The number of process parameters that can be tracked and measured had grown from a few hundred tags in the early days of industrial control systems to tens of thousands of tags across distributed control systems for an entire facility. This information while extremely useful, can often become overwhelming and burdensome if it isn’t properly configured and stored, the leading issue being alarms and events for these data points. Moreover, as equipment ages, many setpoints shift due to wearing and erosion, which adds to alarm noise and clutter. These distractions can be bothersome for managers who might overlook key performance issues, and downright disastrous for operators who might miss critical alarms.
INTECH’s alarm analytics are a result of the evolution of our Alarm Management Systems, these solutions feature our standard alarm management product complete with rationalization, dynamic suppression, and reporting. Additionally, our solution suite has evolved to take this data up the enterprise layer and show advanced historical and real-time analytics for detailed reviews.