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REAL-TIME ENERGY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM Emerson Process Management has announced Energy Advisor, a real-time energy management information system that automates the process of monitoring and managing energy consumption across mills, plants and refineries. With real-time, meaningful information about a site’s energy performance, process manufacturers can identify inefficiencies and irregularities and take corrective action, saving around 5 to 10% in energy costs annually. In energyintensive process industries, where energy is often 30 to 50% of the operating expense, these savings can have a significant impact on the bottom line. The product pulls energy data from various sources - including Emerson’s DeltaV and Ovation distributed control systems, as well as its wireless infrastructure - to provide real-time analysis and historical context. Using Emerson’s process models, manufacturers are able to analyse and compare three critical items: the amount of energy a system is designed to use, what it has used over time and what it is consuming in the moment. Energy Advisor integrates seamlessly with current site control and information systems, allowing a straightforward implementation. Key features include: Consumption Monitoring, which identifies and logs root causes for energy overconsumption events; Data Integrity Checker, which verifies the integrity of energy data before it is used; Energy Target Calculator, which creates models from past historical data to predict target energy consumption; and Standard Reports, including cost per unit of production, energy performance trends and electrical demand cost. Emerson Process Management Aust P/L www.emersonprocess.com.au

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