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Seventh Meeting: --Wednesday, March 11th,2015

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Wednesday March 11th, 2015


1 PDH Certificate will be provided


Topic: Implementing a world class alarm management strategy


Abstract:  Look at a practical approach toward improving alarm management at an existing site. 

Discuss the logical building block steps that can be taken to transform an organization over time. 

Understand how tools and solutions can be used to assist the improvement process and support the ISA 18.2 Lifecycle, while recognizing that world class alarm management comes from a plant wide methodology.  


Bio: Bob Kanel has worked in the process control industry for over 25 years.  Much of this time has been focused around operational excellence in the areas of Alarm Management and Asset Optimization. 

 Bob led an ABB consulting team in the Americas Region helping customers in multiple industries reach their goals in these areas.  He currently works as Technology Manager for Power Generation in the Power Systems division driving the Simulation Solutions business and focusing on High Performance HMI.  In the past Bob has held various roles in development engineering, systems engineering, systems marketing, business development, and technical sales support.  He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Akron.


Location:              Vittorio's Buon Appetito

                              29664 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, Ohio

                              (440) 585-7700

 Social:                   5:30 – 6:00 PM

Dinner:                 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Speaker:               7:00 – 8:00 PM



 Grilled salmon or Chicken Parmagiana or Lasagna

 All entrees served with a tossed salad, fresh rolls and butter, coffee, tea, or soft drinks, and cake for dessert

 Cost and Reservations:        

Members $25/person for Dinner, Non-Members:  $30/person for Dinner

Full-Time Students  $10.00/person for Dinner


Please call Harriet Radvansky at 216-408-6013 or email: no later than Friday, March 6th.