The role of operator’s performance for continuous, hazard-free and economically viable production in the chemical industry is of paramount importance. Even a minor error may
Safety reports are mandatory documents in member states of European Union whenever any threshold limits of amounts of either stored or processed hazardous substances are
The blending between bio-based and conventional fuels is mandatory according to European Directives. Bioethanol proved to have beneficial effects for energy security issues in some
The Electric Energy (EE) price plays a significant role in the economic assessment of chemical and more in general of industrial processes. As far as
Process industry is known for its complexity and sensitivity with critical procedures saturated with demanding human-machine interfaces that may induce human errors thus resulting in
The advancement in technology, automation, and mechanization has revolutionized the industrial sector as well as the specific activities of operators. The need for understanding, perceiving
The use of Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) for training is an idea that is around since long time; the real, unclarified doubt about its use
The significant impact of human errors on the operation of industrial processes calls for improved methodologies and tools to train both control-room and field operators.
This paper discusses a training solution based on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented‑Virtual Reality (AVR), specifically tailored for the (chemical) process industry, and a related
The paper investigates the causes and simulates the dynamics of the events that led to the catastrophic explosion on March 23, 2005 at the British
Training is considered as one of the most important component in the process industry. The progress in development of training methods with respect to the
The sensitivity and significance of operator training increased profoundly with the increase in automation of industrial plants. The paper proposes and discusses the use of
A fundamental challenge and opportunity for risk and operational managers to improve significantly their activity is to adopt a holistic approach to decision-making by grounding
A feasibility study of a new plant or even of a revamped one bases the forecast for incomes and outcomes on a discounting back approach.