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Emerson Process Management

Meridian East
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE3 2WU
United Kingdom

Telephone : 0116 2822822
Fax : 0116 2892896
Email : info@emersonprocess.com
Web : www.emersonprocess.com


Editorial archive;

Pre-engineered solutions minimise hassle of implementing Safety Instrumented Systems 18/09/2017
Emerson’s DeltaV SIS pre-engineered solutions minimise the hassle of building a Safety Instrumented System. By using a different approach, pre-engineered DeltaV SIS provides an easy to deploy option that requires no programming, offers flexible I/O and is delivered ready to install. Full Story...

Emerson metal-seated ball valve protects critical equipment 04/09/2017
Emerson’s new line of metal-seated ball valves help to improve process efficiency and plant uptime. The Fisher™ Z500 metal-seated ball valves are engineered to withstand higher temperatures, pressures, and more erosive conditions than a standard on/off ball valve, providing increased reliability and protection of critical assets in demanding applications. Full Story...

HART holds its own in the race to Industry 4.0 04/09/2017
Suzanne Gill finds out what role the now ubiquitous HART protocol might have to play in factories and processing plants of the future, as more enterprises look to reap the benefits promised by Industry 4.0. Full Story...

Enabling faster process valve opening 04/09/2017
Emerson has introduced the ASCO 330 Series volume booster to enable faster process valve opening and closing speeds. The booster can be used in both on/off and control applications and where Partial Stroke Testing (PST) is required. Full Story...

Mobile platform puts the plant in your hands wherever you are 16/08/2017
Emerson has introduced DeltaV Mobile, a new platform that utilises Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to give engineers complete access to real-time data, trends and insight to make better-informed, critical operations decisions – securely from anywhere in the world. Full Story...

Digital ecosystem expanded with dual-mode wireless gateway 26/06/2017
Emerson has introduced a new dual-mode wireless gateway which supports both IEC 62951 WirelessHART and ISA100.11a industrial wireless communications standards to its PlantWeb digital ecosystem.  Full Story...

Getting the frequency right 30/05/2017
Low and mid frequency non-contacting radar devices can now be complemented by high frequency technology. Per Skogberg explains which of these might be the right solution for a particular level measurement application.  Full Story...

Emerson completes Mynah Technologies acquisition 22/05/2017
Emerson has completed the purchase of MYNAH Technologies, a long-time alliance partner and provider of dynamic simulation and operator training software. MYNAH’s solutions enable plant engineers and technicians to test and improve process control strategies and train plant operators in offline, real-world scenarios before implementing them in live production. Full Story...

Wired HART functionality for vibrating fork level detector 18/04/2017
The new Rosemount 2140 is believed to be the World's first wired HART vibrating fork level detector for applications including overfill prevention, high and low level alarms, and pump protection. Full Story...

New facility helps Emerson customers achieve operational excellence 03/04/2017
Emerson's new Langenfeld offices, in Germany, showcases automation technology innovations that harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things to transform business performance in an Industry 4.0 environment. Full Story...

Emerson opens oil and gas education facility 14/02/2017
Emerson has opened new education facilities at its Solutions Centre in Aberdeen, to provide a range of training courses and competency assessment programmes, enabling engineers and technicians to enhance the automation technology skills required to maximise the operational performance of the assets on which they work. Full Story...

Handheld communicator speeds device configuration 23/01/2017
Emerson Automation Solutions has introduced its Power the Loop technology on its AMS Trex Device Communicator which is said to help users work more effectively and perform faster device configuration – on the bench or in the field – by removing the need for an external power supply. Full Story...

Valve, actuator and control package ensures safe and reliable ballast operations 10/01/2017
Heerema Marine Contractors has chosen Emerson Automation Solutions to provide a valve remote control (VRC) system for SSCV Sleipnir, a semi-submersible offshore crane vessel that is being constructed at Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard in Singapore. Full Story...

WirelessHART: secure by design 23/10/2016
Data security is critical to the successful deployment of field instruments in plant applications. Suzanne Gill asked a variety of automation vendors for their views on WirelessHART security and their own strategies to ensure network security. Full Story...

Rugged handheld communicator improves maintenance efficiency 10/10/2016
Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the AMS Trex Device Communicator, a handheld communicator designed for use in harsh industrial environments.  Full Story...

Emerson acquires UK-based Permasense 03/10/2016
Permasense is a provider of non-intrusive corrosion monitoring technologies for the offshore and onshore oil production, refining, chemical, power, pipelines, metals and mining and other industries. Its monitoring systems use sensor technology, wireless data delivery and advanced analytics to continuously monitor for metal loss from corrosion or erosion in pipes, pipelines or vessels, and reliably deliver high-integrity data from even the harshest environments. Full Story...

Emerson APP provides mobile access to critical asset health information 21/09/2016
Emerson’s new ATG View application allows quicker and easier access to critical asset health information by putting data from Emerson’s CSI 6500 ATG machinery protection and prediction monitoring system in the palm of users’ hands. Full Story...

Five Approaches to Evolve to Modern Safety 12/09/2016
The proven DeltaV safety instrumented system (SIS) continuously monitors your plant’s safety devices’ status and diagnoses the health of the entire safety loop – dramatically reducing your risk. Explore five approaches to evolve to modern safety – confidently.  Full Story...

Enhance your maintenance tasks by switching to the 475 Field Communicator 06/09/2016
Boost your maintenance efficiency by trading in your existing handheld field communicator – exclusive offer to switch to the 475 Field Communicator Full Story...

Ensuring reliability and accuracy with GWR 06/09/2016
Thomas Rundqvist explains how combined chamber/guided wave radar units provide a pre-assembled and ready-to-install solution that can simplify level instrumentation commissioning. Full Story...

Total agrees ten-year service solution for upstream control and safety systems 16/08/2016
Total Exploration and Production Services has selected Emerson to provide control and safety system maintenance services that will support its upstream oil and gas operations around the World. Full Story...

Valve diagnostic system for nuclear utilities 25/07/2016
Emerson Process Management and Teledyne Test Services (TTS) have jointly developed and introduced the QUIKLOOK 3-FS diagnostic system, a platform for testing air-operated (AOV) and motor-operated (MOV) control valves used in the nuclear industry. Full Story...

Flame detectors keep personnel and facilities safe 19/07/2016
Emerson has introduced  the Rosemount 975 flame detectors, a range of optical flame detectors designed to perform in harsh environmental conditions and connect directly to alarm or automatic fire extinguishing systems. Full Story...

