Alarm & Monitoring

The core of the SeaMACS is the Alarm and Monitoring. The redundant architecture of the system is designed to allow minimum downtime of the system by providing optimum reliability. Any downtime can in the worst case induce costs and damage to equipment, therefore the ability to have redundancy both at the top level and the lower level is a standard part of the system.

In order to meet future requirements for SCADA networks the system is Ethernet-based. Ethernet is capable of handling large amounts of data, it is transparent and scalable. The SeaMACS integrated automation system is built around this principle and can easily be expanded or modified for future upgrades or add-ons, without having to modify any of the existing system hardware or software.

IAS Alarm and Monitoringclick on image to enlarge

For monitoring, the system interface is built to be intuitive and to require only a few commands in order to get around in the system.

The system gives an overview of the following:

  • All current active alarms
  • A summary of a predefined number of the last active alarms
  • An alarm history log that stores all alarm conditions and alarm transitions for a predefined period

In addition, the system offers a combined trend and alarm view which allows performing analysis of trend and alarms together. That way, the operator can analyze trends and alarms for a given time span in one single window.