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Emerson Extends Condition Monitoring Capabilities of Machinery Health® Transmitters


The CSI 9210 Machinery Health Transmitter now delivers predictive machinery health diagnostics for all types of rotating machinery

KNOXVILLE, TENN (July 1, 2009) -- Emerson announces extension of the monitoring capabilities of its CSI 9210 Machinery Health® Transmitter. The CSI 9210, which monitors vibration, temperature, and speed on machine trains, can now be applied more extensively to plant and mill rotating machinery, including motors, fans, cooling tower fans, pumps, and compressors. A component of PlantWeb® digital plant architecture, the smart transmitter analyzes the health of mechanical equipment through predictive diagnostics to improve plant availability and performance.

Condition monitoring diagnostics from the CSI 9210 give plant personnel a better understanding of equipment health and developing issues. This knowledge empowers predictive maintenance practices, resulting in less equipment downtime, longer machine life, and lower maintenance costs.

Vibration data from the CSI 9210 allows users to accurately pinpoint potentially damaging conditions such as imbalance, looseness, bearing degradation, motor overloading, and pump cavitation. PlantWeb alerts and recommended actions are communicated to process automation systems and AMS® Suite predictive maintenance software through the FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus protocol, giving users real-time access to the true condition of their rotating assets.

Predictive diagnostics in AMS Suite give vibration analysts a real-time view of the same machinery health information that plant operators see. Additional alert detail can be accessed directly in the field through the portable CSI 2130 Machinery Health Analyzer. With detailed diagnostics available from the CSI 9210, vibration analysts can perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis for best cost maintenance.

"Emerson continues its innovation in Smart Machinery Health Management with the extension of the CSI 9210 to all rotating equipment," said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson's Asset Optimization division. "The CSI 9210 delivers relevant machinery diagnostics to operators, maintenance and reliability experts, and machinery specialists through a seamless integration with process automation systems, asset management software, and portable analyzers. The distribution of critical information allows users to make informed decisions to improve performance and reliability."

Emerson combines world-class services with the PlantWeb digital plant architecture to help users apply field-based information. Services include installation supervision, configuration and startup, training, and ongoing support.

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, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. Asset Optimization, (www.assetweb.com), a division of Emerson Process Management, is a leading worldwide supplier of services and technologies to increase the availability and performance of production assets for improved bottom line results. Asset Optimization plays 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 PlantWeb®, Machinery Health®, AMS® Suite, CSI, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, DeltaV(TM), and Ovation®.

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. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

CONTACT:

Jerry Moon,

Emerson Process Management

1 (512) 832-3089,

Jerry.Moon@Emerson.com

Kim Nichols,

Emerson Process Management

1 (865) 675-2400 x2102,

Kim.Nichols@Emerson.com

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