Emerson DeltaV12Emerson Process Management has released a new version of its DeltaV digital process automation system. New features in DeltaV Version 12 (v12) include the expansion of Emerson’s electronic marshalling, combining the performance and reliability of the DeltaV Safety Instrumented System (SIS) with the installation flexibility and space savings of its Electronic Marshalling technology. Emerson says the new SIS offering simplifies design, installation, wiring and commissioning of SIS projects, while at the same time increasing capacity and reducing footprint. Based on human centered design (HCD) principles, the new logic solver architecture uses Electronic Marshalling and Characterization Module (CHARM) technology to eliminate the need for conventional marshalling, which simplifies both installation and commissioning processes. The process automation system also includes integrated virtualization technology, which enables users to consolidate computer resources and reduce implementation and maintenance costs. DeltaV Virtual Studio allows end-users to create virtual DeltaV systems from pre-built templates and preconfigured virtual networks. In addition, the new Emerson Smart Firewall in v12 allows users to set up a safe and secure network for the process automation system. – www.EmersonProcess.com