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Operators Can Operate at 100% Capacity (Optimization Means Money)

August 11, 2016

Arnold Oliver of Worsley Alumina challenged his process control group to improve process efficiency. The goal was to get operators to set setpoints closer to the maximum process capacity. To achieve this, operators…

Control Room Operators and the Key Hole Effect

July 13, 2016

The key hole effect: Your control room operator is monitoring a process with several loops and several points, they have multiple screens and each screen has hundreds of graphics to navigate through, uh oh, several alarms start to activate! The operator…

Grey Scaled Graphics

June 3, 2016

Why Switch Your Rainbow Graphics to a Boring Shade of Grey? First of all, you’re not just changing the background color on your existing graphics, your reducing the number of graphics by incorporating…

New Book – Control Room Design guide

April 17, 2016

We have recently released a new book on Control Room Design. Here is the summary: Since the introduction of distributed control systems into control rooms, the mining, refining, chemical, and power industries have…

Podcast 12- Disasters and Emergencies Part 3

December 28, 2015

This is part 3 of a 3 part series where Ian Nimmo, president of User Centered Design Services, discuss Disasters, Diagnosis and Emergencies. To learn more about UCDS and Ian Nimmo please visit…

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