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Process Instrumentation and Sensors September 29, 2018

Optimizing faster chemical reactions safely

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a flow-based high-throughput screening technology designed to identify optimum conditions for performing high-pressure/high-temperature catalytic chemical reactions.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Cybersecurity September 25, 2018

Method to protect power grid from cyber attacks developed

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a method that could protect the power grid from cyber attacks.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Safety September 19, 2018

Effective process safety management for preventing future incidents

To prevent dangerous process incidents from occurring, facilities should employ effective communication, provide workers with appropriate training, and have in place strong and up-to-date policies and procedures. Eleven key principles and best practices are highlighted.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Manufacturing IT, MES September 10, 2018

Countering security threats to oil and gas networks

With greater connectivity between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), and the rise of the IIoT, can increase and even change the vulnerabilities of oil and gas assets to cyber attack. Companies and standards groups are looking to counter these efforts.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Process Safety September 9, 2018

Sensors designed to make structural infrastructure safer

The goal of structural health monitoring is to increase supervision of critical areas, extend the lifetime of structures, and reduce operating costs and improve safety.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Industrial Networking July 29, 2018

Laser sensor designed to smell gases through light absorption

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a laser sensor device that uses patterns of light absorption to measure the composition of the gas sample.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Robotics July 26, 2018

Aerial robot that changes in flight

Scientists from the Étienne Jules Marey Institute of Movement Sciences (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) are developing a robot capable of altering its profile during flight like a bird.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Cybersecurity July 23, 2018

Cybersecurity and safety plans require proactive, different approach

Experts at the Honeywell User Group (HUG) Americas conference encouraged companies to be proactive and think outside the box when deploying and implementing cybersecurity and safety solutions to protect manufacturing systems.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Mechanical July 17, 2018

Mindset changing on oil and gas safety and profitability

In the oil and gas industry, safety and profitability must be intertwined as today's way of thinking needs to go beyond the conventional and move into the more digital and connected world.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Cybersecurity July 16, 2018

Importance of IIoT safety and connectivity

Cybersecurity can make or break a manufacturing enterprise with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and can have a major effect on safety systems, which are often considered the last line of defense for a manufacturing company.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
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