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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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USEngineering offers dam monitoring tool

USEngineering Solutions’ new dam monitoring application DamWatch can help dam owners and dam safety professionals monitor, in real time, their dams. Information collected can be used to protect against hazardous, costly, and potentially catastrophic events, the company said.

DamWatch collects and processes data at regular intervals from weather and hydrologic sources, meters and gages, and other sensing devices. The software application then compares the data against internal dam databases.

When dams are experiencing a dangerous or critical event, DamWatch can alert personnel via any electronic medium, including cellular telephones and e-mail.

Additionally, customers can use DamWatch’s archiving and event simulation capabilities for hands-on training for emergency preparedness.

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Ludeca system aligns rotating equipment

Ludeca offers OPTALIGN® smart, a new laser system for aligning shafts and couplings on rotating equipment.

The product’s patented automatic continuous sweep measurement mode evaluates hundreds of readings during shaft rotation.

OPTALIGN® smart features an alphanumeric keyboard with navigation, menu keys, and help text to produce a screen picture of measurements.

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The product’s modular concept allows customers to design their own alignment system.

Ludeca is a vendor of preventative, predictive, and corrective maintenance tools, including laser alignment equipment.

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Thordon introduces new turbine shaft seal

Thordon Bearings Inc. offers a new type of seal for vertical or horizontal shafts in turbine-generating units.

Thordon says its SXL segmented seal is made of elastromeric polymer, which is resistant to abrasion, high impacts, and shock. The seal is an alternative to shaft seals made of carbon, which the company said can be brittle. As a result, Thordon says its seals are expected to last longer than carbon seals.

Thordon’s seal can operate at pressures of up to 101 pounds per square inch. The seal can be installed on either new or retrofitted turbine shafts.

Thordon says it can custom design seals for particular applications.

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