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PLCs, PACs April 26, 2011

Power firm gets NERC-CIP boost

PAS inked a deal with a power generation producer in the Southeast of the U.S. to help manage process alarms and automation configurations at 15 of its sites, as well as aid in compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
System Integration April 26, 2011

Users accountable in security solutions

End users are becoming more aware they need a security solution these days, but the problem is they need to be able to sit down and to focus on their main priorities.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Safety Standards April 26, 2011

ABB chief: Remain security aware

Security is a hot and important topic for the manufacturing industry and if anyone thinks the Stuxnet attack just focused on one area, they need to think again, ABB’s chief executive said Tuesday.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Safety Standards April 26, 2011

Finding logic in safety instrumented systems

Industrial process industry is experiencing a dynamic growth in functional process safety applications.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Sustainability April 26, 2011

Worker dies on Gulf gas platform

A worker assisting in abandonment operations died Monday morning at a non-producing natural gas platform owned by Hilcorp Energy Co. in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. officials said.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Safety Standards April 26, 2011

Gatlinburg sewage plant not up to specs

The Gatlinburg Wastewater Sewage Plant basin that failed recently leaving two dead did not follow exact design specifications, a forensic engineer said Monday.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Sustainability April 26, 2011

Blowout preventer overhaul way off

The blowout preventer that failed on a BP well last year was four years overdue for maintenance under driller Transocean Ltd.’s internal guidelines, a U.S. regulator said.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Safety Standards April 26, 2011

BP sues partners for Gulf disaster

It seems fitting that now the legal nightmares start up as BP sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year’s Gulf oil spill and the owner of the rig that exploded, alleging that negligence helped cause the disaster.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Sustainability April 26, 2011

Blowout preventer not tested to shear pipe

The blowout preventer that failed to stop last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill hadn’t been tested to see if it could cut through a bent drill pipe, said a senior official of the company that made the device.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
Safety Standards April 26, 2011

Fraud foray fools phishing filter

A new phishing technique allows attackers to bypass the fraud warnings issued by browsers such as Firefox and Chrome.

By Gregory Hale; Source: ISS Source
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