*Run Alarm Window in OPC Trends and Alarms

Step

Task

1

Start OPC Trends and Alarms application if it is not already running.

2

Select the Alarms button in the lower left of the Navigator bar and select the OPC Systems Demo Alarm Window and select the Add Alarm To Window button.

3

If alarm data does not appear within a few seconds make sure to open up the Firewall for port 58724 and OPCEnum setup for Windows XP.  Then restart the OPC Systems Service and try again.  Contact Open Automation Software for OPC setup for XP document and help setting up OPC Systems.NET.  www.opcsystems.com.

4

The Alarm Window should appear as below with real time update from the OPC Systems Service.

5

Select the Active Column and drag it to the header to group alarms as Active and Non-Active.

6

Double Click on an Alarm Record to acknowledge.  With the current filtering once an alarm is no longer active and acknowledged it will disappear from the Alarm Window.

Use Ack All button to Acknowledge all alarms in the Alarm Window.

7

Select File Save if you wish to save the on-line Window name and arrangement retentive.  All modifications to the Trend Window properties will be retentive after this even if you do not select Save again.  Only when a Window is added or removed do you need to select Save.

8

If you setup Alarm Logging in this example right click on the Alarm Window and select History to retrieve historical alarms.

9

Explore the Alarm Window Toolbar buttons and right click on the Alarm Window to explore features.

Continue: Configure Data Logging