The Energy Sector faces unique challenges across feedstock sources. Ever increasing demand coupled with increased public scrutiny to bi-products and environmental effects are driving energy produces to require:
- Reduced operating costs to facilitate profitability
- Increased reliability and uptime of Critical Infrastructure
- Real-time reporting and regulatory compliance
- Remote monitoring and operations
- Aging workforce and reliance on 'tribal knowledge'
- On-site and Cyber Security threat prevention
Convergence Controls & Engineering (CCE) partners with Owners, Engineering Firms, Contractors, and OEMs to ensure a cohesive system is designed and implemented across vendors and partners to increase reliability, reduce operational costs, and increase profitability for all.
Our systems approach focuses on these underlying principles:
- Use of “Off-The-Shelf” industrial components with high Mean Time Between Failure rates to reduce total cost of ownership
- Proven control application solutions for Energy Efficient Unitary control
- Leverage leading-edge technology with proven applications experience
- Increased operational data collection / analysis to produce lower PUE
- Power modeling to assist owners with energy management decisions
- Provide control systems that assist with LEED Certification of the facility
- Project Management and engineering processes that shorten schedules
Well pads and drilling operations face increase scrutiny delaying permitting and production. CCE helps increase time to production by consulting and implementing standards that can reduce your commissioning time from weeks to hours. Standard LACTs, seamless operator and maintenance interfaces across platforms, and integrated SCADA systems allow for faster start-up and simplify long term operations reducing operational costs.
Midstream and Pipeline
Increased competition, and consolidation in the industry requires midstream operators to run more efficiently than ever while taking on more separation processes than ever before. To maintain profitability, operators are needing to guarantee better system uptime through enhanced reliability and increasing automated systems and devices for real time optimization of processes.
As an Owner's Rep, CCE is able to ensure faster time to market by reviewing your facilities control systems, instruments, electrical, and process from FEED to reduce startup and commissioning time. By taking a DCS approach with faceplates and user permissions, Operators are able to manage process upsets without needing a programming knowledge or access.
Downstream and Refining
Create a seamless and Control Experience by integrating PLCs across platforms with your DCS with a common HMI (Human Machine Interface). Obtain real time data for just in time and proactive process control and reporting. Our Data with a Purpose approach ensures you are only receiving and managing data that increases your profitability without compromising scan rates or warehousing useless data.
From SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) implementation, SIL (Safety Integrity Level) verification, BPCS (Basic Process Control Systems) balance of plant applications and reliability systems, CCE will increase your operations from process control to executive dashboard.
From cattle biogas production to syngas from biomass and coal and more. Whether you are designing and implementing a pilot facility with cost effective PLCs (Programming Logic Controller) and operations or large scale DCS (Distributed Control Systems) facilities, you will enhance profitability by reducing operating costs and ensuring uptime.
Balance of Plant (BOP)
Smart integration of auxiliary power, condensers, vacuum pumps, cooling towers with real time monitoring and proactive maintenance ensures your Critical Infrastructure is operating optimally.
Rail Loadout Systems
Train Load-Out (TLO) is the lifeblood to a power generation facility. Batchloading, HMI ( Human Machine Interface) terminals, weighing, and ticketing a key aspects to your loadout system. Reliable data acquisition and management ensures just in time delivery of feedstock when needed and proactive maintenance schedules.
How does your Control Strategy stack up?
Ask us to review your existing control system or narrative. We'll provide a complimentary audit to see where your system excels, and where it could use more attention.