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Overcoming the Industrial Cyber Security Skills Gap

Here we are in the age of digitization where a changing business model provides new revenue and value-producing opportunities, connectivity keeps growing, business benefits are through the roof and fresh cyber attack vectors abound. With an abundance o …

Case History: Integrated Safety and Security

Case History: Integrated Safety and Security Integrated safety and security is a daily and ongoing effort to keep the plant flowing at Phoenix Park Gas.

Boosting Plant Uptime

Integrated Safety, Security Plan Catches Threats, Potential Incidents By Gregory Hale Summer was in true form in Michigan a few years ago on a warm Saturday evening in June. But for quite a few workers at a major U.S. auto manufacturer, that idyllic se …

Process Under Control

Integrated Safety, Security Unify Workers, Technology By Gregory Hale Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company knew they had to hike the domestic gas supply in the Emirate, so they created the Shah Gas Development Project. When it reaches full production in 2 …

How to Unify IT, Engineering

Sometimes a Contentious Path, But There is a Solution By Gregory Hale Oftentimes there is a misconception on just what the true mission is for a manufacturer. In the manufacturing automation sector the simple fact is the goal is for the company to safe …

In Sync: Process Control, IT

These Vital Disciplines Need to Secure Plant from Cyber Incidents “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory wer …

One Common Goal: Fire & Gas Safety System

Refinery, Pipeline Contractor Need Extra Layer of Protection for Any Emergency Situation By Gregory Hale Reliance Industries and the main contractor working on the BTC pipeline, Tekfen Construction & Installation Co., couldn’t be further apart in t …

Fire & Gas Safety Systems: Disaster in Check

Safety Should Come First, That’s Why an Integrated Safety Shutdown System and Fire and Gas System Keep Disaster at Bay By Ged Farnaby and Gregory Hale Just about five years ago a huge fireball lifted the lid off the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in Hert …

Honeywell’s new Quality Control System

Honeywell released its new quality control system (QCS) designed to help papermakers easily improve their paper quality while reducing maintenance and service costs. By integrating with Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), Experion MX a …

RTU can Integrate with SCADA System

Honeywell introduced the RC500 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), a modular and scalable controller that easily integrates with a SCADA system to give industrial manufacturers tighter control of remote operations. The RC500 can withstand harsh environments su …

EU OK’s Honeywell deal for Safety Provider

Honeywell gained approval from European regulators for its $1.1 billion acquisition of safety products provider Sperian Protection. Honeywell said the European Commission approved the deal. Honeywell started an offering for Sperian shares on July 12 an …

Process Safety Tops ASM Meeting

With systems getting more complex and sophisticated, the potential for error becomes smaller, but when that error does occur, it becomes even more complicated for humans to intervene. That is where the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium com …

Safety, Security Clearly Defined

By Gregory Hale As anyone in marketing knows, for a product to sell, you just can’t rely on one type of medium to extol the virtues of your wares. You have to have a clear plan and then use the various forms of media to get the word out. Whether it is …

Honeywell, Matrikon Complete Deal

It is now all about the integration as Honeywell completed the $139 million (C$144 million) deal for Edmonton, Canada-based solution provider Matrikon. Matrikon will now work with Honeywell to integrate into the Advanced Solutions business of Honeywell …

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