Yokogawa enhances CENTUM VP's unified gateway station
13 February 2012
Yokogawa Electric Corporation will release an enhanced version of the
CENTUM VP integrated production control system, the company's flagship
product, in March 2012.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation will release an enhanced version of the CENTUM VP integrated production control system in March
In this new version, support for the use of a dual-redundant unified gateway
station (UGS), which serves as the interface between CENTUM VP and other
control systems, has been added. In addition, an alarm monitoring function
is provided for the display of alarm information from other control systems
on the CENTUM VP human machine interface (HMI).
Now, only simple programming is required to build a highly reliable system with an additional
In addition to main process alarms, alarms from other control systems can be
displayed on the CENTUM VP HMI via an OPC-A&E server. Object Linking &
Embedding for Process Control (OPC) is a specification for connecting
measuring instruments and control systems. The OPC-A&E sub-specification is
for alarms and events. Yokogawa participates in the OPC Foundation, a US
non-profit organisation established to develop and enhance the OPC
interface, and OPC Council, Japan, a regional organisation of the OPC
Main target markets are process control and monitoring in industries such as
oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, pulp and paper,
pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, iron and steel, and water supply and
Applications include the control and monitoring of plants and production
equipment and the remote monitoring of water supply systems, wastewater
treatment facilities, power transmission/distribution facilities, and other
types of infrastructure.
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