ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Offers Emerson's Latest Flow Measurement Software
Research Triangle Park, NC (6 June 2005) – ISA will offer the latest version of Emerson Process Management’s award-winning measurement software, Flowel 4.
Flowel, a software application that makes flow element sizing and specification accurate, easy, and fast was developed by Emerson Process Management’s Hydrocarbon and Energy Industry Center. Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business (NYSE: EMR) developed Flowel as a valuable tool for instrument engineers who need to obtain accurate design calculations, manage project costs, and store and retrieve tag data for a variety of devices and fluids. Flowel 4 includes current flow element standards and calculations and offers innovative features that improve cost-effectiveness.
Robert Fallwell, Manager for Measurement Engineering Services at Emerson Process Management’s Hydrocarbon and Energy Center says, “Flowel 4 is a result of the feedback we gathered from our Flowel 3 users. They required new flow equations, true multi-user capability, and new reporting options and, in Flowel 4, we delivered them.”
Flowel has provided computer software for flow calculations since 1981, longer than any other PC-based product. Flowel has a long-standing association with ISA, who will be a distributor of the software.
Industrial process facilities are constantly faced with the challenges of rapid changes in competition, safety management, and quality assurance. To optimize production, accurate flow measurement must be used to track energy, feedstock, and products. The potential losses that result from inaccurate measurement can be serious. Keeping current with the vast number of standards, calculations, and different flow elements is a challenge for instrumentation specialists.
“Flowel 4 has the Flowel legacy. To us, this means more than a name. It means industry-leading accuracy and reliability. We are very excited about this release,” states Fallwell. Flowel 4 provides the latest in industry-standard calculations. Those interested in trying Flowel 4 can download a trial version from the product website. For more information, visit www.Flowel.com.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).