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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by anon, Nov 26, 2003.

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  1. anon

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    One of the major issues an operator always faces is 100 percent hindsight in
    a quiet back office a week, a month or a year later.

    "operators who did not think" ? The alarm system had failed! What actual
    issues/events/communications were occurring in the control room
    at the time of the alarm system failure?

    From Computerworld (November 24) - as taken from the task force report

    "... a software program that gives operators visual and audible indications
    of events occurring on their portion of the grid, began to malfunction.
    As a result, ' key personnel may not have been aware of the need to take
    preventive measures ..."

    The statement below indicates the system board that was promised in planning
    the control room design was deleted to save $'s.
    Definitely a typical management shortcoming taking away the operators tools.

    'this may have been, in part, the result of a failure to use modern dynamic
    mapping and data sharing systems'

    The operators were always convenient targets.

    Re failure to trim trees - are there any forestry personnel who are utility
    staff (not contractors) left at the utilities?

    former Electrical Operator
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