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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...
    • 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...
    • 26 Apr 2017

    Improving Process Safety through Human Factors Analysis

    Wikipedia defines process safety as focusing on: …preventing fires , explosions and accidental chemical releases in chemical process facilities or other facilities dealing with hazardous materials such as refineries , and oil and gas ( onshore and offshore ) production installations. In a Valve magazine article, Human Factors Can Cause a Disaster—or Prevent One , Emerson’s Julian Annison and Travis Hesketh...
    • 27 Mar 2017

    Control Valve Condition Monitoring Connected Services

    As sensors and final control elements grow ever smarter with digital diagnostics and communications paths, the need to make sense of this data to improve safety, reliability and efficiency also grows. Not only is improved analytic software required to help spot trends and abnormalities, but also experts to help provide guidance to put this information into action. In this 5:07 video, Emerson Connected Services Valve...
    • 28 Feb 2017

    Security Concerns Driving IT and Operations Collaboration

    Yesterday, we shared thoughts from Emerson’s Peter Zornio about new types of services enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things . Today we’ll look at how these technologies continue to bring IT organizations and Operations staff closer together—whether they like the idea or not. In a ComputerWorld article, Why IT and Operations are on a collision course [free registration required to read full article...
    • 18 Jan 2017

    Addressing Operational Performance Challenges

    There are many reasons for manufacturers and producers not meeting their operational performance goals. Unplanned downtime, production slowdowns, regulatory sanctions and quality excursions are but a few. In the most recent edition of innovations in Process Control , Emerson’s Roel Van Doren highlights the cumulative cost of this underperformance: Through close cooperation with benchmarking companies and talking...
    • 10 Oct 2016

    How to Form a Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Your Investments

    Author: Jocelyn Sexton Without fail, cybersecurity continues to make headlines. News about data breaches, password protection, identify theft, hacks and viruses are so prevalent, it’s easy to feel security fatigue. It can also seem overwhelming to stand vigilant for cyber threats at all times. Have you made the appropriate software updates? Do you adhere to all security and privacy policies your company has...
    • 6 Oct 2016

    Wireless Continuous Pump Monitoring

    Many of the pumps in process manufacturing and production processes are essential and their failure results in reduced or lost production and increased maintenance costs. In an Upstream Pumping article, Wireless Monitoring Reduces Pump Failures & Maintenance Costs , Emerson’s Brian Atkinson describes way to make use of technology to avoid these failures. He opens citing some statistics on the economic...
    • 13 Jul 2016

    How to Disassemble a Daniel Digital Control Valve

    Let’s continue our series of practical “ How-to videos ” with a closer look at disassembling a Daniel V788 digital control valve . The valves are used effectively in loading and offloading applications that require precise flow rate control and batch delivery of fluid products. In this 7:36 video , Emerson’s Jerome Lopez demonstrates the disassembly process that may be done during service repair...