Information Systems

ISU Chemical selects Intergraph for managing technical data at plants

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Korean petrochemical company ISU Chemical Co., Ltd has selected four Intergraph solutions to optimize the management of technical data quality on its Onsan and Ulsan plant sites.

AFPM Annual '17: Daily editions of the official conference newspaper

SAN ANTONIO -- Enclosed are digital copies of all three daily editions of the official conference newspaper of the AFPM 2017 Annual Meeting, held at the Marriott Rivercenter.

Siemens, Atos sign cybersecurity solutions MoU for utilities, O&G industry

IRVING, Texas – Atos and Siemens announce they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and will leverage their portfolios to help customers establish an integrated first line of defense against cyber-attacks.

ABB Customer World: Preparing for the digital revolution

HOUSTON -- Collaboration and connectivity is key within the digital revolution ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer said during the welcome keynote address Tuesday morning at ABB Customer World in Houston.

ABB Customer World: ABB unveils digital solutions portfolio, ABB Ability

HOUSTON -- ABB commercially launched ABB Ability at ABB Customer World 2017 in Houston this week, introducing customers to the new digital solutions portfolio that combines cutting-edge technologies to deliver impressive solutions and services that aid in solving a variety of potential complications faced in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure.

Teel Plastics utilizing Kepware connectivity platform as IoT solution

PORTLAND, Maine -- Kepware, a PTC business developing industrial connectivity software, announced today that Teel Plastics, Inc. is utilizing the IoT Gateway for the KEPServerEX platform as its Internet of Things (IoT) solution. KEPServerEX provides Teel Plastics with a single source for industrial data—enabling increased productivity and product quality, reduced human errors and downtime, and a scalable IoT strategy.

Advance analytics to keep pace with production

Van Cann, B., Thermo Fisher Scientific

Predicting the state of the energy industry a year or two from now is difficult. At best, potential scenarios can be envisioned, as in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2016. Through this analysis of data and market reports, the IEA casts its projections for different scenarios to the year 2040. The IEA expects the fastest growth to occur in renewable energy, given recent climate pledges by global governments.

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.