Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the release of PRM R3.12. PRM is a software package that is capable of centrally managing large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment, thereby allowing their status to be monitored and diagnosed online. With PRM R3.12, self diagnostic information is now displayed in a more intuitive, easy to understand format based on the NAMUR NE107 recommendations, and network functions have been enhanced for upstream oil and gas applications. With this new release of its PRM package, Yokogawa aims to expand its share of the maintenance market.
Manufacturers in the process industry are constantly working to improve maintenance efficiency by using device management systems such as PRM that can centrally manage large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment in order to monitor their status and identify maintenance needs.
When a device management system detects multiple problems in more than one device, maintenance personnel must quickly assess the severity of each problem and prioritise their actions. Equipment failures in plants must be dealt with quickly, and so appropriate responses are required when it appears likely that a failure will soon occur. To satisfy these needs, this information is now displayed in an easier to understand format with PRM R3.12, allowing maintenance personnel to quickly judge which actions will receive top priority.
The new version of PRM also offers enhanced network functionality, including improved support of wireless and satellite communications for upstream oil and gas applications.
Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd
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