Courtesy of: Atomiton
Oil and Gas March 30, 2020

Intelligent edge computing at the wellhead improves performance

The digital wellhead promises efficiency and productivity increases for hundreds of thousands of wells across the U.S.

By Jane Ren
Figure 2: Ultrasonic corrosion sensors are permanently installed on this crude tower overhead line. Insulation is subsequently replaced around the sensor legs. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
Maintenance February 4, 2020

Insidious corrosion of fixed equipment detected via predictive maintenance

Pipes and vessels monitored to detect and mitigate corrosion using wireless instrumentation.

By Jake Davies, Ph.D.
The Global System Integrator Database has 522 system integrators list HMI, human machine interface among engineering specialties; 274 system integrators list PC-based control among engineering specialties. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
HMI, OI January 20, 2020

Industrial HMI migrations: Help with Microsoft Windows 7 expiration

Microsoft Windows 7 expired on Jan. 14, and manufacturers’ human-machine interface (HMI) software may still need help migrating to a supported operating system. System integrators can provide migration assistance to lower cybersecurity risk.

By Mark T. Hoske
Figure 3: The new control center was created quickly. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
System Integrators December 17, 2019

Short timeline for automation infrastructure

System integrator assembled a diverse collection of technologies to meet an aggressive schedule.

By Jim Meyers
Figure 1: A layered and decentralized cybersecurity enforcement approach is universally applicable across different assets installed at the edge. Courtesy: Xage Security
Oil and Gas December 2, 2019

An immutable ledger enables multi-party operations

Put settlement disputes to bed and ensure multiparty accountability.

By Norman Thorlakson
Figure 2: Real-time dashboards provide the information required for each level of the plant’s organization. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Process Manufacturing November 4, 2019

Profit-driven operations require IT/OT integration

Maximizing process plant profits requires close integration across all levels of an organization.

By Yasunori Kobayashi
virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing July 30, 2019

The orchestration that precedes analysis

The DDDP Conference carried the tagline had an emphasis on cloud and edge technologies meeting the oil & gas industry.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Mears, a Quanta Services Co.
virtualization, Cloud, Analytics, Edge Computing July 26, 2019

How pipeline engineering gets done today

Integrated data, automated workflow and management by exception.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity July 25, 2019

Cybersecurity alliance’s founding members announced

The International Society of Automation (ISA) named the founding members of its Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA): Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Claroty, and Nozomi Networks.

By International Society of Automation (ISA)
Automating risk management delivers much-needed visibility and risk enforcement across industrial control system (ICS) networks. Courtesy: Honeywell Industrial Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity May 1, 2019

Proactively manage industrial cybersecurity by automating risk monitoring

Cover story: A refinery installed a modern distributed control system (DCS) that automates and manages industrial cybersecurity tasks to reduce manual workflows, potential human error and overall company costs.

By Marty Isreals