Focus on the right things - at the right time.
Plants focus on monitoring their critical assets because of their high cost of failure. Most alarm systems are set-up poorly setting off 100s of alarms an hour.
How do you prioritize which alarm should be addressed first?
We need to gather data on all the alarms that have been fired by the system over the past week/month. This data should include the date and time the alarm was triggered, the type of alarm, and any other relevant information about the alarm.
Analyze the data it to identify any trends or patterns. This might involve looking for alarms that are consistently triggered at the same time of day or under similar conditions.
Identify problem areas
Identify specific areas of the system that are generating a high volume of alarms or are particularly prone to false alarms.
Adjust the alarm system
Armed with this information, the engineers can go in and adjust the alarm system to make it better. This might involve changing alarm thresholds, adjusting sensor settings, or making other modifications to the system.
Continuation of monitoring
Once the adjustments have been made, it's important to continue monitoring the system to ensure that the changes have been effective and that the alarm system is performing as expected.