Chief Human Factors Engineer at Beville Engineering
Intellirights thanks David Strobhar of Beville Engineering for taking time discuss the important research into human factors issues that come into play in protecting and securing refineries and petrochemical plants.
David Strobhar and his colleagues conducted this research with Penn State University and the Center for Operator Performance (an alliance of academic and process companies to research generic issues in human factors and process operator performance), and this research will be presented at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, March 20-22, 2011. The recent tragedy in Japan brings plant protection systems directly into focus and emphasizes the need for solid procedures in ensuring that man, industry, and the environment are protected and that catastrophes are avoided. We thank David and his colleagues for this opportunity to gain insight into the factors involved in the interface between man and machine.
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