Wireless I/O systems are gaining in popularity as plant operators understand the benefits of costs, reliability and flexibility associated with switching from traditional wiring. In this video, journalist and industry expert Peter Welander shows how the WNM Wireless Network Module from Moore Industries provides a robust and versatile wireless I/O solution
ABB and Control Global present this Virtual Roundtable Webcast. Learn how leading process companies are using WirelessHART, together with the latest asset management tools, to tap process and instrumentation diagnostics for optimal reliability and uptime.
In this podcast, Harry Forbes, senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how some of the struggles over wireless networking methods and protocols are shaking out, and how end users can benefit from using wireless technologies.
Wireless can today lay claim to perhaps the fastest uptake of any "new" instrumentation technology in the industrial marketplace. Wireless Ethernet, broadly encompassing standard and proprietary variants of 802.11 and 802.15.4 wireless protocols, are being successfully deployed to solve a broad and growing range of industrial problems from process control to environmental monitoring.
Control's Editor-in-Chief Walt Boyes and the ARC Advisory Group's Harry Forbes explore the use of wireless Ethernet in industrial applications. They are joined by a panel of industry experts and they explore which standards are taking hold in which industries and what types of environments are best suited for which wireless options.
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Walt Boyes explores this vital question with Bjorn Gudehus, a senior security advisor with Bell Canada, who spoke at the 2nd Annual Critical Infrastructure Conference in Calgary on Sept 28, 2009. Gudehus' paper is titled "Control System Security: Corporate and Control Resources Working Together."
Norm Gilsdorf, President of Honeywell Process Solutions talks to Walt Boyes about the strategic value and synergies he hopes will happen due to the acquisition of Regel Messtechnik by HPS. This podcast gives end users a unique "insider's look" at why acquisitions happen.
Control ME, Nancy Bartels talks with Steve Young of Invensys and Charlie Kaprelian of Cognizant about what the implications of the new business agreement between these two companies for the companies and their customers.
SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is an industrial control system at the core of many modern industries such as manufacturing, energy, water, power, transportation and many more. Learn about SCADA and what it can do for you.
Walt Boyes, John Cusimano of Exida and Eric Cosman of Dow Chemical talk about the newly formed Security Incidents Organization and its database of cybersecurity incidents, the Repository of Industrial Security Incidents or RISI. Find out what this organization is and how it can help secure your operations.
This video examines the current state of cybersecurity in SCADA and industrial control networks, talks about how we got to this point and lays the foundation for discussing how to improve the security of these systems.
The Frame Application is a software application that enables a graphical interface or 'view' used to configure, maintain and diagnose intelligent measurement devices from different leading suppliers. A Frame functions as a "window" or "view" that displays device parameters and information by way of an installed DTM provided by the device supplier. This combination provides a simple, clear and easy-to-understand device management environment that can change your view of the device by indicating diagnostic warnings of potential problems which may help you reduce maintenance and operation costs.
ControlGlobal.com and Apprion have been conducting joint surveys about end-user attitudes toward wireless systems and infrastructure for two years. Watch this video series, where Control's Walt Boyes and Steve Lambright from Apprion discuss the data and find some surprising conclusions. Thinking about wireless applications? See how you and your facility stack up to the industry adoption of wireless applications.
Watch this video and learn what WirelessHART is and what you can do with it. WirelessHart is a self configuring and self healing network that can help you reduce costs and reduce downtime by preventative maintenance. Users can fit all types of transmitters into it and gain access to all data, like process values, alarms and diagnostic information.
This Control Fundamentals presentation by flowmeter technology and application expert Jesse Yoder, president, Flow Research, describes their strengths and weaknesses, how to decide whether or not to use a Coriolis meter, and if so, what type is most appropriate for your application.
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes moderated this discussion, while Peter Reynolds used data from ARC research (and his own experience) to explain the current state of DCS migration across industries. The webcast covered the five most common issues/errors encountered in migrations as well as needs common to project engineers, project managers, operations managers, process control superintendents and others involved in DCS Migration. You can also hear Paul Galeski address these issues using real world examples of how innovation leads to increased agility, profitability and productivity.
Many process automation systems (DCS and PLC alike) incorporate Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) as an integral part of the system. These systems are Safety Integrity Level (SIL)-certified, exactly like older, separate systems. In order to illustrate the undiminished safety integrity of these fully integrated automation systems, they are described as "integrated, but separate."
Proponents of these systems say that they not only maintain undiminished safety integrity, but they also enhance operation by addressing additional sources of risk and providing a comprehensive platform for process safety management, including safety engineering tools, operation management tools alarm management and maintenance.
The challenge for the user is to assess how these Integrated Safety Systems can still act as a completely independent layer of protection.
The new universal remote I/O module for Honeywell's Safety Manager platform allows process manufacturers to integrate more safety devices while simplifying installation and maintenance. The Safety Manager Remote I/O module is ideal for facilities that must cost effectively integrate equipment over wide geographic distances and in harsh environments. Learn how the new remote I/O module helps facilities more easily expand the Safety Manager solution using soft-marshalling, reducing overall capital expenditure, engineering costs and maintenance costs.