This article serves as a tutorial on IT security for industrial systems. Security objectives are explained, attack types are illustrated, and available and suggested countermeasures and general good practices are described.
PCs running Microsoft Windows and other operating systems have worked their way into a wide variety of industrial applications, experiencing growth that outstrips competing solutions. As a result, the guts of a PC and the evolution of those components have become ever more important in automation. This White Paper provides an overview of Windows XP for embedded applications (boot options, communications and networking, memory management, protection, target system, and development tools).
This White paper describes new technology and product applications that are enabling process control solutions that weren't possible before. New dual-sensor technology puts engineers in control with a small device that can be placed in-line where fluid characteristics measurement is needed.
This paper describes how the Chevron Chemical Oak Point plant used production and batch management software and the S88 methodology to implement a manufacturing execution system (MES) to manage the full life-cycle of production work orders.
This White Paper discusses some of the options available to companies concerned with the threat of cyber attack and unauthorized network access to SCADA systems that monitor and control critical infrastructure.
I/P transducers are relatively simple devices, but there are numerous factors to take into account before selecting one. This paper provides a complete understanding of the factors involved in making the correct product selection, installation, and maintenance.
In this online video presentation (.wmv, 4.77 MB), industrial security expert, Rick Kaun, explains the importance of industrial security, and how plants can ensure that all security threats, especially those most commonly overlooked, are addressed.
This technical article looks at the principles of radio technology to explain the differences in performance between different radio bands, and explains the different characteristics between the common 2.4GHz ISM band and the lesser used 900 and 869 MHz bands in industrial environments.
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of wireless in industrial environments with Elpros general manager, Graham Moss, who has some interesting opinions about SP100, Wireless HART, the usefulness of mesh networking in process plants, and why he thinks it won't work.
CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes interviewed Emersons Director of Technology, Bob Karshnia, about the companys solutions for wireless, the standards work being done by SP100 and the HART wireless working group, and if the company is attempting to force its own formulation of a HART wireless standard down the throats of the other working group members.
This presentation provides a holistic view of both the problems and potential solutions using manufacturing industry best practices and emerging standards to secure networks, data, systems, infrastructre and applications.
The move to a greater degree of furnace compliance for thermal treatments is building confidence between thermal processing equipment manufacturers and customers. This paper introduces ways you can optimize equipment to meet the need for improved performance.
This White Paper shows how the application of Active Model Capture Technology (AMCT) by a manufacturing plants problem-solving personnel reduces time wasted, and helps to focus the effort of these problem-solvers who must keep the process running at its best.
Process plants can make significant reductions in energy usage, with appropriate focus. This paper is focused on making your existing process run more efficiently and focuses on ensuring the optimum performance of your equipment, operations, and controls.
This paper demonstrates how field device tool (FDT) technology standardizes the communication interface between field devices and systems, while complementing EDDL from design, installation and commissioning, to operation and maintenance, and eventual asset replacement.