Environmental Health & Safety / Security

ASM Consortium Turns 20

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jul 17, 2014

This year, the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium celebrates 20 years in the process industry. The ASM Consortium grew out of a grassroots effort in 1989 by Honeywell’s Alarm Management Task Force to address alarm floods. Honeywell spearheaded the development of a proposal to the US NIST, Advanced Technology Program to form a Joint Research & Development Consortium. The proposal addressed the challenge of abnormal situation management. Honeywell and its collaborators created the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Joint Research and Development Consortium (referred to as ASMC) under the U.S. Cooperative Research and Development Act. In November 1994, the ASM research joint venture began its research with  $16.6 million in funding for a three-year study program, including $8.1 million from ATP and industry cost-sharing of $8.5 million.

To celebrate its 20th year, ASM Consortium will be spreading further awareness about managing and mitigating abnormal situations in process industries by publishing journal articles, white papers at leading industry conferences, and a planned video.

For more information, visit: www.asmconsortium.org