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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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Drone Intrusions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:04 +0000

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Drones represent a classic good news/bad news scenario. The good news is great. The bad news is terrifying. On the good news front, drones can keep utility-sector workers safely on the ground, with the

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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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Siemens Opens New Innovation Center in Orlando

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 13:57:45 +0000

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Siemens celebrated the official opening of an innovation center in Orlando, Florida. The only one of its kind in the U.S., it pairs design with manufacturing, robotics, rapid prototyping, scanning, and digital tools. Designed to support the customers of Siemens Gas and Power, it is equipped with the latest digital technologies to make repairs faster […]

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Protecting DEF from Extreme Cold Is Important

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:28:15 +0000

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2019–2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather in the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the Appalachians. The Northeast should also experience very cold temperatures. For municipalities, public utilities, landscapers, and others that are involved in outdoor work and snow removal, there is always […]

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Removing Asbestos and Regulated Materials Key to Power Plant Decommissioning

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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Retiring and decommissioning coal power plants is becoming a more-frequent occurrence around the world. The job comes with many challenges, but projects in the U.S. and UK have proven that remediation and

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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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How to Avoid Common Genset Room Design Mistakes

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:51:54 +0000

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Reliable power is essential for all facilities, but it is even more critical for places like hospitals, data centers, and military bases. Therefore, many decision-makers are purchasing power generator sets (gensets) to supply their facilities during emergencies. It is crucial to consider where the genset will be positioned and how it will be operated. If […]

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The X Factor in the Power Market’s New Math

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:44 +0000

How power companies are using experience management, or XM, to reshape customer relationships and reveal new revenue opportunities Here was a company with one of the largest investor-owned electric systems in the U.S.—the owner of close to a dozen electricity distribution entities—and a strong desire to pursue new opportunities outside its traditional regulated business. Those […]

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