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EMERSON INTRODUCES WIRELESS TOXIC GAS MONITOR TO PROTECT PERSONNEL AT CHALLENGING REMOTE LOCATIONS Rosemount 928 Wireless Gas Monitor extends toxic gas coverage to costly, difficult-to-access applications. In response to the critical need for monitoring of toxic hydrogen sulfide gas in wellheads, tank farms, and other remote locations, Emerson today introduced its first fully integrated wireless gas monitor. The Rosemount 928 Wireless Gas Monitor is a fully integrated WirelessHART toxic gas monitoring solution. The Rosemount 928 significantly improves safety in areas and applications that were previously considered to be too expensive and difficult to monitor due to remote or difficult-to-access locations, challenging topology, and other issues. Workers approaching sites like wellheads and remote tank batteries for maintenance are constantly in danger of exposure to unplanned releases of toxic gas. Monitoring these sites with conventional wired gas detection systems is often cost-prohibitive or logistically impossible. The installation, wiring, and commissioning costs for each additional wired device can add tens of thousands of dollars to the instrument’s total installed cost. As a result, operators have been forced to rely on portable gas monitoring devices which provide no early warning or personnel safety, or even worse, carry on with no gas monitoring at all. The Rosemount 928 gas monitor integrates into a WirelessHART network, eliminating wiring and dramatically reducing installation, commissioning, and maintenance costs. Once integrated into the wireless network, personnel simply check the status of the remote monitoring system to know if a maintenance trip is safe. In addition, the Rosemount 928 gas monitor includes a power module and the Rosemount 628 toxic gas sensor module that is both intrinsically safe and can be replaced in the field in minutes without the need for tools. The Rosemount 628 is a “smart” sensor module, meaning that calibration information is stored within the sensor not the transmitter. This allows users to calibrate the sensor in a non-hazardous location and carry it into the field for quick exchanges with installed sensors. This further enhances personnel safety by minimizing their time spent in potentially hazardous locations. According to Sean McLeskey, product manager, flame and gas detection, Emerson Automation Solutions, “The need for hydrogen sulfide monitoring at these challenging locations is critical. The fact that companies can now so easily solve what has been such a challenging problem is a testament to the power of wireless technology. For current users of wireless solutions – or those considering a move to wireless – the Rosemount 928 is another step in their commitment to increasing safety at their facilities.” More information on the Rosemount 928 wireless toxic gas monitor RosemountWirelessGasMonitor About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Further information is available from Rob Smith Sales Manager, South & East Africa Emerson Automation Solutions, Tel: 011 451 3700 Email: Website: CETANE ID 510 INSTRUMENT Accurate analysis of Derived Cetane Number (DCN) is an important tool, for diesel and biodiesel fuel blenders and refineries to maintain fuel consistency and quality. Existing technologies such as CFR Engine and CVCC methods do not meet present market requirements with their high investment and operational cost, difficult operation and poor system performance. Herzog/ PAC pioneered the Cetane ID 510 instrument: a unique technology that is proven to provide the best precision in the market for determining DCN of all types of Diesel Fuels, Biodiesel, FAME, HVO, BTL, and GTL. It is a compact, easy to use, and fully automated analyser, that offers excellent return on investment, and is in compliance with today’s safety requirements. The CID 510 patented method is approved as standard ASTM D7668 and officially approved in diesel specifications: ASTM D975, ASTM D6751 and ASTM D7467. The CID 510 is proven to offer the best performance in the market. The excellent precision and correlation of this technology allows refineries to run their process closer to the specification limit for the cetane number. In addition the costs associated with cetane improvers, is reduced, which ultimately increases a refinery’s profitability. The initial investment cost is less than half of the competition. With the CID 510 the cost for reference fuels, and the operator and maintenance cost can be reduced by 80%. Spectrometer Technologies Website: Email: 17

sensors. On the other hand it extends expertise of temperature sensors and electronics, which harmonises ideally with the temperature Competence Centre Greisinger and the industrial electronics Competence Centre Martens. The GHM Group will apply the successful GHM methods and further invest in Valco´s R&D and sales activities. “The new group member opens up new worldwide growth potential for the GHM Group and expands the range of products for our customers around the world. The products from Valco, which are tailored to market requirements, now make it possible for the GHM Group to serve industries and customers that were previously inaccessible to us,” explained Stefan Langer, Head of Product Management of the GHM Group. “The market strategies of the GHM Group and Valco are very closely aligned, based on a common commitment to customer-oriented solutions and collaboration that has already been established for decades. Therefore, we expect a smooth integration of our company into the GHM Group. With our combined strengths, we will continue to develop our comprehensive product portfolio for the benefit of our customers,” said the founders of Valco. GHM GROUP ACQUIRES MEASURING TECHNOLOGY EXPERT VALCO SRL The GHM GROUP has acquired Valco srl, an Italian measuring technology producer for level, flow and temperature sensors for machine and process automation. The integration process is led by a committed team in Italy composed of team member from both sides. The GHM GROUP will follow its proven approach and ensure that integration is seamless. In the future, Valco will be part of the “Industrial Sensors” business unit of the GHM Group as a new Competence Centre under the management of Alessandro Perego, the former General Sales Manager of Valco. 18 “I am very pleased to welcome Valco to the GHM Group. The acquisition enables the GHM Group to offer to our customers an even broader range with the entire manufacturing excellence and in-depth knowledge of the processes in many different applications both in process industries and machine building,” said Johannes Overhues, CEO of the GHM Group. GHM Messtechnik South Africa, Managing Director Jan Grobler commented “This is an exciting addition to the GHM Group and will most certainly enhance our footprint in the petrochem and oil and gas sectors in the Southern Africa region. Valco is renowned for their high accuracy and quality measuring technologies”. Valco srl, founded in the 1980s by Roberto Perego and Roberto Valdarchi near Milano, Italy, is a well-established, internationally renowned company in the machine and process automation sector. Valco has been a specialist for level, flow and temperature sensors in the Italian and European markets since 1982 and is well-recognized for its reliability, cost-effectiveness and adaptability to customized solutions. The integration of Valco is another milestone in the growth strategy of the GHM Group. The group can now strengthen its worldwide position as an innovative solution-provider for industrial measuring technology and exploit the growth potential of the current “smart factory” and Industry 4.0 megatrends. Several synergies arise with the combination of Valco’s expertise and technological competence with the skills and capabilities of the GHM Group. On the one hand, this specifically expands the range of industrial sensors of the Honsberg Competence Centre, the experts within the GHM Group for flow and level The two founders will serve the company in an advisory role during the integration process. “With our compatible products, market expertise and innovative technologies, the GHM Group and Valco now have even more impressive value advantages with which we accompany our customers into the fourth industrial revolution,” concluded Johannes Overhues. GHM Messtechnik South Africa is part of GHM Messtechnik GmbH, an amalgamation of globally renowned companies comprising: Greisinger Electronic, Honsberg Instruments, Martens Elektronik, Imtron, T & A (Telemetry & Automation) and Delta Ohm (Italy). Further information is available from Jan Grobler, Managing Director, GHM Messtechnik South Africa Tel: 011 902 0158 Email:


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