Tokyo, Japan - November 14, 2017
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces the release of Exaquantum™ R3.10. This latest version of the Exaquantum plant information management system comes with stronger security and improved compatibility through the support of OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA)*, the latest OPC communication standard.
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Among manufacturers, there is an increasing need to store and analyze large amounts of data on temperature, pressure, and other variables that can be used to improve the efficiency of plant operations. To facilitate the collection and storage of this data, there is thus a rising demand for plant information management systems (PIMS). Yokogawa has developed the Exaquantum PIMS to meet this need, and has been improving its functions. The Exaquantum PIMS can be used in a wide range of industries, including oil, refining, petrochemicals, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, gas, pulp and paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and water treatment.
With the rising use of information technology in production management and control applications, maintaining the security of plant information and control systems is a growing challenge. And as companies seek to introduce the latest network technologies, security becomes an even more pressing concern. To meet such needs, Yokogawa has added support for the latest communication standard to Exaquantum R3.10 and has upgraded its security features.
* Object linking and embedding for process control (OPC) is the de-facto standard for interoperability in the industrial automation industry and other fields, enabling data to be exchanged securely and reliably, and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) is the latest version of this standard. OPC UA is independent of any specific hardware or operating system platform, and ensures high security and extensibility. As such, this communication standard holds great promise for Industry 4.0.
Process industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, pulp and paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and water treatment
Exaquantum is a plant information management system (PIMS) that is used in a wide variety of industries, including oil & gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, pulp and paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and water treatment.
The large amount of data stored in a control system is an important asset that can be used by management to improve productivity, quality, and safety. Exaquantum acquires, processes, and stores control system data and provides it to applications in the manufacturing execution system (MES) domain for use in managing and analyzing operations. Exaquantum provides an environment in which data can be analyzed, not only from the viewpoint of plant operations and management, but also from a business perspective, facilitating the flow of information at field and management levels and making real-time management a reality.
Yokogawa will continue to utilize Exaquantum to create value with its customers and expand its solutions business.
Yokogawa's global network of 113 companies spans 60 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. Targeting this segment, Yokogawa helps companies maximize their profits by offering a wide range of highly reliable products and working with the subsidiary KBC Advanced Technologies to provide premium solutions and services. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit www.yokogawa.com.
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Exaquantum can acquire data from all facets of a process and transform that data into easily usable, high-value, widely distributed information. Exaquantum forms the basis of most Yokogawa OES.
Based on open standards, Yokogawa's data historian and PIMS solution captures data easily and creates a valuable bedrock. Our solution is especially unique in that engineering costs in implementation are significantly reduced when compared to the alternatives.