Tag "Systems"

Greater safety for everyone – but with fewer personnel?

Functional safety is undoubtedly an issue that affects us all. Whether you are the owner/operator of a system (requirements, standards, laws), a worker in this system (responsibility and personal safety) or a resident who is concerned about their safety. Training is not just a way to make up (at least in part) for the staff shortage. It is also a way to give employees the necessary knowledge of functional safety during the operating phase, based on the latest version of the international IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards.

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Assistance systems – 4. Retain knowledge and “drive” safely

Today’s assistance systems are like an “electronic driving instructor” who – not only in tricky situations – always supports the user with his experience. With a view to the systems, they are driving assistance systems in the truest sense of the word.

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Assistance systems 3 – The “signpost” & the “predictor”

Can you do that? Is there? Surely both production managers and plant operators have already asked themselves these questions. To become more concrete: You, as a production manager, have experienced plant operators and you know that you have taken good care of your control and alarm strategy. Functional safety is also up to date. You won’t burn anything. Nevertheless, something is bothering you: No matter how stable and safe your system is, you don’t really know how efficiently it drives. Isn’t there the famous “grain” left in it?
Or let’s put ourselves in your place as a plant operator: you have been operating your plant for years and know it well. From time to time she does her “talking tricks” and you don’t know why. Although you keep to the allowed temperature step in the reactor, it is about to go through or it is going through. Such an “early warning system” would be very practical. This runs in real time and warns you in advance that something is going to go wrong. Then you still have enough time to react accordingly. Something like a “process crystal ball” would be good. But is there such a thing?

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A stable foundation for the digital future of plants

Digitisation offers great opportunities for industry, that is no secret. This makes it all the more important to place your plant on a secure foundation.
Against this background, network and system security in industrial process control systems are important factors. Keyword: Plant Security.

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“Impressions at ACHEMA 2018” and exciting key figures – a double review of the world’s leading trade fair

The video clip “Impressions at Achema 2018” and various exciting key figures provide a great review of Yokogawa’s appearance at Achema 2018 in two respects.

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Augmented reality – the way we do things

Augmented reality, or AR, enables us to experience our surroundings in new ways. AR can also fundamentally change how we design, manufacture, operate and service products. As the technology increasingly augments our leisure and business activities, it is changing our

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Functional Safety Management

Version 4.02 of Yokogawa’s ProSafe RS significantly expands the product spectrum in terms of efficiency and safety. The integration of iDefine makes functional safety management

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