Emerson has announced the iOps Workspace Solution, a new operator workspace that is designed to reduce human error and create an ideal operating environment.

The integrated operations solution combines visualisation hardware and software with an advanced technical console to enable an operator to more quickly, interact with multiple information sources, and improve productivity and situation resolution.

The iOps Workspace Solution was developed in conjunction with workspace providers Barco, Vertiv and Evosite. It combines many operator input sources into a single, virtual workspace, integrating information at the operator interface.

Operators only log in once at a single workspace to gain access to all required monitoring and control areas.

Project services marketing manager for the iOps Workspace Solution Todd Brase said: “Emerson’s new iOps Workspace Solution, with its customisable user interface, enables operators to securely control and monitor numerous sources residing on different networks.

“This provides the operations team with a common operational picture, helping them to make better decisions faster.”

Applicable across multiple industries, the new solution is suitable for oil and gas, refining, petrochemical and life sciences operations where a centralised control room is used to manage multiple process areas and interact with a myriad of enterprise applications.

The iOps Workspace Solution can manage inputs from any number of third-party software applications, live video feeds and Emerson’s array of automation software and hardware, including the DeltaV™ distributed control system.

Barco’s operator workspace software OpSpace provides helps control room operators work in a more intuitive way.

Vice-president of operator experience and chief operating officer at Barco, Chris Sluys said: “We started development of OpSpace by first gathering feedback from operators in the field, describing their ideal way of working.

“This vastly improves the operators’ efficiency and effectiveness, and ultimately raises the quality of decision-making.”

Vertiv and Evosite offers advanced technical furniture designed to operate 24/7 in control rooms and operations centres. Combining adjustable sit-stand settings with spacious, high-pressure laminate work surfaces gives operators an ergonomic work area that reduces strain and allows them to work more effectively.

For more information about the iOps Workspace Solution, send an enquiry using the form on this page.