Yokogawa highlights reliability with Offshore offering

01 September 2007

Yokogawa will showcase its VigilantPlant concept, alongside other solutions, at a forthcoming oil and gas exhibition, from 4 to 7 September 2007, in Aberdeen.

Visitors to the Japanese company’s stand, at Offshore Europe, can explore the solution claimed to optimise the monitoring and control of processes.

Products and systems embraced by the VigilantPlant concept include distributed and network control systems, analytical instrumentation and field instruments and transmitters. The company’s systems are linked by asset management, optimisation and integrated information systems which connect plant control with financial and business aspects.

Also on stand will be a range of oil and gas upstream production solutions, designed for reliability and low cost. These are claimed to reduce the business risk for the full life cycle of the field operation, and cover offshore, onshore, and pipeline facilities, with integration of systems across these areas.

Oil and gas fields are primarily in remote locations, which often have extreme climates and difficult working conditions, therefore, reliability is a key attribute. Yokogawa says its products are manufactured to withstand extreme cold and heat, and can be mounted in explosive atmospheres.

Facilities for enhanced diagnostics with remote monitoring and repair further reduce the cost of operating remote facilities such as well heads and subsea systems.

Yokogawa provided the first subsea high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS), claimed to have reduced flow-line manufacturing costs by $20 million (approximately £10 million). To date the company has supplied over 90% of SIL certified subsea HIPPS.

The company also claims a world first with the installation of a fully digital subsea metering system, using Foundation fieldbus technology. Yokogawa guarantees its metering system, made up of a Stardom controller and an EJX pressure transmitter, for ten years.

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