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Description DCS Business

Yokogawa’s CENTUM system has always been at the core of the company’s DCS business. The latest version of CENTUM is Over its 35 year history, CENTUM VP, which is the eighth generation since the introduction of the first CENTUM system in 1975. CENTUM’s key concepts of high process control availability, high system performance, and backward compatibility with previous CENTUM versions have all been maintained. CENTUM VP consists of a high performance Windows-based HMI, high availability process controller, and the highly reliable Vnet/IP real-time control network. The HMI incorporates a universal color scheme that greatly reduces the chance of an operator misinterpreting information due to color blindness and increases the overall visibility of the most important information to the end user. Yokogawa did a lot of research into this HMI to increase productivity and decrease the likelihood of operation errors. Yokogawa states

that the new HMI more than doubles the speed of operational decision making.







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capabilities, faceplates, trends, and historical message ensure stable plant operations, the highly reliable process controller features full redundancy and a pair & spare architecture that was first introduced in 1993. It supports a variety of field device communications protocols, such as FOUNDATION fieldbus and PROFIBUS, as well as field wireless networks based on the ISA 100 international PRM standard, which can be accessed using Yokogawa’s plant asset management (PAM) software.

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Remote I/O configuration over a high-speed optical network (ESB bus) is now also • For Internal Use Only . Other products in the CENTUM VP family include an advanced process control station (APCS) and SMOC advanced process control software. which was developed through Yokogawa’s alliance with Shell Global Solutions and is embedded in the CENTUM VP control architecture. is also available. Windows 7. The R5 system features a new high performance process controller. The performance of the new process controller has four times higher performance and twice the capacity for applications. CENTUM VP R5 provides full backward compatibility with previous CENTUM VP releases and earlier generations in the CENTUM series. ensuring that users have long-term support for their system environment. 5-2 • Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group• ARCweb. Based on the FAST/TOOLS SCADA software and STARDOM Network-based Control System (NCS) controllers. and autonomous capabilities. including OPC and EtherNet/IP.Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook • Supplier Profiles Vnet/IP is a fully redundant 1 Gigabit Ethernet control network that allows the real-time exchange of large amounts of data. The CENTUM VP R5 HMI runs under Microsoft’s latest operating system. CENTUM VP Release 5 (R5) This is a major enhancement of the CENTUM VP system. A unified gateway station (UGS) for integration of STARDOM controllers and subsystems. Yokogawa presents SCADA solutions for a wide range of applications. and also maintains upward compatibility for users of other CENTUM systems who wish to upgrade to CENTUM VP R5. communication with low-bandwidth network infrastructure. such as PLCs. This software can run on a PC and supports a variety of communication protocols. Yokogawa STARDOM Network-based Control Systems and FAST/TOOLS SCADA Yokogawa supplies supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solutions that incorporate leading-edge IT and demonstrate high reliability while satisfying the requirements of distributed applications for connectivity with a variety of devices.

FAST/TOOLS is scalable from less than a hundred to more than a million I/O points. and allows distributed functionality. all of them have fault Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • ARCweb. IBM AIX. and power industries. has a true client/server architecture. FAST/TOOLS The web-based SCADA system enables remote can be configured to run in a redundant configuration. and allows the deployment and real-time management of process applications via secure webbased services. Sun • For Internal Use Only • 5-3 . To handle huge volumes of data with high performance. front-end nodes reduce the load on the host by preprocessing data at remote locations and passing through only what is relevant. petrochemical.Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook • Supplier Profiles The FAST/TOOLS web-based SCADA incorporates more than 30 years of innovation in the oil & gas. STARDOM Network-based Control System The STARDOM NCS product lineup includes modular controllers. FCNRTU low power and wide temperature range autonomous controllers. providing access to a wide variety of distributed systems over LAN. FAST/TOOLS engineering and maintenance. dual redundant configurable FCN autonomous controllers. TCP/IP network communications are also supported. FAST/TOOLS is not limited to stand-alone stations. and Linux. Inheriting many of the features of their DCS hardware. including Windows. or GPRS. and is relied on by innovative industrial automation users worldwide. and the all-in-one compact FCJ controllers. WAN. This is platform-independent process management software that supports industry-standard operating systems. and supports multiple architectures from single node solutions to multi-node client/server systems. For systems demanding higher availability.

