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Yokogawa upgrades Plant Resource Manager

TOKYO, February 28, 2016

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has release of version R3.30 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM) software tool for the centralized management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment.

PRM R3.30 is an upgrade to R3.20 and includes an improved management function for HART and enhancements to the navigation function. With this new PRM version, Yokogawa aims to capture a larger share of the plant maintenance market.

A field network communications protocol developed by the HART Communication Foundation. While the latest version of this protocol is HART7, HART5 and 6 are still in wide use, a statement said.

Enhancements

1.    Quick access to HART device status information

PRM can now obtain start-up, stop, failure, and other status information from Yokogawa HART7 compliant devices in almost real time via the N-IO (Network-IO) field input/output (IO) device that was developed for use with the latest version (R4.01) of the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, which was released to the market in November 2015. For other companies' HART5, 6, and 7 compliant devices, PRM can collect information at 1 minute intervals. With PRM R3.20, data collection at intervals of 10 to 60 minutes was supported.

2. Intuitive display of device information

Icons indicating the importance of individual devices are now displayed in the device status window of the navigation screen. If a problem occurs somewhere in the plant, operators can use this information and the self-diagnostic information displayed for the devices to make a quick, priority-based response.

3. Targeted issuance of alarms

PRM has a maintenance alarm function that issues alarms for display at CENTUM series integrated production control system HISs. Previously, alarms were issued to all HISs. With this latest version of PRM, it is now possible to specify which HIS should receive alarms from a specific device. Individual operators now only receive alarms from those devices that they are responsible for. – TradeArabia News Service




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