SILAlarm forms a cornerstone of an effective alarm management program for a PlantPAx system.
|Alarm System Performance Benchmarking (Initial)||Establish initial baseline for ongoing comparison as part of a comprehensive alarm management program. Identify the most pressing alarm management problems and the biggest opportunities for improvement.|
|Alarm Philosophy Development||Documents the objectives, guidelines and work processes for alarm management at a site. (Prerequisite for Alarm Rationalization)|
|Alarm Rationalization||Process for determining which alarms are valid, establishing their design (priority, limit,) and document their basis (cause, cause consequence, corrective action) in a Master Alarm Database (MADB)|
|Advanced Alarm System Design||Configure alarm system to modify alarm behavior dynamically based on the state of the process or equipment|
|Implementation||Configuration of Alarm Rationalization results (alarm settings and design) in PlantPAx|
|Alarm System Performance Monitoring & Assessment (Ongoing)||Measure alarm system performance on a regular basis (e.g., monthly), compare against KPIs, and Identify problem alarms to be addressed (via rationalization)|
|Audit||Periodic review of alarm management procedures (e.g. MOC) to verify integrity of Alarm System|
In this class, attendees learn how to rationalize alarms for greenfield (new) or brownfield (existing) applications in order to optimize performance of their PlantPAx alarm systems and address common alarm management issues. The class immerses participants in discussion and hands on exercises which have been designed to demonstrate the best practices for rationalization as taken from the ISA-18.2 alarm management standard and EEMUA 191 guideline. It provides an overview of the entire alarm management lifecycle so students can see how rationalization fits into an effective alarm management program. The class also discusses considerations for how to create an alarm philosophy document by reviewing some of the key topics that should be contained in this document.
exida’s SILAlarm™ tool, which is a Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner Program product, will be used to guide the participants through the rationalization process and capture the results.
The seminar focuses on how to create an effective, sustainable alarm management program for PlantPAx systems that delivers quantifiable benefits and complies with the ISA-18.2 alarm management standard. It prepares participants to support a facility alarm management program including tasks such as creating an alarm philosophy document, alarm rationalization, analyzing alarm system performance, alarm system maintenance and resolution of alarm management issues. The seminar includes a discussion of how to leverage the PlantPAx alarm management tools (FactoryTalk Vantage Point, PlantPAx Alarms Builder P_Gate, and SILAlarm™) as part of an alarm management continuous improvement program.
For additional information or to schedule a class contact exida or your local Rockwell sales representative.