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Yokogawa releases platform for Advanced Control and Estimation R5.03

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Yokogawa and Shell have jointly developed Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation R5.03 and will release it on 2 June as a solution under the OpreXTM Asset Operations and Optimization family.

Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation is a software suite that brings together Shell's advanced plant process control technology and Yokogawa's real-time control technology to help customers improve productivity by increasing product yield and reducing energy consumption.

This version upgrade supports Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA)*, the latest version of a communication standard that improves plant systems interoperability and security, and provides the basis for digital transformation to help customers transition to industrial autonomy.

Development background

Advanced process control (APC) systems improve product yield and reduce energy consumption by maintaining temperature, flow rate, pressure, and other process values within a set range and keeping them as close as possible to their optimal set points. Such systems are increasingly used in facilities such as oil refineries, petrochemical plants, chemical plants, and LNG trains.

Yokogawa's Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation suite delivers the following functionalities:

  • Multivariable model predictive control (the control of multiple variables based on predictions made using models of the dynamic characteristics of plant responses).
  • Soft sensing for estimating quality in real-time based on temperature, flow rate, pressure, and other process values.
  • Customisation of calculations.

Yokogawa has continued to enhance this suite in response to changing customer requirements. The release of version R5.03 meets urgent industry needs for enhanced plant systems interoperability and security.

*OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. OPC UA is recognized as a communication standard for Industry 4.0, benefitting from high security and scalability without hardware or OS dependence.

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