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Effective Alarm Management - The Practitioner's Course

Topic Process Plant

CPD Hours 23.25

This is an IChemE approved training course and not delivered directly by the Institution. For more information about the course, contact the training provider directly.

Overview

This ‘modularised’ set of training courses has been designed to enable a flexible approach to the subject matter based on delegate experience and learning needs and where your organisation currently stands with regards to your alarm management journey.

Module 1: Essential Alarm Management

This module is aimed at anyone with a general interest in alarm management appreciation and awareness and is appropriate for attendance by a broad range of delegates from within operations, engineering, projects and senior management teams.

Module 2: Application of Alarm Management

This module builds and further details the concepts introduced in module one. This will include practical examples to demonstrate the techniques associated with addressing continuous improvement for your alarm systems.

Module 3: Advanced Alarm Management

This module will feature enhanced alarm management techniques including peak alarm management and the role of alarms within safety instrumented systems (SIS).

Additional dates are available visit the ABB Training website.

Learning outcomes

Module 1: Essential Alarm Management

At the end of this course, delegates will have an understanding of their requirements under the relevant alarm management standards e.g., IEC 62682 and how to start to assess their own alarm management systems.

Module 2: Application of Alarm Management

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to implement practical tools and techniques in the workplace that can help address continuous improvement of their alarm systems.

Module 3: Advanced Alarm Management

At the end of this course delegates will be able to understand the advanced alarm management techniques for start-up / shutdown and batch processing requirements, including the requirements for identifying highly managed alarms associated with functional safety. This will also provide an in-depth understanding of delivering proper alarm management during the project execution and operational life cycle.

Who will benefit

Module 1: Essential Alarm Management

This is a good introduction to anyone who is embarking on their alarm management journey.

Module 2: Application of Alarm Management

This second module is appropriate for delegates who are involved in addressing alarm management requirements within their own operations.

Module 3: Advanced Alarm Management

This third module is appropriate for delegates who have completed the earlier training modules and who wish to further enhance their training requirements as recognised practitioners and who are directly involved in addressing alarm management requirements within their own operations.

Course outline

Module 1: Essential Alarm Management

  • Awareness of legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Alarm management lifecycle
  • Operator interaction and alarm systems
  • Auditing and assessment
  • Continuous improvement, alarm management and rationalisation

Module 2: Application of Alarm Management

  • Benchmarking and performance analysis
  • Alarm prioritisation and rationalisation
  • Practical examples based around the continuous improvement model
  • Nuisance alarm management
  • Alarm management implementation

Module 3: Advanced Alarm Management

  • Enhanced alarm Management techniques
  • Peak alarm management
  • SIL rated alarms
  • Alarms for batch processes
  • Managing alarms in the project management lifecycle
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