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Honeywell updates DynAMo alarm and operations management software

October 302015
Honeywell updates DynAMo alarm and operations management software

October 30, 2015 - Honeywell Process Solutions introduced updated its DynAMo Alarm and Operations Management software to help process industries better manage operations and alarms.

By combining Honeywell’s alarm management software with its operations management software, DynAMo now delivers operations integrity through better plant safety, availability and compliance. The solution provides a single unified platform and user experience for all operations integrity functions. It is also a scalable offering that allows customers to start with simple Alarm Management or Operator Logbook and adding other functions over time to enable a fully integrated Operations Integrity solution.

DynAMo is enabled by Honeywell Pulse, a mobile application that allows users to remotely monitor critical alarms or events. Honeywell Pulse sends customized, real-time plant performance notifications to a users’ smartphone and provides connectivity and collaboration tools to assist with issue resolution.

DynAMo is vendor neutral, working with any vendor’s control system in addition to Honeywell’s Experion distributed control system (DCS) platform.

DynAMo Alarm and Operations Management is a comprehensive set of software enabling operational management, with rigorous compliance to global standards for alarm management and integrity operating windows, including API 584, EEMUA 191, ISA 18.2 and IEC 62682.

DynAMo’s unified, scalable solution is designed to solve any site’s alarm and operations management issues. Functions of the full solution include advanced alarm management metrics, master alarm databases, integral DCS operator alarm help, operations monitoring for integrity operating windows, limit repositories and smart electronic shift logs for secure shift handover processes – all seamlessly linked together to drive operational excellence.

As a result, users have experienced increased throughput, reduced outages and safety incidents, plus improved equipment reliability, lower maintenance costs while drastically reducing operator errors and oversights at critical shift handovers.

“With more than 2,500 installations in more than 750 sites worldwide, DynAMo’s large installed base demonstrates unparalleled customer confidence in a product that offers a wide range of field-proven benefits for a fast return on investment,” said Tyron Vardy, product director, HPS Advanced Solutions business. “It can reduce alarms by up to 80 percent, and reduce root cause analysis time by 60 percent over conventional methods. It can also increase throughput by up to 8 percent and cut energy consumption by up to 5 percent, with a typical return on investment of less than 3 months.”

“Alarm management concepts have been around for decades to help operators see pertinent alarms more clearly.  However, the goal isn’t about reducing alarms. It’s about getting to the right decisions quickly,” said Mark Sen Gupta, senior consultant ARC Advisory Group. “By integrating alarm management with operations management, this new solution from Honeywell should help reduce one of largest causes of incidents in the process industries: operator error.”

Honeywell Process Solutions business is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining industries.

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