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Artificial intelligence for safer and optimized production

By Bernt Eldor on 19/05/20 09:02

We can define artificial intelligence like this: “Artificial Intelligence (Al) is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages,” (Techopedia, 2020).

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Topics: Situational awareness Artificial Intelligence Production optimization
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How can we use digitalization to increase plant performance?

By Bjarne André Asheim on 05/05/20 09:07

How can we use the available production data in a new and smart way to avoid disturbances leading to loss of production?

 

 

This figure above shows how production can vary on a plant. Ideally, we want to reduce the time spent in the yellow regions. 

Topics: Digitalization Control Room Efficiency
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How to improve situational awareness by using data analytics

By Bjarne André Asheim on 21/04/20 08:54

The term data analytics refers to different ways of analysing raw data, using both qualitative and quantitative techniques and processes, to make conclusions about the information. In a control room, the goal is to improve the situational awareness for faster and more targeted decisions. Big data is extremely large data sets that may be analysed by computers to reveal patterns and trends.

 

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Topics: Digitalization Situational awareness
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The impact of human error on process safety and performance

By Ian Hamilton and Claus Myllerup on 01/04/20 09:09

Industrial accidents occur in most sectors where humans are exposed to heights, speed, or heavy powerful machinery. While each accident is tragic, the consequences are often limited to the casualties and their relatives.

Topics: Situational awareness Control Room Efficiency
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What is the value of real-time decision-making?

By Bernt Eldor on 24/03/20 09:54

The value of real-time decision-making in an oil & gas production process or at a petrochemical plant is closely related to situational awareness. In this setting, real-time is defined as time-critical decisions within seconds based on live real-time data. The control room operator normally operates in a time frame of seconds to minutes, but not all decisions are equally time critical. The reason we specify our understanding of real-time is to make a distinction to real-time that is also used for systems working on real-time data, but offline non-time critical. These kinds of applications are often used more as back-office support for operation and maintenance.

Topics: Digitalization Situational awareness Real-time
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How to reduce downtime with digitalization in production facilities

By Bernt Eldor on 17/03/20 09:03

All production facilities will experience downtime sometime during production, where the facility will fail to operate within safe limits. The root causes or reasons behind this is either technical, operational, or organizational. 

Topics: Digitalization Downtime