Yokogawa ElectricCorporation”s upgraded version of its STARDOMnetwork-based control system is designed to improve the system”s competitiveness in the oil, natural gas,petrochemical, and other energy and raw material markets. Keyfeatures of the enhancements are an improved communication function forcontrolling widely-distributed production facilities and the capabilityto enhance control system reliability by using STARDOM in combinationwith other control devices in a large plant.STARDOM is anopen network-based control system comprised of function-specificcontrol, operation, and monitoring components that can beinterconnected flexibly and on a scaleable basis using networkingtechnology. STARDOM is a good fit for controlling shared-use plantfacilities, and can be integrated with Yokogawa’s flagship CENTUMseries integrated production control system, which is designed for mainprocess control.