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Emerson engineers receive Excellence in Documentation Award from ISA

AUSTIN, TEXAS - October 29, 2007 - Emerson Process Management engineers Terry Blevins, Deji Chen, Mark Nixon, and Willy Wojsznis have received the Instrument, Systems, and Automation (ISA) society's Excellence in Documentation award for their ISA EXPO 2006 technical paper, "Improving PID Control with Unreliable Communications." The annual award, which carries a $1,000 honorarium and plaque, recognizes authors for the "most outstanding" article, technical paper, or other document published by ISA. The award was presented during the ISA's Honors and Awards Gala held in conjunction with the ISA EXPO 2007 in Houston on Monday, October 1, 2007.

Process Automation Hall of Fame member Terrence L. "Terry" Blevins is a principal technologist at Emerson Process Management. Terry has applied his expertise in areas ranging from function block technology in FOUNDATION fieldbus to embedded advanced controls and adaptive technologies in the DeltaV system.

Dr. Deji Chen, a principal software engineer with Emerson Process Management, has published numerous technical papers on system diagnostics and wireless communications in process control.

Dr. Willy Wojsznis is a technologist at Emerson Process Management. Terry and Willy were also the recipients of The Ray Molloy Award for authoring the best-selling ISA book, Advanced Control Unleashed. Terry and Willy are prolific inventors at Emerson, each responsible for more than twenty patents in the areas of advanced control and process automation.

Mark Nixon, an innovator and holder of forty patents, is a lead DeltaV system architect at Emerson Process Management.

Also receiving the Excellence in Documentation award were co-authors Professor Aloysius K. Mok and Ph.D. student Jianping Song, both affiliated with the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

Read the full paper at "Improving PID Control with Unreliable Communications".

About ISA
Founded in 1945, ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities.

Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.

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. Its brands include PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Daniel, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS Suite.
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