The Fitch Company has extensive experience with plant wide control system installations and replacements. These installations have been for greenfield plants and retrofit applications in existing plants.
We are a full service electrical and controls engineering company. Our electrical design knowledge and expertise covers all levels of a typical plant power system. This complements our extensive knowledge of control system signal level designs (125vdc, 120vac, 24vdc, 4-20ma etc.).
In retrofit applications The Fitch Company identifies and labels all existing field terminations to the current control system. This identification process is critical to the success of the project. Field devices are also identified and tagged if necessary prior to the primary outage. A punch list of current problems are identified allowing the plant maintenance personnel adequate time to correct the known problems prior to the outage.
The Fitch Company has executed these projects with multiple DCS and PLC supplier systems. We are able to design, software configure, fabricate, test and ship these systems in a turnkey arrangement when desired.
Samples of our larger plant wide control systems have been completed for biomass boilers, recovery boilers, biofuel facilities, and food production facilities.