2008 Press Releases-24
Tokyo, Japan -
October 30, 2008
Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it is releasing an enhanced version of the ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System, ProSafe-RS R2.02.00, on October 31. This new version adds an output module for use with alternating voltage power sources and offers improved maintenance and documentation functions that make this system ideal for widely distributed upstream processes, including wellheads and pipelines. These enhancements meet users’ latest requirements for safety instrumented systems, and strike the perfect balance between improved operational efficiency and safety in upstream and downstream processes.
To achieve both operational efficiency and safety, it is necessary to finely integrate the distributed control systems (DCSs) that are necessary for stable plant operations with the safety instrumented systems that perform emergency shutdowns. To address this need, Yokogawa developed the ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System, and has continued to strengthen its linkage with the CENTUM® series.
At the same time, safety has become a major concern not only at oil, natural gas, and petrochemical plants but also at widely distributed production facilities such as wellheads and pipelines. A safety instrumented system has been needed that can work with the SCADA systems widely used to control and monitor these facilities. With the release of this enhanced version, the ProSafe-RS platform now offers connectivity with the control and monitoring functions of the STARDOM Network-based Control System, thereby securing the safety of widely distributed production facilities.
Overview of Enhancements
Major Target Markets and Applications
*1 Survey conducted by ARC Advisory Group, published on October 1, 2008
*2 Available in April 2009
*3 A standard relating to the functional safety of electrical and electronic equipment that was established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
*4 Safety integrity levels (SIL) are defined by the IEC. At SIL3, the risk factor for a plant where safety measures are not in place has been reduced to a range from 1/1000 to 1/10000.
Yokogawa's global network of 19 manufacturing facilities and 89 companies spans 32 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,500 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our web site at www.yokogawa.com.