Transforming capital project schedules and costs 07/06/2016
Suzanne Gill reports on the European introduction of a new initiative from Emerson Process Management which is designed to help improve scheduling and costs for capital engineering projects, helping companies to achieve top quartile performance. Full Story...

Six Approaches to Improve Operations Performance eBook 22/04/2016
Understand the challenges operation teams face and the solutions they can leverage to achieve a productive path to improve operations performance. Explore six approaches that can improve operational efficiencies and run your plant more efficiently. Full Story...

Safe vibration data collection in hazardous environments 01/03/2016
Emerson Process Management’s CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer has received ATEX/IECEx, Zone 2 certification, enabling its use in hazardous environments. The CSI 2140 collects all of the data required to assess a machine’s condition in the shortest possible time, so that the user can limit the time they need to be in the hazardous environments.  Full Story...

A better way to manage operator tasks 09/02/2016
Overwhelmed by task management scheduling and paperwork? Can operators easily set and manage task priorities? Within a new whitepaper from Emerson you can learn how implementing electronic logbooks can drive operator action through improved task management and event visibility. Full Story...

Improving level measurement in tall vessels 19/01/2016
Pawel Czoczys explains how the latest digital differential pressure level technology is able to solve many of the problems traditionally experienced when using differential pressure measurements to monitor levels in tall vessels or towers.  Full Story...

Pressure measurement solution for challenging industrial installations 30/11/2015
The Rosemount 3051S pressure transmitter, from Emerson Process Management, has been enhanced to allow new measurement possibilities in high process temperatures or changing ambient conditions. Full Story...

Simplifying cyber security best practices 13/11/2015
With 20 years’ experience helping users manage the security of their control system, Emerson Process Management is now able to provide additional safeguards for precise system access control and network reliability with version 13 of its DeltaV DCS and AMS Suite. Full Story...

Becoming a trusted advisor 09/11/2015
Slawomir Suchomski, vice president, Europe, Solutions and Lifecycle Services at Emerson Process Management, comments on how the company is meeting changing customer requirements for the provision of services. Full Story...

Critical infrastructure protection with integrated Intel security solutions 04/11/2015
Emerson Process Management has joined forces with Intel Security to enhance and strengthen its integrated cyber security solution to better secure the DeltaV DCS and help safeguard critical assets and data. Full Story...

Control and monitoring software for electric actuators 20/10/2015
Emerson Process Management has introduced DCMlink software, a unified electric actuator control, monitoring and diagnostics platform. Full Story...

Magnetic flowmeter aimed at utility applications 13/10/2015
Emerson Process Management has released the Rosemount 8750W magnetic flowmeter system for use in utility, water and wastewater applications.  Full Story...

Improve pump reliability to minimise environmental and business impacts 06/10/2015
Pumps begin to degrade the day they start up, and the challenge is to know when and how to intervene before they contribute to a critical plant shutdown or slowdown. New pump health monitoring solutions combine process and equipment data to drive higher reliability through a more holistic view of pump health. Full Story...

Reducing nitrogen costs using Fisher Regulators 28/09/2015
While improving overall tank storage performance, safety and reliability, one of Emerson Process Management’s largest pharmaceutical customers achieved a €384K nitrogen consumption net saving per year and have reduced total emissions by up to 99% in standard operation following deployment of Fisher regulators on 15 storage tanks.  Full Story...

Emerson Logbooks improves operational efficiency 22/09/2015
Emerson Process Management’s Logbooks enables operators to electronically document activity records to streamline shift changes, drive operator action, and accelerate decision-making. A consistent approach to operator logs supports safety improvement efforts as well as audits and corrective action processes Full Story...

Extended power module life for wireless transmitters 22/09/2015
Emerson Process Management is making energy harvesting a reality for its Smart Wireless transmitters through the use of Perpetuum’s Vibration Energy Harvester and Intelligent Power Module solutions.  Full Story...

Emerson combines key maintenance tasks in a single tool 15/09/2015
Emerson Process Management has enhanced its portable CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer with a wireless interface to popular laser shaft alignment tools. This advance reduces two burdens - equipment and time - for operators performing vibration analysis and corrective tasks in the field.  Full Story...

Emerson strengthens its safety monitoring offerings through acquisition 15/09/2015
Emerson has acquired Spectrex Inc, a manufacturer of flame and open path gas detectors which allows the company to offer a comprehensive range of flame, gas and ultrasonic leak detector solutions for safety monitoring applications. Full Story...

Extended power module life for wireless transmitters 03/08/2015
Emerson Process Management is using Perpetuum’s Vibration Energy Harvester and Intelligent Power Module solutions to achieve energy harvesting within its Smart Wireless transmitters. Full Story...

Simplifying wide-area plant network deployment 29/07/2015
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Smart Wireless Gateway 1552WU, a Wi-Fi access point that connects WirelessHART sensors to the control network. Full Story...

Logbook functionality integrated with distributed control system 21/07/2015
Emerson Process Management’s Logbooks, an electronic database of operator log entries, can now be embedded into its the DeltaV distributed control system interface to improve task management and enable more effective shift handovers with real-time visibility to active entries.  Full Story...

New general manager for Emerson Process Management in Germany 02/06/2015
Emerson Process Management has announced the appointment of Andreas Fuchs as general manager, Germany. Full Story...

Achieve your full energy savings potential 12/05/2015
Identifying where energy is consumed in your plant and where it could be saved is a challenge that many process manufacturers face. With the right people and technology at your side, you can realise energy savings of up to 20%.  Full Story...

Emerson enhances distributed control system 14/04/2015
Emerson Process Management has released version 13 of the DeltaV™ distributed control system to deliver greater efficiency and performance for process control applications. New features focus on integration, advanced alarm management and security, with an overarching design that improves ease of use and minimises the need for specialised expertise Full Story...

Detonation arrestors reduce complexity and increase safety 24/03/2015
Detonation arrestors are flame arrestors designed to prevent the transmission of a detonation in a confined system. It is often assumed that detonation arrestors are essentially the same with the exception of certain features that might be offered by various manufactures. This is not true. Full Story...

Increased power module life for wireless vibration transmitter 10/03/2015
Emerson Process Management has introduced new spectral resolution options for the CSI 9420 wireless vibration transmitter that reduce bandwidth requirements and improve power module life. Full Story...

Prevent unscheduled downtime. Extend cost-effective asset protection 10/02/2015
Emerson Process Management’s CSI 9360 vibration/position transmitter offers basic protection to rotating machinery — compressor, pump, and fan assets. The transmitter detects emerging sleeve bearing issues and gives advanced warning to shut down assets before damage occurs or production is impacted.  Full Story...

