DCS Console Operator Issues in Related Industries, 2011 PEERS Conference
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Distributed control systems have become ubiquitous in process control. One of the larger installations of DCS is in the oil and chemical processing industries, with early systems installed over 25 years ago. These industries have discovered that console operator performance can be a major factor in overall plant safety and operability. This paper describes some of the key finding in these industries related to what is needed to maximize operator performance. Research findings from the Center for Operator Performance related to console operator will be detailed.