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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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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

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 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