It seems that whenever IT meets real-time control systems, trouble usually erupts, but this article shows that while industrial cyber security is complex, there are ways to keep your plant assets protected.
Is it easy to find the information you're looking for on vendor web sites, or do you get lost after the first dozen clicks? Heres a summary of the results of a recent survey on how supplier web sites measure up.
Identified in this new Appendix are more than 200 companies whose name, ownership, or product line has changed significantly over the period from 1990 to 2005. Find the company you're looking for here.
Coors has found that embracing the human element can short circuit organizational drag. Add information literacy skills and the five disciplines of learning organizations to the mix and you have a recipe for success.
In process control, our heroes are few and far between, yet opportunities abound for engineering heroism. Just apply what you know to a field that needs it and maybe the world will finally appreciate you.
OPC has quickly become the de facto open communication standard in the world of industrial connectivity. However, shortcomings in operating system components, particularly the security layer (DCOM), can lead to data loss.
This article argues that Velocity Limit (VL), which can be used to detect and take corrective action against faulty signals as part of an overall alarm strategy, is not being used as much as it should be.
Under the latest agreement, a joint maintenance team comprised of the Fieldbus Foundation, Profibus International, the Hart Communication Foundation and the OPC Foundation is in place to further develop EDDL technology. IAInsider's Andrew Bond reports.
DigitalField Insider Columnist Ian Verhappen notes that the most important measure that can be taken to prevent difficulties with a given fieldbus or digital networking project is protocol communication.
Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out which books and online courses they recommend for continued education. Find out what the difference is in strength between a heating valve and cooling valve for split range control