Intelligent Design: Understanding Process Automation And Control

Source: Emerson Process Management, Power & Water Solutions

A Q&A with Doug Johnson, Director of Business Development, Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions

The municipal water environment today — characterized by increasing water quality and environmental regulations, shoe-string budgets, failing infrastructure, an aging workforce, and security vulnerabilities — requires that a close eye be kept on every aspect of operation. Efficiency, accuracy, and reliability are of paramount importance now, and imperative to future success. Like so many treatment plant operators, Doug Johnson worries about these issues on a daily basis; however, as the director of business development at Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, it’s his job is to resolve these concerns for utilities — restoring peace of mind and setting them on a course of compliance and sustainability.

Water Online caught up with Johnson to get his take on the many challenges utilities face, and how these challenges can be overcome by incorporating an automation master plan.