100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

CENTUM VP Distributed Control System

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CENTUM VP is Yokogawa’s latest distributed control system (DCS). Yokogawa’s nearly 40 years of knowledge and experience with DCS’s has gone into its development.

CENTUM VP has an intuitive human machine interface and power field control stations capable of processing data faster and more reliably. One nice feature is their “pair & spare” CPU configuration. With this configuration CENTUM VP achieves 99.99999% (seven-9s) availability.


CENTUM VP is also a highly reliable platform that provides system operators integrated access to intelligent instrumentation diagnostics and subsystem data.

CENTUM VP complies with the rules and requirements of the VGB R170C guidelines developed by VGB PowerTech e.V., which represents the interests of power plant operators as well as power industry related manufacturers and institutions.

Long Term Support

Yokogawa ensures the long-time support of its legacy systems and minimizes upgrade costs by utilizing existing systems as much as possible.

A number of CENTUM V systems dating back as far as 1983 are still in operation in industrial plants, which is a good indication of the level of long-term support that we provide our customers.

Different generations of the CENTUM series production control systems can be interconnected and interactively operated.

Concept of CENTUM VP

The CENTUM VP is designed to empower operations to See Clearly, Know in Advance and Act with Agility.

See Clearly (Information Visibility)

CENTUM VP makes critical plant information visible in a meaningful and actionable manner. CENTUM VP captures plant-wide data without delay and delivers the right information to the right people at the right time.

Know in Advance (Performance Foresight)

CENTUM VP delivers the knowledge necessary to anticipate changes and to make fast, informed decisions. CENTUM VP enables quick synthesis of analytic insights from the historical, real-time, and future-predictive perspectives. Allowing people to make fast intelligent decisions every day.

Act with Agility (Operational Agility)

CENTUM VP helps to implement decisions throughout the value chain without delay. CENTUM VP speeds up task coordination and navigation, enhancing the flexibility of production and adaptability of business. Constantly systemizing and automating operational best practices, CENTUM VP prevents delays and preempts bottlenecks.

For more information about Yokogawa products and to see how Cross Company can work with your team to integrate a Yokogawa product into your process, contact one of our process control experts!