Implement an Effective Alarm Management Program

July
2012

Apply the ISA-18.2 Standard on Alarm Management to design, implement, and maintain an effective alarm system.

Alarms are used in chemical processing plants to draw the operator’s attention to an abnormal condition that, if disregarded, could lead to poor product quality, unplanned downtime, damaged assets, personnel injury, or a catastrophic accident. When employed appropriately, alarms help the operator to safely run the process within normal operating conditions. They are one of the first layers of protection to prevent the escalation of a hazard into an accident.


 

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