Tag "Management"

Second column of Dr. Andreas Helget

In his second column Yokogawa – Managing Director Dr.-Ing. Andreas Helget comments on exciting topics like CircularEconomy or PrecisionFarming on the occasion of the last World Fatigue Day on our blog.

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Digital Transformation – more than just a technological change

According to a Deloitte study, only about a quarter of the 100 companies surveyed in Germany have implemented a company-wide AI strategy. In an international comparison, this is a rather low figure – here the share is already 35 percent – although the use of artificial intelligence cannot be equated with digital transformation. However, it is of great and important importance, so that the conclusions of the study are also representative for the digital transformation.

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Where to store your passwords and how

Whether banking, shopping, mailing, streaming music or TV, forums or social networks – passwords are in demand almost everywhere. As secure as possible, of course. And in order to guarantee the highest possible level of confidence, i.e. confidentiality of your data, you should not only choose a password that is as secure as possible, but also a password that is as individual as possible for each individual account. But be careful! One thing should be clear to everyone: there is no one hundred percent guarantee of security. However, one can and should try to make the security layers around one’s own sensitive data as impenetrable as possible in order to get as close as possible to the optimal protection. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to do this.

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Stahl and security: Full concentration in tune with the times

The company R. Stahl can look back with satisfaction on the first six seminars held in April in some major cities in northern and western Germany under the title “Explosion Protection Day”. Whether in Bremen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dortmund, Cologne or Frankfurt – Yokogawa had the opportunity to be a lecturer at every event. And with the brand-new topic: Plant Security.

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Safety needs friends… (Part 2/2)

As we have seen in part 1 of this article, there are processes that cause a system’s performance to (prematurely) deteriorate or that the system can no longer fulfil its purpose. As we will see, these processes are not so different for cars (part 1) and safety systems in the process industry. However, there is a big difference in the rules and regulations during operation. We drivers have a bit of the “main inspection” and perhaps the “inspection booklet” of the manufacturer on our backs. Otherwise the legislator more or less leaves it to us to admonish to be on the road with a “safe” vehicle. This is quite different with regard to safety in the process industry. There is a multitude of laws, rules etc. that must be observed.

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TDLS8000: Maintenance-free, SIL2 certified and explosion-proof

In almost every chemical production plant, it is always necessary to store various substances in containers or tank farms. Depending on the chemical substance, this can from time to time result in an explosion hazard. For this reason, elementary protection against a possible explosion must be provided. In the best case scenario, this should be done in such a way that no explosive gas mixture can form in the gas phase of the container. In the age of ever-increasing safety requirements, a current safety assessment may make it necessary to actually record the oxygen content – especially if the device in question has been classified as a SIL (safety integrity level) application.  This is exactly where Yokogawa’s TDLS8000 laser comes into play.

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Safety needs friends… (Part 1)

Security needs friends, because it has enemies! Also in the process industry. The example “Car” in part 1 of our new #Series tells you which enemies safety has!

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Third column of Dr. Andreas Helget

BLOG / In his third column, Dr. Andreas Helget, Managing Director of Yokogawa Germany, deals with the topic of sustainability in the chemistry sector. It is an open secret that in view of the immense consumption of raw materials in this industry, the “key” to the future of sustainable chemistry is being feverishly sought. What role biomass, i.e. (micro)algae, play in this context can be read here.

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System integration – when less is more

Yokogawa has been making ASI – Analyzer System Integration – successful for more than 50 years. But in addition to these so-called greenfield solutions, Yokogawa also offers customized, smaller solutions for brownfield systems if required. So it’s a kind of ASI light.

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Hand in hand with the process data

Alarm! Is there now a hectic rush at the control station? Or does the operator lean back and relax, press a button to acknowledge the alarm and continue to sip the coffee he bought a minute ago?
Both are possible, both are interesting information – usually when it comes to alarm management for the analysis and reduction of alarms according to EEMUA 191, for example. But even at the beginning of a data analysis, a look at this data makes sense.

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