Alarm list not updating
I am working on Iec 61850 relays. Even after selecting the alarm generation conditions in alarm and event list configurations, I am only getting device connection related alarms only.
I have a doubt this problm could be due to some setting in CET but not sure.
Can any one help me out what i might be missing.
I have little or no experience of IEC 61850 but recommend beginning troubleshooting using the Common Alarm List (or any other filter) including *everything*.
If such list show some, but not all IEC 61850 alarms I would draw the conclusion that the IEC 61850 OPC AE Server is properly connected and partly working, but that some alarms are not generated and put effort in further examination of the OPC AE server configuration.
If I remember correctly, alarms from the IEC 61850 OPC AE server come with a SourceGUID attribute (the ease matching every alarm with a distinct object in the aspect system). I suspect that if an illegal, or mismatching SourceGUID is emitted such alarm will not be accepted by the Event Collector service in 800xA.
This may result in "DiscardedAlarm" count increase (this counter is visible in the Service Provider Statistcs in the Service Structure). SourceGUID must be made to match up with some object in the system - refer to IEC 61850 Users Guides.
A third party OPC AE client can be used to verify what alarms are generated in the IEC 61850 OPC AE Server. Not all clients support displaying Vendor Attributes such as SourceGUID - however the "ABB internal" MrCrilfe and Herr Joines clients do - speak to regional support if you want to obtain these internal test clients.
I recommend you to follow all the configuration steps from the manual "9ARD171387 System 800xA 6.0 IEC61850 Connect Configuration", section 4.
- Have you configured everything right in the OPC A&E Service Provider / Special configuration tab"? Created a new Collection Definition in the "Collection mapping" part?
- Check especially how the "Alarm Collection Definition" looks like. Have you categorized all the alarm types?
Nevertheless, both diagnostic techniques mentioned by Stefan Stromqvist can help you: either by a 3rd party OPC Client (to verify if the alarms are actually there); or using a Common AE list to fetch all the existing alarms in the system.
Please let us know how it goes.