EEMUA Releases Revised Alarm-Management Guidelines

By Chemical Processing staff

Sep 11, 2013

The Engineering Equipment & Materials Users' Association (EEMUA) has launched the third edition of EEMUA 191 “Alarm Systems: A Guide to Design, Management and Procurement.”

The new 2013 edition, issued with the endorsement of the GB Health and Safety Executive, provides revised guidance on designing, managing and procuring an effective alarm system. New for this edition are chapters on HCI management techniques and alarm configuration and appendices covering alarm suppression, geographically distributed processes, intelligent fault detection, requirements for alarms and supporting checklists. Following the guidance given in the new guidelines should result in better alarm systems that are more usable and that result in safer and more cost-effective industrial operations, according to EEMUA.

Since it was first published in 1999, EEMUA 191 has become the globally accepted and leading guide to good practice for alarm management. The publication is aimed at all those who are about to embark on, or are currently undertaking, an alarm rationalization process or any other alarm management project.

This includes personnel with responsibility for safety and quality improvement through efficient and effective use of alarm handling systems, or who work directly or indirectly with alarm systems in chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and other process industries, the energy exploration and generation sector and related industry sectors.

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