Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of the R3.05 upgrade to Plant Resource Manager (PRM®), an integrated device management software package that can be used to centrally manage, monitor and diagnose plant field devices. With the R3.05 upgrade, PRM now supports PROFIBUS DP/PA
Yokogawa is a world leader in the supply of control and instrumentation systems to the offshore and onshore oil and gas industries. Key product sectors include Distributed Control Systems (DCS), safety systems, alarm management, data acquisition and field instruments. Yokogawa provides a wide range of oil and gas production solutions that are designed for maximum reliability while keeping personnel costs and business risk to a minimum and optimising the management of remote facilities.
DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS (DCS)
The CENTUM CS 3000 integrated production control system is Yokogawa’s flagship offering in the area of Distributed Control Systems (DCS). More than 18,500 systems have been delivered around the world for use in petroleum, natural gas, chemical, and other types of process plants. Yokogawa continues to introduce new functions with functional continuity, and realises an open architecture with high reliability. The latest version offers enhanced gateway functions to aid integration of the operation and monitoring of other vendors’ systems in an overall plant.
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
ProSafe-RS is the first truly integrated safety controller to achieve absolute integrity between distributed control systems and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). ProSafe-RS complies with the IEC61508 international safety standard and is approved for applications up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) three.
Major target applications are emergency shutdown systems and fire protection systems in plants in the oil, natural gas, petrochemical, and other process industries.
ALARM MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Yokogawa has developed the world’s first Consolidated Alarm Management Software Package for Human Interface Station (CAMS for HIS). This offers a real-time alarm management function that works in harmony with a distributed control system and provides multiple approaches to alarm management.
This system addresses the challenges presented by the fact that operators are being asked to respond to a greater number and variety of alarm and event messages as plants increase in size, control rooms become more integrated, and processes grow more complex. The new system will relieve operators from ‘alarm flooding’ and ensure that important alarms are not overlooked.
Yokogawa supplies a wide range of controllers, recorders and data-acquisition systems, supported by data acquisition and monitoring software. These units are fitted with powerful communications and web server capabilities, allowing their integration into complete monitoring and control networks.
Yokogawa’s DAQSTATION family of data-acquisition stations, for example, offer extended multi-channel acquisition at high sampling speeds and large internal memory capacity. Enhanced network functions include powerful web facilities plus Modbus/TCP and SNTP/DHCP communications, while the inclusion of a USB interface and the AddDataBrowser function from Yokogawa’s DAQWORX software suite provides flexible browsing capabilities.
The range of field instruments produced by Yokogawa includes pressure, temperature and level transmitters, flowmeters, valve positioners and controllers. Many of these instruments have FOUNDATION Fieldbus communications, and several meet the latest standards for safety instrumented systems.
Typical of these new instruments is the Yokogawa EJX910A multivariable pressure/flow transmitter, which provides measurement of six variables including differential pressure, static pressure and a range of temperatures. This unit is available with FOUNDATION Fieldbus capability along with a flow configuration tool using FDT/DTM technology based software.
VigilantPlant is a concept that brings together the company’s products and services to create an environment where plant operators and other personnel are watchful and attentive, well-informed and ready to take action.
Through solutions and services designed to help plant personnel ‘see clearly’, ‘know in advance’, and ‘act with agility’, the VigilantPlant philosophy eliminates unplanned downtime, improves asset utilisation, and allows businesses to adapt to shifting market conditions and customer demands quickly and efficiently. Concepts such as asset excellence and plant resource management combine with control and monitoring system to provide a clear path to operational excellence.
