Field Assistant

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Key areas for Operational Excellence Transformation

Operational Excellence Transformation is Yokogawa and KBC’s co-innovated portfolio of solutions and services.We provides comprehensive solutions for business automation in all four areas using consulting and digital technology.

Operational Risk Management

Yokogawa's Operational Risk Management deals with managing safety, health and environmental risks on both individual and process levels in a reliable and risk-free manner. It involves the end-to-end process of designing, visualizing and orchestrating plant production and business systems.

Key Operational Competencies in Operational Risk Management

  • Process Safety Management: Maintain License to Operate, preserve Business Reputation, and create value by utilizing and adhering to operating integrity processes to prevent loss of containment or catastrophic loss
  • Personal Safety Management: Protect human assets by providing safe practices to improve behaviour and culture
  • Environmental Management: Provide processes to protect the environment through operating integrity, and ensure compliance with environmental, regulatory and/or internal requirements
  • Community Relations: Define and establish processes and protocols to communicate and implement emergency response plans, and enhance interactions in the community
  • HSSE Reporting and Compliance: Assure visibility and achievement of HSSE goals and compliance requirements, by monitoring, learning and improving continuously through processes, initiatives and KPIs
  • Plant Protocols and Security: Provide processes and strategies to protect assets and infrastructure from threats, and control access to vulnerable processes and equipment

By combining Yokogawa’s product portfolio and KBC’s consulting services, we provide our customers best practices and domain knowledge that empower them to improve their operations, as well as a digital platform that supports such activities and initiatives. Our Operational Risk Management scope does not only cover partial improvements in the organization, but also optimizations in plant operations to achieve continuously improving safety, reliability and operability.


·Supply Chain Optimization

- Optimize management of supply, whether oil in the ground or feedstocks for a refinery or chemical asset, in light of product market demands. This provides operators with the agility to take full advantage of market conditions.
·Asset Operations and Optimization
- Optimize the potential of physical assets, by pushing throughput and maximizing the production of the highest value products, whilst minimizing variable costs such as energy.
- Deliver small and large capex projects, on time and on budget, to deliver growth and meet environmental requirements.
·Asset Management and Integrity
- Confidently ensure asset reliability and availability, whilst controlling maintenance costs. This assures the asset always meets expectations and is always available to capitalize on short term market opportunities. 

Field Assistant

Yokogawa's "Field Assistant" is an enabler for digital transformation of field activities in process plant, such as operator’s round, basic equipment care, predictive maintenance, and so on. 
It helps to enhance safety, reliability, efficiency, and seamless communication, not only for work inside individual department, but crossorganizational work.
It consists of simple on-premise server, web client & tablet applications. 
The tablet application is designed to work off-line during field activities.


Major benefits include the following:

1. Digital Transformation for field activities in process plant

  • Loss-less information capturing from field activities
  • Digitalized SOP with further assistant features and its compliance check evidence
  • Smart document reference anytime at field

2. Operation & Maintenance integration

  • Seamless information sharing on unified work platform beyond organization
  • Standardized communication scheme with digitalized data collected from field

3. Digitalized data from field for further analysis & utilization

  • Digitalized data can be utilized in conjunction with process data or other plant data





About OpreX™

OpreX™ is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa’s industrial automation(IA) and control business. The OpreX™ name stands for excellence in the technology and solutions that Yokogawa cultivates through the co-creation of value with its customers, and encompasses the entire range of Yokogawa’s IA products, services, and solutions. With this brand, Yokogawa will deliver integrated solutions that address specific needs and support its customers in their efforts to transform and grow their businesses.


Web Client

1. Dashboard

- Can check summary of current situation at a glance
- Can drilldown to find out more detail
- 1-shot (non-recurrent) round creation

2. Reporter

- Referring, Analyzing data with various filters & conditions
- Making report and print for submission
- Auto creation of shift report

3. Log Manager

- Modify/delete/create any type of field logs by web client for management purpose

4. Composer

- Performing necessary configuration

  • User management
  • Shift setting
  • Plant hierarchy setting
  • Round Route setting
  • Task scheduling
  • Document registration
  • E-mail notification setting


Mobile Application

1. Setting app

- Network & other initial setting for the tablet apps

2. Logger app

- Digitalized field check list
- Field readings input

  • Alert in case exceeding preset range

- Past field reading data indication

  • Numeric
  • Trend with range

- NFC / QR Code scanning for detecting tag name of a device in front

  • NFC / QR Code scanning can be set as mandatory for inputting field readings

- Adding logs on any devices or plant hierarchies
- Photo / video / sound recorded can be added onto any logs as attachment

  • Max 5 attachments /log
  • Video file size is restricted to 10 MB /file (about 20 sec. as 640 X 480 resolution)

- Freehand drawing tool

3. Doc reader app

- Refer to device related digitalized document from tablet

  • Available file type depends on apps installed into a tablet

- NFC / QR Code scanning for referring related document of a device in front


Integration with Yokogawa Operations Management (OM) System

1. OM Work Instruction (WI) can trigger an inspection round, which is preconfigured in the Field Assistant

2. OM WI with a step-by-step Instruction & its compliance check, can be sent & executed in the Field Assistant

3. Recorded log on Field Assistant can upload onto OM. It helps for cross-communication

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