Lifecycle Stage: Identification
TiPS Services can provide expertise for you to identify potential abnormal situations
Alarm identification is the process of determining potential alarms through activities such as process hazards analysis, incident reviews, etc. In addition, some alarm needs are identified through routine monitoring of alarm system performance. Once potential alarms are identified, they should then be rationalized.
As part of the TiPS rationalization training, process and instrumentation drawings along with console graphics are reviewed as an initial step for the alarm identification and classification. LogMate® and TiPSView tools provide a mechanism for monitoring alarm system performance, which often times is used to help you identify the need for potential alarm changes, additions or deletions. In brownfield operations, the existing alarm configuration in the Alarm KB (master alarm database) is typically reviewed against the Alarm Philosophy.