PAS announces 2-day course for Alarm Management Certification for Process Industry Professionals

Learn the Seven Steps for Optimizing Your Alarm System and Become an Alarm Management Certified Professional

Houston, TX - July 10, 2006 - PAS, which recently wrote The Alarm Management Handbook, is now offering a 2-day course at locations around North America to teach the seven steps required for any successful alarm management initiative.

This unique hands-on workshop is designed to help process and control professionals resolve alarm issues in seven simple steps by teaching proven methods to:

1. Proactively manage an alarm system
2. Resolve problems, such as nuisance and chattering alarms
3. Reduce unplanned production time and shutdowns

The training course is based on The Alarm Management Handbook recently published by PAS and a series of hands-on computer-based exercises to provide a complete and balanced introduction to the field of Alarm Management. Workshop topics include: developing an alarm philosophy, benchmarking against best practices, controlling and maintaining a system, and justifying alarm management projects.

The Alarm Management Certification Series will take place in a computer lab facility in the following cities: Houston, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Dallas. Attendees will have their own computer for the duration of the workshop allowing them to gather hands on experience and directly interact with the software.

Cost of the workshop is $1195 and includes a course booklet, a copy of The Alarm Management Handbook, an AMCP Certificate, an informational CD, breakfast, and lunch. Each Participant is eligible to receive 14 Professional Development Hours or 1 Professional Engineering Continuing Education Credit, and become a Level 1 Alarm Management Certified Professional (AMCP).

Class sizes are limited and early registration is recommended.

About PAS
PAS is a leading supplier of People & Asset Solutions to the process industries worldwide and has been delivering value to customers around the world since 1993. Key applications include Knowledge Management, Alarm Management, Linear and Non-Linear Multivariable Control & Optimization, Control Loop Performance Monitoring and Real-time Performance Metrics Management. Our Microsoft .NET-based PlantState Suite platform provides the foundation for consistent implementation of applications across any control and information platform.

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