Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner On ABB 800xA

Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner On ABB 800xA

This is a quick tutorial on how to add alarming tags in ABB 800xA DCS system.

Right-click the main PLC Group Type. For our example, it would be the “STG4 PROCESS, PLC Group Type”

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

From the pop up window expand Object Types->PLC and look for “LAHH”

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Select “LAHH” from the tree, enter Object Description, Name. One that is all done click on “Create” button.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

You should have a new tag created with appropriate PLC tags and description.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Note that the red symbol next to the light bulb means that the tag has not bee assigned PLC tag. lets map the PLC tag next.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Click tag “4-LAHH1007” and select “Signal Configuration”. From the “ID” tab, enter the PLC tag name as shown below.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Note that the red line is gone next to the light bulb.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Ensure that the priority is correctly set from the “Alarm Event Configuration” aspect and by selecting the “Alarm” tab.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Deploy the new changes.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner
Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Navigate to “Functional Structure”. Expand Root, Domain->PLC Connect Alarm Area Grouping->STG4_SD

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Right-click on the “STG4_SD” and select “Insert Object” from the context menu.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Select “Control Structure”. Expand Root, Domain->PLC_Network->RSLinxController->STG4 PROCESS. And select the tag we just added “4-LAHH1007”. After that, click on the “Insert” button.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner
Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

You tag will be added to the functional structure group.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

The last step is kinda hocuspocus. But have to be followed through. Select “STG4_SD” and click on “Event Attribute Object Extension”.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Uncheck the “Inherit values to descendents” checkbox and click on “Apply” button.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Check the “Inherit values to descendents” checkbox back and click on “Apply” button.

Xybernetics ABB 800xA - Add Alarming Tags To Alarm Banner

Like I say, hocuspocus.

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