Control Room Consolidation - Part 1, Operating Factors by Invensys

Manufacturing plant control rooms are a rare place where four variables – technology, work environment, processes, and labor – can be leveraged simultaneously. Consequently, their design and function is often part of a larger strategy to rationalize plant operations, which is often enabled with an upgrade of control and information technologies. 

02/26/2009


Manufacturing plant control rooms are a rare place where four variables– technology, work environment, processes, and labor – can be leveraged simultaneously. Consequently, their design and function is often part of a larger strategy to rationalize plant operations, which is often enabled with an upgrade of control and information technologies. Ignoring the rationalization effort afforded by the new work environment is a lost opportunity. Part 1 of this two part series by Bob Shepard identifies operating factors to consider when consolidating a group of distributed control rooms or evaluating current control rooms for optimum operational accuracy and efficiency. These include: the role of human factors, understanding the operator’s work environment (including activities in upset conditions and managing fatigue), the need for training, and the supervisor’s role. In Part 2 Shepard explores the design and systemic measures to enhance productivity while satisfying needs for process safety and risk management.

Control Room Consolidation - Part 1, Operating Factors by Invensys 10 pages





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me