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Warnings vs. Excursions
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