Articles

on 'Safety Instrumented Systems'

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  • Raise an alarm about alarms

    Sure, having more alarms is a plus if they contribute to better plant operation. But nowadays, more and more plants have numerous alarms that are causing more trouble than they are worth.

    12/15/2005
  • Historical OPC alarms and events

    Understanding and searching alarms and events logs and turning them into valuable data stores can be difficult, but is instrumental in optimizing plant performance.

    09/15/2005
  • Failing safely with shutdown systems

    This month's edition of Ask The Experts focuses on a reader's need for clarification of international standards for the design of a gas and fire shutdown system for offshore oil and gas platforms.

    08/22/2005
  • ANSI/ISA standard affects existing SISs

    CONTROL contributor Angela Summers addresses ANSI/ISA 84.00.01-2004 and concludes it is identical to IEC 61511 with one exception: a U.S. grandfather clause for existing safety instrumented systems.

    08/22/2005
  • You can be easily alarmed

    It’s high time the industry stops thinking about alarm systems as purely reactive devices. These days, they also can be an effective tool in tracking and identifying little problems before they become big problems.

    08/10/2005
  • Five justifications for alarm management

    Does the financial ROI combined with the overall operational benefits justify the expense of implementing an alarm management solution? This article finds that the most effective way is to perform an alarm assessment.

    07/17/2005
  • Integrating alarm management to boost plant production

    This article outlines five practical steps you can take to reduce nuisance alarms and improve alarm quality for control room operators. This includes the ability to identify deviation from normal operating ranges as the process or equipment approaches equipment design thresholds, unsafe, or undesirable operating conditions.

    07/17/2005
  • Alarm management for regulated industries

    This article on regulatory drivers for alarm management systems summarizes key best practices, and things the process industry can do to help implement more effective alarm management.

    06/16/2005
  • Alarm overload

    Faced with the problem of porting across a large number of alarms from one system to the next, the control room at Kestrel Coal (Australia) required an upgrade to its HMI system.

    06/15/2005
  • An alarming situation

    Alarm systems of one type or another always have been part of industrial machine, robot, and skid control systems, but CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that there's more to alarm technology than meets the eye ... or ear for that matter.

    06/05/2005
  • Ten steps to secure control systems

    This "special to the web" article summarizes the 10 most important design and process principles that, while not guaranteed to secure a system, ensure your control systems are as secure as practical.

    05/12/2005
  • The cyber security assessment methodology

    Check out the methodology behind cyber security in this "special to the web" article by Jay Abshier, and assess your network’s intrusion protection/detection plan.

    05/12/2005
  • Predictive maintenance to the rescue!

    As the maintenance crisis continues to brew, process control vendors are stepping on the marketing toes of the traditional maintenance suppliers, whereas they should be stepping up to save the day.

    05/10/2005
  • How to succeed at alarm management

    Find out how you can improve the effectiveness of your distributed control alarm systems by better managing the techniques, tools, standards, and procedures you use in your process plant.

    D. Shook PhD, PE,
    04/13/2005
  • How to perform alarm rationalization

    If you don’t deal with your computer-based control alarms in a disciplined manner, uncontrolled alarm growth can result, which can lead to out-of-control alarm systems. Find out what the top 10 reasons are to rationalizing your alarm management system.

    04/13/2005
  • How to rescue your plant from alarm overload

    Everyone who has a distributed control system has encountered alarm management issues. The reason is simple: A DCS makes over-alarming all too easy. Find out ways you can rescue your plant by taking responsibility and ownership of your alarm management system.

    04/13/2005
  • What's in your server?

    Security threats to control system networks are a fact of life. Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt shares tips and techniques he culled from end users and vendors on how you can keep the Barbarians at bay.

    02/26/2005
  • Confronting digital espionage

    Where does defending against digital espionage fall on your priority list? See what cybercrime experts recommend as the best steps you can take to secure your company's manufacturing processes.

    02/09/2005
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