Innovation Across Many Industries

The digitalization revolution was brought about by the creation of technologies that integrate data gathered during physical processes.


Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—in addition to the health scares and the rapid economic downturn—another hazard lurks: cyberattack.

Online Control Valve Diagnostics in Today’s Cybersecurity World

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.

Implementing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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.


Enhancing Maintenance with the IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) includes, among other capabilities, monitoring equipment and process parameters using sensors connected to networks.


U.S. Now Exports Crude Oil to More Places Than It Imports

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.


Smart Monitoring for Pipelines

Pipelines represent an efficient, safe way to transport many kinds of liquids and gases.


Speakers Share Expertise at 2019 Knowledge Forum

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.


Cybersecurity in Manufacturing: How to Keep the Threats at Bay

The Industrial IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0 and other smart manufacturing initiatives have successfully increased the productivity and efficiency of valve manufacturing.


Essentials of Cybersecurity for Process Controls

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.

Manufacturing 21st Century Style: Smart, Data-Driven and Agile

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has had a tremendous impact on business.

Augmented Reality: Is the ROI Worth the Effort?

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?

Using Data to Run our Plants

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things are allowing increased use of adaptive analytics in running our plants.


Your Valves May Be Weaponized

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.


Integration of Automation Lifecycles: Functional Safety, Cybersecurity and Alarm Management

Risk management of a manufacturing process requires a deep dive into the functional safety, cybersecurity and alarm management lifecycles.

A Pragmatic Approach to Adopting Industry 4.0

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.


Will Smart Machines Obsolete Human Resources?

Is artificial intelligence (AI) going to take over manufacturing jobs and the jobs of human resources professionals?


Adopting the IIoT: Are Results Matching the Hype?

Many valve, actuator and control manufacturers have jumped right in and taken advantage of the opportunities the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have brought to process control.


Cybersecurity for Process Control

Security for any process plant has always been an issue.


Monitoring Valve Health via the Internet

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.

Cybersecurity: Protecting Critical Infrastructure

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.

Improving Control Valve Maintenance with the Industrial Internet of Things

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.


Power Plant Isolation Valves Beat the Heat

About a century ago, pressures of 300 psi and temperatures of 400°F (204°C) were normal for steam power plants.


NAM Monday Economic Report – April 27, 2015

Durable goods orders jumped 4.0 percent in March, which should be a sign that the sector was growing strongly and rebounding from recent softness.

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