Higher Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) in Oil & Gas Downstream Operations- Part One: Decreasing CapEx

Credit to Author: Constantine Lau| Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:05:55 +0000

A key challenge facing Oil & Gas executives is how to justify funding of downstream technology modernization projects. Most executives have traditionally only considered outlay of capital for installation and… Read more »

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Augmented reality makes reality even better for plant operators

Credit to Author: Simone Gianotti| Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:58:20 +0000

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is fully upon us and many of the benefits theorized just a few years ago are now a reality. Even better, they are already… Read more »

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TIPs to Securely Deploy Industrial Control Systems

Credit to Author: Daniel Desruisseaux| Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:47:59 +0000

Industrial Control System (ICS) operators recognize the need to improve cybersecurity, but many lack the understanding on how to deploy a system in a secure manner.  Schneider Electric has authored… Read more »

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How to Build More Efficient Machines with Variable Speed Drives

Credit to Author: Baris Aytekin| Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:50:18 +0000

For many OEMs, machine design and performance efficiency improvements have emerged as critical success factors for maintaining competitiveness. In order to provide end customers with the machine productivity levels they… Read more »

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The US is likely to set a record in crude oil production this year, potentially becoming #1 global producer

Credit to Author: Anna Yarygina| Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:50:24 +0000

The US crude oil output will grow at a CAGR of 5% through 2020, as domestic shale and tight oil production continues to boom. Production will grow at a more… Read more »

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Accelerating technology and domain expertise are the recipe for IT/OT convergence in Oil and Gas

Credit to Author: Vincent Jacquement| Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 21:15:38 +0000

As I discussed in my previous blog,  How much value digital transformation has created so far in the Oil & Gas Industry, a debate is currently happening around which IIoT technology… Read more »

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Modbus Security – New Protocol to Improve Control System Security

Credit to Author: Daniel Desruisseaux| Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:55:46 +0000

In August of 2018, Modbus.org published the Modbus Security protocol. The use of secure protocols is a fundamental component in efforts to secure Industrial Control System (ICS) traffic. Secure protocols… Read more »

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Managing Power Protection, Control and Automation is like Building a Winning Team

Credit to Author: Jonathan Gray| Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:08:59 +0000

You’ve heard it said: “defense wins championships”. Yet every year we see franchises invest in a few select positions without a complementary emphasis on supporting roles. We know offense and… Read more »

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One year after Triton: Building ongoing, industry-wide cyber resilience

Credit to Author: Andrew Kling| Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:03:12 +0000

Cybersecurity Blog Series:  Part 1 One year ago cybersecurity experts discovered the world’s first known cyberattack on a safety instrumented system. Some called it Triton. Others named it TRISIS. Still… Read more »

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3 tips to connect several microgrids and make your grid better

Credit to Author: Mark Feasel| Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:00:43 +0000

Electric utilities’ number one objective is to ensure an uninterrupted power supply for its millions of customers – even during extreme weather events or other emergencies. Recent developments in microgrids are empowering utilities to reshape the grid for… Read more »

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