More dead band or event alarms are created every day than plant operators can effectively deal with. In fact, the well know problem with most alarm systems is too many alarms. This topic matters because safety is universally paramount and ineffective alarm systems are a contributing factor to major process accidents. Furthermore, when excursions, or any event that falls outside of normal operation, take place during the manufacturing process, someone must determine the proper short-term response as well as the future necessary corrective actions. Organizations with strong competencies in alarm management are not only safer, but more productive since excursions can also have a severe impact on processing schedules creating delays in lot releases, losses of batches, or receipts of non-compliance.
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Image: Alarm Management Lifecycle Source: International Society for Automation (ISA) standard ANSI/ISA-18.2-2009
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