Accession Number:

ADA347812

Title:

Loss-Prevention and Risk-Mitigation by Reducing False-Alarms in Equipment Protection Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TRIP-A-LARM CORP DEERFIELD BEACH FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Like death and taxes Equipment Protection System failures alarms are undesirable, unpredictable, unwarranted, and unexplainable. 95 of industrial alarms are false, 99 in aircraft, and 99.9 in security systems. They excite management, incite environmentalists, spur regulatory agencies, and frighten many. Product loss and wasted resources are obvious consequences. Not so obvious is the negative impact on safety. Fail-safe... shutdown upon failure... doesnt make the situation safer. Instead, theres a high-risk of damage or catastrophe during restart.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE