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Is it difficult to go from local to remote operation?

Jun 11, 2019 7:41:00 AM / by Grethe Tausvik posted in Control Room, Remote Operation

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Many operators are looking into moving control from local facilities to more centralised operation centres, either as part of restructuring their operational strategy, as a result of a strategy, a change program or a drive to make their operation more efficient. When you are preparing the move from local to remote operation, there are plans and preparations needed to be made. These are related to organisation, technical solutions, the current state of the site, and the strategy that lies at the bottom.

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Is the way we work in the Norwegian oil and gas industry outdated?

May 29, 2019 6:58:00 AM / by Torbjørn Rørtvedt posted in Digitalisation, Human Factors, Remote Operation

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Currently, there is a trend for improvement and change programs in the Norwegian oil and gas industry and the level of ambition to improve the way we operate is at an all-time high. Some companies put hundreds of millions, even up to billions of NOK, into development programs, digital roadmaps, digital transformation targets and so forth, but are we able to take these developments into good use?

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Will the Norwegian oil and gas industry be sustainable in the future?

May 13, 2019 7:53:00 AM / by Torbjørn Rørtvedt posted in Digitalisation, Control Room, Remote Operation, Control Centre

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There’s been a development in the oil and gas industry over the past years, especially since the huge drop in oil price back in 2014. Previously, the earnings were so high that the way of operating and the way of specifying the facilities and running the projects, was completed without a lot of focus on cost-efficient solutions. The drop in oil price changed this, and now, lean/agile/digitalisation methods are high on the agenda to achieve a more cost-effective and optimised business.

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Do I need an alarm management system?

Nov 14, 2018 7:03:00 AM / by Arvid Halrynjo posted in Alarm Management, Alarm Improvement Project

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The quick answer is yes, because it can help prevent accidents and loss in production. It ensures a maintained alarm system, which is more cost efficient than having larger alarm rationalisation projects at irregular intervals. For new projects and modifications, the alarm philosophy is the basis for the changes, so this should be in place in order to have an optimal alarm system. 

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Do I have an alarm problem?

Oct 29, 2018 8:46:35 AM / by Nitin Moghe posted in Alarm Management

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An alarm list from ABB 800xA alarm management system

 

How can you know if your alarms are giving you a problem? There are different indicators that can be seen when we are experiencing alarm problems, and they usually show up in the alarm system.

 

So what is an alarm system? 

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What is the cost of an Alarm System Improvement Project?

Aug 7, 2018 7:10:00 AM / by Ola Guldbrandsen posted in Alarm Improvement Project

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There are a lot of different factors you would need to consider before starting an alarm project. Various factors will have an impact on the project cost. Therefore, it is interesting to estimate the actual cost of an alarm system improvement project.

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Why does your production site need an Alarm Philosophy?

Jul 24, 2018 7:05:00 AM / by Ove Heitmann Hansen posted in Alarm Philosophy, Alarm Management

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The easy answer is: "Because it is a statutory requirement". An Alarm Philosophy has to follow specific standards, and in a court of law you could be held accountable for not applying the standards to your alarm system design. However, there is more than the legal aspect to it. The Alarm Philosophy exists for operational, safety, work environmental, design and behaviour reasons - and ultimately, cost effectiveness.

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Why do some Alarm Improvement Projects fail?

Jul 12, 2018 7:14:00 AM / by Bernt Eldor posted in Alarm Improvement Project

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There are many factors to consider when analysing why some alarm improvement projects fail. For instance, some companies underestimate the time and people needed in order to have a successful project. What actions can you take in order to ensure success?

Click to download Your Guide: A Successful Alarm Improvement Project

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The Cost of an Alarm in Process Control and Safety Systems

Jun 25, 2018 7:20:00 AM / by Bernt Eldor posted in Alarm Management

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It is easy to understand that the consequence of not responding to a critical alarm may be incidents, accidents and potentially enormous costs. However, it is not that straight forward to understand that there  is a cost associated with any alarm. How can we quantify that cost?

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Welcome to DigiTales

Jun 25, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Bernt Eldor

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At Eldor, we strive to empower your team by delivering you industry leading knowledge and up-to-date research and tips which may be cruicial to achieving success in your business. We are proud to introduce you to Eldor's new blog: DigiTales. 

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