When an alarm transitions to on, it enters a particular state. The states of an alarm are dictated by the type of CitectSCADA alarm tag. The Process Analyst supports CitectSCADA standard alarm types.
Note: For multi-digital alarmsUse combinations of values from three digital variables to define eight states. For each state, you specify a description (e.g., healthy or stopped), and whether or not the state triggers an alarm., the state descriptions are retrieved from the CitectSCADA alarm record.
The Process Analyst uses a different color, shading style, and description to represent each alarm state; these properties are configurable. For details, see Configuring alarm pens.