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Auburn’s McCrary Institute and Oak Ridge National Lab partner on pilot cybersecurity and operations center

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security (Auburn, Ala.; eng.auburn.edu/mccrary) was awarded a $10 million Department of Energy grant in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL; Oak Ridge, Tenn.; www.ornl.gov) to create a pilot regional cybersecurity…

Online Exclusive: Q&A on AI and digitalization with Honeywell’s Tathagata Basu

The following questions and answers come from a conversation between Chemical Engineering magazine and Tathagata Basu, General Manager – Refining and Petrochemical at Honeywell Process Solutions (Houston, Texas; process.honeywell.com).  The discussion revolves around the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies…

Q&A with CISA Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Lead Matt Rogers

Editor's note: The following responses were provided by Matthew Rogers, the Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Lead at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA; www.cisa.gov), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov). The statements were provided in response…

Digital Transformation and the Process Industries: A Chemical Engineer’s Perspective

A look back at the history of the digital transformation in the chemical process industries (CPI) can help guide current strategies for leveraging digital tools for the benefit of humans and the planet.  The main story in the chemical process…

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Facts At Your Fingertips: Plant Cybersecurity Awareness

The expanding use of digitalization tools at chemical process industries (CPI) facilities, coupled with the ongoing convergence of operational technology (OT) systems with traditional computer information technology (IT) systems, has increased plant cybersecurity risks. All plant personnel play a role…

Digitalization progress and hurdles

At the 7th Connected Plant Conference, held June 25–28 in New Orleans, (CPC; www.connectedplantconference.com), attendees heard about significant progress made toward the digital transformation in the chemical process industries (CPI) along several fronts. However, complex challenges remain as organizations seek…

Digital Transformation ‘Gamechangers’ Recognized at 2023 Connected Plant Conference

A group of individuals and teams were honored for their achievements in furthering the digital transformation in the power generation and chemical process industries (CPI) at the 2023 Connected Plant Conference (www.connectedplantconference.com) in New Orleans, La. on Sunday.   Chosen…

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Data Brokers Foster IT/OT Convergence and Interoperability

Obtaining the most value from data requires effective communications among industrial internet of things (IIoT)-connected devices that allow integration between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems. Data brokers play a key role in allowing communication between the two…

This platform delivers limitless asset health management

BKV Beyond (photo) is a new platform extending condition monitoring from edge to enterprise. Designed for optimal machine healthcare with verified actionable insights, BKV Beyond helps avoid costly downtime through BKV Collect wireless sensors. The sensors, fitting directly onto machinery,…

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Open Process Automation Offers Business Benefits

The Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS) Business Guide makes the business case for the O-PAS. An example from the biopharmaceutical industry illustrates the benefits of interoperability and open process automation architecture Normally, technical standards focus purely on technology. However, while…