Firmware update for smart wireless gateway 09/02/2015
Emerson Process Management has used customer input to design the new firmware version 4.5 for its Smart Wireless Gateways. This will enable users to see and understand process information more quickly.  Full Story...

3D scanner for continuous solids measurement 12/01/2015
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Rosemount 5708 Series of 3D solids scanners for the continuous measurement of level, volume and mass of bulk solids and powders in large vessels, bins and silos.  Full Story...

Emerson expands its gas analysis portfolio through acquisition 06/01/2015
Emerson has recently acquired Scotland-based Cascade Technologies, a manufacturer of gas analysers and monitoring systems using Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology which measures multiple gases simultaneously. Full Story...

Wireless gateway allows flexible antenna installation 09/12/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the compact 1410D Smart Wireless Gateway for wireless network applications where gateway installation locations are limited, in difficult safe areas that must connect to distant wireless application networks Full Story...

SCADA solutions offer greater mobility 18/11/2014
Control Engineering Europe looks at some recent enhancements and additions to offer additional versatility to SCADA and visualisation solutions. Full Story...

Emerson expands its capabilities in subsea and downhole measurement for oil and gas 07/11/2014
Emerson has acquired the Paine Electronics business from Paine Electronics, LLC, which will become part of Emerson Process Management.  Full Story...

Emerson’s pressure regulators cut costs and downtime 23/09/2014
OEM customer equipment such as compressors, turbines and pumps need constant and consistent oil lubrication. Oil lubrication is vital to the life of the bearings and bearing cages of these applications. This pressurised oil lubricates and removes heat from the equipment bearings and provides stability to rotor systems.  Full Story...

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Easy proof testing of guided wave radar sensors 16/09/2014
The latest overfill protection standard API/ANSI 2350 states that device verification of most overfill prevention sensors should be carried out semi-annually. Carl-Johan Roos, functional safety officer at Emerson Process Management, explains how this can be achieved without having to raise the level in the tank above its maximum working level. Full Story...

Enhanced SCADA system streamlines oil and gas operations 19/08/2014
The new OpenEnterprise release from Emerson is said to offer ease-of-use and expanded device connectivity for communication protocols. User-friendly tools in OpenEnterprise v3 alleviate the pain of operating and managing large installations of RTUs and flow computers. Full Story...

Flue gas oxygen analyser optimises combustion efficiency 12/08/2014
Emerson Process Management has enhanced the Rosemount Analytical 6888 In Situ Flue Gas O2 analyser, adding new diagnostics that help maintain optimum oxygen levels in flue gases, optimising the combustion efficiency of large boilers and industrial furnaces.  Full Story...

Coriolis flowmeter solution for medium to large flow rates 29/07/2014
Emerson Process Management has extended its Micro Motion ELITE range of Coriolis flowmeters to include a  high flow version for use in applications such as gas and liquid custody transfer, process unit material balances in refineries, and critical chemical feedstock measurements. Full Story...

Expanded application scope for vibrating fork level switch 15/07/2014
Emerson Process Management has expanded the application scope for its Rosemount 2120 range of vibrating fork point liquid level switches. Full Story...

Look no wires! Automated monitoring solutions 08/07/2014
Automated monitoring solutions are increasingly being used to gather business critical data in process plants, to help cost-effectively meet legislative requirements and ensure plant safety as well as to increase productivity.   Full Story...

Delivering two process variables in a single installation 19/06/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Rosemount 3051S MultiVariable wireless pressure transmitter, designed to directly measure two process variables in one installation enables users to gain greater insight into their process without increasing installation costs. Full Story...

Emerson invests in Aberdeen facility to meet demand from oil and gas industry 17/06/2014
Emerson has broken ground on a new office and service centre at Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland from which it aims to support the North Sea oil and gas industry. Full Story...

Pervasive sensing is key to increased business visibility 10/06/2014
At the recent European Emerson User Exchange, Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer at Emerson Process Management, highlighted some of the key drivers for the process industries today and identified a new role for sensing technologies in business critical applications. Full Story...

Emerson tank management seminars 23/05/2014
Emerson Process Management is to run a series of seminars across Europe aimed at helping storage tank operators to increase safety and operational efficiencies, reduce emissions, limit production loss and protect product integrity. Full Story...

Bulk storage tank relief valve for propane tanks 15/04/2014
Emerson Process Management has released the new Fisher Type 63EGLP Bulk Storage Tank Relief Valve, typically used on 100,000 litre and larger propane tank applications. The Type 63EGLP offers a range of benefits over traditional multiport relief valves, including a 40% increase in relief capacity, a 20% weight reduction for easier installation, and reduced maintenance costs. Full Story...

On-line guided wave radar integrity testing 25/03/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced what it believes to be the World’s first on-line Guided Wave Radar (GWR) transmitter and probe testing function. Full Story...

Emerson introduces integrated prediction and protection system for hydroelectric turbines 04/03/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced an integrated predictive diagnostics and protection system that offers real-time monitoring to improve reliability for all major types of hydro turbines. The predictive diagnostics help maximise availability and reduce maintenance costs, and the protection system helps hydro power plants avoid catastrophic failure and comply with safety, health and environment regulations. Full Story...

Emerson adds PROFINET protocol to automation system platform 25/02/2014
Emerson will add the PROFINET protocol to the DeltaV digital automation system. PROFINET will join PROFIBUS DP and other protocols as an option in motor control centres, variable speed drive and other applications in process automation businesses.  Full Story...

Remote continuous equipment monitoring for new fixed platform 25/02/2014
Statoil has awarded Emerson Process Management a contract to supply an integrated condition and performance monitoring system for the Gina Krog oil and gas platform in the Norwegian North Sea to enable Statoil personnel onshore to continuously monitor the new fixed platform’s critical and essential pumps, compressors and other mechanical equipment, to maximise efficiency and identify any potential problems before production is affected. Full Story...

Next generation fork viscosity meter 18/02/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Micro Motion fork viscosity meter, the next generation of the Micro Motion 7827 and 7829 direct insertion viscosity and density meters.  Full Story...

Emerson introduces high flow capacity tank blanketing regulators 11/02/2014
Emerson Process Management has released the T200 Series small-size tank blanketing regulators. This new series of regulators consists of three models: the T205 pressure reducing tank blanketing regulator – non-balanced trim; the T205B pressure-reducing tank blanketing regulator – balanced trim; and the T208 pressure relief tank blanketing regulator.  Full Story...

