Emerson’s CHARMs Automation Technology Hits 1 Billion Operating Hours Milestone

By Chemical Processing staff

Sep 16, 2013

 Emerson Process Management’s next-generation DeltaV digital automation system, featuring electronic marshalling with CHARMs technology, logged 1 billion operating hours at more than 300 sites, the company said Sept. 16.

The technology was developed initially for offshore oil and gas platforms, which have space and weight limitations and where last-minute automation design changes routinely result in high costs and expensive delays.  Instead of implementing the costly and complicated traditional approach of a pre-engineered physical wiring scheme, CHARMs technology provides a flexible approach that reduces the complexity of connecting automation systems with thousands of temperature, pressure, level, flow, and other control and measurement devices in a typical process operation.

The approach of the technology was driven by human-centered design principles, which examine total work processes for improvement – not just incremental product features – to eliminate unnecessary work, reduce complexity and embed knowledge into Emerson’s technologies.

 For more information, visit www.emersonprocess.com.

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