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 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.