Supplier Alliance Secures Big Data for Users
Industrial networks are rapidly multiplying and diversifying, giving users access to big data sources, better analyses and wiser production and business decisions. However, closer and more numerous network ties can also leave users open to potential intrusions and attacks, according to Rick Esker, senior director of the Industry Solutions Group (ISG) at Cisco.
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Pipeline Integrator Unifies Control, Safety, Fire & Gas
For most of us, two birds with one stone would seem quite enough of a stretch. But system integrator Sirio Sistemi Elettronici (SSE) of Prato, Italy, reported it had taken down three in one throw of Rockwell Automation technology when it extended the control and safety capabilities of a crude oil transfer pipeline. The application included 70 kilometers of 38-inch pipe, one onshore master control unit and four remote terminal units (RTUs). Read more »
Modular Approach Slashes Biopharm Time-to-Market
"Biopharm companies need reductions in capital expenditures, and they need more rapid transitions between product development and commercialization," says Barry Holtz. "They need facilities that start up quickly, are flexible, reusable and expendable with recoverable assets. This is a huge shift from the way things used to be." Holtz should know. He's CEO of G-Con Manufacturing and chief science and technology officer of Caliber Biotherapeutics. Read more »
A New Benchmark for Process Safety
"Processes that are required to implement process safety systems need to identify risk, evaluate a strategy around each hazard and come up with a plan to minimize the risk of each hazard," said Julien Chouinard, business director, critical control systems, in the control and visualization business of Rockwell Automation. "Then you can talk about products."
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