Fired assets in the hydrocarbon processing industries use a combustion heat source to heat process fluids in the presence of a catalyst. In the case of a Steam Methane Reformer (SMR), the fluid and catalyst are in tube banks where a reaction takes place converting steam and lighter hydrocarbons into hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
Industrial companies need stronger OT cybersecurity programs to deal with today’s sophisticated threat environment, and you need to Close Your OT Cybersecurity Gaps Now
Improving the security of Operations Systems is a large, complex, and open-ended task. Although it shares many characteristics with more general information security responses, there are additional constraints and problems inherent in this domain, including the role of the operator in cybersecurity
ARC recently attended the August 2021 New England Public Power Association (NEPPA) conference, where Gordon Van Welie, President & CEO of grid operator ISO New England (ISO-NE) stated that unless new electric markets are developed, rolling blackouts may come to New England grid customers.
The Open Process Automation (OPA) session flagged off the virtual ARC Industry Forum Asia on July 13, 2021, titled Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World.
There is a small group of truly global European Automation Champions, in-cluding Siemens, ABB, Schneider Electric, SAP, Dassault Systèmes, SEW Eurodrive, and Danfoss. What makes the European market so special is the large share of equally innovative subject matter experts (SMEs), which are often leading technology providers in their markets.
The Deutz engine factory has presented a hydrogen engine that does not require a fuel cell. The six-cylinder engine burns hydrogen directly.
The news continually reports on climate change and social justice issues. These concepts and ESG Efforts have pervaded the culture and are affecting how companies behave and operate.
Drone inspection and mapping technology has expanded rapidly in the past decade with the advancement of lightweight batteries, drone flight controls, autonomous navigation, and high resolution digital cameras. Inspection applications have grown rapidly due to Drone Autonomy Technology
The session on Strategies for Connecting Thousands of Factory Assets at the 2021 ARC Industry Forum elicited interesting perspectives on the imperatives of asset connectivity and collaboration to accelerate digital transformation strategies
Cycling is growing in popularity for a number of reasons, ranging from the benefits to health and the environment to more pleasurable and cost-effective journeys, and it now presents Opportunities for Automation Providers
Consider an APM approach that uses Digital Twin Synergies and synchronizes engineering and asset management functions for faster time to benefit for projects, and higher reliability for assets. Digital twins enable and augment this APM approach.
PLCnext from Phoenix Contact is an automation and IoT product line combining an open real-time control platform, a Linux software development and execution environment, automation engineering software, and cloud integration. So, where is the connection with PLCnext and Open Automation
If you aspire to modern digitalization with a shared current version of piping and instrumentation drawings (P&ID) and other engineering information, then you will want to learn more about automated Digitalization of Engineering Documentation
The Path of Grid Automation for 2050 has the United States with a goal to reach 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035.
Companies, such as SUPCON, have made rapid progress in digital transformation, spearheading SUPCON’s Vision for Digitalization of the Process Industries, new ways of doing business, supporting customers, leveraging available services, and adapting to a changed business environment.
IT/OT cybersecurity convergence offers a cost-effective way to address current and future OT security challenges.
Virtually any discussion about securing operations and automation systems comes to the question of how to affirm the performance and effectiveness of the cybersecurity program: think Independent cybersecurity certification
Honeywell Connected Industrial recently briefed ARC on their new Alarm Performance Optimizer, which is part of the Honeywell Forge Alarm Management suite of applications that increases Alarm Management Effectiveness
Expectations for EAM systems have heightened over the past decade, particularly during the past few years. As maintenance management processes become more sophisticated, connectivity and interoperability are increasing visibility into the condition of critical equipment and systems.
f you thought industrial digital transformation is mostly an exercise in buying a technology, just talk to Dan King, Vice President, Production, Research & Development at Davey Textile Solutions. He’ll set you straight. Digital Transformation Can Be Affordable and Effective
Google Cloud is leveraging their AI/ML-based insight expertise, open-source platform, and collaborative partnership approach to deliver a suite of dedicated solutions focused on industrial manufacturing and supply chain business outcomes.
The workshop hosted by Stratus Technologies at the ARC Industry Forum 2021 focused on rationalizing cost, payback, and criticality of edge computing for digital transformation initiatives.
Control System Modernization: How Power and Automation Fusion Change Operational Resistance into Operational Resilience
Automation and control system modernization remains one of the major issues faced by manufacturers.
In a recent interview with Bentley Institute and Bentley Systems, I learned about the company’s global education program.