Alarm Management Handbook in Bookstores

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 06:08 PM gHale


Ineffective alarm systems continue to haunt the processing and power industries worldwide, contributing to plant upsets and shutdowns.
So, along those lines PAS published the second edition of The Alarm Management Handbook by Eddie Habibi, PAS founder and chief executive, and Bill Hollifield, PAS Alarm Management Principal Consultant.
Alarm management improvement continues to be a critical business and safety improvement initiative. In response to this market need, PAS published the first edition of The Alarm Management Handbook in 2006. With the release of the ANSI/ISA-18.2-2009 Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries standard, PAS updated the book to incorporate the new ideas.
This new standard helps create the work processes for designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining a modern alarm system in a life-cycle format. The 2nd edition includes a summary of the standard’s scope, regulatory impact, requirements, recommendations, and other details.
The new edition also includes additional practical information on benchmarking alarm system performance, developing a comprehensive alarm philosophy, solving nuisance alarm problems, performing alarm rationalization, implementing advanced alarm handling techniques, and improving the operator HMI for optimum situation awareness and incident mitigation.
The print version of The Alarm Management Handbook, 2nd Edition is $89.95 and is available at PAS. The e-version of the book is available through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon.com.



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