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22.08.2018

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Busy rail route operating in searing temperatures keeps on moving – with AKTOR and HIMA

Compact commercial-off-the-self (COTS) solutions make signaling technology between Athens and the nearby port in Piraeus run more effectively and safely.

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13.08.2018

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Making Level Crossings Safe

HIMatrix safety systems from HIMA have helped ERB Technologies save money and increase safety in an advanced electronic level crossing system.

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13.08.2018

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ERB Technologies: Making Level Crossings Safe

In South Africa, level crossings are a major, and increasing, area of risk. A Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) ‘State of Safety Report’ for 2016/2017 found a 25% increase in level crossing-related occurrences for the reporting period; unsurprisingly, this has led directly to a corr...

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19.07.2018

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InnoTrans 2018: HIMA takes COTS technology to the next level

HIMA, the world's leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, will be presenting pioneering safety technology for the rail industry under the slogan “Flexible. Proven. Off the Shelf." at InnoTrans this year in Berlin. COTS controllers with CENELEC SIL 4 certification ...

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03.07.2018

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HIMA-based signaling technology keeps the Luxembourg City trams on track

After more than a 50-year break, Luxtram reopened the Luxembourg City tram, which will eventually run from the city airport to Cloche d’Or business district. For the first phase of the project, the original signaling systems on the 3.5 km stretch between the Luxexpo conference an...

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28.06.2018

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HIMA strengthens its Embedded Solutions business segment with a new Innovation Centre in Kassel

On 27 June, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH inaugurated a new Innovation and Development Centre in Kassel, Germany, where a team of eight will develop new safety solutions based on HIMA's own chip technology under the leadership of Dr. Stefan Gölz, Director Technology Embedded Solutio...

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19.06.2018

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Frost & Sullivan recognizes HIMA as leader in Asia Pacific’s process safety industry

At this year's Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards, HIMA, the leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, is recognized as the best-in-class company which has continually demonstrated leadership excellence. For this achievement, HIMA is awarded the Gro...

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15.05.2018

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HIMA appoints Fabio Lodigiani as Group Vice President Safety Services

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH has appointed Fabio Lodigiani as head of the Safety Services business segment. As Group Vice President Safety Services, Fabio Lodigiani manages and coordinates the company’s worldwide service activities. HIMA’s lifecycle management and services are conc...

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14.05.2018

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After more than a 50-year break: The Tram is running again – with Mobility & HIMA!

Compact commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions make the signaling technology of the Luxembourg city tram fit for the future....

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08.05.2018

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Increase Profitability in the LNG Industry with Effective Turbomachinery Control

Turbomachinery plays a vital role in LNG production. However, concerns remain about the safety of such machinery. Uwe Bruckhoff, TMC application manager at HIMA, looks at how to prevent potential hazards – and explores the opportunities of improved turbomachinery safety....

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24.04.2018

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Smart Rail Summit: “COTS Has Long Been in Operation Worldwide”

It was the first event of its kind: At the HIMA Smart Rail Summit 2018, system integrators and OEMs discussed the challenges for the global rail industry. The bottom line? A smart partnership will determine the business success of tomorrow. ...

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17.04.2018

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First ever Smart Rail Summit: HIMA hosts international conference for users in the railway industry

From April 11-12, 2018, HIMA has hosted for the first time a conference for users in the global railway industry – the Smart Rail Summit. During the invitation-only event, about 100 participants from more than 20 countries discussed the current and future challenges of rail safet...

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27.03.2018

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ACHEMA 2018: HIMA merges safety and security on a single technology platform

At this year's ACHEMA trade fair in Frankfurt (Germany), HIMA is exhibiting their Smart Safety Platform under the motto “Discover Safecurity”. This is the world's first integrated solution that combines safety and security by uniformly tailoring hardware and software to each othe...

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26.02.2018

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Proactive security concepts instead of reactive defense: safety and security in industrial plants needs rethinking

The future of the process industry is digital, and this trend is being driven worldwide under the banners of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). Digitization creates many opportunities for plant operators to enhance efficiency, increase flexibility and make their plant...

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09.02.2018

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Holistic Approach for a secure last line of defense

At the ARC Industry Forum which was held in Orlando, Florida, from February 12 – 15, HIMA presented its comprehensive functional safety concept which offers maximum security by expanding the scope from the safety instrumented sycstem to its security-relevant environment....

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25.01.2018

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HIMA Security Advisory TRISIS/TRITON

At the end of 2017, the world's first successful hacker attack on a safety instrumented system (SIS) was discovered. Malware in a programming station (PC) modified older Triconex safety instrumented systems manufactured by Schneider Electric during ongoing operation. To do this, ...

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22.01.2018

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Rail 4.0: Digital Transformation in the Rail Sector

In the rail industry, processes and components are becoming increasingly digital. Therefore, safety controllers are designed with a focus on critical applications, such as railroad crossings, signal boxes, and rail carriages. Sedat Sezgün, group vice president for the rail segmen...

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22.01.2018

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Keeping Safety Systems Up to Date with Safety Services from HIMA

When organizations plan a turnaround for the maintenance of their plant, safety engineers also have to get involved with the work. They ensure that safety systems reliably provide functional safety after the turnaround is completed. ...

