Plant Automation - Standards
Although there are still dozens of industrial fieldbus protocols used in machine automation, Ethernet is starting to become the norm with EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP becoming leading protocols in North America.
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Process data object (PDO) mapping is an essential feature of CANopen that describes which individual process variables in the data field of a PDO is transmitted. CiA 301, in particular, requires a dedicated re-mapping procedure.
Successful manufacturers will need to incorporate smart technologies that allow them to adapt to changes while optimizing energy and other resources, but they need to follow standards in order to be successful.
IHS Technology projects the market for industrial cybersecurity products will grow, but at a slower rate than expected due to a decline in the oil and gas industry, which is a major consumer of cybersecurity goods and services.
A Black Swan event is a case in which an unpredicted, rare event occurs. John Murphy, a safety professional with Process Safety Services, said a strong, robust process safety management system will minimize the potential impact.
Hardware design changes might not occur as frequently as software updates, but they need to be reevaluated to ensure they still represent best practices based on the latest hardware versions and application instructions from the...
The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regulations for oil well safety include more stringent design requirements and operational procedures for offshore oil and gas operations.