Process Acquisition Controller supports oil and gas metering.

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Suitable for fiscal and non-fiscal oil and gas metering applications, DanPac Express brings together primary elements of advanced measurement and control in one single bay panel, including Daniel S600+ Flow Computers and Ethernet switches. Software includes fiscal reporting package that combines key metering parameters to streamline audit trail requirements, integrated historical trending capability, and operator interface that provides visibility to alarms/events and access to system data.

Original Press Release:

Emerson Introduces Economical, Scalable Fiscal Metering Control System for Improved Reliability and Measurement Accuracy

Daniel DanPac Express process acquisition control solution deploys rapidly at oil and gas flow metering installations and offers a user-friendly interface to simplify operation

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Emerson Process Management has expanded its Daniel Process Acquisition Controller (DanPac) family to provide a cost-effective measurement and control solution for both fiscal and non-fiscal oil and gas metering applications. With its simplified yet scalable architecture, the new DanPac Express system reduces complexity and initial investment while streamlining future expansions. A complete set of high performance software tools provide visibility to skid systems to reduce measurement uncertainty and facilitate local and remote monitoring.

Built on the proven platform of the standard DanPac Measurement and Control System, the compact hardware configuration of the DanPac Express system brings the primary elements of advanced measurement and control together in one single bay panel, including Daniel S600+ Flow Computers and Ethernet switches. 

A robust and easy-to-use software platform maximizes uptime and system reliability by giving operators real-time access to critical metering information. Key software features include a powerful fiscal reporting package that combines all key metering parameters to streamline audit trail requirements, a user-friendly operator interface that provides visibility to alarms and events and facilitates access to system data, and an integrated historical trending capability that simplifies customization of report content and layouts.

Designed for rapid deployment in both green and brown fields, the DanPac Express system is engineered to seamlessly interface with Emerson technologies as well as many third party devices and protocols.  With a simple drag-and-drop configuration process that doesn’t require custom programming, operators benefit from reduced testing, documentation, and engineering efforts for quick configuration and commissioning of any metering installation.

“With DanPac, Emerson has been taking a leading role in responding to customer needs for a standardized metering control solution and replaced a long-standing industry approach that relied largely on generic HMI being custom built in metering solutions that were expensive to structure and support.” said Steve Colella, vice president and general manager of Emerson’s Daniel global metering systems business. “Today, with the introduction of DanPac Express, we address the industry’s need for a more economical metering HMI solution, especially for pipeline and floating production with limited space where full logic controls are not required.”

DanPac Express also protects the operator’s process and assets against evolving cyber security threats. The platform takes a holistic approach to security, implementing a series of protective layers to mitigate hacker intrusions yet retain flexibility and usability.  This defence-in-depth methodology provides a robust and integrated set of information assurance measures and actions to prevent both physical and non-physical attacks. At the same time, the DanPac Express is designed to accommodate the operator’s unique security policies, creating a cost-effective system security solution while ensuring operational integrity and system availability.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (, 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™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Bettis™, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, Ovation™ 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 for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion.  For more information, visit

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