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Radiation Monitoring Computer System (RMCS) Screen Shots

The screens on this page were all customzed and/or created to meet the needs of a single customer. They are here to show the flexiblility of the RMCS Display software.

Click on any of the screen shots below to see a full size, full resolution version of the screen. Please note that the data being used to generate these screens comes from a pseudorandom number generator, NOT real, live hardware (that is why the screens are tagged with the "simLoop/Developer" marker on the MASTER MENU). Most of these screens' layout is defined by plain text configuration files that may be changed, added and/or deleted while the display program is running (just reload the page to see the effect of changes).

Display Screen Features
  • RMCS Display may be run full screen, without a caption or menu with the menu optionally dropping down into visibility when the mouse approaches the top of the screen. The screen shots captured here show the program running in a maximized window instead.
  • The outer border of the display area is filled with either green or red to indicate the current setting for Audio Enable. This allows anyone to see that audio alarms are disabled from across the room.
  • The font used for the display is selectable and RMCS Display may be configured to stretch the font so that the display area is maximized.
  • Tooltips are used over channel tags on grids and over RM-80 tags on other screens to show current values, status, and sometimes English translations of internal codes used by the software (typically done when space limitations did not allow the translated values to be displayed directly).
  • Context menus are available for channel tags on grids, for RM-80 tags and for Loops. These menus provide information (like the description) and quick access to screens relating to the object whose context menu is being displayed.
Master Menu

Almost every screen in RMCS Display has a MASTER MENU attached, either at the bottom (as shown here) or at the left (as shown in later images). The master menu provides quick, direct access to many of the most commonly accessed screens and functions. Some of the buttons on the menu are only visible when a minimum security level is met, for example, Guests cannot see the Acknowledge All or Logout buttons (among others).

In addition to buttons, the master menu also shows a small loop summary block and the name of the RMCS subsystem, whose color shows the subsystem's role: green for primary, orange for backup and blue for standalone (aka peer). The grid buttons may be colored by the worst alarm on the grid, which makes finding an alarm quick and easy.

To make screen design and maintenance easier, the menu is stored in a separate layout file that is automatically loaded by all other screens that include it.

Chemistry Screens

These screens were created with the help of the customer's Chemistry department, in order to support their specific needs from RMCS.

The Chemistry Dept. is responsible for determining many of the conversion factors and alarm setpoints for RMCS, screens like this one allow similar things to be observed and manipulated without needing to browse through the individual screens for many different RM-80s.





Chemistry - Special Requests

This screen shows a tool created to support a Chemistry function that is performed for one particular RM-80. This function requires Chemistry to review the history of daily average readings from the RM-80, determine which entries are valid for computation of an average, and compute an average from those valid entries. The average is used to determine new alarm setpoints for the RM-80.

Another special screen requested by Chemistry to make collecting information for a survey quicker and easier.
The CONTROL MENU, as configured for this particular customer. This menu leads to other menus and individual screens.

The DIAGNOSTIC MENU is only available to supervisors and provides a quick way to find the various diagnostic screens available in RMCS Display.

Notice the screen margin color has changed to red. In this customer's system, the screen margin is configured to show a color related to the current user's security level. This customer is using black for the base level, yellow for supervisor, and red for technician.

The SUPERVISOR MENU provides access to additional functions that are not available to standard operator-level accounts. Typically, these functions access system controls and/or database settings.
Diagnostic Screens

The ALARM HISTORY screen allows the user to review the last 1000 (configurable) entries written to the alarm log.

This screen was created to be a close match to a screen from the system being replaced at this customer's site. It shows the names of all of the RM-80's on a loop along with all of the channel names on each RM-80. The color used for the RM-80 and channel names reflect current status.

This screen was created to be a close match to a screen from the system being replaced at this customer's site. It shows all of the RM-80's on a loop along with all of the channel values on each RM-80. The color used for the RM-80 names and channel values reflect current status.

The LOOP STATUS screen now shows the RM-80 name using the color that reflects the RM-80's status as is done on other screens where and RM-80 name is displayed.

The gray values within each RM-80 box show the Alpha and Bravo values for various status and statistic items related to each RM-80 and its communication loops.

This screen was created to provide a centra control location for configuration settings that affect both Loop and RM-80 processing.

Note the blue time value located just below the word 'Technician' near the lower right. That time value represents the amount of time remaining before the current user will be automatically logged out of RMCS.

Operations Screens

This is a new layout for the existing RM-80 Historical Data display screen. This layout is similar to the layout used by the system being replaced and should require less training for the customer.

This screen was requested by operations for use in an emergency condition during which, RMCS data is very useful.

This is an example of a set of twenty or so screens created to match pages within a survey procedure that must be performed by plant operators periodically. The layout is designed to very closely match the layout of the printed survey forms that the operators will be filling out. This collects all of the information needed for a single page in the survey onto a single screen instead of requiring the operators to look at several screens for each printed survey page.



1650 Barrett Dr • Rockledge, FL 32955 • (321) 632-7530 or (321) 632-7742