Technological advances in oil and gas are propelling the market toward a new level of efficiency that directly affects safety. PHMSA regulations play a crucial role in achieving this objective by educating operators in alarm management and its impact on controller fatigue, especially with regard to workload management. While controller workload is a blend of multiple factors, an often overlooked but critical influence on workload involves leak detection alarms.
False leak detection alarms initiate protocols that can stop operations in their tracks and drastically increase controller workload and fatigue. Over time, this can greatly impact an operator’s control room management load. By considering the CRM regulations for alarm management and their relationship with fatigue and workload management, along with the available interpretations and applications via new technologies, operators will find that there are avenues available that not only assist in reducing workload but provide cost savings over time to produce a more safety-conscious environment within the control room.
Join NuGen Automation and KROHNE as they dive into the regulatory requirements that guide Control Room Management (CRM) in the US and learn how today’s advanced technology can help you reduce workload while erradiating false leak detection alarms from your operations.
- U.S. PHMSA (The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) CRM regulations affecting workload and their interpretations
- Relationship of safety-related and leak detection alarms to workload
- Role of third-party control room in workload and LDS management
- Influence of advance technology on workload reduction via LDS