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We provide news and content to improve the knowledge, awareness, and safety of process facilities. Our focus is from hazard analysis to safety instrumented systems, and industrial control system networks including security, performance, and reliability. We hope you find the content beneficial.

October 2017

Open PHA – Introduction

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Author, Edward M. Marszal, OpenPHA, Products|

FREE HAZOP/LOPA Software! Now that I've got your attention... Kenexis has developed a best-in-class software application for the facilitation and recording of process hazards analysis (PHA) studies.  This software, called Open PHA™, is a leap [...]

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Derivation of PFD Equations for SIL Verification

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Arbor, Author, Edward M. Marszal, News, Products, Safety Instrumented System, Services, Vertigo|

Have you ever wondered where the equations that are used to calculate probability of failure on demand for SIL verification came from?  In this video, Kenexis CEO Ed Marszal goes the white board to show [...]

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September 2017

SIS Testing Optimization – Reducing Turnaround Costs Presentation

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|

Kenexis is focusing on helping process companies to reduce costs.  SIS testing can have a large impact of costs of turnarounds.  When SIS testing prolongs turnarounds because it is performed at the end of the [...]

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Kenexis Presents SIS Training in Nanjing

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|

Kenexis President Ed Marszal just completed a two-day training class on the SIS safety lifecycle in Nanjing China.  The course was attended by more than 40 participants. The Nanjing Eye Bridge. A pedestrian walkway [...]

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SIS Overview and Awareness Online Course

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Jim McGlone, News, Training|

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Safety Instrumented Systems Overview and Awareness to the Kenexis Online Training Center. This course provides an online self-paced overview and awareness level of SIS design [...]

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August 2017

Control System SIEM Implementation

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: ICS Cybersecurity, ICS Design and Implementation, Jim Gilsinn, Jim McGlone|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Network appliances like firewalls and switches, have software (commonly referred to as firmware) on them that monitor and log security events. Unfortunately, the logs are rarely read by anyone. In fact, most people have never [...]

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SIS Testing Optimization

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Process Hazards Analysis, Reducing Turnaround Cost, Safety Instrumented System, Todd Longendelpher|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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July 2017

Do you really know the worst case for atmospheric dispersion of a gas release?

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Fire and Gas Systems, Kevin Mitchell, News|

Dispersion of an elevated release Often atmospheric dispersion models are needed to determine the potential for a gas release to impact workers or the public.  This is typically encountered during Fire & Gas [...]

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Reducing Turnaround Time and Cost

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Jim McGlone, Process Hazards Analysis, Reducing Turnaround Cost, Safety Instrumented System, Vertigo|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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