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Talking Industry #4 - Plant Safety and Security
Plant Safety and Security - 10am UK/GMT, Tuesday 9 Mar 2021

Safety and security may need rethinking in industrial plants. The future of process is digital, which creates many opportunities for plant operators to enhance efficiency, increase flexibility and make their plants future-proof. However, there is a downside: threats to plant security arising from rapidly growing and increasingly sophisticated cyber criminality, as well as increased risk of unintentional security incidents within.

Safe automation must now encompass more than just emergency shutdown and worker protection, but also provide effective protection against cyberattacks and manipulation.

Subjects for discussion

The three panelists will focus on three broad areas:

Rethinking the relationship between safety and security
- how safety and security are interlinked in a digital age.
- beyond emergency shutdown and worker protection
- effective protection against cyberattacks.

Increasing productivity through safety
- collaborative robots
- automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
- autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

Safety in large systems, integrated machines and production lines
- Designing risk out of a system from the start
- Risk assessment and functional safety
- Adding personnel authentication and authorisation
- Use of safety keys and interlock blocking

Eve Edwards, Commercial Manager, Fortress Interlocks. The machinery safety specialist at Fortress Interlocks.

Martin Kidman, Market Product Manager (UK & Ireland) - Safety Solutions, SICK Sensor Intelligence
Martin has been at SICK since January 2013 providing services, support and consultancy for industrial safety applications.

Jason Reed, Account Manager, Pilz Automation
Jason Reed is an electromechanical engineer who has been involved in the machinery safety industry for over 16 years.

Mar 9, 2021 10:00 AM in London

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