Software focuses on operator productivity and training.

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DeltaV(TM) Simulate Suite enables simultaneous test of control system configurations across multiple nodes. It also simulates batch and continuous applications, and can execute faster or slower than real time during operator training sessions. Application development environment lets users develop and test control strategies using actual control configurations and process simulation software. Training system functions include process snapshot, save, and restore.

Original Press Release:

Emerson Releases Enhanced Deltav(TM) Simulate Suite for Improved Engineering Productivity And Operator Training

Powerful simulation software enables simultaneous test of large control system configurations across multiple nodes

AUSTIN,TEXAS (October 24, 2003) - Emerson Process Management has enhanced its DeltaV(TM) Simulate Suite of software that enables simultaneous test of control system configurations across multiple nodes. Major training system enhancements such as process snapshot, save, and restore will greatly increase value when deploying operator training systems using DeltaV Simulate. The software simulates batch and continuous applications, and can execute faster or slower than real time for ultimate flexibility during operator training sessions. DeltaV Simulate is a key software component to help power PlantWeb® digital plant architecture to efficiency improvement through engineering and operations benefits.

"Our customers need to get the most productivity possible from their limited engineering resources," said Duncan Schleiss, vice president of marketing for the process systems business of Emerson Process Management. "Our simulation software provides an easy-to-use, flexible application development environment to maximize this productivity."

"With our award-winning DeltaV Simulate Suite, an engineer can develop new control strategies, and fully test them on their laptop computer using actual control configurations and process simulation software," continued Schleiss. "This flexibility makes it easy and cost effective to investigate new control opportunities and ultimately maximize the return provided by capital assets."

DeltaV Simulate was rated the best simulation product by the readers of CONTROL magazine in their 2003 Readers Choice Awards.

"The ability to thoroughly test engineering configuration in a PC-only environment provides tremendous flexibility to today's automation engineer," said Darrin Kuchle, DeltaV advanced control product manager. "In this release we've removed many capacity limits and engineered the product to work better in a multiple node environment."

High fidelity dynamic process simulation packages, like HYSYS, can easily connect to the simulation capability of DeltaV I/O function blocks to read and write parameters to control blocks. Connecting DeltaV Simulate to a dynamic process simulator makes training sessions more realistic and can help pinpoint operational difficulties long before the plant actually starts up. All DeltaV modules including advanced control functionality of DeltaV Tune, DeltaV Fuzzy and DeltaV Predict can be tested within the simulation environment.

The products included in the Simulate Suite include:

o DeltaV Simulate and DeltaV SimulatePro for a Single PC

o DeltaV Simulate Professional PLUS Networked

o DeltaV Simulate Professional Station Networked

o DeltaV Simulate Application Station Networked

o DeltaV SimulatePRO - for Single PC or for Multi-node

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, 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®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, DeltaV(TM) (, Ovation®, and AMS(TM) Suite.

About Emerson

Emerson ( is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2002 were $13.8 billion.

PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Daniel, Rosemount, DeltaV, AMS Suite, and Ovation are marks of Emerson Process Management. All other marks are property of their respective owners.


Dave Holmes, Emerson Process Management, Process Systems division 1 (512) 418-7536,

Peter Dossing, Emerson Process Management
1 (512) 832-3162,

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