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Power Generation Improved Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Power, Temperature on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jeff Williams presented, Holistic Approach to Steam Temperature Control, at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Jeff opened describing the trend of plants being started and operated more frequently than in the past due to intermittent sources of renewable energy sources on the grid. A key challenge to this mode of operation is to […]

Embedded Simulation for Training and Engineering

Posted in Simulation on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s James Thompson and Sheldon Willis provided an update on embedded simulation in the Ovation distributed control system. Ovation-based high-fidelity simulator models are embedded directly into virtual Ovation controllers as compared with the more traditional approach with third-party models that run in separate hardware. This single platform for […]

Design and Secure Network Communications

Posted in Data Management on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s Craig McDaniel highlighted practices for effectively designing and securing communications between the Ovation distributed control system and field networks. Craig opened describing the function of a router and net masks as part of the Internet Protocol. The mask identifies what is local to the network and what […]

Cybersecurity Worst Practices: The Good-the Bad-the Ugly

Posted in Cyber-Security on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s David Foose shared examples of bad practices in securing control systems. Dave opened describing how the focus on control system security over the past decade has changed from bothersome to imperative. The five stages of cyber grief include denial, frustration, bargaining, burn out and finally acceptance. Burn […]

Advanced Startup Automation in the Power Industry

Posted in Event, Power on Monday, July 30th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, a power producer shared their story of how they improved their unit startups through the application of advanced technology. The US electrical power grid is evolving rapidly as it adds more renewable generation from solar and wind energy sources. This trend is driving the need for large generating […]