Process Management & Control

Webinar: How to Put Your Operator Alarm Limits at the Boundary of Where You Normally Operate

Webinar: How to Put Your Operator Alarm Limits at the Boundary of Where You Normally Operate
  • Date From 16th March 2022
  • Date To 16th March 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 14:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour.

Overview

Badly positioned alarm limits are the main cause of poor alarm performance. Classical advice is to "place the limits at the boundary of where you normally operate". This webinar shows how Geometric Process Control uses alarm limits to capture the vertices of the envelope defined by plant objectives.

No maths or equations are required as it is all done visualising geometry, making it easy to understand the right values for alarm limits. The innovative method has won Awards from EPSC, IChemE and IET. Alarm limit positioning is a good starting point for understanding GPC. Further applications include real-time Operating Envelope models for use in Digital Twins and predictive alarming.

This webinar is aimed at process, control and safety engineers and their managers in operating plants. Delegates will come away with the understanding that there is an easy-to-use methodology for defining consistent values for operator alarm limits and an understanding of how to use it to substantially improve alarm system performance in all types of process. 

Speakers

Robin Brooks, Managing Director, Process Plant Computing Limited (PPCL)             

Robin gained his PhD in chemical engineering at University College, Swansea and after a long career in computer process control formed PPCL in 1994 and Curvaceous Software in 1998 where this new method of positioning alarm limits was invented, implemented and commercialised in software.

Alan Mahoney, Operations Director, Process Plant Computing Limited (PPCL)

Alan gained his PhD in chemical engineering from Purdue University, USA and did post-doctoral work at the Max-Planck Institute in Germany before becoming a lecturer in chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and subsequently Senior Consultant and Operations Director at PPCL.       

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Process Management and Control Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

Time

14:00–15:00 GMT. 

Software

The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. Check system requirements.

You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Webinar archive

This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you will need to be a member of the Process Management and Control Special Interest Group. 

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