The First Out Report provides a snapshot style visualization of plant upsets in order of alarm activations. Using a proprietary grouping and sorting algorithm, the LogMate First Out Report identifies upsets and displays associated alarms sorted by chronological activation order. The LogMate First Out Report is used during incident reviews to provide insight into root causes. Engineers can also use the report as a design tool for eliminating duplicate, redundant, or cascading alarms. The First Out Report is available with the LogMate ACE alarm analysis module.