El control de las correctas tuberías e instrumentación puede hacer una gran diferencia en términos de desempeño y rentabilidad. Yokogawa ha dedicado tecnología que pueda optimizar el desempeño de todos los elementos de una solución de tuberías, incluyendo compresores, bombas, válvulas y almacenamiento intermedio e instalaciones de distribución.


Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS) is used to ensure public safety, secure pipeline integrity, and reduce operating cost.

Customer Challenge

It is difficult to determine the safety of the operating pressure depending on the pipeline position.

Our Solutions

Yokogawa Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS) manages the “maximum allowable operating pressure” by monitoring the minimum, maximum and actual pressure at the beginning and end of each segment of the pipeline.


Customer Benefits

EPMS ensures operational excellence with cost-effective and secure pipeline management.

Enabling Technology

MAC scope for total pipeline automation and management solutions with precise measurement, reliable control and  advanced operator awareness.

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Pipelines involve tanks, valves, pumps, and other equipment that are geographically separated from each other. Unlike other processes, pipelines must be safely and efficiently controlled from an operation center that is sometimes hundreds of kilometers away.

And in a world of ever-expanding pipelines, incidents of gas and oil leaks are an on-going problem.

Enterprise Pipeline Management Solutions provides the means to handle many pipeline-related challenges including: the environmental impacts of gas and oil leaks; effective control of output to match fluctuating market demand; and rapid response to emergencies.

Enterprise Pipeline Management Solutions solves these customer problems.

  • The difference between the delivery schedule and the actually delivered quantity is unclear
  • It is impossible to meet sudden changes in the delivery schedule
  • It is difficult to accurately determine the amount of oil and gas flowing through the entire pipeline
  • We cannot determine the inventory and location of product inside the pipeline, making pipeline interoperability difficult
  • It is difficult to know the conditions of tanks and stations that are spread across hundreds of kilometers along the pipeline
  • We cannot quickly diagnose issues related to dramatic changes in pressure and flow
  • It takes time to detect leaks
  • It is difficult to centrally control the composition of the oil and gas, making it difficult to calculate unified flow data
  • Pumps and compressors run more than necessary, making it difficult to maintain safety and control costs
  • It is difficult to link other systems like the invoicing system, leak detection, or pipeline scheduler
  • With constant updates to the IT environment, systems quickly become obsolete
  • It is difficult to conform to safety standards

These problems were solved in a few months by building individual custom SCADA system software applications. At Yokogawa Electric, take the innovations developed at our facilities around the world and package them into solutions that we provide to our customers and continuously update to meet the needs of the future.


Yokogawa offers it’s Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS) a comprehensive suite of pipeline applications integrated with common supervisory and monitoring functions on a well-designed IT friendly secure Enterprise Operations Platform (EOP):

Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS)

Customer Challenge

Pipeline management systems are at the heart of a pipeline operations environment. Essentially they consist of a core supervisory and monitoring platform supplemented with specific gas and liquid applications that enable a pipeline operator to manage the delivery contracts and associated logistics in the manner that is most time and energy efficient.

The core platform covers functions like monitoring, alarming, trending and reporting, whereas the pipeline specific applications cater for functions such as metering, batch scheduling & tracking, leak detection, energy management and others.

Pipeline Assets


Our Solutions

1. Gas and liquid metering
Adaptable to the desired measurement methodology and the level of intelligence of intermediate devices like flow computers, RTU’s and instruments EPMS transparently manages the data exchange of parameters, measurement for gas and liquids as well as gas composition data and correctly processes the available inputs into normalized flow, volume and energy values.

2. Nominations and batch management
To ensure timely delivery of pipeline products EPMS manages gas nominations and transportation of liquids batches to multiple customers connected to the pipelines. For gas EPMS continuously monitors the received and delivered volumes at the receipt and delivery stations and compare these with projected nominated volumes for each station to timely identify any contractual imbalances. For liquids EPMS schedules and tracks the position of batches as well as anomalies like trans-mix or scrapers in the pipelines and monitors the inventory balances accordingly. The flow path management function ensures flow path alignment for station manifolds at storage depots.

3. Energy management
Energy is the biggest contributor to the operational cost for transportation of gas and liquid products through pipelines. EPMS supports the reduction of energy consumption through continuous calculations and set point advises/adjustments on compressors and pumps to operate as close as possible to the optimal efficiency point based on vendor specific performance tables and required state of operations. To manage exceptions for instance during startup EPMS allows assigning business rules at compressor/pump station level to manage load sharing, compressor/pump restrictions and alarm notifications. EPMS also records all key power statistics that can support to identify areas to reduce energy consumption.

4. Integrity management
Pipeline incidents can have a large impact on HSE conditions across wide geographical areas. EPMS and its application platform are based on API and ISA standards supporting compliance with the strict regulations from bodies like PHMSA based on control room management programs including improved alarm and HMI management. EPMS monitors the integrity of pipelines during any operational state by its leak detection, compensated volume balancing and hydraulic profiling methodologies.


Customer Benefits

Pipeline Management System Implementation Success

  • Better, faster implementation
  • Dedicated consultants and product support

Cost of Integration

  • Establish a standards-based and IT/Security compliant application platform

Reduced Cost of Ownership

  • Standard Technology
  • Scalable, Flexible, Reusable
  • Lifecycle management

Support of industry standards

  • Implement best practices from pipeline industry standards
  • Provide foundation for regulatory support and compliance

Future proof

  • Modern IT architecture hedges against disruptive technologies and trends
  • Increased process and data variety, volume, and velocity


Enabling Technology

System Configuration
D: Digital Signal, P: Pressure, T: Temperature, F: Flow, L: Level


Extensive Experience

Yokogawa has extensive experience in pipeline applications with an impressive track record as a world leader in automation and information technology.

