Yokogawa Releases Exaquantum R3.01

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of Exaquantum R3.01.

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of Exaquantum R3.01. Compared to the previous version of the Exaquantum plant information management system, Exaquantum R3.01 delivers a six-fold increase in data acquisition performance and can handle five times as many data points (tags).

Development Background

Plant operators seek to acquire temperature, pressure, and other types of data to better understand what is happening in their plants and obtain insights needed to improve equipment and operating procedures. In keeping with the industry “big data” trend of utilizing ever-growing amounts of data, there is a rising need for information management solutions that can acquire more data points and have higher acquisition speeds.

To meet these requirements, Yokogawa has created Exaquantum R3.01. This latest version of Exaquantum delivers a quantum increase in the data acquisition speed and the number of tags that can be handled by a server, giving plant operators a much more detailed understanding of their plant processes. Positioning Exaquantum R3.01 as a data historian platform for acquiring and storing the plant data needed to improve plant operations, Yokogawa will utilize this product to create value with its customers and expand its solutions business.

Enhancements

1. Increased data acquisition speed

Including closing processing* time, Exaquantum R3.01 achieves an event-driven data acquisition and processing speed of 600,000 tag updates per minute, which is six times faster than our previous release. In less time, this software can obtain more detailed information on the changes that are taking place in a plant’s processes.

2. Increased number of tags that can be handled

With Exaquantum R3.01, a server can now handle up to 500,000 tags, five times the amount possible with our previous release. This dramatically increases the amount of information our customers have at their fingertips. By being able to analyze a wider range of process data, they can obtain a much more accurate understanding of what is happening in a process and zero in on solutions that will improve their plant operations.

3. Support for tablets

With Exaquantum R3.01, users can now access their data not only from a browser on a desktop or laptop PC, but also any Windows or iOS tablet. This gives anytime, anywhere access to plant information and aids troubleshooting for rapid resolution of production issues.

4. Improved engineering tools

Exaquantum R3.01 comes with an improved conversion tool that allows users to convert Exaquantum R3.01 graphic windows so that they can be viewed from inside an operation and monitoring window (graphic window) of Yokogawa’s flagship product, the CENTUM VP integrated production control system. This conversion tool now has the capability to simultaneously convert multiple process graphics. Other engineering tools available for use with Exaquantum R3.01 have been improved to reduce engineering workload.

Main Markets

Industries such as oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, pulp and paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and water treatment

Applications

-Real-time creation of plant process databases

-Processing of acquired data by means of arithmetic and other operations

-Display of acquired data in graphics, trend charts, spreadsheets, etc.

About Exaquantum

Exaquantum is a Plant Information Management System (PIMS) that is used in a wide variety of industries, including oil & gas, oil & refining, petrochemicals, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, pulp and paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and water treatment.

The large amount of data stored in a control system is an important asset that can be used by management to improve productivity, quality and safety. Exaquantum acquires, processes, and stores control system data and provides it to applications in the manufacturing execution system (MES) domain for use in managing and analyzing operations. Exaquantum provides an environment in which data can be analyzed not only from the viewpoint of plant operations and management, but also from a business and management perspective, and facilitates the flow of information both at the field and management levels in order to make real-time management a reality.

For more information on Exaquantum R3.01, please visit here.

*Defined as the performance of calculations using acquired process data to obtain values (average, standard deviation, sum, maximum/minimum, etc.) for a given period (on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis), and the automatic generation of this data on a server.

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