Emerson acquires chemistry analyzer line

May 14, 2009

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2009 --  Emerson today announced it has acquired the online wet chemistry analyzers product line of Hawthorne, N.Y.-based SI Industrial Instruments, Inc. (dba Scientific Instruments) for use in the power and water treatment markets. The Scientific Instruments product line becomes part of Emerson Process Management, expanding its Rosemount Analytical solutions with reliable, low-maintenance measuring systems used extensively in the power and steam generation industry.

“This acquisition strengthens our offering of solutions for the power market, in particular for sample water analysis systems,” commented Ken Biele, president of the Rosemount Analytical division of Emerson.  “In addition, it provides increased capabilities in our drinking and wastewater product offering.”

The Scientific Instruments product line includes silica, sodium, phosphate and hydrazine monitors that are used worldwide to control and safeguard critical plant processes, providing assurance to operators and management that the processes are operating efficiently.  All monitors measure up to six streams per analyzer.

This offering complements and expands Rosemount Analytical’s offering of  pH, conductivity and chlorine sensors to the power and water industries. The acquisition includes the industry proven Models CFA180 and recently introduced Model CFA185.