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Alarm Management at the Australian Synchrotron

Oct 20, 2022, 4:10 PM
Oral New & Innovative Accelerator Technology New & Innovative Accelerator Technology


DE BOOY, Jonathan (ANSTO)


An alarm management system is an essential tool for control room operators to facilitate a fast and effective response to abnormal operating conditions. A major challenge for operators is alarm fatigue resulting from too many concurrent alarms, frequent alarm state changes (nuisance alarms), or recurrence of known bad alarm states that are already handled. We have sought to create a control-system-agnostic alarm management system that is fast, scalable, distributed, fault tolerant, and allows for on-the-fly event processing providing additional custom functionality beyond simply logging and acknowledging alarm state changes. Expected benefits include assisting operator decision making, reducing nuisance alarms, seamless integration with different and future control systems, and the ability to tailor the system to different end users and GUIs.

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