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Emerson supplies equipment to New Zealand M&C school

Emerson supplies equipment to New Zealand M&C school
Emerson's PlantWeb digital architecture provides ideal environment for industrial measurement and control curriculum

AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 4, 2007) - Emerson Process Management products and technologies have been selected to power the Industrial Measurement and Control (IMC) training laboratory at New Zealand's renowned Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec). The college is the only provider of IMC training at Level 4 and Level 5 of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority National Framework.

"As the only institute in New Zealand that offers this program, it is essential that our facilities are equipped with the latest technology solutions," said Simon White, principal tutor and IMC program leader at Wintec. "We are very proud of our laboratory and truly value the Emerson equipment it houses."

Wintec, which has been offering IMC courses for just over 20 years, recently made a significant investment in new process control equipment with Emerson as the principal supplier. The institute's DeltaV digital automation system was upgraded to include six engineering workstations with the latest DeltaV software, part of Emerson's PlantWeb digital plant architecture. Other equipment from Emerson includes Rosemount differential pressure transmitters, magnetic flowmeters, and pH and conductivity transmitters.

"It is important that our students have access to reliable, state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the skills that they obtain in our laboratory are as close as possible to what they will be exposed to in the industry," added White. "We recognize that Emerson is the market leader, which makes Emerson products the perfect choice for our learning environment."

In December 2006, Emerson donated the latest Micro Motion ELITE Coriolis flowmeter to the Wintec technology laboratory. This instrument measures the mass flow rate directly, which eliminates the need to compensate for changing temperature, viscosity and pressure conditions.

"We are truly grateful to Emerson for demonstrating their support through the kind donation of this state-of-the-art flowmeter," said White. "By mounting it on a standard panel, it is easily connected to the different processes within the lab and all other flow measuring equipment can now be referenced to this standard instrument."

Additional Emerson products currently in use in the Wintec laboratory include: Rosemount pressure transmitters with FOUNDATION fieldbus, flowmeters, and a hand-held field communicator; Micro Motion mass flow and volume density sensors; Rosemount Analytical analyzers; and a Baumann control valve equipped with a Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controller.

"Equipped with this latest-technology laboratory, Wintec provides the ideal environment for students to develop skills in fault analysis, design and maintenance of equipment," said Steve Baillie, manager, Emerson Process Management New Zealand. "Emerson is proud to contribute to the advancement of this valuable vocational program."

The Waikato Institute of Technology provides high quality, vocational skills based on professional education and training. Included in its industry-focused curriculum is the National Certificate Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 4), a two-year, full time program offering by distance learning and block courses. The course is suitable for people seeking a career in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of industrial control and instrumentation equipment for use in a wide range of industrial applications and includes on-job assessment. Wintec is the only institution in New Zealand that offers this course.

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, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Daniel, Bristol, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS 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 2006 were $20.1 billion.

At presentation (L-R):
- Conrad New - Senior Sales Manager, Bay of Plenty Region, Emerson Process Management NZ
- Dutch Glass - Program manager, Electrical Engineering courses
- Darren Toy - Head of School, Trades Engineering and Construction
- Steve Baille - Manager, Emerson Process Management Auckland
- Simon White - Principal Tutor, Industrial Measurement & Control courses
- Maurice Boyd - Acting Associate Head of School
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