Alarm Management Services

aeSolutions provides services and systems to bring the client’s alarm management practices into compliance with the current ISA 18.2 standards.

Poor alarm management has been a critical factor in major process safety incidents throughout history. Successful alarm management is key in achieving effectiveness of alarms and the ability of operating personnel to respond promptly and correctly.

aeSolutions can supply expertise for all stages of alarm management including lifecycle consulting for philosophy development or gap assessment of current alarm philosophy, alarm management and rationalization training, and facilitation of alarm rationalizations. aeSolutions can also provide support for the implantation and detailed design stages, as well as help to implement processes for effective maintenance, monitoring/assessment and operation.

The goal of our alarm management services is to help clients improve the performance of their alarm systems and increase the situational awareness of their operators. Our customers recognize there is a direct relationship between the process safety performance of their facilities and the
implementation of their effective alarm management techniques. aeSolutions’ integrated approach can supply expertise at all stages of the Alarm Management Lifecycle.

 

Alarm Management Lifecycle (ANSI/ISA-18.2

Philosophy

  • Alarm Management Principles
  • Training
  • Custom Training
  • Alarm Philosophy Gap Analysis
  • Alarm Philosophy Development
  • Technical Analyses & Notes

Identification & Rationalization

  • Alarm Rationalization Training
  • Alarm Rationalization Facilitation

Design

  • Basic Alarm Design (Rationalization Results)
  • Advanced Alarm Design

Implementation

  • Control System Configuration

Operation

  • Operator Training
  • Procedure Development

Maintenance

  • Development of Alarm Test Plans
  • Alarm System Testing

Monitoring & Assessment

  • Alarm System Performance Analysis
  • Alarm/Process improvement

Management of Change (MoC)

  • Updating and Harmonization of PSI Documentation

Audit

  • Updating and Harmonization of PSI Documentation

Putting Our Experience to Work for You

Our customers ask for assistance identifying and quantifying their alarm management gaps, implementing best practices in alarm management, and developing and institutionalizing policies and procedures.

Recent Projects:

• Completed alarm rationalizations and alarm management training for North Slope Alaska facilities, encompassing over 200,000 alarm parameters as well as updates to each facility’s process safety information.

• Implemented results from alarm rationalization on a Siemens-based BPCS. Project work included graphics
and KPI measurement configuration allowing real time communication to operator consoles for alarm
response.

 

aeSolutions’ alarm management services are designed to support our customers’ desires to encourage a culture of sustainable alarm management as an important component to their overall process safety strategy.