settings
  • Enter state when RPM rises above 200
  • Collect a data set every 30 seconds
  • Write data sets whose length is 10 seconds
  • Exit state when speed is above 1200 RPM for 20 seconds or speed is less than 200 RPM for 20 seconds
  • Collect a data set once per hour
  • Write data sets whose length is 4 seconds, including 1 seconds of pre-trigger data

Transitions Between Operating States

Defining an operating state for unique equipment conditions allows the device to dynamically switch between collection behaviors. As the Run-Up operating state in the previous example shows, operating states express a condition to enter the state and a condition to exit the state. While in the state, the collection settings and conditions can be configured differently than when the asset is in the default state.

How Operating States Affect Data Visualization

The metadata pane on the Data Viewer page displays the operating state that was active when the device collected the data.

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