Machine Fault Log

Issue #411 open
Randle Taylor created an issue

Service log could be used in its current state for logging machine faults/interrupts, but it is not ideal for this currently. A useful subsection of Service Log might be the addition of a Machine Fault / Interrupt log.

Comments (13)

  1. Randle Taylor reporter

    @Marc Chamberland Can you detail what fields/other things you would like to record for faults/interrupts?

  2. Marc Chamberland

    @Randle Taylor Let me check with our team what they would like to record. I’ll get back to you next week on this.

  3. Marc Chamberland

    Here are some ideas. Some of those might be redundant.

    · Unit (obviously!)

    · Time of fault / interrupt

    · Description of fault

    · Beam energy and modality being used (6X, 12E, etc.)

    · Technique (VMAT, conformal arcs, 3D, etc.)

    · Machine down time

    · Engineering / Physics notified

    · Therapist who reported the issue

    · If a repair is needed, then it could link to a Service Event in QATrack+

  4. Marc Chamberland

    Talking with our engineer, even a very basic list including only the unit, the fault, the date/time, and a comment box for the rest would be useful.

  5. Thomas Guiot


    I would also propose to begin simple: unit, date/time, description of the problem, description of the solution. And a link to service events would be very nice from the start

  6. Randle Taylor reporter

    @Thomas Guiot @Marc Chamberland Have made a good deal of progress on this so far. Just need to finish up notifications & reports. One thing I haven’t added so far is a link to service events because I’m not sure what workflow would be used to link the two. Would a field (added to the form shown below) to search for (and link to) a specific service event either when entering a fault or later editing it be sufficient?

  7. Thomas Guiot

    That looks good indeed.

    I don’t have much of a preference for linking service events. I had in mind something similar to redmine, a project management app we use internally. When you create a ticket in redmine, you can later create relationships with other tickets. you just type some key words, or an ID, in a box, it proposes a list, you just click on it and the link is made. Probably kept in a separate db table so as to allow multiple links.

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