Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of CENTUM® VP
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the release of version R4.03 of the company’s flagship product, the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system. CENTUM VP is a core platform of the VigilantPlant® concept of realizing the ideal plant. This new version includes enhanced security functions, a new batch management package, and improved HART communication support.
In recent years, customers have had to deal with drastic changes in their market environment and respond to a diverse range of consumer needs. It is imperative that they adjust and optimize their plant operations in response to these market changes and innovations in production technologies. In the knowledge that safety, reliability, and productivity are the key factors in plant operations, Yokogawa has been providing the requisite products, solutions, and services. The CENTUM VP integrated production control system is at the core of this product offering that realizes concept of VigilantPlant vision of the ideal plant.
With this new version, Yokogawa has focused on strengthening CENTUM VP’s security functions to protect against cyber threats and on enhancing support of the HART communication protocol. A batch management package with reconfigured operation screens is also provided to improve the productivity of batch processes*. In support of its customers’ long-term efforts to develop their businesses, Yokogawa will continue to improve its products.
CENTUM VP R4.03 Features
1. Security enhancements
A new function has also been added that coordinates modifications to user accounts with an information technology (IT) management system. This makes it easier to modify and delete a user account when an operator is transferred or retired, thereby reducing the risk of access from an unauthorized account.
2. Enhancements to the batch management package
3. HART communication support for legacy CENTUM systems
Main Target Markets
Process control and monitoring of plants in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages, iron and steel, and water supply and sewage treatment.
Control and monitoring of plants and production equipment
* Batch process
For more information about CENTUM VP visit http://www.yokogawa.com/dcs/centumvp/dcs-vp-index-en.htm
Company profile: Yokogawa
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