White Papers

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  • The evolution of PC bus technologies

    PCs running Microsoft Windows and other operating systems have worked their way into a wide variety of industrial applications, experiencing growth that outstrips competing solutions. As a result, the guts of a PC and the evolution of those components have become ever more important in automation. This White Paper provides an overview of Windows XP for embedded applications (boot options, communications and networking, memory management, protection, target system, and development tools).

    Advantech
    07/27/2006
  • Optimizing results in automation projects with simulation

    The use of the simulation systems for testing and training process automation projects has been proven to reduce time-to-market and increase business results. This White Paper shows how the same systems can be utilized in automation lifecycle management to reduce operational costs and improve product quality.

    Mynah Technologies
    07/24/2006
  • Control systems cyber security awareness

    This White Paper is the first installment in a series intended to provide relevant cyber security information to the control systems community. It raises cyber security awareness through discussion of control system cyber security trends and provides information on Homeland Security and federal partner programs designed to enhance the cyber security posture of control systems within critical infrastructures.

    US-CERT
    07/10/2006
  • 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
  • Applying Six Sigma to Alarm Management

    The Control article "Six Sigma Alarm Management" highlights an end user's experience applying Six Sigma practices to their alarm management effort. This white paper by TiPS explores why Six Sigma is such a good companion for an alarm management program and outlines various ways Six Sigma can be incorporated into the alarm management workflow.

    06/12/2006
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