Distributed Control System (DCS)

A distributed control system (DCS) is a platform for automated control and operation of a plant or industrial process. A DCS combines the following into a single automated system: human machine interface (HMI), logic solvers, historian, common database, alarm management, and a common engineering suite. Over 10,000 plants entrust Yokogawa's DCS to deliver their production goals.

A Yokogawa DCS delivers critical operational infrastructure and enhanced business performance. Key benefits include:

  • Simple, fast, and low-risk upgrades – 40+ years of backwards compatibility
  • Highest field-proven system uptime
  • Extensive advanced application portfolio
  • Service and consulting to ensure benefits throughout your lifecycle


CENTUM VP has a simple & common architecture consisting of human machine interfaces, field control stations, and a control network.


CENTUM users enjoy the industry's lowest total cost of ownership over the plant lifecycle with a progressively compatible upgrade path and rock-solid reliability.

DCS Migration / Replacement

There is no one "right way" for migration -- every plant is unique in its operational priorities, budget constraints, legacy systems, and so on. Standing still with aging assets may not be the best option, but the way forward must be planned carefully and flexibly.

Agile Project Execution (APEX)

Agile Project Execution provides new engineering possibilities and changes the way projects can be planned and executed, reducing risk and adding flexibility to the schedule.