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Do you know your Process’ Sacred Six?

May 25, 2018

  My first lesson in Human Factors was a memorable one as evidenced by the fact that it has stuck with me for over 20 years. As I remember the talk during World…

If one of your operators misses an alarm because there are too many, what is the best solution?

March 27, 2018

As a former Process Control Manger, I have had this discussion more times than I can remember, and it has generally been with people who I would otherwise consider intelligent. Thinking back, I find it…

How to Create Control Room Design Specifications

October 9, 2017

The basis of any control room design specification should be based on the International Standard for Ergonomic Design of Control Centers ISO 11064. The document is in 7 parts, part 6 being the…

Understand the Control Room Design Layout Requirements

October 8, 2017

The control room design layout is conceived during the Conceptual Design Phase of a control room project and formalized during the Detail Design Phase. The requirement comes from the initial data collection phase…

5 Ways to Better Equip Your Control Room Operator

October 7, 2017

In control rooms are day-to-day issues and systems that impact the performance of control room operators, the most common are defined as compromises to Situation Awareness. We will review each of the five and…

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