Easy way to iden­tify false alarms from any­where

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

Process plants and pipe­lines rely on nu­mer­ous au­to­ma­tion sys­tems to ef­fi­ciently run their day-to-day op­er­a­tions.

But those sys­tems can gen­er­ate thou­sands of alarms ev­ery day – many of which are not se­ri­ous – but each re­quires con­trol room op­er­a­tors to dis­tin­guish be­tween rou­tine process alarms and crit­i­cal alarms that warn of op­er­at­ing prob­lems or safety is­sues.

Honey­well’s Dy­nAMo alarm suite is an ad­vanced alarm man­age­ment soft­ware that re­duces the over­all num­ber of alarms while help­ing op­er­a­tors fo­cus on the most crit­i­cal of those.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ab­nor­mal Sit­u­a­tion Man­age­ment (ASM) Con­sor­tium, in­ef­fec­tive man­age­ment of nui­sance alarms can lead to in­ci­dents that cost the process in­dus­try bil­lions of dol­lars, and pose an in­creased risk of fa­tigue and stress for op­er­a­tors who must con­stantly make in­stant de­ci­sions on how to re­spond when an alarm sounds.

Dy­nAMo can help users re­duce over­all alarm count by as much as 80 per­cent, iden­tify main­te­nance is­sues, and in­crease vis­i­bil­ity of crit­i­cal alarms that re­quire ur­gent at­ten­tion.

Its cus­tomis­able, role-based dash­board en­ables op­er­a­tors, engi­neers and man­agers to view the health of their alarm sys­tem at a glance. A key fea­ture of the new soft­ware is that it is com­pat­i­ble with many mo­bile de­vices, en­abling per­son­nel to view alarm met­rics at any time, from al­most any lo­ca­tion.

This ease of ac­cess en­ables more fre­quent mon­i­tor­ing and faster cor­rec­tive ac­tion, which helps al­le­vi­ate a ma­jor fa­tigue fac­tor of op­er­a­tors.

“When op­er­a­tors are forced to deal with hun­dreds of alarms at any given point in time, there is in­creased risk to safety not to men­tion process ef­fi­ciency,” says Vimal Ka­pur, vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of Honey­well Process So­lu­tions Ad­vanced So­lu­tions busi­ness.

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