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Leadership award for Yokogawa

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has received the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the wireless solutions category. The award is presented to companies around the world that are the best in class in a specific category.

Field wireless systems

Field wireless systems enable a plant’s field devices and host level monitoring and control systems to communicate wirelessly with each other. This has many advantages such as allowing the placement of field instruments or analytical sensors in difficult to wire locations, which eliminates the need for cables to connect devices and reduces installation costs.

The world’s first ISA100.11a compliant wireless system devices and wireless pressure and temperature transmitters were released by Yokogawa in July 2010. In accordance with the ‘wireless anywhere; concept, announced in 2013, Yokogawa is looking to promote the plant wide use of field wireless systems by developing new ISA100 wireless™ devices. In December last year, the company started providing a wireless communications module with a built in antenna that can help field device manufacturers significantly shorten the time needed for developing wireless solutions. Later this year, the company also plans to release a multi protocol wireless adaptor that will enable wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 wireless devices.

The award

Yokogawa was selected by Frost & Sullivan for this award because of the company’s efforts to develop ISA100 wireless solutions that enable high reliability, openness, and interoperability. In selecting the award receipt, Frost & Sullivan evaluated companies based on whether they enabled the creation of new products, enhanced current products, enabled new applications, had potential for market acceptance, and had a breadth of access to technology. Yokogawa was recognised for making a superior contribution in developing innovative field wireless solutions. 

Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.

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