Yokogawa Australia has released an enhanced version of its ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, ProSafe-RS R2.01.00.
This new version is smoothly integrated with Yokogawa Australia’s new production control system, CENTUM VP and offers improved security and support for Windows Vista.
These enhancements strike the optimum balance between improved operational efficiency and safety.
In addition to running on the new Windows Vista software, the ProSafe-RS offers users enhanced security for PC components and keeps plants secure by restricting communications, controlling access to folders and the registry and preventing unauthorised access from outside.
The system is designed for use in oil, natural gas, petrochemical and other process industries that use systems for emergency plant shutdown, fire prevention/fighting and burner management.
Released in February 2005, the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system helps to prevent accidents by detecting unusual conditions in plant operations and taking emergency actions such as shutting down the plant.
Unlike conventional safety instrumented systems and distributed control systems, which are regarded as having different roles/functions and operate separately, the operation of ProSafe-RS and CENTUM series can be fully integrated.
Furthermore, an independent certification body has certified that ProSafe-RS conforms to the IEC61508 international safety standard and can be used in SIL3 applications.
As a result, ProSafe-RS is held in high regard by users and has been installed in more than 300 projects worldwide since its release.