The South African Council for Automation and Control will be hosting a webinar on the management of “bad actor” alarms.
The South African Council for Automation and Control will be hosting a webinar on the management of “bad actor” alarms. Abnormally high process alarm rates can
usually be traced back to a few “Bad Actor” alarms. These “Bad Actor” alarms are the result of instrument faults, poor DCS/SCADA configuration or process design. Excessive alarms to the operators create an active hindrance to their ability to act effectively as well as an operational culture of alarm acknowledgement without proper analysis. In this webinar we will present the work process of identifying the “Bad Actor” alarms and their resolution. A multi-disciplinary approach is required with active involvement from instrumentation, control systems and process. The application of this work process has yielded significant improvement in the performance of the alarm system. In some cases the average alarm rate has been reduced 10-fold.
Thursday 30 July 2020
Nirmal Narotam is the Managing Director PAS Automation Service South Africa and was previously principle engineer in industrial control systems at SASOL.
He obtained his BSc in chemical engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1994 and went on to complete a masters’ degree in engineering (Cum Laude) at the same university in 1999 on the application of artificial neural networks for industrial process control.
Who Should Attend
This webinar is ideal for all those who are interested in process safety, operations