Alarm systems have developed over the last decade from hard wired indicators which were costly to configure and had limited space, to the cheap and highly configurable SCADA interfaces commonly implemented today. This transition has largely gone unregulated by company standards leading to the blanket implementation of alarms for everything and anything available without fully considering the impact on the operator. The result of this will impact the safety of a process plant through uncontrolled alarm changes and alarm flooding.
The objectives of this Alarm Management course are to develop the skills necessary to implement a site standard for alarm configuration, to be able to assess the performance of the current alarm system and to review existing alarms for their relevance. It will teach the participants how to regain control of site alarm systems and how to provide operators with only the relevant information that they require.
Course Duration: 2 day
Maximum number of attendees: 12
This course from PAS, the leaders in alarm management, will thoroughly cover the seven steps needed for an effective Alarm Management system. Basic and advanced topics on alarm management are covered, including details on understanding and applying the ANSI/ISA-18.2 standard on Alarm Management for the Process Industries. This course will provide a full understanding of effective alarm management, including business issues, industry standards and regulations, best practices, knowledge exchange, and a rigorous seven step methodology for achieving a highly effective alarm system. The presenter of this course is Ian Johnston, a certified PAS trainer. The course includes a copy of The Alarm Management Handbook, Second Edition.