Tag "plants"

SBA and data analysis all mixed up

Data analyses: Our brain is a true master of pattern recognition. No wonder that this ability of the human brain stimulates imitation and thus became the model for machine learning. Learning from data to recognize patterns and laws. Against the background of process analysis, data is truly abundant in the process industry. Sometimes more, sometimes less structured, sometimes of more, sometimes of less high quality.

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Digitalization is changing our lives

The innovation potential of digitalization and its digital technologies is endless – especially with regard to Synaptic Business Automation. With the entrepreneurial innovation mindset and methodologies such as the SBA, many ideas can be found and implemented. Against this background, it is of course indispensable that the security foundation is laid in digital terms – keyword: plant security.

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Secure Remote Services at the REV2018 – Part 2

In the second part of our speech at the REV2018, 22nd March 2018, University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf, Germany Chee Hoe Lee, Global AI Cyber Security Evangelist, Security Consultant for Europe, countinues talking about secure remote services and why it is so important to define network architecture, to do hardware protection or to have a suitable access control.

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Dynamic interlock visualization: reduce production delays, improve operations

Yokogawa’s interlock monitoring solution provides an intuitive display of Dynamic Interlock Visualization that mirrors the interlock configuration on the ICCS. The interlock status signals from the ICCS can be used to update the information presented in the web user interface through an OPC DA connection. This enables tag data acquired through Exaquantum to be monitored and analyzed.

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Process gas chromatograph steps up the pace

The design of the Yokogawa GC8000 process gas chromatograph is slightly different from that of many of its rivals in the market. The pressure controllers for the carrier gas are not mounted externally but…

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NAMUR: Process control elements (PCEs) with protective functions

Protective functions can be implemented in different ways depending on the desired quality. They can be hardwired, for instance, or alternatively integrated in a safety controller or – if certain conditions apply – in a basic process control system. These options are nothing new; however the requirements regarding protective functions in the basic process control system are specified in greater detail in current regulations. Learn more.

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Safety and security – An inseparable pair

IT security is the foundation for functional safety. Your system is only secure if you implement safety and security measures. Learn more…

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From Safety Instrumented System to Safety Lifecycle Tool

Only with the so-called Functional Safety Management does a safety control meet the requirements of the corresponding standards for reducing the risk in process plants for the protection of health, environment and financial values. In 2016, Safety Lifecycle Management with iDefine (TM) and ProSafe RS was presented. With this powerful combination, ProSafe RS took the step from safety control to the Safety Lifecycle Tool.

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Daylight saving time change – the return of the lost hour

In automation systems, each data point (or data record) is normally given a timestamp instantly. Does summer time have any impact on timestamps or dates etc.?

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Overcoming hurdles – smart data as the key to Industry 4.0

In order to create smart or elegant solutions in the Industry 4.0 landscape, you have to utilize data and network it. And ideally, you shouldn’t stop on your doorstep. If you want to achieve the desired benefit, you must turn big data into smart data.

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