John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management, shakes hands with Faisal Al-Suwaidi, chairman and CEO of Qatargas, at a signing ceremony announcing Emerson as the perferred supplier of automation technology to Qatargas.

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com) reached an agreement with Qatargas Operating Company Ltd. (www.qatargas.com), whereby Emerson will serve as the preferred supplier of digital automation solutions for Qatargas’s oil, gas, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.

The two companies previously collaborated to automate six multi-billion dollar facilities over the past four years. As automation supplier on existing and future Qatargas projects, Emerson will engineer, project manage, install, commission, and provide long-term support on the automation solutions for the oil, gas, and petrochemical facilities in Qatar. In addition, Emerson will install its PlantWeb digital plant architecture with FOUNDATION fieldbus communications, integrate third-party equipment, and provide information technology services.

Emerson’s PlantWeb digital architecture networks the company’s DeltaV digital automation systems with intelligent field devices throughout facilities. Fisher valves and FIELDVUE digital valve controllers, Rosemount pressure, temperature, flow, and radar gauges, and Micro Motion Coriolis flowmeters are included under the agreement. The digital field devices continuously run real-time diagnostics that are used for predictive maintenance.