“We saw a 40 percent drop in installation costs over traditional approaches,” said Bryan Beyer, operations manager, Southern States Chemical, the East Coast’s largest sulfuric acid supplier. “The simplicity of CHARMs technology also means fewer failure points, which translates into more reliability and greater up-time for our plant.” Southern States Chemical was the first North American facility to install CHARMs technology.The technology has also proven popular among innovative engineering and procurement contractors like WorleyParsons, which engineers, designs and builds plants and platforms and works with Emerson to provide the automation systems. Most recently, WorleyParsons has experienced significant cost, space and weight savings from reduced wiring and cabling required for a sophisticated Arctic offshore installation. “As our customers ask us to take on increasingly large, complex projects – often with fast-track schedules – changes late in the design process are inevitable,” said Robert Armstrong, chief instruments and controls engineer, WorleyParsons. “CHARMs technology streamlines how projects are designed and engineered and as a result, has helped control the cost and schedule impact of last-minute changes.” The innovative 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. About Emerson Process Management Emerson Process Management ( www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing, and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher ®, Micro Motion ®, Rosemount ®, Daniel™, Ovation™, and AMS Suite. About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.