Plant Resource Manager (PRM) is a key platform for the Yokogawa Asset Excellence initiative which aims to improve operations and maintenance and maximize the reliability and availability of plant assets by achieving greater predictability. PRM is a tool that gives you online access to all your field devices via a field digital network so that you can carry out essential management tasks such as changing device parameters. PRM helps both operators and maintenance personnel prevent downtime, and reduces maintenance costs.
PRM R4.01, an upgrade to R3.31, has been significantly enhanced with a new function that provides statistical data needed to identify the overall status of the devices in a plant. Through the provision of information that is essential for efficient maintenance and optimum operations, this new PRM release will help to ensure plant safety.
Plant Resource Manager (PRM) is a plant asset management (PAM) software tool that works with production control systems such as CENTUM, STARDOM, and ProSafe-RS. With PRM and intelligent field devices, operators and maintenance personnel can monitor the condition of plant assets remotely. PRM detects early signs of performance deterioration such as valve.
PRM supports the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus, HART, PROFIBUS, and ISA100.11a communications protocols, ensuring an extensive range of devices to choose from. PRM fully embraces an open, rich, and intuitive access to intelligent field devices.
PRM supports FDT/DTM (IEC 62453) and EDDL (IEC 618043). PRM accesses, provides appropriate setting and adjustment environment, and displays field device status.
The device navigator displays the status of plant-wide assets with a Windows Explorer-like interface. Flexible navigation mechanisms enable maintenance personnel to quickly identify areas of the plant that require online diagnosis.Intuitive status icons for the field devices change color depending on the diagnostic conditions. Maintenance personnel can easily focus on specific plant areas and assets that require attention.
The right information to the right people at the right time
Maintenance information immediately notifies the right people (operators and/or maintenance personnel), depending on the type and criticality of the diagnostic data analysis. Necessary actions can be taken at the right time, maximizing productivity.
The Operator Guide Message generated by a predictive maintenance alarm gives operators enough time to manage process changes when an asset fails. Operators can check the device diagnostics information by clicking the Operator Guide Message to launch DeviceViewer.
PRM action guidance messages help maintenance personnel determine what actions are needed based on alarm details and probable causes. This allows field maintenance personnel to make the most efficient and effective use of their time. The DeviceViewer window displays real-time diagnostic parameters
and trend data for field devices.
Maintenance marks are used by maintenance engineers to identify the status of a device. It is possible to assign a maintenance mark to each device. Using these marks, maintenance engineers can set and check the work status of devices. Maintenance marks can also be linked with CENTUM's operation marks so that maintenance engineers and operators can share the same information and coordinate their work.
PRM's historical records automatically store information on the who, when, why, and what of the changes that are made to field assets, along with all alarms, diagnosis results, and maintenance work records. The historical records can be filtered and sorted for quick analysis.
Subscribers to Yokogawa's InsightSuiteAE services can use PRM to generate daily, weekly, monthly, and annual field asset KPI reports from the alarm and event messages that are saved for FOUNDATION fieldbus and HART devices. A KPI report provides an overview of device conditions and helps users prioritize their maintenance activities.
It is known that partial stroke tests (PST) extends the interval period between full stroke tests (FST) for emergency shutdown valves and help to reduce maintenance costs. PST Scheduler brings precision, efficiency, and integration to the PST process. PST Scheduler can schedule an automatic, semi-automatic, or manual PST and automatically record test results for safety valves connected either to a Yokogawa ProSafe-RS or another safety instrumented systems. PST Scheduler works with safety valves from the four leading vendors.
Operating under PRM, PST Scheduler remotely executes the PST provided by the safety valve vendor, and records the results. Testing is efficient and well planned and results are shown on a single screen without any additional hardware or software. Only Yokogawa's PRM and PST Scheduler support safety valves from multiple vendors.
Features of PST Scheduler
Schedule: Week, Month, Year, On demand
Mode: Manual, Semi-automatic, Automatic
Execution: Serial, Parallel
Operation: Execute, Pause, Resume, Skip
Recording: PST results
Maximize safety system performance
Yokogawa's ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system is SIL3 certified even in a single modular configuration. Execution of PSTs on a fixed schedule is key to ensuring that a safety system will function correctly in an emergency. The combination of ProSafe-RS and PRM with PST Scheduler not only simplifies the management of safety devices, it maximizes safety system performance. In addition, no additional wiring or hardware such as a multiplexer is needed to manage safety devices.
