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Niagara 4 - AX Operator 

Taught by Vern Peterson this 2.5 day training course covers Niagara 4 / Niagara AX Operator. This training class is designed for people who have the Niagara AX and / or Niagara 4 System installed in their facility. The class guides the student through the use of the Niagara Station, with information on working with Histories (trends), alarms, reports, point access, creating / modifying PX Views (graphics), working with schedules, etc. (see class outline below) The class also provides information to the customer that allows them to become more aware of the capabilities of the Niagara System, with the intention that the customer can talk from a more knowledgeable position with the contractor installing and / or servicing the system in their building

Topics, Learning Objectives, and Schedule:

The objectives for this class is for the student to gain a better understanding of how to perform everyday "operator functions". These include alarm generation and handling, collecting and viewing history data, managing schedules, building reports, finding data in the station. Below is the schedule for the Niagara AX Operator Class. 

Day 1:

  • Niagara Framework and System Architecture, understanding the basics of the Hardware and Software.
    • Stations & Platforms
    • Jace Controllers
    • Supervisor Stations
    • Field Bus Controllers & Network Integration Basics
  • Basic Station Navigation
    • Accessing the Station with a web browser
    • Accessing the Station with the Niagara Workbench
    • Navigation menus & trees
    • PX Views
  • Security In a Niagara Station
    • Permissions given to a user
    • Security Categories
    • Authentication Schemes
    • User Roles
    • Hierarchies
    • NAV Files
    • User Accounts
  • Generating Alarms in a Niagara Station
    • Alarm Extension Types and What kind of alarms can be Generated?
    • Prioritizing alarms
    • Routing alarms to users: printers, text messaging and e-mail
    • Viewing alarms in the station
    • Interpreting an alarm record
    • Using the Alarm Portal
    • Alarm Database Maintenance

Day 2:

  • Collecting History Data in a Niagara Station
    • History extension options, COV and Interval extensions
    • History Naming conventions
    • Viewing history charts
    • Viewing history tables
    • Exporting history data as a chart and a table
    • History Database Maintenance
    • History Chart Builder Options (creating permanent history charts)
    • Series Transforms
  • Schedules
    • Schedule Types
      • Boolean, Numeric, Enum, String and Calendar schedules
    • Editing scheduled events
    • Creating Special Events (Holidays)
    • Global schedule concepts and operation
  • Searching for Data in a Niagara Station
    • Meta Data Tagging
    • NEQL Queries
    • BQL Queries

Day 3 (1/2 Day Session):

  • Generating Reports
    • Bound Table reports – Space Temperature report
    • Points in Manual report
    • Points in Alarm report
    • Component Grids
  • Supervisor Station Provisioning Service
    • Importance of backing up stations in the Supervisor’s Niagara Network
  • Working with Graphics (PX Views)

PLEASE NOTE: The certification training classes offered by M.O.V. Training Services are
fast paced, intensive training classes on a sophisticated software program. These classes ARE NOT classes on how to use Microsoft Windows. Students who register for these classes are expected to have at least basic skills on a Windows 7 or newer computer (note, Windows 7 is used on the computers you will use in the classroom). If you don't know the difference between a right and left mouse click, these classes are not for you. You are informed here that the class WILL NOT slow down to accommodate students who can't navigate file paths or perform other basic Windows computer functions. No refund of tuition will be made to students who don't heed this information.