Here we provide the key points for the final Part 3 of the recordings of my recent AIChE course sponsored by MYNAH Technologies. The focus here is on improving the performance of reactors, fermenters, crystallizers, evaporators, distillation columns, dryers and neutralizers.
The implications of the cyber vulnerabilities of digital protective relays have great importance for Smart Grid, grid modernization, NERC CIP, large plant electric equipment protection, and even nuclear plant safety. There will be a discussion of the ease of hacking relays and potential mitigation at the October ICS Cyber Security...
This is a reminder that the official Call for Abstracts (presentations) for SecurityWeek’s 2016 Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Conference, being held October 24 – 27, 2016 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is open.
June 29th, 2016 the AntiPhishing Working Group (AWPG) and FTI Consulting held a 1-day cyber security conference in Brussels on the European Commission’s (EC’s) Networking and Information Security (NIS) Initiative. I felt the the Conference was a success as we were able to get the conference participants to appreciate the...
Here we provide the key points for Part 2 of my recent AIChE St. Louis Section course sponsored by MYNAH Technologies. The focus here is on improving the performance of compressors, jackets, heat exchangers and batch operations and the key role of valve position control (VPC).
It is mid-2016. “SCADA security” or “ICS security” are now being used in many cyber security conversations. However, in most instances, ICS cyber security is still not being adequately understood or addressed.
Many simple additions to PID control loops are presented here that can increase the plant production rate, yield, product quality, and on-stream time. The improvements typically can be done by the selection of PID options, pairing of variables, and the addition of PID controllers and simple standard function blocks.
Specifying the best valve size can reduce loop variability and enable tighter control. A side benefit can be easier PID tuning and a smaller valve. By understanding key principles, you can become a valuable resource for getting the best automation component that directly affects the process, the control valve.