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In this blog post we will highlight the differences between a supervisory alarm and a trouble alarm.
What is the difference?
In the context of a monitoring or control system, a supervisory alarm and trouble are two different types of alerts that indicate different levels of severity and urgency.
A supervisory alarm typically indicates a condition that requires attention but is not an immediate threat to the operation or safety of the system. This type of alarm is often used to indicate a fault or abnormal condition that could affect the performance or efficiency of the system, but does not require immediate action. For example, a supervisory alarm might indicate that a sensor is reading outside of its expected range or that a piece of equipment is operating outside of its normal parameters.
On the other hand, a trouble alarm typically indicates a more serious issue that requires immediate attention to avoid system failure or safety hazards. This type of alarm is often used to indicate a fault or abnormal condition that could lead to equipment damage, system shutdown, or other critical failures. For example, a trouble alarm might indicate that a critical component has failed, or that there is a loss of communication between important system components.
In summary, supervisory alarms are used to alert operators to potential issues that require attention, but are not urgent, while trouble alarms indicate more serious issues that require immediate attention to avoid system failure or safety hazards.
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