Posts Tagged ‘HMI’

Innovations in Control System Operator Interfaces

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Operator Performance on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Operators in plant and production facilities have relied on Operator Interfaces (OIs), also known as human-machine interfaces (HMIs), as their window into the process—to monitor, control and work through abnormal situations. In a article, OI package empowers operations, Emerson’s Cindy Scott and Camilo Fadul, describe advancements in OI technology introduced in DeltaV Live to […]

Improving Operator Performance via Human Factors Research

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Operator Performance on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. No comments yet
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Safe operations are a top priority for process manufacturers and producers. One major area affecting process and personnel safety is the capabilities and performance of plant operators. The Center for Operator Performance (COP) consortium brings together: …a diverse group of industry, vendor, and academia representatives addressing human capabilities and limitations with research, collaboration, and human […]

Migrating Control System Human Machine Interfaces

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Friday, November 8th, 2013. No comments yet
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Control systems are built to last for decades of reliable operation. Yet technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. At the recent Emerson Exchange conference in Texas, Emerson’s Jean Pressly presented To Migrate Or Not To Migrate—DCS HMI Only. Here is a recap of the main points of that presentation. Jean discussed reasons customers […]

Rules for Designing Optimal Operator Interfaces

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Event, Operator Performance on Thursday, October 11th, 2012. 7 comments so far
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Emerson’s Aaron Crews, Molly Firkins, and Jessica Graham presented, “Rules” for Designing Optimal Operator Displays at the 2012 Emerson Exchange. Their abstract: “How can I design displays in the right way?” No matter whether we are creating, migrating or optimizing operator displays, we need to provide Operators with all the relevant information to perform his […]

Control Architecture for Solar Photovoltaic Plants

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Technologies on Friday, January 20th, 2012. One comment so far
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Jim Cushman, a member of the Power & Water Solutions business, looks at the process control architecture requirements for solar photovoltaic-based power generation. Early developers of solar photovoltaic (PV) did not consider the need to control the power generated from solar PV panels. In their minds, it was simply a […]