Chirico Scientific in Ohio is a registered training agent for exida Academy. Registration is now open for "Intro to Industrial Networking" and "Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Lifecycle" courses for May 2016.
Check out an article from Joseph A. Kaulfersch, Cleveland Section President 2007 entitled "Cleveland Section I.S.A. History" The article is a great look back at the archives of the ISA in Cleveland and discusses why it's important that we promote the ISA to young engineers of the future. The International Society of Automation is the unbiased, objective arbiter of standards [...]
Recently, Oil & Gas IQ (www.oilandgasiq.com) released a 15 page report examining "the current state of Oil and Gas Cyber Security and the mammoth price of not being prepared". It's a very useful report for anyone in this sector who is concerned, or more importantly, not yet concerned about the risks of not being prepared. The whitepaper is free to download [...]
Article from "The Construction Specifier" giving excellent overview of surge protection during a lightning strike. Click image to view article. Turns out we're not the only ones with lightning on our minds! We've had a short series of postings lately on the importance of using SPDs (Surge Protection Devices) to protect facilities and communications towers from lightning strikes. [...]
After a lightning strike, communication becomes critical for law enforcement, 911, and emergency medical services, among others. At the heart of those communications are local communication towers. However, what if the communication tower itself has been hit? What makes communications towers so susceptible to power outages? The nature of communications towers puts them at high risk for contact with lightning. [...]
A summer storm hit a cell tower in Seminole County, Florida on July 7th. A local resident caught the action on his phone which had the local news station reporting the awesome sight. Unfortunately, while the news station was lauding the amateur photographer's great shot, chances are the owners of the cell tower were scrambling to assess the damage. As our modern [...]