STATUS - APMonitor Option

 Type: Integer, Input
 Default Value: 0
 Description: Status: 1=ON, 0=OFF

The STATUS specifies when a parameter (FV or MV) that is normally fixed (OFF) can become calculated (ON). Similarly, STATUS set to ON, allows a controlled variable (CV) to be included as a model predictive controller set point target or steady state optimizer target. The STATUS value indicates whether that variable should be included in the optimization (ON) or is merely a fixed input or prediction (OFF). It is acceptable to have only a subset of parameters (FVs or MVs) or variables (CVs) with STATUS set to ON. The STATUS can be turned ON or OFF for each cycle of the controller as needed without disrupting the overall application. An estimator uses STATUS for FVs and MVs but uses FSTATUS (not STATUS) to determine when measurements are used.

See also FSTATUS