Tokyo, Japan - August 15, 2023
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it will release an upgrade of Collaborative Information Server (CI Server), a product in the OpreX™ Control and Safety System family, with more robust alarm management, improved access to maintenance information, and expanded support for international communications standards. This solution will bring together large volumes of data from various plant equipment and systems to enable the optimized management of production activities across an entire enterprise, and provide the environment needed to remotely monitor and control operations from any location and make swift decisions. This new version of CI Server will be released on August 17, 2023.
Many different types of equipment and devices are used in plants, and the collection of their data plays an essential role in the swift detection and response to abnormalities in plant operations and routine maintenance. To obtain the data needed to correctly understand what is happening in a plant and efficiently manage its operations, it is essential to establish connections with all the different plant systems, equipment, and devices.
Yokogawa came out with the first release of CI Server in 2021. By integrating the handling of all kinds of data from plant equipment, devices, and systems, this solution facilitates the optimized management of production activities across an entire enterprise. With this latest upgrade to CI Server, the company has introduced new functions that enhance its connectivity with plant systems, equipment, and devices, and enable the integrated management of alarms and the use of field device data for such purposes as routine maintenance.
- OPC UA A&C message reception function
CI Server now supports the client function of OPC Unified Architecture Alarms & Conditions (UA A&C). This enables CI Server to safely and securely receive alarms, system state information, and other kinds of data from any device that supports OPC UA A&C server function, including third-party products.
- CENTUM™ VP and ProSafe-RS alarm receiving function through V net
In addition to the monitoring of plant operations, CI Server can now directly receive CENTUM VP and ProSafe-RS alarms through V net*. With the addition of this function, linkage with Yokogawa's CENTUM VP distributed control system and ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system has been enhanced.
- Linkage with Plant Resource Manager (PRM)
CI Server can now link with Yokogawa's PRM (R4.06 or later) and is thus able to handle and provide to higher-level systems all the information that is managed using this software package. By linking with data from multiple application programs, CI Server enables the comprehensive monitoring of field device status information, parameters, and other kinds of data.
CI Server alarm integration and linkage with PRM
*V net is a control network developed by Yokogawa that offers both high reliability and responsiveness.
Major Target Markets
Oil and gas upstream, midstream gas and liquid pipelines, petrochemicals, chemicals, renewable energy, power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, mining, iron and steel, water distribution, and wastewater treatment
Plant monitoring, operation, and control; data collection, provision, and storage; etc.
OpreX is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa's industrial automation (IA) and control business. The OpreX name stands for excellence in the technologies and solutions that Yokogawa cultivates through the co-creation of value with its customers, and encompasses the entire range of Yokogawa's IA products, services, and solutions. This brand comprises the following five categories: OpreX Transformation, OpreX Control, OpreX Measurement, OpreX Execution, and OpreX Lifecycle. One of the product groups that make up the OpreX Control category is the OpreX Control and Safety System family, which includes the Collaborative Information Server. With its various OpreX Control solutions, Yokogawa is able to quickly effect changes for its customers that lead to a transformation in such areas as management and operations, and provides highly reliable control technology that ensures high efficiency, high quality, and safe and stable plant operations.
Yokogawa provides advanced solutions in the areas of measurement, control, and information to customers across a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and food. Yokogawa addresses customer issues regarding the optimization of production, assets, and the supply chain with the effective application of digital technologies, enabling the transition to autonomous operations.
Founded in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa continues to work toward a sustainable society through its 17,500 employees in a global network of 129 companies spanning 60 countries.
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