Alarm Rationalization: Practical Experience Rationalizing Alarm Configuration for an Accelerator Subsystem
X.Geng* (ORNL)
A new alarm system toolkit has been implemented at SNS. The toolkit handles the Central Control Room (CCR) 'annunciator', or audio alarms. For the new alarm system to be effective, the alarms must be meaningful and properly configured. Along with the implementation of the new alarm toolkit, a thorough documentation and rationalization of the alarm configuration is taking place. Requirements and maintenance of a robust alarm configuration have been gathered from system and operations experts. In this paper we present our practical experience with the vacuum system alarm handling configuration of the alarm toolkit.
Work supported by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for UT-Battelle, LLC, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 for the U.S. Department of Energy.