Archive for the ‘Power’ Category

Comprehensive Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. No comments yet
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The electrical power generation and distribution industries, especially here in the U.S., have a long history in working to improve reliability and security. This history goes back to the establishment of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) in the late 1960s as a response to a widespread blackout in the Northeastern U.S. NERC became […]

Continuously Monitoring Critical Electrical Assets

Posted in Power, Wireless on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017. No comments yet
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One common thread with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based sensors is that they typically will replace periodic, manual measurements. We shared IIoT application examples in past posts of how business performance—in safety, reliability and efficiency—can be improved. The common thread is that continuous data streams from these IIoT sensors feed analytics applications, which can help […]

Upcoming Ovation Users’ Group Conference

Posted in Event, Power, Water & Wastewater on Monday, July 10th, 2017. No comments yet
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Two weeks from now, July 23-27 2017, will be Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions business unit’s Ovation Users’ Group conference. This year will mark its 30th year. The Ovation Users’ Group is managed, guided, and run exclusively by its members, with Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions business unit providing financial, personnel, and product support as […]

Avoiding Dangerous Malware Infections

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power, Water & Wastewater on Monday, May 22nd, 2017. No comments yet
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The malware WannaCry/WannaCrypt has been all over the news recently. Since most of the operator and engineering workstations used in distributed control systems (DCSs) and supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) are PC-based, the question was naturally could these have been/or be impacted by this dangerous malware. I caught up with Emerson’s Jaime Foose. […]

Improving Burner Control with Gas Chromatographs

Posted in Analyzers, Power on Monday, January 30th, 2017. No comments yet
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There once was a time for industrial manufacturers when they received fairly homogeneous supplies of natural gas that did not vary much in energy content. Here in the U.S. with the rapid increase in shale gas production as part of the overall energy mix, there is more variance. In a Power magazine article, Gas Chromatographs […]