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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.

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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.

ALM 241 - 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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FSE 244 - SIL verification with SILver™

SIL verification with SILver™, FSE 244, explains how the exSILentia SILver™ module is used to perform a SIL verification for Safety Instrumented Functions. Students will learn to leverage the tool to model different SIF architectures ranging from simple 1oo1 configuration to more complex examples. This course also covers review of the key parameters that determine the probability of failure of a SIF as well as minimum hardware fault tolerance and systematic capability aspects. It will show the impact of these parameters on the detailed design, implementation, and operation of the SIF. Furthermore, students will learn how to transfer data from the SILver™ module to the Design SRS module and subsequently complete the Design SRS requirements. Finally, the course covers the impact of proof testing and specification of proof test procedures using the Proof Test Generator module.

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