With a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Operations and Technology Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Marcus has been with Yokogawa Corporation since December 2008 as a Principal Technology Strategist. Prior to Yokogawa, Marcus was employed at Rockwell Automation, Morton International, and Jones-Blair Company. Marcus has held the positions of R&D Chemist, Process Engineer, Application Engineer, & Product Manager. Marcus has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical and automation industries.
Articles by Marcus
In this article, Marcus Tennant explores alarm philosophy, alarm management and their overall purpose as they relate to the late Robert M. Pirsig's philosophy in his book 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'
To improve alarm management globally, the International Society for Automation (ISA) issued the standard ANSI/ISA-18.2 in 2009. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) uses ISA-18.2 as the basis for the international alarm management standard IEC-62682, which is becoming globally adapted since its release in 2013. Learn more from Marcus Tennant about the IEC-62682 and it's implementation.
Operational procedures are an important component to the safe and efficient operation of process plants. What follows will highlight an emerging standard- ISA-106, covering key definitions, specific models, and an overview of several benefits in implementing MPA.