Tokyo, Japan - October 26, 2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will be releasing an enhanced version of the ProSafe®-RS safety instrumented system (SIS) on November 27. This new version, R4.01, features an exciting expansion of Yokogawa's lineup of I/O devices and introduces crucial new SIS components. In addition, the FieldMate™ Validator software has been enhanced to work with this latest version of ProSafe-RS.
In the oil, natural gas, petrochemical, iron & steel, and other energy and basic materials industries, accident prevention and protection of the environment are paramount concerns in plant operations. Accordingly, there is a growing demand for SISs that can detect abnormal conditions and safely initiate emergency shutdowns.
To keep pace with the ever evolving business and technology landscape and respond to customers' needs for solutions that will deliver maximum return on assets and minimize total cost of ownership, Yokogawa has continued to strengthen the functions of the ProSafe-RS SIS. With R4.01, plant operators can be assured of an optimum engineering environment that spans the entire plant lifecycle, from plant design and the engineering and installation of systems and devices to the start-up of production, maintenance, and renovation.
For use with emergency shutdown systems (ESD), burner management systems (BMS), and fire and gas systems (FGS) in process industries such as oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, pharmaceuticals, and iron and steel
Released in February 2005, the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system helps prevent accidents by detecting abnormal conditions in plant operations and initiating emergency actions such as a plant shutdown. An independent certification body has certified that ProSafe-RS conforms to the IEC61508 international safety standard and can be used in SIL3*3 applications. Unlike conventional safety instrumented systems and distributed control systems, which are regarded as having different roles and functions and operate separately, the operation of ProSafe-RS and the CENTUM integrated control system can be fully integrated. ProSafe-RS is highly regarded by users and has been installed in more than 1,700 projects worldwide over the past 10 years. Yokogawa will continue strengthening the functions of ProSafe-RS to satisfy its customers' safety instrumented system needs.
*1 A German developer and manufacturer of industrial sensors, process interface solutions, and explosion protection equipment for industrial automation applications
*2 A UK-based company that, as part of the Eaton Corporation's Crouse-Hinds division, manufactures and develops MTL system infrastructure products and explosion protection equipment for use within the process industries in harsh conditions and hazardous areas
*3 A standard relating to the functional safety of electrical and electronic equipment that was established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Safety integrity levels (SIL) 1 through 4 are defined by IEC61508. At SIL3, the risk factor for a plant where safety measures are not in place is in a range between 1/1000 and 1/10000.
Yokogawa's global network of 88 companies spans 56 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. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit www.yokogawa.com.
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Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) protect people, environment and assets. Yokogawa’s SIS and relevant safety solutions are widely used in applications of Emergency shutdown, Fire & gas, Burner management and HIPPS.