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Case Studies on Applying Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Oil & Gas on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. No comments yet
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ARC Advisory Group’s Janice Abel led a session, Digitizing Intelligence: From Analytics to Bots, at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum. The description for this session was: Smart, connected real-time data that is synchronized throughout the plant and global enterprise is the future for process automation, the digital transformation, and smart manufacturing. Whether working with advanced […]

10 Years Advancing Operator Performance via Research

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Operator Performance on Monday, April 3rd, 2017. One comment so far

Much research has been done over the last decade on improving the performance of plant operators to safely, reliably and efficiently operate their production processes. Huge contributions to these efforts have come from the Center for Operator Performance (COP). This group of industry, supplier and academia’s mission: …to raise the performance level of our operators […]

Improving Refinery Performance through Alarm Management

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Alarm Management, Refining on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. No comments yet
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Alarms in the process are a normal part of life for plant operators. But, when improperly designed and implemented, they can be more of a nuisance, and potentially mask abnormal situations when they come flooding in. Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shared an article with me that was published several years ago in Hydrocarbon Engineering magazine. The […]

Situation Awareness – A Primer for Process Operations

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Emerson Exchange on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013. 3 comments so far
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This title, Situation Awareness – A Primer for Process Operations, caught my eye and decided to end the day in this session. The abstract: As more and more emphasis is placed on supporting operator performance in the process industries, it is important to understand how concepts from outside process control can be used to inform […]

Intelligent Field Device Diagnostic Alarm Management

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Alarm Management, Asset Optimization on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. One comment so far
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In an earlier post, Plant Alarm Management and Analysis, we highlighted the importance of managing plant alarms and the 2009 ratified alarm management standard, ANSI/ISA 18.2. Emerson’s Jonas Berge added a comment that I wanted to share with everyone in a separate blog post [some hyperlinks added]. Another important aspect of alarm management, apart from […]