An Event is an occurrence of special importance that happens or takes place over a period of time. The chronology of events can be of prime importance in industry for understanding the reasons for break-down as well as to alert to avert a break-down. The role event logger, thus plays in any process control industry or automobile industry or any manufacturing industry is very crucial.
Event loggers typically accept digital inputs or potential-free contact inputs which indicate the occurrence of a particular event. These events are time-stamped and are saved in memory for the user to analyze at a later date. SMS, alerts, emails, or mobile notifications can be generated for user-defined critical events. This can help to avert accidents, mishaps, breakdowns by aiding in timely maintenance or bringing to notice the failure of a component immediately.
Event loggers are also used in power generating stations to monitor the sequence of power breaker / contractor operations or in atomic energy generation plants like BARC to monitor the wear and tear of the electrodes.