Effective alarm management is a pre-requisite for process plants that want to be successful in today’s global marketplace. It impacts the bottom line by minimizing unplanned downtime, reducing insurance premiums, preventing process safety incidents, and enabling operational excellence. To deliver these benefits to the bottom line requires personnel who have been trained on industry best practices and how to apply the ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 alarm management standards. This course is designed to help personnel develop the skills and knowledge to drive effective alarm management practices within an organization.
The course is structured around the the alarm management lifecycle; reviewing the key requirements / activities of each stage along with industry best practices. It focuses in-depth on the engineering, design, implementation, and operational and improvement tasks that would be led by the practitioner; rationalization, basic alarm design, HMI design, dynamic alarming, designed alarm suppression, alarm shelving, implementation of alarm response procedures, evaluation of alarm system performance, and use of alarms as process safety safeguards and layers of protection. Human factors principles are introduced to show how they impact effective operator performance. Exercises are designed to demonstrate key principles applied in real situations. “Lessons learned” are shared from numerous successful alarm management projects around the world and from being an “insider” during the development of the standards.
Examples are shown from different control systems including: Emerson DeltaV, Siemens PCS 7, Rockwell PlantPAx, Honeywell Experion, ABB System 800xA, and Yokogawa Centum / CAMS.
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Course Length: 1.5 days
The Alarm Management Practitioner (AMP) Program is designed to teach end users, integrators, suppliers, and regulators how to realistically apply the most important concepts from the ISA-18.2 and IEC 62682 alarm management standards. The program was developed by exida experts who were instrumental in writing the ISA-18.2 standard and associated technical reports. It leverages exida’s experience from hundreds of alarm management projects to deliver the most important principles and the keys for success.
The AMP program will be offered in conjunction with the exida Academy Training course ALM 102 - Fundamentals of Alarm Management for the Practitioner: How to Apply ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682, which is offered generically or for specific control systems.
The exam will be given at the conclusion of the training course, and is optional. Therefore if you wish not to participate, please let your instructor know. The candidate must achieve a minimum of 80% on the exam in order to receive their AMP certificate.