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White Papers: In Depth Research

  • Effective Compliance with IEC 61508 When Selecting Solenoid Valves for Safety Systems

    Author: Asco Pneumatics/Emerson Process Management

    Regulatory modifications in 2010 have raised important issues in design and use of industrial safety systems. Certain changes in IEC 61508, now being widely implemented, mean that designers and users who desire full compliance must give new consideration t

  • Logic Solver for Tank Overfill Protection

    Author: Moore Industries

    When a storage facility's tank level rises above safe limits, a logic solver that is part of a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) initiates final elements to restore the process to a safe state. This can include shutting off input feeds to the tank by isolat

  • Bound to Fail: Why Cybersecurity Risk Cannot Simply Be Managed Away

    Author: Ralph Langner, Perry Pederson, Brookings Instution

    The approach that both government and business has taken to ICS cybersecurity of critical infrastructure assets over the last 10 years is systemically flawed and doomed to failure

  • Essentials of Safety Instrumented Systems

    Author: Control Global

    This Control Essentials Guide is the first in a continuing series of interactive PDFs by the editors of Control. Essentials of Safety Instrumented Systems is designed to provide process industry professionals with an up-to-date, top-level understanding of