Plant process control systems are "systems of systems" with multiple control system vendors contributing to the overall plant system. For many years, users of plant process control systems have expressed a need for a secure by-design, next-generation interoperable process control automation framework. Such a framework (really a standard of standards) would provide customers of plant process control systems with an open architecture upon which future innovation could occur, while minimizing security and interoperability issues and preserving investments made in existing process control systems.
This webinar will provide an overview of the work of the Open Process Automation™ Forum, a Forum of The Open Group, that is working to create such a framework. The discussion will include specific utility industry challenges in plant control systems, and drivers for utilities to consider getting involved in this initiative. As you will learn on the webinar, there are seven different industries that will be potentially impacted by (and benefit from) the development of this standard, of which five industries have members already involved. Utilities are a key industry for the Forum, and it is critical to our work to have utility participation to assure that any unique utility requirements are included.
The webinar agenda will include:
- General problem statement and work done to date – Don Bartusiak, Chief Engineer, ExxonMobil
- Utility industry challenges and opportunities – Joe Weiss, ICS/DCS Cybersecurity Expert, Applied Control Solutions
- Overview of The Open Group and Open Process Automation Forum – Jim Hietala, VP, Business Development and Security, The Open Group
- Additional Information
Reference D185 Author(s) Don Bartusiak (Chief Engineer, Process Control, ExxonMobil R&D), Joe Weiss (Applied Control Solutions), Jim Hietala (The Open Group) Published 28 Feb 2017 Duration 57 minutes Type Webinars Subject Open Process Automation