Development of an Alarm Philosophy document (APD) is one of the first and most important tasks in creating an effective alarm management program (and it is required by the ISA-18.2 and IEC 62682 standards). This webinar will discuss what topics should be addressed in an alarm philosophy (as required or recommended in the standards). It will also provide “tips and tricks” and “lessons learned” based on exida’s experience in the field and based on the ISA-18.2 Technical Report on Alarm Philosophy (which exida helped write). It will discuss which areas of the APD may depend on control system functionality and which areas are control system-agnostic. Specific examples will be covered such as prioritization, classification, use of Highly Managed Alarms, alarm suppression, and the use of alarm response procedures.