The areas of application

The CRIOP method can be used wherever there is a human - machine interaction. In addition to the physical area of application, the CRIOP method can be used throughout the design process.

The areas of application

The present CRIOP methodology is customised for offshore control centres. Areas of application here are:

  • Central control rooms
  • Driller's cabins
  • Cranes
  • Emergency control-rooms (onshore / offshore)

The methodology can also be used for other purposes, e.g:

  • Control centres / cabins, e.g.
  • The driving cabin of a train
  • The bridge of a boat

The "control room" can be a centralised room, or a number of interconnected panels and cabins as illustrated to the right.

Integration of CRIOP in the design process

The CRIOP analysis can be used optional during:

  • C. Conceptual Design
  • D. Detailed Design
  • F. Operation and Feedback

It is up to the operators to decide which of the phases they want to use a CRIOP analysis, as shown in the illustration. However, we recommend that a CRIOP analysis is used in every phase.

Given that the design process is iterative, the CRIOP method should be applied several times during the design process, as indicated by the small blue arrows in the illustration. This includes during operation as well as the different design phases of a control room. Note that the potential for improvements naturally is largest during the early phases of the design process.

The scope of a CRIOP analysis is between 2 to 5 days of effort.


Published June 24, 2011



Contact person: Stig Ole Johnsen