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Alarm Management in the Processing Industry:
ALARMS are a major challenge to the processing industry, you can’t function without them and you can’t function withthem. Alarms are required to bring an operator’s attention to a pending consequence which could involve harm to people,damage to equipment, processing errors impacting production, quality and cost, and may impact the environment.Hence, the alarm is designed to prevent these consequences.
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We provide a complete Operator Centered Situation Awareness Control Room Methodology.
Starting with a workload / operator staffing assessment - ensuring operators can respond to critical alarms in a timely effective manner, then developing an alarm management standard, next designing an operator user interface (displays) and screen design layout to enhance situation awareness, then designing a console specification, and last we integrate everything into the design of the control room.
Situation Awareness is an Operator Requirement – it is achieved when you integrate all 6 of the following phases into an Integrated Human Factors Solution: