Taking Abnormal Situation Management to the Outer Limits

Our early ancestors looked to the sky searching for changes between the sun, moon and stars to predict weather patterns, natural disasters and even war. Over time, mankind’s knowledge and tools evolved so that we didn’t depend so much on human interpretation of celestial bodies. But the world is a complex place. And even with today’s sophisticated technology, we are always exploring new ways to forecast the future. In process industries like oil and gas and chemicals, the ability to identify shifts in patterns that could eventually cause problems is critical. That’s because a seemingly simple issue, like a pump malfunction, could result in a not so natural disaster. From oil spills to gas leaks and fires, manufacturing incidents are still fairly frequent. And when death, injury and environmental destruction…


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