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 ProcessVue Alarm Management Suite:

  • Culmination of over 20 years’ experience and expertise in managing alarms.
  • Increase operational efficiency using advanced alarm rationalisation tools.
  • Increased effectiveness during critical incidents and peak loading.
  • EEMUA 191 and ISA 18.2 KPI reporting.
  • Operational intelligence for the control room - KPI’s for the board room.
  • Connect all your control assets and get a plant-wide view of alarm performance.

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 ProcessVue SOE (Sequence of Events):

  • Powerful Alarm Historian with web-based clients.
  • Frequency analysis with distribution drill-down.
  • Export data in Excel, CSV, RTF and PDF at the click of a button.
  • Plant, Area and Unit Segregation using extensive alarm & event routing.
  • Recognise important alarm / events and configure actions in real-time.
  • CFR21.11 Data integrity using digital signatures.
  • Powerful & flexible parsing engine to normalise data across disparate systems.

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 ProcessVue Analyser:

  • Customised dashboards show alarm performance over the last 24 hr, 7 days, 30 days and 6 months.
  • Advanced reporting engine to EEMUA 191 and ISA 18.2 or customised reporting to in-house targets.
  • Identify bad actors in seconds.
  • Time in alarm recommendation engine identifies easy wins for rationalisation projects.
  • Active, stale and shelved alarm counts assist shift handover.
  • Generate and distribute reports according to your requirements and schedule with built in reporting engine.

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 ProcessVue Guardian:

  • Powerful Master Alarm Database.
  • Comprehensive Management of Change functionality.
  • Follows current alarm management standards and guidelines.
  • Tailored to fit your site’s  alarm philosophy requirements.
  • Configurable consequence, operator response tables and priority matrices.
  • Alarm response manual functionality.
  • Control system independent.
  • Comprehensive template management.
  • Supports Multiple Teams and Projects via Web-based client.

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 ProcessVue Alarm Notification System Support:

  • Immediate and targeted notification to the relevant recipients.
  • Set up teams and priorities according to your needs.
  • Short messages (SMS) to alert operators working offsite via mobile phone or pager.
  • Email the alarms detected and their context.
  • Smartphone notifications using Android and IOs based devices.
  • Supported Systems: Alert, Win911 and Videc AIP.

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 Alarm Management Services:

  • Benchmark Assessments.
  • Alarm Philosophy Document Generation.
  • Alarm Rationalisation Project Management/Delivery.
  • Nuisance Alarm Remediation.
  • Advanced Alarm Handling.

 Installation Services:

  • Connectivity to all alarm data sources.
  • Parsing of all alarm data.
  • System testing.
  • Operator training.
  • System handover.

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A properly managed alarm system has become an integral and critical part of any production and process facility. EEMUA 191 since it was first published in 1999 became the de facto guideline to which industry looked for guidance and good practise on alarm management and alarm management systems. Today, we have a set of standards such as IEC 62682 and in the UK - BS 62682.

To establish a system based on these standards and guidelines or merely ascertain if a current system is working effectively and within the KPI’s set out in these regulatory documents, alarm data must be continuously collected and analysed. With many disparate sources of alarm data from multiple control system vendors, just collecting data can be a challenge in itself.

The ProcessVue Suite of software has been developed with the benefit of over 40 years’ experience in alarm management systems. The architecture has been designed to allow interfacing with virtually any control system, bringing all data into a standard configurable format, for simple Sequence of Event display, high level Key Performance Indicator reporting and analysis and Master Alarm Database (MADb) for rationalisation and documentation.

 

 Operations

  • Measure and reduce operator workload.
  • Highlight problematic equipment.
  • Aid Incident Investigation.

Control & Maintenance

  • Consolidates alarm and event data.
  • Benchmark alarm performance against global standards.
  • Concentrate Maintenance on bad actors.

 

IT Department

  • Web Based clients means easy roll-out and reduced maintenance costs.
  • VM support reduces hardware footprint and saves money.

Enterprise

  • Analyse and compare plants.
  • Increase plant performance and reliability.
  • Low cost adoption and maintenance.
  • Reduce downtime and increase profits.

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About us

Founded in 1996, MAC Solutions specialise in helping customers select and source appropriate systems to leverage their plant control and automation systems. Our solutions collect data securely from these systems and provide analytical and visualisation tools for production, maintenance and business planning.

Built on the foundations of the SOE system; ProcessVue Analyser enhances the easy to use Web Client by adding real-time dashboards and a reporting engine based on industry best practices and standards. ProcessVue Analyser is a valuable tool in any alarm improvement project enabling rapid identification of Bad Actors and can even suggest changes to alarm settings that will positively impact alarm loads.

Analysis based on industry standards & guidelines.

ProcessVue Analyser is aligned with the most recognised standards and guidelines such as:

  • EEMUA 191
  • ISA 18.2

  • IEC 62682
  • BS 62682

 

Sequence of Events

All the functionality of the ProcessVue SOE product which gives you full control of the Sequence of Events.

  • Search and Filter on any field.
  • Leave comments on any alarm or event.
  • Expand on filtered results to create cause & effect lists.
  • Export to Excel and PDF.

Enhanced frequency analysis

In addition to the already feature rich frequency analysis tool found in ProcessVue SOE; Analyser enhances this with the following:

  • Perform analysis on the entire data range (SOE is limited to the last 250k messages).
  • Fast analysis on any tag using an interactive tag search function.

Real-time dashboards

ProcessVue Analyser introduces a set of unique real-time dashboards with graphical represenations of the current alarm performance. The dashboards automatically update giving you the latest performance information without touching a mouse!

  • Real-time dashboards show alarm performance over the last 24 hr, 7 days, 30 days and 6 months.
  • The 24 hour dashboard also calculates and displays the current EEMUA 191 performance, Active, Stale and Shelved alarm counts.
  • The Dashboards are also available in a report format, giving you the power to generate these reports when needed.

Comprehensive collection of reports

ProcessVue Analyser introduces a powerful yet easy to use reporting engine accompanied by a comprehensive set of standard reports:

Most Frequent

Alarms by Tag
Alarms by Tag whilst shelved
Interventions by Tag
Shelved by Tag
Acknowledgements by tag
Alarm Actions by Tag

Tag Analysis

Alarm Pattern

Duration Reports

Alarm Duration summary
Alarm Duration detail
Flood duration detail
Operator Response summary

KPI Reports

Alarm Rates
Alarm Performance

Alarm Detail

Active Alarms
Stale Alarms
Shelved Alarms
Chattering Alarms
Fleeting Alarms
Clean Alarms

Distribution by

Alarm Status
Priority
Plant
Area
Unit
Operator
Console

Report filters

Report data can be refined using an easy to use filtering system. For example, you can apply a filter to the frequency analysis report to give you just the top 10 priority 1 alarms, or priority one alarms from a particular plant area or unit

  • Apply filters to the reports using Include and/or Exclude controls.
  • Filter by Tag, Description, Priority, Plant, Plant Area, Unit and many more.
  • Save popular or heavily used filters for later use.
  • Link popular reports to a button on the interface for quick access.
  • Apply saved filters to automated reports.
  • Edit the filters using simple SQL code.

Fully automated reporting engine

The reporting engine also comes with a fully automated scheduler as standard. This allows you automatically generate any report or group of reports at any time of day. Want to know what alarms are on the shelf at shift change over? – No problem.

  • A Fully programmable report scheduler.
  • Schedule a single report or groups of multiple reports.
  • Automatically print, store or email the reports.
  • Automatically apply your pre-defined filters to the generated reports.

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