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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 07, 2019
New digital technology now makes it feasible to integrate process control and SIF within a common automation infrastructure. While this can provide productivity and asset management benefits, if not done correctly, it can also compromise the safety and security of an industrial operation. Cybersecurity and sabotage vulnerability further accentuate the need for securing the safety instrumented system (SIS). Certainly, a common platform approach using similar hardware and software dedicated for control and safety functions, respectively, can provide the potential for cost savings. However, it is widely acknowledged that utilizing separate, independent, and diverse hardware/software for safety and control is the optimal way to protect against potentially catastrophic common cause and systematic design and application errors. Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is: how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity without compromising safety and security? And, where do users draw the line? A third-party (e.g., TÜV) certification of the hardware/software systems to IEC 61508 specifications carries significant advantages, but should this be the only criterion? How does a third-party certificate extend to the plant’s overall assignment of risk reduction credits for all independent protection layers (IPL)? Control system embedded safety logic solvers may actually increase the SIL requirements of the SIF if no credit is allowed for the distributed control system (DCS) as an IPL. Download the white paper to learn more.
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smart control, empowered operators, optimized assets, future of automation, reliability, safety, cybersecurity, operational profitability
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
New digital technology makes it feasible to integrate process control and safety instrumented functions within a common automation infrastructure. Download the white paper to learn more.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
Leveraging IIoT advancements, learn how to break traditional barriers between your power and process control systems to solve challenges across the full lifecycle of the plant. Download the white paper to learn more.
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power, digital transformation, industrial internal of things, smart control, optimized assets, future of automation, reliability, safety
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and concepts can transform and enhance process safety practices if appropriately applied. Download the white paper for guidance on leveraging IIoT tools and techniques to deliver industrial safety in a profitable manner.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
Industrial process safety management has evolved beyond simple functional safety. Some companies are at risk because management and business process aspects are not integrated into the overall safety plan. Such gaps can impact both operational integrity and profitable performance. Explore the change drivers affecting plant process safety management and learn how operators can find, measure, and manage gaps to maintain safe conditions and improve profitability. Download the white paper to learn more.
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
The demands of modern IIoT applications increases the complexity of systems infrastructure and puts additional pressure on IT and OT security. As the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, operations must leverage industry standards to achieve consistent protection. This paper will address how IEC62443 can be applied to industrial control systems and help readers understand the various priorities and steps required to help mitigate cyber threats.
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smart control, empowered operators, optimized assets, future of automation, reliability, safety, cybersecurity, ecostruxture plant
    
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Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
The safety of operations can have a direct, positive impact on the operational profitability of the plant. Environmental health and safety (EH&S) can now be viewed not just as a cost center, but as a profit center, and new levels of both safety and profitability can result. Real-time safe profitability is no longer a dream—it is a reality!
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Schneider Electric
Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 03, 2019
New trends in life cycle management of automation assets are paving the way for the “continuously current enterprise”, to improve both availability and utilization of automation assets. Download the white paper today to learn more.
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smart control, empowered operators, optimized assets, future of automation, reliability, safety, cybersecurity, operational profitability
    
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