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Mar 14, 2019 | Written by Julie Gruenholz | Process Control and Plant Automation, Cybersecurity

OT Network Design and the Need for Cybersecurity

Operational Technology (OT) networks for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) exist at every industrial facility. These sites exist for all manufacturers, both public and privately owned. These sites all want their ICS to perform with high availability, the way it was designed.

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Mar 12, 2019 | Written by Julie Gruenholz | Process Control and Plant Automation

Replacing Your Obsolete Control System. Step 1 – Replace the SCADA

Upgrading your obsolete control system is a helpful 7-part blog series addressing the important technical aspects of upgrades and written by an industry professional with over 25 years of experience.

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Mar 07, 2019 | Written by Ray Racine | Process Control and Plant Automation

Isolated Remote Site Deployments-Man Camp Part 2–Your Site Requirements and Reality of Life On-Site


In Part 1, I discussed How to Bid and How to Prepare for deployment to a generic remote site.  Part 2 covers some site specifics that will be important for your expectations and success.

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Mar 05, 2019 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

7 Steps to Complete a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)

This blog outlines the process of completing a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) as required by NFPA 652.  The term DHA is often used interchangeably with the “analysis” portion of the processes (Step 4 below), but a complete DHA process involves additional steps before and after the analysis.

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Feb 28, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Top 5 Ways an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Saves Lives


As electrical professionals, we hope that others understand the potential dangers of working around or on live electrical equipment. The reality is that most people do not. It only takes one incident to cause a fatal arc flash explosion. However, by receiving appropriate electrical safety training and following proper procedure, this can be avoided.

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Feb 21, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

The 3 Most Important Takeaways from Qualified Electrical Safety Training


In my first blog about Qualified Electrical Safety training, I shared with you why it is so important to get your staff trained.  In my second blog, I presented a few requirements that are needed to become a qualified electrical safety trainer.

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Feb 19, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

3 Requirements to Become a Qualified Electrical Safety Trainer


When I first started conducting arc flash assessments about 12 years ago, it never dawned on me to become a qualified electrical safety trainer.  We had always retained the services of a third-party vendor to provide this service to our customers.

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Feb 14, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

4 Reasons Your Staff Needs Qualified Electrical Safety Training Today!


My team and I have been conducting arc flash assessments all around the United States, Canada and Mexico for over 15 years and it brings us tremendous comfort that our clients are completing this extremely important platform for compliance with OSHA and NFPA 70E and the safety of their employees.

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Feb 12, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Arc Flash Safety - Finding the information you need


Safety professionals are responsible for developing employee electrical safety programs for their organizations. Often, they learn about arc flash and electrical safety from on-line Google searches that lead to blogs that are typically written by other safety professionals who sell arc flash studies or electrical safety training... and it can get kind of stale.

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Feb 07, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Can Any Company Perform an Arc Flash Assessment?


I recently received an email from an individual who downloaded a recording of my webinar 3 Ways to Complete an Arc Flash Assessment on a Limited Budget.”  In the email, I was asked the following question:

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