SIEMENS Process Analytics Products from Ives Equipment

SIEMENS Analytical Products

SIEMENS Process Analytics Products from Ives Equipment


SIEMENS Analytical Products and Solutions is a leading provider of process analyzers and process analysis systems. They offer innovative analysis technologies, customized system engineering, sound knowledge of their applications, and professional support. Ives Equipment and SIEMENS Analytical Products and Solutions is your fully qualified and preferred partner for efficient solutions that integrate process analyzers in automation systems in the process industry.


SIEMENS Analytical Products Include:
SIEMENS Analytical Products
  • Process Gas Chromatograph - MAXUM
  • Process Gas Analyzers - Series 6
  • Multicomponent Gas Analyzer - ULTRAMAT 23
  • UV Absorption NO, NO2, SO2 and H2S Measurement - SIPROCESS UV600
  • Chemiluminescence (CLD) Measurement of NO or NOx in Gas Measurement - NOXMAT 700
  • Laser Spectroscopy - LDS 6
  • Laser Spectroscopy - SITRANS SL
  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring System - (CEMS)
For more information, contact Ives Equipment.
877-768-1600

Hydrostatic Level Measurement Settings for SITRANS P320/420


SIEMENS SITRANS P320/P420 pressure transmitters are digital pressure transmitters featuring extensive user-friendliness and high accuracy. SITRANS P hydrostatic level technology can handle extreme conditions and is widely used in the environmental, chemical and petrochemical industries.  SITRANS P pressure/differential pressure transmitters are extremely resistant to chemical and mechanical loads as well as commonly occurring electromagnetic interference.

SITRANS P320/420 is the first pressure transmitter on the market to feature remote safety handling. The instruments’ remote safety handling via SIMATIC PDM saves time during SIL commissioning: rather than manually programming each individual device across a facility, operators can access transmitters from the control room. This reduces the commissioning time in applications requiring functional safety. Both pressure transmitters have an increased proof test interval over other devices on the market with testing periods of up to fifteen years rather than every two. This lowers maintenance costs significantly.


For more information, contact Ives Equipment. Call them at (877) 768-1600 or visit their website at https://ivesequipment.com.

Lead-Free Valves from ASCO and Ives Equipment



Lead is extremely toxic. Tight US safety regulations affect manufacturers of products such as drinking water fountains, reverse osmosis systems, coffee machines. and commercial kitchen equipment. A lead-free system cannot contain soldering flux with greater than 0.2% lead content, or more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead in the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures. Under the law, lead free is a cumulative concept.  In response, Ives Equipment and ASCO have coordinated to provide a range of valve choices that meet the new regulations, are NSF certified, and come in the industry’s broadest range of characteristics in terms of pipe size, pressure or temperature ratings, and flow coefficients.

For more information visit https://ivesequipment.com/leadfree.

Coronavirus Update


In response to the 3-19-20 order from the Governor of Pennsylvania mandating todays Closure of all "non-life Sustaining" businesses – I wanted to communicate that the Ives Equipment Corporation is continuing Operations.

Our King of Prussia Facility is not adversely affected by the announcement. We remain open to support our customers.

For the safety of our employees, most are working from their homes, however we are maintaining limited staff in our facility to continue operations. We are committed to social distancing and disinfecting our office daily. Telephone, Email and Business systems are cloud based enabling remote support. We continue to respond timely and are receiving, assembling and shipping products daily. We have millions of dollars of local inventory in King of Prussia and most of our suppliers are currently running as business-as-normal.
We appreciate your support through these challenging times.

Respectfully,
Terry Ives
Ives Equipment Corp.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Face New Ransomware Concern

Industrial Control System Ransomware

Dragos is a company that provides industrial asset identification, threat detection, and response to help organizations stay ahead of adversaries. According to Dragos intelligence and threat reports, it appears that a segment of code called Snake or EKANS, first recognized in December, 2019, has been designed as ransomware to target Windows systems used in industrial control systems (ICS). 

Ransomware is malicious software that will lock up data on a computer’s drive, then travel across the network and encrypt other data. The saboteurs will then demand payment in exchange for releasing the data. Whereas industrial control system machines are high-value targets (healthcare is the other high-value target) EKANS is unusual in that the malicious code uses targeted intelligence for control systems to first encrypt the root data (files are encrypted and renamed with random 5-character extension) and then ruin the software processes and hold the data hostage.

EKANS targeted companies and are sent a ransom note with the instruction to pay the ransom in cryptocurrency. There is an email address provided for contact/replies.

Manufacturing plants, power grids, and industrial concerns (such as oil refineries) are all targets of this malicious malware.

Another feature of the EKANS ransomware is it is programed to terminate sixty-four (64) various processes on computers – most of which are ICS specific.  This suggests the possibility that the EKANS may also share features similar to the Megacortex ransomware, which first appeared in early 2019.  Megacortex relies on a manual method of deployment rather than self propagation ransomware deployment.

It is still unknown whether the EKANS ransomware originated from state-sponsored hackers or via real cybercriminals trying to profit from industrial control system owners. It appears that it may be the latter, based on the most recent analysis of the nature of the ransomware – analysis by Dragos researchers.

It is wise to raise awareness with among everyone who touches your systems and it would be prudent to have someone within your organization (or a consultant) tasked with keeping data security protections current.  In addition, it is crucial to have ICS organizations rethink their cybersecurity leadership philosophy. In many organizations, the evangelists for cybersecurity are not equipped to exert influence in the company.  Cybersecurity is still treated as a back-office job, but it needs to be treated as priority by the organizational leaders.

Dragos adversary hunters recommend keeping ICS systems segmented from the rest of the network. In this way, if just one Window machine is infected, the virus can’t mobilize to the systems that control the infrastructure. In addition, standard practices such as backups, stored offline, and including the last known good configuration data will somewhat reduce the liability of slow recovery. Guardrails such as improved access and mechanisms for authentication will also help to reduce the risk of these increasingly troubling attacks on ICS systems.

More detailed information can be accessed here:
https://dragos.com/blog/industry-news/ekans-ransomware-and-ics-operations.

Article courtesy of:
Ives Equipment
www.ivesequipment.com
(877) 768-1600

An Energy Savings Solution for Domestic Hot Water in Hospitals, Hotels, Campuses, Governmental Facilities and Correctional Institutions

self-regulating technology
The Smart System: Perfectly heated water – no hot spots, no burnouts, no recirculation.

Self-regulating capabilities, environmental safeguards and a solid design make self-regulating technology the wisest choice, consistently maintaining your water supply at a prescribed temperature. The heating cable is fastened directly to the pipes, running their full length and creating a symbiotic relationship, which allows the cable to gauge any changes in water temperature. Sensing a decrease or increase in temperature, the conductive core then adjusts its own power output in response, and produces a consistent flow of perfectly heated water – no hot spots, no burnouts, no recirculation. The cable is designed to sustain nominal hot water temperatures of 105°F, 115°F, 125°F or 140°F.


Ives Equipment
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Philadelphia, PA: 610-768-1600
Baltimore, MD: 877-281-5678
York, PA: 717-227-1580
Washington, DC: 877-281-5678
Richmond,VA: 877-281-5678