Yokogawa Receives SICE Awards

Tokyo, Japan - December 3, 2015

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has received the Award for New Products and the International Standardization Award: Achievement Prize from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)*1. The awards were presented on October 27. Encouraged by this, Yokogawa will continue working to develop and bring new products to market.

Details about these awards follow.

Award for New products

The Award for New Products is given to SICE member organizations who have released a new product in the previous two calendar years that represents a significant advance in any one of the science & technology fields or industries in which SICE is involved.

- Highly reliable gas flow rate calculation through integration between the DPharp EJX multivariable transmitter and the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system

Yokogawa developed functions that comply with the AGA8*2 standard for calculating the compressibility of natural gas, and expanded its natural gas flow rate measurement solutions by introducing them in its transmitters and controllers in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2013, Yokogawa successfully implemented a solution that made combined use of Modbus*3 communication type DPharp EJX multivariable transmitters and a ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system that was capable of performing gas flow rate calculations. This ensured not only highly precise and reliable gas flow rate measurement, control, and data management, but also proved to be a cost-effective plant safety solution that conforms to functional safety standards. For this contribution to the natural gas industry, SICE presented this award to Yokogawa.

International Standardization Award: Achievement Prize

The International Standardization Award: Achievement Prize is given to individuals and organizations who have significantly contributed to a field in which SICE is involved through the establishment of international standards.

- Tetsuo Takeuchi (Yokogawa Electric Corporation)

International standards:

  • IEC 61804-2 Ed.3.0 (CDV) Function blocks (FB) for process control and EDDL - Part 2: Specification of FB concept
  • IEC/TR 62453-41 Ed.2.0 (1CD) Field device tool (FDT) interface specification - Part 41: Object model integration profile - Common object model
  • IEC 62769-1 Ed.1.0 (CDV) Devices and integration in enterprise systems; Field Device Integration - Part 1: Overview

Over the years, Tetsuo Takeuchi has greatly contributed to the development of the FDT software communication interface between field instrument applications and plant control systems. He is an executive committee member of the FDT Group, which is an association for disseminating the FDT technology, and has played a leading role in the global FDT engineering community. In recent years, he has also been involved in the SC65E/WG4 and IEC SC65E/WG7 working groups to establish the IEC 61804, IEC 62769, and IEC 62453 standards on the use of FDT and other technologies to integrate field instrument applications. These efforts were recognized by SICE and led to the winning of this award.

*1 The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) was founded in 1961 to promote collaboration among scientists and engineers from various fields. In such areas as measurement, control, and information systems, SICE is working hard to address issues faced by the oil, petrochemicals, iron and steel, chemicals, telecommunications, and other industries. Since its establishment, SICE has supported advanced academic research in Japan.

*2 AGA8 is a standard for calculating the compressibility of natural gas that was developed by the American Gas Association (AGA), and is used in many regions around the world, including the Americas and the Middle East. It meets the need for high-precision measurement of natural gas flow rate in high-pressure wells and pipelines.

*3 An industrial communications protocol developed by the U.S. company Modicon (now owned by Schneider Electric).


About Yokogawa

Yokogawa's global network of 88 companies spans 56 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.5 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit www.yokogawa.com.

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