Emerson enhances magnetic flowmeter platform to provide more process insight and reduced maintenance

Rosemount® 8700M platform adds Modbus output and scalable power supply

Eden Prairie, MINN (July 14, 2015) - Emerson Process Management announces the addition of Modbus RS485 and a low power offering to their Rosemount® 8700M magnetic flowmeter platform. The new platform combines reliability with intelligent diagnostics to help users across a variety of industries take advantage of improved installation, maintenance, and process management practices.

With the new Modbus output, access to advanced diagnostics, including SMART™ Meter Verification and new electrode coating detection, provides users with information about the flowmeter, installation, and process. This enables more informed decision making, easier identification of process issues, and simplified flowmeter verification.

The scalable power supply options now enable access to the reliability of a magnetic flowmeter coupled with the large amount of data available through the Modbus protocol to provide a solution ideally suited for remote locations where power is limited. The combination of the low power capabilities coupled with the Modbus output create an ideal solution for applications such as well pad water measurement, where oil and gas production companies are looking to control operating expenditures by reducing maintenance costs associated with more traditional measurement technologies.

In addition to the enhanced reliability and advanced diagnostics, the new platform also leverages human-centered design concepts for easier installation than ever before. With a fully functional through-the-glass local operator interface (LOI), all diagnostic information is literally at the tip of a finger in any environment. Enhanced terminal compartments offer more space and more robust connections on the sensor and transmitter making installation and field wiring easier than ever. Finally, the ProLink® III PC-based configuration tool has been enhanced to provide a simple and intuitive way to configure the Rosemount Modbus magnetic flowmeter transmitters.

For more information, go to www.emersonprocess.com/Rosemount8700.

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®, Bettis™, 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 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

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