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Challenge Alarm management is a key element of managing the operational risk of every facility. However, poorly performing alarm systems – plagued by alarm floods, inaccurate alarms and suppressed alarms – diminish situation awareness and continue to negatively impact plant production and safety. PAS AlarmManagement™ Simplify and improve alarm management to increase safety, operator effectiveness and profitability. Key Benefits: • Improves operator detection and response to abnormal situations • Avoids upset conditions that may impact production • Enables immediate, significant reduction of nuisance alarms • Facilitates regulatory compliance Solution An effective alarm system optimization strategy, one that leverages a proven methodology enabled by software automation, addresses these challenges, making operators more effective during abnormal situations. PAS, part of Hexagon, is the pioneer in this field and has defined industry best practices for effective alarm management in The Alarm Management Handbook (also available from the ISA as Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide). For more than 20 years, we have helped processing and power plants around the world optimize their alarm systems using a proven, comprehensive, seven-step methodology comprising these steps: 1. Alarm Philosophy 2. Data Collection and Benchmarking 3. Bad-Actor Alarm Resolution 4. Alarm Documentation and Rationalization 5. Alarm Audit and Enforcement 6. Real-Time Alarm Management 7. Alarm System Control and Maintenance Our leadership and extensive experience have produced the industry's most widely accepted alarm management software, PAS AlarmManagement. AlarmManagement helps you implement industry-wide best practices to optimize alarm systems, improve operator effectiveness and achieve compliance. Solution Sheet

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