Tokyo, Japan - November 16, 2022
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that on December 13, it will be releasing CENTUM VP R6.10, a new version of the flagship Yokogawa integrated production control system in the OpreX Control and Safety System lineup that enables the steam turbine control for compressor drive and the integrated control of multiple compressor trains*. With this release, new functionality is enabled for the CCC InsideTM for Yokogawa CENTUM VP solution that was jointly developed by Compressor Controls LLC (CCC) and Yokogawa. In addition to allowing process control and turbomachinery control to be carried out on the same CENTUM VP system, the scope of control that can be performed with a single system has been extended, allowing the streamlining not only of operations, but also of engineering, procurement, and maintenance.
* Compressor train: multiple compressors and a motor or steam turbine to drive the compressors connected to a shaft.
Conventionally, different systems have been used to control processes and the large number of turbomachines found in plants, meaning users had to manage and operate multiple systems. To address this issue, Yokogawa worked with CCC to develop CCC InsideTM for Yokogawa CENTUM VP. Released in November 2021, this solution enables CENTUM VP to control both processes and turbomachinery.
For the many different steam turbines and compressor trains that are found in plants, customers want to be able to expand the scope of control and streamline operations, engineering, and maintenance by using a single production control system. To enable the steam turbine control for compressor drive and integrated control of compressor trains and expand the scope of control with CCC InsideTM for Yokogawa CENTUM VP, Yokogawa has developed this latest release of the CENTUM VP system.
- Expanded scope of control with support for steam turbine control for compressor drive
With this release, it is now possible for CCC control algorithms running on CENTUM VP to control steam turbines for compressor drive. This allows whole compressor system which contains steam turbine control to be monitored and controlled from the same human-machine interface (HMI) used for conventional process control. The ability to use the same hardware to perform these functions simplifies engineering, procurement, and maintenance, reduces the need for spare parts, lowers maintenance costs, and helps to reduce the workload for maintenance planning and implementation.
Image of integrated human-machine interface of CCC InsideTM for Yokogawa CENTUM VP
- Optimization through the integrated control of multiple compressor trains
Yokogawa has enabled the control of multiple compressor trains, of which many can be found in customers' plants, by working with CCC to develop a function block for the integrated control of multiple compressor trains, and has realized overall optimized control through the distribution of the compressor load.
Major Target Markets
Oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electric power, etc.
Control of steam turbine control for compressor drive and the integrated control of multiple compressor trains
About CCC InsideTM
CCC InsideTM was developed to deploy CCC control algorithms and expertise into DCS platforms. The control algorithms are based on the same code structure of CCC Pro BuiltTM platforms, maintaining consistency and reliability. CCC Inside is delivered with native human machine interfaces for the DCS operator station and direct integration with the alarm system. CCC Engineering Utilities further facilitate configuration and tuning, with high-resolution recording capabilities. CCC Inside is engineered and commissioned by CCC global project and field service teams.
About the CENTUM series
Yokogawa released its CENTUM distributed control system (DCS) in 1975, a world first. CENTUM VP is the ninth generation in the CENTUM series. Known for their rugged performance, CENTUM systems set high standards for engineering and technology excellence while ensuring backwards compatibility with previous system versions and support of the latest technology applications. Knowledge-driven engineering lies at the heart of CENTUM, a Yokogawa flagship product that has been proudly serving the process industry over the past 40+ years.
OpreX is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa's industrial automation (IA) and control business. The OpreX name stands for excellence in the technologies and solutions that Yokogawa cultivates through the co-creation of value with its customers, and encompasses the entire range of Yokogawa's IA products, services, and solutions. This brand comprises the following five categories: OpreX Transformation, OpreX Control, OpreX Measurement, OpreX Execution, and OpreX Lifecycle. One of the product groups that make up the OpreX Control category is the OpreX Control and Safety System family, which includes the CENTUM VP DCS. With its various OpreX Control solutions, Yokogawa is able to quickly effect changes for its customers that lead to a transformation in such areas as management and operations, and provides highly reliable control technology that ensures high efficiency, high quality, and safe and stable plant operations.
With the OpreX brand, Yokogawa will deliver integrated solutions that address specific needs and support its customers in their efforts to transform and grow their businesses.
Yokogawa provides advanced solutions in the areas of measurement, control, and information to customers across a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and food. Yokogawa addresses customer issues regarding the optimization of production, assets, and the supply chain with the effective application of digital technologies, enabling the transition to autonomous operations.
Founded in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa continues to work toward a sustainable society through its 17,000+ employees in a global network of 122 companies spanning 61 countries.
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