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Alarm life cycle management

Alarm systems are often the back stop for controlling process safety incidents, but are often not effective due to alarm flooding, or inadequate response to alarms. 

Effective alarm management requires:

  • Philosophy documentation in place
  • Prioritisation and rationalisation of alarms using effective systems such as Alarm Rationalisation Tool (ART)
  • Management of nuisance alarms
  • Monitoring alarm system effectiveness
  • 'Manager', and operator training and response
  • Human factors in the control room

ABB has vast experience in helping operators to improve performance in all these areas.

ABB provides total alarm management systems, alarm monitoring packages and AlarmInsight® software supporting the alarm management process.

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