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October 11, 2017: Emerson acquires GeoFields, Inc.

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11th October 2017 -- Emerson (NYSE:EMR) has acquired GeoFields, Inc., a leading global supplier of software and implementation services for pipeline integrity data collection, management and risk analysis for the oil and gas industry. GeoFields software enables pipeline operators to collect critical integrity data, perform risk modelling and high consequence area (HCA) risk analysis and prioritise pipeline integrity-related maintenance and asset management activities. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition of GeoFields helps to further position Emerson as a comprehensive solutions provider for pipeline operations management. Emerson's extensive portfolio of pipeline solutions for the oil and gas industry includes pipeline and terminal enterprise commercial management solutions, operations management software, pipeline modelling and leak detection, SCADA systems, corrosion and erosion monitoring, valve and control solutions, flow metering and measurement technologies.

"Expanding our digital portfolio with the GeoFields software and services for pipeline integrity management enables us to bring proactive asset reliability solutions to our customers," said Mike Train, executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions. "By combining GeoFields with our existing Plantweb(TradeMark) digital ecosystem offerings and maintaining our focus on innovation and consulting, we can help customers maximise the value of their investments, ensure greater regulatory compliance and reduce risk associated with costly releases and safety incidents."

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SECTION 1 EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT EUROPE GMBH PROFILE

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

SECTION 1 EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT EUROPE GMBH PROFILE

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SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

October 11: Emerson acquires GeoFields, Inc.

11th October 2017 -- Emerson (NYSE:EMR) has acquired GeoFields, Inc., a leading global supplier of software and implementation services for pipeline integrity data collection, management and risk analysis for the oil and gas industry. GeoFields software enables pipeline operators to collect critical integrity data, perform risk modelling and high consequence area (HCA) risk analysis and prioritise pipeline integrity-related maintenance and asset management activities. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition of GeoFields helps to further position Emerson as a comprehensive solutions provider for pipeline operations management. Emerson's extensive portfolio of pipeline solutions for the oil and gas industry includes pipeline and terminal enterprise commercial management solutions, operations management software, pipeline modelling and leak detection, SCADA systems, corrosion and erosion monitoring, valve and control solutions, flow metering and measurement technologies.

"Expanding our digital portfolio with the GeoFields software and services for pipeline integrity management enables us to bring proactive asset reliability solutions to our customers," said Mike Train, executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions. "By combining GeoFields with our existing Plantweb(TradeMark) digital ecosystem offerings and maintaining our focus on innovation and consulting, we can help customers maximise the value of their investments, ensure greater regulatory compliance and reduce risk associated with costly releases and safety incidents."

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January 31: Emerson launches world's first wired HART(Registered) vibrating fork level detector, delivering greater ease-of-use, reliability and safety

31st January 2017 -- Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the Rosemount 2140, the world's first wired HART vibrating fork level detector. Offering enhanced ease-of-use, smart diagnostics, and remote proof-testing capability, the device provides reliable level detection while helping increase the safety and efficiency of both plant and workers.

The Rosemount 2140 performs in applications with high temperatures and harsh conditions unsuitable for other level monitoring devices. It is easy to install and maintain as there are no moving parts. The device is virtually unaffected by flow, bubbles, turbulence, foam, vibration, sediments content, coating, liquid properties and product variations. It can be used to monitor not only liquids but also liquid-to-sand interface, which enables the build-up of sand or sludge deposits in a tank to be detected.

Compatible with the HART 5 and HART 7 hosts, the Rosemount 2140 enables operators to continuously monitor electronic and mechanical health. Frequency Profiling functionality immediately detects any build-up, fork blockage, or excessive corrosion, indicating maintenance may be required and allowing this to be scheduled during periods of downtime. In addition, Power Advisory functionality monitors voltage and current drawn over the device's lifetime with a Process Alert for potential issues that could become a problem, such as corrosion.

An optional integral LCD display shows switch output states and diagnostics so an operator can inspect the device locally. Also, selectable Media Density and Media Learn functions help configure appropriate density settings to calculate and maintain optimum and consistent switching points in fluids of unknown properties so the device always switches with the highest degree of reliability.

For safety-critical applications, a dedicated version of the Rosemount 2140 certified to IEC61508 is available with a 97% safe failure fraction and 96% diagnostics coverage, making it one of the safest devices in the current SIL2 market.

For installations within safety instrumented systems, a fully-integrated remote proof-testing capability eliminates the need to access the top of the vessel for extracting the device from the process.

