October 9, 2012

Zornio Keynote Delivers "Technology Tornado"

The Technology Exhibits area is a highlight of the 2012 Emerson User Exchange, housing more than 40 Emerson technology booths and more than 50 Alliance Partner booths. In his keynote address on Monday morning, Emerson Chief Strategic Officer Peter Zornio raced through a plethora of don’t-miss new products—as well as upgrades to existing products— that are on display. Calling his overview “a little technology tornado,” he enumerated wireless innovations, metering firsts and abundant additions found in DeltaV v12.

To help capture the breadth of products and solutions on display, he talked about them falling into two buckets: Integrated Architecture includes both wired and wireless PlantWeb technology, as well as Human Centered Design products and specific industry solutions. Technology Solutions cover products in four subcategories: measure and analyze; operate and manage; control and regulate; and advise and support. Zornio provided some highlights of the technology solutions that attendees should be sure not to miss:

• Platform redesign of the Magnetic Flowmeter, which makes it suitable for hazardous area use and offers wider control communication capabilities.
• Vortex Flowmeter upgrade, which means that no bypass lines are required and the safety port verifies process contaminants for sensor maintenance.
• The world’s first in-situ, 8-path ultrasonic meter for LNG custody transfer.
• The 370XA compact gas chromatograph. Based on user input, this new unit is lighter (45 lbs.), has integrated handles built into a new protective housing around the piping attachment area, and features a slanted operator interface to reduce glare in outdoor applications.
• The world’s first Guided Wave Radar Sensor for Level with integrated WirelessHART.
• TÜV and Exida-certified intrinsically safe (IS) CHARMs. The IS barrier is embedded in the CHARMs. When integrated with DeltaV, the controller gateway keeps safety communications separate from but integrated with the controller.
• The world’s first wireless on/off control valve. Monitored via WirelessHART, manual valves can now be operated automatically with wireless control signals.

The Technology Exhibits area is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 8 p.m.