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NYPA’s iSOC: The Path to a Digital Utility

The New York Power Authority’s Integrated Smart Operations Center (iSOC) is the first step in the public power utility’s goal to become the first end-to-end digital electricity system. And it’s a big

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Innovative Tool Monitors for Damaging Impacts and Vibration

The safe transportation of transformers, gas turbines, generators, and other electrical production equipment is a vital component in suppliers’ current business models and future growth potential. Equipment

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The Changing Face of Maintenance

Data analytics, connectivity and machine learning are helping processors maintain facilities in a more cost-efficient way Modern technologies, such as smart sensors, data analytics, the industrial internet of

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Bill Codifying Federal Role in ICS Cybersecurity Clears House

A bill codifying the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) role in addressing industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives. While H.R. 5733, “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act,” contains no mandates for the private sector, it directs the DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) to develop and maintain […]

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Axens to provide advanced cloud-based monitoring for Mol Group’s Danube refinery

Axens (Rueill-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) announced that it has signed a contract with MOL Group (Budapest, Hungary; www.molgroup.info) for its Danube Refinery to develop a cloud-based real-time monitoring unit as part of Connect‘In, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), developed by Axens and supported by OSIsoft technologies. The project was encouraged by MOL’s ability to implement OSIsoft innovations successfully […]

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Tests Incorporating AI in Coal Plant Boiler Combustion Tuning Reap Big Results

Tests of a boiler combustion tuning system employing artificial intelligence (AI) at a Taiwanese coal-fired power unit verify improvements to fuel economy that could ultimately reduce costs by up to $1 million annually, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced on June 11. Verification testing of the AI-enabled combustion tuning system was conducted at Unit 2 […]

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Rethinking the Service Delivery Model for Guaranteed Outcomes

Service delivery models are today undergoing unprecedented change to accommodate the needs of customers trying to navigate business and market uncertainties. Around the world, industrial manufacturers are facing new and familiar challenges ranging from economic and competitive pressures and the tightening availability of resources, to aging workforces, rising technology and operating costs, and heightened focus […]

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Transformations in Transit: Chemical Logistics Get Smarter

Digitalization, sustainability, security and safety are at the forefront of innovations in the logistics and supply-chain sectors

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Threat Actor Behind Cybersecurity Attacks Targeting Safety Instrumented Systems Identified

A relatively new cyberattack threat activity group dubbed “XENOTIME” is intent on compromising and disrupting industry safety instrumented systems globally, and cybersecurity experts are warning it is “easily the most dangerous threat activity publicly known.” According to  global industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity firm Dragos Inc., XENOTIME is behind TRISIS (also known as TRITON), the […]

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Yokogawa launches IIoT services business unit

Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.yokogawa.com) has  announced the launch of amnimo Inc., a business unit that will be tasked with identifying, developing, and offering services that can add value by leveraging the industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture currently under development by Yokogawa. The first of these services are scheduled to be rolled out later this […]

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DOE Lays Out How Power Sector Could Win the Cybersecurity Battle

Cybersecurity threats are outpacing the energy sector’s “best defenses,” and costs of preventing and responding to cyber incidents are straining company efforts to protect critical infrastructure, the Department of Energy (DOE) warned as it released a comprehensive five-year cybersecurity strategy for the industry. The Multiyear Plan for Energy Sector Cybersecurity, dated March 2018 but which […]

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FAA Initiative Highlights Best Practices for Flying Drones BVLOS

A three-year-long initiative spearheaded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in collaboration with industry has yielded a blueprint that establishes best operational and safety practices and recommended technologies for flying commercial drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). As part of the FAA’s 2015-chartered Pathfinder Initiative, the agency partnered with three private companies to […]

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Advanced Liquid Analytics Aid Process Optimization

Digitalized, cost-effective instruments allow more measurement points and provide usable data Although the basic methods of measuring pH, oxidation-reduction potential (ORP), conductivity, dissolved oxygen

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Immersive Visual Environments, Advanced Analytics Drive Operational Optimization

As data volume, variety, and velocity continue to accelerate, power plant operators increasingly encounter situations where 2-D desktop data visualization is insufficient to convey context for advanced

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Alarming Increase in Cybersecurity Threats Prompts Spate of Government Action

Lawmakers, industry, and government entities, including the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this week released a string of measures responding to mounting cybersecurity attacks by state-sponsored actors. A Revised Cybersecurity Framework On April 16, the Commerce Department’s NIST, a federal standards laboratory, released an updated version of […]

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Data Science and Machine Learning: New Elements for Asset Management

Chemical companies and engineers need to adopt more scientific approaches and strategies when it comes to asset optimization, parting ways with the old-school thinking of just doing consistent, scheduled maintenance. Modern strategies look beyond basic maintenance, to monitor signals in real-time and impart immediate recommendations and insights about the overall health of an asset and its impact on the larger system in which it works.

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Making connections

Most of us involved in the chemical process industries (CPI) are familiar with — to varying degrees — the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Also known as Industry 4.0 and more recently as industrial

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Enable IIoT with this software solution

With the industrial internet of things (IIoT), it is essential that companies have an intelligent production-management system in order to obtain production information in realtime and store all the history in

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New generation of soft starters for all drive requirements

The Sirius 3RW5 range (photo) is a new generation of soft starters for simple to demanding drive requirements. This comprehensive range of devices for the soft starting of three-phase asynchronous motors from

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Air-filtration systems: Clearing the Air

Modern air-filtration systems provide more-efficient dust collection and assist with air quality compliance Air-filtration and dust-collection systems are the go-to gear for protecting employees and equipment

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