800xA export alarm configuration for rationalization
is it possible to export the 800xA alarm configuration to an Excel file in order to rationalize these alarms with a separate alarm rationalization tool such as SILAlarm from exida and then load these rationalized alarm settings back in to DCS? Thanks in advance and best regards.
Export of A&E data is possible via regular copy&paste, DataDirect and OPC AE. Import is not possible (with most connects, A&E is a read only state defined by the PLC. Acknowledge is about what the PLC will accept as input (some accept disabling as well)).
A&E filtering settings in the 800xA HMI could in theory be exported and imported with Bulk Data Manager (BDM) but it is not implemented, yet.
If you seek this functionality (BDM interface to A&E filter settings) please speak with your regional ABB sales representative and ask for this as a future enhancement.