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.
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.
Initiatives in strategic alarm management
The inability to effectively manage control system alarms has been a long tolerated issue in the continuous process industry. This White Paper provides detail behind a solution to the total alarm management problem that takes into account the key elements and directly targets the real issues.
Optimal temperature sensor selection
There's no simple solution to achieving accurate temperature measurement. Its 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.
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.
Field Instrumentation Technical Handbook
Field Instrumentation Technical Handbook is a useful compendium of physical constants, tables and information no engineer responsible for field instrumentation should be without. It has been required reading in many companies for many years. Download your free copy now.
Pressure Measurement Handbook
This user's guide covers the fundamentals of pressure management and discusses the use of calibrators, testers, manometers and the selection of a pressure measurement standard.
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.
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Improve your alarm systems
This safety information bulletin from the Energy Institute describes a practical approach that has been used to improve alarm systems at a petroleum refinery and to reduce the burden on operators caused by alarms. Guidance is available on the problems with alarms and what measures to take to improve alarm systems.
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.
Alarm management for regulated industries
This article (.pdf) from CEPmagazine.org focuses on the regulatory drivers for alarm management and summarizes some key best practices, and challenges the process automation industry on things it can do to help implement more effective alarm systems.
21 steps to improve security of SCADA networks
The Presidents Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, and the Department of Energy, have developed the steps outlined here to help any organization improve the security of its SCADA networks.
The ups and downs of alarm trips
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.
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