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Title: Functional relationship-based alarm processing

Abstract

A functional relationship-based alarm processing system and method analyzes each alarm as it is activated and determines its relative importance with other currently activated alarms and signals in accordance with the relationships that the newly activated alarm has with other currently activated alarms. Once the initial level of importance of the alarm has been determined, that alarm is again evaluated if another related alarm is activated. Thus, each alarm's importance is continuously updated as the state of the process changes during a scenario. Four hierarchical relationships are defined by this alarm filtering methodology: (1) level precursor (usually occurs when there are two alarm settings on the same parameter); (2) direct precursor (based on causal factors between two alarms); (3) required action (system response or action expected within a specified time following activation of an alarm or combination of alarms and process signals); and (4) blocking condition (alarms that are normally expected and are not considered important). 11 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6772791
Patent Number(s):
6037897
Assignee:
INEL; EDB-88-178862
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01S - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ALARM SYSTEMS; INTERACTIONS; RADIATION MONITORING; SAFETY ENGINEERING; DECISION TREE ANALYSIS; INVENTIONS; TIME DEPENDENCE; ENGINEERING; MONITORING; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Corsberg, D R. Functional relationship-based alarm processing. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Corsberg, D R. Functional relationship-based alarm processing. United States.
Corsberg, D R. Mon . "Functional relationship-based alarm processing". United States.
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