Software helps deliver predictive/proactive maintenance.

Press Release Summary:

AMS(TM) Suite consists of integrated software applications for predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, and economic optimization. Web-based Asset Portal(TM) consolidates and summarizes asset information. Suite powers PlantWeb® digital plant architecture to provide availability of production assets, and combines predictive diagnostics with analysis capabilities for mechanical equipment, electrical systems, process equipment, instruments, and valves.

Original Press Release:

Emerson Launches AMS(TM) Suite with Asset Portal(TM) to Improve Plant Availability and Performance

Innovative software suite powers PlantWeb® to deliver predictive and proactive maintenance

AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 9, 2003) - Emerson Process Management announces AMS(TM) Suite, an integrated family of software applications for predictive maintenance, performance monitoring and economic optimization. The launch of AMS Suite is spearheaded by Emerson's new web-based Asset Portal(TM) software that consolidates and summarizes all asset information to expedite decision-making. AMS Suite powers PlantWeb® digital plant architecture to increase the availability and performance of production assets for improved bottom-line results.

AMS Suite combines predictive diagnostics with powerful analysis capabilities for mechanical equipment, electrical systems, process equipment, instruments and valves. Emerson promises users a 2% improvement in plant efficiency with PlantWeb, including AMS Suite. There are over 10,000 installations of Emerson's predictive maintenance and optimization applications worldwide delivering proven quantified results with companies such as Dow, BP, Calpine, Thai Oil, Amerada Hess, and SINCOR. AMS Suite extends Emerson's leadership with new levels of functionality and value.

John Moore, GM and VP of ARC Advisory Group, a leader in providing strategic planning and technology assessment services stated, "Emerson has a leadership position in this dynamic space. While there are a number of companies targeting asset optimization, some with the resources to really make things happen, we are watching Emerson closely. Their large and comprehensive Asset Optimization organization, backed by the stability and credibility of Emerson, represents a formidable hurdle for the challengers."

The applications in the AMS Suite are integrated through extensive use of the latest technologies including web services, XML and .NET to create an environment for convenient yet secure access to information. AMS Suite includes:

Asset Portal
Decision-support, reporting and analysis on the health and performance of production assets.

Intelligent Device Manager
Predictive and proactive maintenance of instruments and valves

Machinery Health Manager
Predictive and proactive maintenance through condition monitoring of mechanical equipment

Equipment Performance Monitor
Predictive and proactive maintenance through performance monitoring of process and mechanical equipment

Real-Time Optimizer
Real-time economic optimization of units, plants or multiple facilities based on changing conditions and business constraints

PlantWeb Services support the implementation of AMS Suite and help users maximize the value of their technology investment. The services bring necessary expertise and work processes to integrate technology into existing plant operations. PlantWeb Services include implementation, best practices consultation and ongoing support.

"AMS Suite is unique in the breadth of production assets it is designed to support and the depth of analytical and decision-support capabilities it provides," said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson's Asset Optimization division. "Emerson is playing a key role in enabling process manufacturers to realize as much as 5% increase in plant revenues with the AMS Suite and related PlantWeb Services. As an integral part of the PlantWeb architecture, the AMS Suite supports Operator Driven Reliability. PlantWeb Alerts can be routed to those in the organization who need to know when an asset is causing a problem, whether that person is in maintenance, operations or management. This truly drives decision-making for results."

For further information on Emerson's AMS Suite, visit

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

St. Louis-based 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, Asset Portal, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS are trademarks of Emerson Process Management.


Cindy Wheatley, Emerson Process Management, Asset Optimization division
1 (952) 828-3180,

Jerry Moon, Emerson Process Management
1 (512) 832-3089,

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