Optimizing Operations with Perpetual Alarm Management
Smitha Gogineni*, Instrumentation, Controls and Automation, Semiconductors, Austin, United States.
Manuscript received on September 21, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 494-497 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9609109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A9609.109119
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Abstract: Alarms universally remain to be a big problem to all Process control systems both in Process Industries and Manufacturing. Despite conducting several Alarm rationalizations and managements there are many poorly performing Alarm systems risking not only to minor trips and upsets contributing to major incidents which will have a significant effect on the plants bottom line. Operators are overwhelmed by the large volume of alarms preventing them to take effective actions to abnormal conditions leading to severe incidents. We do not need more alarms, we need better Alarm management and even better an automated perpetual Alarm management. The aim of this paper is to advance the current Alarm management systems for being further effective and improve operations of Process control systems as a continuous development process instead of it being a discrete activity.
Keywords: Alarm system, Alarm management, Alarms, Operators, Process control, Rationalization.