Niagara4 Operator Training

The Niagara4 Operator 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 outine 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


This class is 2 1/2 days long!!

Objectives for this class:

  • At the end of this class the student will:
    • Have a better understanding of how to perform everyday operator functions: Alarm generation and handling, collecting and viewing history data, managing schedules, building reports, finding data in the station
    • Have a better understanding of station security concepts and processes; creating restricted access user accounts
    • Have a better understanding of what a Niagara Station is capable of doing for a customer


Online class information


Day 1


  • Niagara Framework and System Architecture, understanding the basics of the Hardware and Software
    • Stations and Platforms
    • JACE controllers
    • Supervisor stations
    • Field bus controllers and network integration basics


  • Basic Station Navigation
    • Accessing the station with a Web Browser
    • Accessing the station with the Niagara Workbench
    • Navigation menus and 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, what kind of alarms can we generate?
    • 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)




This class is scheduled for these dates and locations:

(This class is 2 1/2 days long)


  • Instructor-led On-line training class: June 12 - 14, 2023 New Class Dates: July 18 - 20 This class is sponsored by M.O.V. Training Services   This class is scheduled on the central time zone


  • Instructor-led On-line training class: December 18 - 20, 2023  This class is sponsored by M.O.V. Training Services   This class is scheduled on the central time zone