A poorly functioning alarm system is often noted as a contributing factor to the seriousness of upsets, incidents, and major accidents.
Significant alarm system improvement is needed in most industries utilizing computer based SCADA or distributed control systems; it is a massively common and serious problem. Most companies have become aware of the need to thoroughly investigate and understand their alarm system performance.
Alarm management is a fast-growing, high profile topic in the process industries. It is the subject of constant articles in the trade journals and at various technical society meetings and symposia.
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