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Pepperl+Fuchs to supply fieldbus equipment to GE Healthcare

Pepperl+Fuchs to supply fieldbus equipment to GE Healthcare
TWINSBURG, OH – August 3, 2007 – Pepperl+Fuchs has been awarded a contract to be the Fieldbus interface and PC operator terminal supplier, partnering with Emerson Process Management, for the project awarded by GE Healthcare’s Lindesnes plant in Norway. Emerson will implement the Pepperl+Fuchs fieldbus installation system FieldConnex, a range of FOUNDATION fieldbus interface solutions between the Emerson DeltaV digital automation system and FOUNDATION fieldbus field devices being installed.

Pepperl+Fuchs FieldConnex products being used include the Power Hub, a unique and highly reliable fully redundant passive power supply system capable of providing physical layer diagnostic capabilities. For connecting fieldbus signals within the plant, segment protectors and Fieldbarriers are utilized for distribution and protection of the FOUNDATION fieldbus digital plant network. 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.

Also being installed on the project are Pepperl+Fuchs EXTEC IPC-Ex PC operator terminals mounted within hazardous area locations throughout the plant. The HMI provides an operator with monitoring and control functionality remotely from the DeltaV terminal located in the control room, while maintaining the safety and integrity required for plant automation.

GE Healthcare's Lindesnes plant has approximately 400 employees and produces the active ingredients used in contrast agents. The project includes new installations and alterations to the existing production plant, designed to meet the increased market demand for its X-ray and MRI contrast agents. The work is being carried out in stages, and the entire factory is being built in accordance with national and international standards related to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

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.

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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