Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the December 2 release of CENTUM VP(R) R6.02, a new version of the company’s integrated production control system with enhanced functionality.
Ever since launching the CENTUM series 40 years ago, Yokogawa has continued to improve its flagship product. In keeping with Yokogawa’s VigilantPlant(R) vision for the control business, the company has developed a number of new operation and monitoring functions for CENTUM VP, the latest generation in the CENTUM series, that will make it easier for operators to keep track of what is happening in a plant.
Oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and other downstream facilities have numerous suppliers to choose from and must deal with considerable variability in the composition of the raw materials that they receive, necessitating a number of changes to their processes. Further changes are necessitated by aging facilities and the need to vary production volumes to meet fluctuating demand. To respond to these challenges and ensure the safe and efficient operation of plant facilities, operators must be able to quickly and thoroughly check many different kinds of data.
CENTUM VP R6.02 comes with a more powerful real-time trend function for the visualisation of plant operating status. The alarm function has also been improved to make sure that alarm information is handed over to the operators on the next shift. This CENTUM VP release also features tight integration with ProSafe(R)-RS R4.01, which was released on November 27.