A properly implemented alarm system can reduce operator work load, improve situational awareness and aid the operator in preventing minor deviations from becoming major incidents. A poorly implemented system adds to workload, increases frustration, stress, and confusion, and can ultimately impact safety, reliability, production, and profitability.
Does the following seem familiar?
• During plant upsets are the alarms coming in so fast that your console operator has someone stand next to them and press the silence button
• Your console operators pick their own alarms settings
• Alarms are configured, but no one knows why they were set at that particular value
• Your console operators only look at the screen when the alarm goes off
• You have pages of disabled or standing alarms
• Your site does not have a clearly written, well understood, and fully implemented alarm management philosophy
You are not alone, but before you go out and fix it you need to understand the problem, the solutions and how to implement an effective rationalization project.
We will come to your site to put on a two day workshop to review Alarm Management Best Practices with key personnel on your site. This is an excellent tool to create awareness within your organization on the methods Best-in-Class facilities are employing to make dramatic improvement in the performance of their alarm systems.
The workshop covers the following topics:
• Industry standards and best practices including EEMUA 191 and ISA S88
• What is in an Alarm Philosophy?
• Alarm Objective Analysis
• Alarm Rationalization
• Alarm Lifecycle Management
• Alarm Rates
• Alarm Distribution
• Nuisance Alarms
• Smart Alarming
• Alarm Priorities and Annunciation
• Alarm Statistic Gathering and Analysis
For additional information or to book a workshop please E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org