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.
Is wireless for you?
From telephones to remote TV controls to alarm systems, wireless is everywhere! It is the hottest and latest technological breakthrough. Or is it? This White Paper compares wired and wireless applications, and the benefits and limitations of this 100-year-old communications technology.
The four-fold method of noise and vibration control
This White Paper on noise and vibration control will help control engineers get a better understanding of how passive acoustical systems can best be used to improve instrument designs at the lowest cost.
Distributed firewall for SCADA and industrial networks
The sensitive nature of PLC and DCS devices requires a higher level of network segmentation and advanced defense solutions. This "special to the web" White Paper defines the problem and introduces a new approach to distributing a firewall throughout your SCADA and industrial networking environment.
The pros and cons of alarm management projects
Although a lot of alarm management projects start and fail due to poor understanding of the scope of the probelm, lack of resources or money, loss of momentum, and no identifiable return on investment, the real key to success is to establish responsibility.
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The benefits of connectorized I/O
This White Paper asserts that connectorization is the perfect complement to fieldbus systems, but difficult to measure during the initial planning stages.
Alarms management: Priority, floods, tears or gain?
This special to the web White Paper explains how alarms historically have been viewed as an entity in and of themselves with little thought given to human factors, and how they might help an operator investigate the root cause of why irrelevant alarms obscure more critical alarms.
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