exida Recorded Webinars

OPC (Open Platform Communications) and Safe Operation

Recording Date: November 2021

OPC is an essential standard for industrial communications that enables universal connectivity and interoperability. It started in 1996 and has been part of numerous industrial systems and architecture for years. 

While many use the OPC or OPC derived software and system architecture in the operation, not many would actively relate OPC with safety. This webinar hopes to discuss a few of the concepts within OPC and map those to functional safety, alarm management and cybersecurity for industrial systems.

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About the Presenter:

Paul Chan, CFSP

Paul Chan Paul Chan was educated at the University of Hong Kong, majoring in Biochemistry while minoring in Biology and Economics. He finished a project on RNA Bioinformatics and helped in setting up an RNA database. He had experience with Python programming language and UNIX OS system. He later finished a master’s degree in English Literary Studies and finished a few creative projects. However he rekindled his passion for Science and the technical field, and joined exida in the summer of 2014, when he was immediately put onto the SRIP project (HAZOP and SIL selection workshop) in Seoul. Later he had extensive experience with SIL verification with notable clients like ConocoPhillips and Cristal. He received his CFSP certification in Sep 2015.