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Economic, Environmental and Safety Implications in Alarm Management

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Operator Performance on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011. One comment so far
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Managing the alarms in a process manufacturing plant is typically a large part of a plant operator’s day. As process complexity has increased, the control system operator interface technologies have also had to improve to better communicate the abnormal conditions, which must be addressed. At a recent ISA France Section meeting, Emerson’s Hervé Gubernati presented […]

Welcome Mark Nixon to the Modeling and Control Blog

Posted in Process Optimization on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. One comment so far
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I wanted to welcome a new blogger to the family of Emerson Process Management bloggers. Emerson’s Mark Nixon joins Terry Blevins and Greg McMillan over at the Modeling and Control blog. You may recall Mark from some earlier posts on this blog. I’ve known Mark for many years back to the early development days of […]

Human Centered Design in Operator Displays

Posted in Abnormal Situation Prevention, Operator Performance on Monday, June 28th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Juan Carlos Bravo highlights the human centered design improvements in the DeltaV version 11 release. His focus in this 5-minute YouTube video is on the DeltaV operator displays. Much of the design comes from the research conducted with the Center for Operator Performance and the Emerson Human Centered Design Institute. I summarized some of […]

Transferring Plant Operator Expertise

Posted in Operator Performance, Operator Training on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009. No comments yet
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Chemical Processing magazine has a great article, Build Operator Expertise Faster, written by folks from the Center for Operator Performance (COPS). The article provides recommendations for how best to transfer the expertise of experienced plant operators who are rapidly approaching retirement age. The article opening well describes the challenge: Most process plants are struggling with […]

Operator Display Color Usage Study

Posted in Alarm Management, Chemical, Operator Performance, Refining on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009. No comments yet
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I received an email from the Center for Operator Performance (COP) about a newly completed study, Color Usage in Graphic Displays for Process Control. Emerson is one of the founding members along with members from process manufacturing, academia, EPCs, and automation suppliers. Emerson’s Mark Nixon, who leads the research efforts for the DeltaV system, is […]