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Where Should Alarm Configurations Be Managed: Remote Device or SCADA Host?

There are many challenges with successfully implementing an effective program of pipeline alarm management. Even after you get everyone on the same page with definition and alarm philosophy, you still need to consider where and how to manage alarm configuration. There tends to be two schools of thought. Option 1, manage the alarm in the …

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What is an “Alarm”?

The word Alarm is used in the pipeline business to mean may things. Historically, anything that was annunciated by light, animation, sound or other means has been considered an alarm.  Under the PHMSA Control Room Management rule, pipeline operators are required to put in place formal alarm management programs in order to assure that pipeline …

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