Emerson’s next-generation vibration analyser enables faster data collection and analysis 21/01/2014
Introducing the latest in vibration analysis technology – Emerson’s CSI 2140 Machinery Health™ Analyzer. The CSI 2140 provides superior technology for analysing machinery vibration and detecting potential problems before they lead to unplanned downtime. This new analyser delivers four-channel simultaneous data collection functionality, wireless and Bluetooth communication, and a full-colour touchscreen. It has the fastest route collection capability on the market, enabling workers to spend more Full Story...

Compact density meter copes with aggressive medias 21/01/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Micro Motion compact density meter, a multi-variable unit designed for the custody transfer metering of crude oil, refined hydrocarbons, alcohols and many aggressive process liquids. Full Story...

Register for 2014 Emerson Global Users Exchange 03/12/2013
Registration is open for the 2014 Emerson Global Users Exchange, Europe, Middle East and Africa. The three-day event, aimed at existing and potential users of Emerson Process Management products and services, is being held from 1st to 3rd April at the International Congress Center in Stuttgart, Germany.  Full Story...

Emerson’s automation safety system wins 2013 exida® Safety Award 03/12/2013
Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV safety instrumented system (SIS) has been granted the 2013 Safety Award by exida, the global leader in functional safety and cyber security certification for the process industries.  Full Story...

Automation safety system from Emerson wins safety award 18/11/2013
exida, a safety certification body has stated that the innovative design, flexibility, and cyber-security features were the reason for the DeltaV SIS with Electronic Marshalling taking the award this year. Full Story...

Emerson's efficient vibration analysis technology. Fast. Uncomplicated. Ergonomic. Powerful 05/11/2013
Discover how Emerson's new CSI 2140 Machinery Health™ Analyzer delivers four-channel simultaneous data collection, wireless and Bluetooth communication, and full-colour touchscreen navigation. Plus the CSI 2140 has fast route-collection capability and provides ergonomic enhancements for hours in the field. Full Story...

Emerson opens nuclear excellence centre 05/11/2013
A new centre, dedicated to engineering, services and training, will help end users in the nuclear industry improve maintenance operations, increasing safety and availability. Full Story...

Emerson’s next-generation vibration analyser enables faster data collection and analysis 17/09/2013
Introducing the latest in vibration analysis technology – Emerson’s CSI 2140 Machinery Health™ Analyzer. The CSI 2140 delivers four-channel simultaneous data collection, wireless and Bluetooth communication, and full-colour touchscreen navigation. It has the fastest route collection capability on the market, and is ergonomically designed for long hours in the field. Full Story...

Electronic marshalling technology works like a charm 17/09/2013
Emerson Process Management has announced that its CHARMs (Characterization Modules) technology has already logged one billion operating hours at more than 300 sites. Full Story...

Wireless pressure transmitter increases productivity while reducing costs 11/09/2013
Emerson Process Management is making it easier for the process industry to maximise productivity and reduce downtime by incorporating its Smart Wireless technology into the Rosemount® 3051 Pressure Transmitter. Full Story...

Digital valve controller gets a tough housing 11/09/2013
A digital valve control with stainless steel housing has been added to the Emerson Process Management’s Fisher FIELDVUE DVC6200 digital valve controller family. Full Story...

Ultrasonic level measurement now suits harsh environments 03/09/2013
The Rosemount 3100 series is now available with rugged and lightweight plastic housings that are rated up to IP66/67. Full Story...

Predictive diagnostics available on FOUNDATION fieldbus control system 20/08/2013
Emerson Process Management and Softing have announced that the Softing Linking Device and Gateway FG-110-FF has been successfully integrated and tested with Emerson's AMS Suite predictive maintenance software application. Full Story...

Increasing throughput and reducing energy for gas processing plant 06/08/2013
Emerson Process Management’s support services have helped the MOL Group to increase throughput, improve product quality and reduce energy usage at its Algyõ gas plant in Hungary. Full Story...

Continuing project awards sees engineering capacity increase 30/07/2013
Emerson Process Management has announced an acceleration of plans to expand its project engineering staff to meet the demands of major project activity. Full Story...

Emerson’s next-generation vibration analyser enables faster data collection and analysis 16/07/2013
Introducing the latest in vibration analysis technology – Emerson’s CSI 2140 Machinery Health™ Analyzer. The CSI 2140 delivers four-channel simultaneous data collection, wireless and Bluetooth communication, and full-colour touchscreen navigation. It has the fastest route collection capability on the market, and is ergonomically designed for long hours in the field. Full Story...

World’s first true wireless guided wave radar level transmitter? 02/07/2013
Emerson Process Management has introduced what it believes is industry’s first true wireless Guided Wave Radar (GWR) transmitter for continuous level and interface monitoring. Full Story...

WirelessHART extends your reach: the easy way to add new instrumentation 24/06/2013
Douglas Carlson, Smart Wireless gateway marketing engineer at Emerson Process Management, discusses the benefits and considerations of deploying WirelessHART device networks and offers advice on how to minimise growing pains when installing new field sensors and actuators. Full Story...

Vibration analyser promises faster data collection and analysis 18/06/2013
Emerson Process Management has introduced the CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyser, the next generation of its portable tool for analysing machinery vibration to detect potential problems before they lead to unplanned downtime. Full Story...

Pressure transmitter added to smart wireless solutions range 21/05/2013
Emerson Process Management has recently incorporated its Smart Wireless technology into the Rosemount 3051 pressure transmitter. Full Story...

Emerson adds PROFIBUS PAto FIELDVUE™ digital valve controller 14/05/2013
The Fisher FIELDVUE DVC6200p digital valve controller is built on Fisher’s highly successful and innovative linkage-less, non-contact sensor technology. PROFIBUS users can now experience the performance and reliability demanded in today’s process control environment. Full Story...

Emerson introduces online thermowell calculation tool 07/05/2013
Emerson Process Management has introduced an online thermowell calculation tool that incorporates the new ASME PTC 19.3 TW standard. Emerson is the first to make available an online tool offering a more automated approach to thermowell calculation as opposed to the traditional way of utilising spreadsheets. Full Story...

Liberating operators from the control room 07/05/2013
There is universal agreement that mobile devices will be making an appearance on more plant floors in the future, although agreement from automation suppliers on a timescale for this to become general practice is less easy to come by. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Emerson expands the Smart Machinery Health portfolio 24/04/2013
Emerson Process Management’s Smart Machinery Health portfolio now provides an integrated protection and prediction solution for critical reciprocating compressors. Common compressor issues can be predicted before they cause a process upset, greatly reducing lost production and repair costs. Full Story...

Emerson introduces wireless position monitor with on/off control for discrete valves 17/04/2013
Emerson Process Management has expanded its Smart Wireless solutions family with the release of the Fisher® 4320 Wireless Position Monitor with On/Off Control Output Option - the first and only WirelessHART® valve automation solution that includes linkage-less position feedback and discrete valve control. Full Story...

