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Process Operations is in Need of New Operating Standards and Management Systems – Your Best People are Looking to Retire or Switch to Another Company

August 20, 2020

Safety, Reliability, quality, and profitability goals are driven by upper management, they want to lower operating costs, increase profit, and focus on safety – so they’ve made large investments in automation to achieve…

Abnormal Situations in the Control Room

August 17, 2020

President of UCDS Ian Nimmo explains abnormal situation management. From a production perspective, how do we keep processes within normal operating limits? Abnormal situation management is when a process begins to function outside…

Operator Centered Control Rooms

August 13, 2020

What do all control room operators have in common? Technology advanced and the human factor was forgotten, but they all do the best with what they got. Technology, in many cases, made life…

Selecting and Training Operators

August 6, 2020

Operators are often selected based on years of experience and are rarely tested for managing large amounts of data and hundreds of unique scenarios. Rarely do they receive formal process condition training using…

Control Room Alarm Management

July 20, 2020

In this video Ian Nimmo, CEO of UCDS, discusses why alarm management is so critical to the control room. He explains why major accidents have been attributed to the alarm system. In many…

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