Overview

The mission of exida Academy is to share our evolving knowledge and skills with end users and original equipment manufacturers with the intention that they will in turn design, build, operate, and maintain optimally safe, secure, and cost-effective automation systems as applicable to their functional responsibility.

Our courses are available on a variety of platforms, ranging from public classes and self-paced online training to week-long custom, on-site training workshops. Courses are provided at the Beginner, Practitioner, and Expert levels.

We also offer customized training options available upon request.

Training

ALM 102 - Fundamentals of Alarm Management for the Practitioner: How to Apply ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682

The course is structured around the the alarm management lifecycle; reviewing the key requirements / activities of each stage along with industry best practices. It focuses in-depth on the engineering, design, implementation, and operational and improvement tasks that would be led by the practitioner; rationalization, basic alarm design, HMI design, dynamic alarming, designed alarm suppression, alarm shelving, implementation of alarm response procedures, evaluation of alarm system performance, and use of alarms as process safety safeguards and layers of protection. Human factors principles are introduced to show how they impact effective operator performance. Exercises are designed to demonstrate key principles applied in real situations. “Lessons learned” are shared from numerous successful alarm management projects around the world and from being an “insider” during the development of the standards.

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ALM 241 - Alarm Rationalization with SILAlarm

Attendees will learn how to conduct alarm rationalization of greenfield (new) or brownfield (existing) applications in order to optimize performance of their alarm systems. The class immerses participants in discussion and hands on exercises which have been designed to demonstrate the best practices and requirements for rationalization as taken from the ISA-18.2 alarm management standard and EEMUA 191 guideline. The class focuses on how rationalization can lead to improved operator performance by eliminating / preventing common alarm problems such as nuisance / chattering / stale alarms, incorrect priority, alarm overload, and alarm floods. It also includes a discussion on tips and tricks for creating an alarm philosophy document, such as how to effectively define the “rules” for rationalization. Exercises will use exida’s SILAlarm rationalization tool.

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Alarm Management Practitioner

The AMP Program is designed to teach end users, integrators, suppliers, and regulators how to realistically apply the most important concepts from the ISA-18.2 and IEC 62682 alarm management standards. The program was developed by exida experts who were instrumental in writing the ISA-18.2 standard and associated technical reports. It leverages exida’s experience from hundreds of alarm management projects to deliver the most important principles and the keys for success.

The AMP program will be offered in conjunction with the exida Academy training course ALM 102: Fundamentals of Alarm Management for the Practitioner: How to Apply ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682, which is offered generically or for specific control systems.

List of Specialties

AMP SpecialtyCourse CodeCourse Name
Alarm Management PractitionerALM 102Fundamentals of Alarm Management for the Practitioner: How to Apply ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682

How to Earn an AMP Certificate

The only way to earn an AMP Certificate is by attending the exida Academy course ALM 102: Fundamentals of Alarm Management for the Practitioner: How to Apply ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 and passing the subsequent examination that will be given at the conclusion of the course. Those who pass the exam will be awarded with a certificate from exida Academy that signifies competence in the associated field.

 

Key Benefits

  • Provides proof of competence
  • Increases skills in alarm management
  • Increases your value as an employee
  • Increases customer confidence in your specific skill set
  • Differentiates you from your competitors
  • Opportunities for advancement, responsibility & increased compensation

Latest AMPs!

NameExam LocationAMP NumberSpecialty
Guan EnliangChinaAMPCN 211210 001Alarm Management Practitioner
Matt ZhuChinaAMPCN 211210 002Alarm Management Practitioner
Jerry TongChinaAMPCN 211210 003Alarm Management Practitioner
Du JiazheChinaAMPCN 211210 004Alarm Management Practitioner
Han JinhuiChinaAMPCN 211210 005Alarm Management Practitioner
Carter YiChinaAMPCN 211210 006Alarm Management Practitioner
Cui XingliChinaAMPCN 211210 007Alarm Management Practitioner