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Safety & PPE September 19, 2018

Effective process safety management for preventing future incidents

To prevent dangerous process incidents from occurring, facilities should employ effective communication, provide workers with appropriate training, and have in place strong and up-to-date policies and procedures. Eleven key principles and best practices are highlighted.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Manufacturing IT September 10, 2018

Countering security threats to oil and gas networks

With greater connectivity between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), and the rise of the IIoT, can increase and even change the vulnerabilities of oil and gas assets to cyber attack. Companies and standards groups are looking to counter these efforts.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Mechanical & Electrical July 17, 2018

Mindset changing on oil and gas safety and profitability

In the oil and gas industry, safety and profitability must be intertwined as today's way of thinking needs to go beyond the conventional and move into the more digital and connected world.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
May 17, 2018

Preventing cyber attacks against process, oil and gas safety systems

Companies looking to avoid a repeat of the Triton cybersecurity incident in 2017 should follow standards and practices and make cybersecurity part of the whole lifecycle for their process safety systems.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
May 14, 2018

Pipeline firms working through cybersecurity troubles

Cyber attacks aimed at electronic systems for communication with customers were a target for multiple oil and gas companies and speak to a larger problem about best practices that affects the entire industry.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Mechanical & Electrical April 4, 2018

AI used to predict oil and gas equipment failures

Graphics processing units is being used to train deep learning algorithms, it is possible to predict when oil and gas equipment might fail and improve the efficiency and reliability of expensive drilling and refining operations.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Mechanical & Electrical November 20, 2017

Using a PHA for process valve safety

A detailed process hazard analysis (PHA) has to examine the human factors involved and identify, evaluate, and control potential hazards to prevent future process valve incidents from occurring.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Mechanical & Electrical November 20, 2017

Prevent process safety incidents from occurring

Process safety incidents can lead to tragic consequences for workers and for innocent bystanders and it is paramount companies work on improving protocols and best practices.

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Mobility June 14, 2017

Defense from tainted mobile devices

Solutions such as Secure Media Exchange (SMX) are designed to protect facilities against USB threats without the need for procedures or restrictions that impact operations or industrial personnel.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Analytics March 15, 2017

Oil and gas cybersecurity not keeping pace with technology developments

A research report by Ponemon Institute indicates that while oil and gas cybersecurity is strong, the industry is note keeping pace with technology developments and their cyber readiness is not high.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
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