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12.01.2018

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Following the world's first successful hacker attack on a safety controller, HIMA elucidates the new cyberthreat

In late 2017 the ICS cybersecurity specialist Dragos announced that a safety controller (SIS) of a HIMA competitor in a process facility in the Middle East had been targeted by a new malware attack and successfully hacked. The SIS was compromised, leading to a shutdown of the fac...

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09.01.2018

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HIMA supports safe and secure operations at INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG

As a leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, HIMA has signed a long term service contract with INPEX to support the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems at the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia. HIMA is stepping up to provide a comprehensive safety servic...

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09.01.2018

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Secure oil supply: HIMA protects Europe’s biggest petroleum pipeline

HIMA is upgrading the safety systems of the Transalpine Pipeline to the latest state of the art. The Transalpine Pipeline operated by the TAL Group runs north from the harbour in Trieste (Italy) over the Alps and is one of the safest, most reliable and most important petroleum su...

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05.01.2018

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Safety assurance for gas storage facility

HIMA’s consulting helped APA to ensure that the functional safety management systems for gas storage were robust, effective, and aligned with industry best practices....

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16.10.2017

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OMV Schwechat - Successful turnaround

Petrochemical production at the OMV refinery in Schwechat (Austria) resumed right on schedule after intensive inspection and repairs...

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16.10.2017

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Successful turnaround

Petrochemical production at the OMV refinery in Schwechat (Austria) resumed right on schedule after intensive inspection and repairs...

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10.10.2017

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Successful turnaround

Petrochemical production at the OMV refinery in Schwechat (Austria) resumed right on schedule after intensive inspection and repairs....

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10.10.2017

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HIMA signs strategically significant railway industry contract in Indonesia

The leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, HIMA, has signed a strategically significant contract with Indonesian rail supplier PT Len Industri (Persero). The Indonesian company is state-owned and produces railway systems, including railway signal systems for the ...

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27.09.2017

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How Important Is Cybersecurity in Industrial Plants?

The networked world is vulnerable. It was only recently that the WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks crippled the IT at global companies, such as Beiersdorf and Maersk. Dr. Alexander Horch, Head of Research, Development and Product Management at HIMA, talks about the risks of c...

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27.09.2017

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Rail Industry: Don't Fall Victim to Cyberattacks

As more and more systems are automated and solutions become increasingly networked, there is a greater chance of cyberattacks in the rail industry. Rail operators should therefore choose safety systems that incorporate cybersecurity as well as functional safety. ...

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26.09.2017

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SPS IPC Drives: HIMA presenting smart package solutions

At this year's SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, HIMA is presenting package solutions comprising hardware, software and services. On 27–29 November, several models will be on display at Stand 440 in Hall 9, enabling visitors to learn first-hand how plant operators can benefit from HIM...

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26.09.2017

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SPS IPC Drives: HIMA presenting new SIL3 burner management system

At this year's SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, HIMA is presenting package solutions comprising hardware, software and services. A highlight is the reveal of the new HIMA Combustion Safeguard (HIMA CSG) “ready for use” burner management system. On 27–29 November, several models will ...

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22.09.2017

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HIMA presents smart COTS SIL 4 safety controllers at Nordic Rail in Sweden

Easy implementation for system integrators, manufacturers and railway operators....

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21.09.2017

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HIMA safety controller certified by TÜV Rheinland according to stringent cyber security standards

Advanced cyber security: HIMA’s HIMax safety controller has been awarded the new cyber security certificate from TÜV Rheinland. The test agency certified the processor and the communications module in accordance with international standards IEC 62443-4-1, IEC 62443-4-2 and ISASec...

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14.09.2017

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Hurricane Recovery-We're here to help you

We would like you to know that our hearts go out to everyone who has been caught up in the catastrophic damage caused by the recent hurricanes. Two of our own employees were also affected by the devastation, and coworkers from around the world have been donating generously to the...

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14.09.2017

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Hurricane Harvey: Let’s rebuild together!

We would like you to know that our hearts go out to everyone who has been caught up in the catastrophic damage caused by the recent hurricanes. Two of our own employees were also affected by the devastation, and coworkers from around the world have been donating generously to the...

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31.08.2017

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Smart Safety: HIMA adopts a new positioning

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH takes on a new brand image to adapt to the challenges of the digital transformation. This stems from a wide-ranging brand building process with the involvement of customers and staff worldwide. The result: with "Smart Safety", the family enterprise base...

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08.08.2017

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INEOS: HIMA solutions make cracker plant future-proof

As part of a plant upgrade in a very short time, HIMA safety controllers are providing extremely high availability for the steam cracker plant in Cologne, Germany....

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20.07.2017

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HIMA’s new direct UK and Ireland operation to be showcased at Offshore Europe

HIMA, the world's leading independent provider of technologies for safety-critical applications, is exhibiting for the first time at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen, UK, on 5 – 8 September 2017....

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13.07.2017

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HIMA announces Servelec Controls as UK systems integration partner for the Oil & Gas industry

HIMA is pleased to announce Servelec Controls, a leading independent integrator of mission critical control and safety systems, as an approved systems integration partner in the UK. Servelec Controls’ experienced and functional safety-accredited engineers have been installing HIM...

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06.07.2017

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Growth Opposite the Trend in the Industry

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH closed the 2016 business year with sales revenue of EUR 126.3 million, an increase of six percent compared to the previous year. An expanded range of package solutions for the process industry and positive evolution of the rail business were the main so...

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