Todd Stauffer, exida’s Director of Alarm Management co-authored an article for the April Issue of Chemical Processing Magazine titled “Making Some Alarming Moves.”
Most process plants strive to enhance their productivity and extend their asset life. One of the easiest and most effective ways to achieve such improvements is to address alarm system problems that undermine operator performance. After all, operators typically have more influence on product quality, raw material usage and energy utilization than any other production variable. Even at the most highly automated plants, yield, rate, quality and resource utilization often vary shift to shift because of operator impact.