Why Choose TiPS?

LogMate is the most reliable, proven software solution since 1990

    • Leadership Participation in Alarm Standards Committees
    • Dedicated Alarm Management Focus
    • Comprehensive Alarm Management Software Solutions
    • Adaptable Services Model
    • Flexible and Extensive Software Connectivity Portfolio
    • Broad Industry Experience

Introduction to Alarm Management

LogMate® is the most flexible, advanced alarm management solution available

Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas is a key global industry whose products have many uses from source fuels for power plants and refineries to feedstock for petrochemical plants. The Oil and Gas industry is complex and spans a breadth of operations including onshore, offshore, drilling and production. Good alarm management is an essential part of safe operations and industry accepted best practices. Limited communication bandwidth and IT infrastructure challenges can complicate adoption of alarm management solutions.

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Common Oil and Gas Industry

    • Remote communications and IT infrastructure limitations
    • Alarm information is not consolidated or easily accessible
    • Ineffective tools to quick troubleshooting and root cause analysis of issues
    • Connecting to multiple, unique alarm sources

TiPS First in Class Solutions

    • Flexibility to support local or distributed architecture
    • LogMate provides a single, consolidated view accessible through a standard web browser
    • Analysis tools to quickly identify related alarms, alarm floods, chattering alarms and other nuisance alarm events
    • Broad, established connectivity portfolio and supplementary custom integration services

User Scenario

A new Oil and Gas Platform went into production in the North Sea. Many of the alarm settings were initially estimated or set at default values within the control system. Alarm management software was not included in the initial design. However, during startup alarms were flooding the control room and the alarm relationships as well as appropriate alarm responses were not clear to the operators.

The startup team quickly realized that the process of identifying and resolving alarm issues in a prioritized manner would be difficult with only the information available in the control system. They recognized an alarm management solution could help and one of the engineers who had recently joined the team from the drilling division of another company recommended LogMate.

After a conference call with the TiPS sales team, they purchased LogMate and the TiPS installation team made the trip out to the production platform installing LogMate and configuring several analysis views. The startup team immediately identified 4 root cause alarms that resulted in almost 80% of the alarms because of related alarms triggering from these source alarms. After a thorough review of alarm settings and a management of change process the alarm settings were adjusted resolving the alarm floods. Over the next few weeks they methodically worked through other alarm issues until the platform was operating with manageable alarms that were meaningful to the production team.

Quickly find and resolve root causes of Oil and Gas alarm management issues with LogMate.

Fortunately, LogMate provides a tremendous amount of architecture flexibility and can be easily configured for a single user system or a multi-platform, remote monitored solution as needed. The use of standard web browsers for visualization and analysis tools also eliminates the need for additional client software installations.

When alarms activate from multiple sources such as packaged skid unit PLC’s, Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), and a DCS, capturing a holistic view of the alarm information for troubleshooting can be difficult. LogMate provides a central alarm data collection system with archiving capability to streamline alarm data management and bring consistency to visualization and analysis.

At TiPS, we understand that the offshore industry has unique communication challenges and we are experienced at evaluating requirements and recommending the best technical solution. For over 20 years, we have been helping oil and gas exploration and production companies overcome alarm management challenges to improve operations.