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Emerson introduces Distributed Remote Terminal Unit Network

June 5, 2013 - Emerson Process Management released the Distributed RTU Network for connecting multiple wells spread over a wide geographical area. The Distributed RTU Network integrates Emerson’s FloBoss107 and ROC800 Series with radio technology and allows simplified configuration through Emerson’s ROCLINK 800 configuration software.

The Distributed RTU Network is a "master-less" wireless network that allows equal distribution of information across the network. The Distributed RTU Network creates a peer-to-peer addressable network of RTUs and flow computers, allowing any controller to browse and communicate data residing in the network. Combined with Emerson’s OpenEnterprise SCADA suite or another SCADA system, users can locate each node on the network to access data in a specific RTU.

The Distributed RTU Network’s ease of deployment speeds up installation by enabling wellpads to link together and share information while avoiding the efforts associated with burying wires in a costly trenching operation.

The Distributed RTU Network distributes control wirelessly across the entire platform, but does not require Modbus mapping because ROCLINK 800 configuration software makes configuring data transfer as easy as a drag and drop.

The Distributed RTU Network increases production and yield from an existing asset by allowing easy, cost-effective integration of additional measurement points for increased site visibility and better control.  Production expansion can easily be achieved without taking the existing controllers offline.  This can result in significant cost savings during installation.  Engineering costs can also be reduced through simple, efficient tools and a templating process that enhances repeatability.  

"Oil and gas production is evolving to unconventional plays where site expansion creates new complex challenges that increase expenses to install and maintain the overall site," commented Craig Llewellyn, president, Emerson Process Management, Remote Automation Solutions. "The Distributed RTU Network is a solution that will reduce overall cost of site expansion while enhancing and maintaining production."

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, mining and metals, 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. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation, Bettis and AMS Suite.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion.