Yokogawa Electric Corporation released its Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS) R1.03, the latest version of an enterprise level pipeline applications suite first released in June 2015.
Developed for deployment at the heart of the pipeline operations management environment, EPMS supplements a core SCADA platform with specific gas and liquid applications that enable a pipeline operator to manage delivery contracts and associated logistics in a safe, cost effective, and efficient manner.
Pipeline SCADA systems in use today have been tailored to suit a specific set of circumstances. They lack both a standard system foundation for supporting pluggable application modules and a core design that ensures interoperability with enterprise IT environments and policies. The maintenance and upgrade of tailor-made applications that often have a complex system architecture for protection from security breaches poses increasing challenges for pipeline operators.
EPMS is made for pipeline applications that may be used in combination with common supervisory and monitoring functions, and is based on a secure modular platform.
As no two pipeline applications are identical and operational philosophies can differ from one pipeline operator to the next, the EPMS suite allows for easy modification of templates and functions, without having to call in pipeline application experts. EPMS can also come in combination with advanced pipeline simulation solutions that reduce commissioning time and enable the full simulation of the pipeline operations management environment for the training of operators.
New functionality for the product includes:
• Enhanced interface management
• Shared use of physical devices
• Enhanced batch management