Yokogawa releases PRM Commissioning Support Package R1.02

Yokogawa has announced the development and 1 July release of the PRM Commissioning Support Package R1.02, an OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family solution that is used to perform plant commissioning and periodic maintenance.

The PRM Commissioning Support Package R1.02 uses field digital technology to improve efficiency in commissioning and periodic maintenance. With this upgrade to PRM Commissioning Support Package R1.01, support for Windows 10 and a new function that improves work efficiency have been added.

Development Background

Field digital technology using open field digital communication protocols such as FOUNDATION Fieldbus and HART is increasingly being deployed in plants, enabling the sharing between field devices and control systems of device information other than measured values that can be used to maintain the plant equipment.

Yokogawa’s PRM Commissioning Support Package makes use of field digital technology to improve efficiency with plant commissioning by automating loop checks and facilitating the checking of connections between devices. Manual loop checks are labor intensive as they require all installed field devices to be individually operated. Deployment of the PRM Commissioning Support Package reduces the time required to check communications between field devices and control systems, helps to prevents human error, speeds up commissioning, and improves the overall quality of commissioning and maintenance work.

With this latest upgrade to the PRM Commissioning Support Package, Yokogawa has enhanced its functionality to meet the need for further reductions in plant commissioning and periodic maintenance time, and the need for support of the latest operating systems.


1.New function that improves work efficiency

A new function for the early detection of field device connection errors has been added. By automatically comparing the tag information defined in the control system/safety instrumented system engineering environment with the tag information set for each field device, this quickly and efficiently detects device connection errors.

2. Support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Support for the latest operating systems has been added: For PCs, Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit and Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB 64-bit are now supported; for servers, Windows Server 2016 Standard 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit are now supported.

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