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Electronic Flow Management System Design Fundamentals

Posted in Remote Automation on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012. 2 comments so far
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In the Emerson Exchange 365 community, I saw a new thread, Fundamentals of Electronic Flow Meter Design, Application & Implementation. It included a download link to a whitepaper with the same name by Emerson’s Jim Griffeth. Jim is a member of the Remote Automation Solutions team. I wanted to highlight some of his thoughts from […]

In a Post-Stuxnet World

Posted in Cyber-Security on Thursday, January 13th, 2011. No comments yet
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Last Friday, I saw a tweet from’s Nancy Bartels on an updated Industrial Defender whitepaper on the Stuxnet virus (registration required.) The whitepaper was very comprehensive and opens: …Stuxnet worm is described by Symantec’s reverse-engineering experts as the most sophisticated piece of malware they have ever seen. The worm contained four “zero day” vulnerabilities […]

Monitoring Steam Injection Wells Wirelessly

Posted in Oil & Gas, Wireless on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alan Baird shared a great story I wanted to pass along. The story begins with a Middle East oil & gas producer. The production field used steam injection to help lift the hydrocarbons to the surface for further processing. For those of you in other industries, here’s a brief description of the steam injection […]

Coriolis Flow Measurement to Natural Gas Accounting

Posted in Enterprise Integration, Measurement, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009. No comments yet
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In the news a while back was Emerson and Flow-Cal, maker of the leading natural gas accounting software. They introduced Coriolis-specific data integration to the FLOWCAL software. The purpose is: …to enable direct interface of API Ch. 21.1-compliant Micro Motion Coriolis data with Flow-Cal accounting software for natural gas production and transmission data management. The […]

Like Plant Safety, Build a Culture of Security

Posted in Cyber-Security, Operations Management on Friday, February 6th, 2009. No comments yet
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A popular TV drama series here in the U.S. recently dramatized a cyber-attack on a chemical plant, raising awareness of process manufacturing cyber-security risks outside our niche of process automation. Within our industry, this has been an area of concern for many years and is being addressed in many different ways. I mention this because […]