Air-Gapped Industrial Control Networks: What You Need to Know

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:59:24 +0000

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Many networks across a variety of verticals including government, military, financial services, power plants, and industrial manufacturing have been so-called “air-gapped.” This means they are physically and logically isolated from other networks where communication between these networks is not physically or logically possible. This can be a good thing or bad thing depending on your […]

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EAM Solutions Stretch Capabilities of Lean Plant Maintenance Teams

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:02 +0000

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Of the many challenges power and industrial plant maintenance teams face, stretching the capabilities of their ultra-lean staff is one of the most critical. Assets can range from industrial generators, to

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Equipment Showcase: Boilers, Burners, Combustion

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:51 +0000

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Boiler and burner manufacturers, along with suppliers of combustion control systems, work with the power generation sector along with other industries. They provide equipment for low- and high-pressure steam

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Using Extreme Visibility to Protect Industrial Control Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:09:58 +0000

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What does it mean to have “extreme visibility” in an operational technology (OT) environment? According to Claroty, a New York-based company that offers cybersecurity products for industrial control systems, it’s having the ability to see all assets on a network, knowing what they are, and understanding what functions they perform. The company says the more […]

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Taking Charge of Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:50:29 +0000

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Delivering energy has centered on the fundamental tenant of being reliably available. As energy providers strive to maintain that availability, they all too often push security to the backburner. Many unsafe practices have fallen into place for the sake of speed and efficiency, including the use of default and shared passwords, open access, and little […]

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How Remote Operation Centers Can Help Companies Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 02:43:44 +0000

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The energy industry is currently moving from a traditional, highly regulated production model dominated by electricity utilities to a decentralized, deregulated model featuring a higher proportion of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. With subsidies in decline, renewables are reaching grid parity—with costs equal to or less than traditional sources. Not surprisingly, […]

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Using Data to Improve Power Plant Operations [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 22:32:48 +0000

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Power plants have an abundance of data. Temperatures, pressures, flows, and various other parameters are all monitored constantly to ensure plants are operating properly. However, a lot of data is not used to its fullest extent. With the right tools, data can be more-thoroughly analyzed and findings can be acted upon to improve efficiency and […]

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California’s Largest Battery Storage Installation to Be Installed in Mojave Desert

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:09:53 +0000

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On May 16, 2019, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and Glendale Water and Power, through the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), received SCPPA’s approval on agreements with 8minute Solar Energy (8mSE) for the installation of a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8mSE’s Eland Solar and Storage Center. […]

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How to Ensure Plant Reliability and Regulatory Compliance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:08 +0000

Lock in safe, reliable operations by opening the door to third-party expertise There’s still a big takeaway from a 2008 Florida blackout, and it’s not the size of the fine that followed. Although it was the largest penalty levied under the new reliability standards at that time, here’s the bigger elephant in the room: Florida […]

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Shock Pulse Generators Help Clean Supercritical Power Plant Boilers

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000

Economic power plant operation includes keeping maintenance costs under control, and operating the plant efficiently. Boiler surfaces need to be kept as clean as possible to increase heat transfer and decrease

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