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  • NERC CIP Identity and Password Management Software

    This video describes the key features of the NovaTech Identity Manager (NIM) and NovaTech Connection Manager (NCM) products. NovaTech Identity Manager is a Linux LDAP/IPA application for managing users and passwords for OrionLXs and Schweitzer relays to the latest NERC CIP Version 5 requirements. NovaTech Connection Manager establishes a secure connection to OrionLXs and Schweitzer relays in the substation.

    September 04, 2015

  • Within the next two to three years, it is likely that two new NERC CIP requirements will go into effect:
    1. CIP-010-1: Cyber Security – Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments
    2. CIP-011-1: Cyber Security – Information Protection
    This webinar was held on August 22, 2013. The presentation focuses on learning more about why these were created, where they will be required in the BES, and the latest solutions to address them.The webinar is hosted by Jeremy Anderson, Senior System Engineer. Prior to joining NovaTech, Jeremy designed and implemented a complete NERC CIP compliance system at a southwest US IOU.

    September 04, 2015

  • This webinar, held on July 2nd, 2013, reviews the current requirements of NERC CIP-007 and how to address them using the OrionLX. Topics covered included an online review of OrionLX configurations, the impending changes related to NERC CIP-007-5 (Version5), as well as the following content:

    CIP-007 R2. Ports and Services
    CIP-007 R3. Security Patch Management
    CIP-007 R4. Malicious Software Prevention
    CIP-007 R5. Account Management
    CIP-007 R6. Security Status Monitoring
    CIP-007 R7. Disposal or Redeploymen

    September 04, 2015

  • This video introduces the D/3, the distributed control system trusted by many Fortune 100 companies to keep their global operations’ continuous and batch processes running smoothly and efficiently. Part one reviews the system architecture and configuration tools.

    September 04, 2015

  • Ethanol and BioFuels Plant Simulator

    Developed in partnership with Minnesota West Community and Technical college, the NovaTech Ethanol & BioFuels Training Simulator provides a state-of-the-art DCS simulation of a working ethanol plant to speed operator training and improve overall process knowledge.

    September 04, 2015

  • At less than one-half the size of an OrionLX, the OrionLXm delivers the same cyber security advancements, processing power, and software support as the OrionLX, in a form factor that’s ideal for smaller substation, pole-top, renewable energy, and OEM applications. It’s a pretty big deal.

    September 04, 2015

  • Natural Gas Pipeline SCADA with D/3

    The NovaTech (http://www.novatechweb.com) D/3 Control System is used as a Gas Pipeline SCADA master by ZEBRA Gasnetwerks in the Netherlands. The D/3 incorporates data from pipeline and substation PLCs to provide real-time control and visualization at the control center, and remotely view an iPad using 3G.

    September 04, 2015

  • Substation Human Machine Interface

    The OrionLX can serve as a cost-effective HMI in the electric utility substation. Selected data from substation meters, event recorders, relays and other IEDs are accessed and used to animate HMI webpages.

    September 04, 2015

  • Shore Power

    The OrionLX or OrionLXm acts as a data and control hub in an innovative shore power substation solution by Cochran Marine.

    September 04, 2015

  • Sequence Of Events Recorder

    The OrionLX or LXm with the Alarm Archive Retentive software option can act as a substation Sequence of Events Recorder

    September 04, 2015

  • Remote Terminal Unit

    The NovaTech OrionLX or LXm Automation Platform can act as a Substation Remote Terminal Unit.

    September 04, 2015

  • Protective Relay Communication Processor

    The OrionLX or LXm can serve as a protective relay communications processor by connecting to SEL, ABB, GE, Alstom/Areva, Basler, Beckwith, Siemens and other relays using RS232, RS485, Fiber or Ethernet and over 50 available protocols.

    September 04, 2015

  • Complete NERC CIP Solutions

    The NovaTech NERC CIP Password, Configuration and Remote Access Management system is part of an overall NERC CIP solution, which addresses the needs of Protective Relay Engineers, IT Security professionals, and NERC CIP Compliance Managers.

    September 04, 2015

  • Math and Logic Processor

    The OrionLX or OrionLXm can serve as a substation Math and Logic Processor. Data polled from attached IEDs – meters, event recorders, I/O, relays, breakers, etc – can be manipulated using the OrionLX internal Math and Logic Functions.

