Alarm Management was often neglected in the past until after installation and commissioning of the control system. This led to alarm overload, nuisance alarms, turning off of the alarm system, and some dangerous start-ups. It is no longer acceptable in today’s environment for many end users to start up without having applied alarm management best practices beforehand (e.g., EEMUA 191 and ISA-18.2). It is becoming increasingly common to perform alarm rationalization, a process for determining which alarms are valid / necessary and documenting their priority / limit / cause / consequence / corrective action, early in a project such as during FEED.
This webinar will present:
- A brief overview on the “state” of alarm management
- Discuss some of the challenges of applying alarm management to Greenfield projects when the process design (P&IDs), safety design (HAZOP, LOPA), and control system configuration are taking place in parallel
- Will highlight how to manage alarms when they are used as safeguards and layers of protection