Tokyo, Japan - April 12, 2018
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces the April 12 release of version R4.01 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) software tool for centrally managing large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices as well as manufacturing equipment.
PRM R4.01, an upgrade to R3.31, has been significantly enhanced with a new function that provides statistical data needed to identify the overall status of the devices in a plant. Through the provision of information that is essential for efficient maintenance and optimum operations, this new PRM release will help to ensure plant safety.
Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve maintenance efficiency by using software tools like PRM that can centrally manage large amounts of maintenance information and other types of data from plant monitoring and control devices as well as manufacturing equipment, and for quickly identifying device failures that could interfere with the safe operation of plants. To better meet such needs, Yokogawa has reinforced the functions of PRM.
With PRM R3.31, users have been able to access information needed to identify the operating status of individual devices. To address the need for a solution that would yield insights into the overall condition of the devices installed in a plant, Yokogawa has added a new status reporting function to R4.01. A new function that improves maintenance efficiency has also been added.
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PRM is a software package that centrally manages large amounts of status and maintenance information from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment. PRM supports major field digital communication protocols (FOUNDATION™ fieldbus, HART®, ISA100 Wireless™, and PROFIBUS) and can be used for devices and diagnosis and adjustment software tools from other manufacturers. PRM includes various maintenance support functions, including online functions for monitoring and diagnosing devices and equipment. PRM can work with the FieldMateR device management software for setting, adjusting, and managing field devices. Through FieldMate, the current device information stored in PRM can be checked in the field. For improved access to maintenance information, the PRM device information can also be accessed from any human interface station (HIS) linked to the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system.
Industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, pulp and paper, electric power, and wastewater treatment
Field device maintenance and start up, plant operation support
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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Plant Resource Manager (PRM) is a key platform for the Yokogawa Asset Excellence initiative which aims to improve operations and maintenance and maximize the reliability and availability of plant assets by achieving greater predictability.
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