The Stuxnet worm is a sophisticated piece of computer malware designed to sabotage industrial processes controlled by Siemens SIMATIC WinCC and PCS 7 control systems. The worm used both known and previously unknown vulnerabilities to install, infect and propagate, and was powerful enough to evade state-of-the-practice security technologies and procedures. Since its discovery, there has […]
This popular course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering proper installation, calibration, and maintenance of electronic instruments. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems; techniques for installing electronic instruments; and procedures for configuring and calibrating transmitters, transducers, and controllers. Approximately 40% of your time in this course is spent working […]
The need for standardization led the City of Guelph’s Water Services department in Canada to embark on a multi-year program to modernize and enhance its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system using a standards-based approach. Starting with a comprehensive SCADA Master Plan, the city developed a set of SCADA standardization documents that were incorporated […]
This presentation was delivered at the 55th Annual Symposium of the Analysis Division by Prabhu Soundarrajan. It explains why solid-state hydrogen sensors enable new monitoring applications through both enhanced capability and reduced cost.
Convergence conjures up the powerful meaning behind the dawning of a new era where IT, Control, Automation and Communications come together as the silos break down. We now have the impetus to collaborate and new technologies will continue to emerge; however, do we have the culture of innovation to help our people succeed? The physics […]
Update: I received great news from Riyaz that the ISA Kuwait section has agreed to let us upload and link to their December 2009 newsletter containing Riyaz’s article, When is a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Rating of a Valve Required? I’d like to thank the ISA Kuwait staff and encourage readers in this region to join and participate. […]
Answer the following as True or False. 1. With respect to HART and FF, the term DD usually refers to Direct Digital. 2. HART means “highway asynchronous remote transmitter”. 3. HART is considered to be the first all digital protocol used for field communication. 4. HART has “asset management” capabilities. 5. The major application of […]
1. Which of the following Safety PLC architectures is the best to be used in Safety Instrumented Burner Management System Applications: 2. Which codes / standards are being revised and / or already invoke the concepts of a Safety Instrumented Systems associated with Burner Management Systems: 3. To determine if a Burner Management System is […]