Information Systems

Minimize industrial cyber security risk in plants in 12 steps

Ayral, T., O'Donnell, J., Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security

Most companies and plants have taken steps to implement some degree of industrial cyber security control.

An operations reference model for common refinery operations

Brandl, D., BR&L Consulting Inc.; Turk, M. A., Schneider Electric

Refineries are large, highly automated, complex systems involving hundreds of people, thousands of work processes, thousands of control loops and tens of thousands of input/output points.

Viewpoint: Envisioning a “future-proof” refinery of the future

Carugo, M., Emerson Process Management

Trying to predict how global refining markets will look in 2026 is a losing proposition. The only thing we can count on with any real certainty is uncertainty.

Codes and Standards: Explore alternative engineering options for code requirements

Murti, D. G., The Augustus Group

This article is the second under the “Codes and Standards” series.

Viewpoint: “Intelligizing” the refinery for business sustainability

Freburger, G., Schneider Electric

In today’s digital world, the line between IT and OT is blurring, and connectivity has become both inescapable and necessary. Connectivity is driving an influx of data that is both beneficial and overwhelming, especially as we explore how to apply this data in meaningful ways.

Utilize an optimizer to blend gasoline directly to ships

Scriven, W., Martin, A., Seiver, D. S., Valero Energy Corp.

A new control system and single-blend optimization system make it possible to blend gasoline directly into tanker ships for delivery, rather than only into tanks, thereby saving millions in capital and reducing product giveaway.

Reduce revamp costs with appropriate 3D laser scanning strategies

Wong, S., Lowery, R., Kou, C., Fluor Corp.

The traditional approach for collecting plant as-built data commonly used for the revamp and retrofit of existing facilities, as well as for plant maintenance and operation, includes manually collecting the data and reviewing existing plot plans, elevation drawings, systems isometrics, or other 2D CAD drawings.

A new solution to the challenges of crude selection and scheduling

The state-of-the-art approach to solving the crude selection and scheduling problem is to separate the two challenges.

CONNECT2016: Schneider Electric honors innovators, introduces innovations

The company announced the winners of its 2015 global System Integrator Alliance Partner Excellence Awards for industry, and revealed the extended power of its PlantStruxure PES.

CONNECT2016: Schneider Electric extends Universal I/O Capability for Foxboro and Triconex

At annual event, company releases new intelligent marshalling offerings improve flexibility, reliability and efficiency of control and safety system design and operations.