- Products & Solutions:
- Industrial Automation and Control Business:
- Contributing to a Sustainable Future:
- Operational Excellence Platform>
- Asset Excellence:
- Safety Excellence:
- What is VigilantPlant?:
- Is Your Plant a Quiet Place?:
- VigilantPlant Case Studies:
- White Papers:
- VigilantPlant Building Blocks:
- CENTUM. A History of Reliability:
- A Smart Approach to Alarm Management
A Smart Approach to Alarm Management
A widespread issue in manufacturing plants is alarm overload. As formerly independent systems are integrated for more effective operation by fewer operators, each operator has to monitor an increasingly wider area and consequently deal with more alarms. Without rigorous alarm rationalization efforts, alarm flooding becomes a serious problem and increases the risk of safety and environmental incidents.
Alarm Management, the Vigilant Way
There are a number of fundamental guidelines such as EEMUA #191 that help customers reduce alarms, but practical tools that can be implemented are still in short supply. Yokogawa proposes a smart approach to alarm management that helps customers achieve safe and agile plant operations based on the concept of combining practical bottom-up solutions with fundamental top-down improvements.
|Online Alarm Solution Identifier|
|Answer a few questions online and find the alarm management solution that best meets your needs|
|Consolidated Alarm Management Software (CAMS for HIS)|
|Learn how this practical solution arms the right people with the right information at the right time|
|Continuous Improvement with Six-Sigma Alarm Rationalization|
|Learn how to audit your alarm conditions and identify the root causes for improvement|
Who will benefit from this approach?
Yokogawa urges customers facing alarm flooding situations in their plants to introduce CAMS for HIS. It also benefits those who are looking for alarm management capabilities that go beyond the current generation of DCS alarm systems. Customers planning to consolidate their control rooms and design their alarm system to be in compliance with the EEMUA #191 guidelines will benefit from this product’s practical and immediate solutions.