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AlarmInspector

The alarm system is dynamic - it changes depending on the upsets in the plant, the state of the measurement equipment, and the configuration in the DCS.

The AlarmInspector module tracks changes to the alarm system, and sends reports of common alarm system shortcomings to your e-mail, printer, or web page on regularly scheduled intervals.

The AlarmInspector checks for any of the following problems:

  • Chattering/High Frequency Alarms
  • Redundant Alarms
  • Ignored Alarms
  • Stale Alarms
  • Alarm Changes

And it can generate reports indicating compliance with the EEMUA alarm specifications - a common industry benchmark that indicates whether the operators are receiving too many alarms to process effectively.

Control Arts Inc. 2014