January 12: Emerson Process Management Europe GmbH: Global technical advisor and certification body DNV GL awards industry's first Technology Qualification certificate for fiscal metering to Emerson's ultrasonic flow meters

Emerson's Daniel 3415 and 3416 Dual-Configuration Gas Ultrasonic Meters have received the industry's first Technology Qualification (TQ) from DNV GL for fiscal gas meters, a risk-based assessment that evaluates meter performance in real-life operational environments to ensure the technology meets the highest fiscal measurement standards.

The TQ verifies the meter's ability to meet the industry's fiscal and contractual requirements when operating under field conditions where dust, liquids, build-up, drift and pulsations are common. It also authenticates the ability of the meter's advanced diagnostics to detect and compensate for process disturbances and provide early warning of fouling to ensure greater meter integrity and measurement accuracy. Furthermore, the TQ confirms the robustness and reliability of the new Daniel Ultrasonic Meters in minimising financial risk and provides evidence to support extending calibration intervals to reduce operating costs.

"Current international gas measurement standards for fiscal flow meters focus only on the design and installation of the meters and don't cover meter performance under field conditions," said DNV GL's oil and gas senior vice president, Liv Hovem. "DNV GL's TQ puts meter performance claims to the test and provides evidence of the impact of actual operating conditions on meter health and measurement accuracy of gas sales. This evidence helps metering system operators mitigate financial risk and improve the reliability of their metering stations in satisfying fiscal and custody transfer contractual agreements."

The Daniel Dual-Configuration 3415 and 3416 Gas Ultrasonic Meters, which are already certified to the stringent OIML R137 1&2 Accuracy Class 0.5, are the only ultrasonic meters on the market today that have undergone DNV GL's rigorous field testing and demonstrated field robustness.

January 04: Emerson machinery protection system earns SIL 2 rating, reducing safety risks in hazardous applications

Emerson's AMS 6500 Machinery Health Monitor is now certified for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2, providing users greater confidence against asset and process failures. Common examples of process applications where SIL 2 advanced safety integrities are needed are steam and gas turbines in power plants and critical refinery and nuclear industry assets.

The AMS 6500's certification gives users added assurance that it will reliably deliver the appropriate insight into the health of critical assets. Whether organisations need SIL certified equipment to meet company guidelines or to comply with legal requirements, SIL ratings help evaluate whether a specific technology meets the selected risk tolerance for industrial applications.

"More and more organisations are finding they need SIL 2 certification to meet international standards and machine directives requiring certain SIL ratings," said Bjorn Muller, product manager for sensors and systems, Emerson Automation Solutions. "SIL certification is one more way we can help customers achieve compliance while demonstrating our commitment to risk reduction."

For critical mechanical equipment, the AMS 6500 provides predictive intelligence and protection capabilities, helping organisations achieve Operational Certainty through improved reliability and safety.

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

October 10: Emerson wireless technologies lay foundation for Industrial IoT adoption across entire manufacturing enterprise

After a decade of pioneering wireless technologies for industrial companies, Emerson (NYSE:EMR) predicts the next 10 years will see exponential growth in the adoption of wireless and pervasive sensing applications that help companies maximise safety and reliability, optimise production and enable Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) strategies.

A key technology of Emerson's Plantweb(TradeMark) digital ecosystem, wireless products have transformed industrial facilities around the world. As many technologies of the past decade have accelerated and improved information at people's fingertips, industrial wireless has given manufacturers the digital technology to access essential data to make better decisions and improve operational performance.

"Wireless is arguably the most impactful technology for industrial manufacturers since the introduction of digital instrumentation more than three decades ago," says Bob Karschnia, vice president and general manager, wireless, Emerson Automation Solutions. "Over the past 10 years, industrial wireless combined with smart sensors has provided the foundation that will support cloud-based applications, remote monitoring and other Industrial IoT programmes over the next decade."

By collaborating with customers on early installations, Emerson helped introduce the world's first industrial wireless automation standard in 2007.

March 14: New Emerson life sciences platform helps pharma manufacturers accelerate path to patients for new medicines

14th March 2017 -- Emerson introduces DeltaV(TradeMark) Discovery, an automation solution for research and discovery laboratories that accelerates new product introduction for life sciences manufacturers. Life sciences enterprises can streamline their product lifecycle by integrating DeltaV Discovery as a common platform earlier, enabling more efficient development activity and accurate technology transfer from laboratory through production-scale operations.

Life sciences enterprises must bring safe, cost-effective drugs and therapies to patients quickly. Emerson delivers automation strategies that support rapid innovation in the fast-changing and competitive healthcare market. DeltaV Discovery expands these capabilities by providing automation technology earlier in the development cycle to support research and discovery activities.

DeltaV Discovery is a technology component of Emerson's Operational Certainty(TradeMark) programme designed to help industrial companies achieve top performance.

