Kestrel Coal Reduces Alarms by 97%


This case study examines the plan, execution and results (97% alarm reduction!) of Kestrel Coal working with Matrikon and Matrikon’s Alarm Manager.

At Kestrel Coal, an upgrade was being considered for the human machine interface (HMI), and the Kestrel personnel were faced with the problem of porting across a large number of alarms from one system to the next. In addition, the alarm management system in MacroView (the HMI) essentially had been disabled — the audible alarm disconnected and the alarm page unused by the operators.