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Ins and Outs of Partial Stroke Testing

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Depending on the Equipment, Application, and Test Method, You May Be Able to Extend the Full Test Intervals for SIS Valves. This article is written by William L. (Bill) Mostia Jr., PE, of Exida, League City, Texas. Mostia has more than 25 years experience applying safety, instrumentation, and ...

Prevent Tank Farm Overfill Hazards

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Catastrophic Incidents Have Led to Useful Rules for Systems That Help Avoid Them

Cybersecurity: Control Systems Are Under Attack

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Here, There Be Dragons. It's a Scary New World in Process Control, but You Can Defend Your Plant Against Cyber Attack

When to Use Wireless in Safety Applications

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It Comes Down to Reliability, and Simple Differences Add Up to Significant Limitations

Process Automation Reliability vs. Safety

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Is It Possible to Have Safe Systems That Aren't Considered Reliable?

Control Systems of the Future

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Through the looking glass of emerging technologies.

Progress in Process Safety

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A holistic perspective of process safety requires more comprehensive hazard and risk assessment methods such as process hazards analysis, mechanical integrity, safety integrity systems and emerging technologies.

Introduction to Modbus

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The Modbus protocol is the grandfather of modern fieldbuses. Modbus’s popularity is due to its simplicity, its openness and ubiquitous nature—it’s used everywhere. It has withstood the test of time and is still kicking after almost four decades. Modbus was originally published by Modicon in 1979,...

The Safety Instrumented Function: An S-Word Worth Knowing

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Understand the SIF to Control Confusion, Complexity and Cost of Safety Instrumented Systems

To safety standards and beyond!

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In 2004, ISA adopted the most recent safety standard, ANSI/ISA 84.00.01. And though it’s a good start, it’s clear that S84 is just the tip of the iceberg toward management of functional safety.

Asset Management: The 25-Year Transformation

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From Reactive and Preventive to Condition-Based Predictive. The 25-Year Transformation of Maintenance and Repair to Asset Management

Reader feedback: Safety requires inspections

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A reader tells us what was missing from one of our latest articles.

SIS: How testing impacts reliability

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Proof test coverage (PTC) of safety instrumented systems (SIS), also known as CPT, has recently become an important topic of discussion. In the past, it was commonly assumed in calculation and in practice that PTC was 100%. However, not all proof tests are comprehensive, and the approval agencies...

Improving reliability and safety with instrument asset management systems

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An effective conditioning monitoring and maintenance program mitigates process hazards while reducing downtime and increasing productivity.

Cybersecurity in the SIS world

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Find and slay the dragons lurking in the typical safety instrumented system.

Good grounding practices - Part 2

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Expanding on the previous discussion of the reasons we ground and the specifications for ground resistance, this article explains why it’s necessary to connect instrumentation to the power ground system, and the theory and practice of shielding.

Building cybersecurity firewalls

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Why and how to secure industrial control and safety systems at every conduit.

Design for safety instrumented systems reliability

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Engineer SIS beyond the standards to meet real-world requirements.

Secure the SIS

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Understand the strength of your last line of cyber defense

Human error in instrumentation systems

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Mistakes are inevitable, but understanding how and where they occur can minimize their frequency and impact.

How to perform alarm rationalization

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If you don’t deal with your computer-based control alarms in a disciplined manner, uncontrolled alarm growth can result, which can lead to out-of-control alarm systems. Find out what the top 10 reasons are to rationalizing your alarm management system.

Are you up to snuff with S84 and OSHA?

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Americanizing an Instrument Reference Work

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Control's 10 most-read articles of May 2017

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Our cover story on process safety, Joe Weiss' latest thoughts on cybersecurity, and insights into Walmart's recent sustainability initiative are among the most-read stories of May 2017 on ControlGlobal.com.

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