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Title: Simple network management protocol co- existence with hydrocarbon process automation communication real-time network
Authors: Almadi, S
El-Haddadeh, R
Jahromi, M
Keywords: SNMP;Hydrocarbon process automation applications (HPAA);Real-time network;Controllers
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EMCIS
Citation: Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, Izmir , 13-14 July 2009
Abstract: Hydrocarbon Process Automation Applications (HPAA) utilizes Real-time network connecting process instrumentations, controllers, and real-time logic control applications. Conventional practice is to dedicate a real-time network for process automation applications and prevent other applications from utilizing the same infrastructure. An important application that can help optimize, improve network performance, and provide rapid response time in network diagnostics and mitigation is Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This paper addresses the co-existence of SNMP traffic with real-time applications. The impacts of activating this protocol with the real-time HPAA utilizing high speed Ethernet network design will be examined. Empirical data for an implemented Hydrocarbon process automation system will be used to illustrate the interdependency of application performance, traffic mix, and potential areas of improvements. The outcomes of this effort demonstrate the co-existence of SNMP with HPPA, given special considerations (i.e., bandwidth, number of applications, etc.).
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