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Emerson announces certification for its instrument calibration laboratory

International certification assures users of highest precision and repeatability at very low flows

HATFIELD, PA (December 19, 2006) - Emerson Process Management announces the successful qualification of its Brooks Instrument calibration laboratory to traceable, internationally recognized standards for its line of QUANTIM low-flow Coriolis mass flow instruments. By achieving this certification, Emerson is leading the way in assuring the highest levels of precision and repeatability for the tightening needs of the industries it serves.

The Brooks Instrument laboratory certification confirms the Brooks QUANTIM measurement accuracy to the industry's highest levels for low-flow mass flow. This translates to better process control, allowing customers to tighten their process tolerances to further improve yield and reduce waste and rework.

For research applications, accurate, reliable low-flow measurement permits more efficient scale-up to production, where high flow Coriolis meters, such as Micro Motion flow meters, are in common use.

As a result of this certification, the Brooks laboratory is now in compliance with the ISO GUM and certified by the NMi. GUM is the Guide to the Expression of the Uncertainty in the Measurement. NMi is the Dutch Weights and Measures agency, and is internationally recognized as a competent authority in the measurement arena.

NMi confirmed the Brooks Instrument calibration test facility (called: Calibration and Measurement Capability: CMC) to 0.06% uncertainty at very low flows. This result is three times the published accuracy of the QUANTIM mass flow controller itself (0.2%), so that a high level of confidence is reached. Every QUANTIM produced is calibrated on the new ISO-certified test facility. An optional certificate is available for customers who require document traceability.

With flow rate ranges between 1 gr/hr and 28 kg/hr, depending on tube size, QUANTIM is the lowest flow Coriolis meter and controller available on the market today. In addition to measuring mass flow, the device can simultaneously measure density and temperature accurately, making it a true multivariable instrument. QUANTIM has a fully integrated sensor, transmitter, valve, and control electronics. With a footprint the size of a handheld organizer, the basic model fits neatly into tight spaces.

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, life science and other industries. A division of Emerson, Brooks Instrument has supplied liquid and gas process control solutions to industries throughout the world and manufactures a complete line of flow measurement and control instrumentation including thermal mass, variable area, Coriolis, and positive displacement flowmeters, as well as a full line of supporting accessories. Brooks' technology and expertise play a key role in Emerson's combining of superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson's brands include PlantWeb Brooks, QUANTIM, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Bristol, Daniel, DeltaV, Ovation 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 2006 were $20.1 billion.
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