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October 19, 2012 - Designed to simplify complex operations, DeltaV™ v12 features logic solver architecture that uses electronic marshalling and characterization module technology to eliminate need for conventional marshalling. Emerson Smart Firewall lets user set up secure network for automation system, locking down control system network against unauthorized downloads/hacking. For users who produce in batches, v12 includes analytics application that provides real-time quality predictions while batch is in process.

Emerson Process Management

8301 Cameron Road, Austin, TX, 78754, USA

Original Press Release

Emerson Releases Deltav(TM) Version 12 Process Automation System

Press release date: October 11, 2012

New features add increased flexibility, predictability and security while reducing complexity and operating costs

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Emerson Process Management has announced a major new release of its DeltaV digital process automation system. New features in DeltaV™ Version 12 (v12) build on the system’s ability to help users simplify complex operations for increased productivity and value.

"The DeltaV system’s v12 release comes with big technological innovations that will provide customers with new levels of flexibility, predictability and security along with reduced operating costs," said Emerson’s chief strategic officer, Peter Zornio.

Key features in the new release include the recently announced expansion of Emerson’s innovative electronic marshalling, combining the proven performance and reliability of the DeltaV Safety Instrumented System (SIS) with the installation flexibility and space savings of its Electronic Marshalling technology. This new SIS offering greatly simplifies design, installation, wiring and commissioning of SIS projects, while at the same time increasing capacity and reducing footprint. Based on human centered design (HCD) principles, the new logic solver architecture uses Electronic Marshalling and characterization module (CHARM) technology to eliminate the need for conventional marshalling, which simplifies both installation and commissioning processes. 

The v12 release also includes integrated virtualization technology which enables users to easily consolidate computer resources and reduce implementation and maintenance costs. DeltaV Virtual Studio makes it easy to create virtual DeltaV systems from pre-built templates and preconfigured virtual networks. The v12 release can also allay users’ growing systems security concerns. The new Emerson Smart Firewall product in v12 allows users to easily set up a safe and secure network for the automation system, locking down the the control system network against unauthorized downloads and hacking without costly consulting from security experts.

For process industry users who produce in batches, the v12 release includes an easy-to-use analytics application that provides real-time quality predictions while the batch is in process. Using sophisticated models, it can trace the causes of manufacturing variations that can render a product below specifications or unmarketable. The application can help users correct manufacturing problems before the batch becomes irreparably compromised.

All new features and capabilities in v12 are part of an ongoing expansion of the company’s focus on human centered design, which integrates operator information and technology in ways that make it easier to recognize, respond to and implement control solutions for better productivity, reduced error and operating cost.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (http://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®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, Ovation™, 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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

Contact:
Ann Feitel, Emerson Process Management
1 (952) 828-3651, Ann.Feitel@Emerson.com

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