2005

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  • Why buy industrial computers?

    Industrial personal computer (IPC) technology is used in ever increasing volume in the manufacturing environment. This White Paper provides a report for OEMs and manufacturers who use computers in their manufacturing equipment and processes.

    Xycom Automation
    08/01/2005
  • Statistical process monitoring of industrial batch processes

    This White Paper summarizes the findings from three case studies involving the application of multivariate statistics to batch processes, and provides a comparison of different approaches to monitoring batch process operations.

    World Batch Forum
    06/13/2005
  • Optimal temperature sensor selection

    There's no simple solution to achieving accurate temperature measurement. It’s a combination of knowing the inherent accuracy of particular sensor types, but also how environmental factors can create further measurement uncertainty and the sensor calibration techniques available to reduce this uncertainty.

    Watlow Electric
    08/03/2005
  • The pros and cons of alarm management projects

    Although a lot of alarm management projects start and fail due to poor understanding of the scope of the probelm, lack of resources or money, loss of momentum, and no identifiable return on investment, the real key to success is to establish responsibility.

    User Centered Design Services
    05/10/2005
  • Suppressing nuisance alarms

    This White Paper outlines the requirements for an alarm management system, provides a detailed description of the intelligent alarm management system, and offers results and conclusions for the improvement in nuisance alarm suppression.

    University of Singapore
    12/15/2005
  • The Characteristics of PID controllers

    This tutorial presented by the University of Michigan's School of Engineering will show you the characteristics of proportional (P), integral (I), and derivative (D) controls, and how to use them to obtain a desired response.

    University of Michigan
    12/07/2005
  • Specifying industrial fieldbus networks for automation

    Automation designers face many challenges and tradeoffs in the development of a successful network solution. This White Paper discusses the necessary choices in selecting a network technology appropriate for various specific applications.

    Texas Instruments
    09/23/2005
  • Security for critical infrastructure SCADA systems

    This "special to the web" White Paper provides a non-technical overview of critical infrastructure SCADA security and gives a background on SCADA systems and the history of critical infrastructure concern.

    SANS Institute
    09/13/2005
  • Distributed firewall for SCADA and industrial networks

    The sensitive nature of PLC and DCS devices requires a higher level of network segmentation and advanced defense solutions. This "special to the web" White Paper defines the problem and introduces a new approach to distributing a firewall throughout your SCADA and industrial networking environment.

    PlantData Technologies
    05/12/2005
  • A path forward for DCS alarm management

    Despite the recent industry focus on higher-level solutions, substantive technical challenges still abound in DCS alarm management. The reasons, importance, and solutions for the problem of alarm management are the subject of this White Paper.

    Plant Automation Services
    07/16/2005
  • Economic justification for alarm system reengineering

    Restoring your alarm system to a useful state can eliminate duplicate and nuisance alarms, and ensure that the necessary alarms are properly prioritized and documented. This White Paper presents a model for justifying an alarm system reengineering project, and provides two case studies showing the application of the model.

    Plant Automation Services
    11/10/2005
  • Is wireless for you?

    From telephones to remote TV controls to alarm systems, wireless is everywhere! It is the hottest and latest technological breakthrough. Or is it? This White Paper compares wired and wireless applications, and the benefits and limitations of this 100-year-old communications technology.

    Otek Corp.
    05/24/2005
  • Flow, Level and Environmental Handbook

    Features a variety of meters and controllers, portable, handheld and laboratory instruments measuring air, water, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, flow, high viscosity liquids, and pH.

    Omega Engineering
    06/27/2005
  • Securing known SCADA vulverabilities

    This “special to the web” briefing report from the Office of the Inspector General evaluates the impediments and barriers that prevent water systems and other Power-Gen plants from securing known SCADA vulnerabilities.

    OIG
    08/10/2005
  • System protection profile for industrial control systems

    The first draft of the System Protection Profile for Industrial Control Systems, designed to present a cohesive, cross-industry, baseline set of security requirements for new industrial control systems, is available for download and review.

    NIST
    11/07/2005
  • Patch management for control systems

    This guideline provides suggestions for an effective cyber security patch management strategy for control systems, addresses potential risks that can apply to some electricity sector organizations, and provides practices that can help mitigate the risks.

    NERC
    11/07/2005
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