Field Communicator offers valve diagnostic capabilities.

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Providing universal support for all HART®, WirelessHART(TM), and FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus devices, intrinsically safe 475 Field Communicator 3.2 includes ValveLink Mobile application, which allows users to access predictive diagnostics from Fisher® FIELDVUE(TM) digital valve controllers in field and transfer results to AMS(TM) Suite for in-depth analysis and documentation. As part of 475 Field Communicator, ValveLink Mobile provides touch screen access to key maintenance and troubleshooting tools.



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Emerson's 475 Field Communicator Adds Powerful Valve Diagnostic Capabilities



ValveLink(TM) Mobile application allows users to run valve diagnostics in the field

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Emerson announces the release of the 475 Field Communicator 3.2, which includes the new ValveLink Mobile application. ValveLink Mobile allows users to access predictive diagnostics from Fisher® FIELDVUE(TM) digital valve controllers in the field and transfer the results to AMS(TM) Suite, the industry-leading predictive maintenance application, for in-depth analysis and documentation. The 475 Field Communicator provides universal support for all HART®, WirelessHART(TM), and FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus devices, and is intrinsically safe so it can be used anywhere in the plant.

ValveLink Mobile provides an easy-to-use tool for startup, commissioning, and diagnosing FIELDVUE instruments in the field. As part of the 475 Field Communicator, it provides fast, touch screen access to key maintenance and troubleshooting tools. Diagnostic data can be viewed and stored locally as well as uploaded to AMS Suite for additional evaluation and diagnosis.

Following a task-based approach to the human interface, ValveLink Mobile simplifies access to data with minimal clicks of the touch screen and the use of flick, zoom in, and zoom out features. Users can follow simple instructions to setup and calibrate valves and run diagnostics such as Stroke Valve, Step Response, and Valve Signature on the entire valve assembly.

"By adding advanced valve diagnostic capabilities to the 475 Field Communicator, Emerson has again raised the standard for handheld communicators," said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson's Asset Optimization business. "We continue to develop innovative ways that enable workers to be more productive in the field and easily integrate their field work into the bigger asset management picture. This seamless flow of information from handhelds to maintenance and reliability applications is another step in solidifying the connection between the plant floor and plant management."

ValveLink Mobile is available for all 475 Field Communicator and 375 Field Communicator users who have an active Easy Upgrade license.

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. The company combines superior products and technology with industry specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb, Fisher, Rosemount, Micro Motion, DeltaV, Ovation, AMS, MDC, and CSI.

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.

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