Blogs

Thought We Were Done w/ HUG? Not So Fast . . .

Maybe it's the two-hour time difference that messed us up. Maybe it's just that the Control/Control Design editorial team never gets tired. But here is a PS to our "last post" of the day. Don't miss these either.

ASM releases alarm management guidelines

The ASM consortium has released the second volume of its research and conclusions. Here's the press release from Honeywell:

PAS Releases PlantState Suite Version 6.3

PAS announces the immediate release of Plant State Suite Version 6.3, for comprehensive alarm and control loop performance management, helping to improve plant safety, productivity, and reliability.  

Saved by the Bell-- exida's look at ISA18.2, the new alarm management standard

We'd like to present Todd Stauffer, of exida, in his first ever podcast. This was produced by exida, and is called "Saved by the Bell: a look at ISA's new standard on alarm management." This podcast reviews ISA18.2 in detail...

ISA18 gets ready to do one final draft review prior to committee ballot

Here's a press release from ISA... and a question from me afterwards...

PAS claims new product is "an essential supplement" to alarm systems

From the press release: PAS Introduces Operator Alert – An Essential Supplement to an Alarm System   Operator Alert provides an easy-to-use web interface for creating & editing alerts for managing process operations     Houston, TX – May 6, 2008 – PAS, a leading global supplier of software products...

Here's an interesting question...

Well, let's see who's awake and interested this morning... Here's an interesting question that surfaced on the SCADA listserv this weekend. Is alarm management for DCS (as most recently codified in the new EEMUA guidelines) the same as alarm management for SCADA systems? Are the criteria for number and type...

TiPS celebrates 20th anniversary...

From the press release: In 2008, TiPS celebrates 20 years in the field of alarm management. It all started with a seemingly innocent consulting job to, "Do something about that @#!& printer!" The solution was a custom-written software program, widely recognized today as LogMate.

OK, I can't stand it...this ticks me off!

I'm on vacation, but I'm not dead... This was in The Scotsman today. The explosion that destroyed the ICL plastics plant in Glasgow Scotland on 11 May 2004 was caused by an LPG line that leaked into a basement that was being used as a storage locker by a contractor,...

Take your iPhone to work day...

Last week, Transpara, the innovative startup founded and led by Michael Saucier, announced support for Apple's new iPhone: