exida Recorded Webinars

DeltaV Alarm Management Solutions: Following the Alarm Management Lifecycle

Recording Date: December 2013

This webinar presents how to create an alarm management continuous improvement program for Emerson DeltaV System Owners that follows the ISA-18.2 alarm management lifecycle. Tools will be demonstrated to analyze alarm system performance and pinpoint poorly performing alarms (DeltaV Analyze), rationalize the poor performers (SILAlarm), and automatically update the DeltaV configuration with the new alarm settings (priority, limit, hysteresis, suppression time, etc.). It also illustrates how operator alarm response procedures (containing the cause, consequence, corrective action, and time to respond) can be created automatically from the rationalization results and made available to the operator online using DeltaV Alarm Help.

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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.