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.
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.
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.
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.
This White Paper offers a three-step plan to interface real-time corrosion measurement with process data through a plants 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.
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.
This White Paper shows how the application of Active Model Capture Technology (AMCT) by a manufacturing plants 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.
This paper provides an introduction to IEC 61508, describes an illustrative application example using the MOST SafetyNet System, and offers parameters that should be considered when choosing a safety instrumented system.