EDMONTON, AB, CANADA AND PADUCAH, KY, USA — April 25, 2018 — Cybersecurity is a technology-driven, people-enabled program, and increasing and then maintaining the overall security posture of the OT/ICS environment can be challenging. Because of this realization, Verve Industrial Protection and Dexcent Inc are investing in next-generation technology and skilled ICS cybersecurity expertise.
2017 was an exciting and successful year for Dexcent, and now that we are 3 months into 2018, we are eagerly anticipating what this year has to bring.
In April 2016 the United States Navy announced that one of their new Litton class destroyers would be going into drydock for a 23 million dollar repair to its propulsion system.
"During startup of the main propulsion diesel engines, lube oil was not properly supplied to the ship's combining gears as required by the ship's operating procedures," said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Hawkins, a Navy spokesman. "The insufficient flow of lube oil resulted in high-temperature alarms on the port and starboard combining gears." The Navy was happy to pay only 23 million.
Just like any industrial processing-based organization, you have a lot of assets. The truth is, you have more assets than you might think. That’s because in addition to the pumps, crushers, compressors, etc. your single, most valuable asset is your personnel.
Looking for a better solution for industrial asset health monitoring? Want to see your condition-based reliability programs in a new light? Ready to obtain a view of your assets that is more in line with how you and your operators see the world? You might think that what you’re looking for doesn’t exist, but it does. What you’re looking for is the Dexcent Asset Analytics System (DAAS).
Do you know the “buzzing sound?” If you’re a plant operator, chances are you do. It’s that badgering thought in the back of your mind when there are multiple asset issues that need to be dealt with at your facility. The mental buzzing sound comes when there are bypassed alarms that you know require attention.
Your industrial assets are getting smarter every day. Whether these assets are rotary, fixed, or mobile, new technologies and advancements are allowing major improvements in their ability to understand and relay when there is a problem. Unfortunately, despite their capacity to tell us something is wrong, they are still unable to repair themselves.
If you haven’t seen the new Star Wars movie, you’re probably looking out for Spoiler Alerts whenever you read anything about the movie onl ine. You don’t want the ending, or any twists, given away before you get a chance to see it.