Wireless technology improves efficiency of biomass power plant 02/04/2013
Smart Wireless transmitters have provided increased visibility into the process, support predictive maintenance and provide tank overspill protection at a biomass power plant in Italy, owned by Enomondo S.r.l. Full Story...

Regulators for fire protection systems 12/03/2013
A fire protection system is one of the most critical components of an offshore facility. The system includes sprinklers, hoses and pumps. Pressure regulators are used to control the water pressure, helping to maximise safety, whilst minimising the number of devices required in the loop. These devices are self-actuated, which means they do not require an external power supply. Should a power supply fail, this can put the fire protection system into default mode. Full Story...

Wireless technology improves visibility 12/03/2013
A move to automated measurements, via wireless technology, has offered greater process visibility for one gas storage operator which has allowed it to work much closer to capacity. Full Story...

Emerson expands breadth of assets supported within AMS Suite 26/02/2013
Expansion of support provides a single asset management system to enable consistent work processes across a variety of assets. Full Story...

Emerson Process Management appoints new president for Europe 02/01/2013
Emerson Process Management has announced the appointment of Roel Van Doren as President, Europe. Full Story...

Smart technologies achieve calibration excellence 23/11/2012
Suzanne Gill reports on a presentation given at the European Emerson Global User Exchange, which discussed an innovative advanced calibration and asset management solution, employed by GlaxoSmithKline at its Cork primary pharmaceutical production plant, which has succeeded in streamlining and automating its calibration tasks, and has offered the company significant improvements in business operations and management of its regulatory compliance requirements. Full Story...

Non-intrusive pipe clamp sensor 30/10/2012
The Rosemount 0085 non-intrusive pipe clamp sensor is said to offer a simple solution for adding temperature measurements and increased process visibility in areas where intrusive sensors are not possible. Full Story...

DeltaV version 12 released 16/10/2012
New features of the DeltaV Version 12, digital process automation system, are said to add increased flexibility, predictability and security while reducing complexity and operating costs. Full Story...

Wireless transmitters improve plant availability and efficiency 09/10/2012
Wireless acoustic transmitters are being used by a power generation company to identify failed steam traps, leaking valves, and boiler tube leaks. The use of these field instruments has provided some impressive cost saving figures. Full Story...

Fisher Regulators ‘Tank Blanketing’ seminars 25/09/2012
Emerson’s Tank Blanketing seminars help users reduce operating costs, enhance safety and comply with clean-air regulations. Full Story...

Automation technologies and services for BP FPSO 25/09/2012
Emerson is to provide its PlantWeb digital plant architecture, including DeltaV, digital automation systems, for BPs new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility. Full Story...

Minimise safety loop issues with the Fisher SIS Digital Valve Controller 12/09/2012
50% of safety system failures occur in the final control element. Typical valve failure modes during an emergency situation are: stuck open, not enough torque, too slow, high friction and broken shafts. Valve failure detection was limited because safety valves were normally operated with an on/off solenoid valve. Full Story...

Forum for exchange of ideas comes to Europe and conquers! 07/09/2012
The first ever European-based Emerson Global User Exchange took place in Dusseldorf at the end of May, attracting over 1,000 delegates. Full Story...

Wireless vibration transmitter approved for hazardous areas 04/09/2012
Emerson Process Management has extended the application of its CSI 9420 wireless vibration transmitter with intrinsic safety ratings to European, US and Canadian standards. Full Story...

New technologies address process safety 17/08/2012
At the Emerson Global User Conference, held in Dusseldorf in May, three new technologies were announced to help reduce the complexity of process manufacturing safety, in line with the company’s continuing efforts to enhance end-user’s safety performance, including a total-loop approach to safety instrumented systems (SIS). Full Story...

Smart Wireless Gateway with EtherNet/IP output compatibility 07/08/2012
Traditionally, PLC users requiring EtherNet/IP have needed to purchase a converter from a third-party provider to add wireless to the system. Using a converter can increase the time it takes to establish and run the wireless network, while adding cost and hardware complexity. Full Story...

Enhanced control valve range is suitable for an even wider range of applications 17/07/2012
NACE MR0175/ISO15156 standard constructions and ISO5210 facing electric actuator mounting options have been added to the Fisher® GX control valve range from Emerson. Full Story...

Preventing unplanned shutdowns with wireless technology 17/07/2012
Rosemount Analytical wireless transmitters are being used to monitor changes in boiler condensate conductivity, detecting leaks that could cause boiler damage at a Heat and Power energy facility. Full Story...

Emerson introduces new digital overspeed protection system for rotating machinery 03/07/2012
CSI 6300 SIS is the only system certified to meet the latest industry safety standards to protect equipment and personnel during start-ups from overspeed conditions. Full Story...

Online tool aids wirelessHART network planning 03/07/2012
Emerson Process Management is offering a free online planning tool to help process industry facilities get started with wireless. The web-based application allows users to upload an image of their plant in order to design a customised wireless network using IEC-approved WirelessHART network standards. Full Story...

Wireless offers flexibility for life 25/06/2012
Suzanne Gill looks at the benefits that are being reported by industrial wireless networks, both during the project implementation stage and throughout the life of a plant. Full Story...

BP awards automation technology and services contract to Emerson 01/06/2012
Emerson has been chosen to provide automation technology and services for North Sea oil production. Integrated control and safety systems will help BP manage operations of two new platforms for the Clair Ridge project. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP connectivity option for Coriolis flowmeters 13/03/2012
Emerson Process Management’s Micro Motion EtherNet/IP Module enables quick and cost effective access to plant-wide networks, providing plant and process data to improve availability and throughput.   Full Story...

Configuration and diagnostics tool for Coriolis flow and density meters 18/01/2012
Emerson Process Management has announced the release of Micro Motion ProLink III, a Microsoft Windows-based configuration and service tool for Micro Motion Coriolis flow and density transmitters. Full Story...

Wireless level gauging solution for refinery 03/01/2012
The state-owned Tüpras refinery in Izmir, Turkey, has placed an order with Emerson Process Management for a tank gauging system that includes 85 wireless TankRadar Rex radar level gauges. Full Story...

Emerson announces Smart Energy Initiative 21/11/2011
Emerson Process Management has announced the ‘Smart Energy Initiative’, a global programme designed to combine its industrial energy expertise with advanced energy management technologies. Full Story...

