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October 1, 2014

The Next Step Change in Process Safety

Leveraging the convergence of operational and information technologies can aid in minimizing risk

Andrew Soignier, Ventyx; Angela Summers, SIS-Tech; Mike K. Williams, Modern Automation Consulting Services, LLC

Today, CPI is seeking the next breakthrough improvement in process safety management — one that can empower facility operators by notifying them when risk increases, and enabling them to respond before abnormal operation escalates uncontrollably and causes injuries, monetary loss or environmental damage. This article examines how key elements, such as automation and information-management systems, as well as operating discipline, can begin to converge to make this proactive approach a reality...

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