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Improve It Turnaround Mindset

Posted in Refining, Reliability on Monday, July 25th, 2016. One comment so far
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The mindset in most plant and production facility turnarounds is to get things fixed as fast as possible in order to get the facility back on line. At the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting earlier this year, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo teamed with a leading Latin American refiner to provide ideas on enhancing […]

Intelligent Field Device Diagnostic Alarm Management

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Alarm Management, Asset Optimization on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Plant Alarm Management and Analysis, we highlighted the importance of managing plant alarms and the 2009 ratified alarm management standard, ANSI/ISA 18.2. Emerson’s Jonas Berge added a comment that I wanted to share with everyone in a separate blog post [some hyperlinks added]. Another important aspect of alarm management, apart from […]

Plant Alarm Management and Analysis

Posted in Alarm Management on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. 2 comments so far
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It’s almost like a Friday here in the US as we head into the 4th of July Independence Day weekend. Let’s end the short week with a YouTube video on alarm management by Emerson’s Kim VanCamp. In the 8:25 YouTube video, DeltaV Analyze, Kim opens by describing the importance of managing plant alarms and the […]

Improving Plant Operation through Better Alarm Management

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Operator Performance, Refining on Thursday, February 9th, 2012. No comments yet
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At the ARC Industry Forum this week in Orlando, Ergon‘s Steve Elwart shared how they have taken a systematic approach in managing alarms at the refinery to reduce unplanned downtime, avoid equipment failure, and improve operator performance. He opened with an incident surrounding a fired heater unit. Due to a flood of alarms, high tube […]

Economic, Environmental and Safety Implications in Alarm Management

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Operator Performance on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011. One comment so far
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Managing the alarms in a process manufacturing plant is typically a large part of a plant operator’s day. As process complexity has increased, the control system operator interface technologies have also had to improve to better communicate the abnormal conditions, which must be addressed. At a recent ISA France Section meeting, Emerson’s Hervé Gubernati presented […]