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Dynamic Alarming Reality

Dynamic Alarming Reality

Many people incorrectly interpret “dynamic alarming” as an easy fix for too many alarms. At face value, it’s a very attractive concept – Just put a big blanket on top of all that mess and the blanket will be smart enough to let the important...
Alarms and Situation Awareness

Alarms and Situation Awareness

Alarms exist to make operators aware of abnormal situations. They are one of many resources used to establish what is called “situation awareness”, or knowledge of the condition of your environment. Alarms are intended to help operators target the source...
A Fresh Look at Alarm Performance Metrics

A Fresh Look at Alarm Performance Metrics

Introduction Alarm performance benchmarks are typically designed to measure the effect of alarm activity on operator performance. Human factors research clearly states that too much information is just as harmful as too little. In the context of process alarms, that...