The latest version of Yokogawa's DXAdvanced DAQSTATION range of data acquisition and display stations - the DXAdvanced R4 - features a number of new enhancements including an advanced security option that provides 21CFR Part 11 compliance, multi-batch capabilities, a PROFIBUS interface and the ne
Yokogawa’s VigilantPlant Services Ensure Safe, Reliable, Environmentally Friendly and Profitable Plant Operations
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Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the release of VigilantPlant Services, the first-ever comprehensive package of automation service solutions that help manufacturers achieve safe, environmentally friendly and profitable plant operations in line with the Yokogawa VigilantPlant conc
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of the UT35A (quarter DIN size) and the UT32A (one-eighth DIN size), two entry-level models in the UTAdvanced series of digital indicating controllers. These new low-cost models, which replace Yokogawa's UT300 range, have a sequence c
Yokogawa Norway has received an order to supply an operator training system (OTS) for a natural gas liquefaction plant that is being built in Tananger (near Stavanger), Norway. The OTS is composed of the OmegaLand simulation engine and a safety and automation system (SAS) made up of t
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the release of the PST scheduler, an optional feature of the plant resource manager (PRM(R)) device management package. PST scheduler was developed through the vigilant integration partners (VIP) initiative by Yokogawa and four world-leading
Rota Yokogawa will be celebrating the first century of its successful company history in October 2009. Rota Yokogawa, which since 1995 has been part of the Tokyo-based Yokogawa Group, produces high-quality flowmeters for industrial applications. In 1909, the "Deutsche Rotawerke" was fo
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the release of an enhanced version of the STARDOM™ network-based control system's FCN-RTU low power autonomous controller. The functional enhancements to this enhanced version include the addition of support for the FOUNDATIONT fieldbus
The Yokogawa Rotameter RAMC flowmeter has been certified for use in areas with a risk of gas explosions and dust explosions. The instrument now comes with many Ex certificates that are valid in Europe, America, Australia, China and many other countries. The explosion protection for dus
Yokogawa Europe and SICK Maihak have signed a mutual distribution agreement covering products in the field of process analytical instrumentation. At ACHEMA 2009, both companies announced that, as the product portfolios of both companies are to a large extent complementary, this co-operation would
The Yokogawa ADMAG AXF magnetic flowmeter is now available with PROFIBUS PA communications, allowing its easy integration into process environments. With a market share of over 60%, PROFIBUS is Europe’s leading bus protocol, and PROFIBUS PA (with the suffix ‘PA’ standing for process automation) i
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of Real-time Production Organizer (RPO), a suite of manufacturing execution system (MES) platform packages that integrate the vertical production execution workflow across departments and empower decision-makers to organise their work quic
The reliability of Yokogawa’s Rotameter family of float-type flowmeters has been boosted by the development of a patented float-blocking indication system for the RAMC flowmeter that automatically detects any problems with the free movement of the float. Flowmeters based on the rotating-float pri
Yokogawa has announced that it joined the United Nations Global Compact on 5 January 2009. The Global Compact is a voluntary corporate citizenship initiative consisting of ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Yokogawa is the 76th participant in
Yokogawa UK has successfully completed a full replacement of the control and safety systems for BP's Wytch Farm oilfield project in Dorset. Developed by BP, Wytch Farm is Western Europe's largest onshore oil field, and is located in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas of the UK. The t
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Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the release of an enhanced version of the ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System, ProSafe-RS R2.02.00. This new version adds an output module for use with alternating voltage power sources and offers improved maintenance and documentation functions that
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the release of the DXAdvanced R3 data-acquisition and display station for networks: an enhanced version of the Daqstation series of paperless recorders. The new products feature a new customising function for the display, along with a recording functi
Yokogawa Europe and Rovsing Dynamics have announced a collaboration to assist upstream and downstream oil and gas producers to achieve operational excellence through automated, intelligent operation and asset management solutions. As a result of the new partnership, the unique Rovsing
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that Yokogawa Engineering Asia and Yokogawa Europe Branches BV Sucursal De Angola have concluded a frame agreement with BP Exploration (Angola) for its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) programme in Angola. Under the terms of the a
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed a strategic partnership agreement with JSC Gazprom Neft, a major oil production and refining company in Russia. Under this strategic partnership agreement, the first ever between an instrumentation manufacturer and Gazprom Neft, Yokogawa will introduce its
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it is donating a total of 15 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society following the May 2 cyclone in Myanmar and May 12 earthquake in China's Sichuan province. For relief efforts in these two regions, the company is donating 5 million yen and 10 m
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its DPharp EJA V2.5 Device Type Manager (DTM) has been certified for FOUNDATIONT fieldbus by the FDT Group, a world first. This certification marks another step forward for Yokogawa's VigilantPlant Asset Excellence initiative, allowing users
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released an enhanced version of the STARDOM network-based control system that complies with US gas industry standards and provides a new data-logging function for the FCN/FCJ autonomous controllers. These enhancements reduce costs by improving the effic
Yokogawa's popular digitalYewflo vortex flowmeter is now available via a new quick delivery service in which standard versions will be delivered to the customer within just three days from placing the order. "Yokogawa sets high value on customer service," says Norbert Kita, Marketing Ma
Yokogawa Plant Resource Manager Integrated with Pepperl+Fuchs FieldConnex® Advanced Diagnostic Module
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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the acquisition of Analytical Specialties, Inc. (ASI), a company with a unique gas analyser technology Yokogawa Corporation of America, Yokogawa's North American subsidiary, acquired all the stock of ASI on April 1, 2008. With thi
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of CENTUM VP, a new integrated production control system that will become the flagship platform for the VigilantPlant Operational Excellence initiative. VigilantPlant is Yokogawa's automation concept for safe, reliable, and prof
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The new ROTAMASS XR is the largest Coriolis mass flowmeter to be developed by Yokogawa, with a capability of handling a maximum flow rate of 600 t/h. Designed specifically to address the requirements of the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, the ROTAMASS XR also offers state-of-the-
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