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    • 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...
    • 14 Jun 2017

    Simplifying Pneumatic Valve Manifold Engineering and Installation

    Wikipedia defines a solenoid valve as an: … electromechanically operated valve . The valve is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid : in the case of a two-port valve the flow is switched on or off; in the case of a three-port valve, the outflow is switched between the two outlet ports. Multiple solenoid valves can be placed together on a manifold . Pneumatic valve manifolds are used in many industries...
    • 5 Jun 2017

    Flowserve PMV D3 Rev 2 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Flowserve PMV D3 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.
    • 1 Jun 2017

    Metso Automation ND9000F Rev 6 FF DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Metso Automation ND9000F Rev 6 FF 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...
    • 19 May 2017

    P+F FF Remote IO Rev 2 DD Rev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the P+F FF Remote IO Rev 2 DD 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 for...
    • 16 May 2017

    Vega Vegapuls 69 Rev 2 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Vega Vegapuls 69 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.
    • 11 May 2017

    Siemens SIPART PS2 FF Rev 3 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Siemens SIPART PS2 FF Rev 3 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...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    Flowserve Limitorque MX/QX Redcom Rev 1 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Flowserve Limitorque MX/QX Redcom Rev 1 DDRev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV 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...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    Foxboro/Schneider SRD960 Rev 18 DDRev 1 and SRD991 Rev 18 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Foxboro/Schneider SRD960 Rev 18 DDRev 1 and SRD991 Rev 18 DDRev 1 have passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV 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...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    Foxboro/Schneider IMT31A Rev 1 DDRev 1 and IMT33A Rev 1 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Foxboro/Schneider IMT31A Rev 1 DDRev 1 and IMT33A Rev 1 DDRev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV 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...
    • 1 Dec 2016

    Maintaining Secure and Reliable Control System Performance

    Control systems are the heart of manufacturing and production processes. Keeping them operating at peak efficiency while also keeping them secure requires time, energy and focus. Automation suppliers can play a large role in these efforts. News came out today of Guardian Support improvements and simplifications in how DeltaV distributed control system users can better monitor the security and health risks associated with...
    • 29 Nov 2016

    Effective Compressor AntiSurge Control

    Centrifugal and axial compressors are at the heart of many production processes. Effective compressor automation and turbomachinery control not only impacts efficiency, but also safety, reliability, production throughput and energy usage. A complete turbomachinery control system consists of measurement devices, high speed controllers, control valves, guide vane drives, turbine governors and more. I spoke with Emerson’s...
    • 6 Nov 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing for KROHNE VFC200 Rev 1 FF

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the KROHNE VFC200 Rev 1 FF has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV 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.
    • 4 Nov 2016

    Module-Based Automation in NAMUR NE 148

    The NAMUR (User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries) is: …an international association of user companies (established in 1949) and represents their interests concerning automation technology. NAMUR numbers over 140 member companies. NAMUR working groups exchange experiences to develop recommendations. One of the recommendations of the Modular Automation Working Group is NE Recommendation...
    • 27 Oct 2016

    Implementing an Effective Alarm Management Program

    At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin Emerson’s Kim Van Camp and exida’s Todd Stauffer presented Seven Steps to a Peaceful Control Room: How to Implement an Effective Alarm Management Program for your DeltaV System. Their abstract: Has the alarm horn become the nemesis of your operators? This presentation describes how to create (build) an effective and sustainable program using ISA-18.2’s...
    • 21 Oct 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing for MTS Sensors MTS_LEVELPLUS_MG Rev 1 FF

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the MTS Sensors MTS_LEVELPLUS_MG Rev 1 FF has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV 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...
    • 17 Oct 2016

    Alarm Management Live Q&A Highlights

    The power of on-line technical communities is the knowledge exchange among experts. Instead of this knowledge being buried in email archives, it’s available for others to search and find—even well after the fact. Today we hosted a live Q&A session on alarm management for DeltaV systems in the Emerson Exchange 365 global user community. The alarm experts featured Emerson’s Kim VanCamp , Kam Yuen , Matt...
    • 13 Sep 2016

    Model Predictive Control Tips & Techniques Preview

    Moving from the theoretical world of proportional-integral-derivative control to applying it successfully is a hurdle new process control engineers face. Once mastered, the next step might be in applying advanced process controls . Model predictive control, neural networks, fuzzy logic, gain scheduling and more each require bandwidth and experience to master. One great way to climb the learning curve is to hear from...
    • 22 Aug 2016

    Krohne Optiflex 2200 Rev1 Successfully Passes Emerson-DeltaV Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Krohne Optiflex 2200 Rev1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV 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.
    • 11 Aug 2016

    Retirement, Fond Memories

    I am retiring from Emerson later this month. It has been a real pleasure working at Emerson and to share with subscribers of this blog some of my work on control and simulation. I greatly appreciate the many opportunities I had to help shape the cont...