Opto 22 announces the addition of international standard IEC 61131-3 programming options in its groov EPIC edge programmable industrial controller. Adding these new programming options to the existing flowchart and custom user-written options in groov EPIC gives control engineers the ability to program using a variety of languages they already know, while taking advantage of the EPIC's extended capabilities for automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications. All IEC 61131-3 standard languages are supported by groov EPIC, including Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), and Ladder Diagram (LD).
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A pipeline control room is the central nervous system of oil and gas operations - continuously receiving and processing tremendous amounts of sensory data, quickly highlighting important information requiring action and using that information to coordinate and control operations to mitigate risks and optimize performance. With heightened public attention on pipeline assets, growing regulatory oversight over operations, increased market competition amongst operators, and an ever-aging asset base, the ability to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of pipeline operation has become increasingly difficult. More than ever there is a pressing need to ensure each pipeline is operated safely, reliably and compliant with the latest regulations.
Honeywell has added new cybersecurity consulting services designed to help industrial and critical infrastructure customers identify and eliminate dangerous security weaknesses. The Honeywell CyberVantage Security Consulting Services portfolio now includes Penetration Testing, providing active "white-hat" hackers who exploit customer defenses in order to fix them. It also now offers System Hardening to reduce software vulnerabilities and assist customers in safely complying with global Center for Internet Security (CIS) industry benchmarks.
Seeq Corporation announces the availability of their advanced analytics solutions delivered via software as a service (SaaS) on Microsoft Azure. Seeq enables engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organizations to rapidly analyze, predict, collaborate, and share insights to improve production outcomes. Customers include companies in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.
American Innovations (AI) has updated and further developed its PCS family of pipeline compliance software. With the launch of PCS Axis 1.14 and Survey Viewer 1.14, users will have a better overall experience that provides an offline graph and grid view of historical and current data for quick field diagnostics.
Quorum Software, the leader in digital transformation for the oil and gas industry, announced new functionality in MOSAIC, an all-in-one reserves management, economics, budgeting, capital planning, and decline analysis application. The latest enhancements improve data management and well analysis for engineers through integration with Citrine, a field performance analysis software from KAPPA.
Quorum Software has published the second white paper in its Modern Energy Workplace series. The new white paper examines how oil and gas companies are challenged to adopt new digital technologies such as big data, cloud, and cognitive to modernize business processes that support the next generation of energy professionals.
Quorum Software has launched its next technology evolution with myQuorum AI. myQuorum AI drives smarter insights and reimagines oil and gas operational excellence by exploiting the deep industry experience embedded in myQuorum software applications with cutting-edge cognitive technologies. Augmented Intelligence (AI) is the latest innovation that stems from Quorum's commitment to driving the industry forward through the proven and visionary myQuorum platform. Cognitive technologies such as machine learning, robotic process automation, computer vision, and natural language processing, will enable energy companies to work smarter, more efficiently, and be more operationally and financially compliant. Quorum's land management software, myQuorum Land, is the first application to take advantage of the platform's new AI capabilities.
American Innovations is pleased to announce Survey Manager, the first product in the company's new Concentric product line, is now available for purchase. The goal of Concentric products is to use cloud and mobile technology to help pipeline personnel collaborate on survey data and get more accurate insights, faster. Survey Manager does this by allowing surveyors and their supervisors or clients to collaborate on data in real-time, using a rich dashboard that can display survey data on a map, in a grid or on a chart. Users can view these three data displays simultaneously, allowing them to better visualize and analyze their survey results.
SAP and Endress+Hauser will intensify their cooperation in the development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for the process industry. The enterprise software market leader and the specialist for process and laboratory measurement technology made the announcement during ACHEMA in Frankfurt, Germany, the world's leading trade fair for the process industry. In future, both companies intend to work closer together in the development of joint solutions, sales and customer implementation.
Honeywell has announced a software solution to provide cybersecurity to industrial customers who manage diverse process control networks, sites and vendors. As customers continue their digital transformation and their industrial sites become more connected, integrating cybersecurity has become even more critical.
Oildex has introduced OpenTicket, the next generation of the company's digital field ticket solution. OpenTicket is the industry's only comprehensive, end-to-end cloud-based platform that provides both operators and service providers with all the software they need to generate, review and approve digital field tickets. New capabilities of OpenTicket include a dedicated mobile application that supports both online and offline generation of digital field tickets, support for Drilling & Completions (D&C) and Lease Operating Expense (LOE) organizations, and processing optimizations that speed payments, improving operator/supplier relationships.
Honeywell has announced that Cureton Midstream LLC will use Honeywell Connected Plant to provide prescriptive monitoring of its UOP Russell gas processing plant in Weld County, Colo. The plant is designed to cryogenically extract 99 percent of ethane and 100 percent of propane from natural gas supplied by producers in the Niobrara basin.
Honeywell has announced a handsfree, wearable Connected Plant technology that allows industrial workers to more safely, reliably and efficiently accomplish their tasks in the plant or the field. Honeywell's Skills Insight Intelligent Wearables feature a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures, as well as health and safety information into view.
Landmark, a Halliburton business line, launched DecisionSpace Production Engineering and DecisionSpace Production Insights software to help operators better utilize data to reduce costs and unlock production potential. These offerings strengthen the DecisionSpace Production portfolio by adding analytical dashboards and production engineering capabilities. Both are integrated with economics and reservoir information to help solve production challenges quickly and cost-effectively.