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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.

April 2017

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: News|

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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March 2017

Kenexis Launches New Learning Center Portal

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Jim McGlone, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The team at Kenexis has further embraced distance learning and launched a dedicated portal for learning about functional safety and industrial control system cybersecurity. There are currently two courses available on the portal, with several [...]

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February 2017

Kenexis Arbor Fault Tree Analysis Software Preferred Client Preview Period

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Arbor, News, Sean Cunningham|

The Kenexis software development team is proud to announce that the newest application in the Kenexis Instrumented Safeguard Suite, Arbor is now in available for a free trial during our preferred client preview.  Arbor is [...]

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January 2017

Kenexis Presents SIS Safety Lifecycle Seminar in Beijing

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

Kenexis President and CEO, Ed Marszal, presented a training seminar in Beijing, China.  The seminar occurred during the week of January 16th.  The seminar was sponsored and arranged by the China Chemical Safety Association (CCSA). [...]

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December 2016

Design of SIS Bypasses

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Author, Edward M. Marszal, Safety Instrumented System, Services|

The mechanism for the bypass needs to meet the requirements of the IEC 61511 (ISA 84) standard.  The relevant sections from the 2016 version of IEC 61511 are as follows: 11.7.2.1  Where the SIS operator [...]

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Security PHA Review (SPR) and Security Levels

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Author, Edward M. Marszal, SCADA Security, 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 [...]

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November 2016

Achilles JQS Registered

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Fire and Gas Systems, Jim McGlone, News, Process Hazards Analysis, Safety Instrumented System, SCADA Security|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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BSides DC 2016 Cybersecurity ICS Work

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Jim McGlone, SCADA Security|Tags: , |

Recently, Jim Gilsinn presented at BSides DC 2016 about cybersecurity work on Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition). His presentation was titled: "What's the Big Deal with Assessing ICS/SCADA?" If [...]

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ICS Cybersecurity Professionals Needed

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Jim McGlone, News, SCADA Security|Tags: |

Kenexis is looking for industrial control system cybersecurity professionals to join a highly trained and dedicated team. Take a look at the job posting and let us know if you are interested.

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October 2016

Determining Shutoff Valve Leak Tightness Requirements

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Author, Edward M. Marszal, News, Safety Instrumented System, Services|

A prior blog on the Kenexis web site related to the requirements for tight-shutoff (TSO) for valves that are part of a safety instrumented function generated a lot of interest in the engineering community.  A [...]

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