Around the World with COTS – Part 2
In the first article of this two-part series, we began a journey around the world to uncover some of the most successful examples of COTS safety systems. Now we go a little further afield and take a look at some other interesting applications for COTS technology.
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.
Around the World with COTS – Part 1
Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions are not a one-off phenomenon. Many companies are already demonstrating the diversity of COTS applications and experiencing the full range of benefits. The versatile technology is revealing its enormous potential around the globe – from France to Australia. Join us on the first part of our world tour.
An Engineer’s Story: Tackling Safety at Ichthys Gas Field
Ensuring one of the world’s largest gas production facilities is continuously safe is a huge task. Defining a strategy, implementing it, and deploying the right safety applications is a megaproject. HIMA has been doing this at Ichthys gas field since 2009. What does it take to succeed at a project of this size? HIMA engineer Nalini Kanth provides insights based on his experiences on site.
COTS Fact Check: Perception and Truth in the Rail Sector
COTS is now fully established in the rail safety market. Richard Ogilvie, Director of Rail Control Systems (RCS) Australia, recalls that things were very different just a few years ago. Today, his company can be seen as a pioneer in terms of COTS safety solutions, dispelling many misconceptions.
Time for a Revolution: Why Signaling Technology Needs Standardizing
An internationally consistent basis for signaling and interlocking technology could make rail transportation safer, more effective, and cheaper. This is why the EULYNX initiative is committed to standardization. But not all users are aware of this.
Sustainable Mobility: Luxembourg Sets an Example
According to the UN, two thirds of the population will live in cities by the year 2050. So how can traffic congestion be prevented in built-up areas? Luxembourg City has a groundbreaking solution: the Luxtram. The new tram will soon enter the streets. It is completely free of overhead wires and 100% powered by electricity. But how will it work?