White Papers

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  • Continuous imaging fluid particle analysis: A Primer

    This paper looks at the issues associated with fluid particle analysis, discusses some of the historical methods used, and introduces a new technology: the continuous imaging fluid particle analyzer.

    Fluid Imaging
    11/09/2005
  • System protection profile for industrial control systems

    The first draft of the System Protection Profile for Industrial Control Systems, designed to present a cohesive, cross-industry, baseline set of security requirements for new industrial control systems, is available for download and review.

    NIST
    11/07/2005
  • Patch management for control systems

    This guideline provides suggestions for an effective cyber security patch management strategy for control systems, addresses potential risks that can apply to some electricity sector organizations, and provides practices that can help mitigate the risks.

    NERC
    11/07/2005
  • Alarm reduction using Exaplog: A case study

    By reducing the number of alarms and enabling the audible alarming function of its control system, GFS Computing was able to restore audible alarming on half of its operator consoles, leading to tangible, measurable improvements in productivity, safety, and cost-reduction.

    GFS Consulting
    10/18/2005
  • The link between automation KPIs and enterprise KPIs

    This White Paper presents case studies that demonstrate how improved control system KPIs directly drive improved corporate KPIs, and how managing these factors can ensure better performance of the long-term measures.

    ExperTune
    10/14/2005
  • Specifying industrial fieldbus networks for automation

    Automation designers face many challenges and tradeoffs in the development of a successful network solution. This White Paper discusses the necessary choices in selecting a network technology appropriate for various specific applications.

    Texas Instruments
    09/23/2005
  • Shift your focus from analysis to optimization with AMCT

    This White Paper shows how the application of Active Model Capture Technology (AMCT) by a manufacturing plant’s 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.

    Expertune
    09/19/2005
  • 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.

    SANS Institute
    09/13/2005
  • 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.

    OIG
    08/10/2005
  • 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.

    Matrikon
    08/10/2005
  • Optimal temperature sensor selection

    There's no simple solution to achieving accurate temperature measurement. It’s 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.

    Watlow Electric
    08/03/2005
  • 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.

    Xycom Automation
    08/01/2005
  • 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.

    Magnetrol
    07/26/2005
  • 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.

    Ametek
    07/18/2005
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