We have moved from relatively low numbers of hardwired alarms to an unlimited interpretation of signals to warn of potential issues.
Over the years systems have evolved to sites with multiple control systems and added IoT, AI etc. All of which are increasing the frequency, complexity and volume of alarms and events, which can potentially create an unsafe environment in control rooms and remote operations centers when alarms are designed to do the exact opposite.
Mismanagement of Alarms are reported as potential incidents every year in process industries. Alarms without any action is a liability but this can be addressed through a proper Alarm Management System.
An alarm should create an action by an Operator to prevent potential operation of an automated Safety Instrumented System which can lead to downtime and potential damage to equipment.
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