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Headlines from June 24, 2015

HUG day3 RajSamani thumbEvolving response beats mutating cyber threats

Cybersecurity threats and attacks are always mutating, so protective measures must be equally vigilant and adaptive. Luckily, process manufacturers and other industrial organizations have many partners, such as Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel, who can help them coordinate protection of their systems. Read more >>

HUG day3 SandyVasser thumbExxonMobil takes on electrical integration

"We continue to challenge everyone on things that we can continue to improve," ExxonMobil's Sandy Vasser said during the 2015 Honeywell Users Group Americas conference. The automation group has made terrific strides toward taking their work off the critical project path, "now we're challenging the electrical group to do the same." Read more >>

HUG day3 JeffZindel thumbHoneywell and Intel team up to secure critical infrastructure

At the 2015 Honeywell User Group (HUG) Americas symposium in San Antonio, Texas, HPS and Intel Security announced they will collaborate to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Read more >>

HUG day3 TomBurke thumbThis is the dawning of the 'Age of IIoT'

"To make IIoT information useful, we must be able to put it and its context in a common language, analyze it and feed it to someone who can use it to do something," said Matrikon's Darek Kominek. The IIoT empowers digital business applications that allow companies to work together on common problems and better serve their customers, and for those open to embrace the IIoT, there are three major challenges to overcome. Read more >>

HUG day3 RahulChaturvedi thumbReliance drives culture change with a digital revolution

Everyone knows to keep it simple, but it's rare that any simplification project is as gigantic as Reliance Industries Ltd.'s recent effort to update and standardize many of the legacy process automation and other systems at six major sites containing 120 refining and petrochemical plants. Read more >>

Headlines from June 23, 2015

HUG day2 PhillipChadwell thumbVirtualization key enabler of Kao modernization

Several years ago, Kao Specialties Americas' batch chemicals plant in High Point, N.C., had reached that inevitable point in any highly automated manufacturing facility's life. Its aging distributed control system (DCS) and associated production management applications no longer delivered the performance needed to compete in the chemical industry of today. It was time to modernize. Read more >>

HUG day2 RoseThomas thumbExxonMobil automates procedures, reaps benefits

To decide which process applications and procedures to automate, ExxonMobil's Rose Thomas reported that potential users must weigh several factors, including frequency of execution, degree of console interaction from in the field to the console itself, number of steps, parallel activities, consequence of error, and fidelity of procedure documents. Read more >>

HUG day2 NickSands thumbThe end of an era: DuPont's last panel board

Migrating seven DCS systems in the past five years has given Nicholas Sands, CAP, PE, ISA Fellow and Manufacturing Fellow at DuPont, plenty of insight into how the right tools can save time and money, and allow a control engineer to focus on control strategy instead of configuration. Read more >>

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