Claire Corlett

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Fisher Control Valves: Forever Keeping Process Control Safe, Efficient, and Intuitive

Fisher Control Valves: Forever Keeping Process Control Safe, Efficient, and Intuitive


The Fisher story began in the late 1800s
when city fires were common in keeping water in the means for firefighters was
difficult. During one raging fire in Marshalltown, Iowa, a Water Works engineer
named William Fisher worked tirelessly for over 24 hours to hand throttle a
water pump to maintain flow for firefighters.
He knew there had to be a better way. That challenge ignited his idea for a
control device to maintain water pressure. In the year 1880, William Fisher
applied for a patent for his control device, manufactured it in a wood frame
building, and sold seven units. So what did William Fisher believe in? He desired the
process control be safe, efficient, and intuitive. After more than 135 years,
we have an organization that has the same passion and holds those same
beliefs. We know the consequences of process failure are great but the
rewards of success are shared by all. Everyone at Emerson makes an impact in
everyday life. William Fisher believed in the demanding qualities performed in an
organization that exemplified them. Being responsive, untiring determination,
commitment to excellence, constant belief in a better way to do things, integrity,
liability, allegiance to quality, trustworthiness. William Fisher was all these things
and all of us at Emerson today are these things.
It’s not surprising that the words to describe a great person are also used to
describe a great organization. How does Emerson do it? With a commitment
to standards and processes that ensure innovative and reliable product designs.
First-class people with a passion for learning to ensure technical expertise
and customer applications. A first-class environment where solutions are
thoroughly tested so they perform as advertised. Its first-class consistently,
high product quality in every manufacturing plant and first-class local
service and support that is successful because of close customer relationships.
It’s a work climate characterized by an exceptional spirit of pride and
cooperation. Five years from now or 25 years from now, as the
Fisher brand is put on the products, customers will know it is something of
integrity. We want to be the customer’s trusted advisor who they call first, who
they rely on, who they have confidence in, and who they continue to call. Process
plants are demanding bigger sizes and higher pressures and broader flow rates.
The Fisher product brand along with other Emerson flagship brands will
continue to solve pressing problems for customers. It’s innovators like William
Fisher that helped set the foundation of what Emerson is today and Emerson
continues to innovate and follow in his footsteps. We are a company that is
committed to the growth of our people and our business. It’s in our DNA. Fisher
valve and regulator technologies are born from Emerson’s passion to increase
customer process safety and efficiency. With more than a 135
years of trusted innovations forging the future of flow control solutions, we are
defining industry. That’s why we can tell our customers they can always consider
it solved.

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