GPA offers a broad range of experience in contemporary and legacy SCADA, Control and Telemetry hardware and software technologies.
Not all clients have the latest and most current operational technology. Upgrades can be expensive and time consuming and moving from one technology platform to another requires careful consideration and planning.
GPA’s understanding of industry technologies is highly valued in the market. GPA supports clients operating legacy systems and assists in the planning and execution of upgrades of either the same or preferred alternative platforms.
As a brownfield upgrade specialist, GPA has many years of experience transitioning clients between old and new systems. GPA can perform end to end investigations of existing systems, then plan and migrate those systems to new technologies whilst minimising or eliminating production downtime.
An upgraded plant SCADA and Automation solution may include:
- The introduction of integrated safety to meet regulatory requirements
- The installation of resilient plant communications networks
- The deployment of distributed remote I/O to minimise plant wiring
- The replacement of instruments with ‘smart’ networked devices to simplify plant wiring and exploit instrument diagnostics
- The selection of hot standby redundant technologies to maximise plant uptime
- The implementation of web technologies for smart device access to plant SCADA and diagnostics systems
- The application of analytics and predictive maintenance tools to optimise plant performance
- The execution of security to ensure only authorised access to plants systems is provided
GPA’s experience in SCADA and Automation Platforms is core to our ability to choose the best of breed technologies for each application and integrate these seamlessly as a solution for the client.
Whether its configurable hardware or software, GPA can be trusted to design, build, test, commission and support sensible solutions that are both fit for purpose and scalable to meet future needs.
- Solution specification
- End to end system engineering from data source to information delivery
including business analytics
- Process Control System design; inclusive of instrument selection,
networks and wiring design, redundancy, control philosophy and functional
- Integrated Safety; inclusive of SRS development, SIL assessments and
SIF definition and programming
- Turn-key hardware solution supply; inclusive of design, equipment supply,
manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning
- Software system configuration, programming, testing and commissioning
- System testing (FAT, SAT, UAT)
- Process optimisation, system performance monitoring and improvement,
analytics and predictive systems
- Operating and maintenance training and documentation
- Feasibility studies, cost estimating and budget preparation
- Operations support
- SCADA Platforms – EcoStruxure™Geo SCADA Expert, iFIX, Plant SCADA, FactoryTalk View, System Platform
- PCS/DCS Platforms – Simatic PCS 7, Yokogawa DCS
- Automation Controllers – Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix & Micrologix PLC, Modicon Quantum, M340 PAC, S7, Mitsubishi, Klockner Moeller, GE Fanuc
- Safety PLC’s – PILZ Safety Controllers, Preventa Safety PLC, Simatic PCS 7, Guardlogix
- Remote Telemetry Units – SCADAPack RTU, Kingfisher RTU, Fisher Remote Operations Controller RTU, Bristol Babcock RTU, GE Harris RTU
- Digital Radios – TRIO Digital Radios, 4RF Radios, Elpro Radios