Posts Tagged ‘NERC’

Successfully Addressing NERC CIP Cybersecurity Standards

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power on Friday, October 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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The power industry is perhaps the furthest along in hardening their cybersecurity defenses due to the work of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) on the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) cybersecurity standards—now at version 6. In a Power magazine article, Tackling NERC CIP and Cybersecurity at America’s Largest Gas-fired Cogeneration Plant, this electrical energy […]

Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Posted in Power 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 […]

Improving HRSG Availability through Better Desuperheating

Posted in Power on Friday, December 13th, 2013. 5 comments so far
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Thermal fatigue in heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) tubes can lead to lost electrical production. Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the Power and Mining industry teams, recaps a presentation he attended by Emerson’s Mark Nord. Tube leaks in HRSGs are a problem for all combined cycle plant operators. The Generating Availability Data Systems (GADS) […]

Cybersecurity and OPC .NET

Posted in Cyber-Security, Emerson Exchange on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013. One comment so far
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Cybersecurity remains a top concern for process manufacturers around the globe. This is due to the fact that threats are increasing, automation and IT staffs are demanding comprehensive security, regulations and standards are emerging, and proactive measures are being required to meet increasing threats. I mention this for the DeltaV users joining us at the […]

Improving Boiler Availability by Better Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, September 20th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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Tightening up boiler control strategies and improving the sensing and final control elements not only improves energy efficiency and reduces variability, it can improve overall availability of the boiler as Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the Power and Mining industries explains. Tube leaks are something that every utility deals with on a regular basis. As a […]