Emerson Receives Chemical Industry's Prestigious Vaaler Award

Emerson's Smart Wireless Solutions honored for markedly improving operations and economics in chemical plants

New York City (October 30, 2007) - Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business (NYSE: EMR), has received the prestigious Vaaler Award from Chemical Processing Magazine to honor Emerson's Smart Wireless Solutions. The award, named for John C. Vaaler, long-time editor-in-chief of the magazine, was established more than 40 years ago specifically to honor products and services that most improved the operations and economics of chemical plants.

Emerson has always been on the forefront of technological innovation - as with the introduction of its revolutionary Smart Wireless Solutions in 2006. These field-proven solutions extend the predictive capabilities of PlantWeb® digital architecture to improve availability and performance. Emerson has pioneered the implementation of wireless sensors and gateways in some of the most hazardous environments within the process industry.

"The chemical industry's future depends upon manufacturers continuing to invent and refine technology. Emerson is spurring the 'age of wireless' with simple field networks that can deliver significant value throughout the plant," said Mark Rosenzweig, Chemical Processing editor-in-chief.

Emerson's Smart Wireless self-organizing mesh field networks provide more than 99 percent network reliability, expert-validated industrial strength security, greater-than five-year battery life and commitment with guarantee of an easy upgrade path to the WirelessHART standard released on September 7, 2007.

"We believe the future for the chemical industry includes broader deployment of higher performance wireless networks and the applications that run on them," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "We are very gratified that Emerson's Smart Wireless, the first wireless solution for mainstream production, manufacturing, and distribution, has been recognized with the coveted Vaaler Award."

Wireless instruments in Emerson's self-organizing field networks are all receiving and transmitting nodes that use Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol (TSMP). The network achieves greater than 99 percent reliability by automatically switching to clear node paths if a blockage occurs. The networks are scalable to thousands of devices.
Smart Wireless monitoring is up to 90 percent less installed cost than wired monitoring per point; no site surveys or special tools required. Plants get information previously out of physical or economic reach. Wireless applications include environmental monitoring, inventory monitoring, equipment health and protection, maintenance programs, process monitoring, mobile assets and safety monitoring.For more information go to emersonprocess.com/smartwireless

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, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, and project management and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include PlantWeb®, DeltaV(TM), Ovation®, Fisher®, Rosemount®, Micro Motion®, Mobrey®, Daniel®, Bristol®, and AMS(TM) Suite.

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.

More from Laboratory and Research Supplies and Equipment

All Topics