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    Alarm Management for Process Control, Second Edition: A Best-Practice Guide for Design, Implementation, and Use of Industrial Alarm Systems

    By Douglas H. Rothenberg



    This second edition elevates alarm management from a fragmented collection of procedures, metrics, experiences, and trial-and-error, to the level of a technology discipline. It provides a complete treatment of best practices in alarm management. The technology and approaches found here provide the opportunity to completely understand the what, the why, and the how of successful alarm systems. No modern industrial enterprise, particularly in such areas as chemical processing, can operate without a secure and reliable infrastructure of alarms and controls—they are an integral part of all production management and control systems. Improving alarm management is an effective way to provide operators with high-value support and guidance to successfully manage industrial plant operations. Readers will find:

    • Recommendations and guidelines are developed from fundamental concepts to provide powerful technical tools and workable approaches.
    • Alarms are treated as indicators of abnormal situations, not simply sensor readings that might be out of position.
    • Alarm improvement is intimately linked to infrastructure management, including the vital role of plant maintenance to alarm management, the need to manage operators’ charter to continue to operate during abnormal situations vs. cease operation, and the importance of situation awareness without undue reliance upon alarms

    The ability to appreciate technical issues is important, but this book requires no previous specific technical, educational, or experiential background. The style and content are very accessible to a broad industrial audience from board operator to plant manager. All critical tasks are explained with work flow processes, examples, and insight into what it all means. Alternatives are offered everywhere to enable users to tailor-make solutions to their particular sites.





    About the Author

    Doug Rothenberg is founder and President of D-RoTH, Inc., a leading world-class consulting firm in all areas of alarm management systems for industrial manufacturing and technology providers, based in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, a MS in electrical engineering from Case Institute of Technology, and a PhD in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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      Item Details:

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      Copyright: 2018
      Length:  688 pages
      ISBN: 9781947083349
      Available Formats: Hardback
      Publisher: Momentum Press

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