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Distributed Control System



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CENTUM VP is Yokogawa’s latest integrated production control system, also known as a distributed control system (DCS). Nearly 40 years of knowledge and experience with DCSs has gone into its development.

CENTUM VP has a more intuitive human machine interface and power field control stations capable of processing data faster and more reliably.

Thanks to features such as a pair & spare CPU configuration, CENTUM VP achieves 99.99999% (seven-9s) availability.


The core platform for Yokogawa's vigilantplant Solutions

CENTUM VP is the core platform of Yokogawa’s VigilantPlant solutions, that are designed to achieve the ideal plant. CENTUM VP also is a highly reliable platform that provides system operators integrated access to intelligent instrumentation diagnostics and subsystem data.

CENTUM VP complies with the rules and requirements of the VGB R170C guidelines developed by
VGB PowerTech e.V., which represents the interests of power plant operators as well as power industry related manufacturers and institutions.

Newly 40 years and still counting

Yokogawa ensures the long-time support of its legacy systems and minimizes upgrade costs by utilizing existing systems as much as possible.

A number of CENTUM V systems dating back as far as 1983 are still in operation in industrial plants, which is a good indication of the level of long-term support that we provide our customers.

Different generations of the CENTUM series production control systems can be interconnected and interactively operated.

For example, the CENTUM VP system (2008 -) can control and monitor a CENTUM-XL system (1988 -) via a bus converter, and
bi-directional control and monitoring can be established between a CENTUM CS 3000 (1998 -) and CENTUM VP.

Our achievements over the years are well known. In April 2011, Yokogawa was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Distributed Control Systems for the Chemicals Industry.

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