1. Stay Safe Under Pressure

    by Lyza Fe Gongora Senior Process Control and Automation Engineer Pressure in business takes many forms and impacts organizations in different ways. But when it's locked inside a pipeline system, it has the potential to generate a catastrophe. That's the key reason we have Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) for pressure control. But in some pipeline applications, such solutions may simply not be en…Read More

  2. Close the BYOD Gap

    Almost overnight, it seems, permitting employees to bring their own devices to the workplace and use them to remotely access data and process controls has moved from a marginal activity to a mainstream practice. Nearly two-thirds of manufacturing companies now permit bring-your-own-device (BYOD) interactivity. But the trend has happened so quickly that only a fraction of firms actually have polici…Read More

  3. Automation Aids Energy Conservation

    Many organizations think of energy conservation as an important tool for controlling direct costs and increasing productivity. It is — but it’s also much more than that. It’s a vital element of the drive to meet global mandates requiring organizations to significantly reduce their carbon footprints. Industry is the biggest user of energy in the U.S., accounting for almost one-third of annual…Read More

  4. Security Has to Be Your No. 1 SCADA Priority

    by Jeff England Senior Engineer Seems like not long ago that people left their cars unlocked, put their front door keys under the mat, and taped their computer passwords to their monitors as easy reminders. Likewise, industrial producers have traditionally focused on making Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems more reliable, flexible, efficient, and productive, but not necessar…Read More

  5. 5 Ways to Look for Security Vulnerabilities in Your Industrial Process

    by Liza Penarroyo Coordinator No business, individual, or government agency is immune to a cyberattack. Large processing facilities, nuclear plants, petrochemical companies, and other industrial environments make especially big targets for “hacktivists” and other cyber criminals. To close up the biggest security vulnerabilities in your industrial process, it’s important to ask questions, suc…Read More

  6. Cybersecurity Threats: Your Industrial Process Is Not Immune

    by Liza Penarroyo Coordinator October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that individuals and businesses rethink their strategies for staying secure in a digital world — one which is both increasingly interconnected and also dominated by “smart” devices. Organizations big and small are reviewing their cybersecurity policies and making s…Read More