Tokyo, Japan - December 1, 2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the December 2 release of CENTUM VP® R6.02, a new version of the company's integrated production control system with enhanced functionality.
Ever since launching the CENTUM series 40 years ago, Yokogawa has continued to improve its flagship product. In keeping with Yokogawa's VigilantPlant® vision for the control business, the company has developed a number of new operation and monitoring functions for CENTUM VP, the latest generation in the CENTUM series, that will make it easier for operators to keep track of what is happening in a plant.
CENTUM VP R6.02
Oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and other downstream facilities have numerous suppliers to choose from and must deal with considerable variability in the composition of the raw materials that they receive, necessitating a number of changes to their processes. Further changes are necessitated by aging facilities and the need to vary production volumes to meet fluctuating demand. To respond to these challenges and ensure the safe and efficient operation of plant facilities, operators must be able to quickly and thoroughly check many different kinds of data.
An example of CENTUM VP R6.02 screen
CENTUM VP R6.02 comes with a more powerful real-time trend function for the visualization of plant operating status. The alarm function has also been improved to make sure that alarm information is handed over to the operators on the next shift. This CENTUM VP release also features tight integration with ProSafe®-RS R4.01, which was released on November 27.
Process industries such as oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, foods, iron and steel, and water and wastewater
Operation, monitoring, and automatic control of plants
Yokogawa has continually striven to improve its core CENTUM platform while maintaining backwards compatibility with previous system versions. In the development of CENTUM VP, the following four innovations have been emphasized:
VigilantPlant is Yokogawa's automation concept for safe, reliable, and profitable plant operations. It aims to enable an ongoing state of operational excellence where plant personnel are watchful and attentive, well-informed, and ready to take actions that optimize plant and business performance. Based on this concept, Yokogawa introduces a variety of solutions through its Safety Excellence, Asset Excellence, Production Excellence, and Lifecycle Excellence initiatives.
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.
CENTUM VP has a simple and common architecture consisting of human machine interfaces, field control stations, and a control network.
Yokogawa offers multiple automation and control strategies, architectures, and solutions for every application size and complexity.
Our distributed control system (DCS) enables automation and control of industrial processes and enhanced business performance. Over 10,000 plants entrust Yokogawa DCS to deliver their production goals.