Emerson Targets Emerging Multibillion-Dollar “Pervasive Sensing” Market

  Emerson Targets Emerging Multibillion-Dollar “Pervasive Sensing” Market

 Pervasive sensing expected to more than double the existing $16B measurement
market by helping production facilities enhance site safety, reliability, and
                        energy efficiency in new ways

Business Wire

DALLAS -- October 1, 2013

Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR),
announced today it is leveraging its leadership in wireless technology and
measurement instrumentation to tap what it calls the “pervasive sensing”
market. Pervasive sensing enables refineries, chemical plants and other
industrial facilities to get more and deeper data in ways they could not
before about all aspects of the enterprise, giving them even greater
visibility to operate more safely, reliably and profitably.

Emerson estimates over the next 10 years, the pervasive sensing market will
more than double the existing $16 billion traditional measurement market.

Pervasive sensing extends the company’s focus beyond traditional process
control and safety systems to address business-critical applications such as
site safety, security, reliability, and energy efficiency in oil and gas,
refining, chemical, power, mining and other industries, where installing
additional sensors has traditionally been physically difficult, expensive or
technically challenging.

With the advent of wireless technologies and advances in sensor technology and
installation techniques, companies can install wireless, non-intrusive,
affordable and easy-to-use sensors that can continuously monitor and detect
operations. New software applications and embedded sensor intelligence are
also becoming available to interpret the data from these sensors and convert
it into actionable information, enabling prompt response to potential problems
and better insight for improved decision-making.

“Our customers are like anyone else – they want actionable information that
can make their lives safer, more predictable, while reducing costs, risk and
time,” said Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer at Emerson Process
Management. “This goes beyond the control room and optimizing process
performance. They want clarity and certainty of conditions for
business-critical decision-making across all aspects of their operations. To
achieve this, a more comprehensive network of sensors is needed and that’s
what pervasive sensing delivers.”

Emerson is already seeing customers move aggressively to take advantage of
pervasive sensing. An Eastern European oil processing plant is currently
deploying a full wireless infrastructure to allow the addition of 12,000
pervasive sensing instruments – 60 percent beyond the base of traditional
process measurements – in order to better detect energy losses, equipment
corrosion and safety releases.

“The pervasive sensing market offers a significant new business opportunity
for Emerson,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president Emerson Process Management.
“While the industry has widespread adoption of process related automation, the
opportunities for utilizing technologies that make a profound, measurable
business impact outside of the process have been elusive. Not any more. The
combination of pervasive sensing with software and algorithms for
interpretation and decision-making is empowering customers with actionable
insights in places they never dreamed of previously.”

Examples of Emerson Process Management products that address the pervasive
sensing market include ultrasonic and point gas leak sensors in the NetSafety
and Groveley product lines, corrosion and erosion detection technology from
Roxar, vibration sensing of rotating equipment from CSI Technologies,
Rosemount wireless steam trap monitor, and a wireless bolt-on surface
temperature probe.

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.

About Emerson

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.

Contact:

For Emerson
Denise Clarke, 512-899-0004
denise.clarke@fleishman.com
 
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