    September 04, 2015

  • Data Archival Appliance

    The OrionLX or LXm can serve as a Data Archive Appliance for remote substations without SCADA communication.

    September 04, 2015

  • OrionLX Alarm Annunciator

    The OrionLX or LXm with the Alarm Archive Retentive software option can serve as a substation Alarm Annunciator.

    September 04, 2015

  • NERC CIP Cyber Secure Gateway

    The OrionLX or LXm can serve as a NERC CIP secure substation gateway. Orion connects to substation meters, event recorders, distributed I/O, protective relays and other substation IEDs using any combination of RS232, RS485, Fiber or Ethernet connections and over 30 available IED protocols.

    September 04, 2015

  • D3v14 – D/3 Version 14.1 Webinar

    Original Air Date: 4/10/13

    A webinar presenting D3v14.1, outlining and demonstrating the newest features of the upcoming D/3®, ProcessVision™ Console, and FlexBatch® releases, and highlight meaningful product features to enhance value for all customers, including managers, engineers, and operators.

    September 04, 2015

  • New Belgium Strives for Sustainability w/ Bitronics

    New Belgium Brewing in Ft Collins Colorado strives to reduce their environmental footprint in a number of ways, including using Bitronics Automation and Control Power Measurement units from NovaTech to monitor and benchmark energy consumption and production points within their facility.

    September 04, 2015

  • ProcessVision™ Features Profile

    A brief overview of NovaTech’s D/3 DCS ProcessVision console, outlining the new features designed to deliver a modern yet familiar user experience that will delight new users and seasoned D/3 veterans alike.

    September 04, 2015

  • Introduction to ISA 18.2 Alarm Management 6-part Webinar Series

    In June of 2009, the ISA released standard ISA 18.2, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industry. This landmark document is the first true standard on how companies are expected to design, implement and maintain alarms generated by process control systems. In this webinar we shall provide an overview of the ISA 18.2 standard, the regulatory impact of this standard, and what you can do to ensure your facility is compliant with these requirements.

    September 04, 2015

  • D/3 Express Mobile Client Introduction

    An introduction to the D3Express™ mobile application, providing read-only access from anywhere via your smartphone or tablet (with no additional licensing).

    September 04, 2015

  • OrionLX IEC 61131-3 Math & Logic Webinar

    A webinar covering the five Math and Logic toolkits in IEC 61131-3: Ladder Diagram, Structured Text, Function Block Diagram, Sequential Function Chart, Instruction List, and how each application should be used.

    September 04, 2015

  • OrionLX WEBserver Webinar

    A webinar centered around the Orion WEBserver HMI. Covering and demonstrating the use of standard webpages in the OrionLX, examples of customized OrionLX webpages, and also pre-formatted webpages in OrionLX.

    September 04, 2015

  • Direct Video for OrionLX Webinar

    Direct Video for OrionLX is the revolutionary new capability that enables users to cut substation hardware costs, meet emerging NERC CIP security standards, and to accomplish additional “PC” tasks with the Orion Substation Automation Platform. The innovative OrionLX Multimedia Board allows for greater connectivity and substation hardware versatility by cutting out the need for a hardened substation PC. For the first time, Orion WEBserver graphics can be created and served directly from the OrionLX to the substation display monitor, while maintaining NERC CIP compliance.

    The webinar will highlight features designed to improve substation automation through the use of Direct Video for OrionLX and Orion WEBserver HMI.

    September 04, 2015

  • Biofuels Classroom Simulator

    Developed in partnership with Minnesota West Community and Technical college, the NovaTech Ethanol & BioFuels Training Simulator provides a state-of-the-art DCS simulation of a working ethanol plant to speed operator training and improve overall process knowledge.

