Introduction to Alarm Management


An alarm system is often the first line of defence in avoiding a serious process incident, and yet all too often it is completely ineffective when it is needed most. Alarm floods, nuisance alarms and high numbers of standing alarms are all common features of a poorly managed alarm system leading to operators missing important alarms, adopting coping strategies or in the worst cases ignoring the system altogether.

Join us for this one-day training course which provides an introduction to alarm management. The course introduces alarm design concepts, the alarm management life-cycle provided in the ANSI/ISA18.2 standard, and methods to improve alarm performance.

Course learning objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • The background to alarm management
  • The role of the OperatorInst-MC-Approved-Training
  • Benefits of effective alarm management
  • Alarm metrics and how to establish KPIs
  • The alarm management life-cycle
  • Policy and procedures
  • Classification and prioritisation of alarms
  • Alarm rationalisation
  • Monitoring and assessment of alarm system performance
  • Continuous improvement
  • Auditing

Who should attend?

The course is particularly suited to anybody who requires a grounding in alarm management good practice, including:

  • Operations Management
  • Operators
  • Supervisors
  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Maintenance Personnel

Course Instructor: Rob Turner BSc (Hons) CEng MIET GICSP

Rob is the Team Lead for Yokogawa’s Advanced Solutions group in the UK and a practising Consultant in alarm management and rationalisation. In a career spanning over 35 years Rob has been actively engaged as both an Engineer and a Technical Consultant in control, automation and industrial IT. As a respected expert in the field of alarm management, Rob has had several papers published and has presented at national and international conferences.


Course Dates and Locations:

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This one-day training course costs £650/€750.

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