“My old control system is still hanging in there. How can I justify a costly replacement to management?” This is an age-old question, to which many believe: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  However, when it comes to Industrial Control Systems (ICS), this approach is often the riskier and costlier route for facilities. The
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The Process Safety Life Cycle and ANSI/ISA 61511/IEC 61511:  An Overview Champion Technology Services, Inc. understands the challenges plant managers face complying with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM). The ANSI /ISA 61511/IEC 61511 Functional Safety standard provides PSM regulated facilities guidance toward compliance, but is not a prescriptive
Project Management Blog
Champion Technology Services, Inc. understands that projects often come with headaches and unplanned surprises.  That’s why our Project Management team is dedicated to delivering solutions on schedule, on budget, and without surprises. We’ll identify risks, determine how best to mitigate those risks, and keep an open dialogue with you through the process.   For a
Choosing the Right System Integrator
You’re considering hiring a System Integrator for your company’s automation processes. But, where to begin? Aren’t all integrators alike? Not really. Below are a few questions to consider before choosing the right integrator for you. PEOPLE: Are the Integrator’s staff experienced and committed to your needs? If the System Integrator you’re considering isn’t talking about its people,
BOUNDARY PROTECTION Why is this important? The boundary under consideration is the electronic division between the industrial control system (ICS) and the enterprise network; think of servers and switches.  This boundary must be protected from undetected, unauthorized activity in critical systems. If boundary protection is weak, various threat vectors (pathways) may have access to interface