White Papers

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  • 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
  • Protecting the plant: Manufacturing IT best practices

    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.

    EnteGreat
    03/20/2006
  • Tunneling process data securely through firewalls

    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, while preventing cyber attacks and unauthorized users from gaining access to critical process control data and the systems that control production.

    Integration Objects
    03/06/2006
  • Wireless security on the plant floor

    This paper takes a comprehensive look at wireless security for both corporate and industrial automation networks, placing an emphasis on the industrial automation security aspects and providing guidelines needed to secure your plant’s wireless systems.

    ProSoft Technologies
    03/01/2006
  • Emerson solves wireless problems

    CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes’ interviewed Emerson’s Director of Technology, Bob Karshnia, about the company’s 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.

    Emerson Process Management
    02/27/2006
  • Improved performance for accredited thermal processes

    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.

    Eurotherm
    02/20/2006
  • How important is accurate thermal measurement?

    This White Paper demonstrates that for accurate thermal measurement, the advantage of higher resolution is that the range to the target can be increased, making for easier measurements from a distance.

    Mikron Infrared
    02/17/2006
  • IT security in industrial plants

    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.

    ABB
    02/14/2006
  • Common control system vulnerabilities

    This report describes the generalized trends in vulnerabilities observed from control and automation IT systems used in critical infrastructures, as well as typical reasons for these security issues and an introduction to an effective mitigation strategy.

    Sandia National Labs
    02/14/2006
  • Podcast: An interview with Elpro Technologies' Graham Moss

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of wireless in industrial environments with Elpro’s 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.

    Elpro Technologies
    02/13/2006
  • The physics of radio bands and channels

    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.

    Elpro Technologies
    02/08/2006
  • Rate your plant's alarm system performance

    Poorly performing alarm systems swamp operators with floods of nuisance alarms, reducing their effectiveness and your plant's overall performance. Find out how your alarm system compares to the industry standard, EEMUA's document 191. Learn how to optimize your alarm system, resulting in improved process reliability, productivity and safety.

    Matrikon
    02/07/2006
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