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Regulations and Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted in Energy & Emissions, Power Generation on Friday, July 17th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Dennis Tkacs At the end of 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to regulate mercury and other pollutants from coal and oil fired power plants. Last month, this Mercury and Air Toxics Standard or MATS was dealt a setback by a Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court ruled that the […]

Different Approaches for Managing DCSs and Enterprise Systems

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Cybersecurity, Technologies on Friday, April 10th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Dennis Tkacs Why do computer driven systems fail? It’s a subject I want to develop over the next few blog posts. And by fail I don’t mean technically, but rather why do they fail to meet the business cases under which their procurement was initially justified? There are multiple reasons and none have to […]

Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Power Generation on Friday, September 19th, 2014. 5 comments so far
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Author: Dennis Tkacs Not a day goes by without mention of a new cybersecurity incident, the hack of a prominent organization’s website, a new security threat, or an attack that compromises consumer financial information. US based retailers Target and Home Depot are recent examples of companies befallen by cyber-attacks. The number of malicious files is […]