Pipeline Management

Pipeline management solutions make it possible for pipeline operators to manage the delivery contracts and associated logistics in the most efficient manner in terms of both time and energy. The core platform covers such functions as monitoring, alarming, trending and reporting, whereas the pipeline-specific applications cater to functions such as metering, batch scheduling & tracking, leak detection, energy management and others.

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  • Solución Integrada SCADA con STARDOM y FAST/TOOLS  para el oleoducto multiproductos de Indian Oil Corporation.
  • El STARDOM facilita la visualización completa de los datos necesarios para las operaciones de tuberías seguras y confiables.

La compañía de gas natural GAIL Limited de la India integra todos los gasoductos de la India por un sistema FAST/TOOLS SCADA de Yokogawa.

  • El sistema FAST/TOOLS SCADA de monitoreo centralizado y control de gasoductos de la India.
  • Todos los datos de operación pueden ser utilizados directamente para la asignación y la facturación de gas.
  • La rápida implementación del sistema integrado de automatización de gasoductos
  • La integración completa del paquete de detección de fugas con un sistema de asignación, nombramiento y facturación.

One of the most common applications for differential pressure transmitters is flow measurement. DPharp differential pressure transmitters have some unique signal conditioning features to eliminate instability at low flow rates.


Floating-point format calculations have enabled physical quantities (in engineering units) to be used in calculations.


La configuración del transmisor de nivel puede tomar mucho tiempo. Los transmisores DPharp tiene la función de un software avanzado eliminando esta tarea que toma tiempo. Con talleres de mantenimiento cada vez más pequeños, la búsqueda de equipos que nos permiten hacer más con menos se convierte en una prioridad.

  • Effeciently controls the inlet valve and blow-off valve when the compressor starts and stops.
  • During steady operation, controls the inlet valve so that the amount of discharged compressed air becomes constant (flow control)
  • Surging: Load decreases, the amount of discharge flow and pressure drop, and a limit is exceeded, possibly destroying the compressor.

Risk management is crucial when expanding your business.


ISA100 wireless pressure transmitters


Remote leak detection for pipe line was needed to meet new environmental statute. However cabling earthwork is strictly restricted to protect land environment.


Recientemente, varios analistas del ARC Advisory Group y miembros de la gerencia tuvieron la oportunidad de sentarse con el nuevo Presidente de Yokogawa y COO, Sr. Takashi Nishijima, y varios otros altos ejecutivos de Yokogawa para discutir la presencia mundial de la compañía en la industria del gas y el petróleo.


Alarm management is not just a project that has a start and end date; it's a continuous cycle. Once the alarm system has been reviewed and improvements have been identified, we must check that controls are in place to ensure the alarm system remains functional. The key is to ensure that the system is continuously monitored and any changes are fully documented. There are seven key steps for alarm management. Rationalization is one of those critical steps.

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Tuning PID controllers can seem a mystery. Parameters that provide effective control over a process one day fail to do so the next. The stability and responsiveness of a process seem to be at complete odds with each other. And controller equations include subtle differences that can baffle even the most experienced practitioners. 


The worlds of process automation and production management have been converging for some time. What once used to be islands of automation and production management functionality connected through highly proprietary integration schemes that were costly to maintain have developed into integrated platforms that provide seamless data exchange between the world of automation and the plant floor, the functions of production and operations management, and integration with business level systems.


The automation suppliers that will be successful in the long term will be those that effectively address application or industry specific problems for end users with a value proposition that cannot be ignored. These problems exist throughout the process industries today, and they won't be solved by simply offering a product, but through a combination of hardware, software, services, application expertise, and knowledge.


In ARC's view, customers need a compelling business value proposition to justify investment in any kind of automation. Vigilance and VigilantPlant were created with this in mind. Yokogawa's vision with VigilantPlant is to create an environment where plant personnel and operators are well informed, alert, and ready to take action. 


Sólo el 5% de los datos se transfiere como información significativa, así que pregunta a Frank Horden, Gerente de Desarrollo de Negocios, del Centro Global SCADA de Yokogawa, Estados Unidos, ¿cómo asegurar que los datos de administración de las tuberías se traduzcan en conocimientos valiosos?


Eduard van Loenen y Frank Horden, de Yokogawa, describen la utilización de un moderno sistema SCADA como una plataforma de colaboración central para reunir las operaciones, el mantenimiento y las fuentes de información en tiempo real en un ambiente de visualización integrado.


Pipeline & Gas Journal, February 2014

The line of functionality between supervisory control and data acquisition and distributed control system is blurring.  These two traditionally disparate technologies are now seen as competitors in similar application environments.


Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have been part of the process industries for many decades and cyber security measures need to grow as technology advances. SCADA systems are used in oil and gas pipeline and other remote control and monitoring applications, such as electrical transmission and distribution, and water/wastewater.




How much do you know about pressure transmitters? Are you accurately, quickly and reliably measuring pressure? Ultimately, the drive of any good pressure transmitter is to get an accurate, reliable pressure measurement to the data user quickly. This video gives you the answers to your basic questions about pressure and pressure transmitters.


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