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  • Applied Alarm Management Using Six Sigma

    The Control article "Six Sigma Alarm Management" highlights an end user's experience applying Six Sigma practices to his alarm management effort. This white paper by TiPS, explores why Six Sigma is such a good companion for an alarm management program and outlines various ways Six Sigma can be incorporated into the alarm management workflow.

  • Process control system security technical risk assessment

    As enterprise systems evolve towards increasing integration, the need has increased for inherently secure process control systems. This research report describes an initial approach to PCS technical security risk assessment, with attention to the problem of effective risk communication. This document lays the foundation for advancement of a process that focuses on the methodical assessment of risk such that the assessment results will be readily and easily communicable.

    Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection
  • Applying NIST SP 800-53 to industrial control systems

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established an Industrial Control System Security Project to improve the security of public and private sector Industrial Control Systems (ICSs).

  • Know where you are vulnerable

    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.

  • Introduction to fieldbus

    This paper provides an understandable explanation of Foundation fieldbus H1 and Profibus PA, along with the advantages of using a fieldbus network.

    Moore Industries
  • Control Valve Handbook, 4th Edition

    The Control Valve Handbook has been a primary reference since its first printing in 1965. This fourth edition presents vital information on control valve performance and the latest technologies.

    Emerson Process Management
  • The ins and outs of I/P transducers

    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.

    ControlAir Inc.
  • Five techniques for preventing unplanned downtime

    Alarm management is one of the most undervalued and underutilized facets of process automation today. This White Paper demonstrates the five most important alarm management techniques that can help you prevent unplanned downtime.

    Siemens E&A
  • How to find energy savings in process plants

    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.

  • The real cause of alarm problems

    When considering the dizzying array of factors that influence alarm design and performance, it becomes clear that the alarm system is a hotly contested item. This technical paper notes the many factors that impact the performance of an alarm system and where alarm management fits in.

  • Cyber security procurement language for control systems

    This document summarizes important security principles that should be considered when designing and procuring control systems products (software, systems and networks), and provides example language to incorporate into specifications that address these concerns.

    Idaho National Laboratory
  • Optimizing results in automation projects with simulation

    The use of the simulation systems for testing and training process automation projects has been proven to reduce time-to-market and increase business results. This White Paper shows how the same systems can be utilized in automation lifecycle management to reduce operational costs and improve product quality.

    Mynah Technologies
  • Control systems cyber security awareness

    This White Paper is the first installment in a series intended to provide relevant cyber security information to the control systems community. It raises cyber security awareness through discussion of control system cyber security trends and provides information on Homeland Security and federal partner programs designed to enhance the cyber security posture of control systems within critical infrastructures.

  • GAMP4 guidelines concerning the use of process simulation software

    This paper discusses GAMP4 guidelines concerning the use of process simulation software, the impact of system testing and qualification of the software on project risk mitigation, and GAMP4 requirements for suppliers of process simulation software.

    Mynah Technologies
  • Preparing for industrial wireless

    Many industrial facilities are already deploying wireless networks for targeted requirements. To help plants get ready for this future, this paper presents considerations and questions to ask in preparing for how this emerging technology can enable robust business results.

  • The 10 truths of safety instrumented systems

    Here are the 10 truths that will make you better able to engineer a new safety instrumented system, or to properly grandfather your existing system and better ensure your compliance with both the IEC standards and ANSI/ISA S84.00.01-2004.

    Invensys Triconex
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