Measurement Instruments offer expanded diagnostics.

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Designed for pressure, flow, and level measurement, Rosemount® 3051S Series of Instrumentation uses Advanced HART® Diagnostics Suite to identify and prevent abnormal process and installation issues. Power Advisory Diagnostic helps ensure integrity of electrical loop by detecting unwanted changing electrical conditions, while Statistical Process Monitoring technology measures and analyzes previously unseen process noise, providing intelligent process insight.



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Emerson Expands Diagnostic Technology on Its Rosemount® 3051s Series of Instrumentation



Expansion of diagnostics beyond transmitter electronics brings greater insight into process measurement, enabling operators to optimize the availability, efficiency and reliability of their plants

CHANHASSEN, MINN - Emerson Process Management has expanded its Advanced HART® Diagnostics Suite on the Rosemount® 3051S Series of Instrumentation for pressure, flow and level measurement. New features expand diagnostic coverage beyond transmitter electronics to identify and prevent abnormal process and installation issues.

The new Power Advisory Diagnostic helps ensure the integrity of the electrical loop by detecting unwanted changing electrical conditions, such as water in the terminal housing, ground loop issues, corrosion of terminals, or an unstable power supply. The Advanced HART Diagnostics Suite also includes Statistical Process Monitoring technology, to measure and analyze previously unseen process noise, providing intelligent process insight. This has led to a significant expansion in the range of process diagnostic applications such as detection of furnace flame instability, incipient distillation column flooding, and valve or pump cavitation.

"The expanded capabilities of Advanced Diagnostics on the Rosemount 3051S gives plant personnel additional insight into their facilities - insight they can use to make informed decisions that will optimize the availability, efficiency and reliability of their plants," said Dave Wehrs, vice president of pressure design and engineering for the Rosemount division of Emerson Process Management.

The Rosemount 3051S with Advanced Diagnostics was put through the rigorous IEC 61508 safety certification process by exida, resulting in an industry-leading Safe Failure Fraction of 96.8%. Safety can be further improved by utilizing Power Advisory Diagnostic and Statistical Process Monitoring to uncover previously undetectable failures of the electrical loop and in the process connection, including plugged impulse lines. Combining the highest safety rated pressure transmitter in the industry with advanced diagnostics enables 10-year proof test intervals and the safest installation possible.

"The end result of having equipment with low failure rate and high diagnostic coverage is not just improved safety but also lower downtime," said Dr. William Goble, principal partner of exida

The Rosemount 3051S Series of Instrumentation is part of Emerson's broad range of intelligent, digital field devices that power the PlantWeb(TM) architecture. Further cost savings, increased plant availability, and enhanced safety and environmental compliance are achieved when the transmitters are integrated into the PlantWeb digital plant architecture.

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 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.

Contact:
Candra Morrow, Emerson Process Management, Rosemount
1 (952) 949-7818, Candra.Morrow@Emerson.com

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