Safety Is No Coincidence: A Historical View of Functional Safety
It’s no secret. Accidents involving chemicals and mechanical and electrical processes pose a threat to humans and the environment. And throughout the years, there have been a number of incidents – often having a degenerative impact on safety at first – that have helped shaped the industry as we know it today.
Smart Grid Cybersecurity: Can the Grid be Outsmarted?
Smart grids bring a wealth of benefits and can propel the energy industry into an era of reliable, efficient, and cleaner energy. On a wave of modernization, outdated electrical infrastructure is being revamped for the digital age. But could cybersecurity concerns slow down smart grid progress?
The HART of SAFETY Data Intelligence
Field devices act as the eyes and ears of your organization. Most companies don’t utilize the data these devices collect to its full potential due to security reasons as well as the significant effort required for collecting and analyzing it. Now, however, a new concept is emerging. Safety data intelligence enables plant operators to securely turn field device data into key insights that accelerate digitization and simplify compliance. The concept is based on a widely used industry standard: the HART protocol.
The Disruption Myth: Digital Trends in the Process Industry
The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of everyday life and artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise. But is the digital transformation of the process industry equally disruptive? Learn more out what developments you should be aware of.
AI in the Factory: Is the Process Industry Prepared?
Artificial intelligence is within our smartphones and is making its way into and more cars. It’s in the process of turning society and the economy on their heads. But what opportunities and limitations does AI present for the process industry? That’s exactly what Prof. Leon Urbas and his team are researching in the AI incubator project ‘KEEN’. Their goal is to build a relationship with AI through a better understanding of its use-cases.
ISO 27001: Why a Culture of Security Is So Crucial
Careless handling of information, targeted sabotage, and hacking: For businesses, sensitive data poses a significant potential threat. If it falls into the wrong hands, the financial losses and damage to a company’s reputation can be huge. Yet many security breaches can be avoided when enterprises foster a culture of security that makes employees more conscious of the risks.
The Curious Case of the Lighter: Do We Take Safety for Granted?
Did you know that 70% of US lighter imports do not conform to safety standards laid out by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)? This has sparked controversy amongst retailers and consumers alike. We ask, “do we take safety for granted in certain areas?” And how about in fields where the greater health risks lie?