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Integrated production control system includes enhanced PROFIBUS functionality

28 August 2012

The latest version of Yokogawa’s CENTUM VP integrated production control system – Release 5.02 – includes functions designed to improve the operability of the control and monitoring displays.

In addition, a PROFIBUS communication function has been enhanced to ensure plant operations are optimised by making full and effective use of digital information exchanged between intelligent field devices and the CENTUM VP system.

Additional changes to improve operational and maintenance efficiency include more memory for the storage of historical data, improved graphic display operability, enhanced control logic correlation, and standardised printing formats. These new functions allow the system to address the requirements of the VGB R 170C operational guideline.

The new version also includes the ALP121 module which, as specified in PROFIBUS User Organisation (PNO) guidelines, supports the use of redundant communication paths with subsystems, improving overall system reliability. The installation of additional devices and online parameter changes are also enabled, which makes it easier to maintain devices and operate a plant.

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