Simplifying alarm management

DeltaV Analyze software now identifies nuisance alarms, trends in plant alarms, and control modules responsible for those alarms, and delivers information on structured Web pages for rapid, easy access. It examines alarms, events, and operator actions from a plant Event Chronicle or Plant-Wide Event historian and highlights the most frequently occurring alarms and the control modules responsibl...

10/01/2005


Software, Process Control

DeltaV Analyze software now identifies nuisance alarms, trends in plant alarms, and control modules responsible for those alarms, and delivers information on structured Web pages for rapid, easy access. It examines alarms, events, and operator actions from a plant Event Chronicle or Plant-Wide Event historian and highlights the most frequently occurring alarms and the control modules responsible for those alarms.

'Often just 10 control modules contribute to more than 40% of the plant alarms,' says Cindy Scott, DeltaV Operator Interface product manager. 'By addressing a few problem areas, it may be possible to dramatically reduce nuisance alarms.' The analysis overview helps determine if plant alarms, operator actions, or events are trending properly from month to month. Alarms are sorted and reported in order of frequency. The software also compares alarms with industry standard EEMUA 191 recommended best practices. Pages are interactive and information can be incorporated into other desktop applications such as Microsoft Excel and Outlook.

Emerson also provides a comprehensive portfolio of alarm analysis services that use DeltaV Analyze software. This service portfolio includes Web delivery of DeltaV Analyze capabilities, expert analysis of DeltaV Analyze reports, and local alarm optimization and configuration support. SureService portfolio includes Web-enabled alarm reports with expert analysis, and local services to minimize the impact of nuisance alarms on operating performance. Services can augment customers' use of DeltaV Analyze software or be used in lieu of purchasing and installing that software.

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