exida Recorded Webinars

Financial Benefits of Creating an Effective Alarm Management Program

Recording Date: November 2014

With increased focus on risk management and regulatory compliance, companies are looking to develop and implement alarm management programs that follow good engineering practices and improve operations. But where to start? This webinar will discuss a seven-step program, based on the ISA-18.2 alarm management lifecycle, which drives continuous improvement without overtaxing your plant resources. Specific topics include:

· developing an alarm philosophy

· alarm rationalization

· implementing designed suppression and alarm shelving

· creation of alarm response procedures

· monitoring & assessment of alarm system performance

It will also show the quantifiable business results that can be achieved from an effective alarm management program.

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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.