Alarm Management for Process Control

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Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D.
President, D-RoTH, Inc., Shaker Heights, Ohio

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No modern industrial enterprise, particularly in such areas as chemical processing, can operate without a secure, and reliable, network of automated monitors and controls. And those operations need alarm systems to alert engineers and managers the moment anything goes wrong or needs attention. This book, by one of the world’s leading experts on industrial alarm systems, will provide A to Z coverage of designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective alarm network. It will show the reader how to understand alarm systems, the rationale for their design, and how to understand problems that can occur with such systems, along with the root causes and typical solutions. The book will offer guidance on:

  • Analyzing and Managing Alarm Performance
  • How to correctly identify “abnormal situations”
  • Global Standards for Alarm management, including OSHA (USA), ISA18, HSE (UK) and NAMUR (Germany)
  • Alarm System metrics and benchmarking
  • Setting up Alarm System Permissions protocols
  • Planning and managing a new Alarm System Project

Praise for Alarm Management...

"The book arrived today, and I must say that I am duly impressed. Although I’ve only had it for about 15 minutes, it is very apparent that it is the most comprehensive treatise on Alarm Management available. I’m sure it will be a best-seller. I am further impressed by the color graphics in the book, this appears to be a very good publisher." — Ed Marszal, ISA Fellow and President of Kenexis Consulting Corporation

"Rothenberg's book is a complete and yet very detailed look at a very important part of engineering control systems for use in critical infrastructure protection, as well a just everyday manufacturing in the process industries."  — Walt Boyes, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Read the entire review by Mr. Boyes at

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Douglas H. Rothenberg

Doug Rothenberg is founder and President of D-RoTH, Inc., a leading world-class consulting firm in all areas of alarm management systems for industrial manufacturing and technology providers, based in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a MSEE from Case Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.