ISA Web seminar covers alarm systems
Presentation focuses on designing, implementing a successful system
ISA and InTech magazine recently hosted an interview with Eddie Habibi and Bill Hollifield, authors of a new ISA book on alarm management entitled: Alarm Management: Seven Effective Methods for Optimum Performance.
During the interview with Greg Hale, Editor of InTech magazine, the authors provide an overview of the new ISA book and address the growing importance of alarm management in industry.
The session includes discussion of how to improve the performance of alarm systems in process plants using a seven step approach that includes:
* Benchmarking alarm system performance against industry best practices
* Developing a detailed and comprehensive alarm philosophy document
* Implementing proven methods for solving common alarm problems
* Rationalizing alarms
* Applying real-time alarm management optimization strategies
The link to the web recorded seminar, Highly Effective Alarm Management: The Seven Steps, can be found on the ISA website at www.isa.org/websem.cfm .
The high-impact book on the subject is also available via the ISA website at www.isa.org/alarmmanagement .
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