Plant Information Management System (Exaquantum)

Exaquantum is one of the most comprehensive Plant Information Management Systems (PIMS) available for process industries. Exaquantum can acquire data from all facets of a process and transform that data into easily usable, high-value, widely distributed information.

The data then becomes an integral part of the set of tools used by the business in vital decision-making processes.

Exaquantum Overview

Exaquantum R3.50 Enhancements (January 2024)

  • OPC UA Support
    Saved data in Exaquantum can be provided each client package, user application via OPC UA interface. Also, custmer's security requirement can be met.
  • Software and application environment
    • Windows 10 Enterprise 2021 LTSC (64-bit)
    • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2021 LTSC (64-bit)
      LTSC : Long-Term Servicing Channel
    • iOS 14.x or later (for Tablet environment)
      Tablet supported for Exaquantum/Web of R3.01 or later.

Overview

Exaquantum is Yokogawa’s plant historian suite that provides a central database from which information can be extracted and presented to users throughout the organisation, enabling them to achieve safe, reliable and optimal plant operations. Exaquantum turns data into actionable information, enabling the smooth running and optimization of process operations.

  • Easy business-wide information distribution
  • Plant data is enhanced and used throughout the business
  • Data can be accessed from multiple Process Control Systems
  • Provision of long-term history
  • Event-triggered processing of data into business information
  • Time-resolved event history
  • An integrated platform
  • Exaquantum runs on the MS Windows platform, using industry standard technologies


Exaquantum-WebDataTrend

Exaquantum / Web Data Trend


About OpreX

OpreX is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa’s industrial automation (IA) and control business and stands for excellence in the related technology and solutions. It consists of categories and families under each category. This product belongs to the OpreX Asset Operations and Optimization family that is aligned under the OpreX Transformation category.

Detalles

Functionality

Exaquantum delivers a wide range of functionality suitable for many different production environments. The following list covers the major functional groups as a high-level indication of the capabilities available:

  • Interfacing with plant data systems using industry standard OPC (including OPC UA)
  • Automatic database configuration and management, based on PCS configuration
  • Dynamic plant data hierarchy
  • Comprehensive job-directed and type-specific historization, archiving and aggregation of many data types
  • Extensive data management
  • Flexible, scheduled and ad-hoc reporting including embedded Microsoft Excel, Word, Internet/Intranet and other applications
  • Comprehensive trending facilities for real time and historical data
  • Data analysis ranging from standard calculations to complex user defined functions
  • User role dependent information display and security
  • Closing functions based on the plant's production calendar, including automatic and manual data correction
  • Statistical quality and process control
  • Powerful user interface available via thick client (Exaquantum/Explorer), web-enabled thin client (Exaquantum/Web) and an Excel add-in
  • Extensive information exchange with other applications (CSV, OLE DB and APIs')
  • Alarm and event handling
  • Automatic system administration and documentation
  • Exaquantum/Web allows users to connect to Exaquantum systems using Internet technology
  • Suitable for Apple and Windows Devices
    - 7 inches or larger
    - Touch Friendly
    - Pinch and Zoom Gestures supported
    - Scalable Graphics

Exaquantum/Web viewed on a Tablet

Exaquantum/Web viewed on a Tablet

Features

Exaquantum maximizes the benefits of Microsoft Windows technology in a way that achieves the 'openness' and 'interoperability' to integrate business operations across the organization

  • Automatic database equalization ensures Exaquantum always reflects the current status of the plant
  • Historical database and real time database seamlessly provide comprehensive information about all aspects of the plant in real time or historical form
  • Business historian with optimized archiving and aggregation of raw and derived data ensures minimum use of storage media without loss of information
  • Closing calculations are performed according to user defined rules based on the following:
  • Plant production calendar for batch and continuous processes with authorized correction
  • Automatic recalculation (re-closing) and signing off for automatic inclusion in reports
  • Production calendar can accommodate any time period and supports daylight saving
  • Exaquantum provides an extremely powerful and flexible analysis and reporting facility. Drag & drop techniques enable comprehensive displays and reports to be created without programming. Displays can include dynamic graphics, trends, mimics, graphs, charts, spreadsheets, text, alarm & events, tabulated data and embedded objects. Simple scripting is available for users to create any number and complexity of calculations
  • OLE DB and API component technology provides extensive information exchange with other applications for inclusion in reports, distributing information etc. (e.g. Internet/Intranet for sharing reports with remote sites, inclusion of CCTV or sound in displays, obtaining up to the minute commodity values)
  • Comprehensive trending facilities provide real time and historical, single or multi-trend groups. Historical trends will seamlessly span recent and archived data
  • Data quality embraces confidence and consistency ratings that are propagated throughout calculations

Exaquantum Web XY Plot

Exaquantum Web XY Plot

Exaquantum employs Microsoft Windows based client/server architecture with direct interfaces to plant data systems and business systems. This architecture enables applications from small single process installations to very large plant-wide systems. By integrating data from across a whole plant it is possible to serve many diverse users configured from the same basic components.

