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Alarm management (AM) services for refinery plants

Alarm systems in large modern industrial plants are an important component for their operators to prevent, control or mitigate dangerous situations so that safety in operation is not endangered. Because of the essential importance of a functioning alarm system, we were available to advise our customer on how to improve his alarm system.

Basic Facts

Industry Petrochemical Industry
ClientA leading petroleum and natural gas company
Time Frame2020-2021
Project LocationTaiwan
Main Services
Improvement of the existing Alarm Management with risk-based optimization consulting services according to ISA 18.2 / IEC 62682 / EEMUA Publication 191. The scope includes following selective Alarm Management life cycle stages:
  1. Philosophy
  2. Identification
  3. Rationalization
  4. Monitoring and assessment
  5. Management change
  6. Audit
Customer BenefitsThrough risk-based alarm management, the operator is able to
  • avoid flood of alarms
  • protect process plant uptime, safety and reduce losses
  • improve operator effectiveness
  • minimize impact of abnormal situations
Optimized alarm management ensures that correct alarms are delivered to operators, decreases operator erros and prevents the consequences of Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC).

Applied AIM services at a glance

About TÜV Rheinland

Looking back on over 145 years of experience as an independent consultant and partner to many of industry’s most prominent organizations, we understand the importance of plant integrity for their commercial success. In an era in which specialized knowledge is increasingly hard to come by, we can offer you expertise in a comprehensive Asset Integrity Management service package that examines your plant from multiple perspectives and develops customized, integrated solutions. Our AIM approach goes far beyond classic testing and certification services to provide long-term consulting, implementation support and security advice. The result is a stronger market position achieved through finely tuned value creation instruments that significantly minimize your risks and at the same time promote the growth of your business.