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Managing incidents with standards based decision support


There have been several well publicized incidents over the past few years in refinery and petrochemical facilities. Incident reports from amongst others, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and papers from ARC Advisory Group and Marsh McLennan Insurance Company show that many of these incidents can be attributed to operational errors.

On closer examination of possible actions during a crisis, such as mistakes due to confusion and time taken to understand the value of information being presented, it begs the question, “Could we have provided better decision support to manage and possibly even prevent these incidents?” In fact, could technology provide better safety and business benefits in general? 

The presentation presents and explains three functional safety standards that could help, during the presentation the history, status and planned evolution of these standards will be discussed.

Speaker: Mr Dave Board

Principal Technology Strategist at Yokogawa

Dave has worked for 40 years in automation, his area of expertise is in Visualization, Batch Processing, Interoperability, Digital Twin and Edge technologies especially Edge analytics.

His standards work involved in the following Standards as Chair or Convenor:

  • BSI GEL/65/1 – Systems Considerations
  • IEC 63303 - Effective HMI for Process industries
  • IEC MT 61512 – Batch Processing
  • ISA 88 Batch Processing
  • ISA 101 Working Group 2
  • IEC SC41 (IoT and Digital Twins) WG3 Foundation Standards and Reference architecture.

He is an active committee member on the following:

  • BSI ART/1 – Artificial Intelligence
  • BSI IOT/1 – IOT & Digital twin
  • BSI AMT10/1 – Robotics
  • Seg 14 – Quantum Technologies
  • Open Process Automation forum
  • IEC 62541 – OPC UA
  • IEC 63280 – MTP (Module Type Package)
  • Open Metaverse Foundation
  • SyCMC – SMART Manufacturing
Control and Automation
Electronics Design


Continuing Professional Development

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25 Sep 2024 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

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  • Kent Local Network

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Holiday Inn Maidstone - Sevenoaks

London Road Wrotham Heath, Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks TN15 7RS
TN15 7RS
United Kingdom

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18:30 - Arrival & Networking

19:00 - Presentation Start

19:30 - Q&A Session

20:00 - Networking & close



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