Posts Tagged ‘human factors’

Improving Process Safety through Human Factors Analysis

Posted in Safety on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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Wikipedia defines process safety as focusing on: …preventing fires, explosions and accidental chemical releases in chemical process facilities or other facilities dealing with hazardous materials such as refineries, and oil and gas (onshore and offshore) production installations. In a Valve magazine article, Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One, Emerson’s Julian Annison and Travis […]

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 […]