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54th Annual ISA POWID Symposium
June 5-10, 2011
This event will provide power generation industry leaders with information on the latest innovations in controls, instrumentation, cyber security, SmartGrid, regulatory issues and variable energy technologies, which impact the power generation delivery systems.
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Plant Safety: It's All About Uptime
Sustainable Plant, April 2011
By Walt Boyes
If making safety a cultural imperative won’t happen without the CEO’s attention, then let’s make the case in financial terms the C-suite will understand.
The Future of Process Management
Control, April 2011
By Dave Beckmann
The process industry has over decades developed a "managed risk" mentality where top-level directors and vice presidents make safety decisions based on bottom-line results. And because these managers are often far removed from the field, their mandates often lead to tragic results.
Don't Zone Out On Area Classifications
Chemical Processing, April 2011
By Dirk Willard
The mission of Electrical Area Classification (EAC) is to prevent a leak from leading to something far worse. However, a hazard classification has consequences beyond safety -- it can complicate efforts to fully utilize expensive plant real estate.
Operator Interface in Hazardous Areas
Control Design, March 2011
By Dan Hebert
Designing systems for installation in hazardous areas requires an understanding of division and zone classifications, and whether off-the-shelf components are appropriate.
Intrinsic safety systems can build in security
Plant Engineering, February 2011
By Joseph A. Kaulfersch, Pepperl+Fuchs
How safe do you make the plant where your employees work? How close should the design engineer come to the minimum ignition curves? Should you use intrinsic safety technology or go with explosion-proof technology?
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Phoenix Contact releases SIL-rated relays
PSR-FSP2/2x1 and PSR–FSP/2x1 process safety relays are safe interposing relays specifically designed to operate with fail-safe controls in process applications.
Invensys Operations Management introduces Triconex Priority Logic Module
The Triconex PLM can be used in nuclear applications requiring diversity of design and prioritization of up to four sources of control signals: safety related systems, control systems, and/or a manual emergency control commands.
Siemens introduces SITRANS VP300 intelligent valve positioner
The Sitrans VP300 intelligent valve positioner features SIL-certified partial stroke testing (PST) and ensures that emergency shutdown valves are movable during an emergency.
AutomationDirect releases LG5924 safety relays
LG5924 Series relays are single-channel E-stop relays designed to protect people and machines in applications with emergency stop buttons.
Omron STI introduces D40Z Safety Interlock Switch
D40Z non-contact switches support ISO 13849-1 (Safety Category 4/PLe). Up to 30 units can be connected to a single G9SX-NS Controller while still maintaining category 4/PLe compliance.
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IEC publishes booklet for regulating hazardous areas
The booklet, "A Common Regulatory Framework for Equipment Used in Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere," can be used by countries that lack regulation in this sector as a blueprint for their legislation.
Security Incidents Organization publishes report on Control System Malware Incidents
The report documents 60 incidents that have taken place between 1999 and 2010 that involved lost time, destruction of property and even fatalities.
Adalet can modify ATEX certified enclosures
ATEX control panel certification allows Adalet to eliminate the requirement to re-submit enclosure assemblies to third party testing laboratories.
General Monitors publishes Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector Handbook
Handbook provides engineers with valuable “how to” information for integrating ultrasonic gas leak detectors into new oil and gas installations or when retrofitting existing facilities.
ISA Publishes Alarm Management Guide
Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition, by Bill Hollifield and Eddie Habibi contains examples of good practices and poor practices.
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Why integrate control and safety?
Control Engineering Europe, March 2011
Spanish energy utility company, Endesa, made the decision to implement an integrated control and safety system at its Teruel Power Station to allow it to standardise on a single platform which would address issues of support and maintenance as well as enabling the company to meet the requirements of the Spanish electricity transmission grid.
IS Ethernet in Coal Mining
HazardEx, March 2011
By Roger Highton, MTL Instruments
UK Coal found that they needed to take a complete review of their control and monitoring and find newer and more supportable technology. They decided to use Intrinsically Safe PLCs and Intrinsically Safe Ethernet systems on all underground production and conveying.
World’s largest LNG tanks rely on ABB instrumentation
Process and Control Today, January 2011
Temperature and pressure sensors from ABB’s UK Measurement Products business are helping to maintain safety at the world’s largest above ground liquid natural gas (LNG) tanks at National Grid’s Isle of Grain terminal.
Honeywell controls Petrovis fuel depot in Mongolia
Honeywell supplied a PKS control system, OneWireless, Digital Video Manager and Enraf Tank Gauging System to improve the efficiency and safety of a fuel depot near Ulaanbaatar.
Audit Increases Safety At Candy Facility
IMPO, December 2010
A comprehensive wiring devices audit contributes to increased efficiency, reduced downtime, code compliance and workplace safety recommendations for Georgia-based Crown Candy Corporation.
