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How Alarm Management Could Save Your Company Millions

Alarm Management is more than just another chore companies must do to comply with Regulations, it is a great investment and has an immediate ROI when done correctly. Unfortunately, it is often treated as a chore with no ROI. Let me say first off that no plant or process is designed to run in Abnormal…

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How to Do Your Own Alarm Management Training

Alarm management training is something that many companies skip assuming that operators will figure out how to respond to an alarm, they do this because that is the way it has always been done. As alarms get more complex, more rational, and more ways to configure them using multiple alarm modes and attributes. Some alarms…

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How to Create an Alarm Management Policy

Alarm Management is probably one of the most written about topics in control theory and one of the best-documented methodologies covered by International and local standards and guidance documents, yet, still many companies do not know where to start or how to get a handle on a bad alarm management system. The problem stems from…

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Achieving Excellence In Operations

Requires Operator Support… Many organizations have appointed a leader to initiate an excellence philosophy for operations and the first thing they discover, improving operations is a major challenge for most managers. Indeed, multiple pressures – competition, more stringent regulation as well as investor and stakeholder expectations – are driving leaders to focus heavily on improving…

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New IEC 62682 Webinar

EC 62682 View Webinar Here             US national standard has been a recommended practice for a long time now, but the new IEC 62682 specifically calls out management letting them know this is an international standard not a recommend practice. We can help, our customers are achieving the EEMUA 191 alarm…

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Alarms Revisited: The New IEC 62682 Standard

Many are still struggling to achieve the EEMUA 191 alarm rates (1 alarm per 10 minutes per operator) because they have not embraced the new international IEC 62682 standard. This international standard is a reflection of the ISA 18.2 US national standard, for alarm management. What does this mean to you? How can you ensure…

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December News

December News Well, a year has come and gone really fast.  Merry Christmas everyone and best wishes for the New Year. This last month I spent 2 weeks in Hawaii at our alarm management customer’s property in Honolulu.   We spent a lot of time rationalizing alarms and made some significant progress.  We launched our new…

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October 2013 – Alarm Management in Hawaii

Aloha from Hawaii! Dave and I have been here for 2 weeks now and we have made great progress developing an Alarm Management Philosophy for an Electrical Transmission and Distribution Center customer. We have also developed an Alarm Rationalization Procedure and a specification for an Alarm Management Software tool to measure their alarm performance KPI’s.…

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Download resources for alarm management

Did you know that we have several Alarm Management downloadable resources available to you? Alarms Graphic Projects A longer and more detailed version of the Alarm Overload paper – written by Ian Nimmo.  Paper discussing the benefits of Alarm Management and Graphics Projects i.e., focusing on life-cycle characteristics and transitioning to maintaining good alarm management…

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February 2010

What a great January!  I must first thank Texas A&M University and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering Department, who honored me by allowing me to give the keynote address at the 65th Instrument Symposium.  They then gave me a special luncheon with guests, this was very humbling and I was very grateful.  They…

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