SCADA Alarm Management and Control Room Management Audit
An interstate distribution company called on EN Engineering to perform a Control Room Management (CRM) audit, revise CRM plans and procedures, rationalize their SCADA alarms, and develop an Alarm Management Plan with related procedures.
To meet the Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors rule, the client wanted an independent review prior to PHMSA and State Commission audits. In addition, they wanted assistance revising and developing CRM and Alarm Management Plans, coupled with alarm rationalization, to comply with the Control Room Management requirements in 49 CFR 192.
To support the client’s continued Control Room Management development, EN Engineering completed the following project tasks:
Upon completion of these projects, the client was able to identify areas needing revision for compliance; define controller roles/responsibilities; define system operation and maintenance guidelines; and develop a concise set of relevant, actionable, and unique alarms.