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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 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.