Serving the Processing Industry

Our services are utilized in continuous and batch manufacturing applications across many industries. We provide solutions for most of the prominent control systems and several operational data management systems.

Project Examples

Refinery
Major US Refiner

DCS Based Advanced Compressor Controls

Implemented Foxboro DCS‐based compressor controls for four Sulfur Plant combustion air, FCC Wet Gas, Hydrocracker Recycle, and Coker Wet Gas compressors

Biofuel
Alternative Fuels Company in Gulf Coast

Control System Design & Configuration

Performed all DCS project functions including system design, implementation, and on-site commissioning and start-up.

Chemicals Industry
Major Chemicals Producer Located in Gulf Coast

Configuration and SIS Integration

Developed database and initial control configuration for 3000+ I/O point DCS. Implemented interface to two Triconex shutdown systems and A-B PLCs to provide and integrated solution.

Storage Tanks
Major N.A. Refiner

Oil Movement Systems

Specified, Implemented and Supported numerous Oil Movement Systems over a multi-year period.

Coffee Manufacturing
Major Food Producer – US

Control System Design - Elimination of Rework

Reviewed production problems and analyzed existing controls systems and practices. Specified changes to control systems to eliminate significant rework. Designed and implemented human interface for three projects. Developed application to generate interlock logic displays based on control configuration data. Developed functional cross-reference utility to assist plan engineering in trouble shooting. Provided interactive HTML-based documentation of client standards.

Refinery
International Oil Company

Lube Blending Facility Controls and Information Management

Analyzed work processes, existing controls, and data management systems at two independent lubes facilities. Specified system upgrade plans to meet new business objectives.

Water Treatment
Major Municipality – Tennessee

New PLC based SCADA System

A $1.8M Public Utilities project for supply of new SCADA system to monitor the water and gas distribution systems, and waste water collection system. Provided professional services for project management, system design & engineering, procurement, system integration, installation and startup.

Food Manufacturer – Gulf Coast

SPECTRUM Migration

Provided Spectrum Migration, and SMS and HLBL Sequence Consulting. Developed application to replicate control and display databases for the first train to the sister trains, greatly reducing the implementation time.

Gas Producer – Texas

Moore APAC Migration

Migrated control logic from Moore APAC system to I/A Series system, saving significant cost and time in database development. Implemented logic for reactor, configured regulatory and advanced controls and human interface. Provided on-site commissioning and start-up support.

Chemicals Manufacturer Located in Gulf Coast

DCS HMI Design and Configuration

Designed and implemented human interface for three projects. Developed application to generate interlock logic displays based on control configuration data. Developed functional cross-reference utility to assist plan engineering in trouble shooting. Provided interactive HTML-based documentation of client standards.

Major Food Producer – US

Control System Design - Elimination of Rework

Reviewed production problems and analyzed existing controls systems and practices. Specified changes to control systems to eliminate significant rework. Designed and implemented human interface for three projects. Developed application to generate interlock logic displays based on control configuration data. Developed functional cross-reference utility to assist plan engineering in trouble shooting. Provided interactive HTML-based documentation of client standards.

US Based Refiner

SPECTRUM System Migration

Performed all project functions including control configuration and human interface for VideoSpec, UCM, and UIO migration. Provided on-site cutover and start-up support.

US Based Midstream Oil Company

PROVOX Migration Regulatory and Advanced Controls Design and Configuration

Migration of Provox Series 10 to IA Series system. Assisted in the design and implementation of regulatory and advanced control logic. Designed and implemented Modbus interface to Optrol computer, and GE-9070 PLCs. Designed and implemented interface to applied automation GC unit. Configured OPC interface to plant’s measurement LAN.

US Base Power Generation Company

SPECTRUM System Migration

Provided migration consulting and implementation of UCM, FIO, and SMS Spectrum system components, including re-implementation of Spectrum Multi Station tasks and reporting functions. Implemented custom interface to field RTUs via telemetry system.

Venezuelan Base Oil Company

SPECTRUM System Migration

Provided database and control configuration for the migration and translation of UCM, FIO, and SMS Spectrum system components to a new DCS.  Controls included anti-surge control of two trains of eight compressors.

International Oil Company (upstream)

Alarm Management

Designed and implemented alarm management system. Provided alarm rationalization and alarm management philosophy for 10,000 point FPSO to provide improved alarm monitoring and operator response.

