Easy way to identify false alarms from anywhere
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.