Wireless Press Release - Emerson Process Management

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Emerson

integrates

Rosemount
®
Raptor

tank g
auging with
Smart Wireless technology

to expand tank farm automation

Elimination of t
renching

and
long
-
distance
cabling
reduce
s

material and labor cost
s,

as
well as engineering and project execution time.


Austin, Texas (
September 10
, 2012) Tank farm
automation

is
now
easier, faster and less
costly with

integration

of

Emerson

Process Management’s

Rosemount® Raptor
t
ank
g
auging
s
ystems
and
Smart Wireless technology
.
System installation costs can be
reduced up to 50% by wirelessly connecting the tank farm to the control room, with the
added benefit of reduc
ing

implementation time as much as 60%
. The savings free up
budget for
expa
nded automation of tank farms.


The Raptor system with Smart Wireless technology features
a complete line of Emerson’s

new state
-
of
-
the
-
art Rosemount® tank gauging components, including high precision
radar gauges
, that use

self
-
configuring
,

2
-
wire
,

high speed F
OUNDATION
™ fieldbus
technology
. The combined communications technologies enable
use of a wide range of
standardized equipment.
The resulting
Raptor
s
ystem

form
s

a network of digital
intelligence that improves inventory management, loss control, overfill
prevention
, and
maintenance efficiency throughout the plant.


Many tank storage facilities that
c
ould
benefit from modern, non
-
contact gauging
currently
use

obsol
ete signal wiring
, or are not connected

from the tank storage area. Retrofit
ting

an obsolete

gauging system
is

expensive and time consuming
because

the distance
between storage tanks and the control room can be more than one

kilometer
,

requiring
extensive trenching and cabling.


As a result of budget restrictions, some plants continue to experience maintenance
problems
caused by

communications limitations and

low performing mechanical tank
gauges

and instruments
. Now, with Smart Wirele
ss technology, a new radar
-
based
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Raptor system can be
installed

without new long distance signal wiring. This will radically
reduce material and

labor

cost
s,

as well as engineering and project execution time.



The wireless
-
empowered

tank gauging systems are effective in new installations or for
upgrading existing sites
,” commented
Mikae
l

Inglund
, Technical Product Manager

of
Emerson Process Management. “Our customers

struggle with costs of replacing aged
wiring, obsolete measurement

instruments, and proprietary gauging systems.
Our
wireless Raptor systems give them flexibility and freedom to implement an effective
modernization strategy. They

can wirelessly integrate new ga
u
ging systems

one tank at a
time. Most upgrades are done with
out taking the tank farm out of service.



Emerson’s Rosemount brand


is the global market leader in Tank Gauging Systems.
The

systems are
custody
transfer
-
approved
and
can be applied on
many

types of storage
tanks,
including

fixed roof and floating roof
tanks. Applications range from light products
such as LPG, LNG and gasoline
,

to
heavier
products like
crude oils and asphalt.




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, re
fining, 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 managemen
t and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™,
Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher
®
, 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
tec
hnology 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 2011 were $24.2 billion.


For more information, visit
www.Emerson.com
.


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Wireless integrates Raptor tank gauging to expand tank farm automation


Trenching and cabling are eliminated by wireless networking of Raptor systems