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Can DCS HMI Impact Operator Performance?

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009. No comments yet
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So asks one of the liveliest conversations going on the Process Automation Usability Project site. The thread begins with an observation by the Putman Media staff: Many recent accidents have clearly identified the contribution of bad alarm management practices as a major contribution. Action has been taken by regulators, standards bodies and customer forums to […]

Hot Cutovers Help Provide Operator Learning Curve Time

Posted in Modernization, Operator Performance on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009. No comments yet
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Today is the first of two guest blog posts this week. Aaron Crews graciously agreed to write this while I’m goofing off this week on vacation. Thanks Aaron! Jim is a brave soul to hand over the keys to the blog while he’s on vacation this week. Hopefully I don’t do too much damage while […]

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 […]

Color Considerations in Alarm Design

Posted in Alarm Management, Operator Performance on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. No comments yet
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I’ve known Emerson’s Cindy Scott a long time in our days building the DeltaV brand, and even earlier. I’ve not known Cindy to be versed in the use of the Queen’s English by spelling words such as color, colour. I can only assume the article I read, Don’t let colours hide the alarms!, had the […]