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    • 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...
    • 18 Jul 2017

    Bernard Controls Intelli+ Actuator Dev Rev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Bernard Controls Intelli+ Actuator Dev 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...
    • 28 Jun 2017

    Petya Ransomware/Malware Recommended Considerations for DeltaV Users

    Over in the Emerson Exchange 365 global community’s DeltaV group , Emerson’s Rick Gorskie posted this update on the Petya Ramsomware / Malware cyber-attack occurring around the world. On the 27 th of June 2017, we became aware of the “ Petya ransomware/malware” (also called NotPetya) cyber-attack spreading throughout the world causing computers to be encrypted and victims to see a request...
    • 21 Jun 2017

    Magnetrol Model 706 Dev Rev 2 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Magnetrol Model 706 Dev Rev 2 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 for use...
    • 19 Jun 2017

    Cybersecurity in the DeltaV Distributed Control System

    Cybersecurity remains high on the list of issues for process manufacturers and producers to grapple with. In this 4:38 video, DeltaV Cybersecurity , Emerson’s Alexandre Peixoto discusses ways that cyber defenses are incorporated into the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) . He opens describing the defense in depth strategies which includes four major focus areas: plant-level security, integrated services...