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.
Semiconductor equipment manufacturers are the beginning of the ICS supply chain. However, they use ICS that can be cyber vulnerable and have had ICS cyber incidents. ICS cyber security needs to be addressed across the entire supply chain.
The Singapore 2016 ICSS Cyber Security Summit had active government and industry participation. There was still a lack of understanding of ICS cyber security where even a major ICS vendor is still talking about security by obscurity. New issues with cyber security of plant safety system were raised.
The 2016 Business Insurance Risk Summit was a great opportunity for the insurance and risk managers to get an initial understanding of the issues associated with ICS cyber security and what it can mean to insurance risk.
There are many different worlds of process control. Here you can learn to understand and appreciate the differences enabling you to extend your expertise in process control. You can benefit from the experiences in other worlds, expanding your capability and marketability helping to make the profession stronger by building on...