Kestrel provides instrumentation / controls engineering and design services for retrofit and new plant construction. For retrofit application, we select instrumentation and control system components that will integrate with existing legacy systems.  We provide comprehensive instrumentation / controls engineering and design services, including modeling and analysis, and preparation of equipment / construction specifications and construction documents.  We have substantial experience in addressing complex process and control problems successfully.

Thorough understanding and application of relevant codes and standards in instrumentation / control analysis is critical for project success.  Areas of expertise include:

  • Process Stability and Control Evaluation
  • Thermowell Wake Frequency Analysis
  • Safety Integrity Level Analysis
  • Control Valve and Flow Element Calculations
  • