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Expert Access: Empower Offshore Operations with Human-Centered Technology

Written by  OE Staff Monday, 28 October 2013 14:15
This event aired on December 12, 2013 Click to Access

ABB - logoNo doubt advances in automation technology can help companies in the offshore oil and gas industry but integrating Safety and asset integrity to the operating strategy of the process can pay back big dividends in decreased downtime and improved productivity, efficiency and profitability.

However it’s not enough to have automation technology in place, it must be designed to support the decision making of those operating the processes, there is a need to eliminate the possible sources of human errors in the design, operation and maintenance and squeeze the most out of automation technologies.

Human factors normally play a part in a disaster; typically a series of mistakes can cascade into a catastrophe, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Learn more in this informative webcast about how an integrated safety strategy can assist in cutting human errors and reducing risk, while realizing integrity management and a true safety culture.

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Luis Durán

Luis Durán has a BSEE and MBA from Universidad Simon Bolívar in Caracas Venezuela and is a certified Functional Safety Engineer (FSE) by TÜV Rheinland.

Luis Durán has 22 years of experience in process automation, including application development, Project design and Project Management of Basic Process Control Systems (BPCS), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and process simulation software applied to production improvement in Refining, petrochemical and upstream processes.

After over two years as Business Development Manager of Safety Systems for ABB and responsible of the Americas, Luis Duran is currently Product Marketing Manager for ABB Safety Control Technologies and continues to based in Houston, TX.

Previously he held multiple business development and Technical Product Marketing roles with Honeywell, Aspen Technology, Triconex and Invensys Process Systems

Luis Durán has published several papers in instrumentation and safety and critical control Systems, including:

  • Independent Layers of Protection with Integrated Safety Systems – jointly with Ron Johnson Dow Chemical - ISA Houston (Oct 2009)
  • Adopting Safety Standards is a Good Business Practice – ISA Mexico (April 2008)
  • Hidden Cost of Embedded Safety Instrumented System, Foxboro Users Group, Boston (July 2007)
  • Importance of Third Party Certification of SIS Elements, ISA Chicago (October 2005)
  • Selection Criteria for Safety Instrumented Systems ISA Maracaibo, Venezuela Chapter (April, 2002)
  • Electronic Safety System, Selection Criteria. Presented at the 1st Panamerican Automation Sessions Caracas, Venezuela (May, 1994).
  • Digital Integration of Intelligent Field Instrumentation to Honeywell TDC 3000 with L.Goméz presented at 1st Automation and Control Sessions, Maracaibo, Venezuela (September 1992)
Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2013 1 PM - 2 PM CST
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