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Wonderware Alarm Advisor

About Wonderware Alarm Adviser

Are nuisance alarms affecting your operators’ effectiveness by masking critical alarms? Are excessive alarms overwhelming operators instead of providing greater insight into plant operations?

Wonderware Alarm Adviser is scalable, Web-based alarm analysis software that guides you in managing the alarms that matter most in your plant or facility. It is designed to work with Wonderware InTouch and Wonderware System Platform

Key Benefits:
  • Greater insight into alarm data

  • Improved operator awareness and response time

  • Reduced risks of unscheduled downtime

  • Improved plant performance and reliability

Access to Process Alarm data, Anytime and Anywhere


Wonderware Alarm Adviser is powerful Web-based alarm analysis software that helps identify and rationalize nuisance alarms.

Alarm Analysis at Your Fingertips

It provides a single means of identifying frequent, standing, fleeting and consequential alarms, which can help your engineers quickly distinguish safety-critical alarms from routine alarms.

Who Benefits from Wonderware Alarm Adviser?

Alarm Adviser enables engineers to quickly identify trends within historic data, assess alarm system performance and discover the root cause(s) of abnormal situations in the plant. It gives engineers a complete overview of the plant and allows them to monitor the health of the plant on a regular basis.

Benefits for Engineers


  • Enables engineers to analyze plant processes, identify problems and optimize system performance

  • Facilitates the calibration of SCADA systems to reduce the overall quantity of alarms presented to operators

  • Helps discover correlation between alarms and identify alarms that are likely to trigger other alarms within a selected time period

  • Satisfies the need for a reliable software solution providing detailed system alarm analysis and benchmarking against industry standards

Benefits across the Organization
  • Minimizes the risk of unscheduled downtime

  • Helps increase plant productivity and reliability

  • Follows best practices and industry standards for effective alarm management

  • Provides an almost immediate payoff, start analyzing alarms within minutes of installation

Benefits for Operators


  • Improves the quality of alarm messages being presented to operator control stations

  • Helps reduce alarm quantity and improve the notification quality of alarm system(s)

  • Empowers operators with the right information at the right time to ensure the plant’s safety 

  • Saves time and effort required to diagnose plant upsets or incidents

  • Improves operator awareness and effectiveness

Wonderware Alarm Adviser Features

Get consolidated view of the alarm profile over time, analyze alarm patterns and identify nuisance alarms that can distract operators. Reduce alarm overload and improve the quality of alarms being presented to the control room, ensuring improved operator awareness and efficiency.

Putting Machine Data To Work Through Integration With Wonderware System Platform
  • Filter alarms for a given time period - by severity, time of day, day of week, plant area, alarm category.

  • Interactive timeline bar allows users to zoom in on a specific time range.

  • Create analysis reports for the most frequent, fleeting (short duration) and standing (long duration) alarms, and identify alarms that should be targeted first.

  • “Consequence” view facilitates the discovery of correlation between alarms. This information allows engineers to implement state-based suppression (a new feature in Wonderware System Platform) to greatly improve the ability for an operator to discover the root cause of an issue.

Customizable Dashboard

The customizable dashboard makes it possible to benchmark and maintain alarm system performance alarms for continuous process improvement. User configurable widgets can be added to the dashboard. 

  • Alarm Severity Distribution: Displays the distribution of alarm severity (critical, high, medium, low) in a specified period

  • Alarm Rate: Shows the peak or average alarm rate over a period of time for the selected interval per operator

Optimize Alarms: View a wide range of user configurable widgets through your dashboard. Set KPI targets and compare recent and past performance to track improvement over time

Unlimited Analysis Clients

Alarm Adviser allows unlimited number of analysis clients, which gives you freedom to add and use as many devices as you need.

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