Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve maintenance efficiency by using software tools like plant resource managers that can centrally manage large amounts of data from monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment.

In response, Yokogawa Electric Corp. upgraded its plant resource manager (PRM) software tool for the centralized maintenance and management of monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment. PRM R3.20 is an upgrade to R3.12 and includes an improved management function for HART and ISA100 wireless field devices.

The new functions for Yokogawa’s PRM tool facilitate the collection of information from field devices for use in device maintenance and plant operations. Enhancements include quick access to Hart device status information, various management functions for field wireless devices, and compliance with FDT2.0, the latest FDT standard

The software is intended for use in applications such as onshore and offshore oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, pulp and paper, and electric power.