Wireless conductivity transmitters help prevent chemical discharge 16/11/2011
Korsnäs Gävle is using Emerson Process Management’s Smart Wireless conductivity and temperature transmitters to collect critical leak-detection monitoring data at its board and paper production unit at Gävlebukten, Sweden, enabling it to verify its compliance with environmental monitoring legislation. Full Story...

Switching to wireless level detection 08/11/2011
New developments in wireless communications offer a solution for level monitoring without the need for cabling or the associated risk of damaging the existing installation, and enabling configuration and troubleshooting from a central location. Full Story...

Wireless transformation in global industrial facilities 01/11/2011
IMS Research reports that worldwide shipments of industrial products that are wireless-enabled are set to grow from an estimated 1.2 million in 2009 to more than 3 million in 2015, at an average annual growth rate of 18%. Since WirelessHART was approved in 2010 as the first international wireless communication standard, it has been validated and accepted globally by industry. Full Story...

Emerson extends Quick Ship programme 27/09/2011
The Emerson Process Management Quick Ship programme has now been extended to cover selected Fisher® valves, assemblies and parts, providing customers with reduced lead times. Full Story...

Multi-purpose industrial regulators designed to improve flow performance 13/09/2011
Emerson Process Management has released new Fisher regulators that are ideal for demanding applications where large flow and a fast response are required. Full Story...

Digital plant architecture provides flexibility and reliability for complex laboratory processes 06/09/2011
The Gran Sasso National Laboratories in the Abruzzo region of central Italy are situated around 1400 m below the summit of the Gran Sasso mountain. Owned by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), the laboratories have been created to carry out experiments in a setting with a low radioactivity level. The rocks above the laboratories act as a shield against cosmic radiations and make it possible to measure very weak radioactive signals from materials being tested. Full Story...

Decrease energy costs with steam trap monitoring 06/09/2011
Emerson Process Management is helping processing plants significantly reduce their energy costs with the Rosemount® 708 Wireless Acoustic Transmitter, an industry-leading combination of temperature measurement with acoustic “listening” that gives customers unparalleled visibility into the state of their steam trap. Full Story...

Chemical plant replaces outdated PLCs with a digital automation system 01/08/2011
AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals is modernising its production facility in Herkenbosch, in The Netherlands, using Emerson Process Management's DeltaV digital automation system Version 11. Full Story...

Magnetic flowmeters can contribute more 19/07/2011
Klaus Brockman of Emerson Process Management explains how the latest generation magnetic flowmeters, with built in diagnostics and integrated meter verification, can help to better manage the production process. Full Story...

Unique temperature module added to CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor 12/07/2011
A new A6630 temperature module from Emerson has been added to the CSI 6500 that delivers critical bearing temperature measurements in addition to vibration monitoring. Full Story...

Density meter reduces costs and improves quality at paper mill 05/07/2011
Cartiere del Garda is using a Micro Motion density meter from Emerson Process Management to measure the concentration of kaolin and other additives in the coating process at its paper mill in Italy. Full Story...

Emerson introduces Fisher Fieldbus digital level controller 24/05/2011
Fisher FIELDVUE DLC3020f fieldbus digital level controller provides easy access to information that enables accurate control with less downtime, to help users improve operations. Full Story...

Asset Management solution in French language version 24/05/2011
Emerson Process Management has released AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager v11.1.1 in a French language version. Full Story...

Machinery health management solution for Romanian power plant 17/05/2011
S.C. Complexul Energetic Rovinari has selected Emerson Process Management to supply its CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor for continuous protection and prediction monitoring of critical machinery at the Rovinari Power Plant in Romania. Full Story...

Emerson extends Machinery Health Monitor range 10/05/2011
The new compact CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor delivers predictive diagnostics in remote applications. Full Story...

Emerson introduces digital valve controller with linkage-less, non-contact feedback technology 01/03/2011
The FIELDVUE DVC6200 is designed for applications that experience high levels of vibration, corrosion, or material entrapment. Full Story...

Emerson’s WirelessHART® Fisher® position monitor extends safety and performance gains 22/02/2011
The monitor is a linkage-less device that provides accurate feedback from valves previously unconnected to the control system. Full Story...

Electronic marshalling improves project success 15/02/2011
International chemical and plastics maker Solvay has selected Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV digital automation system Version 11 with electronic marshalling and Characterization Modules (CHARMS) to improve control of a strategic PVC polymerisation process at its plant in France. Full Story...

Butterfly valves help reduce process variability by 5% 24/01/2011
INEOS Chlor, a producer of chlor-alkali and chlorine derivatives, has succeeded in reducing process variability by 5% at its Runcorn plant in the UK. Full Story...

DeltaV SIS Process Safety System gains BMS compliance 24/01/2011
Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV SIS process safety system has proven compliance with three burner management system (BMS) standards. Full Story...

Smart Wireless Gateway is independently certified 13/12/2010
Emerson Process Management has been awarded independent, Achilles certification for its Smart Wireless Gateway. Full Story...

European Process Automation Users discuss ‘Electronic Marshalling’ at Emerson Conference 06/12/2010
Introduced one year ago, the ‘I/O on Demand’ concept is still under discussion, and a few end users have decided to introduce pilot projects to test the technology. They reported their first experiences at a conference in Berlin. Full Story...

ABB bows out of Chloride bidding war 02/07/2010
ABB says it will not match Emerson’s offer of around £1 billion for UK UPS specialist Chloride Group. Emerson had hit back against ABB’s offer of £860 million, which looked to have scuppered Emerson’s original £723 million takeover bid. Full Story...

ABB and Emerson battle for Chloride 29/06/2010
The battle for UK company Chloride continues as Emerson launches an offer to counter ABB’s previously accepted £860 million take-over bid. Emerson has pushed its offer up to just under £1 billion (€1.2 billion), causing Chloride shares to rocket. Full Story...

Gas analyser offers Web interface 17/02/2010
Complex, sophisticated, and highly automated are the best words to describe the latest industrial gas analysers on the market. And yet, it’s getting harder to find the right people to take care of them. Technicians with gas analyser experience, says Daniel Benitez, VP of Rosemount Analytical in Houston, are becoming a rare species. Full Story...

Human Centred Design Drives Emerson’s New Technology Development 06/02/2010
Five years ago Emerson Process Automation established a research institute to design its next generation automation and control systems. The emphasis was placed on driving simplifications that are badly needed if automation systems are to adapt to the demographics of future users. Peter Zornio, Emerson’s chief strategic officer, described the vision at his company’s office in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Full Story...

Analyser placement in ammonia plants 12/11/2009
Effective selection and placement of online gas analysers can improve product quality and production efficiency at ammonia plants. Full Story...