Exaquantum Overview

Exaquantum Overview

 
 

Benefits

Enhanced, seamless information flow within and between plant systems and business applications

  • Automated instantaneous reporting
  • Integrated information from plant data and business systems
  • Aids Measurement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Automatic database configuration and updating
  • Rapid and simple implementation
  • Industry standard Microsoft Windows operating system

Exaquantum has a very clear business-directed focus to integrate data across an enterprise, delivering operational information to the whole business. Exaquantum provides industry with powerful plant information management, covering both business and process control domains. It eliminates the gap between business systems and process control by integrating information to meet complex business requirements.

Exaquantum provides the basis for Plant Information Management Systems (PIMS) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) that delivers business benefits to users in the Hydrocarbons, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Drink, Manufacturing and other continuous or batch processing industries. This is achieved by integrating data from all facets of the business, then transforming these into usable, high-value business information, which can be used as part of the enterprise's vital decision support tool set.

System Architecture

system architecute

Support Information

Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel Version support

The operation has already confirmed by the following version.

 
Windows 10 Enterprise
Version 21H1 21H2 22H2
End of Service by Microsoft Dec. 13, 2022 Jun. 11, 2024 Oct. 14, 2025
Exaquantum Revision 3.20 (*1) (*1) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.30 (*1) (*1) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.40 (*1) (*1) OK(*2)
Exaquantum Revision 3.50 (*1) (*1) OK(*2)
                                
Windows 10 Pro
Version 21H1 21H2 22H2
End of Service by Microsoft Dec. 13, 2022 Jun. 13, 2023 Oct. 14, 2025
Exaquantum Revision 3.20 (*1) (*1) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.30 (*1) (*1) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.40 (*1) (*1) OK(*2)
Exaquantum Revision 3.50 (*1) (*1) OK(*2)

 

Windows 11 Semi-Annual Channel Version support

The operation has already confirmed by the following version.

Windows 11 (64bit) Enterprise
Version 21H2 22H2 23H2
End of Service by Microsoft Oct. 8, 2024 Oct. 14, 2025 Nov. 10, 2026
Exaquantum Revision 3.20 N/A(*3) N/A(*3) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.30 N/A(*3) N/A(*3) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.40 OK(*2) OK(*2) OK(*2)
Exaquantum Revision 3.50 OK(*2) OK(*2) OK(*2)
                                
Windows 11 (64bit) Pro
Version 21H2 22H2 23H2
End of Service by Microsoft Oct. 10, 2023 Oct. 8, 2024 Nov. 11, 2025
Exaquantum Revision 3.20 (*1) N/A(*3) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.30 (*1) N/A(*3) N/A(*3)
Exaquantum Revision 3.40 (*1) OK(*2) OK(*2)
Exaquantum Revision 3.50 (*1) OK(*2) OK(*2)

OK: Available, N/A: Not Available
(*1) Support ended with end of support by Microsoft
(*2) Only Exaquantum Client can be installed
(*3) Upgrading to Exaquantum Revision 3.40 or later is required

Microsoft 365 support

The operation has already confirmed by the following version. 

     
Microsoft 365
Version 2102 2108 2204 2209 2301 2308
Exaquantum Revision 3.20 OK OK N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exaquantum Revision 3.30 OK OK OK N/A N/A N/A
Exaquantum Revision 3.40 OK OK OK OK OK OK
Exaquantum Revision 3.50 N/A N/A N/A OK OK OK

