exida discovers counterfeit safety certificates

exida discovered fraudulent certificates claiming that a product meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508. These certificates are FALSE.

Texas A&M Instrumentation Symposium

I was fortunate enough to be able to participate and speak at the “68th Annual Instrumentation Symposium for the Process Industries” January 22-24 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Images of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant after 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami

Through our Facebook feed we came across these pics - not released on major American news sites - of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant after the earthquake and tsunami.

Cyber Threat to Control Systems: Are Companies Expecting Too Much Info?

The industry uses the general term "threat information," but during more detailed discussions, it seems that the information companies seek is more like the traditional military concept of "tactical information."

Free Stuff and Safety Info Too

Hey, it doesn't get much better than that. ISA sent this reminder to my email box this morning. Check it out. SIS training and free CDs. Sweet.

Dad's Outta Town!

Walt says he's turned over the keys to the blogging machine to me. Silly man. Only one day, and I've already muffed it. Didn't post anything yesterday. That's like Dad leaving you the keys to the car, and you leave it sitting in the garage.

Foundation Fieldbus SIS-- we CAN all get along!

Rich Timoney, president of the Fieldbus Foundation, likened it to the difference between forensics and diagnostic medicine. One figures out what happened after you're dead, the other keeps you alive and healthy. That's the point to the five year effort to develop Safety Instrumented Systems using Foundation Fieldbus.

Honeywell Safety Manager gets NFPA 72 Cert from USA certifier

From the press release:   HONEYWELL SAFETY MANAGER ATTAINS CERTIFICATION FROM FACTORY MUTUAL   Safety Manager is First Safety System in Process Industries to Receive NFPA 72 Certification from U.S.-Certifying Body   PHOENIX, Feb. 28, 2008 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced its Safety Manager platform is the process industries’ first safety...

exida expanda

From the press release: exida Purchases Safety Lifecycle Tools Supplier ‘Asset Integrity Management’   Sellersville, PA - February 25, 2008 -®, LLC (exida), a privately held leading consulting and certification company to the process safety community, today announced it has completed the purchase of Asset Integrity Management (AIM) of...

So you think Bob Adamski's nightmare is wrong? Read on!

Bob Adamski, Invensys' SIS guru, has been talking about the hacking of process safety systems for several years now. I think he's right, but we appear to be in a minority. Bob gave me his nightmare about how this could be done several years ago, and I've had it for a...