Optimal flexibility in valve selection
The Vigilant Integration Partners (VIP) program is an open, non-exclusive, standard-based, and interoperability-driven initiative that enables users of Yokogawa's ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System and PRM asset management system to use best-in-class field devices from Dresser Masoneilan, Flowserve Corporation, Metso, and SAMSON AG.
A partial stroke test (PST) partially opens and closes emergency shutdown (ESD) valves while the plant is running. Safety standards, such as IEC61508, IEC61511, or ANSI/ISA-84.00.01, require full stroke tests (FST) for those ESD valves to be conducted at certain intervals depending on the safety integrity levels (SIL) to make certain that they are functional in case of emergency. FST requires those shutdown valves to fully open and close, and it can only be done while the plant is shut down for maintenance. However, by conducting PSTs, it is possible to extend the intervals of the FSTs, thus the plant operation time can be maximized, which means the OPEX and TCO are reduced.
DeviceViewer displays real-time diagnostic and trend data for FOUNDATION™ fieldbus and HART devices from Yokogawa and other vendors. It features a color-highlighted display of device status and parameters that helps operators grasp the device status at a glance, without having to go into the field. DeviceViewer can also run on a CENTUM VP/CS 3000 operator station, allowing operators to identify whether a process or a field device is responsible for a failure.
The ValveNavi application includes a setup wizard that improves maintenance efficiency by simplifying the setting up and tuning of the YVP110. A signature function provides complete diagnostic information on control valve and positioner I/O characteristics, giving operators the diagnostic information they need to fine-tune and make maximum use of the YVP110.
PRM has an open integration tool for connecting with valve management and device maintenance software from other vendors. This PLUG-IN Application (PIA) interface enables these programs to run as PRM clients and communicate with related devices through Yokogawa host systems. Yokogawa provides a PIA interface development kit to software suppliers with a contract. After developing a program with this interface, a supplier sends it to Yokogawa for integration testing.
ValVue For Dresser valve positioners
ValveLink For Fisher DVC5000f/DVC5000, DVC6000f/DVC6000 valve positioners
FieldMate™ is a versatile device management wizard used to set, adjust, and troubleshoot parameters of field devices. All adjustments and settings made with FieldMate™ can be monitored and managed from a PRM window.
Field devices and machinery account for 51% of plant maintenance costs.
GE Energy's System 1 is a proven software platform for real-time optimization of equipment and selected processes, condition monitoring, and even diagnostics.
Through integration with System 1, PRM is able to provide a single monitoring window for the diagnosis of turbines, rotating equipment and reciprocating equipment, in addition to field instrumentation such as pressure transmitters and flowmeters.
In addition to supporting the use of powerful tools such as oscilloscopes and data historians, ADM has a unique commissioning wizard that can reduce up to 80% the amount of time required for the critical plant start-up phase.
ADM's online monitoring capabilities provide actionable information through PRM's user interface, indicating changes in the fieldbus physical layer before they become critical.
The integration of the FieldConnex ADM interface widens the scope of PRM's asset management capabilities to include the communication status of FOUNDATION™ fieldbus segments.
End Users and Plant Operators:
PRM has a CMMS interface for Maximo, an enterprise asset management (EAM) system from IBM Software, Inc. Through this interface, Maximo can provide better maintenance operation by acquiring real-time device information from PRM when both systems are connected.
*CMMS: computerized maintenance management system
The importance of reliability, seamless linking of small to large systems, easy engineering, long-term support, and supply of maintenance parts remains unchanged. Yokogawa's CENTUM VP and CENTUM CS 3000 production control systems feature open architectures, flexibility, and compatibility with existing systems.
STARDOM is a control system suitable for geographically and functionally distributed applications, using IT networks to link resource planning, manufacturing systems, and control throughout the enterprise.
Achieving absolute integrity between distributed control systems (DCS) and safety instrumented systems (SIS) for plant automation has traditionally raised complex design and integration issues. Yokogawa puts an end to DCS-SIS incompatibility with the new ProSafe-RS, the world's first truly integrated "safety PLC" for the process industries.
