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Emerson’s latest capital project technology enables chemical, life sciences, oil and gas, and other industrial manufacturers to scale automation, simplifying project execution

As capital projects grew in scale and complexity in the last 25 years, process industry organisations experienced unforeseen cost overruns and schedule delays, resulting in billions of dollars in losses annually. Project teams responded by adopting modular construction strategies: multiple vendors across the globe working on different elements of a project, then integrating on site. While modularity simplified construction, it added complexities to on-site integration. Different process units using different control strategies and automation technologies increase project complexity.

To help organisations achieve on-time and on-budget execution, Emerson launched the Project Certainty initiative to transform capital project execution by defining project goals and adopting high-impact strategies that eliminate costs, reduce complexity, and accommodate late changes.


Emerson has taken the next leap in innovating flexible technologies to ensure project success with the launch of the DeltaV PK Controller. More powerful and versatile than any control solution currently available, the new controller is tailored to streamline execution of capital projects. The DeltaV PK Controller is designed specifically to assist industries relying on complex, non-integrated programmable logic controllers (PLC) in simplifying capital projects.

The DeltaV PK Controller is the next revolution in automation for capital projects efficiency.

Powerful Standalone. Easily Integrated

The DeltaV PK Controller can operate as a standalone controller and later be merged natively into a DeltaV distributed control system (DCS), eliminating on-site integration challenges. OEM modular construction can easily be merged into a DeltaV DCS on site without complex data mapping.

With a built-in OPC UA server and Ethernet connectivity, the DeltaV PK Controller securely connects to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud-based analytics, and third-party software with-out adding footprint, additional hardware, or reengineering. Whether stand-alone or fully merged, the DeltaV PK Controller delivers the features of a full-scale DCS, including batch production, recipe management, execution, and historization.

Emerson is committed to delivering flexible solutions, helping organisations adapt technology to projects rather than adapting projects to available technology. The DeltaV PK Controller facilitates the promise of modular construction, ensuring that efficiencies gained in construction are not lost during on-site commissioning and startup. The DeltaV PK Controller continues taking automation off the critical path and eliminating the costs and complexities that put capital projects at risk.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology     and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit:


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