Managing operational technology security in a changing business environment

Managing operational technology security in a changing business environment

Organizations are seeking to transform their businesses through digitalization, improving work flows and processes, adapting organization culture and changing supply chain relationships.

Although Digitalization can deliver significant value for organizations, it also increases the threat surface which, if not effectively managed, can create significant cyber security risks for industrial environments. In this article, Donal explores the changing business landscape and countermeasures to reduce cyber risk.

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Is valve degradation your early warning indicator of subsea safety risks?

Is valve degradation your early warning indicator of subsea safety risks?

In his latest article, Nick Cross evaluates a subsea solution that provides an early indication of well valve degradation. Through monitoring, analysis and visualization of subsea data, operators can quickly identify the early signs of valve degradation enabling them to take corrective actions, and support the safe and efficient operations of the subsea environment.  

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Why the time to digitalize is now

Why the time to digitalize is now

Digitalization allows you to manage day-to-day performance safely and reliably, respond to swings in market dynamics, operate at a true optimum and outmanoeuvre competition. It can turn a distracted organization that is bogged down reacting to day-to-day issues and inundated with data, information and advice, into an agile, well-tuned machine that anticipates issues and organizes to prioritize and solve them before they escalate.

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The Single Truth

The Single Truth

Does your business know about ‘the single truth?’

The journey for a solution to fully integrate the business environment (IT domain) and the production environment (OT domain) starts with the ‘single truth’. 

The ‘single truth’ is the one source of information that everyone agrees is the trusted information which enables the correct decision to be made.

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Remove geographical barriers between sites and access multiple plant data via the cloud

Remove geographical barriers between sites and access multiple plant data via the cloud

After many years of deliberation and contention, rapidly changing market conditions have shifted the digital and technological landscapes to permit cloud-based software applications to rapidly gain momentum in the production environment. In his latest blog, Nick Cross explores how cloud-based solutions can remove geographical barriers between sites, enabling cooperation within an organization and improve efficiencies.

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Dynamic interlock visualization to reduce production delays and improve operations

Dynamic interlock visualization to reduce production delays and improve operations

In his latest article, Nick Cross explores an interlock monitoring solution which provides an intuitive display of dynamic interlock visualization that mirrors the interlock configuration on the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS).  Through real-time monitoring and analysis of the interlock data, this software tool can help to reduce production delays and improve operations.

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An epiphany of energy savings for a petrochemical company by Visual MESA

An epiphany of energy savings for a petrochemical company by Visual MESA

Visual MESA, an Energy Real Time Optimizer gave an epiphany in terms of ease of operation and energy savings for a petrochemical company in South East Asia in its intra and inter energy transactions. This article aims to present some of the evidences available in the form of actions taken from the data collected before and after taking the optimizer online. The understanding of this may prove to be of immense importance in energy optimization.

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Regular monitoring of your SIS – are you doing it and is it effective?

Regular monitoring of your SIS – are you doing it and is it effective?

The monitoring of safety instrumented systems (SIS) is becoming more relevant to organizations in today’s process industries. Most are actively gathering some form of measurement to record and assess safety system performance. However, is this information accurate, reliable and fully inclusive to have real certainty to monitor safety system performance?

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APC Application Contributes to Air Liquide’s Operational Excellence Objectives

APC Application Contributes to Air Liquide’s Operational Excellence Objectives

Following a recent project at Air Liquide’s plant in Charleroi, Belgium, this article looks at the latest Advanced Process Control technology - Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation, and how it can be applied to improve controllability of the plant to enhance automation and operational excellence.

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