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Industrial cyber security Lifecycle- top 10 controls to secure your IACS

The Abhisam Industrial Cyber Security Lifecycle shows the top 10 controls needed to achieve robust cyber security for your Industrial Automation, Control and Safety System (IACS). IACS is a broad term for control and automation systems such as DCS (Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems), SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems), HIPPS (High Integrity

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What is SIL?

What is SIL? Should we select SIL 4 for our Safety Instrumented Function?

Jenny is a young engineer assigned to a project to install a new Safety Instrumented System for a plant. Eddie is her supervisor, who is in charge of the project. Jenny wonders why have different SILs for different SIFs. Eddie explains the reasons. Watch the video below to know more. What is SIL? Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is a measure

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LOPA Swiss Cheese model

All about LOPA-Layer of Protection Analysis

What is LOPA? LOPA is short for Layer of Protection Analysis. It is also referred to sometimes as Layers of Protection Analysis. It is  considered a semi-quantitative risk assessment technique. Abhisam’s Layer of Protection Analysis training course is an easy way to learn it. What are protection layers? An easy way to understand protection layers is to study an example

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HAZOP Leader Certification

HAZOP Leader Certification

What is the HAZOP Leader Certification program? Abhisam’s HAZOP Leader Certification program has become one of the more popular programs, due to it being a completely online now and a completely self paced program that the participant can complete, at their own pace. Entry into the program is only for professionals having at least a Bachelors degree/Higher National Diploma in

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Hydrogen Sulfide gas

Hydrogen Sulfide Gas- what you need to know

What is Hydrogen Sulfide gas? Hydrogen Sulfide gas (also spelled Hydrogen Sulphide gas in UK English) is a poisonous gas that is found naturally in many places such as marshes, forested areas having decaying organic matter, sewage pipelines, garbage dumps, oilfields, gas fields and such places. It has the molecular formula H2S. H2S gas is also a byproduct of some

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Safety Instrumented Systems design

Safety Instrumented Systems- Design

Many process plants handle large amounts of hazardous materials (including flammable, explosive or toxic chemicals)  at high temperatures and pressures (or in vacuum conditions)via complex processes. Hence there is a risk that there could be a disaster if something goes wrong and we could have fires, explosions and toxic chemical releases that can harm people and the environment. These incidents

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