Yokogawa has a wide range of state-of-the-art field devices such as pressure transmitters and differential pressure transmitters, magnetic flowmeters, vortex flowmeters, ultrasonic flowmeters, etc. for industrial use. Many field devices support BRAIN, HART, and FOUNDATION™ fieldbus communication protocols to communicate with distributed control systems and other control and monitoring systems.
FieldMate is a PC-based device configuration tool used by engineers and technicians to manage the initial setup, routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and replacement of intelligent field devices. Developed with the "one tool for all" concept, FieldMate supports multi-vendor devices and multi-communication protocols such as FOUNDATION fieldbus™, HART, PROFIBUS, and BRAIN as well as FDT/DTM and other plant assets.
PRM supports the following models as HART communication interfaces and has the ability to access parameters and diagnostics information of HART devices via a multiplexer.
The following Ethernet/Serial Media Converters can be used for HART Multiplexer connection.
The following Ethernet/PROFIBUS converter can be used for PROFIBUS connection.
Yokogawa confirms the integration of third-party FOUNDATION fieldbus accessories with the Yokogawa host system.
Go to Interoperability site: List of HIST Completed Devices
Go to Interoperability site: List of FIST Completed Devices
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A list of devices that the latest PRM version supports can be accessed by members of Partner Portal. Please register to access this information.
DTM files that are not included on PRM media or that have been updated can be downloaded from the PRM Members Page. A document explaining how to install DTM files is also available for download. This service is available only for registered PRM members.
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).
Thai Acrylic Fibre Co., Ltd. (TAF) was established in 1987 and is currently a leading acrylic fiber manufacturer in the ASEAN region with 450 employees. It produces a wide range of acrylic fiber productions with varied deniers and the annual production recorded 77,000 megatons in 2004 which is five times the production rate at the time of establishment.
Saudi Aramco's operations span the globe and the energy industry. The world leader in crude oil production, Saudi Aramco also owns and operates an extensive network of refining and distribution facilities, and is responsible for gas processing and transportation installations that fuel Saudi Arabia's industrial sector. An array of international subsidiaries and joint ventures deliver crude oil and refined products to customers worldwide.
PetroChina Guangxi Petrochemical Company has completed construction of a combined refinery and petrochemical production complex in Qinzhou, a port city in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region. With a 10 million ton per year capacity, the refinery is one of China's largest, and is truly world class, using a highly advanced hydrogenation process, with the main process technologies coming from the USA and France.
The municipal water system of Oviedo, Florida provides high quality water to more than 30,000 area residents from its West Mitchell Hammock and A.M. Jones water treatment facilities. The West Mitchell Hammock facility is designed to provide an average daily flow of 10 million gallons per day (MGD), with an ultimate design flow of 16 MGD.
Process automation end users are under more pressure than ever to do more with less. The current economic climate means that many automation capital projects are on hold. With capital budgets tighter than ever, users instead focus on operational budgets (where cost cutting is also a key concern), or on automation investments with a very rapid return on investment.
In today's dynamic industrial marketplace, the only constant is change. Raw material costs, energy costs, market demands, environmental and safety regulations, technology, and even the nature of the labor force itself are constantly changing, and not always in predictable directions.
The new CSPC (CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited) petrochemical complex at Daya Bay in southern China is one of the world's largest process industry projects (see box, Figure 1 and Table). It has a control system to match. Process Worldwide spoke to Johan Veerman, principal instrument and process control engineer at CSPC, about the challenges of managing such a huge job.
Predictive maintenance allows to schedule plant maintenance before a failure occurs only when it is necessary, greatly reducing unnecessary inspection and improving productivity. Yokogawa's Asset Excellence initiative helps its customers make their plant asset condition predictable and performance sustainable.
Decades of operation, modernization and expansion have left many chemical plants with a somewhat haphazard automation mix of different controls, process control systems, remote I/Os and field devices. The various components may use different communication protocols such as HART, PROFIBUS or FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and are often based on different device integration technologies.
