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EEMUA Strikes Again! And About Time, Too!

If you don't know that EEMUA is not a large flightless bird, you have, as Ricky Riccardo used to say, "some larnin' to do, Lucy!" This long awaited announcement just came in. Better Alarms Handling: EEMUA holds special event to launch new edition of industry's guidelines on alarm management EEMUA,...

White papers on safety systems

Bob Adamski, of Invensys' Premier Consulting Services, has provided us a number of safety instrumented system white papers, which are being posted and released on controlglobal.com. The first one is by Robin McCrea-Steele and is called    Integrating Control and Safety: Where to Draw the Line....

Is Triconex right about safety systems?

Bob Adamski, from Invensys PCS (and formerly from ExxonMobil) and Luis Duran from Invensys Triconex visited our offices yesterday, and of course the discussion centered around the question of how to meet ISA84 and the IEC standards on functional safety. Of course, it is Bob's position, and Triconex' position that integrating...

Ian Nimmo on the changing DCS

Ian Nimmo is the expert on HMI and Abnormal Situation Management in the world. His talk this afternoon at the Expertune/TiPS User Group meeting is sure to cause some serious waves, as he predicts the demise of the major automation vendors: ------------------------------------------------------- The Rise and Fall of the DCS The...

Following me...

Lothar Lang, from Lyondell Chemical Company gave a second keynote this morning on Critical Condition Management. What made his talk very different from most is that he's talking about doing it on a corporate scale. "It is very important that the top management is aware and supportive of critical condition...