Rudi Verberck - SAMGA (R) en Dirk Verschueren – Magion (L)
SAMGA NV, an Antwerp based company specializing in grain storage, dates back to the end of the 19th century when the port of Antwerp was the hub of the grain trade in Belgium. The 1st grain warehouse was already built in 1895. A 2nd warehouse was constructed in the 1930s and the last expansion dates back to the 1970s.
After years of intensive usage, there was an urgent need for a thorough renovation of the grain terminal. An ideal moment to update the process operations to current, contemporary norms and standards.
A few years ago, under the guidance of Rudi Verberck (SAMGA), and supported by his team: Bart De Jongh and Tony Steinfort, the vertical grain silos were thoroughly overhauled. In addition, for the storage and processing of dry bulk, a number of horizontal flat silos were built. To facilitate the (un)loading operations of these new silos, new conveyor belts and a hydraulic crane were purchased.
At that time, not only the mechanical installations were renewed, but it was absolutely mandatory to give special attention to the industrial automation of the terminal. For this, SAMGA consulted Magion because they are known as a trusted engineering office, specialized in process control & automation. The collaboration between SAMGA and Magion has been running smoothly for years, creating an excellent and trusted relationship resulting in a special project. To this end, Magion designed the SAMGA IT and OT infrastructure setup as an important part for the future automation of the silo operations.
The new design was drawn up to achieve a secure, future-proof and scalable OT infrastructure. Of course, the various site-specific components (including cameras, weighbridge, office network) that guarantee the daily operations of the terminal, were taken into account. The emphasis was put on a secure and optimal link between the SAMGA IT and OT environment.
Rudi Verberck replies: “This design, based on gap-analysis research and highly specific consultancy from Magion, has resulted in the development of an unique solution for SAMGA. Herewith SAMGA can continue its terminal operations with peace of mind and most importantly, SAMGA can look positively to a future where new investments will perfectly match the chosen solution.”
At Magion, you can always rely on our knowledge and experience to provide you maximum assistance and support regarding your industrial cybersecurity objectives. It is our goal to help our customers, using risk assessment and advice in reaching solution-based results. Magion helps you to realize a safe and resilient link between your IT and OT environment.
Would you like to know what Magion can do for your company and production process? Please don't hesitate contact us.
We all noticed that digital transformation has taken big steps forward. While we’re discussing Industrial IoT and Smart Industry, organizations need to adapt rapidly and build cyber resilience to face these new challenges. Technology took a quantum leap, faster than we could ever imagine. Offering endless opportunities and possibilities, it requires more attention for identifying and managing additional cyber risks in the Operational Technology (OT) environment.
What about the people and processes that need to adapt to these rapid developments?
At the end of the day there is still a lot of work to be done. Many organizations do not have a single point of contact when it comes to Industrial Cybersecurity. The gap between IT and OT is still there. Yet, we see both worlds making steps for further integration. There is a need for knowledge, vision and guidance to get both cultures aligned. We need to get away from simply solving cybersecurity incidents and take control of our OT Security management.
Improving your cyber resilience and protecting your OT infrastructure is key.
As IT and OT have merged in the past years, the operational environment has become more vulnerable for external threats. Cyberattacks have increased in number and in many cases have direct impact on crucial systems and critical processes. The attack on Colonial Pipeline has shown how vulnerable essential infrastructure can be to cybercrime. Further digitization within plants offers many opportunities, but at the same time requires security controls to be in place for the continuity of the vital and critical process environments.
It is about time to secure your OT.
Magion has been operating in the OT area for over 30 years. We have closely monitored the latest developments within Industrial Cybersecurity. Our main focus is on bridging the gap between IT and OT. What makes us unique is that we not only advice but assist and support with the implementation and integration (embedding) of Cybersecurity controls in your OT.
Would you like to know more about Industrial Cybersecurity?
Magion is happy to get you started with the right approach to secure your process control domain and making sure your OT processes are properly monitored, managed and maintained. We also provide training to your people to get a decent understanding of what’s required to make your OT resilient and robust to cyberattacks. Contact us and take the first step toward strengthening your cyber resilience.
Industrial companies are challenged in becoming more sustainable all the time and reducing emissions is one of the most important goals in achieving this. Environmental permits dictate the way in which emissions have to be measured, calculated and reported in order to ensure the continuation of the license to operate.
Magion has developed a solution which not only reports emissions according to the international normative reference EN 17255-1 for Stationary Source Emissions - Data acquisition and handling systems, but also sends real-time feedback to the control room.
This allows for direct optimization of the operation of the production process within the boundaries of the permit and enables cost savings by improving the efficient use of resources and preventing unnecessary fines.
Many of our customers are enjoying the Magion framework solution.
"The go-live of the ERS system at our Refinery has delivered real time visibility of our emissions bubble directly to the operator consoles. This gives significant advantages to the operators who can now make decisions based on live feedback from the plant."
