IT February 20, 2015

Relevant relief device considerations keep facilities safer

As technology evolves, most facilities or the brick-and-mortar part of the facility remains the same. This can lead to dangerous situations, as relief systems and devices are outdated and not matched to the current technology. It is vital to plant safety and operability that the design of these crucial systems is kept evergreen.

By Ryan Supple
IT January 15, 2015

Mobile spy program targets oil industry

A cyber-espionage campaign thought to be the next step in the Red October operation appears to be targeting, among others, oil industry users of Android, iOS and BlackBerry mobile devices through spear-phishing attacks.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
IT December 20, 2014

Industrial computing evolves with the oil and gas industry

As oil and gas extraction moves to new locations—such as subsea oil sands and shale deposits, the computing systems that support these activities must adapt to function in these harsh environments.

By Maria Hansson
IT November 21, 2014

Oil and gas subsea equipment gets a network application profile

CAN networks on the ocean floor: To observe and protect the drilling process in sub-sea clusters of sensors, meters, and valves are used. But this is insufficient for reliability and interoperability requirements. SIIS (sub-sea instrument interface standardization) group worked with CiA (CAN in Automation) to network the equipment on the ocean floor, creating a new application profile for sub-sea equipment, which will help in standard formation.

By Holger Zeltwanger (CAN in Automation)
IT April 30, 2014

Real-time data integration in the digital oil field

Real-time data integration is a crucial aspect of the digital oil field, but to make its integration successful, production engineers must implement a data infrastructure based on four key elements.

By Mario Torre, MSc
IT April 2, 2014

Industrial cloud improves custody transfer, remote monitoring for oil applications

Trigg Technologies LLC uses a cloud-based platform and remote monitoring to improve custody transfer services accuracy and reliability for crude oil and petroleum products.

By Mark T. Hoske
IT February 28, 2014

Training simulators continue to adopt gaming technologies

Changing demographics and the ability to deploy trainers to remote locations are driving new technologies for the next generation of operators.

By Peter Welander
IT October 11, 2013

Industrial Internet, predictive analytics, new machine-human collaboration

Industrial Internet, predictive analytics and new machine-human collaboration in the workplace can significantly boost productivity, create new jobs and skills, and minimize unplanned downtime in major industries, GE said, with the potential to save on more than 300 million hours in servicing complex machines. GE released 14 predictive software technologies to help with that and reduce emissions as well. See comments from industry leaders, photos, and info graphic.

By Mark T. Hoske
IT July 25, 2013

Industrial-grade computer for oil and gas industries

Moxa's EXPC-1319 hazardous location panel computer is designed for hazardous conditions in the oil and gas industries and has an anti-glare, anti-scratch LCD panel that is visible in direct sunlight.

IT June 11, 2013

Wireless technology for terminal operations

Honeywell's OneWireless Terminal Solution enables operators of oil and gas terminals to increase their productivity and is ISA-100 and wi-fi compatible.