Introduction to Alarm Reporting & Analysis

Exaquantum/ARA is a comprehensive set of statistical reports and KPIs based upon ISA 18.2-2009 & EEMUA 191.  Alarm and Events can be aggregated by hour, day, shift, week, month, quarter and year providing alarm rates, counts, peaks, floods, etc. Exaquantum/ARA can be used to reduce the number of unwanted and distracting alarms allowing operators to react faster to abnormal situations with the proper corrective action, resulting in a safer and more productive plant, reduced environmental risk, enhanced maintenance response; Reduction in the amount of equipment damage.  This package is part of our Alarm Management suite that utilizes software tools, alarm rationalization processes, and alarm philosophy generation as part of the solution aimed at reducing operator stress, operator overload prevention, and providing KPI information to key stakeholders on demand and by emails facilitating efficient and timely decision making.

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Plant operators are often faced with a high number of alarms and abnormal situations and are therefore unable to respond quickly enough to prevent safety related incidents, environmental issues, shutdowns and equipment damage. A poorly applied alarm management policy resulting in excessive alarms and events can also make operators routinely ignore alarms due to the excessive amount of information being received.

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