Emerson Expands Smart Wireless Field Starter Kit to Include Wireless Enabling Devices

Flexible kit now features the Smart Wireless THUM Adapter and wireless position monitors to deliver once-stranded process and diagnostics data from instruments and valves

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Emerson Process Management has expanded its configurable Smart Wireless Field Starter Kit to include the Smart Wireless THUM Adapter and Wireless Position Monitors. These WirelessHART devices easily convert wired HART instruments and valves into wireless ones for delivery of once stranded data improving plant performance and safety.

Emerson's Smart Wireless technology is currently deployed in thousands of installations across industries and world regions. The new THUM adapter and wireless position monitor enable plants to wirelessly access digital information from HART instrumentation points and valves that were previously limited to single-variable analog communications.

The THUM Adapter easily retrofits on any existing two- or four-wire HART device to enable transmission of measurement and diagnostics information not available using analog-only communications. Users now have the opportunity to:

o Make any HART device wireless enabling new measurement variables

o Gain access to advanced instrument diagnostics

o Remotely manage devices and monitor device health

o Efficiently gather data from multivariable devices

o Enable enhanced valve capabilities

Emerson's Wireless Position Monitors use non-contact technology to detect linear and rotary movement on many types of equipment, including valves, sliding stem regulators, displacement and float level sensors, and relief valves. They provide percent-of-span feedback, similar to a position transmitter, and on/off or open/closed feedback using two limit switches. The wireless position monitors can also monitor device temperature.

Both devices are now available as part of Emerson's expanded Smart Wireless starter kit, an easy-to-configure suite of Smart Wireless technologies and services that gives users a low-risk way to gain practical experience with wireless. The kit can be ordered online (www.EmersonSmartWireless.com/FieldKit) and includes:

o Any combination of five or more wireless pressure, temperature, DP level, DP flow, vibration, or pH transmitters and discrete switches

o Any combination of wireless enabling THUM Adapters and Wireless Position Monitors to collect previously untapped process and diagnostics data

o A secure, robust Smart Wireless Gateway

o AMS(TM) Suite predictive maintenance software, which delivers diagnostic information from the wireless devices

o AMS Wireless SNAP-ON(TM) application enables easy design of wireless networks as well as network and device diagnostics information

o Smart Start(TM) Services, which include a full network health assessment to ensure robust communications plus verification of device functionality and output to the user's Modbus, OPC, Ethernet or other communications system

No site surveys, front end engineering design, or special tools are required to implement a wireless network using the kit. Everything can be installed and commissioned within minutes and users can easily add additional devices to their wireless network.

For more information about Smart Wireless, visit www.EmersonProcess.com/SmartWireless, and for videos go to http://www.EmersonSmartWireless.com/Videos.

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(TM), Syncade(TM), DeltaV(TM), Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, Ovation(TM), and AMS(TM) 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 to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson's sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

Emerson Process Management,

12301 Research Blvd, Bldg III,

Austin, TX 78759

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Kim Polk,

Emerson Process Management

1 (512) 834-7043,


Lisa Eisenbrey,

Emerson Process Management

1 (512) 834-7106,


Emerson Process Management,
12301 Research Blvd, Bldg III,
Austin, TX 78759
United States

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