New On-Line SIS training courses, including a free one

Online courses provide in-depth information on design, implementation and service of smart Safety Instrumented Systems

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 5, 2006) - Emerson Process Management is now offering comprehensive courses on smart Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) with eLearning online training ( ). The new Safety Engineering courses provide in-depth information on SIS design, implementation and service for professionals who are participating in an SIS project in either a primary or a supporting role.

"Participants can choose from a 16-hour overview for managers, supervisors and team members who play supporting roles on an SIS project, or a 32-hour in-depth course for professionals responsible for specifying and implementing SIS," says Pat Garland of Emerson's Educational Services. "Both courses provide fundamentals and practical tips for SIS planning, selection and implementation and include access to Emerson SIS experts. In addition, each course is modular and each module is automatically archived as completed, making it easy for the student to study on their schedule."

The new user-friendly courses offer detailed information on SIS terminology and the safety lifecycle, risk and probability, process hazard analysis, risk analysis, safety integrity level (SIL) determination, reliability engineering, safety requirement specification (SRS) and SIS design, and start-up and operation. SIS classroom courses are also available. Classroom courses include small group hands-on sessions, one-on-one time with instructors, and the opportunity to interact with customers in the same line of business with the same interests and questions.

"Emerson offers over 300 courses a year at regional training centers, factory workshops, online, and in locally delivered or on-site classes," says Garland. "We are committed to providing quality training for our customers-so they can better engineer, operate, maintain, and manage the industrial process and achieve peak plant and process performance."

Emerson also offers a free introduction to the basics of Safety Instrumented Systems, as well as courses on a broad range of other process-management topics, in their online PlantWeb University learning center ( )

About Emerson Educational Services
Emerson Educational Services offers more than 300 courses every year in regional training centers, online, in on-site or locally delivered classes, and with video and computer-based training aids and packaged training products. The Educational Services team brings over 60 years training experience to provide a quality education for manufacturing professionals worldwide. Their certification program for instructors, courseware, and training hardware ensures knowledgeable and skilled trainers delivering current information on state-of-the-art equipment.

About PlantWeb University
PlantWeb University offers a user-friendly course format that makes it easy to understand and evaluate new ways to improve project, process and plant performance. The Business School focuses on improving plant profitability-how to improve plant efficiency, reduce costs and increase availability, and how to improve profitability. The Engineering School explores leading automation technologies such as FOUNDATION fieldbus and HART Communication and provides practical advice on engineering safety instrumented systems.

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, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb, DeltaV, Ovation, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Daniel, Bristol and AMS Suite.

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 2005 were $17.3 billion.
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