emergency action level

21:40 Sep 4, 2016
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English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Science - Nuclear Eng/Sci
English term or phrase: emergency action level
emergency action level (EAL): A specific, predetermined, observable criterion used to detect, recognize and determine the emergency class of an event. An EAL could represent an instrument reading, the status of a piece of equipment or any observable event, such as a fire.


I have provided a definition for "emergency action level" as you can see. Yes, this definition is quite simple and I can understand it. What I cannot understand is the relationship between the three words of "emergency action level".

Does it mean the extent to which an action is urgent/vital/important/necessary? Or it means the level at which you should take an emergency action?

Do you think there are any other options?
Masoud Kakoli
Iran
Local time: 12:54


SUMMARY OF ALL EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED
5 +3the level of INPUT signal at/above which emergency action is required
Daryo
5 +1the level at which emergency action must be taken
David Hollywood


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
the level at which emergency action must be taken


Explanation:
that's the meaning

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Note added at 1 hr (2016-09-04 22:50:08 GMT)
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"must" rather than "should" be taken

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Note added at 1 hr (2016-09-04 22:50:42 GMT)
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no option but to take emercency action

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Note added at 1 hr (2016-09-04 22:51:30 GMT)
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sorry: should read "emergency"

David Hollywood
Local time: 05:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jörgen Slet
3 hrs
  -> ty Jörgen

neutral  Daryo: you managed to make it as ambiguous as the original version! it could refer to the intensity of the fire as much as to the intensity of the firefighting efforts!
5 hrs
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
the level of INPUT signal at/above which emergency action is required


Explanation:
the "level" is the level of the INPUT signal, NOT the level/intensity of the response to the emergency situation

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Note added at 6 hrs (2016-09-05 04:04:58 GMT)
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clue:
"... used to detect, recognize and determine the emergency class of an event"
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it's about the input of information, not the response

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Note added at 20 hrs (2016-09-05 17:49:18 GMT)
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"input signal" in the most general way, as understood in cybernetics i.e. any information in any shape or form that is entering the system, be it a reading of temperature / luminosity / vibrations / radiation / magnetic field / humidity / sound level etc etc that is of such intensity that something is seriously wrong and immediate action is required


Daryo
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:24
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in FrenchFrench
Notes to answerer
Asker: If by signal you mean such as when you use your TV remote control to send a signal to your TV, I don't agree with you that much. I think it is the level/intensity of accident at/above which emergency action is required. Thanks for sharing your idea in advance. I added two sentences containing this word to see if this help.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
6 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Yasutomo Kanazawa
1 hr
  -> Thanks!

agree  Didier Fourcot: Level of criticity determined by various information elements over which an emergency action is required
5 hrs
  -> Merci!
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