Alarm flooding can lead to the oversight of important alarms, incorrect responses, and a failure to take action by operators. This can be a serious impediment to safe and stable plant operations, particularly when running a plant with reduced staff. The need to improve alarm management by reviewing alarms, optimizing settings, and enhancing functions is widely recognized. While it normally requires a significant investment and the involvement of large numbers of personnel from multiple departments to address the root causes of nuisance alarms, an innovative alarm management system is now available that greatly simplifies this process. AAASuite (Triple A Suite) automatically reduces the number of alarms and frees up engineering personnel for other tasks.
1. Enhanced safety
Only important alarms are notified to operators in a timely fashion, helping prevent hazardous situations that can result when an alarm is ignored or an incorrect response is made.
2. Process stability
Operators are notified in advance of the correct measures necessary to intervene and maintain process stability. Direct and indirect losses resulting from incorrect or delayed intervention are reduced.
3. Operation efficiency
Plants can be operated safely and efficiently with a minimal number of operators.
4. Efficient knowledge management
With its advanced and intelligent alarm logic, AAASuite enables the accumulated knowledge of highly experienced engineers to be visualized as logic charts that give both engineers and operators a quick grasp of the overall operation.