Control Systems Engineering

Control Systems Engineering

Process control systems are the brain of any process plant either in oil & gas, mining, or manufacturing industry. With our harmonious experience in instrumentation, industrial automation and industrial network, we can design the best possible industrial control architecture for you. Our range of services is extremely wide, from simple PLC-HMI based control systems for compressor stations to complex DCS-SIS-SCADA systems consisting of tens of thousands of IOs. Small or Large, in either cases we design these controls systems to achieve highest levels of safety, security, reliability, efficiency and integrity. Automize follows international and local standards, industry best practices, client specific engineering standards and our process specific design optimization knowledge based on working with numerous experienced operations and maintenance professionals. From ICS feasibility study, planning, design through commissioning to maintenance, we provide a complete end to end turnkey solution. We identify the most cost-effective solution when upgrading your Industrial Control System (ICS) including migrating legacy controllers, optimizing flat network architecture, securing an unprotected network etc. We follow IEC 61131-3 standard when programming PLC/DCS systems and ISA/IEC-62443 standard to implement cybersecurity measures in place. We work with operations and IT team to facilitate these upgradations as seamless as possible. Along with this, we can revamp your control rooms ergonomically and with free flow concept. Our architectural division helps us to design these rooms respecting safety and operability which makes the long hours of work of opera tors, a pleasant experience.

Our expertise on automation and control technologies

 We have profound experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art automation and control technologies. We have worked with different brands of legacy and modern versions for Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs),SCADA systems, ICS cybersecurity firewalls, robotics etc. We know how to use HIPPS, safety systems, ESD, fire and gas detections, Safety Integrated System (SIS) etc. All of these knowledge and experiences are our asset which help to deliver a well-designed ICS to serve the purpose and go beyond for our valued clients. As well as, help to avoid system failures that can lead to un-wanted downtime or a catastrophic incident.

Our knowledge on software and mathematics

Automize works with multiple programming languages e.g., C/C++/C#, VB, SQL, Python and Java which help to build scripts, tools or software to integrate different OEM platforms in the control system. Specially when working with data pipelines amongst multiple servers, SCADA, enterprise software and cloud hosted services. Our knowledge on software side greatly helps designing an efficient ICS. Our analytical and mathematical skills enable us to build models and simulation tools to perform FAT before implementing the modification online.

Our excellent knowledge of network services

Our ICS engineers can design all levels of industrial communication networks using appropriate proprietarily and open industrial communication protocols. For example, on field level (layer-1)we use RS485, RS232,LoRa,ZigBee, different types of fieldbuses include HART, ControlNet, Device Net, CAN Bus, Profibus, and Foundation Field Bus etc. We optimize the design based on different factors such as response time, message size, distances, physical media etc. On control level (layer-2) we use LAN, Profibus, Modbus TCP/IP, Bac Net, Device Net, BSAP, DNP3, DH+, CIP, OPC UA etc. to have seamless communication between control devices. On information level (layer-3) our expertise goes to the IT network interfacing with SCADA and 3rdparty enterprise software where we use communication via Ethernet TCP/IP, OPC UA and implement managed switches, VLAN, WAN, VPN, GPRS/LTE modem, radio, cybersecurity etc. Also, we choose the appropriate media and protocol converters, gateways etc. for wireless, serial, Ethernet and fiber optic networks

ICS Services include

List of projects we were involved with

Control system migration for a oil and gas pump station

Client Name: A large North American midstream infrastructure company
Location: La Glace, Alberta, Canada
Description: Control system migration from Quantum to M580 PLCs, upgrading metering and proving system, implementing managed switched with VLAN, network security and backup SAS drive setup for HMI data.

Control system design for a backfill paste plant

Client Name: Coeur Mining
Location: Silvertip, British Columbia, Canada
Description: Producing control philosophy, IO drawings and shutdown key for the project in this silver-zinc-lead mine site. Designing the control system with proper transmitters and multiple 3rd party controllers. Primary PLC was Schneider Electric’s M580 and some other controllers were Allen Bradley SLC-500, Siemens SIWAREX WP241 and OMEGA CN7253.

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Control system migration for a oil and gas pump station

Client Name: Confidential
Location: La Glace, Alberta, Canada
Description: Control system migration from Quantum to M580 PLCs, upgrading metering and proving system, implementing managed switched with VLAN, network security and backup SAS drive setup for HMI data.