Combining smart instruments, analyzers and valves with a modern asset management system can provide faster response to incidents, enable proactive maintenance, and reduce downtime.
Yokogawa's web-based DCS Anywhere has simplified commissioning at the Nanhai petrochemicals complex. With a total investment of 4.2 billion US dollars, the Nanhai petrochemicals complex at Daya Bay in Huizhou, China, has attracted a lot of attention because of its sheer scale.
Yokogawa's Raju Seshadri reveals the latest trends in predictive maintenance solutions. We all dream of being able to see into the future, of being able to predict what will happen before it has, and taking decisive action before something negative occurs later.
Asset management systems need to be able to handle more data and present information in better formats if plant managers are to move towards proactive maintenance, says John van der Geer, industrial automation marketing manager at Yokogawa Europe.
Martin te Lintelo, Yokogawa Europe B.V., The Netherlands, discusses high level control system design for LNG receiving terminals. As demand for LNG increases worldwide, players face seemingly conflicting challenges. On one hand, they must expand capacity in different regions, make the business and production as agile and adaptive as possible, and improve operational efficiency.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation promotes the standardization of FOUNDATION™ fieldbus as the communication foundation supporting Asset Excellence for VigilantPlant, which is an approach aimed at the advancement of plant instruments and equipment. With the recent dramatic advancement of fieldbus technologies, information processing technologies, and network speed, it has become possible to process various kinds of information inside the field sensors and transmit the results to the distributed control system (DCS) and host computer.
Intelligent field instruments and process analyzers accumulate diverse field information including process values and diagnostic results. This data needs to be sent to upper systems such as distributed control systems (DCS) via digital communications such as FOUNDATION Fieldbus and analyzer buses, or hybrid communications such as HART and Brain, and visualized to enable the customer to utilize them for plant operations and maintenance.
More than ten years have passed since the first digitized field devices were introduced. These support either a hybrid communication protocol such as HART or a full digital communication protocol such as FOUNDATION Fieldbus.
As field instrumentation devices become increasingly digitized and computerized, interactive and remote access to a large quantity of field information becomes possible. This will increase the efficiency of plant equipment maintenance by reducing labor requirements in field patrol work for example.
There has been increasing demand for cost reductions and lower-priced products in the manufacturing industry, and maintaining cost competitiveness and achieving optimum costs have become necessary for the survival of manufacturers. This calls for minimizing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) over the whole life cycle of plants and maximizing TVO (Total Value of Ownership).
Process automation involves both operation and maintenance. Plant operation and monitoring are mainly conducted by a control system such as CENTUM, while equipment maintenance is handled by Plant Asset Management (PAM) such as Plant Resource Manager (PRM).
As compared to Distributed Control Systems (DCS) such as CENTUM VP that monitors the operations of the overall plant, PRM is a type of Plant Asset Management (PAM) software package that primarily focuses on the maintenance of devices and instruments.
Environment and safety are major topics on a global scale in recent times. As symbolized by the effectuation of the Kyoto Protocol, an interest in preserving the environment is growing worldwide, and there is also a tendency to criticize more severely, occurrences of industrial accidents that are accompanied by environmental contamination or which may cause damage, etc., to residents in the surrounding areas.
The FieldMate versatile device management wizard is PC software mainly used for configuring and adjusting field devices. Under the concept of "one tool for all," Yokogawa has been enhancing this software to support a wide range of field devices and field communication protocols.
Asset Excellence (AE) provides a set of solutions for maintaining a plant in good condition at reasonable cost to ensure that it works as a production infrastructure. To reduce maintenance costs without causing a risk to production, it is necessary to change from breakdown maintenance to predictive or preventive maintenance.
Latest field devices have not only various self-diagnosis functions but also process-interface-diagnosis functions such as valve diagnosis of valve positioners and impulse line blockage detection of differential pressure transmitters. The YVP valve positioner can easily perform initial tuning, parameter adjustment, trend monitoring, and valve diagnosis, by using the ValveNavi YVP management software.
Due to emerging competitors from the rapidly growing countries such as India and China and the global economic downturn triggered by the Lehman shock, many companies in the process industries are struggling to survive the severe global competition.
- New maintenance and operations support function for the display of statistical information on the status of all plant devices -
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