Updated : Jun 11, 2024

Recursos

Descripción General:
  • Yokogawa supplied an integrated boiler and turbine control, monitoring and protection system for each of the four generating units in a coal-fired power plant in Australia.
  • Yokogawa also delivered two high fidelity operator training simulators for this plant.
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  • Highlyadvanced biopharmaceutical plant uses CENTUM, VP Batch, Exaquantum and PRM.
  • Total system integration for large-scale biotech production facility.
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  • CENTUM CS 3000 and Exaquantum PIMS improve production efficiency at Chinese synthetic rubber plant.
  • Exaquantum provides data on long-term trends needed to make improvements to plant processes.
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  • La implementación rápida de la integración de los sistemas CENTUM CS 3000 y ProSafe-RS.
  • El sistema altamente confiable CENTUM CS 3000 también ha ayudado a TOL a mantener una alta productividad en esta planta.
Industrias:
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  • Yokogawa's CENTUM CS 3000 DCS Monitors and Controls Operations at Poultry Litter-to-energy Plant
  • The boiler and turbine startup procedures reduces operator workload and helps to ensure a smooth and safe startup
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  • Las soluciones integradas de Yokogawa controlan los procesos de FGD en la central eléctrica más grande de Rumania
  • Las emisiones de SO2 y partículas de polvo son controlados dentro de los estándares medioambientales de la Unión Europea.
Industrias:
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  • At the company's Ulsan resin plant, six Exaquantum servers were connected to CENTUM CS 3000 and other vendor's systems.
  • KKPC needed to expand its SBC capabilities and improve production efficiency at its plants.
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  • Installation of Exaquantum PIMS package improves efficiency of process data management.
  • Improve quality and yield through proactive maintenance of plant assets.
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  • El CENTUM CS 3000 juega un papel clave en los aceites de desecho de Malasia del proyecto de diésel.
  • Yokogawa propone suministrar sus sistemas y servicios como el proveedor principal de instrumentos.
Descripción General:
  • CENTUM CS 3000 Reemplaza el Sistema Legacy para la Planta de Energía de Residuos Más Grande de París
  • El Exaquantum se utiliza para el cálculo del desempeño de la planta y para generar los informes necesarios para optimizar las operaciones y demostrar el cumplimiento regulatorio
Descripción General:
  • Exaquantum Achieves $2 Million in Annual Savings for CENIBRA Pulp & Paper Plant.
  • Following an upgrade to the CENTUM CS 3000 Production Control System, leading pulp and paper supplier CENIBRA saw the potential for further savings and efficiencies through tighter control of the production process.
Industrias:
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Eraring Power Station, located just north of Sydney, is one of the largest power stations in Australia, comprising four 660MW coal-fired units. The power station has operated reliably since 1981. To ensure continued reliability for the next few decades, Eraring Energy, the owner of the power plant, decided to replace the original hard-wired control equipment with a modern integrated control and monitoring system (ICMS).

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  • Innovative GEOLIDE waste water treatment complex in Marseille uses CENTUM and Exaquantum. 
  • The visualization of all data on items such as motor and pump operating time and chemical consumption amount allows operators to optimize key operation items.
Industrias:
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  • Easy-to-use report system
  • Electric power demand monitoring screen with enhanced real-time capability
  • Monitoring screens for estimated free calcium oxide content
  • Automatic production control ranging from schedule to instructions, current status display, actual data collection, and report output
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  • Yokogawa Proporciona CENTUM CS 3000 y ProSafe-RS para la Terminal de LNG Más Grande de Europa
  • El simulador de entrenamiento de operador de la planta (OTS) OmegaLand de Yokogawa ayuda a reducir costos, optimizar los procesos de las terminales de LNG.
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  • Yokogawa provides CENTUM CS 3000, Exaquantum and PRM solutions for China's largest refinery/petrochemical complex.
  • Process data management by Exaquantum is a key issue in the petrochemical complex.
Industrias:
Descripción General:
  • Yokogawa recibe la concesión para la transición urgente de la planta DCS de BP Sharjah.
  • Yokogawa fue seleccionada por BP como el principal contratista de automatización (MAC) para un proyecto para reemplazar el DCS existente de la planta de Sharjah con el CENTUM VP de Yokogawa.
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  • Yokogawa's CENTUM VP and PRM improve efficiency at new nylon plant in Thailand.
  • At the plant startup stage, PRM was used together with FieldMate to thoroughly check all loops.
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Rousselot Ghent won Belgium Factory of the Future Award. Yokogawa has supported Rousselot with automation systems since 1993.

Data of 20,000 tags gathered by Exaquantum helped to find the ideal production parameters.

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Yokogawa Technical Report
Descripción General:

Improved plant operation efficiency and reduced maintenance costs based on appropriate predictive maintenance are the common objectives that need to be achieved in every manufacturing domain. Exaquantum is positioned above the Process Control System (PCS) layer and gathers and stores huge volumes of process and laboratory data over long terms.

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Most, if not all, pharmaceutical companies today are moving towards a paperless reporting structure. This article examines FDA's 21 CFR Part 11 regulations, which relate to technical and procedural compliance for electronic records and signatures.

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ARC believes that by implementing procedural automation, many process plants can minimize variability to help ensure smooth, efficient, and safe state transitions.

