Aurora Platform 5.10 Release Notes

Aurora Platform

Menu Options

The Aurora Platform Foresite Multi-Server menu is now configurable to display only the menu options that are needed.  By default, all menu options are displayed.  If there is a preference to hide some of the menu options then send a request to our Customer Support Team at help@bluepillar.com.

If the User's default home page is configured to be a hidden menu option then the application will dynamically set the home page to the first Live View.

The Application does not allow servers that have the Site Summary or Demand Response features to be hidden.

Emergency Power Management System (EPMS)

Load Test and Load Reduction Events with ATSs that fail to transfer

When a Load Test or Load Reduction Event has an ATS that fails to transfer within 5 minutes then the application will automatically remove the ATS from the event and from the event reporting. 

At the time the ATS is removed then the application inserts a log into the Event Log that the ATS has been removed.  Here is an example:  "ATS_2 not transferred to emergency within 5 minutes of engine(s) start.  Removing from test."

Removing an ATS that fails to transfer allows the event to still be used to satisfy a compliance audit. The Compliance report and Operation report that is produced when the event ends will only include the ATSs that successfully transferred to emergency power.

If the initiating ATS was the ATS that failed to transfer then the application will auto select the next ATS record in the event group to be the initiating ATS. 

If all ATSs of the event fail to transfer then the event will self abort.

Events

Events Erroneously Auto Completes

Some Customers have notified us that when an event completes that the configured email recipients were receiving duplicate event reports.  We discovered that when a comment was entered in the event details that the application was automatically sending out a report via email.  When multiple comments were entered back to back then an event report was emailed each time.  We have removed the auto complete/emailing reports when a comment has been added to the event.  Some modifications to the Event Details was also done so that it is more apparent when to complete an event and when to just email reports.

How to complete an event with post checklist items:

  1. Click on Operations menu 
  2. Select Event History and the application displays the Event Calendar
  3. If there is more than one system then select the System, if not go to setup 4
  4. Click on the Refresh button 
  5. Go to the day the event occurred on the calendar
  6. Click on the Incomplete Event hyperlink in the calendar and the application displays the event details
  7. Check the items completed in the Post Checklist area  
  8. Enter event comments by clicking on Comments  
  9. To enter a comment for the Operations and Compliance Report use the default comment type of Operational
  10. Enter the comment
  11. Select Add Comment
  12. To enter a comment just for the Compliance Report then change the comment type to Compliance
  13. To create and email the event reports, go back to Event Details by clicking on the Event tab
  14. Click on Complete Event/Email Reports button and the application closes the Event Details window creates the reports and emails them to the configured recipients

How to resend event reports via email:

  1. Click on Operations menu 
  2. Select Event History and the application displays the Event Calendar
  3. If there is more than one system then choose the System, if not go to setup 4
  4. Click on the Refresh button 
  5. Go to the day the event occurred on the calendar
  6. Click on the Completed Event hyperlink in the calendar and the application displays the event details  
  7. Optional - add a recipient email address in the email address field separating the emails by a comma
  8. Click on the Email Reports button and the application emails the reports to the listed recipients

How to send updated event reports via email:

  1. Click on Operations menu 
  2. Select Event History and the application displays the Event Calendar
  3. If there is more than one system then choose the System, if not go to setup 4
  4. Click on the Refresh button 
  5. Go to the day the event occurred on the calendar
  6. Click on the Completed Event hyperlink in the calendar and the application displays the event details
  7. Update the post checklist or add a comment and the application displays the Update Event/Email Reports button
  8. Click the Update Event/Email Reports button to generate new reports and email them to the configured recipients

Event Operations Report

For customers that have In Phase Monitor ATSs and have the Time to Available (TTA) configured to capture data for Load Testing, Load Reductions and Emergency events we have added the TTA to the Operations Report.  The application reports the data in seconds.  If the application is unable to capture the data then N/A will appear in the field on the report.

Live View

The Live Menu list is now configurable to only list Live Views in the menu when they have been configured to be listed.  Live Views that are not listed in the menu can be setup as hyperlinks in other Live Views.  To update your Live menu list, send a request to our Customer Support Team at help@bluepillar.com.

Admin Configuration

A change was made in the previous version of the application to require a save between each admin add, remove or update.  The change was reverted back to allow multiple changes in the same configuration area before requiring a save and download.

UPDATE:  When configuring write tags the tag name must be unique.  The application's TagLookup uses only the minimal tag name, not the fully qualified name.  A good naming standard could be to prefix the tag name with the name of the entity.

Customer Support Widget

The Customer Support one click widget for Help has been added to the Aurora Platform installer so it doesn't have to be added manually after each upgrade.

Bug Fixes

Functional Area Description of Bug

DevOps Tools

Internal Use Only

Renaming an active System was also renaming an inactive System with the same name.  The tool was also updated to select the Site first and then the associated active System for modification.  When the system rename is performed then the application now only updates the selected active system.

Admin Configuration When a Save/Download was performed during an active event then application would throw an object reference error.  The application was updated to disallow performing a Save/Download during an event.
Trending

The application was not rendering the tags in the selected saved criteria in Trending until it was modified.  This was corrected so that when a Saved Criteria is selected the application loads the tags from the selection.

The rendered trending graph was not scaling to the Min and Max data results.  This has been corrected to show the Min and Max data results on the graph.

Resizing the Entity Details window while in the Trending View was throwing an error on the screen.  

Live View 

Controlled (writable) analog tags in a Live View was not responding to the Users action to change the value.  This has been corrected so that the User is now able to change the analog value for a controlled tag in the Live View.

Items configured on a live view to be invisible (used for displaying data fields without the equipment icon) during the run time mode was displaying 0.00 for the live data.  This has been created to display the actual live data value.

Events Active Events were appearing in the Event Calendar before they finished.  The calendar now only display events that have occurred in the past.
Foresite Google Maps Google Maps was not rendering correctly because Google changed their platform.  We updated the snippet in our chstml file to the new snippet to correct the issue.
 Active Directory Single Sign On Customer using single sign on to the Aurora Platform using their Active Directory Username and Password had experienced it failing and the application was requiring a second sign in.  This has been corrected so the User no longer has to enter a username and password for the Aurora Platform.
 Aurora Platform Installer Blue Pillar Customer Support was unable to install the application in some instances because it was missing the AlarmHistory column in the database.  The column has been inserted so that the application can be installed with the Installer.
 Generator Runtime Report In some instances the report was unable to find the generator start time for the runtime and so it placed a -99 as the runtime hours.  If this occurs the application is now looking up the the end run hours from the previous event when the generator ran to insert the start time of the new event.
Entity Details

When a tag value has been configured with a friendly name the friendly name was not being displayed properly.

Live View

The default live view was not rendering to the correct zoom level.  A 3 sec loading delay was put in place to allow the default live view to render correctly.

Auto Load Test

ATSs were being removed from an event if they had not transferred 5 minutes after the event start time vs. 5 minutes after the ATS test signal was detected.  This has been corrected so that an ATS that does not transfer within a configured time of the test signal detected then it will be removed from an auto load test and an auto load reduction event.

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