Configuration: Wireless Sensor Planned Exception


Wireless Vibration Sensors can be automatically set into a low-power mode to act as a repeater for the mesh capabilities of other sensors but not capture scalar or diagnostic vibration data on its installed asset while those assets are offline during planned downtimes, such as seasonal or extended outages.


What is Planned Exception?

The Planned Exception is a function of the Compliance reporting in which an asset can have an exception to the expectation of data collection during extended periods.  This is one of two ways an asset can have an exception entered, the other being a Period Exception.  

Planned Exceptions, previously known as Seasonal Scheduler, is a feature of the PredictivePortal System Configuration where a user can indicate that an asset is not required to have data collected.  This can be set as a one-time or recurring event.  It can also be set as a specific date range, certain days of the week or certain months of the year.  When the Planned Exception is active, the asset will not be counted towards the requirements for the Compliance metric.


How does Planned Exception Work with Wireless Sensors?

When as asset has the Planned Exception enabled, during that period of time all wireless sensor associated with that asset will not collect scalar or diagnostic vibration data.  Once the exception is ended, those sensors will automatically re-enable themselves for their hourly scalars and scheduled daily diagnostic collections.


How do I enable Planned Exception?

From PredictivePortal, select System Configuration and the Watchman 360 tab.  Select the Planned Exception category and find the machine of interest.  Click the edit pencil to set the exception period.


Can I just turn off the sensors?

The advantage of the Planned Exception method is the ability to use the PredictivePortal to reenable the sensors remotely.  It is important to note that once a sensor is turned off, either by pressing the physical button or by using the "Turn Off" command from the Portal, the ONLY way to turn a sensor back on is to physically press the power button on the sensor.  

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