Magion is happy to show you the possibilities of a reliable emission reporting system. In an hour and a half demonstration session, we can show you how such an application could work for you.
Our approach is based on a generic set-up, whereby we safeguard your specific situation and work process. Together with you and your specialists, we compile the package of functional requirements that the emission registration must meet in your case.
In addition to the fact that the reporting must comply with the applicable standards, we work closely with the persons within your organization who are responsible for reporting. We hear from them how they prefer to work with the application in order to arrive at a practical workable and user-friendly application.
Contact us today and make an appointment with one of our specialists. We are happy think along with you.
Are you struggling with extracting your data to obtain accurate reporting?
Advanced analytics is the solution that organizations like yours are now utilizing for gaining rapid insights into their overall operations to help you make split-second decisions.
Join us and Seeq for our upcoming digital workshop where we will demonstrate how collaboration and knowledge capture tools within Seeq Workbench and Organizer enable you to find the insights for continuous improvements in production results and margins.
Date: Tues, June 9, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM CEST | 7:00 AM GMT
Digital Workshop Agenda:
09:00 – 09:30 AM | Seeq Introduction
09:30 – 10:15 AM | Customer Case Study Demonstration – Presented by ENGIE
10:15 – 10:45 AM | Analytics Engineering Demonstration
We hope to see you there!
We’re proud of our 1st Bootcamp at Magion HQ in The Hague for an unique OT Cybersecurity experience.
Looking forward for the next session in our new Belgium office in Schoten, Antwerp on 21-22nd April.
This course is a merge between General Knowledge of OT-Cybersecurity (Day 1) and How to realize an Industrial Security Project (Day 2). TAPS/Magion provides training that covers the entire spectrum of industrial Automation and OT-Cybersecurity, but also provides knowledge that is unique and based on the experiences gained at multinationals over the last decades. This Bootcamp handles all aspects that forms the new discipline OT-Cybersecurity.
Would you like to know more about our next cyber security session?
Please contact us for more information.
On June 13th Magion will host a Seeq workshop at its main office in The Hague. Seeq is leading in providing solutions for advanced analytics using historical production data. These solutions offer a better insight into production data and ensure fast and substantial benefits. Optimization of production processes, reduction of maintenance costs and improvements in workflow processes, just to name a few.
This partnership brings together years of experience in the Benelux market with self-service analytics powered by big data and machine learning innovation.
SEATTLE – September 25, 2018 – Magion, a leading process control engineering company with offices in the Netherlands and Belgium, and Seeq, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, will partner to deliver advanced analytics solutions to their customers. The partnership will accelerate digital transformation and harness diagnostic and predictive analytics to enable greater operational efficiency and deeper insight across organizations.
Seeq software applications, Seeq Workbench and Seeq Organizer, enable manufacturing organizations to rapidly analyze, predict, collaborate, and distribute insights to improve production outcomes. Seeq is designed to run on-premise, on Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services cloud platforms, or in mixed on-premise and on-cloud deployments.
Magion has extensive experience and understanding of enterprise operational data platforms. Combined with Seeq’s advanced analytics solution, the partnership is a natural fit that benefits customers as they strive to get more value from their operations data. The addition of Seeq to Magion’s portfolio will augment their offerings for their OSIsoft PI Platform customers.
“The partnership between Seeq and Magion is a joining of thought leaders in advanced process data analytics,” says Magion CEO, Ricardo Giele. “Our clients benefit from this partnership as together we enable them to gain a better insight in production data which quickly leads to significant improvements in operations.”
“Thought leaders like Magion with local customer and vertical market expertise are critical to the success of Seeq,” added Will Knight, Head of Partner Sales for Seeq. “Our customers rely upon them to deliver advanced analytics solutions that provide insight and drive results.”
Magion and Seeq chose the timing of the announcement to coincide with OSIsoft’s User Conference, PI World EMEA. With many joint customers attending PI World and both of their company’s commitments to the PI platform from OSIsoft, it was a natural opportunity to highlight the capabilities that they bring together.
About Seeq Corporation
Founded in 2013, Seeq publishes software applications for manufacturing organizations to rapidly find and share data insights. Oil & gas, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, utility, renewable energy and numerous other vertical industries rely on Seeq to improve production outcomes, including yield, margins, quality and safety. Headquartered in Seattle, Seeq is a privately held virtual company with employees across the United States and sales representation in Asia, Canada, Europe and South America. For more information regarding this solution or production data reporting in general, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please visit www.seeq.com.
Magion is an independent engineering company based in The Netherlands and Belgium. Using a unique combination of process, process control and ICT expertise, the company operates successfully in several industrial sectors such as oil & gas, chemicals, water, and energy. Magion takes care of the engineering and implementation of advanced and suitable solutions in the areas of process control, safeguarding, optimization and production intelligence. Their specialists advise and implement secure and reliable infrastructure solutions.
The high level of repeating business which is generated illustrates the quality and dedication which is being put into the Magion approach.
Would you like to know more about our services in this regard?