Recognising that most enterprises will take a hybrid approach to management and control solutions, Yokogawa has developed FAST/TOOLS ® R10.01 to help customers better utilise their application investments and transform data into meaningful information.
According to company Vice President, Nobuaki Konishi, ‘version R10.01 offers significant enhancements in operator efficiency and application usability’.
The main features of the software are:
1. Enabling the adoption of enterprise solutions.
Multiple layers can be used within a single organisation, with organic data exchange between these layers. An enterprise operation module is responsible for gathering the data across several levels on different servers and allows for supervision at the upper layer single operator console.
2. Information model (process hierarchy).
Yokogawa has implemented an ‘information model’ to allow for process hierarchies. This means that multilevel namespaces can be created up to 128 levels, and up to 255 characters.
3. New relational database management system (RDBMS) interfaces to the enterprise environment.
Yokogawa has released an embedded RDBMS engine which allows customers to perform more complex queries that cross section FAST/TOOLS data and integrate that data into their own Microsoft SQL® or Oracle® like environments. Yokogawa also works with virtual environments to give customers built in cloud backup and disaster recovery in this area.
4. Wireless mobility solution enhancements.
New software gives customers access to their information on any device with new touch optimized experiences on Android and other device platforms with new input components, alarm widgets and alarm acknowledgement capabilities, trending, reporting, and faceplates.
5. Enhanced Prosafe-RS support for upstream oil and gas applications.
Yokogawa has integrated gas flow rate calculation functions, with an easy to navigate parameter settings overview for American Gas Association (AGA) calculation and the ability to create hourly/daily/monthly/closing reports on totals/averages/PVs/flow times, and shut in times.
6. Distributed temperature sensing and FAST/TOOLS.
With the new software, it is now possible to easily create three dimensional data from the sample interval, which is returned as block data. The advanced trend component can display distance against temperature or time against temperature, and DTSX sample data integrity is guaranteed by data buffering capabilities and automatic recovery in the event of a network interrupt.
Adapted from press release by Emma McAleavey
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