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Over the past decades, industrial automation benefits have often been determined based on the cost savings achieved by headcount reductions. Today, in most industrial organizations staffing is at critically low levels and headcount reductions are no longer feasible. One of the emerging key aspects of business benefits with respect to industrial automation lies in enabling the people to be more effective both individually and collaboratively.

This track covers technologies and approaches in which industrial automation helps meet the objective of improving performance of the range of personnel functions (operations, maintenance, engineering, supervision and management) across industrial operations.

Automation Week: Human Performance Track

Over the past decades, industrial automation benefits have often been determined based on the cost savings achieved by headcount reductions. Today, in most industrial organizations staffing is at critically low levels and headcount reductions are no longer feasible. One of the emerging key aspects of business benefits with respect to industrial automation lies in enabling […]

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Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest Applications Presented By: Mr. Dustin Beebe, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Steve Ferrer, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Darwin Logerot, ProSys Read Bio Abstract: Investigations of many catastrophic plant events have shown alarm flooding to have been significant distractions for the operators just prior to the incident. This connection […]

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Safety and environmental integrity have always been critically important aspects of industrial operations. In recent years with increased regulatory and business pressures, the importance of effectively controlling safety and environmental concerns is much higher. Safety and environmental limits can impose tight constraints in the profitability of industrial operations.

This track covers approaches and technologies that ensure safe, environmentally sound operations as well as how holistic measurement and control of safety, the environment, and profitability can lead to new levels of operational and business performance.

Automation Week: Safety/Environmental Performance Track

Safety and environmental integrity have always been critically important aspects of industrial operations. In recent years with increased regulatory and business pressures, the importance of effectively controlling safety and environmental concerns is much higher. Safety and environmental limits can impose tight constraints in the profitability of industrial operations. This track covers approaches and technologies that […]

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Andrew Ginter

Stronger than Firewalls: Strong Cyber-Security Protects Safety of Industrial Sites

This session is in the Security Track: Infrastructure Security and Threats Worldwide Presented by:  Andrew Ginter,  Director of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions The evidence of increasing inter-connectedness surrounds us: cell phones pull information from both public and private sources, IT teams struggle to integrate tablet computers into IT and security infrastructures, and wireless communications is […]

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Graham Speake

Automation Week: Security Technology Track

The security of our infrastructure, facilities, and manufacturing plants is of high concern 24/7, and we all agree it is prudent to be informed and stay vigilant against external as well as internal threats. Step into the Security Technology Track and learn more about ISA99, the Industrial Automation and Controls Security Standard, where it is […]

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101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

As Hunter Vegas and I got into being mentors, we recognized what an overwhelming experience it must be for a new engineer to come up to speed, especially since mentoring within a company is becoming scarce due to retirements and burgeoning workloads and procedural requirements. We realized there was a need for a very succinct […]

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ISA Automation Week 2012 Program Chair Q&A

This year’s ISA Automation Week will be held in Orlando, Fla., on 24–27 September at the Orange County Convention Center. It will offer a world-class, unbiased technical program built around “operational and technical excellence.” ISA Insights recently sat down with Peter Martin, ISA Automation Week 2012 program chair, to find out more about this year’s […]

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