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Alarm Rationalization with SILAlarm

SILAlarm™ is a tool for facilitating and documenting the results of alarm rationalization in a master alarm database. It was developed in accordance with the ISA-18.2 standard “Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries” and EEMUA 191. SILAlarm guides a rationalization team through a systematic, tailorable process of reviewing, justifying and documenting the design of each alarm.

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Our portfolio includes software tools for process hazard analysis (PHA), alarm rationalization, and Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Design. Our flagship product (exSILentia®) is the world’s best-selling tool for SIL Verification.

Tool Training Courses

We offer a range of tool training courses for professionals in the process industry, from basic to advanced concepts. We also offer customized training options available upon request.

Students benefit from exida's in-depth knowledge and expertise , enabling them to fully understand how to use their powerful engineering tools effectively and effieciently.

Alarm Rationalization with SILAlarm

Attendees will learn how to conduct alarm rationalization of greenfield (new) or brownfield (existing) applications in order to optimize performance of their alarm systems. The class immerses participants in discussion and hands on exercises which have been designed to demonstrate the best practices and requirements for rationalization as taken from the ISA-18.2 alarm management standard and EEMUA 191 guideline. The class focuses on how rationalization can lead to improved operator performance by eliminating / preventing common alarm problems such as nuisance / chattering / stale alarms, incorrect priority, alarm overload, and alarm floods. It also includes a discussion on tips and tricks for creating an alarm philosophy document, such as how to effectively define the “rules” for rationalization. Exercises will use exida’s SILAlarm rationalization tool.

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exSILentia: Process Hazard Analysis with PHAx

The full power of the HAZOP technique, now universally accepted as a vital tool for process risk analysis, can only be realized with skilful leaders and trained participants. This course guides you through the preparation, execution and follow-up to make HAZOP successful and efficient. Through copious hands-on exercises and case studies, you will be guided through the most common HAZOP methodologies including the enhanced HAZOP/LOPA method, show the pitfalls to avoid, and demonstrate how a good HAZOP acts as a springboard for other safety lifecycle activities.  Practical examples will be illustrated using PHAxTM, a component of exida’s acclaimed exSILentia® software suite.

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exSILentia: SIL Selection and SIL Verification

Attendees will learn how to perform Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection and Verification using the advanced capabilities of exSILentia® . This will help users determine the required risk reduction for each hazard scenario and the achieved risk reduction for each identified Safety Instrumented Function (SIF). The class will also cover interfacing with Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) results, documentation of the Safety Requirements Specification (SRS), and operational aspects such as proof testing.

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HAZOP/LOPA - Hazard and Operability/Layer of Protection Analysis

The full power of the HAZOP technique, now universally accepted as a vital tool for process risk analysis, can only be realized with skilful leaders and trained participants. This training, led by one of exida’s seasoned and highly regarded HAZOP facilitators, guides you through the preparation, execution and follow-up to make HAZOP successful and efficient. Through copious hands-on exercises and case studies, our coach will guide you through the most common HAZOP methodologies including the enhanced HAZOP/LOPA method, show the pitfalls to avoid, and demonstrate how a good HAZOP acts as a springboard for other safety lifecycle activities. Practical examples will be illustrated using PHAx™, a component of exida’s acclaimed exSILentia® software suite.

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SIF Conceptual Design & SIL Verification

The exSILentia® integrated Safety Lifecycle Engineering Tool is a powerful aid for any engineer involved in safety lifecycle tasks such as SIL Selection, Safety Requirements Specification, and SIL Verification. For users who are new to functional safety engineering or would like “hands-on” training for a quick start up, we have developed an in-depth, hands-on two-day course. This course will familiarize users with all facets of the exSILentia® tool to ensure efficient implementation of the Safety Lifecycle tasks.

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