Option 3.2. Ack and/or Reset Buttons: Acknowledge and Reset Alarms

Whether or not an operator can (or needs to) acknowledge and/or reset and/or delete alarms depends on a variety of factors including:

Deletion requirements for each alarm are specified on the Alarm Options tab in the

Point Properties dialog box or

Alarm Definition dialog box.

Automatic actions are specified on the same tabs.

Manual reset allowed is also specified on the same tabs.

An operator's deletion privilege is specified on the Privileges tab in the Roles Properties dialog box.

Available buttons include:




Option 3.2.1


Acknowledge a selected alarm.

Option 3.2.2


Reset a selected alarm.

Option 3.2.3

Ack First

Acknowledge the first alarm in the list.

Option 3.2.4

Ack All

Acknowledge all alarms.

Option 3.2.5

Ack and Reset

Acknowledge and reset a selected alarm.

How the Alarm Viewer responds to each of the qualified user's actions depends on the specifications made during alarm configuration.

  1. Do one of the following, depending on the alarm being configured.

Method 1. Configure a system alarm.

  1. Select Project>Alarms in the Workbench left pane.

  2. Double-click the appropriate Alarm ID in the Workbench right pane.

The Alarm Definition dialog box opens.

Method 2. Configure a point alarm.

  1. Select Project>Points in the Workbench left pane.

  2. Double-click the appropriate point ID in the Workbench right pane.

The Point Properties dialog box opens.

  1. Select the Alarm Options tab.

  2. Select the options required for the alarm.

  3. Click OK.

Result: AMV Control/AMV responses may include changing the font color, resetting the Alarm state to Normal or automatically deleting the Alarm ID. The exact response depends on these specifications relative to the button that is clicked.

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Step 3. Work with the AMV Control/Stand-alone AMV buttons.