Alarm Management Case Studies
By implementing ProcessVue’s alarm management software from M.A.C. Solutions at its West Burton B gas-fired power station, EDF Energy can now perform accurate process alarm analysis on its alarm systems and has taken huge steps in rationalizing and reducing alarm loads on operators at the site.
By implementing ProcessVue’s alarm management software from MAC Solutions at its Bacton and Zeebrugge gas terminals, Interconnector UK (IUK) can now perform accurate alarm analysis across multiple systems and two terminals, providing an accurate picture of the number of alarms that operators have to deal with.
By implementing new alarm management and KPI reporting software from MAC Solutions, engineers at a UK-based biomass power station are now able to easily and quickly identify KPIs for alarm management trends and to analyse the root causes of plant upsets (i.e. events that lead to a loss of production).
A major US-based natural gas distribution utility company is using the ProcessVue alarm management software suite from MAC Solutions to manage alarms and report on process alarms across its operation. ProcessVue interfaces with the gas utility company’s legacy control system, allowing the company to effectively manage their alarms and provide natural gas services to more than 150,000 customers.
By replacing their sequence of events (SOE) system with ProcessVue software, Premier Oil’s Balmoral facility has experienced zero software outages since it was installed. The 100% reliability of ProcessVue ensures that data from safety-critical plant is always logged, enabling engineers to identify the cause of a plant upset, including the sequence of events leading up to this.
By implementing MAC Solutions’ ProcessVue alarm management and printer replacement software at Drax Power Station, Drax engineers now have the ability to easily identify alarm trends and to analyse the causes of any plant upsets, including the sequence of events (SOEs) leading up to a loss of production.