Alarm Management

Mitigate Operational Risk through Improved Operator Situation Awareness


Poorly performing alarm systems, plagued by alarm floods, inaccurate alarms, and disabled alarms, diminish situation awareness and negatively impact plant production and safety. PAS Alarm Management software, part of the PlantState Suite™, improves operator situation awareness by providing actionable information to help mitigate abnormal situations and ensure safe, reliable, and compliant operations.

PAS Alarm Management Software, combined with our widely adopted 7-Step Alarm Management Methodology, provides a holistic solution to benchmark and optimize alarm system performance.

PAS Alarm Management software capabilities include:

  • Alarm & Event Analysis
  • Documentation & Rationalization
  • Audit & Enforce
  • Dynamic Alarming
  • Alert Director
  • 100+ system interfaces

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  • Improves situation awareness, decision support, and operator effectiveness
  • Reduces operator loading and fatigue
  • Delivers insight into emerging abnormal situations
  • Reduces the number of unplanned shutdowns
  • Increases production throughput
  • Helps drive compliance with alarm management standards and best practices such as ISA-18.2 and EEMUA 191

Alarm & Event Analysis

  • NEW! Generates specific settings recommendations to reduce nuisance alarms
  • Captures and archives data from industrial control systems
  • Delivers insightful analytics on critical safety and operational metrics
  • Benchmarks against industry guidelines
  • Contains a dashboard with pre-configured and customizable KPIs

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Alarm Documentation & Rationalization

  • Facilitates compliance with ISA 18.2/IEC 62682 alarm documentation requirements
  • Delivers unmatched productivity in rationalizing alarms
  • Maintains an accurate and updated master alarm database
  • Ensures consistent prioritization in accordance with an alarm philosophy document
  • Allows operators to easily view rationalized alarm information
  • Provides information to other applications, such as operational excellence dashboards or other Industrie 4.0 uses, through flexible query capabilities

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Audit & Enforce

  • Ensures control system is compliant with Master Alarm Database (MADB)
  • Supports state-based alarming
  • Identifies discrepancies between MADB and Alarm System
  • Enforces company policy for addressing identified discrepancies by automatic or manual override

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Dynamic Alarming

  • Adjusts alarm parameters in real-time based on current operating state
  • Fully integrates with Audit & Enforce and shelving capabilities
  • Allows implementation of alarm shelving methodologies
  • Ensures situational awareness by reducing inappropriate nuisance alarms

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Alert Director

  • Automates user defined alerts and reminders
  • Facilitates operator vigilance and proactive monitoring
  • Enables email notification of process conditions
  • Delivers critical messages from other PlantState Suite applications such as inBound™ & ControlWizard

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