BEKA announces vendor agreement with Yokogawa

BEKA announces vendor agreement with Yokogawa

September 2005

PR 0705

For Immediate Publication

BEKA announces vendor agreement with Yokogawa

Following a number of reciprocal visits to Japan and the UK, BEKA are pleased to announce the conferring of a Global Preferred Vendor Agreement for their comprehensive range of Fieldbus displays. BEKA's market leading intrinsically safe and Type n (zone 2) 4/20mA loop-powered indicators will also gain preferential consideration for the many large international projects for which Yokogawa are currently enjoying significant success.

Fieldbus solutions are being increasingly favoured for green-field projects and large plant revamps, mainly due to the proven cost savings available during installation and commissioning. The new FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus and PROFIBUS displays available from BEKA respond to the continuing need to remotely monitor these plants by presenting up to eight process variables via a large, back-lit, easily readable LCD display. Rugged field and panel mounting versions offer user-friendly pushbutton navigation coupled with additional capabilities such as customised screens. Conventional displays are naturally dedicated to single analogue loops but continue to perform a vital role in providing operational feedback remotely on plant, at the point of use away from the control room environment.

Yokogawa continues to enjoy significant success within the petrochemical and other sectors, with over 17,000 DCS systems now installed worldwide. The CENTUM CS 3000 R3, the latest version of Yokogawa's DCS, employs various revolutionary technologies such as FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus and offers solutions for both plant control and plant-wide integration, being a core building block of Yokogawa's VigilantPlant™ solutions. The supply agreement with BEKA complements their comprehensive range of field mounting instrumentation and extends to their Head Office and four regional headquarters in Singapore, China, Netherlands and USA, plus another 23 subsidiary offices that cover all the important global sectors.

As a small but successful UK manufacturer BEKA looks forward to a long and friendly relationship with their new multinational partner, and hopes to forge a co-operation that will bring mutual rewards to both parties.

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