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    • 23 Apr 2018

    Cybersecurity Guidebook for Reducing Cyber Risks

    One only has to do a cybersecurity news search to see the increasing worries and incidents that manufacturers face. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of cybersecurity standards : …address the need to design cybersecurity robustness and resilience into industrial automation control systems (IACS). A new, comprehensive Cybersecurity Guidebook for Process Control is available to help you and your organization take the necessary...
    • 22 Mar 2018

    Innovations in Control System Operator Interfaces

    Operators in plant and production facilities have relied on Operator Interfaces (OIs), also known as human-machine interfaces (HMIs), as their window into the process—to monitor, control and work through abnormal situations. In a ControlGlobal....
    • 15 Mar 2018

    Technology Advancements for Project and Operational Performance Improvements

    At the recent ARC Industry Forum , Emerson’s Dave Imming and Claudio Fayad sat down with ARC Advisory Group’s Craig Resnick to discuss ways that technology is helping manufacturers improve both project and ongoing operational performance. Specifically, the conversation centered around the announcement of DeltaV version 14 at the conference. I saw this tweet from @arc_advisory announcing the availability...
    • 24 Jan 2018

    Reducing System Migration Risk for Refinery Blend and Tank Farm Operations

    Regulatory bodies across the globe continue to impose stricter specifications for transportation fuels to reduce combustion byproducts. Emerson’s Murali Krishnan and Patrick Truesdale shared a story with me of an Asian refiner who needed to modernize its blend and tank farm operations to meet the sulfur-related regulations and other seasonal volatility specifications. For refiners, blending and their associated...
    • 7 Dec 2017

    Getting Alarms Right the First Time or Fixing Later

    As distributed control systems, human-machine interface (HMI)-based control systems and safety instrumented systems came along, adding alarms was easy and close to free. The problem they introduced was too many too often—whether immediate action was warranted or not. The ISA 18.2 alarm management standard was developed to help manufacturers and producers optimize the alarms to minimize alarm flooding conditions and provide...
    • 1 Nov 2017

    5 Questions for DeltaV Product Marketing Manager Jessica Jordan

    Emerson’s Jessica Jordan joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert . In these podcasts, we want to share the stories of the paths taken to a science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) education and career in the field of instrumentation and automation as well as to learn more about them as people. Jessica leads the product marketing efforts for the recently announced the...
    • 26 Oct 2017

    Fuji Electric FCX-AIII Series Rev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Fuji Electric FCX-AIII Series Rev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV and AMS Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available...
    • 21 Aug 2017

    Integrating Ethernet-Based Devices in DeltaV Systems

    Let’s open the week with a video for DeltaV distributed control system users on ways to integrate devices with Ethernet-based protocols into the DeltaV system. Examples of these devices include motor control centers, variable speed drives, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and various types of online analyzers. In this 6:17 YouTube video , Emerson’s Rune Reppenhagen demonstrates the DeltaV Virtual I...
    • 21 Jul 2017

    DeltaV Secure Passwords: The Do’s and Don’ts

    Author: Rick Gorskie Generally, we (carbon-based lifeforms) are terrible when it comes to selecting a secure password for our computers or software programs. This comes from not being prepared for the inevitable password question when installing new software or setting up new hardware. We panic and select something that often is way too common or easy to remember but that also means that it will be too easy for...
    • 20 Jul 2017

    Keeping Control Systems Current for Secure and Reliable Operation

    As commercially available off-the-shelf operating systems and hardware came on the scene for control systems, they brought with them rapid performance improvements that translated into increase functionality and ease of use. They also brought with them the need to provide ongoing software and hardware updates to remain secure, reliable and available. In a Maintenance Technology article, Focus on Automation System Updates...