Article | October 17, 2018

How Alarmed Should You Be About Operator Effectiveness?

Source: ABB Inc.

In order to optimize control of a water or wastewater treatment plant (WTP/WWTP), it is important to understand what is going on within the process. But as processes and control systems become more sophisticated, maximizing operator effectiveness becomes more complex as well.

A well-planned alarm and control strategy can make a significant difference between giving plant operators valuable decision-making information and confusing them with disjointed, complex data points. This article highlights key strategies for foreseeing problems in advance, fixing them faster, and having a higher success rate by maximizing operator effectiveness.