Fully integrated, safe and reliable control strategies and control system optimization are the key to ensuring peak performance and productivity. Today, all well-run operations are utilizing the full capabilities of their control systems to increase capacity and reduce cost. Cogent provides expertise in control system design and configuration, including implementing the right control strategy with correctly tuned loops.
> Control System Design
Leveraging industry standards and best practices, Cogent provides design services for plant-wide control systems to ensure high reliability and maintainability with minimal spare parts inventory. Cogent’s team of experts can select and implement the proper control strategy to improve quality control, better respond to changing input variables and reduce downtime.
> PLC System Configuration and Optimization
Cogent’s highly skilled team is experienced with a wide range of major PLC vendors offering technical services to design, program, commission and optimize your control system equipment to meet the needs of your processes and business. Our simulation logic testing accelerates plant start-up and reduces project risks by eliminating performance issues prior to commissioning.
> HMI and SCADA Systems
Operator interfaces provide a very useful function for operator command and control; however, when upsets occur, operators need relevant information to guide them through these events. Leveraging best-in-class industry standards and our in-depth experience in Human Factors Engineering, Cogent offers HMI and SCADA solutions that allow operators to easily and intuitively understand and control their processes effectively.
> Change Control and Recovery
Cogent offers expertise in implementing a change control and recovery program for your control system. This will ensure that changes to the system are introduced in a controlled and coordinated manner and logic changes can be logged and communicated effectively. Change control can reduce the possibility of introducing faults into the system or unintentionally undoing other changes, allowing operations to improve safety and achieve minimal disruption to production.