Though, Alarm Management has been adopted as a highly important element for safe operations by global operators, Indian industries have now started considering it seriously for their existing and upcoming facilities.
This article outlines the evolution of Alarm Management over a period of time, development of relevant standards and guidelines. It also gives information about key aspects of prevalent standards. The article provides information on key activities involved in alarm management i.e. alarm definition, characteristics, identification, rationalization, suppression techniques that helps achieve KPIs and benchmarks defined by standards.