Whitepapers

Cybersecurity Guidebook for Process Control
5 October 2018

Adopting a risk-based approach to cybersecurity can help you make strategic decisions based on the likelihood and impact of each vulnerability. Emerson’s Cybersecurity Guidebook highlights six strategies to help protect your process control system and network against potential threats.

  • Tighten System Access
  • Establish Strong Policies
  • Upgrade to a More Secure Control System
  • Go Beyond Perimeter Protection
  • Keep Remote Access in the Right Hands
  • Know Your Control System
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Control System Selection Key Criteria: DCS, PLC, SCADA, and Future Technologies
21 September 2018

The procedure for selecting the best automation technology is not as easy as it once was. Recently, technologies have evolved so the functionality between the types of tools has appeared to converge.

In this white paper, we will shift away from some of the classic stereotypes of DCS, PLC, and SCADA to help show which system will best meet your goals.

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• DCS vs. PLC vs. Hybrid - 5 Factors to consider
• Who to Include in the Decision Process
• Vendor Selection Criteria- 6 Key Considerations

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Combined Applications for the Analysis of 27 Elements in Various Types of Petrochemical Products
14 September 2018

In the modern blending plant, spectrometric analysis is no longer a matter of just measuring common lubricating oil ingredients and contaminants. Magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), calcium (Ca), and sulfur (S) aren't enough. As formulations grow more complex and additive packages proliferate, you may need precise analysis of elements from tungsten (W) to cobalt (Co) to bismuth (Bi) — as many as 27 in total. Can your existing instrument handle all these? If not, consider advanced new ED-XRF models such as the SPECTRO XEPOS analyzer. It can measure them all, using only a single analytical method! And it delivers everything else your lab requires, from precision and throughput to lower costs and greater ease of use.

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Methods for Armoring your Containments and Water Conveyance Systems
14 September 2018

Protecting infrastructure through routine maintenance continues to be an increasingly expensive challenge for asset owners, which can influence them to look for alternative repair or design solutions when current standard practices lack effectiveness. There are multiple construction materials available for applications, but each material has advantages and disadvantages. Learn what material would work best for your upcoming repair by reading our white paper.

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Ensure Accurate Results for Sulfur & Chlorine Analysis in Biodiesels
14 September 2018

Biodiesels are known to have a higher oxygen concentration than traditional diesels. This can cause XRF analyzers to report lower sulfur and chlorine concentrations due to absorption of the XRF signal by the oxygen. The simple use of a correction factor or matrix matching is recommended to correct this bias.

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The Future of Inspections: Technologies Converge to Transform Asset Integrity Management
5 September 2018

There's a steep price to pay for unplanned maintenance. But what if your inspections predicted or detected corrosion and other costly risks that force downtime, require replacement parts or necessitate expensive experts to be brought in for support? In this whitepaper, Frost & Sullivan examines the impact digital and technological shifts are having on the NDT market and how more facilities are moving toward a new strategy called digital inspection.

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Precision Comparison Between ASTM Test Methods D7039, D2622, and D5453
10 August 2018

ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) are statistical quality assurance programs that enable laboratories to evaluate and improve performance. ASTM conducted a PTP between 2015 and 2017, and collected data from various labs testing sulfur in RFG and ULSD samples using common test methods for low sulfur automotive fuels: D2622, D7039, and D5453.

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Process Sampling 101: 5 Things to Know when Sampling in a Hydrocarbon Processing Plant
6 August 2018

Process sampling is integral to hydrocarbon processing, providing visibility into product quality, identifying corrosion and helping ensure process integrity. But, too often, issues of reliability, safety and accuracy increase the costs and reduce the effectiveness of process sampling. As the only sampling partner to the hydrocarbon processing industry to offer a complete range of sampling solutions supported by a full complement of lifecycle services, Sentry has published a new e-book that provides a comprehensive review of best practices for hydrocarbon processing sampling. The free e-book is organized around the principles of minimizing risk, matching the sample panel to the application, training, maintenance and upgrade options. Whether you’re responsible for specifying sampling panels, maintaining panels or managing your company’s sampling program, this e-book contains valuable tips and best practices for increasing sampling accuracy, operator safety and panel reliability.

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