OTC: Engineers consider human factors in offshore designs

05/19/2014
Offshore engineers increasingly are taking human factors into account when designing oil and gas equipment, said speakers participating in a May 5 Offshore Technology Conference technical session entitled "Human Factors in Engineers." The panelists wrote OTC papers on the topic. Julie Pray of ABS Consulting Inc. described how Human Factors Engineering (HFE) is a specialized engineering discipline that integrates human behavioral and physical capabilities with traditional engineering disciplines. Pray wrote a paper entitled "Implementing Human Factors Engineering in Offshore Installation Design" along with Kevin McSweeney of ABS and Christopher Parker of Atkins. They s...
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