exida Recorded Webinars

5 Years and Counting: The ISA-18.2 Alarm Management Standard

Recording Date: July 2014

June 2014 marks the 5th Anniversary of the release of the ISA-18.2 standard on alarm management, which defines the requirements (aka “the What”) that companies in the process industry must follow. This webinar will provide an update on the state of alarm management, 5 years after the release of ISA-18.2. It will also discuss the “the How” – How to create an effective and sustainable alarm management program that complies with the standard. It covers key topics such as benchmarking of alarm system performance, creation of an alarm philosophy document, alarm rationalization, alarm suppression, and creation of alarm response procedures.

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About the Presenter:

Todd Stauffer

Todd Stauffer Todd Stauffer, PE, is responsible for exida’s alarm management products and services (training, consulting, SILAlarm™ rationalization software). He is an editor and voting member of the ISA-18.2 standards committee on alarm management and currently is the co-chair of ISA-18.2’s Working Group 3 (Basic Alarm Design). He is an instructor for ISA’s training class “Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems”. Todd is also exida’s representative on the EEMUA 191 committee. Todd has experience leading alarm philosophy development workshops for clients and performing alarm philosophy gap analyses. He has published and presented numerous papers on alarm management. Recent works include “Implementing an Effective Alarm Management Plan” and “Benchmarking the Use of Alarms as Safeguards and IPLs”. His article “Don’t be Alarmed: Avoid Unplanned downtime from alarm overload“ was selected as Intech magazine’s best article of the year in 2007.