ASM Guidelines Documents

The Consortium has compiled guidelines in several areas that represent best practices as demonstrated through research and application by member companies.  These documents have been through several revision cycles and through numerous peer reviews over the past decade.  They reflect many years of experience in the successful application of human-centered design in the management and automation of plant operations.

Available for purchase from Amazon:

Effective Console Operator HMI Design Practices (ISBN: 978-1514203859)

Effective Alarm Management Practices (
ISBN:  978-1442184251)

Effective Procedural Practices
(ISBN:  978-1452893877)

 Available to Consortium members only:

  • Effective Operations Practices

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