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Pepperl+Fuchs supplies fieldbus for BP project in Angola

Pepperl+Fuchs supplies fieldbus for BP project in Angola
TWINSBURG, OH – September 5, 2007 – Pepperl+Fuchs has been awarded a contract to be the Fieldbus interface supplier, partnering with Emerson Process Management, for the project awarded by BP to automate the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel that will develop the Greater Plutonio Deepwater offshore oil fields of Angola.

Emerson will implement the Pepperl+Fuchs fieldbus installation system FieldConnex, a range of FOUNDATION fieldbus interface solutions which includes the FieldBarrier, a unique fieldbus distribution module that combines the three essential physical layer functions of distribution, short circuit limitation, and intrinsically safe explosion protection in one product. For this project, the FieldConnex products were supplied mounted into customized stainless steel enclosures and pre-wired to a specification requested specifically by the client.

Pepperl+Fuchs FieldConnex will interface the field measurement instrumentation to Emerson’s DeltaV digital automation system which includes the unique AMS Suite predictive maintenance software. These key components of the company’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture are at the core of the innovative digital approach that will include more than 1,000 smart digital field devices.

The vessel, being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, will be 310 meters long, weigh 80,000 tons, and be capable of storing 2 million barrels of crude oil, with living quarters for 100 crewmembers. The topside facilities will produce an average of 200 thousand barrels per day of export-quality oil. All production, gas and water injection wells will be subsea.

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 & paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, life science, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, and project management, and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb; Fisher; Rosemount; Micro Motion; Mobrey, Daniel; 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 $21.1 billion.

PROTECTING YOUR PROCESS
Pepperl+Fuchs has over 3,400 employees in more than 30 countries and is a world leader in the design, manufacture, application and support of a broad range of automation solutions. Pepperl+Fuchs is the market leader for intrinsic safety interfaces and hazardous location equipment. Our FieldConnex fieldbus installation system for Profibus and FOUNDATION fieldbus provides maximum flexibility to modern process automation applications. Additionally, P+F’s BEBCO EPS purge & pressurization system provides rugged protection for any type of instrumentation. This comprehensive range of explosion protection systems and interface equipment is complemented by technologies such as EXTEC visualization & operation systems, as well as on-line corrosion monitoring transmitters and level sensing instruments.
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