Whenever we talk about alarm data in control systems for the process industry, we cannot avoid the management of an alarm database, else the alarm system will be a mess. Hence, we often see unorganized processes with up to thousands of alarms per day. The mishap is more than a nuisance for the daily operation of the plant, but it is also with safety implications. This is a series of webinars that aims to introduce everyone to Alarm Management based on ISA 18.2/IEC 62682, with the supplement of the fundamentals from Data Science and Data Analytics.
This week, we are talking about the root causes of alarms. We will explore the philosophy of the 5 whys in data analysis and how it is used in alarm management.