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IT July 7, 2015

How to choose industrial Ethernet switches for harsh environments

Ethernet-based network designs are becoming popular for enhancing the reliability and availability of data communications in hazardous conditions. Network managers need both modularity and flexibility with their Ethernet products, including the ability to place industrial Ethernet switches directly in harsh operations areas, such as the engine room.

By Vinod Rana
IT July 3, 2015

Guided wave radar transmitter for oil and gas applications

Magnetrol's Eclipse Model 706 guided wave radar (GWR) transmitter configured with Modbus protocol and is designed to provide liquid and interface level control for production applications in the oil and gas industry.

By Magnetrol
IT June 29, 2015

Big data: challenge and opportunity

Understanding how big data affects the oil and gas industry, and where companies are finding most success.

By Karen Field
IT June 24, 2015

Companies agree to collaborate on critical infrastructure, IIoT

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel Security announced they will collaborate to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to protect customers' control systems from malware and other potential breaches.

By Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS)
IT June 8, 2015

Compact Ethernet switch for industrial applications

Siemens' Ruggedcom RSG920P is a high port density Ethernet switch designed to withstand extreme temperature, vibration, and shock in industrial applications such as transportation systems and oil and gas.

By Siemens
IT June 4, 2015

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) benefits, examples

Cover story: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, applied for monitoring valves in a refinery, used wireless acoustic transmitters to improve regulatory compliance and reduce hydrocarbon losses by $3 million annually due to timely detection and repair of faulty valves. The project paid for itself in five months, with an estimated annualized return on investment (ROI) of 271% annualized over 20 years. See four IIoT benefits.

By Bob Karschnia
IT June 3, 2015

Road to real-time performance improvement

Big data and industrial Internet technologies are converging to help companies monitor operations and solve problems on the fly.

By Sidney Hill
IT June 3, 2015

Active cyber defense cycle: Asset identification and network security monitoring

Robert M. Lee, co-founder of Dragos Security LLC, shares his insight into the challenges of cyber security in the oil and gas industry with a five-part series on implementing the active cyber defense cycle. The second part focuses on asset identification and network security.

By Robert M. Lee
IT May 20, 2015

Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security

Production of oil and natural gas in the U.S. and Canada is increasing. The vast majority of these hydrocarbons will be shipped across the continent via a dense network of pipelines. The integrity of this network, however, is threatened, not only by mechanical failures, but also by targeted cyber attacks.

By Pierre Bertrand
IT May 18, 2015

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 webcast speakers provide extra answers

Tutorial: Questions and answers follow related to “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 webcast: Overview and practical advice for today.” Additional audience questions here provide added advice and answers about IIoT and Industry 4.0.

By Dr. Richard Soley and Mark T. Hoske