Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:57:00 -0500Leveraging the employee badge is a sound and economical approach to protecting production processes, data, and critical assets throughout the organization, but there are many choices.
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The OpenGroup ExxonMobil Automation webinar is Tuesday February 28th at 8am Pacific. The link to the webinar is:
The Automation initiative is being expanded to include SCADA as well as DCS. The webcast description can be found here but doesn’t include the addition of SCADA:
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:14:00 -0500Effort aims to expand the companies’ automation solution portfolios and deliver value to the North American oil and gas midstream industry.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:27:00 -0500Energy management and energy efficiency are key elements of the desired objective, and automation professionals can do their part by acting not only on the numerator (work required) but also on the denominator (energy supplied or inputs), says Ian Verhappen.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:06:54 -0500Handles most solids applications, including extreme dust and high-temperature environments, small particles, and jagged solid materials, including those with steep angle of repose.
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February 21st, 2017, CBS television had an NCIS episode that featured the Aurora vulnerability. The Aurora event that was depicted on the program had many of the misconceptions that are prevalent to this day. That is, Aurora is malware and only affects diesel generators. In reality, Aurora is not a virus, or even malware - it is a physics issue. Secondly, Aurora is not just about generators, but also motors and even transformers. Given that the Aurora information was declassified by DHS more than two years ago, one can only hope there are no copycat attempts.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08:00 -0500Emerson sells Control Techniques divisions to Nidec Corp.; Schneider Electric buys real-time 3D software manufacturer MWPowerlab s.r.l.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:32:45 -0500Designed for critical environments, it’s fanless, operates at -40°C to 70°C on 9 to 48 VDC power, and can withstand vibration up to 5G.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:25:10 -0500New product is lightweight, compact, runs on 12-24 VDC, and features a spring-return fail-safe that closes the valve when its power is lost.
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The 2017 RSA Security Conference had more discussions of ICS cyber security which is important as RSA is the mainstream of cyber security. On the other hand, some of the discussions were misleading with some speakers unaware of control system issues – an all too common problem.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:19:00 -0500Industry embracing technology, finding new ways to pare the labor force.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:03:00 -0500Protocol organizations report progress toward proficiency in process control applications.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:31:01 -0500Offers the ability to view video, supply power, and control the camera over one standard Ethernet cable via GigE Vision and Power over Ethernet (PoE) industry standards.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:27:00 -0500Level, flow and density instrumentation offer cost-effective ways to assess process fluids.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:09:24 -0500Brings functionality that makes improving plant operations easier and faster, including better mining and solids process simulations, simulation performance enhancements and optimizations, and a new simulated I/O driver for Siemens PCS7 and S7 systems.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:14:00 -0500Company's Middle East & Africa subsidiary has received an order from Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority to provide control systems for its Layyah Power and Desalination Station in the United Arab Emirates.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:09:00 -0500What's required are endlessly repeated demonstrations of value and slow chipping away, until formerly radical ideas gain enough critical mass to go mainstream, says Jim Montague
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:03:00 -0500In today's automated world it is not always easy to get the movement our bodies need to work properly.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:17:00 -0500You can choose from many different sensors on the market today to measure all types of natural phenomena.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:47:00 -0500The U.S. Dept. of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and Emerson Process Management, among others, offer a series of white papers, guides and other resources.