How have others dealt with cascading alarms or, in some cases, avalanches of alarms? For instance, we have a pump station controlled by a PLC, with the PLC and comms radio on a UPS. On a power failure, I want to return an alarm for station power fail, but not every float switch, VFD, and security limit switch alarm that gets de-energized on loss of power. Obviously I could place these devices all on the battery backup, but we’d rather just filter the other alarms so the operator gets a clear picture of what just happened.
Also, will the new alert system accommodate this type of problem?