You disable an alarm so it does not change state according to the variables the alarm monitors.
In the Alarms pane or Alarm View, you can disable an alarm. For example, you can disable an alarm if you need to do maintenance that you know will trigger the alarm.
Disabled alarms automatically disappear from the Alarms pane or Alarm View.
You can view disabled alarms to get information about the cause for disabling the alarm and the name of the user account that disabled the alarm.
To disable an alarm that is in normal state, it is recommended that you use a connected shunt variable.
You enable disabled alarms so they once again change state according to the variables the alarms monitor.
If you enable an alarm that has been disabled by a user (Disable cause = User), the alarm goes to Normal state for re-evaluation. If you enable an alarm that has been disabled by the System or a shunt variable, the alarm stays disabled.
In WorkStation, in the Alarms pane or Alarm View, right-click the alarm and then click Disable alarm .
The alarm is disabled.