Western States Controls

SCADA Systems

Supervisory control and data acquisition systems

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DCS/PLC Configuration

Programming and testing of distributed control systems and/or programmable logic controllers.

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HMI Configuration

Programming of “human/machine interface” software. Generation of graphic & trending displays, logging & reports, plant performance calculations and interface of the “process floor” to hierarchy business systems.

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Modifications / Migrations

Updating, replacing, trouble-shooting existing plant control systems. Migration to new or updated control system platforms.

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Feasibility Studies

Develop appropriate control system solution based upon client requirements. This could include Scope of Work and budgetary analysis information.

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Control System Specifications

Generate detailed specifications for control system procurement and evaluation.

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Control Panel Design

Design and fabrication of control panels required for plant operation. DCS/PLC Configuration – programming and testing of distributed control systems and/or programmable logic controllers.

Data Historian & Analysis

Connectivity solutions to link multiple vendor automation products seamlessly as if they were all from the same vendor. Data reporting and analysis.

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Electrical and/or mechanical installation of all control systems components. Management of installation contractors.

Custom Interface

Custom software, system interfaces, custom protocols.

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Control Strategy Development

Develop Process & Instrument Diagrams(P&ID) to determine the appropriate control system solution. This could include written control system descriptions for further system definition.

Control Equipment Specifications

Generate control system hardware specifications based upon process requirements.

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Industrial Ethernet Design & Configuration

Design and configuration of industrial plant Ethernet communication systems. Plant communication security, HMI security, firewall requirements and remote access solutions.

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Detailed system documentation that not only includes control configuration printouts, but also written system description, instrument data sheets, I/O lists, alarm lists, control system operation and maintenance manuals, and, other control drawings if required.

Start-Up & Commissioning Assistance

Field checkout, startup and trouble-shooting, of control systems for successful plant operation.


Plant specific controls training, general process control training(flow, level, pressure,
temperature, controllers, etc.)

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On-Site Support Services for Systems Engineering & Process Controls