Having effective operators in a process plant is critical to maximizing production efficiency, product quality, and plant reliability.
During a single shift , operators make numerous decisions that affect plant profitability. These include actions to avoid unplanned upsets
or to mitigate events that could lead to plant outages. A well-designed and highly-functional alarm system can add to the operator’s decision-making ability.
An effective alarm management program can deliverable quantifiable business benefits in the following areas:
We at exida will work with you to craft a program that is tailored to your requirements, complies with industry standards and guidelines on alarm management (e.g., EEMUA 191, ISA-18.2), improves operational performance, and is sustainable over the long term.
It typically consists of the following steps:
Establish and document the standards for how your site or company will do alarm management (prioritization, HMI design, testing, training, alarm suppression, management of change, establish performance benchmarks).Learn More
An alarm philosophy document (APD) is the cornerstone for development and sustainability of an effective alarm management program. It establishes the guidelines for how to address all aspects of alarm managementLearn More
Alarm rationalization (aka documentation and rationalization) is the process of reviewing and justifying alarms to ensure that they meet the criteria for being an alarm as defined in an alarm philosophy document.Learn More
exida and Emerson Process Management have aligned to leverage exida’s alarm rationalization software SILAlarm™ and expert services to help customers improve the performance of their DeltaV alarm system.Learn More
Looking for an Economic and Effective Alarm Management solution for your PlantPAx System? exida offers tools and training to create a more effective alarm management program.Learn More
SILAlarmTM is a tool for facilitating and documenting the results of alarm rationalization in a master alarm database for both new (greenfield) and existing (brownfield) systems. It was developed in accordance with the ISA-18.2 standard “Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries” and EEMUA 191.
We offer a range of Alarm Management 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 ISA-18.2 and implement procedures in their organizations to ensure that Functional Safety is maintained.