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Management of Alarm Systems (IC39M) Online

Length: 9 Modules
CEU Credits: 0.5
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

List Price: $1,800.00 USD
Member Price: $1,440.00 USD


This online course focuses on the key activities of the alarm management lifecycle provided in the ANSI/ISA18.2 standard, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries, and the IEC version, IEC62682. The activities include the alarm philosophy development, alarm rationalization, basic alarm design, advanced alarm techniques, HMI design for alarms, monitoring, assessment, management of change, and audit.

You will learn best practices to improve alarm system performance and methods to solve common alarm management problems. You will also learn the metrics to measure success in alarm management and requirements of the ANSI/ISA standard on Management of Alarm Systems.


You will be able to:

  • Develop an Alarm Management Philosophy
  • Identify alarms
  • Rationalize alarms, including classification and prioritization
  • Design basic alarms
  • Determine when advance alarm techniques should be used
  • Document alarms for operations
  • Design reports for monitoring and assessment of alarm system performance
  • Manage changes to alarm systems
  • Audit alarm systems

You will cover:

  • The Business Case for Alarm Management
  • The Common Problems in Alarm Systems
  • The Alarm Management Lifecycle
  • Philosophy
  • Identification
  • Rationalization
  • Basic Alarm Design
  • Advanced Alarm Design
  • HMI Design for Alarms
  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Monitoring and Assessment
  • Management of Change
  • Audit
  • Starting Points for Alarm Management
  • Sustaining Alarm Management

Includes ISA Standard:

  • ANSI/ISA18.00.02 Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries

Module 1 Alarm Management Drivers and Common Alarm Problems

Module 2 Alarm Lifecycle

Module 3 Alarm Philosophy

Module 4 Alarm Identification and Alarm Rationalization

Module 5 Detail Alarm Design

Module 6 Implementation, Operation and Maintenance

Module 7 Monitoring and Assessment of Alarms

Module 8 Change Management, Audits, and Getting Started

Module 9 Summary and Review