This article applies to these plans:
About Warnings vs. Excursions
- This powerful functionality allows you to correct cases where your conditions are trending in a less than ideal way before having to do rigorous paperwork.
- Warnings are non-critical thresholds that you want to address before they become critical excursion thresholds.
- Excursions are critical thresholds that must be addressed and may require more paper work as part of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as potential loss of product.
- Combine Excursions and Warnings on alarms or create one for each.
How to use Warnings vs. Excursions
Escalation Rules for Alerts:
- To use Warning and Excursion alerts within the same alarm, the Warning alert delay has to be less than that of the Excursion alert delay. For example, a user can set Escalation 1 as a Warning with a delay of 5, and set Escalation 2 as an Excursion as long as the delay is greater than 5, i.e. the Excursion has a delay of 6 or 6+ readings for this scenario.
- If an Excursion alert is set to have a delay that is less than that of a Warning alert delay, then the system will automatically mark both alerts as Excursions. For example, the user marks Escalation 1 as an Excursion with a delay of 5 and attempts to mark Escalation 2 as a Warning with a delay of 6 or 6+ readings. The system will not allow the user to do this.
- A user can set all Escalations alerts to be Excursions. For example, the user marks Escalations 1, 2, and 3 as Excursions only.
- A user can set all Escalation alerts to be Warnings. For example, the user marks Escalations 1, 2, and 3 as Warnings only.
- A user can set Escalations 1 and 2 as Warnings and Escalation 3 to be an Excursion, as long as the Excursion delay is greater than the delay of the Warning delays.
- A user can set Escalation 1 as a Warning and Escalations 2 and 3 as Excursions, as long as the Excursion delays are greater than the delay of the Warning delay.
Audible Alarm Rules:
- To activate Audible Alarm on the device so that is sounds when all of the alarm conditions are met click on the sliding toggle to activate it
- Determine if the Audible Alarm alert will be a Warning or an Excursion
- Determine a delay
- In this example, both a Warning and Excursion alert exist within the same alarm.
- What differentiates a 'Warning' from an 'Excursion' is the delay.
- In this example, there are two alarms created
- One alarm is for a 'Warning' set to a condition of 58
- Second alarm is for an 'Excursion' set to a condition of 54
- Both alarms have the same delays
You are now ready to move on to creating alarms. You have the ability to mix and match alarms for various high and low thresholds as well as conditions.