Tokyo, Japan - November 20, 2017
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it will release an enhanced version of the STARDOM™ network-based control system in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. This new version of the STARDOM system will include a new E2 bus interface module that has been developed for use in FCN-500 autonomous controller extension units. This enables the construction of systems that have more I/O points and cover a wider area.
This new STARDOM version will be exhibited at the System Control Fair 2017/Measurement and Control Show 2017 TOKYO, which will be held from November 29 to December 1 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center.
STARDOM is a network-based control system that consists of the FCN autonomous controller, the VDS web-based HMI, and the FAST/TOOLS™ SCADA package. Since first releasing STARDOM in 2001, Yokogawa has continued to improve the functions of this system to satisfy its customers' evolving needs.
One such recent need is for the collective monitoring and control of applications where many different input and output devices are distributed over a wide area, in locations where conditions are often harsh. Other needs have included the reduction of wiring and maintenance costs while ensuring high reliability. Based on its twin goals of achieving excellent scalability and excellent reliability, Yokogawa has sought to satisfy these needs by strengthening the functions of its STARDOM system.
Comparison of expansion buses
|Extension bus interface module||Maximum number of extension units||Maximum transmission distance|
|Existing product||SB bus repeat module||2 units
(including the control unit, 3 units)
(Maximum transmission distance between units: 8 m)
|New product||E2 bus interface module||8 base units
(including the control unit, 9 units)
(Maximum transmission distance between units: 100 m)
Widely distributed facilities such as oil and gas wells, pipelines, and water and wastewater facilities
Small- to medium-size oil, chemical, iron and steel, pulp and paper, food, and pharmaceutical process facilities
Small- to medium-size wind turbines, steam turbines, and hydropower generation facilities
Monitoring, operation, control, data collection, and data storage
STARDOM is an open network control system consisting of components for control, operation, and monitoring functionality, and its ideal combination of the reliability of a DCS and the versatility and economy of a PLC is highly acclaimed. The FCN autonomous controller, the core of STARDOM, is robust and can be easily implemented in a dual redundant configuration. The controller is widely used as an intelligent remote terminal unit (RTU) not only in applications that require high reliability and versatility/economy, such as small- to medium-size plants, but also in oil and gas well (upstream) and pipeline applications. Since first releasing STARDOM to the market in 2001, Yokogawa has continued to improve the functions of this system to satisfy its customers' changing needs. Based on our concept of "Faster, Stronger, Smarter," we released a new CPU module in March 2016.
Yokogawa's global network of 113 companies spans 60 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. Targeting this segment, Yokogawa helps companies maximize their profits by offering a wide range of highly reliable products and working with the subsidiary KBC Advanced Technologies to provide premium solutions and services. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit www.yokogawa.com.
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Yokogawa offers multiple automation and control strategies, architectures, and solutions for every application size and complexity.
Yokogawa supports a wide variety of Fieldbus technologies, including conventional 4-20mA, wired digital networks, and wireless ISA100.11a.
The low power consumption model of the field control node (FCN) autonomous controller meets the demanding requirements at inhospitable remote locations which lack power.
Originating as the Flexible Advanced System Techniques (FAST) project, FAST/TOOLS today is a comprehensive, fully-integrated SCADA application suite. Powerful and flexible, FAST/TOOLS serves installations ranging from 50-point unit processes to multimillion-point offshore production and pipeline systems that extend over thousands of miles.