Control & Automation

Project Design Engineers Ltd. has significant experience in projects requiring instrumentation and control system design as well as software development for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. All activity is developed in-house by our highly skilled and experienced team of Instrumentation, Control & Automation Engineers, who possess a wide range of professional skills gained from various backgrounds including Machine Design, Additive & Terminal Automation, Process Engineering and Water / Wastewater Treatment.

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Our team has the ability to engineer and manage a project from concept through to on-site commissioning.  PDE can also provide clients with a post-commissioning backup service ranging from on-site troubleshooting to client operator training and longer term maintenance support.

The level of service provided is typically tailored to meet customer project requirements and may include any or all of the following engineering activities:

Scope of Services:
  • Conceptual design, functional specification and overall delivery of turnkey process control and automation systems including process components, electrical and ICA equipment.
  • Specification of process instrumentation, control system equipment, control hardware, components and software.
  • Project Planning & Management.
  • Full Project Development & Construction.
  • PLC software development, testing and commissioning.
  • Control System Visualisation, HMI / SCADA Application development, testing and   commissioning.
  • Data Collection, Historical Logging / Trending and Management Reporting.
  • Local Area Networks, associated Cabling, Network configuration & set-up.
  • Wide Area Networks (PSTN / GSM / Radio Telecoms Networks) & interfacing to existing telemetry.
  • Remote, secure access for system diagnosis, upgrade or maintenance.
  • Schematic diagram design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of MCC’s and process control panels.
  • Calibration, set-up and parameterisation of instrumentation, process controllers & equipment and soft start/variable speed drives.
  • Testing and commissioning of instrument loops and control system hook ups.
  • System Handover Documentation.
  • Operational & Maintenance Training.
  • On-going Maintenance Support.

Automation Solutions Experience:

PDE has the capability of engineering, programming and commissioning a diverse range of PLC, HMI and SCADA systems.

  • Schneider
  • Siemens
  • Rockwell
  • Omron
  • Mitsubishi
  • Wonderware Intouch :  PDE are an Official Wonderware System Integrator
  • Intellution Fix
Typical projects include:
  • Fuel Additive Control & Data Acquisition Systems.
  • Bitumen Storage & Distribution, Steam & Thermal Oil Heating Systems.
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Control, Biological Treatment, Micro Filtration & Reverse Osmosis for Industrial / Factory Effluent Treatment.
  • Fluids & Solids Handling, Screening & Separation, Sludge Separation & Handling.
  • Pump Control, Dewatering Systems & Water Reclamation.
  • Machine Control, Conveyor Systems & Product Packaging.
  • Process Control for various industries including tobacco processing, solvent scouring, dairy & soft drinks manufacturing.
  • CIP Control Systems.
  • Building Management Systems.



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    25 Randalstown Road
    Antrim, Northern Ireland BT41 4LJ
    Phone: +44 (0)28 9448 3000
    Fax: +44 (0)28 9448 3010
    Company Reg: NI23197