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Emerson Extends Technology To Help Manufacturers Prevent Abnormal Situations That Lead To Costly Downtime

July 272004
Company’s predictive PlantWeb® Alerts now flag operations issues with mechanical and process equipment

AUSTIN, Texas. July 27, 2004—Emerson Process Management today announced that it has extended its PlantWeb® digital plant architecture to provide alerts that predict operations issues with critical mechanical and process equipment, enabling manufacturers to better prevent abnormal situations.

The new alert capability enhances Emerson’s uniqueness as an automation provider – namely, its ability to engineer and deliver real-time operations and performance information from throughout manufacturing facilities. This empowers manufacturers to prevent and minimize costly plant shutdowns by implementing corrective actions before problems occur for both mechanical and process equipment, and field instruments and valves.

Emerson began offering PlantWeb Alerts for field instruments and valves in 2002. PlantWeb now also provides real-time alerts regarding the health and performance of mechanical and process equipment such as motors, pumps, heat exchangers and boilers. Alerts are generated by vibration, infrared thermography, oil analysis, thermodynamic models and other diagnostic techniques.

“The ability to quickly alert the right person to pending equipment issues, along with providing detailed help and recommended actions, is one of the key differentiators of our PlantWeb architecture,” said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson’s Asset Optimization division. “When customers receive ”failed”, ”maintenance”, or “advisory” alerts from a broad range of plant assets, it’s proven that they can avoid abnormal situations and prevent major financial revenue impact from lost production."

Plant availability increases as real-time information about the health of critical mechanical and process equipment is delivered to plant personnel for prompt action. The new PlantWeb Alerts are implemented as the AMS Suite of applications monitors plant equipment to detect alert conditions. The alert information can be displayed on an AMS Suite: Asset Portal, and can also be delivered to the DeltaV™ digital automation system, enabling operators and maintenance personnel to work together to avoid unscheduled downtime or process upsets.

PlantWeb Alerts can be viewed on the:
DeltaV digital automation system
· Operator station
· Maintenance station
· Event chronicle
· PlantWide event historian

AMS Suite:
Asset Portal
PlantWeb Messenger

For more details of the version 7.3 release, visit EasyDeltaV.com/Version7
For more details on AMS Suite, visit www.assetweb.com.

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, 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®; Rosemount®; Micro Motion®; Daniel®; DeltaVTM (www.EasyDeltaV.com); Ovation®; SureServiceSM; and AMSTM 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, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliances and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14 billion.

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



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