Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released new modules for the STARDOM network-based control system. These include those with the high speed and reliability required for small- to medium-size turbomachinery and an upgraded CPU module for oil and gas upstream processes that features improved reliability and greater memory capacity.

The newly developed control modules include a servo module that controls the rotational speed of small- to medium-size turbomachinery and a high-speed protection module that protects machines by detecting anomalies such as excessive rotation speeds. The frequency input module measures rotational speeds with high accuracy (±0.1% of reading) even at speeds as low as 0.1 Hz, ensuring that wind turbines can operate smoothly in all conditions from strong winds to gentle breezes.

To support customers in the oil and gas industries, Yokogawa has enhanced the CPU module for the FCN-RTU controller to ensure best-in-class reliability.

It now has the same error check and correct (ECC) memory found in high-end PCs and the memory capacity has been doubled to facilitate the long-term storage of gas volume data and other on-site information.

Yokogawa has also enhanced its DNP3 software to comply with the latest DNP specifications and cover a wider range of SCADA applications. The VDS monitoring and controlling software (SCADA software) and other software for the STARDOM platform now support Windows7 thus ensuring that engineering, operation and monitoring can all be performed under the latest operating system.