Honeywell Process Solutions announces a new alarm management software designed to increase efficiency in process industries. The new DynAMo Alarm Suite helps industrial plant operators identify and address the most important automation alarms, eliminating expensive nuisance alarms.
Process plants and pipelines rely on numerous automation systems to efficiently run their day-to-day operations. But these systems can generate thousands of alarms every day, many of which are not serious, requiring control room operators to quickly distinguish between routine process alarms and critical alarms that warn of operating problems or safety issues.
Honeywell’s new DynAMo Alarm Suite is an advanced alarm management software that reduces the overall number of alarms while helping operators focus and respond to the most critical alerts.
According to the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium, ineffective management of nuisance alarms can lead to incidents that cost the process industry billions of dollars, and pose an increased risk of fatigue and stress for operators who must constantly make instant decisions on the seriousness of the alarms.
DynAMo Alarm Suite leverages more than 20 years of alarm management experience in the process industries, helping users reduce overall alarm count by as much as 80 percent, identify maintenance issues, and increase visibility of critical alarms that require urgent attention.
DynAMo Alarm Suite’s customisable, role-based dashboard enables operators, engineers and managers to view the health of their alarm system at a glance. The new software is compatible with many mobile devices, enabling personnel to view alarm metrics at any time, from almost any location. This ease of access enables more frequent monitoring and faster corrective action, which helps alleviate a major fatigue factor of operators.
Vimal Kapur, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions Advanced Solutions business explains that operators forced to deal with hundreds of alarms at any given point in time can impact safety and process efficiencies.
The DynAMo Alarm Suite is an effective tool for optimising alarm management programs to prevent alarm floods and ‘chatter,’ and reduce operator stress. The software offers a layer of protection to minimise unplanned outages, safety incidents and environmental releases.
DynAMo Alarm Suite can be integrated with Honeywell’s industry-leading Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), as well as any other control system. Honeywell also offers alarm management consulting, services and support, with worldwide coverage.