Medios de Comunicación
Descripción General:

Modern historians do much more than just store process data. They also provide analysis, reports, and valuable operational and business information.

Documentos y Descargas

Videos

Descripción General:

Exaquantum/ARA is a comprehensive set of statistical reports and KPIs based upon ISA 18.2-2009 & EEMUA 191.  Alarm and Events can be aggregated by hour, day, shift, week, month, quarter and year providing alarm rates, counts, peaks, floods, etc. Exaquantum/ARA can be used to reduce the number of unwanted and distracting alarms allowing operators to react faster to abnormal situations with the proper corrective action, resulting in a safer and more productive plant, reduced environmental risk, enhanced maintenance response; Reduction in the amount of equipment damage.  This package is part of our Alarm Management suite that utilizes software tools, alarm rationalization processes, and alarm philosophy generation as part of the solution aimed at reducing operator stress, operator overload prevention, and providing KPI information to key stakeholders on demand and by emails facilitating efficient and timely decision making.

Información del Producto
Descripción General:

Exaquantum/DTA enables Downtime analysis to be carried out by automatically recording times when plant equipment is not running ('Downtimes') and production figures which are less than the Maximum Sustainable Production Rate ('Rate Losses'). Reasons can then be assigned to these events to add context.  The solution provides statistics including support for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) that are integral to the operational decision making process with a view to minimizing plant loss and maximizing future production.

The solution allows implementation of a continuous plant availability improvement program through increased awareness of Downtime and Rate Loss within the operating process and equipment dynamics.   Exaquantum/DTA can be used to prioritize maintenance by identifying the causes and effects of production loss and reduces manual data entry inaccuracies by automating data collection.

Información del Producto
Descripción General:

Exaquantum is a comprehensive Plant Information Management System (PIMS) incorporating a data historian for real time and historical data, alarms, and events along with aggregations, role-based views and KPIs, graphical HMI, trends, reports, and integration with different systems.  It provides a cetralized repository for users throughout the plant and is the foundation for most of Yokogawa's production, safety, and alarm optimization solutions and operator effectiveness solutions. Exaquantum can acquire data from all facets of a process and transform that data into easily usable, high-value actionable information that can be made avaialable across the enterprise.

Descripción General:

Exaquantum/GF (graphical framework) provides an enhanced user interface tool for the Exaquantum/Explorer environment. It provides graphic navigation control, history replay, integration of additional process information, user configurable trend groups and links to frequently used functions. These enhancements reduce configuration time for graphics  and trend groups, and improves analysis with a history replay feature.

Descripción General:

Exaquantum/RM (Report Manager) allows using Microsoft Excel to create reports. Reports are scheduled on demand or periodically (hourly, weekly, monthly, etc.). Reports can be saved as web pages, Excel files, and as PDFs. Using standard off the shelf environment tools enables timely creation and distribution of reports, including reduced leanring curve and manpower in the production of regular reports along with easier auditing and management of reports.

Descripción General:

Exaquantum/OTM provides long-term trending of process values combined with Alarm and Events.  It provides System-wide and user-specific trend groups with quick and easy access to important process information.  This raised visibility allows optimizing plant performance and safety by helping operators to identify changes in plant behavior that require attention.

Descripción General:

Exaquantum /PPC provides real-time power performance calculations for primary and auxilliary equipment (such as boilers, turbines, heat exchangers) as well as overall plant efficiency.

The configuration environment is easy to use with pre-built blocks based on ASME PTC that are used to defined specific plant configurations. 'What-if' analysis provides the ability to examine different plant operating scenarios and the impact.

The solution provides key performance indicator dashboards for targeted useres to increase performance awareness that enables improved power plant efficiency, optimized maintenance, better asset utilization, bottleneck identification, and energy loss identification for continuous improvement and identificatin of optimal operating conditions.

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Exaquantum/SER is a unified sequence of events recorder solution that provides a plantwide integrated view of alarms, events and associated process data.  It identfies, collects, and processes alarms, events and process data related to plant trips from systems throughout the plant (DCS, historians, PIMS, PLCs, process automataion controllers, SCADA systems, safety systems, etc.) and stores the created information in an open and portable database. It can be used to provide trip detection based upon specific plant conditions and provide a full log of all relevant process information in the crucial period before and after a plant event.  Exaquantum/SER's plantwide integrated view can be used for peformance analysis and in aiding investigation teams in performing root cause analysis and problem identification. This solution assists in the elimination or reduction in the number of unexpected incidents and trips while increasing availability and production.

Información del Producto
Descripción General:

Exaquantum is one of the most comprehensive Plant Information Management Systems (PIMS) available for process industries.

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