Safety Information

Hazard categories and special symbols

The following symbols and special messages may appear in this manual or on the product to warn of potential hazards or to call attention to information that clarifies or simplifies a procedure.

A lightning bolt or ANSI man symbol in a "Danger" or "Warning" safety label on the product indicates an electrical hazard which, as indicated below, can or will result in personal injury if the instructions are not followed.

The exclamation point symbol in a safety message in a manual indicates potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages introduced by this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

Symbol

Name

Lightning Bolt

ANSI man

Exclamation Point

DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, can result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, can result in minor or moderate injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol, indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, can result in property damage.

Please Note

Electrical equipment should be installed, operated, serviced, and maintained only by qualified personnel. No responsibility is assumed by Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty. Ltd. for any consequences arising out of the use of this material.

Before You Begin

CitectSCADA is a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) solution. It facilitates the creation of software to manage and monitor industrial systems and processes. Due to CitectSCADA's central role in controlling systems and processes, you must appropriately design, commission, and test your CitectSCADA project before implementing it in an operational setting. Observe the following:

UNINTENDED EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Do not use CitectSCADA or other SCADA software as a replacement for PLC-based control programs. SCADA software is not designed for direct, high-speed system control.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, serious injury, or equipment damage.

LOSS OF CONTROL

  • The designer of any control scheme must consider the potential failure modes of control paths and, for certain critical control functions, provide a means to achieve a safe state during and after a path failure. Examples of critical control functions are emergency stop and overtravel stop.
  • Separate or redundant control paths must be provided for critical control functions.
  • System control paths may include communication links. Consideration must be given to the implications of unanticipated transmission delays or failures of the link.*
  • Each implementation of a control system created using CitectSCADA must be individually and thoroughly tested for proper operation before being placed into service.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, serious injury, or equipment damage.

* For additional information, refer to NEMA ICS 1.1 (latest edition), "Safety Guidelines for the Application, Installation, and Maintenance of Solid State Control".