Effective management 15/09/2009
As plant communications advance and diagnostic information becomes evermore accessible, the idea of implementing asset management systems has spread and the systems themselves provide increasing benefits. Anna Mitchell caught up with Emerson’s Johan Claassen, business development manager of PlantWeb Services for Europe the Middle East and Africa. Full Story...

Ethernet Enthusiasm: Will it Saturate the Plant? 26/08/2009
Zealous Ethernet champions see the day when all instruments, actuators, and controllers are connected in one vast harmonious plant network—and, by natural extension, to the Internet. Never mind Profibus, serial communications, or 4-20 mA: they will all fade away. Full Story...

The ‘next-generation’ handheld communicator 13/07/2009
The 475 Field Communicator is the latest version of Emerson Process Management’s line of handheld instruments, which include the previous 275 and 375 models. The new version adds a full-colour graphical user interface, Bluetooth® communication, advanced field diagnostics, and extended battery life. Full Story...

Butterfly Valve with Double the Control Range 07/07/2009
The Fisher® Control-Disk™ valve’s wide control range is twice that of traditional butterfly valves for better adherence to set point. This improved capability allows control closer to the target set point, regardless of process disturbances, which results in a reduction in process variability. Full Story...

Trends and technology developments in level instrumentation 22/06/2009
The need for accurate measurement and reliable level alarms—while meeting ever more stringent health and safety regulations—continues to push equipment manufacturers to provide better performing instrumentation. Full Story...

Emerson unveils updated application guide 11/06/2009
Emerson Process Management has updated its Natural Gas Application Guide in a bid to help its customers select the right pressure regulator, whether it be for a well head or residential application. The Regulator Technologies division of Emerson Process Management published Edition VI. Full Story...

Emerson expands into upstream oil and gas automation 08/06/2009
Emerson Process Management announced it has acquired the Norwegian company Roxar ASA. The acquisition, says Emerson, "creates the world’s first integrated automation solutions company whose products span from subsea oil and gas reservoirs, to platform and floating production, to transmission, and ultimately through refining and production of goods." Full Story...

Recession is no excuse 15/05/2009
In times of economic uncertainty, companies may focus on cost-cutting at the expense of environmental concerns and initiatives. Peter Ward, MCERTS Inspector and senior product manager at Emerson Process Management, Mobrey Measurement Division, warns against putting environmental priorities on hold. Full Story...

Three power generators upgrade control, simulation platforms 08/05/2009
Combined-cycle, nuclear, and coal-fired plants each weigh options for system upgrades, seeking efficiency, lower costs. Full Story...

The Transparency of Wireless 23/04/2009
Wireless networking and device manufacturers have gone to great lengths to create products that are secure, easy to work with, and operationally indistinguishable from wired equivalents. Full Story...

The Practice of Safe Sensing 15/04/2009
Safety-certified sensors promise to cut costs and boost performance. But the tradeoffs must be carefully considered. Full Story...

Internet network group grows 50%; interoperability test event planned in March 10/02/2009
Texas Instruments, National Instruments, Landis+Gyr join others in promoting use of Internet Protocol (IP) for sensor-equipped smart objects. The IP for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance has grown its membership by more than 50 per cent since its formation by 25 founding companies in September 2008, adding Texas Instruments, National Instruments, Landis+Gyr/Cellnet and 10 other new members. Full Story...

New podcast: Audio tutorial examines integration platforms, EDDL and FDT/DTM 26/01/2009
Competing platforms share much functionality but differ on implementation. Which is best for you? Full Story...

BP selects SIS for UK deployment 08/01/2009
BP's fuel storage and distribution sites in the UK will use a common overspill protection system. BP has selected Emerson’s Delta V SIS (safety instrumented system) for use in its overspill protection systems throughout the UK, following an evaluation program by Trident Engineering Consultants. Full Story...

Doing more than flow 30/11/2008
To compensate for fluctuations in pressure, temperature, viscosity, and density, flowmeters are taking extra sensors on board. Full Story...

Wireless under discussion as Frost & Sullivan announce workshop 24/11/2008
Frost & Sullivan will host a one-day event on the Adoption of Wireless in Industrial Automation to discuss the latest trends in the industry. The workshop will be held on February 5, 2009 at the Moevenpick Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany. Full Story...

Emerson videos boost education 24/11/2008
Emerson Process Management is using YouTube style videos to provide information and education for its customers. The company’s Online Video Centre aims to provide technology, application and industry information in three to five minute length videos. Full Story...

Tutorial: Instrumentation / DCS integration languages, EDDL 24/11/2008
One of the tools that can help you get more from your instrumentation and other process control devices are integration languages, such as EDDL and FDT. Full Story...

FDI achievement result of co-operation with process control suppliers 14/11/2008
The FDI (Field Device Integration) team has completed the draft architecture and inventory of use case analysis, describing the achievements as a milestone. The Steering Committee of the EDDL Co-operation Team has worked closely with the FDT Group to advance a common solution for field device integration. Full Story...

Largest ever ELITE Coriolis meter 30/10/2008
As the price of crude oil climbs to record levels, users have a new urgency to conduct fiscal transfers with the highest possible precision and reliability. Full Story...

Short Tutorial: Differential pressure flowmeters 01/10/2008
While electronic technologies are displacing traditional approaches to flow metering, differential pressure (DP) based devices continue to be among the top five most popular flowmeters. Full Story...

Integrating Asset Management and Maintenance 11/09/2008
A goal of 80 per cent planned maintenance is attainable when a plant asset management platform is integrated with maintenance strategy during engineering design. Bill Broussard, global marketing manager, PlantWeb Services, for Emerson Process Management, explains. Full Story...

Indonesian power plant automates with Emerson 08/08/2008
Chengda Engineering Corporation of China will digitally automate the PLTU 2 Banten-Labuan power plant with equipment from Emerson Process Management. Full Story...

Fieldbus Foundation: Better Device Descriptions, Device Coupler Test Spec, board member 08/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation has streamlined fieldbus development for device and system suppliers by enhancing its Device Descriptions (DD). In separate announcements, the organisation released the final Device Coupler Test Specification and named a DuPont executive to its board. Full Story...

Fieldbus heads for Wembley 04/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation is to host its next UK roadshow at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, following similar events in Reading, Manchester and Middlesbrough. Presentations and practical demonstrations will aim to demonstrate how Foundation fieldbus technology can be used as part of a single plant-wide solution. Full Story...

Emerson Acquires TopWorx 08/07/2008
Emerson announced, on July 8, 2008, it has acquired TopWorx (www.topworx.com). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Full Story...

