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Capturing and Transferring Plant Operator Expertise

Posted in Operator Performance, Usability on Friday, September 4th, 2015. No comments yet
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As businesses in the West grapple with the demographic challenge of losing experienced employees to retirement, companies are taking various approaches to capturing and transferring this expertise to their incoming personnel. Emerson’s Mark Nixon pointed me to a great Chemical Processing article, Plants Grapple with Graying Staff. Mark has led many of the advancements in […]

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 […]

Narrated Wireless and Event-Based Control Advancements Presentations

Posted in Wireless on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. No comments yet
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Yesterday, we highlighted presentations on wireless and event-based control technology advancements by Emerson’s Terry Blevins, Willy Wojsznis and Mark Nixon. Terry and Willy presented these advancements at the First International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication, and Signal Processing in Krakow, Poland. Here are narrated YouTube videos of the three presentation:

Event-Based Control in a Wireless World

Posted in Wireless on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. No comments yet
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The First International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication, and Signal Processing was held June 17-19, 2015 in Krakow, Poland and took place on the campus of AGH University of Science and Technology. Some of the world leaders in Event-Based Control attended and talked in the conference. From the US, Professor Cassandras, Boston University, Professor Tsividis, […]

Big Data at AIChE Spring Meeting

Posted in Data Management, Event, Technologies on Friday, April 17th, 2015. One comment so far
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Austin, Texas, already a hotbed for technology as recently recognized by Forbes magazine, will host a gathering of chemical engineering professionals later this month. The AIChE is hosting the 2015 Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety here on April 26-30. If you’re planning to attend, make sure to catch some of the […]