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Improving Operator Performance via Human Factors Research

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability 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 […]

Knowledge Sharing at Ovation User Group

Posted in Power on Monday, February 3rd, 2014. One comment so far
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User group conferences are a tremendous source of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. What’s learned at these conferences can be invaluable as a shortcut to learning what works well, what to avoid, and who has similar interests with whom you can connect. Combined Cycle Journal editor, Bob Schwieger, shared his experiences in an article, Users push tomorrow’s […]

Migrating Control System Human Machine Interfaces

Posted in Modernization, Project Services 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 […]

Bridging Color Sciences with Process Automation

Posted in Operator Performance, Technologies on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. 2 comments so far
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I hate to date myself, but I remember the first color monitors coming into process automation operator workstations in the 1980s when I was a young systems engineer. Having a palette of colors was really nice when putting together displays for our operators on offshore platforms. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a clue about color science, […]

Control Architecture for Solar Photovoltaic Plants

Posted in Energy, 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 […]