EDC Will Use Honeywell Forge Alarm Management to Improve Safety and Performance

  • December 17, 2021
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EDC Will Use Honeywell Forge Alarm Management to Improve Safety and Performance
EDC Will Use Honeywell Forge Alarm Management to Improve Safety and Performance

Dec. 14, 2021 - Honeywell announced that Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the leading renewable energy producer in the Philippines, will improve safety and performance at its sites by implementing Honeywell Forge Alarm Management to optimize the performance of industrial alarm systems.
Companies use alarms in control systems to help ensure that industrial processes perform in a manner that protects people, equipment and the environment. Honeywell Forge Alarm Management brings robust management to industrial alarm systems to better ensure that control room operators receive alerts about abnormal situations that may require intervention to avoid potential incidents.
EDC will implement the Honeywell Forge Alarm Management suite, including the new Alarm Performance Optimizer module, at seven of its sites in the Philippines. The solution will enable EDC to improve operational efficiency and safety, monitor compliance with corporate alarm guidelines and enhance alarm management across its sites.
“Ensuring safer and dependable operations is essential for EDC to provide an uninterrupted supply of clean renewable energy to the Philippines. We are utilizing Alarm Management as a key element in our Process Safety framework to achieve this,” said Engr. Liberato S. Virata, senior vice president and head of EDC’s Facilities Operations & Maintenance Group. “Honeywell Forge Alarm Management suite and Alarm Performance Optimizer will provide a robust solution that helps us identify and resolve issues such as overloaded alarm systems or those lacking appropriate operator guidance. They will deliver centralized capabilities that improve the efficiency of our alarm management processes across our seven sites.”

Alarm system performance may degrade over time due to inadequate maintenance. This can result in recurring false alarms and operator overload. According to testing by Honeywell, average results from Alarm Performance Optimizer can deliver up to a 25% reduction in alarm rationalization cycle time, up to a 15% improvement in operator response times and up to 10% reduction in console alarm loads, in addition to the benefits already obtained from other Honeywell Forge Alarm Management modules.
“Companies can face a significant challenge managing tens of thousands of alarms, often across multiple sites,” said Anand Vishnubhotla, chief product officer, Honeywell Connected Industrial. “As more organizations centralize their alarm management processes, the capabilities of Alarm Performance Optimizer enable organizations to centrally assess the health of each site’s alarm systems to identify underperformance and improve configuration to help ensure efficiency and safer operations.”

About Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer and more sustainable.

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