Alarm Sentinel

by Dimension Software Ltd

Alarm Sentinel for the PI System combines your SCADA/DCS alarms and PI System data. Rich functionality/browser based it provides insights for post event analysis.

Solution Overview

How do you view, correlate and analyse alarms and events? Our Alarm and Event solution for the PI System pulls together your SCADA/DCS alarms and traditional PI System data. Fully interactive, live, HTML5 based, with rich functionality, Alarm Sentinel gives valuable insights for post event analysis, reporting, notifications and alarm management. Manage nuisance alarms using our KPI functionality including alarm rates, priority distribution along with chattering and standing alarms. Add documents such as Standard Operating Procedures to your alarm sources to provide control room operators with easy to access, relevant instructions to manage that alarm. Got a high temperature alarm? Trend it, identify past occurrences, add comments & documents or sign up for future alarms via our notification feature. All self service with an easy to use browser based website.

Provide easy correlation of your DCS alarms with your traditional PI System data, unlocking unprecedented integration between the two. Easy access to key information for operational staff through to plant and asset managers. Sign up for live or daily alerts to receive immediate advisory when certain plant issues occur. Use your existing PI System infrastructure. Alarm Management KPI's make it easy to create actionable insights into your nuisance alarms.

Solution Approach

We leverage your existing PI System infrastructure to collect the Alarms and Events from your DCS/SCADA via existing PI Interfaces such as OPCAE and UFL. Our fully configurable engine collects and parses the data from the PI System into SQL for live, rich, interactive browser based access. All engines run as Windows Services and are flexible and configurable via the HTML5 based user interface.



  • Fully HTML5 based, accessible from any device
  • Alarm management KPIs
  • Comprehensive search features with live updates
  • Easy to configure email notifications and reports


  • Combine DCS/SCADA alarms with your PI System data to provide advanced productivity
  • Manage nuisance alarms
  • Fast, easy roll out using your existing PI System infrastructure

PI System Requirements

PI System version 3.4.390 or later, PI System Access (PSA) License

Solution Type

Asset Management, Condition Based Maintenance, Control Loop Monitoring, Data Aggregation, Environmental Compliance, Visualization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Material
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Data Center
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Facilities
  • Food & Beverages

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Evaluate Quality, Increase Asset Health & Uptime, Manage Risk & Regulatory, Advance Safety Performances


Applications for the PI System

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