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Optimize Processes and Recordkeeping for Alarm Management

Pipeline operators can find it challenging to advance from basic alarm rationalization to a full Alarm Management program. We provide operators with the tools they need to take the next step toward operating safely, efficiently, and in full compliance with the PHMSA Control Room Management Rule (CRM Rule) requirements for alarm management.

We also help you optimize alarm management processes in alignment with your Control Room Management Plan (CRMP) and ensure proper recordkeeping so that you can achieve Natural Compliance.

Your operation needs processes and procedures, a monthly review of alarms, appropriate recordkeeping, and the ability to produce records demonstrating compliance with the CRM Rule. We meet these needs through our alarm management solution, ALMgr.

Components of Our Alarm Management Solution

Alarm Philosophy

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  • Establish alarm definitions.
  • Configure and document alarms.
  • Prepare to identify bad actors or false alarms.
  • Validate alarms in the SCADA system.

ALMgr Rationalize

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  • Manage the alarm rationalization process.
  • Assist with controller response to alarms.
  • Support the full Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.

Analysis and Reporting

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  • Create monthly alarm reports that comply with the CRM Rule.
  • Generate analytical reports exceeding CRM requirements.
  • Analyze reports to improve operational efficiency.

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The EnerSys Natural Compliance Philosophy

Regulatory compliance is best achieved when it is in the natural outflow of the actions, attitudes, behavior, and culture of your operation. Consider our philosophy to help your operation achieve natural compliance.

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Leverage Our Philosophy

Plan

Understand each stakeholder’s responsibility for natural compliance.

Do

Update and align plans, procedures, and policies with PHSMA CRM Rule.

Act

Gather feedback, analyze lessons learned, and document improvement.

Check

Ensure personnel are trained and equipped to perform tasks in a naturally compliant manner.

The Alarm Management Suite

Introducing
Alarm Management Suite for Midstream and Pipeline Operations

Screen Shot 2017 02 12 at 6.09.10 PMALMgr contains tools, features, and documentation for managing the alarm rationalization process, assisting controller alarm response through alarm response sheets, and generating alarm analytic reports that exceed PHMSA Control Room Management (CRM) requirements for alarm management [49 CFR 192.631(e) and 195.446(e)].

The heart of the Alarm Management Suite is ALMgr™, which incorporates a full set of tools to streamline alarm rationalization and analysis, including tools for calculating alarm system configuration KPIs and alarm activation KPIs.  From this information, you can identify alarm floods, chattering alarms, fleeting alarms, or perform further analysis as desired.

Key benefits from the Alarm Management Suite:

  • Cut-and-Paste “cuts” rationalization cost in half!
  • Create Alarm Response Sheets during rationalization process
  • Analytical reports identify “bad actor” alarms

To find out more on ALMgr visit the ALMgr page.

ALMgr alarm management software by enersys corporation in hosuton, texas.

 

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