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Posts Tagged ‘alarms’

Control Room Excellence (an overview)

Control Room Excellence begins with a culture that enables operators to achieve best operating results by reacting to process changes before they become problems. Operations Excellence comprises several sub-solutions that focus on improving operational performance to achieve optimal results. From the control room to off-sites material movement, Operations Excellence solutions run the gamut to help…

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UCDS news for September 2013

Hello and welcome to the User Centered Design Services news for September 2013. Thank you for your interest in what we do and for allowing us to have fun while we do really important and serious work that makes a difference. The team has just completed a CRM review that has passed the PHMSA auditors.…

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Success Story – Alarm Managment

PPCL was recently implement in a Saudi refinery with a reported 85% reduction in standing alarms and a 50% reduction in alarms per minute.Here are the details. There were a total of 993 process variables that both had process variable alarm limits provided and data present in the plant historian. Nearly 200 other process variable…

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Designing Your Control Room

UCDS has in-depth experience in designing control rooms and modifying existing field shelters. Our process is compliant with the ISO 11064 Ergonomic Design Standard for Control Buildings. We interview management, supervision and a significant group of the operators to understand functional requirements, what works well in the existing environment, and identification and correction of problems…

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What is the High-Performance HMI?

August is here and it is a very busy month for UCDS.  Dave and I will be gone for the whole month.  We start with the first couple of weeks doing a control room gap analysis and conceptual design for a mining customer.  We as always start the process with our Situation Awareness Workshop.  This…

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Ucds Podcast 1

mycontrolroom.com’s first podcast. This is our overview video. Check it out and let us know what you think. The podcast can be view here on the blog or directly in iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast//id485498993

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