What is Alarm hysteresis?

The degree of normalisation required to reset an active alarm state, measured from the alarm activation limit. Normally expressed in terms of a fraction (%) of the operating range.


An adjustable band through which the process variable must pass before an alarm/limit will change state. This Hysteresis is only applicable to alarm/limits based on the Process Value or Control Deviation, as illustrated below.

The band is always on the “safe” side of an alarm/limit point, e.g. a high alarms hysteresis band is below the high alarm value, and a low alarms hysteresis is above the low alarm value.


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