Benefits of IOC
- Improve operational efficiency
- Ensure accurate operator responses
- Provide situational awareness
- Operate from central control or remote sites reducing need for 24/7 coverage
- Instant information for pipeline status, volume, nominations, and delivery forecast
- Advanced alarms management
The Intelligent Operator Console (IOC)
The Intelligent Operator Console (IOC) is the pillar of the POEMS operations solution providing a high-performance, fully CRM-compliant human-machine interface (HMI) for pipeline and midstream operations. The IOC contains the SCADA HMI implementations for operations and measurement.
Key to compliance with the adequate information requirements of the control room management rule in 49 CFR 192 and 195 is incorporation of API 1165 “Recommended Practice for Pipeline SCADA Displays”.
The IOC exists as a pre-engineered HMI that extends the capabilities of the Schneider ClearSCADA platforms by adding key capabilities through their driver developer kit (DDK). The IOC implements the HMI best practices of API 1165. and also complies with ISA 101 ”Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems” by providing an HMI philosophy, style guide, and design guide.
High-Performance HMI Screens
Using grayscale background, clear images for common objects and actions, and color only when necessary, the IOC displays represent the state of art in situational awareness.
The EnerSys Intelligent Operator Console conforms to the latest version of the industry best practice, ANSI/ISA 101.01-2015, Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems, which was published in July 2015 and approved by the American National Standards Institute.
A high-performance HMI must provide clear and easy-to-visualize situational awareness, include operator tools specific to pipeline control room operations, and integrate alarm management functions.