"With a $2.6B average cost to develop a commercially viable drug over a ten-plus year development period, companies must find ways to more efficiently scale up to commercial operations and reduce the time-consuming process of technology transfer," says John Nita, vice president, life sciences, Emerson Automation Solutions.

March 09: Emerson introduces rugged, high precision digital downhole data logger to record and transmit pressure and temperature for improved safety and reliability

9th March 2017 -- Emerson Automation Solutions introduces the Paine 328-12-0010 pressure and temperature data logger and digital transmitter, a high precision solution for process measurement and data logging in downhole drilling applications.

Downhole drilling operators must measure pressure and temperature to optimise drilling processes and ensure safety. These measurements are typically made with a variety of downhole tools, either mounted just above the drill bit to provide continuous measurement while drilling, or as separate tools inserted into the drill hole on a periodic basis. Once drilling is complete and production begins, these measurements are needed to optimise throughput, maximise uptime, and ensure safety.

In all of these applications, space is at a premium and high reliability is required. The environment is extremely harsh with high temperatures and pressures, corrosive drilling fluids, and high vibration. Rugged components with small form factors are required to support smaller tool sizes, along with increased pressures and temperatures as holes become deeper.

To address these issues, the Paine 328-12-0010 data logger/transmitter provides both temperature and pressure measurements in a small, rugged form factor.

January 18: Emerson Process Management Europe GmbH: Emerson selected to help convert UK coal-fired plant to biomass

EPH Lynemouth Power has awarded Emerson (NYSE: EMR) a contract to help convert the 44-year-old coal-fired Lynemouth Power Station to a new biomass-fueled power plant. As main automation contractor and main electrical contractor, Emerson is responsible for helping the project come online within budget and on time.

When the conversion is complete in late 2017, the plant, near Newcastle in the United Kingdom, will be fuelled by approximately 1.4 million tonnes of wood waste per year, supplying the national grid with up to 390 megawatts of low-carbon electricity. The project supports Europe's strategy of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while boosting renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Emerson's ability to deliver full-scope project execution will help streamline workflow, mitigate risk and reduce costs. Emerson's local team of experts will incorporate project innovations that are key to its Project Certainty initiative in order to deliver the project on time and within budget. Emerson will be responsible for demolition, engineering, installation, start-up, commissioning and coordination of work among multiple suppliers and contractors.

Unlike other suppliers, Emerson offers a single integrated automation platform for all applications - turbine, boiler, fuel handling and balance-of-plant processes, as well as electrical systems.

January 18: Emerson selected to help convert UK coal-fired plant to biomass

EPH Lynemouth Power has awarded Emerson (NYSE: EMR) a contract to help convert the 44-year-old coal-fired Lynemouth Power Station to a new biomass-fueled power plant. As main automation contractor and main electrical contractor, Emerson is responsible for helping the project come online within budget and on time.

When the conversion is complete in late 2017, the plant, near Newcastle in the United Kingdom, will be fuelled by approximately 1.4 million tonnes of wood waste per year, supplying the national grid with up to 390 megawatts of low-carbon electricity. The project supports Europe's strategy of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while boosting renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Emerson's ability to deliver full-scope project execution will help streamline workflow, mitigate risk and reduce costs. Emerson's local team of experts will incorporate project innovations that are key to its Project Certainty initiative in order to deliver the project on time and within budget. Emerson will be responsible for demolition, engineering, installation, start-up, commissioning and coordination of work among multiple suppliers and contractors.

Unlike other suppliers, Emerson offers a single integrated automation platform for all applications - turbine, boiler, fuel handling and balance-of-plant processes, as well as electrical systems.

January 10: Emerson Process Management Europe GmbH: Emerson enhances handheld communicator to speed project execution and reduce maintenance time

Emerson Automation Solutions introduces Power the Loop technology for the AMS Trex(TradeMark) Device Communicator, helping users work more effectively and perform faster device configuration - on the bench or in the field - by removing the need for an external power supply.

The Trex communicator supports Emerson's Project Certainty initiative, adding flexibility in project scheduling and helping project teams achieve faster startup times. When using the Trex communicator in the field for new projects, Power the Loop technology can help take device configuration off the critical path. The Trex communicator allows users to power devices directly from the handheld communicator. Users can perform device configuration tasks before power and I/O infrastructure are in place, and without the need for the installation of the host system, wiring, piping, and other elements. During everyday field maintenance, users will no longer waste time searching the shop for a compatible power supply or confirming adequate loop resistance before connecting to a device. Technicians can simply connect the communicator to a loose device to power it, speeding configuration on the bench.

"The ability to power a hard loop off of the Trex unit is huge," said Joel Holmes, principal engineer at Monsanto.

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