Emerson (www.emerson.com) acquired the online wet chemistry analyzers product line of Hawthorne, NY-based SI Industrial Instruments for use in the power and water treatment markets. The Scientific Instruments product line becomes part of Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), expanding its Rosemount Analytical (www.emersonprocess.com/raihome) solutions with measuring systems for the power and steam generation industry.

“This acquisition strengthens our offering of solutions for the power market, in particular for Sample Water Analysis Systems,” said Ken Biele, president of the Rosemount Analytical division of Emerson, in a prepared statement. “In addition, it provides increased capabilities in our drinking and wastewater product offering.”

The Scientific Instruments product line includes silica, sodium, phosphate and hydrazine monitors that are used world-wide to control and safeguard plant processes, providing assurance to operators and management that the processes are operating efficiently. All monitors measure up to six streams per analyzer.

The offering is expected to complement and expands Rosemount Analytical’s offering of world class pH, conductivity and chlorine sensors to the power and water industries. The acquisition includes the Models CFA180 and recently introduced Model CFA185.

The Model CFA185 utilizes valve pump technology to reduce reagent consumption by as much as 67 percent. In addition, the valve pump technology is designed to reduce the maintenance of peristaltic pump technology.