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exida Presenting and Exhibiting at 2017 Emerson Global User Exchange


  September 06, 2017

exida will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2017 Emerson Global User Exchange to be held October 2-6, 2017 in Minneapolis,MN. Stop by Booth #220 during exhibit hours.  Also, Iwan van Beurden, exida Chief Technology Officer, Kate Hildenbrandt, exida Software Sales Engineer, Todd Stauffer, exida Director of Alarm Management, and Loren Stewart, exida Safety Engineer, are among the presenters at this year’s event.

This year we will be showcasing some of our newest products and services that reduce engineering time and minimize risk.

  • Automatic Configuration of DeltaV SIS Logic – The Proof of Concept debut of a plug-in to our industry-leading exSILentia tool that allows DeltaV SIS configuration logic and design documentation (C&E Matrix) to be created automatically from your SIL Verification calculations and requirements specification.
  • Move data from PHA high risk hazard scenarios into LOPA with the push of a button - Inputs that are defined in the Process Hazard Analysis tool (e.g., causes, safeguards) are instantly populated for Layer of Protection Analysis (e.g., initiating events and independent protection layers).
  • Seamlessly create database for tracking of SIS demands, proof test results, failures, and maintenance activities from SIL Verification – SIF component information is imported into your plant hierarchy within the SILStat tool.
  • Configure Alarm Flood Suppression Logic in DeltaV from Rationalization tool – Use SILAlarm to effortlessly configure Emerson’s Alarm Flood Suppression modules (triggering conditions, suppression behavior, dynamic prioritization, alarms to suppress) and faceplates.

exida industry experts will be delivering the following presentations during the conference:


3-14971 - SIS 101: The Basics of Functional Safety

The purpose of this course is to provide the attendee with a basic understanding of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), the associated standards, commonly used terminology, and the fundamental requirements for IEC 61511 and IEC 61508. This course will discuss the HAZOP to the LOPA analysis, and then decipher probability of failure on demand (pfd) and architectural requirements. Additional discussion on topics related to the Operational Phase of the safety lifecycle will also be covered, including validation and proof testing, partial stroke testing, proof test coverage, and control of modifications. Questions will be highly encouraged.

exida Presenter: Loren Stewart
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Presentation Type: Short Course


3-14968 - 10.    It’s Hit the Fan, So Flush Meaningless Alarms using Alarm Flood Suppression

The period after an equipment trip or shutdown is one of the most stressful and challenging times for operators. Part of the challenge stems from alarm floods; when the operator gets more alarms than they can respond to. If unabated, alarm floods can lead to a loss of situation awareness, the missing of alarms, operator error, or an incident. Alarm floods are one of the hardest alarm management issues to solve. This presentation will discuss Ashland’s journey to eliminate alarm floods using DeltaV’s Alarm Flood suppression modules and exida’s SILAlarm tool. It will discuss the design process (identification of flood scenarios, alarms to be suppressed, trigger conditions), the implementation (how was it configured in DeltaV and tested), the results (feedback from operators), and next steps.

exida Presenter: Todd Stauffer
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Presentation Type: Workshop


1-14821 - DeltaV SIS Logic Configuration, Done With a Click of a Button!

The conceptual design of a SIF/SIS and the associated SRS define the requirements for the application program logic for a DeltaV SIS system. Manually interpreting and converting the requirements is time consuming and can be error prone. In many cases, logic creation starts prior to requirements completion due to schedule needs. Subsequent rework provides another opportunity for fault introduction. Automating the logic creation ensures consistency, allows a start once all requirements are finalized, and generates the logic with a click of a button. This workshop will describe how the DeltaV SIS Configurator was used on a project to generate the application program logic, reviewing the project steps, and providing an overview of the time saved by automatically configuring DeltaV SIS logic.

exida Presenter: Iwan van Beurden and Kate Hildenbrandt
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Presentation Type: Workshop


Meet the Experts - Alarm Management Tips & Tricks

An effective alarm management program provides in-depth, in-context operator guidance for consistent and timely responses. Learn from experts how to get clear and precise information from your alarm management system. Also, see how the new DeltaV Mobile app can be used to provide notifications, regardless of location, so that experts can collaborate with operators to resolve issues more quickly, and with more certainty.

exida Presenter: Todd Stauffer
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Presentation Type: Panel

Meet the Experts - Safety Instrumented Systems Tips & Tricks

In this open discussion forum the expert panel will discuss major trends and topics related to Saftey Instrumented Systems (SIS) including: SIS Energy Efficiency, Safety Lifecycle, and Cybersecurity on an Integrated SIS. You will have an opportunity to pose questions and participate in the discussion on how to reach safety goals.

exida Presenter: Iwan van Beurden
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time:  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Presentation Type: Panel