Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed an enhanced version of the STARDOMTM network-based control system.
The STARDOM high-speed CPU module comes with a new function that enables Java applications to run on a STARDOM controller.
In addition, an oil flow rate calculation function has been added to meet the needs of oil and gas well operations.
STARDOM is a network-based control system whose principal components are the FCN autonomous controller, the VDS web-based HMI, and the FAST/TOOLSTM SCADA package.
Since first releasing STARDOM to the market in 2001, Yokogawa has continued to improve the functions of this system to satisfy its customers’ changing needs. Based on the concept of “Faster, Stronger, Smarter,” Yokogawa most recently released a new CPU module in March 2016.
This new release includes functionality for the on-site management of data that reduces the amount of communications traffic between central monitoring rooms and facilities distributed throughout a wide area.
1. Simplified system configuration
A Duolet function that enables Java applications to run on the FCN controller is now embedded in the high-speed CPU module.
Due to this function, the controller can be used to manage files and transmit data. This simplifies the overall system configuration by eliminating the need for a PC.
2. Function for calculating oil flow rate
In addition to an existing function for calculating the gas flow rate, a function for calculating the oil flow rate, based on American Petroleum Institute (API) guidelines, has been added.
This new function makes it possible to quantify the amount of produced water from an oil or gas well, which serves as a KPI for monitoring age-related degradation in performance and assists in efforts to improve recovery efficiency.
Support of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, has been added with this release.