San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Alarm management has become a “HOT” topic, and the subject of a number of articles, technical symposia, and books. The new ANSI/ISA-18.2-2009 Alarm Management Standard is now a significant and important part of modern control system operations.
The training course will cover the basics of understanding your alarms through alarm analysis, managing your alarms through documentation and rationalization, and resolving your alarms through advance alarming methodologies.
You will be able to maximize your PlantState Suite (PSS) system and understand what other opportunities there are for increasing Human Reliability by reducing operator error by presenting the correct information to the operator in the right context.
This training session also provides an opportunity for you to network with control industry professionals from other companies, and exchange real-word experiences about Alarm Management and PSS.
PSS-AM 100 Alarm Management for Operations
(Monday Morning 1/2 day)
This course prepares students to use and understand PSS reports and key alarm metrics by incorporating them into their day-to-day routine of managing alarms in the plant. Trainees will utilize PSS tools to view reports in order to evaluate and improve the performance of their alarm system. Participants will gain an understanding of the built in tools: Alarm & Event Analysis, Documentation & Rationalization, Alarm Shelving, Audit & Enforce, inBound and Alert Director.
PSS-AM 101 Understanding Your Alarms - Alarm & Event Analysis, Metrics and Reporting (Tuesday - Wednesday 2 days)
This course prepares you to utilize the PSS Alarm & Event Analysis tools to benchmark and perform a bad actor analysis, allowing you to quickly identify simple opportunities to improve your site’s alarm system. You will learn how to identify alarm floods, chattering alarms, consequential alarms, configuring parameters for benchmarking and bad actor analysis, configuring and using alarm Metrics (KPIs) to track weekly progress. Additionally, creating and scheduling various daily and weekly alarm reports to monitor priorities and
PSS-AM 201 Managing Your Alarms - Documentation & Rationalization
(Thursday 1 day)
This course utilizes the PSS – Documentation and Rationalization (D&R) module to ensure a plant’s alarm system complies with the site’s alarm philosophy. Students learn best practice techniques for facilitating the rationalization process. Students also learn how to configure PSS to incorporate the tools into daily work practices of operators and engineers. This course encourages students to bring real-world examples and scenarios for discussions.
PSS-AM 301 Resolving Your Alarms - Advanced Alarming
(Friday 1 day)
The course prepares students to use PSS’ Audit application to help mainly an improved alarm system. This hands-on training will cover PSS Audit application and Audit Reporting. State-Based D&R and Auditing
(introduction) will be discussed for curbing flood suppression. Students will learn and understand each state-based method to reduce the number of alarms and to improve the responsiveness of operations based on targeted and actionable responses to alarms.
When & Where
PAS is a leading provider of software solutions for process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. PAS solutions include cyber asset management and operations management. PAS solutions are installed in more than 1,100 industrial facilities in 70 countries; including 5 of the top 15 largest power companies, 13 of the top 15 largest chemical companies, and 10 of the top 15 largest refining companies.