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Second Meeting: --Wednesday, Oct 14th,2015

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Situation Management

For New Control Room Operator

1 hour PDH Given

Wednesday October 14th, 2015


Powerful Concepts for Control Room Operator Effectiveness




Every day, 24 hours a day, tens of thousands of operators successfully manage hundreds of millions of dollars each of complicated, sometimes dangerous equipment. Operators have a single primary task—keep it working well and prevent or fix any problems that get in the way. Easy to say; difficult to do for each and every minute of operation. Operators must know inside and out how their plants or operations work; how they might get into trouble; and how to prevent trouble from having a bad impact. If this weren't a tall enough order, they need to be able to see trouble coming in time enough to do that job effectively.

This presentation provides an introduction into serious tools and infrastructure for them to do even better. For as we improve their operating success, we nudge those accidents and incidents that lie in wait further away. The presentation identifies the importance of alarm systems, the human-machine interface, and other important operational safeguards, and ties it together into a coherent technology. It also introduces a new and most important tool for situation awareness to come our way in a very long time--weak signals analysis.


About the Speaker

Doug Rothenberg has a broad background in academia, industrial process control, and consulting. His primary activities have been in alarm management and control room management for industry. He currently is president and principal consultant at D-RoTH, Inc located in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Doug has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He taught engineering at Case Western Reserve University and worked for Sohio and then later BP.

He did the pioneering work in the development and deployment of DCS alarm management technology and is the author of the leading reference book in the field Alarm Management for Process Control. His current focus is enhancing control room operator effectiveness.  He does training and consulting worldwide.




 Rockwell Automation
1 Allen-Bradley Drive
Mayfield Heights, Ohio  44124-6118 

    Voice:  +1 (440) 646-4771
    Fax:  +1 (440) 646-7264


Social:                   5:30 – 6:00 PM

Dinner:                  6:00 – 7:00 PM

Speaker:               7:00 – 8:00 PM



Buffet Menu

Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls w/ Butter

Caesar Salad

Slow Roasted Porkloin w/ Wild Mushrooms & Sherry Wine Sauce

Chargrilled Salmon w/ Sweet & Spicy Red Chile Glaze & Pineapple Salsa

Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Potatoes

Steamed Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Beans & Carrots

Fresh Baked Cookies & Dessert Bars



Bottled Water & Canned Sodas


Cost for Seminar only: 

Attendees: $5 in support of ISA Cleveland Section Educational Programs


Cost for Dinner only:   

Members $25/person for Dinner, Non-Members:  $30/person for Dinner

Full-Time Students $10.00/person

 Cost for Seminar & Dinner: 

Members $30/person, Non-Members:  $35/person

Full-Time Students $15/person

 Please call Harriet Radvansky at 216-408-6013

or email: no later than Friday, October  9th.