Tokyo, Japan - July 18, 2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release on this date of CENTUM® VP R5.04, an enhanced version of the company's flagship integrated production control system. This new CENTUM release features enhanced alarm and batch functions.
The development of CENTUM VP R5.04 is the outcome of a steady effort to improve this system, which is the cornerstone of Yokogawa's IA business's VigilantPlant® vision. R5.04's enhanced alarm function improves operational safety, and the enhanced batch function meets specific requirements of industries, such as specialty chemical, which is being targeted under Yokogawa's Evolution 2015 mid-term business plan.
Manufacturers in process industries such as oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, iron and steel, and water supply and wastewater treatment
Monitoring and automatic control of plant operations
*1 A widely used process in the chemical pharmaceutical, and other industries by which fixed quantities of a product are produced through the injection of feedstocks in a predetermined order and the mixing of these materials to produce a desired reaction (such as polymerization). Equipment settings and procedures are defined for each product.
*2 This defines the manufacturing process for a specific product, specifying the requirements for items such as equipment, formulas, and procedures.
With CENTUM as its core platform, Yokogawa continues to improve all of its production control systems. Currently, Yokogawa is developing the next-generation CENTUM VP based on the following four concepts: hyper-intuitive operation for safe and highly productive plant operations, total automation management for efficient engineering of all instrumentation, an intelligent plant conductor that optimizes the operation of an entire plant at minimum cost, and a sustainable plant that maintains high efficiency throughout its lifecycle.
Yokogawa will work hard to develop and offer products and solutions for achieving the ideal plant for customers.
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 86 companies spans 56 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, 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 the company's website www.yokogawa.com
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