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What is the worst kind of disaster? Hint: It’s not nuclear
Gizmodo, March 2011
Media coverage of the Japan nuclear reactor leak makes it seem like the worst kind of power plant disaster that you would ever face. But when you look at the actual statistics, nuclear power plants are not the most dangerous energy sources. The Chernobyl disaster doesn't come close to the damage done when a dam at a hydroelectric plant bursts.
Counterfeit exida safety certifications discovered
Counterfeit certificates claim exida certification to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capability of IEC 61508. Safety practitioners are advised to consult the Safety Automation Equipment List to verify certifications.
Metso Valves a Hero in Tom Clancy Book
Valve World, February 2011
Metso's iESD valve with Neles ValvGuard intelligent safety valve controller received interesting recognition in Tom Clancy's newest best seller book "Dead or Alive." In the book, Petrobras Paulinia (REPLAN) oil refinery is a target for a terrorist attack, but Metso’s intelligent safety valves are hampering their deceitful plans.
TÜV certifies ABB’s Safety Execution Center in Mexico
ABB's Safety Execution Center (SEC) in Mexico City has been certified by TÜV as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS).
Safety regulations drive growth in process safety
European Process Engineer, January 2011
Safety systems have become a critical part of the process industry because most end users are moving towards an automated phase. As automation in the process increases, companies would focus on strong safety systems to prevent any adverse occurrences.
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Honeywell to control major pulp facility in China
Honeywell will provide its Safety Manager, Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), Da Vinci Quality Control System (QCS) and OptiVISION manufacturing execution system (MES).
Invensys to supply DCS to China Nuclear Power
Invensys will to provide safety systems, HMIs and DCSes for Fujian Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, units 3 and 4, two 1,000MW nuclear power units under construction in Fujian province in southeast China.
Emerson to supply DeltaV electronic marshalling to Solvay
Solvay’s Tavaux plant faces the task of managing a collection of control systems from multiple suppliers. This includes DCSs, PLCs, relay-based systems, pneumatic systems, and emergency shutdown systems (ESD).
Honeywell to upgrade controls at Sasol Power Plant in Germany
The upgrades to the DCS and PLCs include the installation of Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) and Safety Manager.
Remote Canadian destination for Rotork pipeline valve actuators
Process & Control Today, January 2011
Rotork will supply 20 GO actuator--three for barrel isolation and seventeen for pipeline ESD (emergency shutdown) duties—to Murphy Oil’s Tupper West Gathering System in British Columbia, Canada.
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Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50E) - Online
May 9, 2011 - July 1, 2011
The course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Students will learn how to determine safety integrity levels and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance requirements.
An Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems (EC50C)
May 10, 2011
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Held in conjunction with the ISA Edmonton Section. Learn how to define system performance and design systems according to industry standards. Understand the requirements of international standards for safety systems. Learn the basics of how to design, implement and maintain the optimum, most cost-effective SIS solutions.
Applying Instrumentation in Hazardous (Classified) Locations (ES10)
May 12, 2011 - May 13, 2011
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
This course provides a detailed, systematic approach to specifying and implementing instrumentation in hazardous locations.
Boiler Burner Management Systems: Meeting NFPA Code 85 and ANSI/ISA77 Standards (ES16C)
June 10, 2011
Location: Concord, NC, USA
Held on conjunction with ISA's POWID Symposium. This seminar provides an understanding of the boiler burner standards and why they are so critical to this industry.
Honeywell to expand its in-house engineering training
Honeywell is creating programs to develop the engineering talent of the future, including plant operators, maintenance technicians, implementation engineers, system administrators and management.
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Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium 2011
June 12, 2011 - June 16, 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Hundreds of automation users and industry experts gather to explore the latest industry trends and technology developments each year. The event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest technology, one-to-one interaction with products experts, and group discussion with other Honeywell users. The robust technical conference provides invaluable education and insight.
ISA Expo Control 2011 / Mexico
August 24, 2011 - August 26, 2011
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
ISA Expo Control 2011 is the exhibition in Mexico that will allow you to achieve those goals by bringing together the most important national and international companies in instrumentation, control, automation, robotics, software, hardware and measurement.
September 20, 2011 - September 23, 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
Automation 2011 will highlight products trends, services and solutions in the field of Factory Automation, Process Automation & Control System, Field Instrumentation, Robotics, Drives & Various Bus Technology, Building Automation, Hydraulics & Pneumatics
3rd Annual World Refining Technology Summit & Exhibition
September 28, 2011 - September 29, 2011
Location: Houston, TX, USA
3rd Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2011 is an ideal perfect platform to discuss and learn the latest in refining technology and how to stay abreast of your competitors.
ISA Automation Week 2011
October 17, 2011 - October 20, 2011
Location: Mobile, AL, USA
This world-class conference will cover seven technical tracks in depth and will be designed with information critical to several identified automation and control career paths. ISA Automation Week provides you with the opportunity to get the best unbiased knowledge available to help you in your jobs and your future.
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