Tag "Safety"

When will we reach technological singularity in the process industry?

Change of leisure activities and technical development Yesterday, I held an interesting chat with my ten years old son: between the two of us, we were trying to reconstruct how afternoons after work or school would be in different time

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How do you supervise alarm management remotely?

During the corona pandemic, operating and controlling a system remotely becomes more important. Safety and the avoidance of potential risks are essential, also when it comes to your alarm management. Time for an interview with Solution Consultant Ferdinand Coster of

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The secret to keeping your plant’s steam and water cycle well-balanced

A power plants’ steam and water cycle play a crucial role in energy production. The way laboratories operate and perform analyses is ever-changing. The market is demanding laboratories to become more efficient in order to reduce overall operating costs. Besides,

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Top 5 Reasons for monitoring Safety System Performance

The primary goal of a safety system is to reduce operational risks and improve the overall process safety of a plant over its entire lifecycle. In the event of a deviation or failure of the safety system, Safety Instrumented Systems

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Disadvantages of Manual Vibration Sampling

Before the introduction of industrial instrumentation, the manual vibration sampling and recording of data was commonplace. As we moved to advanced process control, having real-time data became critical for accurate decision-making. This resulted in most manual sampling being replaced by

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Safety and the Power of Repetition

A well-known marketing rule is that, on average, you have to come into contact with a message seven times before you decide to buy a product. After all, a message is easily lost between all the stimuli that we have

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Don’t get driven to distraction by Nuisance Alarms- Part Two

So, What Can Be Done? First of all, organizations need to have a well-planned alarm philosophy to better address alarm issues such as overload situations. This requires a means to collect and store alarm information, produce reports and analysis to

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Don’t get driven to distraction by Nuisance Alarms- Part One

Nuisance alarms are a symptom of poorly managed alarm systems, they inhibit the effectiveness of Operators and obscure the view of what is really going on – compromising safety and reducing the effectiveness of the alarm system. Yokogawa provides a

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