• Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (IC39C)


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    Length: 1 day
    CEU Credits: 0.7
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Description:

    This course focuses on the key activities of the alarm management lifecycle provided in the ANSI/ISA18.00.02 standard, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries. The activities include the alarm philosophy development, alarm rationalization, basic alarm design, advanced alarm techniques, Human Machine Interface (HMI) design for alarms, monitoring, assessment, management of change, and audit.

    You will be able to:

    • Develop an Alarm Management Philosophy
    • Identify types of alarms
    • Discuss rationalization, classification, and prioritization of alarms
    • 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
    • Test and 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

    Lab and Classroom Exercises:

    • Alarm identification
    • Alarm objective analysis
    • Alarm classification
    • Alarm prioritization
    • Alarm monitoring

    Recommended Resources: Alarm Management: Seven Effective Methods for Optimum Performance, by Bill R. Hollifield and Eddie Habibi

    Includes ISA Standard:

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

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

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