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Emerson to optimize steam temperature on Doosan Babcock boiler

June 24, 2008 — Emerson Process Management has been awarded a contract to implement its SmartProcess Steam Temperature optimization technology on a Doosan Babcock supercritical, pulverized coal boiler that will power a new station in Kentucky, USA. Doosan Babcock is one of the world’s leading suppliers of supercritical power plant technology.

Incorporating fuzzy logic, advanced analytics and model predictive control, Emerson’s SmartProcess optimization technology offers adaptive improvement solutions to help utilities achieve optimized equipment performance for emissions compliance, temperature control, efficiency, and overall continuous operational improvement.

The SmartProcess Steam Temperature solution is part of Emerson’s comprehensive suite of optimization technologies seamlessly embedded within the company’s Ovation expert control system. The SmartProcess Steam Temperature technology develops a boiler steam process model that accurately reflects the numerous interrelationships of various combustion processes, providing for stable, accurate and cost-effective power generation.

The Doosan Babcock supercritical, pulverized coal boiler has a nominal power output of 750 MW.

“Our experience in controlling and optimizing supercritical boilers is second to none,” said Bob Yeager, president of the Power & Water Solutions division of Emerson. “Along with our Ovation control system, which was built specifically to meet the unique challenges of the power generation industry, our SmartProcess optimization technologies help power producers achieve optimum performance of their generating assets.”

About Doosan Babcock
Doosan Babcock designs, supplies and constructs advanced steam generation technology for the power industry. We develop some of the cleanest, most efficient coal-powered plants in the world. Doosan Babcock is also a leading energy services company operating in the thermal power, nuclear, oil & gas and petrochemical industries. Through our innovation we support and enhance the service life of energy assets across the world. With global headquarters in the UK, Doosan Babcock employs around 5,000 personnel.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, metals and mining, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

Emerson's Power & Water Solutions division is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Power & Water Solutions plays a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb, Ovation, Scenario, SmartProcess, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Bristol, DeltaV, 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.

Emerson Process Management will implement its SmartProcess Steam Temperature optimization technology on a Doosan Babcock supercritical, pulverized coal boiler that will power a new station in Kentucky, USA. Emerson’s SmartProcess optimization technology offers adaptive improvement solutions to help utilities achieve optimized equipment performance for emissions compliance, temperature control, efficiency, and overall continuous operational improvement.
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