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Security PHA Review Video – Kaspersky ICS Conference

By |2018-10-18T08:18:37+00:00October 18th, 2018|Edward M. Marszal, ICS Cybersecurity, Process Hazards Analysis|

On 20 Sep 2018, Kenexis CEO Ed Marszal presented at the 2018 Kaspersky Industrial Cyber-Security conference in Sochi, Russia. The topic of the presentation was Security PHA Review (SPR).  The presentation provides a brief overview of the topic while highlighting a specific application - a oil pipeline pumping station.  This example was chosen because an [...]

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Setting up Security PHA Review (SPR) in Open PHA

By |2018-04-27T12:00:04+00:00April 27th, 2018|Edward M. Marszal, ICS Cybersecurity, OpenPHA, Process Hazards Analysis|

Kenexis Open PHA integrated software for performing process hazards analysis (PHA) such as HAZOP and LOPA includes features that allow a Security PHA Review (SPR) to be performed.  Open PHA utilizes an open and standardized data structure that includes all of the fields that end users in the process industries determined should be included in [...]

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Open PHA Premium Custom Report Generator Available

By |2018-02-05T10:23:40+00:00December 20th, 2017|OpenPHA, Process Hazards Analysis, Product Update, Sean Cunningham|

The Open PHA Development team is proud to announce the release of a new feature available to Open PHA users with a premium subscription, the Open PHA Premium Report Generator. If you have used Open PHA you're probably familiar with the quick print options to generate Microsoft Excel files from tables or grids created by [...]

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SIS Testing Optimization

By |2018-01-26T11:43:35+00:00August 29th, 2017|Process Hazards Analysis, Reducing Turnaround Cost, Safety Instrumented System, Todd Longendelpher|

Testing of the safety instrumented system (SIS) is a critical lifecycle task that ensures the proper operation of functional safety devices, identifies component failures that can be repaired and tracked, allows tolerable risk goals of the organization to be achieved, and maintains compliance with functional safety standards and safety regulations.  While testing of functional devices [...]

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Reducing Turnaround Time and Cost

By |2018-01-26T11:44:12+00:00July 26th, 2017|Jim McGlone, Process Hazards Analysis, Reducing Turnaround Cost, Safety Instrumented System, Vertigo|

In todays oil and chemicals market, time and budgets are strained to remain operational with a slight profit. Many facilities are making difficult operational and turnaround decisions to survive while possibly putting their operation at risk at the same time. There might be a significant way to reduce time and cost during operations and [...]

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1947 Texas City industrial accident

By |2017-08-29T14:56:36+00:00April 17th, 2017|Jim McGlone, News, Process Hazards Analysis, Safety Instrumented System|

Today, we remember the 1947 Texas City industrial accident. The picture in our office, reminds us daily that Kenexis exist to prevent these. ‬ Learn more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_disaster  

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Security PHA Review (SPR) and Security Levels

By |2017-08-29T14:57:37+00:00December 6th, 2016|Author, Edward M. Marszal, ICS Cybersecurity, Process Hazards Analysis, Services|

After reading an ISA article related to the application of Security PHA Review (SPR) for the determination of required security levels for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), as required in IEC 62443 [ISA 99], a Kenexis customer had some questions related to whether or not some cyber safeguarding measures make a scenario "non-hackable", and if not, what [...]

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Achilles JQS Registered

By |2017-06-25T19:58:08+00:00November 15th, 2016|Fire and Gas Systems, ICS Cybersecurity, Jim McGlone, News, Process Hazards Analysis, Safety Instrumented System|

Achilles JQS Registered Supplier Kenexis Consulting Corporation is pleased to announce that it is a registered, verified, and compliant supplier on Achilles Joint Qualification System (JQS) for the Oil and Gas Industry in Norway and Denmark. Achilles creates and manages a global network of collaborative industry communities, allowing trading partners to share high quality, structured, [...]

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Cybersecurity PHA Review

By |2017-06-25T19:58:09+00:00April 20th, 2016|Author, ICS Cybersecurity, Jim McGlone, Process Hazards Analysis, Safety Instrumented System|

Make sure to check out the cover article in ISA’s InTech publication. In the article, Ed Marszal explains: “Even though cyber-threats are not adequately addressed with existing process hazard analysis (PHA) methods, there is no reason to abandon everything that we know about process risk assessment and start from scratch. Instead, industry is extending tried-and-true [...]

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Analyzing for Cybersecurity Risks during HAZOP

By |2016-02-23T15:09:30+00:00February 10th, 2016|ICS Cybersecurity, Jim McGlone, Process Hazards Analysis, Safety Instrumented System|

Attached is a presentation on how to analyze hazardous process situations for cybersecurity risks during a HAZOP or an interim review. We would be pleased to assist you in facilitating this type of review with a HAZOP expert and an Industrial Control System Cybersecurity expert. https://youtu.be/DcOAycWNgIE  

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Brittle Fracture Hazards in Carbon Steel AMSE-Rated Equipment

By |2017-08-07T10:49:47+00:00January 20th, 2016|Kevin Mitchell, Process Hazards Analysis, Safety Instrumented System|

Whenever a PHA or LOPA considers a low temperature hazard for carbon steel equipment, the team examines the P&IDs and possibly the mechanical data file to find the mechanical temperature rating.  The upper temperature limit is usually shown on P&Ds with the corresponding design pressure (MAWP).  Less frequently is the Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT) [...]

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