exida Recorded Webinars

Understanding the Alarm Management Lifecycle of ISA-18.2/IEC 62682

Recording Date: February 2015

The concept of an alarm management lifecycle was first introduced with the ISA-18.2 standard. It has been reaffirmed with the release of the IEC 62682 international standard on alarm management. In this webinar we will examine the stages of the lifecycle to understand the key activities, requirements, and recommendations in each. We will also show how following the alarm management lifecycle can address common alarm management issues such as nuisance alarms, stale alarms, alarm floods, alarm overload and incorrectly prioritized alarms. We will review how to use the lifecycle to create an effective alarm management program that is sustainable and effective over time.

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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.