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Operator Centered Situation Awareness Control Rooms are Designed from the HMI (Operator Displays)!

September 24, 2020

Perform an operator Task Analysis to determine what the operators responsibuilities are and what the workload consitis of. Then design the displays using the Level 1 through 4 hiarchy. Once you know eactly…

Alarm Management Workbook

September 21, 2020

Ian Nimmo discusses the new workbook on alarm management that UCDS will be releasing soon. It will cover the main principles about what “good” looks like from an alarm management perspective. It will…

Operators and Abnormal Situations

September 17, 2020

Operators are eyes and ears of a process, like pilots, they have to manage multiple instruments at the same time. They have to be positioned to resolve issues before they escalate and become…

Control Rooms, Displays and Screens (should be an integrated design)

September 10, 2020

So, what do operator do? Ultimately, an operator’s job is to optimize the process, maintain product quality, intervene when needed, ensure safety and production goals are met, while complying with regulatory requirements. We…

Shift Handover / Turnover is Still a Major Issue in our Industry…

September 3, 2020

Achieving operational excellence is the ultimate objective, this is a moving target, but we can get close if we can change the culture! To do that you have to focus on the workers.…

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