Emerson and OSIsoft team up to help improve plant operations with OSIsoft’s PI Connector for HART-IP

The software simplifies access to HART field device information and feeds it to numerous diagnostic and process optimization packages


AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 29, 2015) – Emerson Process Management and OSIsoft have introduced the OSIsoft PI Connector for HART-IP, a link between HART field devices and OSIsoft’s PI System enterprise software infrastructure for managing streaming sensor data in real-time. The PI Connector for HART-IP automatically and seamlessly maps wired and WirelessHART devices to the asset structure in the PI Server, eliminating effort and chances for error. It enables end users to gain benefits from their intelligent field networks faster, more easily, and at lower overall cost.


Emerson is developing and deploying numerous diagnostic and optimization packages that analyze field device information to help improve process management, energy consumption and plant safety and reliability. The PI Connector for HART-IP leverages the widely used PI System to serve up information to these application suites.

The connector was jointly developed as an integral extension of OSIsoft’s capability. The PI Connector for HART-IP reduces the cost and effort needed to access and use information from Emerson’s Smart Wireless Gateways and HART multiplexers. Prior to this release, some information from HART devices was only available through OPC connections that had to be made on a time consuming point-by-point basis.  With the PI Connector for HART-IP all of the necessary linkages populate to their respective applications automatically, giving the user instant access to valuable process and diagnostic information.

The software is based on the widely used Microsoft operating system and is both modular and highly scalable. It can run on its own server or on the PI System infrastructure hardware.  Information from wireless gateways and multiplexers goes directly to the PI System and is not dependent on the plant’s basic process control system. 

“The PI Connector is part of a much larger and comprehensive Pervasive Sensing strategy,” said Bob Karschnia, vice president of wireless for Emerson. “It will be critical in the support of a myriad of essential asset monitoring, energy, performance, overall equipment effectiveness and asset reliability modules that deliver significant value to our customers.”

“Emerson is a strategic OEM Partner of OSIsoft,” said Martin Otterson, senior vice president of sales, marketing and industry at OSIsoft. “We are excited to work together to support the growth of the Industrial IoT, utilizing each of our strengths to maximum effect. Drawing on Emerson’s experience with intelligent field devices and their software applications and OSIsoft’s expertise in software data infrastructures for sensor-based real-time data, this connector provides an essential building block for IoT that will significantly enhance operational intelligence in the processing and manufacturing industries.”

For more information please visit the product release page at PI Connector for HART-IP release.


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, visitEmerson.com.


About OSIsoft, LLC 

OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over thirty years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, safety, security and asset health improvements across their operations. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is a privately-held company, headquartered in San Leandro, California, U.S.A, with offices around the world. For more information visit www.osisoft.com.

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