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Risk based alarm design: A systems approach


Ahmed, S and Gabbar, HA and Chang, Y and Khan, FI, Risk based alarm design: A systems approach, Proceedings of the 2011 4th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes, 23-26 May 2011, Hangzhou, China, pp. 42-47. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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A systems approach to design, analyze and prioritize alarms is proposed. By a system, we refer to a set of variables within a process. An alarm is activated based on the risk associated with the state of the variables in a system. The objectives are to integrate risk estimation with alarm design and to reduce the number of alarms by assigning them to sets of variables instead of single ones. Also based on the relationships among the variables in a system, the future risk associated with the present state of the variables is evaluated. Thus the proposed method has a predictive capability that allows more time to take corrective actions. The applicability of the proposed procedure is demonstrated using the example of a tank process.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:corrective actions, predictive capabilities, risk estimation, risk-based, systems approach, design, process control, risk perception, alarm systems
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120799
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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