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  • Steps to Improve D/3® DCS Cyber Security  

    It is fair to say that without a fully functional distributed control system (DCS), a modern plant cannot operate safely and efficiently and in some cases, cannot operate at all. Therefore, it is vital to ensure the integrity of all DCSs and protect them from malicious attacks, accidental corruption, and data breaches that may jeopardize safety or production or may compromise the end user’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    This paper describes the philosophy and guidelines for keeping your D/3® DCS secure from cyberattacks.

    September 25, 2018

  • The use of Controlled Switching Systems (CSS) to operate transmission shunt capacitor banks has proven to be a cost effective and reliable means of mitigating capacitor switching transients.

    January 1, 2011

  • With the release of the D/3® Ethernet Multi-Protocol Controller (EMPC2) interface in version 12.2-3, Ethernet I/O has quickly become one of the most popular D/3® interfaces. This interface is used to communicate with NovaTech’s 8000 I/O and many common PLCs.

    August 16, 2009