The Importance of a Human Sensor

Plants typically have advanced Distributed Control Systems (DCS) installed and collect real-time and historical information using Data Historians. However, the human procedures related to these are often managed and recorded using inadequate tools. Poor operations management processes have caused catastrophic incidents, creating an important requirement for more efficient, consistent and detailed data across operations. A lack of information visibility also creates deficiencies in operational efficiency and productivity.

Humans see things that machines can’t; a Shift Excellence mindset that powerfully combines human procedures with real-time data on one operations management platform allows your personnel to become “human sensors”. By driving Shift Excellence, your human sensors are more alert to potential issues, are eager to suggest improvements and can have more confidence in their operations processes and overall safety.

Examples of Inadequate Data Collection Methods

Problems Caused by Inadequate Data Collection Methods

Impact of Poor Operations Processes on Personnel


Isn’t It Time to Enable the Human Sensor? 

j5 Operations Management Solutions digitize paper forms, spreadsheets, word processor documents and scattered databases, enabling the human sensor. Human procedures can be digitally connected to information from Data Historians and the DCS. The powerful combination of real-time and historical process data alongside human operations insights within j5 Operations Management Solutions allows organizations to get a full picture of plant events.

j5 Operations Management Solutions Features

Impact of j5 Operations Management Solutions on Personnel