Emerson Enables Any Plant to Use Fieldbus Strengths for Online Asset Management and Control with Rosemount® 3420 Fieldbus Interface Module (FIM) | Automation.com

Emerson Enables Any Plant to Use Fieldbus Strengths for Online Asset Management and Control with Rosemount® 3420 Fieldbus Interface Module (FIM)

August 222005
CHANHASSEN, MINN (August 22, 2005) -- Emerson Process Management has announced the latest release of the Rosemount® 3420 Fieldbus Interface Module (FIM). Designed for users in facilities without fieldbus I/O, the Rosemount FIM enables installation of FOUNDATION™ fieldbus devices with any host system. This capability extends the proven benefits of PlantWeb® digital architecture to existing plants.

The latest release of the Rosemount 3420 provides access to predictive diagnostic information from the fieldbus devices, enabling asset management and performance optimization within the AMS™ Suite: Intelligent Device Manager software. For example, users are able to add powerful AMS SNAP-ON™ applications like AMS ValveLink® for continuous monitoring of digital valve health, allowing predictive maintenance and avoidance of abnormal situations. The FIM also enables control-in-the-field using peer-to-peer communications between fieldbus devices.

Process monitoring such as temperature and machinery monitoring, and many smaller discrete areas of process automation in the plant can be improved when automated with fieldbus devices, through the Rosemount 3420; included are Flare Automation, Remote Loading/Unloading Docks, or Metering Stations.

The Rosemount 3420 FIM uses web server technology to simplify commissioning, configuration and maintenance tasks. The scaleable architecture provides a maximum of four separate FOUNDATION fieldbus segments, including power conditioners. Control can be shifted into the field, enabling tighter action and higher production yields.

External communications with any basic process control system are achieved using Modbus® RTU (RS485), Modbus TCP/IP (Ethernet), HSE and OPC interfaces. The Rosemount 3420 is also compatible with commercially available wireless solutions. Full support is available from Emerson for fieldbus segment design, engineering, host integration, installation, commissioning and staff training.

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®, Rosemount®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, DeltaV(TM), Ovation®, and AMS(TM) 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, Rosemount, Micro Motion, Fisher, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS are marks of Emerson Process Management. All other marks are the property of their respective holders.
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