Supplier of Alarm Analysis Tools

Alarm Analysis Tools Integration to IA Series DCS

Provided application development consulting support to third party supplier of alarm analysis tools to integrate their software with the I/A Series control system. Provided alarm and configuration extraction application.

Chemical Manufacturer – US East Coast

HMI, Alarm Management, Data Acquisition

Provided on-site support, including third party device integration and human interface design, for 2000+ point A-B interface. Automated the configuration of controls and human interface databases, and developed application to replicate reactors, leading to shorter project schedule. Implemented custom alarm manager scheme to improve operator effectiveness.

Venezuelan Base Oil Company

SPEC200 Migration

Assisted in developing design philosophy for migrating existing SPEC200 controls into the I/A system. Provided control philosophy, database support and human interface design consulting.

Chemical Company located in Gulf Coast

Batch Control System Design and Implementation

Played a major role in the design and configuration of regulatory and advanced control strategies. Implemented HLBL batch logic and human interface. Migrated HLBL batch logic taken from sister unit in Germany, which saved significant time in database development.

Gas Producer – Middle East

Device Integration with DCS

Designed and implemented gateways linking IA Series system to A-B network, and Bristol-Babcock RTU network containing 50+ RTU units via telemetry and fiber networks. Designed and implemented Visual Basic reporting package.

Gas Producer with Facilities in Texas and Oklahoma

Control System Design & Configuration

Provided on-site support including control configuration and human interface consulting. Automated configuration of control and human interface databases, saving significant time on project and eliminating data entry errors.

Gulf Coast Refiner

Oil Movements and Storage Systems

Played a key role in the design of a standard inventory management solution for major refiner, which is utilized across their fleet of refineries. Project managed initial rollout of the standard corporate solution.

Global Marine Storage Terminal Company

Inventory Management Systems Upgrade

Provided front end engineering and design services. Reviewed existing work processes and support systems. Specified new systems to upgrade existing infrastructure in support of new work processes.

Gulf Coast LNG Terminal

TDC2000/3000 LNG Gasification System Migration and Expansion

Migrated TDC2000/3000 systems to IA Series system. Assisted in design, implementation, and commissioning of control philosophy. Implemented interfaces to tank gauging, skid compressor, RTU, analyzers, BMS PLCs and plant business reporting applications.

Grassroots Chemicals Terminal in Louisiana

Control and Inventory Management Systems

Assisted in the specification and design of grassroots chemicals storage facility. Facility included dock, railcar, truck and drumming systems. Solution included inventory management systems with interface to in-house accounting system. Provided startup support of delivered system.

Major Municipality – Texas

Flood Control System

Configured all regulatory control and flood control logic for flood diversion tunnel. System prevents flooding of the city by diverting flood waters beneath the city. Provided on-site commissioning and start-up support. Implemented modified Nodebus via ISDN technologies to support widely distributed system architecture.

Major Municipality – Missouri

Water Reclamation Data Acquisition

Designed and implemented 10,000+ soft point system via OPC Interface to existing drainage and lift station iFix-based SCADA system to provide unified plant and SCADA operations. Unix/Windows-based System.

Major Municipality – Arizona

Water Reclamation Facility Expansion

Performed all project functions including control configuration and human interface for 1500 I/O point expansion project. Provided interactive HTML-based documentation package. Unix-based System.

Major Municipality – Nevada

Water Reclamation Facility

Performed all project functions including regulatory control, advanced control, and human interface configuration. System design included Wonderware SCADAlarm alarm notification, and Hardware Alarm Dialer system to alert the operator of problems. Provided on-site commissioning and start-up support. Implemented custom alarm manager scheme to enhance operator effectiveness. Provided interactive HTML-based documentation package.

Major Municipality – Georgia

Environmental Reporting

Implemented custom Production and EPA reports.  Reports are executed from the central office via the city’s WAN, and generated from remote I/A nodes. Unix-based System.

Major Municipality – Tennessee

PLC Migration Water Reclamation Facility

Implemented distributed interface to DeviceNet via FDSI interface. Migrated control logic from Steeplechase VLC and Citect HMI to reduce the time required to develop the system database.

San Juan Chemicals Manufacturer

Controls Systems and EPA Pharmaceutical Reporting

Worked on-site to develop Sequential Function Chart and provide control configuration commissioning, start-up, and EPA regulation testing support. Implemented configuration extraction reports to aid plant maintenance staff. Unix-based System.