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ISASecure Family of Certifications Builds Foundation for Automation Cybersecurity

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Cybersecurity on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. No comments yet
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Authors: Emerson’s Alexandre Peixoto, International Society of Automation (ISA)’s Andre Ristaino Selecting, engineering, implementing, and operating a control system is a significant, long-term investment. Applying a defense-in-depth strategy to protect the process from cybersecurity risks is another significant, long-term investment that can be made more complicated if the inherent security features of the control system […]

Compressor Anti-Surge Control Value Improvement Practice

Posted in Chemical, Control & Safety Systems, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Thursday, February 6th, 2020. No comments yet
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Author: Pete Sharpe An ethylene plant has a number of very large, very critical compressors which will cause the entire plant to shutdown if they ever trip. The cracked gas compressor increases the entire cold-side feed from around 3 psig to ~475 psig, typically through 5 stages. The two refrigeration compressors are the next biggest […]

Modernization of DCS and PLC with Electronic Marshalling

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. No comments yet
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Now, with many control systems being 30+ years old, most of these legacy systems have been placed in to end of life or retired lifecycle status. This means no further factory support is available. I caught up with Emerson’s Scott Ross about some of the choices that must be considered moving forward. Manufacturers and producers […]

Real-Time and Edge-Computing Virtualization

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Machine Automation on Thursday, December 12th, 2019. No comments yet
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Virtualization of servers and PCs have come a long way in just a few years. It’s use in Operational Technology (OT)-based applications continues to grow. In a Control Engineering article, Industrial virtualization heads to the plant floor, Emerson’s Vibhoosh Gupta discusses the use and application of virtualization for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers […]

A Glimpse into Future Control Systems

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Digital Transformation, Technologies on Friday, November 22nd, 2019. No comments yet
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Let’s end this week before Thanksgiving here in the U.S. with a vision, “…on how plant managers, operators, and engineers may digitally transform the way plants and teams operate.”, with this 3-minute YouTube video, DeltaV Technology for Next-Generation Operations.