Emerson service center re-approved for nuclear industry

AUSTIN, TX (January 14, 2008) - Emerson Process Management today announced re-approval of the company's Instrument & Valve Services Columbia, SC, Service Center, as a supplier to nuclear power plants throughout the US and Canada. Approved products and services from this site are safety-related (non-ASME code) control valves, valve parts, Emerson's FlowScanner 6000 valve diagnostic system, FlowScanner calibration, and FlowScanner repairs.

The NUPIC (Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee) Audit Report, issued on December 6, 2007, followed a comprehensive audit of the facility by a team of nuclear industry experts. This approval provides nuclear plant procurement personnel the assurance that Emerson's Columbia Service Center adheres to quality programs in compliance with 10CFR50 Appendix B and Part 21 of the US Regulatory Commission (NRC) 18 Point Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants.

The FlowScanner 6000 valve diagnostic system provides the most accurate and safest way to diagnose control valves. This exceptional diagnostic tool acquires valve data through very accurate travel sensors, which is analyzed and viewed on laptop or tablet PC for plant personnel to use in maintaining optimum control valve performance.

According to Denny Cahill, vice president and general manager of Emerson's Instrument & Valve Services business, "The Columbia Service Center is uniquely staffed with trained personnel capable of providing safety-related valves and parts meeting nuclear power industry requirements on short notice. This is the only instrument & valve services center in North America dedicated to meeting short-lead-time delivery needs of non-code safety-related valves, parts, and services to this industry."

The Columbia Service Center also holds "R" Stamp certification from the National Board of Pressure Vessel Inspectors, allowing personnel from Columbia to make field repairs and alterations on Contek "S" Stamp desuperheaters at any customer location in the US. In addition, the Service Center holds "NR" Stamp certification, which qualifies site personnel to complete materials repairs to ASME Section III Code Pressure Boundary Parts.

The Columbia Service Center also holds an ASME NPT Certificate which enables this location to provide short lead time ASME code replacement parts.

Emerson is the largest North American supplier of instrument & valve services, related repairs, parts, and other services, with 54 locations across the US, Canada, and Mexico. Expert personnel are dedicated to help customers avoid unplanned costs and unscheduled maintenance through comprehensive startup, diagnostic, repair, and maintenance services. All technicians are factory-trained and receive frequent refresher programs and renewal certifications, enabling them to deliver only the highest quality of services to every customer.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Asset Optimization, a division of Emerson Process Management, is a leading worldwide supplier of services and technologies to increase the availability and performance of production assets for improved bottom line results.

Asset Optimization includes Instrument and Valve Services which play a key role in Emerson's mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include PlantWeb, AMS Suite, Fisher, FlowScanner, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Bristol, DeltaV, and Ovation.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion.