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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This White Paper offers a three-step plan to interface real-time corrosion measurement with process data through a plants 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.