Emerson Wins Record-Setting Orders for Gas-Leak Detection Technology
Ultrasonic detection strengthens first line of defense against dangerous gas
AUSTIN, Texas -- February 22, 2013
Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has
received orders totaling approximately $5.8 million for ultrasonic gas
detection technology that will be used to monitor for leaks at onshore and
offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Australia.
The offshore application is believed to be the world’s largest single
installation of this technology.
The leak detectors will provide an important first line of defense, alerting
facility operators to gas leaks that not only affect their operations, but can
also threaten the safety of personnel and equipment. Unlike traditional
gas-sensor devices, the ultrasonic technology provided by Emerson does not
wait until leaking gas reaches the sensor or accumulates to dangerous
concentrations. Instead, it uses ultra-sensitive acoustic sensors to
constantly monitor wide areas for the ultra-high-frequency sound caused by
escaping pressurized gas, instantly detecting leaks of all gas types without
being affected by bad weather, wind or leak direction, or gas dilution.
“LNG operations play a growing role in energy distribution, especially in the
Asia-Pacific region,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process
Management. “Ultrasonic gas detection is one of the many ways Emerson is
helping LNG operators manage these complex and ever-larger facilities as
safely as possible.”
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, 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^®, Micro Motion^®, Rosemount^®, Daniel™, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.
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 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more
information, visit www.Emerson.com.
Denise Clarke, 512-899-0004
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