Configuration with AMS Machinery Manager

AMS Machinery Manager can change the data acquisition settings for CSI 9420 devices. If the device is not commissioned in a HART DCS host (DeltaV or Ovation), you can allow AMS Machinery Manager to configure settings to provide easier access. You need to configure MHM Access Control in AMS Device Manager or in a Field Communicator to allow AMS Machinery Manager to make configuration changes to the CSI 9420.

If the device is commissioned in a HART DCS host, manage the configuration completely within the DCS. The DCS will generate an alert if you change the configuration externally. For more details on how to change the configuration from AMS Machinery Manager, refer to the Data Import topics in AMS Machinery Manager Help.

For device configurations managed by the DCS, you can still set independent alerts in AMS Machinery Manager to allow you to get a notification without going to the DCS operator (for example, you can set an alert at a lower threshold within AMS Machinery Manager).

If the primary HART host is AMS Device Manager, you can manage all alert configurations and device update rates from AMS Machinery Manager. The independent alert levels are still possible (for example: a different alert level in AMS Machinery Manager than in AMS Device Manager). In this scenario, you have direct access to both settings. The HART alerts are stored in the device and appear in AMS Device Manager and Alert Monitor. AMS Machinery Manager alerts only appear when you are using the AMS Machinery Manager software. This type of configuration is also acceptable if the DCS or PCS host is using Modbus or OPC and not HART.

If the CSI 9420 devices are commissioned and installed on a HART DCS or PCS that is managing and archiving device configuration information, AMS Machinery Manager should NOT be used to change the configuration. This will cause an alert in the DCS due to the mismatch. The configuration may even be overwritten by the DCS, which can cause confusion.