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Emerson Announces Predictive Capability in AMS Suite: Equipment Performance Monitor

June 282005
New software release enables users to easily predict future performance of process and mechanical equipment

AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 28, 2005) – Emerson Process Management has released version 4.0 of AMS™ Suite: Equipment Performance Monitor that enables users to predict future performance of mechanical and process equipment. The new release adds unique Predictive Analyst capability that supports predictive and proactive maintenance strategies, leading to increased plant availability and performance, and reduced maintenance costs. The new release expands the predictive technology that powers Emerson’s PlantWeb® digital plant architecture.

The AMS Performance Monitor’s new Predictive Analyst capability analyzes current performance of equipment as compared with the original design, and then predicts how equipment will be operating in future months. The tool determines when degraded performance will occur, enabling users to plan maintenance activities well in advance.

Results are displayed both as the “time to warning” and as a graphical representation so users can view the expected degradation curve, and values for any given period. In addition, PDF reports can be generated and e-mailed, including the configuration data and the generated results.

The Predictive Analyst in AMS Performance Monitor provides users with the ability to:
  • Predict asset performance for a specified operating period.
  • Predict the date(s) that asset performance will fall below specified values.
  • Predict the number of operating hours before a warning status is triggered.

    “We are constantly looking at methods and technological advantages to help our customers run their process more efficiently and save both operational and maintenance costs. This latest version of AMS Performance Monitor provides another mechanism to enable the move to proactive maintenance,” commented Craig Llewellyn, president of the Asset Optimization division of Emerson Process Management. “By using the Predictive Analyst capability, users can maximize the benefits of looking ahead and planning maintenance strategies to improve the availability of critical plant assets.”

    About AMS Performance Monitor
    AMS Performance Monitor, a key component of Emerson’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture, is the tool to enable operators and maintenance personnel to run their process more efficiently, track operating performance against targets, schedule maintenance activities, troubleshoot problems remotely and determine the root cause of equipment inefficiencies. AMS Performance Monitor provides accurate monitoring of assets including gas and steam turbines, compressors, boilers, pumps and heat exchangers.

    About AMS Suite
    AMS Suite is an integrated family of software applications for predictive maintenance, performance monitoring and economic optimization. AMS Suite enables companies to dramatically improve plant availability, throughput and product quality while reducing operations, maintenance and utility costs. Emerson complements AMS Suite with PlantWeb Services to ensure successful implementation of the application and maximize the value delivered to manufacturers. For additional information on AMS Suite and PlantWeb Services visit the website at www.assetweb.com. Further information of AMS Performance Monitor is available at www.AMSPerformanceMonitor.com.

    About Emerson Process Management
    Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), 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, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, 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 2004 were $15.6 billion. For more information, visit www.GoToEmerson.com.

    PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, DeltaV™, Ovation®, and AMS™ are marks of one of the Emerson Process Management companies. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.
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