BioFuel Control Systems

The Fitch Company has completed numerous process control system installations for biofuels facilities.  This includes pilot plant facilities in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire (currently under construction).  The Pennsylvania facility included Fitch Company supply of Instrumentation, intelligent motor control center, and process control system.  The Fitch Company is currently the lead electrical / control system designer for the New Hampshire facilty.

In addition The Fitch Company has completed plantwide DCS systems for two new BioDiesel Facilities.  One of these is currently in operation in Houston, Texas and the other is in Port Neches, Texas.  The BioDiesel process design was provided by others.  The Fitch Company was chosen through a competitive process for providing the plantwide process control systems for these projects.  The Houston, Texas control system included a Wonderware Intouch HMI (Human Machine Interface) and an Allen Bradley redundant ControlLogix PLC system with associated input / output modules.  The Port Neches, Texas control system was executed utilizing an Emerson DeltaV DCS system.  The Fitch Company engineering services provided for the project included:

  • Process Control System hardware design
  • Process Control System fabrication, testing, and shiping
  • System HMI Software development
  • PLC software configuration
  • System Startup and checkout
  • Remote System troubleshooting via dialup connection
  • Ongoing technical support

The Fitch Company has extensive process control system depth.  Our ability to complete projects from the power system to the instrument control loops to software configuration enabled us to be a key member of the startup team for these facilities.