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 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.