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Emerson introduces CIP compliance center

Emerson Process Management’s new Ovation Security Center helps power plant managers execute cyber-security measures for compliance with North American Electric Reliability Council Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

The security center is integrated into Emerson’s Ovation expert control system, which provides a centralized event collection, event correlation, and threat identification function for security-related events, Emerson says. Security events are collected from intrusion detection systems, firewalls, routers, switches, servers, workstations, and controllers. RS #300

BOSS DAMBRK offers advanced modeling

BOSS International, a developer of civil engineering hydrology and hydraulic software, offers DAMBRK, a one-dimensional hydrodynamic flood routing software.

DAMBRK software can model hydrodynamic flood routing, dam failures, storage effects, floodplain overbank flow, and flood wave attenuation. DAMBRK runs on Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. Both U.S. and metric units are supported. Product literature is available on the company’s Internet site, RS #301

System manages dam information

A new Internet-based system available from Oceanit features an integrated suite of management tools for use in enhancing and supporting dam inspection activities.

The INSPECTA Dam Information Management Module is designed to enhance existing inspection activities, says Oceanit. The module also can be integrated into existing systems, including geographic information systems.

The user interface feature of INSPECTA enables users to view upcoming inspections, overdue inspections, inspection schedules, backlog, and inspection progress.

Inspection information can be exported or e-mailed using the system’s web-based reporting feature. RS #302

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