This White Paper addresses the vital questions the pharmaceutical industry has to ask itself when dealing with implementation of systems and choosing between levels of functionality, and shows how value generation can be documented.
This White Paper shows how to acquire and store real-time process data from your automation system, SCADA, or DCS, and establish a Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) system that optimizes preventative maintenance efforts by using the stored data to determine equipment health.
This special to the web White Paper explains how alarms historically have been viewed as an entity in and of themselves with little thought given to human factors, and how they might help an operator investigate the root cause of why irrelevant alarms obscure more critical alarms.
By reducing the number of alarms and enabling the audible alarming function of its control system, GFS Computing was able to restore audible alarming on half of its operator consoles, leading to tangible, measurable improvements in productivity, safety, and cost-reduction.
This article (.pdf) from CEPmagazine.org focuses on the regulatory drivers for alarm management and summarizes some key best practices, and challenges the process automation industry on things it can do to help implement more effective alarm systems.
Despite the recent industry focus on higher-level solutions, substantive technical challenges still abound in DCS alarm management. The reasons, importance, and solutions for the problem of alarm management are the subject of this White Paper.