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Emerson Extends Plantweb® Digital Plant Architecture To Create The Industry's First Smart SIS

June 092004
Built from proven technologies of PlantWeb, the smart safety instrumented system pioneers integrated use of digital intelligence to enable customer implementation of safer process plants

AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 9, 2004) – Emerson Process Management announces its new smart safety instrumented system (SIS), an integrated solution that extends the innovations of its proven PlantWeb® digital plant architecture to enable customers to implement safer process plants and facilities.

First in the industry to employ digital intelligence and diagnostics from sensor to logic solver to final control, and to take an integrated complete-safety-loop approach, Emerson’s smart SIS offers automated safety loop testing and other features that increase system availability, while reducing life-cycle costs and easing regulatory compliance.

The new smart SIS solutions are built from proven PlantWeb technologies — including intelligent field devices, predictive diagnostics, and digital communications — that are already demonstrating their value in thousands of mainstream process automation projects around the world. For safety applications, smart SIS solutions provide assurance of a SIL3 approach that includes transmitters and valve controllers certified to IEC 61508, and SIL3 ratified safety systems.

Emerson professional safety personnel and services organizations help customers plan and implement smart SIS solutions to comply with the new IEC 61511 safety standards. Expert services include assisting the customer with process hazard analysis and risk assessment, along with smart SIS design, implementation, and commissioning.

Facilitated by PlantWeb technologies, the smart SIS solutions are easily integrated with mainstream Basic Process Control Systems to enable facility-wide overview, while maintaining separation of safety-critical elements as required by IEC standards. Safety data and alarms are presented on Emerson's DeltaV™ operator interfaces, stored in its historians, and passed to the AMS™ Suite: Intelligent Device Manager software for integrated documentation and management.

"Our smart SIS delivers the same ease of use and efficiencies for safety in process facilities as the proven PlantWeb architecture does for mainstream process automation," commented John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management.

"Emerson’s smart SIS uses digital intelligence and automated proof testing, including partial valve stroking, to enable continuous and on-demand diagnosing of safety loop sensors, logic solvers and final control elements to ensure they perform on demand," continued Berra. "The resulting high reliability of safety systems reduces the risk of plant trips, which keeps our customers up and running. At the same time, the approach minimizes costly and risky practices of ongoing manual proof tests."

Intelligent components of the PlantWeb architecture that combine to deliver ease of use of Emerson’s smart SIS solutions include the following:

- DeltaV SIS systems that communicate with SIS sensors and SIS final control elements. This SIS system uses the same engineering tools and interfaces as Emerson's DeltaV digital automation system for process control, enabling the viewing of SIS system data from any system workstation.

- SIS sensors such as the certified Rosemount® 3051S pressure and 3144P temperature transmitters, plus other flow and level measurement devices and analyzers. Other SIS sensors will be certified soon and are currently available for SIL3 safety applications based on "proven in use" experience.

- SIS final control elements with partial stroke testing, including SIL-PAC™ emergency shutdown valves (ESD) composed of Bettis, Hytork or El-O-Matic actuators and a certified Fisher DVC6000 SIS digital valve controller, combined with any manufacturer's valve to offer an integrated and tested unit.

- DeltaV SIS software that includes an exclusive palette of TÜV-certified smart function blocks, enabling users to employ simple drag-and-drop techniques to accomplish tasks that required pages of coding in traditional safety systems.

- AMS Device Manager software that documents and archives system configuration and all changes, as well as system health information and alarms.

To learn more go to www.EmersonProcess.com/SIS.

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®; DeltaVTM, Ovation®, and AMS™ Suite.

About Emerson
St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14 billion.

PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®; DeltaVTM, Ovation®, and AMS™ Suite are marks of Emerson Process Management. Other marks are property of their respective owners.



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