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Emerson Extends PlantWeb® Architecture to Create Industry’s First Smart Machinery Health™ Management

March 082005
Emerson Extends PlantWeb® Architecture to Create Industry’s First Smart Machinery Health™ Management
AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 8, 2005) -- Emerson Process Management today launched a new class of digital automation technology designed to improve plant operations and maintenance, including the prevention of unplanned shutdowns. Smart Machinery Health™ Management extends Emerson’s PlantWeb® digital plant architecture by putting predictive diagnostics into intelligent transmitters that monitor and analyze rotating equipment health and deliver actionable information to operations and maintenance personnel.

Unplanned production shutdowns are expensive, costing $1 million or more per day in some industries. Industry statistics(1) point to mechanical failure as the cause of 43 percent of plant incidents. Typical process plants include 2500 machines, with 60 percent being motor-pump combinations. Emerson is addressing motor-pump machines that are essential to operations in chemical, oil and gas, refining, power, pulp & paper and other process industries.

Emerson’s new CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter is the cornerstone of Smart Machinery Health Management. The CSI 9210 is the first FOUNDATION fieldbus transmitter that diagnoses conditions including motor-pump bearing failure, coupling misalignment, motor electrical failure, pump cavitation and pump imbalance.

“We are excited and proud to announce this new Smart Machinery Health Management innovation. It is a clear response to our customers’ operations issues, and will deliver significant business benefits for users,” said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. “This launch is another major step toward enlightening plants with open, digital intelligence and predictive diagnostics. Smart Machinery Health Management powers Emerson’s PlantWeb architecture by delivering actionable information on rotating equipment so plant personnel can prevent production upsets before they happen.”

Motor-pumps are traditionally monitored only infrequently and repaired when they fail. Dramatic improvement in plant performance is enabled by CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter that delivers continuous actionable information about rotating equipment health directly into plant process control systems and asset management applications. With this real-time information, plant operators are able to easily view rotating equipment status, recognize issues with machinery, and take actions to improve availability and plant performance.

Emerson’s Smart Machinery Health Management extends the innovative PlantWeb digital plant architecture :

  • Rotating equipment expertise is embedded in intelligent digital field transmitters
  • Diagnostic information is communicated from the field devices via industry standard FOUNDATION fieldbus protocol
  • Operations and maintenance information is displayed in DeltaV™ and Ovation® process automation systems with integrated AMS™ Suite asset management software

    The CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter joins the CSI 4500 Machinery Health Monitor to enable management of essential and critical rotating equipment, the most typical source of failure and cost of maintenance in a plant.

    Emerson combines world-class services with PlantWeb to help users apply field-based information. Services include installation supervision, configuration and startup, training, and ongoing support.

    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. Asset Optimization, (www.assetweb.com), a division of Emerson Process Management, is a leading worldwide supplier of services and technologies to increase the availability and performance of production assets for improved bottom line results. Asset Optimization plays a key role in Emerson's mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include PlantWeb®, Machinery Health™, AMS™ Suite, CSI, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, DeltaVTM, and Ovation®.

    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
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