plant security Articles

  • Fuel terminal upgrade installs advanced valve actuation and control - Case Study

    Sector: Oil & Gas Category: Control Networks, Electric Actuators, Fluid Power Actuators, Services Products: CP, Extended Scope, Field Service, IQ3 Range, Pakscan Overview Independent tank storage provider Vopak is increasing and enhancing fuel capacity at the Vopak Terminal Durban in South ...


    By Rotork

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Europe Limited

  • Energy Security

    Renewable & Clean Energy Solutions to Secure Energy Independence from Foreign Oil. FOREIGN OIL: As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone — that’s four times the annual cost of the ...

  • Security Modifications

    B&V Energy provided major security upgrades on a tight timetable to help the nuclear facility comply with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) directive to fortify against increasingly sophisticated attackers. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, life in the United States was tinged with a feeling of unease. An unforeseen vulnerability was exposed and security was immediately brought ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Countering security risks to nuclear power plants

    Between 1972 and 2007, altogether 17 major terror attacks or acts of sabotage were carried out against Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). None of them resulted in an uncontrolled radioactive release. In order to reduce the security risk to NPPs due to terrorists in the future, preemptive measures are necessary to identify their motivation, incentives, and operational and logistical capabilities to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food security: Facts and figures

    Food security is deeply connected to other development challenges and poor health. Michael Hoevel traces the links. Food security addresses one of humankind’s most fundamental needs — access to a nutritious and adequate diet. It is also seen ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Redefining Security for the 21st Century

    By Lester R. Brown One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms. It so dominates Washington thinking that the U.S. foreign affairs budget of $701 billion in 2009 consisted of $661 billion for military purposes and $40 billion for foreign assistance and diplomatic ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • Solar Light Towers for Remote Security

    Lights are the most important components of security systems. Well-lit locations are generally avoided by trespassers, because such areas can disrupt stealthy movements. The isolated nature of far-flung locations, such as military bases, mining sites, agricultural operations and manufacturing plants, can be made secure with solar perimeter lighting, coupled with other security devices. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Ensuring food security: Key resources

    From nutrition to gender issues, Michael Hoevel scans the best online resources relating to food security. Addressing food security requires looking at multiple phenomena simultaneously — from hunger, livelihoods and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Park security with solar pathway lights

    Numerous city and business territories that ought to be lit up for wellbeing, execution or comfort reasons are not on account of there is no right to gain entrance to electric force. Numerous residents and representatives are requesting better outside conditions. Solar light based fueled lighting is appropriate for utilization in remote areas and hard-to-get to places where utility ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • New CCTV systems improve security and process monitoring at Corus Group’s UK-based steelmaking plants

    Although closed circuit television (CCTV) systems are commonplace in today’s society, many manufacturing companies have yet to take full advantage of their capabilities, not only as security devices, but also as an aid to monitoring critical processes or machines within a production environment. Corus Northern Engineering Services (CNES), the asset management and condition monitoring arm of ...


  • Allready-Box brings security to production of bioenergy

    Animal feed manufacturer Futtertrocknung Mindelheim eG of southern Germany has been operating a co-generation power station since 2008. During the summer months, this power station uses ecological methods to generate the heat and electricity the company needs to dry soilage. Utilizing a year-round, low-temperature heating network, it supplies local industrial firms and public institutions with ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Biofuel, agriculture crops, CDM and food security

    Despite the abrupt emergence of biofuels, little is known about how they will affect human wellbeing – especially the welfare of the most vulnerable groups, such as the poor populations. In order to understand the pathways of impact through which biofuels ultimately affects human well-being, a well-framed and theoretically-consistent quantitative framework is needed, which accounts for both ...


  • Edina Secures Large Data Centre Rental

    In November 2008 Edina secured an order from Dornan Engineering to supply critical standby generation plant and fluid chillers for phase 1 of a new datacentre in Stockholm Sweden. Phase 1 would involve the complete fit out of a 400m2 data hall 1500 watts /m2. The data centre was scheduled to open in February and in order to facilitate the rapid build schedule Edina’s equipment needed to be ...

  • Behaviour analysis techniques for supporting critical infrastructure security

    Protecting critical infrastructures from cyber–threats in an increasingly digital age is a matter of growing urgency for governments and private industries across the globe. In a climate where cyber safety is an uncertainty, fresh and adaptive solutions to existing computer security approaches are a must. In this paper, we present our approach to supporting critical infrastructure security. Data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water security for Kuwait: assessing the feasibility of water imports from Iran

    According to a recent paper by Schwartz and Ibaraki (2011), overuse and depletion of groundwater resources have caused the extinction of whole civilisations. Water–scarce countries seek additional supplies through a variety of methods such as conservation, drilling additional wells, building desalination plants and importing water. Kuwait, where surface water is totally absent, has aquifers that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing security risks to the nuclear fuel cycle: current knowledge and challenges ahead

    Since the terror attacks on 11 September 2001 in the USA, the world has suffered 11 major terror attacks with suspected links to al-Qaeda, resulting in over 1045 dead and about 6000 persons injured. These attacks were targeted against nightclubs, tourist hotels, social clubs, luxury apartments, mosques, UN and Red Cross Headquarters abroad, a military compound, banks, offices of political ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wastewater Disinfection Technology Evaluation: From the Public Health and Security Perspectives

    This paper will compare alternative wastewater disinfection technologies based on the security vulnerability and the production of disinfection by-products while considering the effectiveness, reliability and cost of each technology. Increasing public attention and tighter regulation on DBPs, along with perception of security vulnerability on the existing chlorination systems, require more ...

  • Case study - WESPs: Securing a cleaner future for power-generating facilities

    This article explains why wet electrostatic precipitators remain a viable technology for dealing with today's increasingly stringent compliance issues. Despite recent, recession-related volatility in both power generation and consumption, industry analysts expect a resumption of long-term growth trends as continued global demand for energy — in both developed and developing nations ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

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