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MSE 160 - Alarm Management Standards and Best Practices

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MSE 160 15 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 160 12 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 160 09 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 160 07 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 160 04 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 160 30 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Alarm management is a system for prioritizing, grouping and classifying alerts and event notifications. The definition of an ‘alarm’ is of central importance when establishing an alarm management program. All alarms require an operator response or there is a consequence. In this course, participants will learn how to establish an alarm management system, and get it to work properly. 

Course Objectives

  • Learning about design and implementation of alarms
  • Improving situation awareness and decision support 
  • Determining if the event is an alarm
  • Developing standard treatments to advanced alarming scenarios
  • Identify which alarms are suppressed or disabled

Who Should Attend?

  • Automation, Chemical, and Process Engineers
  • Installation and maintenance technicians
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers
  • Process Operators
  • Production and Project Managers
  • Other professionals who want a better understanding of the subject 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Management of alarm systems for the process industries
  • Misapplication of modern technology
  • Emergence of industry standards
  • Main standards for alarm management
  • Hazard analysis
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

Day 2

  • Rationalization
  • Documented alarm design requirements
  • Alarm justification
  • Priority
  • Alarm thresholds
  • Expected operator action 

Day 3

  • Identification of the alarm lifecycle
  • Design of the alarm lifecycle
  • HMIs for alarms
  • Advanced alarm design: dynamic alarm suppression
  • Alarm system testing
  • Alarm maintenance
  • Alarm shelving
  • Alarm response procedures

Day 4

  • Maintenance
  • Simulate inputs and test the annunciators
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Alarm system configuration 
  • Most frequent alarms issues 

Day 5

  • Dynamic alarming
  • Management of change
  • Unaudited set point changes
  • Reporting suppressed and disabled alarms
  • Automated notification to relevant stakeholders