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 has been an editor and voting member of the ISA-18.2 standards committee on alarm management since 2005. He was an active participant in the development / publication of the ISA-18.2 standard itself and as an editor / reviewer for ISA’s series of technical reports on alarm management (including ISA-18.2 TR1 “Alarm Philosophy” and TR3 “Basic Alarm Design” for which he served as co-chair). He is currently the co-chair of the joint working group developing ISA-84.91.03 “Functional Safety of Safety Controls, Alarms, and Interlocks for the Process Sector”. Todd is an instructor for ISA’s official training class on alarm management and is exida’s representative on the EEMUA 191 committee. He has executed numerous alarm philosophy workshops, gap assessments, and alarm management training classes for different control system platforms. Todd developed exida’s alarm philosophy best practices template. He is also the product manager for the SILAlarm rationalization software tool. Todd is an industry thought leader in alarm management. He has published numerous articles and presented many papers at supplier user group and industry conferences. His presentations have garnered three “Best in Conference” nominations and 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.