Des Moines, Iowa, USA and Tokyo, Japan - November 30, 2021
Compressor Controls LLC
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Compressor Controls LLC (CCC) and Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announce that they have concluded a commercial agreement for the sale of a jointly developed solution, CCC Inside™ for Yokogawa CENTUM VP, that integrates Yokogawa's process control technology and CCC's turbomachinery control technology. It is being released on November 30. Process control and turbomachinery control can be performed with the same system, which contributes to efficient staffing, engineering, procurement, and maintenance in plant operations.
Until now, plants have typically relied on separate systems with different logic for the control of processes and the control of turbomachinery. While purpose-built hardware provides best performance and diagnostics for the turbomachinery, it requires the management and operation of multiple systems, resulting in additional complexity. To support diverse end user needs, CCC, the number one company in the turbomachinery control market, and Yokogawa, a leader in the process control market that has delivered process control systems for more than 30,000 projects globally, have jointly developed CCC Inside for Yokogawa CENTUM VP, which integrates process and turbomachinery control in a single system.
In preparation for the release of this product, the two companies have concluded a commercial agreement under which Yokogawa will supply the hardware and software for the CENTUM™ VP integrated production control system, one of Yokogawa's core products in its OpreX™ Control and Safety lineup, and CCC will provide the CCC Inside for Yokogawa CENTUM VP software by leveraging its control algorithms, global engineering and technical support for turbomachinery controls. In addition, the two companies will cooperate in global marketing and maintenance.
The CCC Inside for Yokogawa CENTUM VP software enables the CENTUM VP to execute CCC's control logic for controlling compressors, which are the most commonly used types of turbomachinery found in plants. By equipping CENTUM VP with a dedicated compressor control interface (faceplate), both process control and compressor control can be done from the same human machine interface (HMI). And by enabling the use of the same hardware, this solution reduces spare parts inventory and maintenance costs, and allows for more efficient maintenance planning.
Major Target Markets
Oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, etc.
About CCC Inside
CCC Inside™ was developed to deploy CCC control algorithms and expertise into DCS platforms. The control algorithms are based on the same code structure of CCC Pro Built™ platforms, maintaining consistency and reliability. CCC Inside is delivered with native human machine interfaces for the DCS operator station and direct integration with the alarm system. CCC Engineering Utilities further facilitate configuration and tuning, with high-resolution recording capabilities. CCC Inside is engineered and commissioned by CCC global project and field service teams.
About the CENTUM series
Yokogawa released its CENTUM distributed control system (DCS) in 1975, a world first. CENTUM VP is the ninth generation in the CENTUM series. Known for their rugged performance, CENTUM systems set high standards for engineering and technology excellence while ensuring backwards compatibility with previous system versions and support of the latest technology applications. Knowledge-driven engineering lies at the heart of CENTUM, a Yokogawa flagship product that has been proudly serving the process industry over the past 40+ years.
About Compressor Controls LLC
CCC is the world's most trusted name in turbomachinery control solutions. With over four decades of operational experience across more than 10,000 installations and supported by over 100 turbomachinery experts around the globe, CCC is the company that the oil and gas industry turns to for reliable, efficient, and safe turbomachinery controls.
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 119 companies spanning 61 countries.
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