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Emerson to control liquid metering systems at Suncor Energy

September 26, 2008 -- Emerson Process Management announced today that the company has won a contract to install metering systems for the East Tank Farm being constructed in Suncor Energy’s Voyageur Oil Sands Upgrader Operation in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the world’s second-largest oil reserve, following Saudi Arabia. Suncor Energy is the single-largest investor in Canada’s oil sands industry and a major North American energy producer and marketer.

Emerson will perform front-end engineering, design (FEED) and commissioning of Daniel liquid metering packages, including two bi-directional provers. Additional Emerson products include 22 Micro Motion ELITE High Capacity Coriolis mass flow meters and 56 Rosemount pressure and temperature transmitters.

Suncor’s upgrading facilities processes bitumen, a very heavy hydrocarbon, into synthetic crude oil. Suncor's goal is to increase oil sands production capacity to 550,000 barrels of oil per day by 2012.

Emerson will work closely with CB&I, the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor, to help Suncor achieve operational excellence with timely engineering and industry-leading technology that meets their stringent operating requirements. In an environment where temperatures reach -45°C, Emerson’s metering systems will deliver internal custody transfer measurement and leak detection capabilities for East Tank Farm pipeline transfers. High integrity custody transfer measurement is required for fiscal accounting and compliance with environmental protection regulations. This pipeline will carry blended bitumen from an interim storage to multiple areas within Voyageur Upgrader facility.

"We are pleased at this opportunity to combine our technology with the construction capabilities of CB&I," said Steve Colella, vice president and general manager, Daniel division of Emerson Process Management. "We are encouraged by Suncor's trust in our competence to offer system design, configuration, staging, commissioning, and start-up assistance. We are devoted to providing an outstanding metering system at Voyageur Upgrader."

With an installed base of over 2800 large-scale skids around the world, Daniel’s systems are proven to meet the stringent velocity and pressure drop requirements of East Tank Farm and achieve optimum process performance while maximizing profitability. Emerson’s Micro Motion Coriolis mass meters deliver precise mass, volume, density and temperature measurements, thereby minimizing environmental risks and measurement uncertainty. The enhanced EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) rejection and filtering of Rosemount temperature transmitters result in unmatched stability in process measurement.

About CB&I
Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) combines proven process technology with global capabilities in engineering, procurement and construction to deliver comprehensive solutions to customers in the energy and natural resource industries. With more than 70 proprietary licensed technologies and 1,500 patents and patent applications, CB&I is uniquely positioned to take projects from conceptual design, through technology licensing, engineering and construction and final commissioning. Drawing upon the global expertise and local knowledge of approximately 17,000 employees in more than 80 locations, CB&I safely and reliably executes projects worldwide.

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, Daniel, DeltaV™, Ovation, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, 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.
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