Chris Smith, Author at Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Tue, 28 Jul 2020 15:36:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What just happened and why ? – Unravel the domino effect with SOEs in SCADA https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2015/02/17/just-happened-unravel-domino-effect-soes-scada/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:06:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/02/11/what-just-happened-and-why-unravel-the-domino-effect-with-soes-in-scada/ From at least the early 1990s when I discovered SCADA so to speak, I wondered what on earth SCADA meant by Sequence of Events and tended to reject the whole... Read more »

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Combining Image Capture with Monitoring https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2014/06/24/combining-image-capture-monitoring/ Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:49:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/06/24/combining-image-capture-with-monitoring/ I’d been looking around for an article on the relationship between image capture and more conventional measurement and instrumentation. In SCADA systems there have been instances I recall where image... Read more »

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Software Patents Determination of Interest https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2014/06/20/software-patents-determination-interest/ Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:06:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/06/20/software-patents-determination-of-interest/ I read in CNN Tech that a legal determination had been made referencing ‘computer implemented inventions’.  The judgement decision was against and Australian companies seeking legal patent protection for an... Read more »

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Playing DICE with Dr. Diesel’s Moteur to reduce CO2 Intensity https://blog.se.com/mining-metals-minerals/2014/05/12/playing-dice-dr-diesels-moteur-reduce-co2-intensity/ Mon, 12 May 2014 04:47:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/05/12/playing-dice-with-dr-diesels-moteur-to-reduce-co2-intensity/ When you look at causality between Carbon in the atmosphere climbing rapidly since the industrial revolution and seemingly going over the top of the ‘carbon budget’ (the point at which... Read more »

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Back to Bauhaus – with Windows 8 https://blog.se.com/it-management/2014/03/11/back-bauhaus-windows-8/ Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:09:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/03/11/back-to-bauhaus/ So far when I think of Windows 8 as a possibility for control systems visualization, I think mainly of the International Style and its Euro roots in Bauhaus and the... Read more »

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Are you ALERT or just waiting dear M2M machine https://blog.se.com/uncategorized/2014/02/10/alert-just-waiting-dear-m2m-machine/ Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:10:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/02/10/are-you-alert-or-just-waiting-dear-m2m-machine/ Are you alert, or just waiting for the situation to pass.  Are you alert for something which might happen, something perhaps with danger requiring your constant situational awareness, or just... Read more »

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Situational awareness: Man vs Machine https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2014/02/09/situational-awareness-man-vs-machine/ Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:40:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/02/09/man-vs-machine/ Alert ! – situational awareness, the concept of knowing a complex dynamic situation and being able to decide and act on it quickly, and more importantly, decide better and faster than... Read more »

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Grow Grow Grow ! https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2014/02/04/grow-grow-grow/ Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:10:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2014/02/04/grow-grow-grow/ Wednesday Jan 29th @ Wonderware, Irvine, CA: “Grow! Grow! Grow!” –  Jean-Pascal Tricoire as CEO Schneider Electric spoke eloquently about how in just 100 days or so, we Invensys were to... Read more »

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Remote Control Modes – Local vs Remote https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2013/12/17/remote-control-modes-local-vs-remote/ Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:50:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2013/12/17/remote-control-modes-local-vs-remote/ This amounts to a short note really. Nothing too mind bending, just the usual confusion with language we sometimes have…. Often Control Selectors and Mode switches are provided to assist... Read more »

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(Moore) Lawbreaking – In a P.E.R.F.E.C.T. way ! https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2013/08/06/moore-lawbreaking-p-e-r-f-e-c-t-way/ https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2013/08/06/moore-lawbreaking-p-e-r-f-e-c-t-way/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:38:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2013/08/06/lawbreaking-in-a-p-e-r-f-e-c-t-way/ In 2009 The DARPA Red Balloon Challenge made headlines, but I didn’t take a lot of notice at the time.  I didn’t see any red balloons either. However… In Oct 2012... Read more »

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Englebart and Bose As We Might Think and hear Mr Mouse.. https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2013/08/02/englebart-bose-might-think-hear-mr-mouse/ Fri, 02 Aug 2013 06:33:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2013/08/02/englebart-and-bose-as-we-might-think-and-hear-mr-mouse/ This last month, July 2013 saw the passing of two great American electrical engineers of our mum’s and dad’s generation. We read obits. about Amar Bose and Doug Engelbart, both pioneers of the development... Read more »

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Reflecting on IP/Ethernet protocol https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2013/02/12/reflecting-ipethernet-protocol/ https://blog.se.com/machine-and-process-management/2013/02/12/reflecting-ipethernet-protocol/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:07:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/uncategorized/2013/02/12/reflecting-on-ipethernet/ I started this blog post out after replying to a somewhat confused sales person about the use of the trademarked EtherNet/IP protocol with their local telecoms provider. “Could we order... Read more »

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