First SIL 3 certified control valves 10/06/2008
Emerson Process Management says it is the first control valve manufacturer to have achieved SIL 3 certification of several ranges of its Fisher® valves to IEC 61508 standards. Full Story...

Installing Fieldbus - Part Three 04/06/2008
Many automation engineers are coming face to face with real fieldbus applications for the first time. Fieldbus (the use of digital communications networks for distributed instrumentation & control) is a wonderful technology with many benefits, but fieldbus installation requires some additional considerations over and above normal 4-20mA projects. In this article, we will discuss some of those issues, and show you how to deal with them. Full Story...

Emerson joins forces with Cisco 02/04/2008
Emerson Process Management is working with Cisco to boost reliability for its plant management applications. The process automation and IT specialists claim their collaboration will advance the use of wireless technology in manufacturing. Full Story...

Universal controller for common transmitters 31/03/2008
The Rosemount 3490 Series of Universal Control Units is designed to provide comprehensive control functionality when used with any 4-20mA or HART compatible transmitter. The units configure transmitters and provide display, calculations, logging and control outputs. The controller performs a variety of calculations on the signal received from the transmitter, for example, translating level into volume or flow. Full Story...

Analytical instruments for the process industries 31/03/2008
When there is a need to monitor a process variable that extends beyond pressure, flow, temperature, and level, some type of process analyser is involved. There are four categories of analytical instrumentation Full Story...

Fundamentals of Self-Tuning Control 31/03/2008
Although proportional-integral-derivative controllers or ‘PID loops’ have been the de facto standard of industrial feedback control for more than 65 years, they’re not always easy to use. For PID loops to perform up to their potential, they must first be tuned to fit each application, then periodically re-tuned to maintain the desired closed-loop behaviour. Full Story...

StatoilHydro wireless install 27/03/2008
Monitoring pressures on wellheads often requires daily visits, which are both impractical and hazardous. Now, StatoilHydro claims to have found a solution that, it claims not only eliminates the need for daily visits, but enables continuous monitoring. Full Story...

Emerson takes ‘first’ orders for WirelessHART 25/03/2008
Emerson Process Management claims to be the first process automation supplier to begin taking orders for WirelessHART-enabled products. These are products based on the recently approved open standard, which specifies use of open wireless communications for process measurement and control applications. The products are available as part of the company’s Smart Wireless plant automation solutions portfolio. Full Story...

PPG praises ‘plug and play’ wireless solution 19/03/2008
PPG Industries has backed up its primary radar level measurement with eight wireless Rosemount transmitters. The instruments were purchased as part of a wider installation, of Emerson Process Management’s Smart Wireless solution, at the company’s Chemical Division facility in Louisiana, USA. Full Story...

Wireless podcast: What’s the killer application for your plant? 03/03/2008
Unless you love technology for its own sake, you probably won’t use wireless in your plant until you have a specific purpose in mind. In a new podcast, Peter Zornio and Bob Karschnia from Emerson Process Management look at wireless “killer applications” that could give you new ideas. Full Story...

Tutorial: Conductivity sensors 20/02/2008
There are three liquid characteristics that are often thought of together, although they are different and use different sensor technology. Conductivity, ORP, and pH all have to do with specific chemical characteristics, but measuring each in a process stream requires its own approach. Control Engineering explains... Full Story...

Wireless Networking moves from Instruments to Infrastructure 01/02/2008
Three major wireless providers, Honeywell, Emerson, and Invensys are pursuing widely different approaches—with specific benefits and weaknesses—but have clearly articulated long-term strategies and resources to achieve their goals. Full Story...

Emerson sells Brooks Instrument 08/01/2008
Emerson sold its Brooks Instrument unit on December 21, 2007, to American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P. (AIP), for approximately $100 million (€70 million or £50 million) in cash. Full Story...

Making pH sensors more durable 01/11/2007
Manufacturers have learned how to make accurate pH sensors, and keep them in calibration. The trouble is, in harsh conditions they don’t last very long—sometimes, only a few hours. Full Story...

Condition Monitoring: Some Economic Issues 01/09/2007
New ways to gather information, such as wireless networking, plus information integration are helping users avoid costly downtime on their equipment. Full Story...

Hazenberg calls for survey participants 22/08/2007
MBA researcher, Willem Hazenberg, from Newport International University has undertaken a research project titled, ‘Selection and decision-making criteria for a Distributed Control System in the process industry’. Full Story...

Emerson scoops $27 million contract 24/07/2007
Emerson Process Management will upgrade a Polish power plant in a deal worth $27 million (approximately €20 million or £13 million). Full Story...

Emerson Opens Flow Centre in The Netherlands 03/07/2007
In late June, Emerson managers joined with employees, customers, local families, and members of the trade press to open their newly-built 8,700 square metre European Flow Centre near Utrecht. Full Story...

New Ways to Power Instrumentation 01/06/2007
With the increased use of wireless networks and remote instrumentation, engineers are looking for non-traditional ways to supply electricity to their devices. Full Story...

Standards for Device Integration: EDDL 01/04/2007
In this article and in the following issue (June 2007) we will present in more detail the device integration technologies currently spread in the process industry: EDDL and FDT/DTM. Full Story...

Wireless networking in Process Automation: Building new applications in 2007 01/02/2007
Control system vendors are driving their stakes in the ground for the biggest new technology thrust in 30 years. Full Story...

The vicious circle turns virtuous for process automation vendors 01/02/2007
With process automation technology seen as offering solutions for many of the process industries most pressing problems, instrument and control vendors are more optimistic than for many years, with the prospect of groundbreaking new technology adding further to already bright prospects, writes Andrew Bond Full Story...

Amarinth ramps up sales force 08/01/2007
Amarinth, pump design and manufacturing company, announced the addition of Carolyn Hepburn to its sales force for the north of the UK. Hepburn joined the company from Emerson Process Management and has previously worked for Costain. Full Story...

Management and process control: a permanently open loop? 01/11/2006
Process control engineers need to raise their visibility in the plants where they work. Full Story...

In-plant wireless joins the mainstream 01/11/2006
Europe will have to wait until January but Emerson has launched its Smart Wireless technology in the US despite the absence of agreement in the relevant standards committees, writes Andrew Bond Full Story...

Field-mounted in-line process analysers add new measurement capabilities 01/02/2006
Today’s process gas chromatographs are an advanced combination of technology and rugged instrumentation. The trend in engineering staff downsizing means instrument technicians have more to do in less time, so instrument makers know they have to make their products more reliable and easier to use than ever before. Full Story...

As fieldbus market narrows, user experience widens 01/02/2006
Confidence in fieldbuses is growing; many users say they are planning to implement projects in the near future. Full Story...