TASM evaluates events at the Event Interval you specify on the Other tab of the General view. If TASM detects an event at startup, it evaluates the event again at the end of each event interval, except for the component down events, which are only evaluated at TASM activation time.
For example, if the event interval is 1 minute, the events are evaluated at 1:01:00, 1:02:00, and 1:03:00, based on a database-internal timer set when the ruleset was activated. User-defined events can be activated at any time but are not evaluated until the next event interval. For example, an API call activates a user-defined event at 1:01:32 but TASM does not act on the event until the next interval at 1:02:00.