ISA and MAVERICK Technologies to Co-host Alarm Management Webinar

COLUMBIA, Ill. (3 September 2013) - MAVERICK Technologies, the largest independent systems integrator in North America, will join the International Society of Automation (ISA) in co-hosting a free webinar on Alarm Management. The 60-minute webinar, "Alarm Management: Practical Deployment," to be held 5 September at 11:00 a.m. EDT, will cover actionable solutions to help attendees implement their alarm systems.

The two organizations recently hosted an alarm management online boot camp to give an insider's look at how real engineers develop alarm management solutions that provide real results.  The goal was to provide actionable solutions to help attendees whip their alarm systems into shape.

The webinar covered the basics of the alarm management problem, approaches for new and existing systems, steps to developing highly effective alarm systems, alarm management justification and an overview of ISA-18.2, the alarm management standard.

The webinar began by explaining how alarm management has changed over time and why we must rethink the way alarms are managed.  Before computerized control rooms, operators had very few alarms because of budgetary and real estate constraints. Today, the typical operating system has over 3000 configured alarms, which leaves even the most experienced operator left to decide which alarms are safe to be ignored.  Exercising the seven-step process explained in the webinar will help you identify, justify and manage all of the alarms you are faced with on a daily basis. 

The response to the first webinar was overwhelming and confirmed the theory that the industry is hungry for alarm management help.  It was at that point the decision was made to create the second webinar, "Alarm Management: Practical Deployment," to address the next steps in alarm management. The second webinar will give you insight on the best start-to-finish strategies to get your alarm system up and running.

Register today for our upcoming webinar, Alarm Management: Practical Development, on 5 September at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The basics covered in the first webinar, Alarm Management Boot Camp, can be reviewed on ISA's website.

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