Wireless security on the plant floor
Most papers written on wireless security concerns address corporate LAN access. This paper discusses both corporate and industrial wireless concerns but places an emphasis on the industrial automation wireless security aspects.
Reducing operations and maintenance costs
Todays plants are under intense financial pressure. Fewer personnel are expected to operate and maintain more equipment at lower cost, while also delivering higher throughput, higher availability, and higher profits. Its a trend that shows no sign of changing. Plants must therefore increase the productivity of their existing maintenance and operations teams, while continuing to look for ways to reduce costs even more.
The following is an Executive Summary which provides an introduction to plant architecture capabilities for reducing operations and maintenance costs. To learn more about how the architecture delivers these benefits and see what users say about the results download the link below.
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Information about the health of a control system, the I/O systems, field devices and final control elements can be critical for plant operation and uptime. Timely diagnostic information can mean the difference between a quick repair and hours or days of unplanned downtime.
You Must Measure Energy to Manage Energy. Learn more about process energy management. Find out which aspects of energy you can manage. Discover how much energy your plant may be wasting -- where and why.
The limitations of traditional electric actuators have an impact on the life of the system. The most common problem is exceeding the rated duty cycle, causing the motor to burn out. A study done by ExxonMobil and presented in October 2012 at Coking.Com identified wear issues. Download this white paper to learn more.