    September 04, 2015

  • DA Logic Configuration (Part 3)

    This series explains the setup and configuration of the NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform in an example feeder automation scheme. Beginning with basic concepts (Line sections, zones, IED points), the series provides a comprehensive overview of how distribution automation tasks can be accomplished using the existing IEDs in a substation and along the feeder. (Part 3 of 3)

    September 04, 2015

  • DA Logic Configuration (Part 2)

    This series explains the setup and configuration of the NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform in an example feeder automation scheme. Beginning with basic concepts (Line sections, zones, IED points), the series provides a comprehensive overview of how distribution automation tasks can be accomplished using the existing IEDs in a substation and along the feeder. (Part 2 of 3)

    September 04, 2015

  • DA Logic Configuration (Part 1)

    This series explains the setup and configuration of the NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform in an example feeder automation scheme. Beginning with basic concepts (Line sections, zones, IED points), the series provides a comprehensive overview of how distribution automation tasks can be accomplished using the existing IEDs in a substation and along the feeder. (Part 1 of 3)

    September 04, 2015

  • Bitronics: A Century of Innovation

    Bitronics Measurement and Event Recording products have been used throughout the US electric utilities and internationally in traditional and cutting-edge “Smart Grid” applications. The products have been made in Bethlehem, PA, USA since 1908 and continue to be the gold standard for reliability and innovation in the electric utility substation measurement market.

    September 04, 2015

  • Overview of NERC CIP Cyber Security Functions

    The NovaTech Orion Substation Automation Platform facilitates NERC CIP compliance with strong passwords, remote authentication, firewall, encryption, and logging functions.

    September 04, 2015

  • This webinar covers ProcessVision, the state-of-the-art console that enhances the ability to easily and securely monitor, analyze, and adjust production processes running on the D/3® Distributed Control System.

    September 04, 2015

  • Jean Bandy of NovaTech Discusses Technology Trends

    Jean Bandy, Vice President, Process Operations of NovaTech talks with Barry Young of ARC Advisory Group about technology trends, how they are helping customers with track & trace and alarm management tools, how their partnerships help customers, white listing and control systems. This video was recorded at ARC’s World Industry Forum 2012 in Orlando, FL.

    September 04, 2015

  • Conductor™ Energy Asset Management Overview Video

    NovaTech Conductor Energy Asset Management Solutions (EAMS) is a combination of NovaTech hardware, software, survey and integration services that allow an enterprise to make more informed decisions and improve energy efficiency.

    September 04, 2015

  • ISA/ANSI 18.2 Overview

    In June of 2009, the ISA released standard ISA 18.2, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industry. This landmark document is the first true standard on how companies are expected to design, implement and maintain alarms generated by process control systems. In this webinar we shall provide an overview of the ISA 18.2 standard, the regulatory impact of this standard, and what you can do to ensure your facility is compliant with these requirements. (1 of 6)

    September 04, 2015

  • First Steps to Alarm Management

    This webinar outlines the first three steps in the seven step Alarm Philosophy development methodology developed by industry thought leaders PAS. (Part 2 of 6)

    September 04, 2015

  • Alarm Management: D&R and Audit & Enforce

    This webinar outlines the next steps in an alarm management project, typically involving redesigning the alarm system to match the alarm philosophy, and implementing technology and work practices to ensure proper management of change procedures. (Part 3 of 6)

    September 04, 2015

  • Real Time Alarm Management / System Control & Maintenance

    The final steps in alarm management include advanced techniques to dynamically manipulate alarms to match current plant states, and work practices to ensure long term maintenance of your alarm system. (Part 4 of 6)

    September 04, 2015

  • Alarm management from the D/3 Operator Perspective

    This webinar includes demonstrations of the integration of Alarm management tools with a traditional operator’s console environment and discusses the benefits of a number of tools including Alert Director, Alarm Filtering, and Alarm Shelving. (Part 6 of 6)

    Original air date: 4/25/2012

    September 04, 2015

  • Loop Optimizer

    Properly tuned PID control loops are fundamental to the success of any well managed process control strategy. This video describes how D/3 Loop Optimizer properly tunes PID loops in order to minimize energy usage, maximize product quality, and improve corporate profits.

    September 04, 2015

  • The First Twenty-Five Years of D/3

    The NovaTech D/3 Distributed Control System (DCS) is an open process automation system that controls a wide variety of industrial processes. This video, produced to commemorate its 25th anniversary, recounts its history with archival images and humorous employee anecdotes.

    September 04, 2015

  • ProcessVision™ Console Overview

    The ProcessVision Console is the new interface to the NovaTech D/3 Distributed Control System (DCS) that provides a wealth of system data and intuitive Windows navigation, right out of the box.

    September 04, 2015