Emerson Extends PlantWeb to Smart Machinery Health Management for Turbomachinery


Integrates API 670 Protection with prediction, performance monitoring, and process control to manage the health of a plant's most critical assets

AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 17, 2007) -- Emerson Process Management today announced extension of its PlantWeb® Smart Machinery Health Monitoring capabilities to include API 670 protection. API 670 is the American Petroleum Institute's globally accepted definition of industry best practices for turbomachinery protection. As a leading supplier of predictive diagnostics, and performance monitoring of critical equipment, the addition of protection for turbomachinery completes Emerson's online machinery monitoring offering.

Emerson's Smart Machinery Health Monitoring integrates with the process automation environment enabling maintenance and operations personnel to maximize equipment reliability and plant performance. The new CSI 6000 Machinery Health monitor protects critical machinery from catastrophic failures, permitting orderly shutdown of equipment and related processes.

Turbomachines are critical assets in power plants, oil and gas production facilities, refineries, pulp and paper mills, chemical and petrochemical plants. These multi-million dollar assets weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds; their blades spin at near supersonic speeds and they often operate at over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and over 3000 psi. They can quickly self-destruct if not protected, potentially causing injury, environmental incidents along with significant economic impacts.

"Turbomachinery is at the heart of every process plant and, to operate with confidence, our users need predictive diagnostics, performance monitoring and protection systems integrated with process automation," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "By delivering these capabilities through the PlantWeb digital plant architecture, Emerson enables users to improve machinery performance over the life cycle of a plant."

In addition to technology offerings for turbomachinery, Emerson also provides comprehensive services to assist users with system design, installation, configuration and startup, training and ongoing support.

For more information go to www.assetweb.com/mhm.

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, 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(TM), AMS(TM) Suite, CSI, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Mobrey®, Bristol®, Daniel, DeltaV(TM), and Ovation®.

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. For more information, visit www.emerson.com.

PlantWeb, Machinery Health, AMS, CSI, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Bristol, Daniel, DeltaV, and Ovation are marks owned by one of the Emerson Process Management legal entities. Other marks are property of their respective owners.

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