Understanding and Applying the ANSI/ISA 18.2 Standard

    Understanding and Applying the ANSI/ISA 18.2 Standard

    Alarm Management has become an ever-increasing topic of discussion in the power and processing industries. In 2003, ISA started developing a standard around this subject. After six years of hard work, the ANSI/ISA-18.2-2009 Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries standard was published. This paper reviews the scope, regulatory impact, requirements, recommendations, alarm definitions, and other details of the standard.