A two-year study concluded that deep-water drilling rigs are not prepared in general to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Rigs need more than firewalls and antivirus software to be secure, the study found.
The digitalization revolution was brought about by the creation of technologies that integrate data gathered during physical processes.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—in addition to the health scares and the rapid economic downturn—another hazard lurks: cyberattack.
The topic of cybersecurity usually brings to mind data breaches that impact financial or private information, stolen intellectual property or disruption of major events such as political elections.
Many names have been given to the current state of technology in manufacturing including the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Industry 4.0.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) includes, among other capabilities, monitoring equipment and process parameters using sensors connected to networks.
As U.S. crude oil export volumes have increased to an average of 2.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first seven months of 2019, the number of destinations (which includes countries, territories, autonomous regions, and other administrative regions) that receive U.S. exports has also increased.
One factor I noticed was that every article on the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT) was about applications inside the factory and not within the supply chain. For example, there were articles on machine monitoring, equipment monitoring, preventive maintenance, and smaller topics.
Pipelines represent an efficient, safe way to transport many kinds of liquids and gases.
Technology has been advancing at a pace that may be faster than our ability to protect it, according to Pat Toth, cybersecurity program manager with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Toth was keynote speaker at the second VMA Valve Industry Knowledge Forum, April 9-11 in Birmingham, AL.
The Industrial IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0 and other smart manufacturing initiatives have successfully increased the productivity and efficiency of valve manufacturing.
Cybersecurity is now one of the major risks facing the valve industry, and it is not a problem that can merely be solved by other parties besides the intended victim.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has had a tremendous impact on business.
If you could improve safety and efficiency in your plants, lower travel costs and more efficiently train employees with one technology, would you consider adopting it?
Principles built around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have guided the automation industry’s rapid adoption and mainstreaming of many production systems.
Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things are allowing increased use of adaptive analytics in running our plants.
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought with it unparalleled opportunity for businesses and facilities to monitor their assets and enact predictive maintenance that can extend an asset’s lifecycle.
Risk management of a manufacturing process requires a deep dive into the functional safety, cybersecurity and alarm management lifecycles.
In a previous article on VALVE, we queried if results were matching the hype for manufacturers adopting the Industrial Internet of Things—also known as Industry 4.0.
Is artificial intelligence (AI) going to take over manufacturing jobs and the jobs of human resources professionals?
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been all over the news in recent years, transforming how manufacturing and other industries function.
Security for any process plant has always been an issue.
Most valve end users are already using smart valve positioners on some control valves, but they may not have time to check the valve diagnostics software to notice if any valves are developing problems.
It’s hard to imagine an issue more front-and-center on most people’s minds today than cybersecurity—in particular, what will happen if the world’s infrastructure systems are attacked.
By connecting previously stranded data from smart sensors, equipment, and other industrial assets with advanced applications and predictive analytics in the cloud, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is becoming a strategic enabler to improve manufacturing performance.
About a century ago, pressures of 300 psi and temperatures of 400°F (204°C) were normal for steam power plants.