Our automation engineers offer architecture and programming resources for new plant installation or control system upgrades, ensuring that all facets are tied together with a logical narrative and clear operator interfaces to increase ease of operations.

WSP’s automation engineers provide the architecture and programming resources for new facility installation or control system upgrades. We ensure that everything is tied together with a logical narrative and clear operator interfaces that increase ease of operations.

With over 25 years of industry experience, our clients benefit from our in-house automation capabilities. From greenfield facilities to existing systems or control system upgrades, our automation engineers provide high quality, strategic automation solutions that enable your facility to run safely, smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Automation services are not limited to individual tasks such as programming and graphics, but also focus on all design aspects. This includes full-site layered control networks, third-party control panels, system integration, communication protocols, control building designs, IT room designs, electrical integration and shutdown keys. Combined with in-house testing procedures, site commissioning and start-up services, our all-inclusive approach ensures that plant control system performs as designed at the close of a project.

WSP provides vendor-neutral solutions and has extensive knowledge and expertise across leading brand name hardware and software products for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Distributed Control System (DCS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Human Machine Interface (HMI). Our vast experience includes work with the following products:

  • Emerson DeltaV TM (M-series, S-series including CHARMs)

  • Allen-Bradley and Rockwell family of PLCs

  • Allen-Bradley and Rockwell ProSoft Communication and AGA Modules

  • Allen-Bradley and Rockwell FactoryTalk® View SE and ME HMIs

  • Wonderware HMI

  • ClearSCADA HMI

  • Pro-face HMI

  • Beijer HMI

  • Siemens PLC

  • Modicon PLC

  • Emerson ROC Remote Transfer Unit (RTU)

  • Schneider SCADAPak RTU

  • Emerson Bristol RTU

  • SCADAVantage

  • Various Networking Switches

  • Various Communication Protocols (DeviceNet, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, Modbus and Modbus TCP)

Services and solutions provided include:

  • Equipment Sizing

  • Equipment Specifications and Quotations

  • Technical Bid Evaluation

  • Vendor Drawing Review

  • Fabrication and Construction Support

  • As-built Field Review

  • Code Interpretation and Specification Reviews

  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Development and Reviews

  • Control Strategy Development

  • Control System Conceptual and Detailed Design

  • Control System Network Development (Fiber and Copper Design) and Narrative Development

  • Shutdown Key, Cause and Effect Matrices Development and Audits

  • Existing Control System Audits and Optimization Recommendations

  • Legacy Control System Upgrades

  • Custom PLC and DCS Logic for Facility Control  

  • Custom Control Logic for Compressor Control and Burner Management Systems

  • SCADA System Development

  • HMI Graphic Development

  • Commissioning and Start-Up Assistance

  • On-Call Maintenance and Troubleshooting Support