ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases "Alarm Management: Seven Effective Methods for Optimum Performance" - Update to Press Release of 16 April 07
Research Triangle Park, NC (7 June 2007) - ISA recently announced the publication of "Alarm Management: Seven Effective Methods for Optimum Performance" by Bill R. Hollifield and Eddie Habibi of PAS in Houston, Texas.
This book describes how properly designed and maintained alarm systems dramatically improve plant safety, reliability, and profitability. Using a seven step approach, the authors explain how to improve the performance process control alarm systems, including benchmarking alarm system performance against industry best practices, developing a detailed and comprehensive alarm philosophy document, proven methods for solving common alarm problems, rationalizing alarms, and applying real-time alarm management optimization strategies.
Combining more than a decade of research with experience from alarm management professionals, this comprehensive resource shares field-proven methodology that has enabled industrial plants worldwide to improve alarm management systems and their responsiveness to abnormal situations.
The authors plan to conduct interviews with editors of industrial publications. In order to set up an interview, please contact Hal Green of Advertas Consulting at (713) 914-8615. An informative web seminar is also planned for later this month and will be made available on ISA's website.
For more information on this resource, or any of the resources that ISA offers, visit www.isa.org/books.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).