Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enablingBusiness-Critical Continuity™, has announced that another Electrical Reliability Services (ERS) Service Center has been designated “SEL Expert” by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., the industry leader in power system protection products and services. The Electrical Reliability Services – Nashville office was awarded the Gold SEL Expert for Protection. This accreditation was based on the thorough knowledge and understanding of electric power systems as well as vast field experience of the ERS personnel in Nashville.

In 2008, Emerson Network Power’s Electrical Reliability Services – San Diego office was designated a Gold SEL Expert in Integration Automation, while the Emerson Network Power Electrical Reliability Services – Denver office was designated a Silver SEL Expert in Protection. Electrical Reliability Services in the southeast was awarded Expert status in July 2009, and more service facilities are expected to receive SEL accreditations in the near future.

The recognition extends and strengthens Emerson Network Power's collaboration with Schweitzer to offer a more integrated solution to customers, streamlining the customer experience. In addition to the leading products and site services, Emerson Network Power personnel will have access to Schweitzer's applications engineering support to deliver new, advanced technology solutions. Ongoing training provided by Schweitzer, an integral part of the SEL Expert program, will broaden the already extensive capabilities of the Electrical Reliability Services personnel.

"The SEL Expert enables us to build even stronger relationships with our power industry customers by expanding the breadth of our service solution," said Bob Daniel, vice president of Emerson Network Power’s Electrical Reliability Services division. "This is a third-party validation of the quality and value of the services we provide. Our customers who utilize intelligent electronic devices in their power systems will benefit from our collaboration with Schweitzer, since we are now able to give them more detailed information on the condition of their relays, meters, switchgear, and other smart devices, making predictive maintenance of electrical systems a reality."