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Alarm Management for Process Control by Douglas H. Rothenberg

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CHAPTER 10

Life Cycle Management

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors…. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

—Albert Einstein

A fter implementation, that new alarm system will be humming! Everything is fresh. The problem to be solved was met full on. The prize for doing the job well was clear. Everyone was watching, helping, and wishing success. But later, when the “new” drifts into the “commonplace” and other pressing matters gain the upper hand, that is another situation. This chapter reviews the design and execution of a plan to continually assess the new alarm system’s performance (your plant performance) to assure continued benefits. See Figure 10.2.1 for the ...

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