2006

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  • 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
    07/02/2006
  • Alarm Trips: The Ups and Downs

    This White Paper features extensive information on various types of alarm trips, their effective applications and safety factors, and addresses other considerations that need to be made when implementing an alarm trip strategy.

    Moore Industries
    06/24/2006
  • 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.

    Honeywell
    06/19/2006
  • 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
    06/17/2006
  • Process control and SCADA security best practices

    This guide is designed to impart good practice for securing industrial process control, automation, distributed control and SCADA systems. It provides an overview of the necessity for process control and SCADA system security, highlights the differences between process control and SCADA system security and IT security, and identifies seven best practices principles.

    PA Consulting Group for NISCC
    06/17/2006
  • Applying Power-over-Ethernet in Industrial Networking

    Power-over-Ethernet is fast becoming the best solution for powering industrial networks. This paper describes the benefits of using PoE for control applications on the factory floor, including utilization of an RPS, time and cost savings, ease of implementation, versatility of plant design, and safety advantages.

    Phihong
    06/14/2006
  • Innovative defense strategies for securing SCADA and control systems

    This White Paper takes a look at the fundamental issues with the current practice of securing SCADA and control systems, discusses the concept of security zones of vulnerabilities, and briefly introduces several new and unique cyber defense solutions that can be deployed at each security zone.

    PlantData Technologies
    06/09/2006
  • The need for secure OPC communications

    This paper presents a new technology that increases the security of data and the overall usability of the solution. It facilitates integration between and with production systems -- from single plant system level through complex networks -- while preventing cyber attacks and unauthorized users from gaining access to critical process control data and the systems that control production.

    Integration Objects
    05/29/2006
  • Unraveling the complexities of level detection

    Sensing options enable users to choose the sensor most appropriate per application. However, making this choice is not often easy. This paper helps unravel the complexities and differences between sensor types and applications in which they are used.

    Turck
    05/23/2006
  • Corrosion: The new process variable

    This White Paper offers a three-step plan to interface real-time corrosion measurement with process data through a plant’s distributed control system (DCS). It also provides a new method to improve process control, efficiency and cost savings while facilitating better maintenance planning and asset management.

    Honeywell
    05/19/2006
  • Interference and security considerations for industrial wireless

    From traditional narrow-band to more complex spread-spectrum technologies, a variety of RF communication techniques are available for deployment in industrial environments. Presented and evaluated here, in terms of their relative security and integrity performance, are the most common narrow-band and spread-spectrum alternatives.

    Honeywell
    05/15/2006
  • Shift your focus from analysis to optimization with AMCT

    This White Paper shows how the application of Active Model Capture Technology (AMCT) by a manufacturing plant’s 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.

    Expertune
    05/11/2006
  • IEC 61508 and Functional Safety System Selection

    This paper provides an introduction to IEC 61508, describes an illustrative application example using the MOST SafetyNet System, and offers parameters that should be considered when choosing a safety instrumented system.

    MTL
    05/08/2006
  • Utilization of SCADA networks for video surveillance

    This paper outlines a new technological development that allows the transmission of video images using low bandwidth networks for protection against sabotage and attack on our nation's critical water system infrastructure.

    Longwatch
    05/05/2006
  • Industrial security and compliance

    This paper talks about each of the areas of concentration for process sucurity in detail--people, processes and technology--as well as the priority of developing a security philosophy which will in turn foster a security culture.

    Matrikon
    04/26/2006
  • The new case for condition monitoring

    This paper discusses how condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance have become key management strategies to deal with the severe shortage of technical staff.

    Matrikon
    04/26/2006
  • Implementing a manufacturing execution system

    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.

    Chevron Chemical
    04/26/2006
  • Efficiency: The forgotten feature of power supplies

    Efficiency is one of the most important features that every engineer must consider when selecting a power supply. This White Paper maintains that it is possible to use a smaller power supply because no de-rating is necessary, in most cases.

    Puls Power Supplies
    04/25/2006
  • Open access to device intelligence

    Learn the latest in field device tool technology from this new monthly newsletter from FDT Group. It includes information on new technologies, news, products, applications and events, as well as how to become DTM certified.

    FDT Group
    04/04/2006
  • Securing process control network external communications

    In the real world, sharing PCN data with external systems and accessing PCN systems from external sources is fast becoming a manufacturing necessity. This paper provides some generic guidelines for enabling secure connectivity between PCNs and external systems.

    Honeywell
    03/27/2006
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