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    • Leadership Participation in Alarm Standards Committees
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Alarm KB

The Alarm KB is within the LogMate ACE alarm management software module and is a central database of alarm configurations, limits, priorities, change management and audit features.

    • Design, manage, and monitor your master alarm configuration
    • Automatically identify configuration changes in a DCS
    • Document and rationalize alarm settings
    • Create an online operating procedure and document center

As a container for a "master" alarm configuration, the Alarm KB is equipped with automated rationalization tools such as a prioritization calculator and an integrated Management of Change workflow. Operators can rely on the Alarm KB for immediate access to procedural advice. Engineers can utilize the Alarm KB to ensure consistent alarm design and change management.

Alarm KB Key Features

    • Provides a process knowledge database pertaining to alarm configuration settings, alarm removal/addition rationale
    • Calculates alarm limits (set points) for process variables using a patented processing algorithm
    • Calculates recommended alarm priorities based on severity matrix
    • Analyzes the priority distribution of configured alarms, for comparison to design targets or benchmarks
    • Enforces design stability and best practices by comparing active settings to the master control system configuration
    • Improves the efficiency and speed of alarm design with integrated copy and paste functionality
    • Automated import of alarm configuration data to master alarm database
    • Links configuration data to operator documentation for immediate electronic recall, assisting in upset resolution

How Does the Alarm KB Work?

The basic settings in the Alarm KB can be automatically imported or manually added. The Alarm KB contains a list of “Tags” or “Points”, and each “Tag” is associated with a list of alarms. The fields are customizable to provide the exact information operators need to see. Each alarm entry is associated with a number of attributes, including:

    • Type of Alarm
    • Alarm Limit (Set Point)
    • Alarm Priority
    • Level of Impact
    • Cause Consequence and Corrective Action
    • Control Room Response Time

These attributes can be customized to adapt to individual methodology and requirements.

Functions as a Rationalization Tool

The Alarm KB includes a number of features that align with widely-accepted alarm rationalization best practices including:

    • Assess current alarm performance
    • Develop and document alarm philosophy
    • Review and calculate alarm limits (set points)

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