Effective Alarm Systems Management

Effective Alarm Systems Management is a major contributor to the successful performance of businesses that operate complex, networked assets which are often located in remote locations.

In today’s ever-increasing reliance on digital information, the management of asset performance data becomes more onerous as data volumes increase with added complexity and data types.

Every new asset purchased has a higher level of condition monitoring functionality than before, which on the one hand is great, but without effective management of the condition monitoring data created, the additional functionality (and therefore benefit) is wasted and can increase problems down the line.

To add to this scenario, in recent years, assets are now subject to more volatile and extreme environments that can lead to assets activating (or tripping) more frequently, thereby generating more alarm-related data than when operating in more benign environments.

It is not surprising then that for Control Rooms set-up and operational from just a few years ago, managing Alarms can easily become overwhelmed by too much data in todays’ working environment.

This leads to not only inefficient performance but can increase the potential for major failures occurring and put too much burden on the Control Room Operators.

Wilde has for many years had a close working relationship with EEMUA (The Engineering Equipment and Material Users Association) and provide Alarms System Management Training that aligns with EEMUA’s 191 – the globally accepted and leading guide to good practice for all aspects of alarm systems. To complement this training, Wilde also offers Alarms Systems Management consultancy.

 

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It is in this context that Wilde have recently completed an Alarm Systems Management Gap Analysis, on behalf of a major UK Utility Company, to determine how their Alarm Management policies compare with Industry best practices (ie EEMUA 191) and to recommend remedial actions to achieve parity with these best practices.
A typical Gap Analysis would take 3 days to complete with a 1-day (usually on-site where possible) Discovery event with the active Alarm Systems stakeholders engaged in the discovery process. Topics covered include items such as:
  • Policy
  • Justification
  • Measurement
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Operator Competence
  • Management System
Based on the outcome of the Discovery event and working in conjunction with the client, the Gap Analysis identifies, recommends and reports on key areas of Alarms System Management policy and process improvement where appropriate.

 

Wilde then work in conjunction with clients to deliver the recommended actions arising from the Gap Analysis.

 

 

Alarm Systems Management Training Course

Date: Contact us for next scheduled dates or information on bespoke training

Duration: 2 x 3-hour sessions

Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm each day

Venue: On-Line

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Tuition is aligned with EEMUA 191, the globally accepted and leading guide to good practice for all aspects of alarm systems, issued by the EEMUA (Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association).

Topics Include:
  • Procurement of Alarm Systems
  • Measuring Performance & HAZOP
  • Core Principles of Alarm Systems Management
  • Alarm Systems Design Overview & Process