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Failed Y-Strainer Led to Deadly Chem Plant Blast

On Tuesday, April 2, at 10:46 a.m., a vapor cloud of isobutylene formed at the KMCO, LLC (“KMCO”) facility in Crosby, Texas after a three-inch cast iron y-strainer, a piping component, failed. Just four minutes later, the vapor cloud found an ignition …

Digital, Physical Security Converge at Bucks Arena

By Gregory Hale Life in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is a very competitive environment, not only between the teams, but also creating an atmosphere for fans to safely and securely enjoy the experience so they want to keep coming back to se …

Safeguarding OT from Cyber Threats

Manufacturing is a very competitive market to be in. It has undergone several evolutions in recent years, each with the aim of optimizing production processes and increasing agility to meet customer demands, while also reducing production costs.

IL Nuke Sees Double with Transformer Woes

At the Clinton Power Station, the Old Adage Lives On: Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice … EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of stories that will appear on ISSSource that focus on near misses at nuclear plants. This originally appeared on …

NE Nuke: Safety Valves Remained Closed

Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Operated 89 Days with Key Safety System Impaired EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of stories that will appear on ISSSource that focus on near misses at nuclear plants. This originally appeared on the Union of Concern …

Finding the Competitive Edge

Monitoring Applications Gives Visibility, and can Help Hike Performance in a Very Big Way Not too long ago, ExxonMobil came out with a plan where hardware is merely plug and play, totally open and non-proprietary, where if a device fails, you can simpl …

Going Digital

Smarter, Connected Networks Add Complexity, but Plant Floor Can’t be an Island Anymore A smart, connected enterprise can embrace the digital transformation in the coming Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) world by collecting data that could result in …

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