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Start with API RP 556 for Flame Detection Guidance

Posted in Safety, Safety Monitoring on Monday, September 21st, 2009. No comments yet
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Some questions on flame detector reliability came my way the other day from a blog reader in the refining industry. I ran the questions by Emerson’s Gary Hawkins, a refining industry consultant. Gary’s first response was to point to the authoritative source for fired heater protection in the refining and petrochemical industries, API Recommended Practice […]

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 […]