My last blog covered the key aspects of the 2014 of the Wonderware HMI /SCADA software release, namely: , I am highlighting the situational awareness issue because “42 percent of industrial business losses are generated by human error most commonly caused by a lack of situational awareness according to a study done by ASM consortium. Situation awareness is defined as the perception of environmental elements with respect to time and/or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status. (Source: Automation World)., , . Having just completed a seminar on situational awareness in Buenos Aires, I would like to expand with this blog and provide the highlights of the actual related features of the new 2014 release.
There are many names for situation awareness, but all have the same intent:
- High Performance HMI
- Abnormal Situation Management (ASM)
- Operator/User Centered Design
- Situation(al) Awareness
- Advanced Process Graphics
- Human Factors Design
- Goal Oriented Design
- Hierarchical Information Organization
- Proper Color Usage
- Actionable Alarm Awareness
- Effective Design Elements
In my next blog, I plan to take each one of those features and present the value and benefits is poised to bring to our customers.
You have heard the expression, “it takes 2 to tango”. I have provided a brief preview of the 2014 Wonderware key aspects, now it is your turn to comment on your organization efforts to improve situational awareness. Be in the top 10 people to comment here and I will email you an outline of a program designed to put up to $500 in your pocket per month.
For more information, please visit our HMI/SCADA web page.