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Engineering   Jump to the top

Whether you have Chemical, Controls, Electrical, Mechanical, or Process engineering needs, our inter-disciplinary group of experienced engineers and designers stand ready to help focus and refine your ideas into highly practical, engineered solutions.

Working aggressively to minimize capital costs and time-to-production, we continually consider ease of construction, operation, and maintenance to insure your system provides the fastest, largest return on your investment.

Our engineers focus on detail while considering the entire system
  • Process engineering
  • Detailed system engineering calculations
  • System Optimization
  • Equipment sizing & specification
  • Six Sigma cost saving analyses
  • Alternate energy soluitons
  • Technology & IP research and evaluation

Control Systems   Jump to the top

Our approach to control system design begins with our full understanding of the process. As we execute the design we carefully consider the overall safety, process quality & reliability, economics, enviornment, global parts availability, the operators, system hazards, and applicable classifications & standards.

We evaluate, design, and specify all levels of control and automation systems. We will recommend the appropriate safety and automated logic systems for your stand-alone equipment or entire plant.

With all that in mind, we then deliver to you a standard or custom control system that fits both your process and your budget.

Control systems design
based on process understanding
  • Manufacturing & installation
  • Controls Safety Assessments
  • Instrumentation, component, & software specifications
  • Safety system design
  • Custom control systems
  • 2D or 3D designs
  • Interconnects & wire management
  • Continuing support with software backup & data retention

Automation   Jump to the top

We believe the key to a system's long-term success is its ease of use. Using our in-depth understanding of the process, our engineers work alongside our clients to develop theories and sequences of operations that truly address the needs of the system.

With this basis we then utilize the IEC standard programming methods to create highly effective and intuitive programs that result in user-friendly operator interfaces that need minimal training.

Our engineers make complex systems easy to operate
    Platforms
  • Allen Bradley
  • Siemens
  • Modicon
  • GE and more
    Software
  • RSView & RSLogix
  • FactoryTalk View & Historian
  • Wonderware
  • GE Cimplicity, iHistorian, &
    Proficy Portal
  • Matrikon

Safety   Jump to the top

Our extensive history with hazardous chemicals has trained us to approach every project with safety foremost in our minds. We continually research, evaluate, and apply codes and standards to reduce risks and comply with or exceed corporate & industry guidelines, and government regulations.

Our common tools include Hazard & Operability Study (HAZOP), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), What-If Scenarios, Failure Modes Effects Analysis, (FMEA), Safety System Anaylsis, and IEC 61508.

Safety doesn't happen by accident
  • SEMI
  • ISA
  • Compressed Gas Assoc
  • UL
  • EPA
  • European Union (CE)
  • NFPA
  • OSHA
  • ANSI

Design   Jump to the top

We emphasize a clear and accurate presentation of all design concepts, flow charts, as-builts, layouts, schematics, and final design drawings. Throughout the design process we collaborate with our client, resulting in a fluid design evolution from concept to build-set.

The designers and drafters of AIS are proficient in the latest design tools such as SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD P&ID, Visio, and the entire Adobe Creative Suite.

We specialize in brilliant designs
from fuzzy concepts
    Common Tools
  • SolidWorks
  • AutoCAD Inventor
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD P&ID
  • Visio, Word, & PowerPoint
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Project Management   Jump to the top

With the hard-earned tactical and strategic skills necessary to manage multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams, AIS is experienced developing, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects of all sizes and complexities.

We pride ourselves on our ability to smoothly integrate and work with your employees, vendors, government officials, operators, and craft personnel. We are seen as an extension of your own staff, providing a drop-in management solution for your most challenging projects.

We will either find a way,
or make one
  • Client & 3rd Party team management
  • Scaling R&D to production
  • Manufacture of skids, panels, & systems
  • Installation of equipment
  • System startup & validations
  • Process plant improvements
  • Cost reduction programs

Training   Jump to the top

Even after a system has been designed, built, installed, and validated, the most critical step remains: training.  AIS has always emphasized an in-depth understanding of the entire system to operators, maintenace personnel, and site engineering staff to insure continued successful operation.

Training programs are designed specifically for each client's process, site, and requirements, in both one-on-one and class room environments. When needed for international deployment, training programs are translated and adapted to mesh with local cultures and experience.

Clear, concise objectives lead to understanding and competence
  • Lecture
  • Job Aids
  • Class room environments
  • Process simulations
  • Practical application
  • e-Learning systems
  • Training Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Gunning Fog Index
  • Testing and Evaluation