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Texas A&M University 75th Annual Instrumentation & Automation Symposium

January 15, 2020

Administered by Mary Kay O’ Connor Process Safety Center –   January 21st-23rd 2020 aeSolutions is proud to be represented by 4 different presenters during this year’s symposium.  More info such as the keynote speakers, the latest event agenda, hotel and parking info can be found at https://instrumensymp.wpengine.com/   Tuesday, January 21st 10:00AM – Richard Hanner […]

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Reducing systematic failures reduces risk

January 9, 2020

Functional safety engineers are immersed in performance calculations involving failure rates, diagnostic coverage, proof test intervals, common cause and much more. It’s easy for engineers to focus on math. Yet such modeling only accounts for random hardware failures. But what percentage errors shown in the well-known pie chart from the United Kingdom Health and Safety […]

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aeSolutions gets physical with cybersecurity steps : CONTROL

December 18, 2019

John Cusimano, vice president of industrial cybersecurity at aeSolutions, was recently featured as part of Control Global’s 12 days of cybersecurity. Even though many IT technologies, such as intrusion detection, are making big strides into OT, aeSolutions’ Cusimano adds it’s important people remember that OT networks have different operational requirements, and that these tools need […]

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Top 5 Most Popular aeSolutions Blogs and Articles of 2019

December 5, 2019

Thank you for reading our articles this year and being a part of our industry discussions.  The following  were our most popular blogs and articles of 2019:   5. Cost considerations for burner management systems (BMS) (and where picking safety integrity levels on burner management systems makes sense) May 17, 2019 by Usman Khan Safety is […]

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EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) Reconsideration final rule

December 2, 2019

There were recently important changes made to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP).  On November 20, 2019, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the Risk Management Program Reconsideration final rule to “better address potential security risks, regulatory consistency and reasonable consideration of costs.”   The EPA first proposed these changes to its RMP back in […]

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Be careful when deep-frying a turkey!

November 22, 2019

Did you know?  Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment.   Thanksgiving is almost upon us. While deep-fried turkey is delicious (I’ve had it, but didn’t make it myself), please be aware of the risks. Deep-frying a turkey can be very dangerous as they have a high risk […]

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Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach

November 11, 2019

aeSolutions is offering the ISA course EC50, Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach on Monday February 10th to Friday February 14th.  This course is part of the ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Fundamentals Specialist Certificate Program.   Your course registration includes your registration for the exam. Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach (EC50) focuses on the engineering requirements […]

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How about a stage zero functional safety assessment (FSA)?

November 3, 2019

Inspired by “Conducting an Effective Functional Safety Assessment” presented at 2019 ISA PIC 2019—Process Industry Conference.   The ISA/IEC 61511 standard defines a functional safety assessment as [an] “investigation, based on evidence, to judge the functional safety achieved by one or more safety instrumented systems and/or other protection layers.” The standard describes five stages where […]

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Join us at the 2019 ISA Process Industry Conference November 4-6

October 28, 2019

  This year’s event has been expanded to deliver more comprehensive technical content to a broader range of professionals in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries.  ISA 2019 Process Industry Conference (formerly known as PCS) brings together ISA, with leading experts in process instrumentation and control, cybersecurity and safety, robotics, subsea automation, and other […]

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