exida Recorded Webinars

Alarm Management 101: Everything You Want to Know, But Are Afraid to Ask

Recording Date: June 2016

If you are just getting started with alarm management or need a refresher, then this webinar is for you. We will cover the most important concepts and principles of alarm management as taken from industry standards (ISA-18.2, IEC 62682) and guidelines (EEMUA 191, ASM). Tune in to learn the following:

Why there are so many alarms configured in a typical system
How to determine when an alarm is needed (and when it is not appropriate)
How to determine when alarms are redundant
How to define a useful limit for an alarm (alarm setpoint)
How to manage alarms that are special (such as those used for safety)
How many alarms can an operator get (and still do their job)
How to let the operator know which alarm to respond to first
How to let the operator know what action to take for an alarm
How to determine whether you have alarm management issues
How to make sure the alarm occurs only when it is supposed to

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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.