Alarm Management

Alarm management is vital to safe and reliable plant operation. Alarm Management reduces alarm rates and prevents unplanned shutdowns. Proper alarm rationalization requires process knowledge, operations experience, and DCS knowledge.

IPCOS provides Knowledge-based Alarm Management instead of data-driven Alarm Management!

Challenges of Alarm Management

  • Alarm management requires the involvement of process engineers, operations, and DCS and instrumentation teams. The typical high workload of these teams makes that the momentum of an Alarm Management initiative usually drops after the first few steps in the alarm management project.
  • Alarm management software is often believed to “solve it all”. The truth is that it’s only the enabler: it comes down to engineering efforts to create value from alarm management.

The benefits of Alarm Management

  • Alarm Management improves safety by alerting operators whenever the process moves outside its normal operating envelope
  • Alarm Management allows operators to focus on what’s important: “an alarm must mean action”
  • Alarm Management reduces the risk of unplanned shutdowns through targeted alarming

What defines IPCOS Alarm Management Offering?

  • Taylor the project to your needs
  • Drive the project, increasing your efficiency
  • Bridging the gap between disciplines
  • IPCOS brings together the required process knowledge, operational experience, and DCS knowledge to successfully lead you to deliver on the full premise of alarm management.
  • IPCOS will lead you through the entire Alarm Management project lifecycle, including:
  • defining the alarm philosophy
  • resolving bad actors
  • alarm rationalization
  • real time (dynamic) alarm management.