White Papers

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  • 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
  • Innovative defense strategies for securing SCADA and control systems

    This White Paper takes a look at the fundamental issues with the current practice of securing SCADA and control systems, discusses the concept of security zones of vulnerabilities, and briefly introduces several new and unique cyber defense solutions that can be deployed at each security zone.

    PlantData Technologies
    06/09/2006
  • The need for secure OPC communications

    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 -- from single plant system level through complex networks -- while preventing cyber attacks and unauthorized users from gaining access to critical process control data and the systems that control production.

    Integration Objects
    05/29/2006
  • Unraveling the complexities of level detection

    Sensing options enable users to choose the sensor most appropriate per application. However, making this choice is not often easy. This paper helps unravel the complexities and differences between sensor types and applications in which they are used.

    Turck
    05/23/2006
  • Corrosion: The new process variable

    This White Paper offers a three-step plan to interface real-time corrosion measurement with process data through a plant’s distributed control system (DCS). It also provides a new method to improve process control, efficiency and cost savings while facilitating better maintenance planning and asset management.

    Honeywell
    05/19/2006
  • Interference and security considerations for industrial wireless

    From traditional narrow-band to more complex spread-spectrum technologies, a variety of RF communication techniques are available for deployment in industrial environments. Presented and evaluated here, in terms of their relative security and integrity performance, are the most common narrow-band and spread-spectrum alternatives.

    Honeywell
    05/15/2006
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