Emerson Process Management has invested in a new research and development facility within their Asia Flow Technology Center in Nanjing.
Designed to expand the capabilities of the Asia Flow Technology Center, the new R&D facility will focus on design, development and testing of new flow metering and measurement technologies to perform in tough and challenging engineering applications in the process industry.
Emerson has so far made a total investment of more than US$70 million in the Asia Flow Technology Center in Nanjing since 2009.
The new R&D facility will support sensor and electronics design, multi-fluid application testing, environmental testing and analysis, as well as modelling capabilities for Micro Motion Coriolis flow and density meters and Rosemount vortex and magnetic flow meters. The new capabilities will expand the scope of the Nanjing centre, which already operates as the Asian regional production, distribution and ISO17025 accredited calibration lab for Emerson’s leading flow metering and measurement technologies.
Neal Ingram, president, Emerson Process Management, precision flow measurement explains that the expansion allows their design engineers to share the same facility with marketing, manufacturing and supply chain resources, significantly accelerating Emerson’s ability to meet the demands of their customers in Asia.
The engineering and development department in Nanjing has made significant achievements in the past three years, resulting in 32 patents in China and four global invention patent provisions. New products have also been launched including a Chinese display transmitter for Micro Motion Coriolis flow meters and the Rosemount 8750W magnetic flow meters designed for utility applications.
The Asia Flow Technology Center serves customers in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, marine, life sciences, food, beverage, metals, mining, and pulp and paper industries.
The Asia Flow Technology Center is part of Emerson’s global investment in flow measurement technology facilities and services, which includes facilities in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, the UAE, Japan, Singapore and Australia.