Bernt Eldor

Bernt Eldor

Bernt is co-founder and the Sales and Marketing director for Kairos Technology. Bernt has extensive experience with international project management and sales, specifically within the oil and gas industry. He is an offshore engineer graduate from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Recent posts by Bernt Eldor

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Do we really put safety first?

By Bernt Eldor on 15/09/21 09:06

Everyday life puts all of us in situations where we must make decisions, some of them concerning safety. Think about the last time you overtook another car. What kind of safety margins do need to decide to step on the gas?

Topics: Situational awareness Root causes
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Planning and introducing modifications with control room operators

By Bernt Eldor on 04/05/21 09:03

Imagine that your car changed behavior overnight so that the next morning when driving to work you notice that the location of the brake pedal has changed. Would you feel confused and unconfident? It is easy to understand the importance of introducing modification to the control room and changes to the process in a planned and controlled manner, when considering the car scenario. All operational personnel should be kept updated about coming changes. The most important personnel with respect to these kinds of changes are the control room operators.

Topics: Situational awareness Sharing human knowledge
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Is it possible to learn from others as control room operators?

By Bernt Eldor on 23/03/21 10:18

Being a control room operator is very much experience based, so how can they learn how to maintain safe operation?

Topics: Situational awareness Sharing human knowledge
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Top 5 issues in the control room

By Bernt Eldor on 09/03/21 09:03

An effective control room is crucial to ensure the safe and efficient operation of any plant. The amount of work in a control room is dependent on the size and complexity of the plant, and the level of automation. The control room responsibilities may vary based on the plant, but will generally cover the following main tasks:

Topics: Sharing human knowledge
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How efficient are the alarms in modern plants?

By Bernt Eldor on 02/02/21 10:39

Operators in today’s modern control rooms face serious challenges to understand what’s going on inside their plants as the number of alarms increase. Configuring an alarm has never been easier.

Topics: Digitalization Artificial Intelligence Alarm management
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What is the problem with alarms in the control room?

By Bernt Eldor on 19/01/21 08:53

The role of a control room operator is to monitor and take control if and when the automation and safety systems fail to provide safe and efficient production. This role remains the same even with increased level of autonomy and more remote control.  

Topics: Situational awareness Alarm management
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Artificial intelligence for safer and optimized production

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

The history of Artificial Intelligence goes all the way back to the classical antiquity where the idea of intelligent robots (such as Talos) and artificial beings, such as Galatea and Pandora, were a part of Greek Mythology (McCorduck, P., 2004). Talos was a giant automatic machine circling the shores and protecting Europe from pirates and invaders.

Topics: Situational awareness Artificial Intelligence Production optimization
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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 digitalization in production facilities can reduce downtime

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 are either technical, operational, or organizational. 

Topics: Digitalization Downtime