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Emerson adds vibration energy harvester to wireless pressure transmitters

Emerson adds vibration energy harvester to wireless pressure transmitters

July 30, 2015 - Emerson Process Management added Perpetuum’s Vibration Energy Harvester and Intelligent Power Module solutions to Rosemount 3051S wireless pressure transmitters. Energy harvesting converts un-used energy, such as vibration from pumps and motors, into electric energy. Perpetuum vibration energy harvesters provide external power to Emerson’s transmitters, decreasing maintenance by extending the life of the power module. 

The Rosemount 3051S Wireless Pressure Transmitter is the first Emerson wireless transmitter capable of utilizing this energy harvesting technology. Additional wireless Emerson transmitters will use this technology in the future.
Perpetuum’s Intelligent Power Module holds the same form, fit and operational capability as Emerson’s current Smart Power Module, with the operational enhancement of enabling Emerson’s wireless transmitters to accept multiple forms of external power.
This energy harvesting solution is fully certified to FM (Class1 Div1, Groups A, B, C, D), as well as ATEX and IECEx (Zone 0). It is Intrinsically Safe and classified for use in hazardous areas, thereby reducing potential safety risks to plant personnel.

 

“Energy harvesting delivers significant economic benefits, not just from avoiding power module replacement costs, but also by eliminating unnecessary maintenance logistics and relieving skilled labor to concentrate on more essential plant operations,” said Bob Karschnia, vice president of Smart Wireless Solutions for Emerson Process Management. “We are pleased to offer Perpetuum’s energy harvesting solutions to Emerson,” said Steve Turley, CEO of Perpetuum. “We see this as an important step in the development of a truly ‘set and forget’ solution that will allow wireless networks to develop to their full potential.”
 

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson 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, 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, Bettis, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation and AMS Suite.

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