Automation & IT / Safety Instrumented Systems

Yokogawa VPSRemote Service Solution Supports Remote Monitoring and Engineering

By Chemical Processing staff

Nov 12, 2013

As part of its VPS initiative, Yokogawa Electric Corp. said it will release an upgraded VPSRemote service solution on Nov. 22. VPSRemote is a solution for the remote monitoring and general and preventive maintenance of systems.

The upgraded VPSRemote now allows users to link their plants around the world and provide operation support and engineering services from specified locations on the network. The upgraded VPSRemote solution can now be used with information systems as well as control systems.

With this upgrade to VPSRemote, customers now can set up a dedicated network linking their plants and engineering departments. Via this network, company personnel can share access to system displays and, in real time, perform operations, set parameters, and change settings from any location on the network

Previously, VPSRemote could only be used with the CENTUM integrated production control system and the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system. The upgraded VPSRemote service now covers information systems such as the Exaquantum plant information management system. Using VPSRemote, both Yokogawa’s Global Response Centers and Yokogawa’s customers now have the ability to remotely monitor and maintain the control and information systems at plants 24 hours a day, all year round.

Target markets include the oil, petrochemical, iron and steel, pulp and paper, electric power and gas industries.

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