The release has been designed to significantly reduce engineering of large geographically dispersed systems, which requires both a different engineering approach and central managed deployment, said a statement.

The introduction of a master enterprise engineering database establishes a single engineering environment containing all common enterprise definitions and deployment data. This is easier to manage, less restrictive, and less complex than distributed databases, it said.

Yokogawa has identified a rising need for the integration of the various disciplines and functions required for the delivery of human-centric information solutions utilising new technologies such as industrial cloud computing, industrial SaaS, and the Industrial Internet of Things.

In essence, the aim is to connect sensors, devices, and plant facilities to facilitate the remote access of data and enable supervisory control from just about anywhere.

The FAST/TOOLS enterprise automation platform will address these needs by offering comprehensive solutions for the deployment, operation, and monitoring of control system environments. This will help companies make faster decisions, reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), and achieve operational excellence.

The main features include enterprise engineering management, which will reduce engineering time during the design phase and reduce travel time and costs for engineers and designers; enhanced data sharing, which will help user unlock actionable insights from big data; improved operational alarm management, which will help reduce the number of maintenance- and commissioning-related nuisance alarms that can distract operators from responding to key operational alarms; and role-based geo intelligence, which will allow users to sign in to the system using their OS login credentials.

Nobuaki Konishi, head of the PA Systems Business Center at Yokogawa’s Platform Business Headquarters, said: “Yokogawa has embarked on a new approach to concurrent engineering management that will speed up project execution by making it possible for engineering to be carried out simultaneously from any location.

“This includes the ability to take part in factory acceptance tests from any remote location. R10.02 offers significant enhancements in engineering efficiency and functionality that give our customers greater flexibility in how they work.”

The main target markets for the package includes oil and gas upstream/midstream, petrochemicals, chemicals, renewable energy, power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, iron and steel, water supply, and wastewater treatment.

Source: Trade Arabia