Emerson announces portable CSI XP32 Machinery analyzer

Emerson announces portable CSI XP32 Machinery analyzer
KNOXVILLE, TENN (May 3, 2007) - The CSI XP32 Machinery Health Expert from Emerson Process Management continuously monitors, records and analyzes machine data for 100+ hours, monitoring the health of critical equipment on an as-needed basis.

The CSI XP32 Machinery Health Expert fills the gap between the world leading two-channel portable analyzer and the permanently-installed online vibration monitor. The portable CSI XP32 Machinery Health Expert includes a transient processor for sleeve bearing turbo machinery and a PeakVue processor specifically for balance of plant rolling element machines and gearboxes.

The CSI XP32 allows users to record hundreds of hours of continuous-time waveforms, monitor the machines live, and even play back the data as an "instant replay" from multiple camera angles. The live dashboard gives decision-makers the ability to view plots of events as they occur, enabling them to analyze the operation to avoid unexpected shutdowns or prevent catastrophic failures. The live views are especially useful during startup and coast down periods when signs of trouble are most likely to appear. Four independent speed/phase channels make it possible to monitor the transient events of four independent machines concurrently.

Simultaneous collection, storage, and access of up to 32 channels of vibration data are capabilities not previously available in a portable field-based monitor. Fifty to 400+ hours of data can be stored for retrieval and analysis (depending on the number of channels recorded). This continuous recording will provide detailed information needed to analyze a machine's operation for maintenance or planning purposes.

Users can view seven different plots on every bearing of a machine with real-time updates. Orbits, shaft centerlines, bode/nyquist, waveforms, cascades and spectral plots are available live and simultaneously using full dual-monitor functionality. An easy navigator enables technicians to move efficiently from plot to plot.

The CSI XP32 Machinery Health Expert is a component of Emerson's PlantWeb digital plant architecture and functions in conjunction with AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager. Integration means less training and translates into cost savings for users that already own AMS Machinery Manager.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution components in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp & paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Machinery Health Management, an Emerson Process Management company, was founded as Computational Systems Inc. in 1984 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the world's leading designer, producer, and marketer of condition-monitoring products and services. CSI equipment and services play a key role in Emerson's mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include CSI, PlantWeb, Fisher, Rosemount, Micro Motion, Daniel, DeltaV, Ovation, AMS Suite and MDC.

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 $20.1 billion.