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An unseen problem in the control room is a danger for your entire operation.

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"2020 Control Process Automation Hall of Fame: Ian Nimmo"

Ian Nimmo among four inductees to the Control Process Automation Hall of Fame

"From pioneering industrial autonomy to mitigating the risks inherent in large capital projects, the four individuals inducted into the Control Process Automation Hall of Fame this year have all shaped the practice of process automation, and the ripples they’ve already created will long outlast their own careers..."

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:

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CONTROL ROOM DESIGN SERVICES

TRUST YOUR DESIGN NEEDS TO US

Conceptual, Detailed and Greenfield
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OPERATOR EXCELLENCE SERVICES

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE WHERE IT COUNTS

Alarm Management, HMI Design, Staffing ,Training & More
You can trust us to deliver on your needs.

Customer Testimonial

"Ian has consulted for us in the area of alarm management, central control room design, process control management and operator workload assessments. He is without doubt one of the world's experts in the above fields and has assisted us implementing leading edge techniques with definite business outcomes."

— Angelo, Senior Process Control Engineer, BHP Australia Worsley Alumina

We've worked with organizations all over the world.

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