Top 10 Signs that you might have an alarm management problem...

...from Bobby Weidel's opening speech this morning at the Expertune/TiPS User Group Meeting: I would like to give credit to Greg McMillan and his blog at http://www.modelingandcontrol.com for inspiring this list and providing a light-hearted way to look at our complicated industry.Top 10 signs that you might have an alarm management problem10. The ACK key is glued permanently in the down position. 9. You put your ear plugs on when you go into the control room. 8. Plant manager leaves the country. 7. Operators are sent to speed reading classes to read alarms before they run off the display. 6. The environmental engineer is wearing a mask. 5. You ask if LogMate will support terabyte size databases. 4. You change your horn tone to soothing water sounds. 3. Engineer new method to electrically shock operators to not ignore alarms. 2. Add DCS consoles displays and keyboard in the control room rest rooms. 1. You have an alarm connected to the microwave oven in the break room.

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