Gassco – Kårstø – Alarm Management System in Control Room

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/13/2022, Location: Europe

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Gassco and its management of responsibilities for, competence with and maintenance of the alarm management system in the control room at the Kårstø onshore plant. This audit was conducted in 2021.

Background
In recent years, the PSA has undertaken a number of audits concerning follow-up of alarm systems on drilling facilities, at onshore plants and on production facilities.

This work has found that these alarm systems fail to meet the company’s requirements. Furthermore, other audits have identified high alarm rates and many standing alarms.

These findings suggest that deficiencies may be present in both follow-up of the systems and understanding of the impact high which alarm rates and many standing alarms may have on working conditions for control room operators.

The PSA audited the control rooms of most Norwegian offshore facilities and onshore plants in 2021.

Objective
The objective of the audit was to verify that the operator company follows up the alarm system and working conditions for control room operators in compliance with the regulations and the company’s internal requirements.

Results
We did not identify any non-conformities, but two improvement points were observed. This included

• Collection, processing and use of data
• Inadequate follow-up of alarm system

What happens now?
We have asked Gassco before 31 January 2022 to give us an assessment of the two improvement points.


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