STARDOM controllers leverage various information technologies such as Java applications that log and process data in the controller memory while controlling utilities. satellite. such as ECC memory and support hot swappable modules for higher availability. installation requirements. The control and IT capabilities of this rugged hardware satisfy application needs for flexibility. and Modbus for field networks and DNP3 at the upper systems level. As addition. expandability. or utility requirements have made it necessary to expand the capabilities of a DCS through the introduction of a PLC and HMI package. or be off the power grid. These capabilities make STARDOM well suited for applications where utilities are in inhospitable locations that may be subject to extreme temperatures. GPRS. a PLC and DCS do not have the tight integration that allows them to handle data and alarms in the same manner with DCS. are supported. and AGA flow calculations for improved efficiency and reliability. a versatile engineering tool is provided that supports the five IEC61131-3 programming languages. and SCADA network components. and all data and alarms can be e-mailed using embedded Web server and e-mail client functions. as well as network fail-over functions. field-proven application portfolios (APPF) for regulatory control. STARDOM’s Positioning in Relation to a DCS STARDOM systems merit consideration in applications where infrastructure limitations. When STARDOM’s FCN/FCJ controllers are used in combination with a DCS. and other types of low-bandwidth • For Internal Use Only . STARDOM controllers have excellent They support FOUNDATION fieldbus. HART. utilities can be controlled and monitored with an integrated look & feel. STARDOM controllers provide a platform for a wide range of To make full use of the controllers capabilities. and contributes to the reduction of CAPEX. they have the high CPU scan speed of a process PLC. With the above described features.Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook • Supplier Profiles avoidance features. This data can be monitored from a Web browser. and reusability. In combination with FAST/TOOLS. communications libraries. However. thus are well suited for controlling utilities. applications. In addition to their control capabilities. 5-4 • Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group• ARCweb. The controllers are In compliant with all EU and US explosion protection directives. and all alarms can be consolidated on the DCS HMI. connectivity.

to shifting market conditions and customer demands. The VigilantPlant philosophy eliminates unplanned downtime and allows businesses to adapt and change quickly and with agility. and robustness. Vigilance Campaign Yokogawa has come a long way in making its message clear to the world of process automation. and is the foundation of real-time performance management (RPM). application. articulating the value proposition of the company’s product. and fieldbus capabilities. Dubbed “Vigilance. Vigilance is successfully increasing brand awareness and communicating Yokogawa’s message of reliability and quality to the worldwide market. Several years ago. dependability. The STARDOM NCS fully realizes the Yokogawa concept of Production Excellence for collaborative manufacturing. Yokogawa’s ongoing VigilantPlant campaign is designed to raise customer awareness of Yokogawa’s solution set and where it fits in the Vigilance scheme. Yokogawa. PAM. particularly outside of Japan. has long been known for its control systems. enable them to log data that can be monitored via a Web browser and to autonomously send alarms to mobile devices. alarm management. Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group • • For Internal Use Only • 5-5 . This is consistent with ARC’s view that giving personnel access to the right information at the right time combined with the ability to take action is crucial for achieving OpX.Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook • Supplier Profiles STARDOM controllers have a versatile range of IT capabilities that. remain unaware of Yokogawa’s capabilities in production management.” the campaign created a unified message for the company and greatly helped expand awareness of the Yokogawa brand and corporate philosophy. however. Many customers. the company embarked on a full-scale global marketing campaign to make customers aware of Yokogawa’s focus on system reliability. and services offering remains a key challenge for the company. While the Vigilance campaign successfully expresses the company’s philosophy. safety systems. field instrumentation. security. for example. for example. and many other areas.

The company has also been making a strategic push into the power generation industry. 5-6 • Copyright " © ARC Advisory Group• • For Internal Use Only . oil & gas. the company has shown good growth in other parts of the world. the company plays across all process industry segments. and chemical industries. and it has won several large power generation projects over the past year. refining.Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook • Supplier Profiles Partnerships and Acquisitions Partnerships. has not experienced the growth that other regions has enjoyed. such as chemicals and oil refining. It has done this very well in recent years and had established itself as a leading supplier in many of the growth regions. Another key strength comes from its decades of service to the most demanding of process industries. Key Industries While Yokogawa’ traditional strengths have been in the petrochemical. This has challenged Yokogawa to expand beyond the comfort of Japan. None to report. Strengths and Challenges Strengths: for decades. The breadth of its product offering is designed to serve these industries well. One of Yokogawa’s strengths comes from its The company maintains a leading position in the reputation as being committed to the industries that it has served Japan market. although still fairly large. and more recently. particularly in its native Japan. Acquisitions: None to report. Challenges: The home base market for Yokogawa.