Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of new input and output (IO) modules for turbomachinery control applications. These new modules are being released as part of the CENTUM VP integrated production control system

Installed on a CENTUM VP field control station, the new IO modules provide powerful features for the high-speed control and protection of turbomachinery. They have a highly reliable dual redundant configuration and an intermixed signal interface for handling both analog and digital data.

The IO modules come in two types, providing a comprehensive control solution for the power generation industry. The Servo Module is designed to control turbine speed by interfacing with specific sensors and actuators to manipulate steam and fuel control valves. The high-speed protection module is designed to protect the turbine from overspeed and other critical conditions by shutting steam and fuel valves.

With these new IO modules, CENTUM VP provides an excellent platform for the comprehensive and coordinated control of power plant turbines, boilers, and balance of plant facilities. Through such enhanced features, CENTUM VP is able to realize a wide range of control solutions for the power generation industry.