June 16, 2008
Emerson Smart Mine Seminars to Help Mining Companies Improve Operations and Reduce Risk
Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today announced a global Smart Mine Seminar series designed to help mining companies optimize performance and improve operations. Emerson's Smart Mine seminars will kick off in South America this week and travel across the globe to South Africa and Australia later in the year.
The free, full-day seminars will include topics on optimizing mining operations, feed preparations, processing plants and utilities using the Emerson Smart Mine approach. The schedule includes:
-- Santiago, Chile - 17 June
-- Antofagasta, Chile - 20 June
-- San Juan, Argentina - 24 June
-- Lima, Peru - 1 July
-- Arequipa, Peru - 4 July
"More mining operations are making automation a significant part of their strategy for excellence," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "Advanced automation can help predict and prevent abnormal situations that can cause damage to major equipment, loss of production, excessive energy consumption and other problems. Extending the life of your assets and safely operating at greater production levels is critical to being successful in any market."
Emerson's Smart Mine approach is the result of years of global experience and technology innovation. As the world's largest process automation provider, Emerson's metals and mining experience includes providing automation solutions to Newmont Yanacocha, the largest gold mine in Latin America; a $2 billion expansion project at the Rio Tinto/Alcan Gove Alumina refinery; the Copper Guixi smelter expansion in China; the Xstrata Kazzinc upgrade project in Kazakhstan; and other mining operations around the world.
The Emerson Smart Mine approach utilizes the predictive intelligence and automation technologies of Emerson's open and interoperable PlantWeb(R) digital architecture, including the company's Smart Wireless technologies, to improve operations. PlantWeb enables companies to detect process and equipment problems before they occur to maximize throughput, minimize surprises, reduce costs and maximize profits. Smart Wireless technologies reduce the number of "blind spots" in a plant, and allow more process measurements in areas that were previously unreachable with traditional wiring.
"The mining industry is a vital component of the Latin American economy," said Leo Rodriguez, president, Emerson Process Management Latin America. "We are proud to kick off this global seminar series in Latin America and look forward to sharing our experience with participating local and national mining companies."
For more information about the seminars, including a detailed agenda and registration, please visit www.EmersonProcess.com/SmartMine.
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, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb(R), Fisher(R), Rosemount(R), Micro Motion(R), Daniel(R), DeltaV(TM), Ovation(R), and AMS(R) Suite.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
PlantWeb, Fisher, Rosemount, Micro Motion, Daniel, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS are marks owned by one of the Emerson Process Management legal entities. Other marks are property of their respective owners.