Attend our Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems course in New Orleans this June

Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (IC39C)
Sponsored by ISA New Orleans Section

Date: June 13, 2018
CEU Credits: 0.7
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Reynolds Company
700 Elmwood Park Blvd Ste A Training Room New Orleans, LA 70123-3336


This course focuses on the key activities of the alarm management lifecycle provided in the ANSI/ISA-18.2-2016 standard, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries. The activities include the alarm philosophy development, alarm rationalization, basic alarm design, advanced alarm techniques, Human Machine Interface (HMI) design for alarms, monitoring assessment, management of change, and audit.

Course Flyer and Information: 8599_IC39C_Flyer_WEB

You will be able to:

  • Develop an Alarm Management Philosophy
  • Identify types of alarms
  • Discuss rationalization, classification, and prioritization of alarms
  • Design basic alarms
  • Determine when advance alarm techniques should be used
  • Document alarms for operations
  • Design reports for monitoring assessment of alarm system performance
  • Manage changes to alarm systems
  • Test and audit alarm systems

You will cover:

  • The Business Case for Alarm Management
  • The Common Problems in Alarm Systems
  • The Alarm Management Lifecycle
  • Philosophy
  • Identification
  • Rationalization
  • Basic Alarm Design
  • HMI Design for Alarms
  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Monitoring and Assessment
  • Management of Change
  • Audit
  • Starting Points for Alarm Management
  • Sustaining Alarm Management

Lab and Classroom Exercises:

  • Alarm rationalization

Course Resources (included with registration):

Recommended ResourceAlarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition, by Bill R. Hollifield and Eddie Habibi

If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

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