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ONLINE: Alarm Management (HSE919)


    In modern process plants, automation has brought too many alarms to the operator. Excessive numbers of alarms not only distract the operator; he or she often would miss the important ones that are masked by the presence of numerous other alarms of less importance.
    Careful and systematic analysis called 'rationalisation' is necessary to ensure that only those alarms that require some action from the operator are presented to him, while also ensuring that all deviations to process parameters that require an action are presented with the correct set points. This course covers various issues in alarm rationalisation and alarm management.

    Course Structure: 6 modules of 2 hours each, delivered over 3 days
    Each day will consist of 2 modules of 2 hours

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    Duration: 3 days
    Instructor: Chandrasekhar Seethepalli

    Designed for you, if you are...

    A process engineer or control & instrumentation engineer, a supervisor or any other professional wishing to improve your Alarm Management competency.

    How we build your confidence

    • The course will be taught live via instructor-led presentations, supported by real-world examples
    • The instructor is a Certified Functional Safety Expert with more than three decades of experience in Process Safety Management and hands-on experience in numerous Alarm Management projects

    The benefits from attending

    After completing the course you will be able to participate in a practical Alarm Rationalisation workshop and positively contribute to the workshop proceedings.
    Furthermore you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • How Alarm Management helps to enhance safety performance
    • Standards covering Alarm Management
    • Roles and responsibilities of operating personnel
    • How to optimise Alarm Handling design
    • How to prepare for Alarm Rationalisation and be able to contribute to it


    • What is wrong with DCS systems
    • Purpose of alarms
    • What is alarm overload. EEMUA 191
    • What is alarm rationalisation
    • ISA 18.2 alarm management cycle
    • Alarm philosophy document
    • Alarm attributes
    • Master alarm database
    • Alarm management standards
    • Alarm states / types / priorities
    • Alarm shelving / conditional alarming
    • Operation and maintenance
    • Management of change
    • Audit
    • Alarms from package units



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