Edit Common Event Object Alarms for Plants

Scenario: A fault occurs in a plant that is recognized by the system with the Common Event object and is displayed in the Summary Bar. All faults belonging to the plant are listed in the Common Event view that are not triggered via an intrinsic alarm.

Type and source of hazard

Automation station PXC4 or PXC5 is installed and the application includes a Common Event object.


  1. In the horizontal navigation bar, select Events tab.
  1. In the Summary Bar, select an alarm category, for example Medium.
  1. Select Source.
  1. Select alarm in the Event Detail bar.
  • The alarm is highlighted and displayed in the alarm details tab.
  1. Select Investigate system .
  • The Common Event view is displayed. All the alarms in this segment are displayed.
  1. Acknowledge the event .


Create a Filter for Common Event

A Filter for the Common Event Object Plant can be created. This simplifies the search for objects in System Browser.

  1. In System Browser, select Logical View.
  1. Proceed as follows:
  • Select Filter .
  • Select option Name.
  • Enter the search string PltSta.
  • Select Save .
  1. Enter a description for the filter.
  1. Select Save .
  • The filter Common Event for Plant selection is created.


Display Common Event Objects

  • A filter is available for Common Event Objects.
  1. In System Browser, select Logical View.
  1. Proceed as follows:
  • Select Preset filters.
  • Select the filter in Saved filters.
  • Confirm .
  • The entries are filtered in System Browser.
  1. Select the desired Common Event object in System Browser.
  1. Select the Common Event tab.
  • See Properties for information on commanding Object Properties.