Alarm Adviser is a scalable, web-based alarm analysis tool that helps identify and rationalize nuisance alarms in your HMI/SCADA system. Seamless installation ensures operators are quickly empowered with a holistic view of plant operations, helping to expedite corrective action, production efficiencies and ROI. It provides a single means of identifying frequent, standing, fleeting and consequential alarms, empowering operators to quickly recognize and distinguish safety-critical alarms from routine alarms.
Advances in software technology, connected devices, and the IoT over recent decades have led to an exponential increase in the number of alarms in industrial manufacturing operations. The EEMUA 19111 and ISA2 18.2 Alarm Management Standards recommend the practical limit of handling alarms per operator at 1 to 2 alarms every 10 minutes, and an average of 150 to 300 alarms per day.
Systems today, however, generate thousands of alarms per day, per operator. Within the United States alone, the cost of critical incidents is estimated at $20 billion per annum, encompassing $10 billion in equipment replacement and litigation costs coupled with $10 billion in lost production.
The challenge for operators is to identify and distinguish critical from routine alarms quickly, and take timely corrective action while adhering to stringent industry best practices and safety recommendations.