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Handling and Alarm Management applying the good practices of Standard ISA 18.2 - 1810


Alarm Handling and Management Course applying the good practices of ISA Standard 18.2 (1810).

  • USD 1.000, - for Non-Members.
  • USD 800, - for ARPEL / ISA Members.

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SKU: 1810 Category: tags: ,

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General description

Due to the critical alert situations, accidents and incidents in safety and the environment that have occurred in recent decades, greater depth is required in the analysis of processes, operational states and an effective alarm system that allows to identify the nature of deviations and changes in status, facilitating on the part of operators, engineers, administrators and management, the evaluation and determination of the assertive decision-making set to maintain the operation within the ranges defined as normal, avoiding significant impacts on safety , environment, costs, quality of the final product or in the generation of production restrictions.

About Committee SP18 and ANSI / ISA-18.2:

With this background, the committee of the International Automation Society - ISA SP18 began to work, many years ago, on the publication of the definition of good practices that defines the criteria and guidelines to be followed in the management of alarms. The ANSI / ISA-18.2 standard, therefore, attempts to provide an Alarm Management and Management methodology that will help improve the safety of industrial processes, having to be administered and managed in coordination with the operation and change management processes to ensure maximum efficiency and high performance in the long term.

Course Objectives:

The objective of the course is to know the main activities and requirements of the Alarm Management Life Cycle according to ANSI / ISA-18.2-2016, for the development, design, installation and administration of an Alarm System in industrial processes .

To meet this objective, during the course development, the concepts, models and conceptualization for the handling and management of alarms will be presented, and the application of these criteria for the development of the alarm philosophy, alarm rationalization, basic alarm design , advanced alarm techniques, HMI design for alarms, monitoring evaluation, and change management.

Participants will learn the activities of the alarm management life cycle with reference to the ISA-18 standard and how they address common problems in alarm management systems. The key benefits of attending this course include:

  • Learn the best practices to improve the performance of the alarm system.
  • Learning methods to solve common alarm management problems.
  • Learn the metrics to measure success in alarm management.
  • Learn the requirements of the ISA-18 standard on alarm system management.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an alarm management philosophy.
  • Identify alarms.
  • Rationalize alarms, including classification and prioritization.
  • Design basic alarms.
  • Determine when to use advanced alarm techniques.
  • Document alarms for operations.
  • Design reports to monitor and evaluate the performance of the alarm system.
  • Manage changes in alarm systems.

To meet the proposed objectives, a scheduled hourly intensity of 24 hours is required.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction.
    • Vision through time of the Design of an Alarm System.
    • History of Accidents related to Alarm Management.
    • Importance of Alarm Management.
    • Principles, Guides, Standards and Best Good Practices.
    • Management of an ISA Alarm System 18.2-2016.
  • Philosophy and Identification of alarms.
  • Rationalization of alarms.
    • Preparation of the rationalization of alarms.
    • Justification of the alarms.
    • Alarms Prioritization.
    • Classification of Alarms.
  • Design of alarms.
    • Status of alarms.
    • Types of alarms.
    • Configuration and Deadband.
    • Alarm times and messages.
  • Implementation of the alarm system.
    • HMI design.
    • Alarm display.
    • Existing solutions for alarm management.
    • Success stories of alarm systems.
  • Operation and maintenance considerations of the alarm system.


  • ANSI / ISA-18.2 standard.
  • Alarm Identification Rationalization and Design Playbook.
  • Alarm Management Framework.
  • Alarm systems Guide to design, management and procurement. The Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association - EEMUA.
  • Guides
  • Articles and technical reports.

Modalities and schedules:

  • Face-to-face and / or virtual.
  • Duration: 24 total hours.


It has no specific requirements. However, it is recommended that the professional has knowledge of any of the following topics:

  • Engineering personnel who carry out specification, maintenance or updating of alarm systems.
  • Process engineering personnel, control and operation of industrial process plants.

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