Emerson and Air Liquide Develop New System for Industrial Gas Measurement

  • February 14, 2006
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News
AUSTIN, TX (February 14, 2006) – Emerson Process Management in cooperation with Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP, an American subsidiary of Air Liquide, has announced the development of new software enabling highly accurate measurement of Air Liquide’s industrial gas products. The just-released government NIST 23 standards for the calculations and properties of industrial gases and steam are embedded in the special code created by Emerson as part of a multi-year contract with Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP. Charles N. Harper, Director - National Supply & Pipeline Operations for Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP said, “This software was developed in conjunction with our agreement to purchase a substantial number of Emerson ROC809 remote operations controllers, which are excellent platforms for the measurements of our products we must make for custody transfer and billing purposes. Industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, steam, and others are much more difficult to measure because of their individual properties. The special software was written expressly for our use with the ROC809, and our customers will benefit from its accuracy.”Harper said the state-of-the art ROC809 units that Air Liquide plans to deploy in the U.S. in almost every state, were selected following an extended evaluation of flow computer producers. “We needed a partner who would understand our products and be able to help us leverage our existing flow computer code for industrial gases. Emerson demonstrated their desire and ability to respond.”Emerson’s ROC809 remote operations controller combines the features of remote terminal units (RTUs), flow computers, and PLCs in one device. Capable of operating on low power, it is environmentally robust, provides for fast flow calculations, and maintains an audit trail. It is also adaptable to a wide range of field applications, allowing customized measurement and control strategies. In this case, Emerson’s programmers worked with Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP to develop software that enables them to precisely measure a variety of industrial gases.Jacques Cormier, Director of North American Sales for the Flow Computer Division, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the flexibility of our remote operations controllers by adapting them to the special needs of this major American subsidiary of Air Liquide, the world’s leading supplier of industrial gases. About Emerson Process ManagementEmerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), 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, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Mobrey®, Daniel®, DeltaV™, Ovation®, and AMS™ Suite.About EmersonEmerson (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 2005 were $17.3 billion. For more information, visit www.GoToEmerson.com.About Air LiquidePresent in more than 70 countries, Air Liquide is the world leader in industrial and medical gases and related services. The Group offers innovative solutions based on constantly enhanced technologies. These solutions, which are in line with Air Liquide’s commitment to sustainable development, help to protect life and enable our customers to manufacture many indispensable everyday products. Founded in 1902, Air Liquide has nearly 36,000 employees. The Group has successfully developed a long-term relationship with its shareholders built on confidence and transparency and guided by the principles of corporate governance. Since the publication of its first consolidated financial statements in 1971, Air Liquide has posted strong and steady earnings growth. Sales in 2005 totaled 10,435 million euros. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is a component of the CAC 40 and EuroStoxx 50 indices (ISIN code FR 0000120073).

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