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CAL ENERGY USES DELTAV AS PART OF GEOTHERMAL PLANT UPGRADE.



Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Austin, Texas, has announced a $1.4 million contract award with Cal Energy and its engineering contractor, Stone & Webster.

Cal Energy will be using DeltaV(tm) for the first time as part of an upgrade and expansion of controls at a 49 MWatt geothermal ge·o·ther·mal   also ge·o·ther·mic
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Of or relating to the internal heat of the earth.



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 plant in the Salton Sea Salton Sea (sôl`tən), saline lake, 370 sq mi (958 sq km), northern part of the Imperial Valley, SE Calif.; 232 ft (71 m) below sea level.  area of California, south of Palm Springs. This facility will make extensive use of FOUNDATION(tm) fieldbus H1 data highways with Yokogawa transmitters connected to the DeltaV(tm) host system. Full fieldbus interoperability will be provided between the DeltaV system and Yokogawa field devices. For more information about Interoperability, visit thei/r Web site at www.EasyDeltaV.com/Interoperability/.

"We chose the DeltaV DCS (1) See also DSC.

(2) Digital Cross-connect System) A network switching and grooming device used by telecom carriers. See digital cross-connect.
 system for the upgrade because it's the most logical choice for upgrading our existing control system," said Susan Hobbie of Stone & Webster Engineering. "While DeltaV hardware and our existing controllers are not directly compatible, the communication capability of DeltaV controllers made integration easy. As for the transmitters, our client has used both Yokogawa and Rosemount transmitters before and requested both manufacturers be on the list of acceptable suppliers for fieldbus transmitters."

One DeltaV system will be used to interface to Cal Energy's existing 4 units. A second DeltaV system will operate a new unit. Startup is scheduled for April 2000.

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 that leading-edge customers like Cal Energy are selecting DeltaV for their automation needs. We expect to see many more examples of customers selecting FOUNDATION fieldbus FOUNDATION fieldbus is an all-digital, serial, two-way communications system that serves as the base-level network in a plant or factory automation environment. Developed and administered by the Fieldbus Foundation.  solutions using products from more than one device manufacturer," says Jim Hoffmaster, president of Fisher-Rosemount Systems. "We are currently working with several fieldbus device manufacturers to ensure interoperable solutions which meet all of our customers' needs."

The revolutionary PlantWeb architecture changes the economics of process automation and the DeltaV system makes it EASY. Fisher-Rosemount Systems is a member of the Fisher-Rosemount group of companies -- leading the way and delivering results with innovative process management solutions. Fisher-Rosemount is part of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE NYSE

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