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NAMUR blazes trail toward open control

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:35:00 -0400

NAMUR represents several thousand process control specialists, with about 300 participating in almost 40 working groups focusing on: measurement, controls, automation, communication, process management and electrical engineering, covering the entire plant lifecycle.



PTC-425 Jofra professional temperature calibrator

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:03:34 -0400

Suitable for sterilization tunnels, validation and monitoring



Christian Science Monitor article on ICS cyber security and cyber war

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:33:00 -0400

The Christian Science Monitor has published my paper on ICS cyber security and cyber war




Orifice flowmeter rangeability

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:05:00 -0400

Today’s transmitters promise high turndowns, but other factors affect accuracy.



Power supplies: just another detail?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:57:00 -0400

Careful specification can prevent startup problems and maintenance headaches.



2017 State of Technology: Workstations and enclosures

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:28:00 -0400

A modern approach to engineering plant-floor enclosures improves efficiency, reliability, safety and more.



Breaking the interoperability barrier

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:26:00 -0400

ExxonMobil, Lockheed Martin and friends lead charge to open, secure, interoperable process control system



Targeted control system cyber attacks - not when, but how much damage

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:04:00 -0400

Targeted control system cyber attacks have been identified in many countries that include destruction of centrifuges, damage to blast furnace, loss of fuel loading, tilting of an off-shore oil rig, and significant environmental discharges. However, there have been almost no US government or NERC public identification of control system cyber attacks in the US despite the fact that targeted control system cyber attacks have occurred in US critical infrastructures with attendant damage.




NovaTech Augmented Manual Procedures (AMP) software

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:14 -0400

Error-proofs execution of manual tasks without adding additional I/O



The latest expansions and contractions - March 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:37:00 -0400

OSIsoft and predictive analytics partner TrendMiner combine technologies, Siemens acquires Mentor Graphics



Intelligent Project Delivery: Only the Beginning

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:15:00 -0400

ABB project execution methodology pays further dividends through integration with electrical infrastructure, lays groundwork for Collaborative Operations



Accelerate Engineering Workflows

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:42:00 -0400

Leverage standardization, computer-aided exchange tools and cloud-based environments to ramp up project execution efficiency



Sever Design Dependencies

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:57:00 -0400

The decoupling of automation hardware and software engineering allows many formerly serial tasks to be done in parallel—while fully eliminating others



Maximize I/O Flexibility

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Moving automation engineering off the critical project path starts with accommodating even late changes in instrumentation requirements



The Problem with Projects

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:08:00 -0400

Serial engineering workflows and dated automation infrastructure practices contribute to poor project flexibility as well as cost, schedule risk



Project Execution: The Future Is Now

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:18:00 -0400

From ultimate flexibility in the field to streamlined integration of packaged units and electrical equipment, ABB sets new standard in the execution of automation projects



Innovations ignite ARC Forum

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:33:00 -0400

Beyond the cybersecurity and openness discussions, many solutions and services were presented and released during ARC's annual event.



Living on the edge: Consumers driving power grid dynamics

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:39:00 -0400

Edge-of-grid technologies present problems, solutions and almost certainly, surprises



Bright oil and gas future will rely on innovation, efficiency

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:38:00 -0400

Panelists from ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Rice University chart past and present forces enabling their industry's future.



Utility CEO clears leadership path for women

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:38:00 -0400

CPS Energy CEO advises fellow women in industry to say ‘yes’ first, and ask questions later