Information Systems

Veracity tapped by US DOE to develop next-gen network security

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Veracity Industrial Networks, a developer of next-generation Operational Technology (OT) network cybersecurity for the industrial internet, announced that it is part of a three-company team tapped by the US Department of Energy to develop a secure networking solution that reduces cyberattacks against US industrial and utility networks.

Automation Strategies: Next-gen automation services support operational excellence and reduce project cost

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

Major suppliers are expanding their automation-related service capabilities from project and engineering services through services for operations and maintenance. This is happening partly in response to overall automation market conditions, but largely in response to evolving user challenges and requirements.

Never waste a shutdown to improve process safety and uptime

Loseto, M., Honeywell Process Solutions

Process safety cannot be ensured solely by design, as it relies on the effective operability of safety and control components. Effective operability is influenced by factors that include the condition of components and operational practices.

Use the right model to unlock utility system potential

Gómez-Prado, J., Hutton, D., KBC Process Technology Ltd.

Although we have entered a new era of low energy prices, energy still represents one of the largest, but most easily managed, operating costs in the hydrocarbon industries.

Improve plant work processes with enhanced alarm response programs

Millinger, G., MAVERICK Technologies

One of the unfortunate realities of automation in process industries is the stubborn inability to improve on the weakest link of the chain: human beings.

Solve operator training in a challenging refining industry

Alamo, J., SNC-Lavalin Inc.; Ross, M., Honeywell Process Solutions

Workforce reduction, the expected retirement of baby boomers, personnel leaving the industry in search of better opportunities, and the lack of jobs for new graduates will create a skills deficit once the industry begins growing again.

Automation Strategies: Rethinking automation: A stepwise approach to the IIoT

Fryer, J., Stratus Technologies

Energy producers are under tremendous pressure to reduce operational costs and maximize efficiency throughout the value chain. This is easier said than done.

Delek Refining to use Honeywell services to ‘improve refinery performance’

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Honeywell announced that Delek Refining, Inc. will use a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based Connected Performance Services (CPS) at its refinery in Tyler, Texas.

Effectively execute legacy safety systems migration—Part 2

Mulholland, D., Trinity Integrated Systems

In this two-part article, the challenges of migrating legacy safety systems are reviewed, along with the means of repeatedly and effectively executing compliant migrations. Part 2 reviews the tools-assisted process and further explores how to achieve the required compliance, quality, efficiency and rigor.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Power generation and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialty rental company, Aggreko Plc., and sulfuric acid alkylation technology licensor, DuPont, have collaborated to provide Aggreko temperature control, including chiller systems, to STRATCO sulfuric acid alkylation customers.