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exida to Present at 2011 Emerson Global Users Exchange

  September 26, 2011

exida will be presenting at the 2011 Emerson Global User Exchange, to be held October 24-28, 2011 in Nashville, TN.  The following exida presentations will be featured:

Title:Lessons Learned From Actual Control System Security Incidents and Assessments

Presenter: John Cusimano, exida, Director of Security Service


Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 9:00am
Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 2:15pm

Workshop Description:  In this workshop we will study several actual control system security incidents and review the common vulnerabilities that were exploited, the impact of the incidents, the actions taken to prevent future incidents and the lessons learned. We will also review the findings from several preemptive control system security assessments.

Title:  Rationalize Your Alarm Management Problems Away using the ISA-18.2 Standard

Presenter: Todd Stauffer, exida, Director of Alarm Management

When: Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:00am

Meet the Experts- Description:  Overview of the standard and alarm rationalization methodology, detailing specific steps to analyze system performance, identify and resolve issues, and improve operator performance.

Title: Addressing Partial Stroke Testing Fears - Avoiding False Trips / Risk Through Acceptance of Smart Digital Technology

Presenter: Dr. William Goble, CFSE, exida, Principal Partner

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 1:00pm

Workshop Description: It is not uncommon for some users to perform partial stroke testing (PST) using cumbersome mechanical or pneumatic devices, or avoid PST altogether due to fears of spurious trip. This workshop addresses the false trip fears around PST and explores the use of smart digital valve controllers to improve safety, reduce false trips and extend the time between final control element proof tests.

Title: Alarm Management Overview

Presenter: Todd Stauffer, exida, Director of Alarm Management

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 8:00am and 1:15pm

Course Description: The 4-hour Alarm Management session will provide an overview of alarm management concepts and techniques, alarm philosophy, alarm analysis, rationalization, and alarm lifecycle. The course contains actual class instruction and practical hands-on lab exercises on DeltaV Alarm Help, DeltaV Analyze, and SILAlarmTM for personnel who will be involved in the design and implementation of Alarm Management programs.

Learn techniques for implementing a successful alarm management program consistent with ISA-18.2, EEMUA - 191 recommendations, and best practices. Acquire general knowledge of how DeltaV Analyze is used in the Monitoring and Assessment stage.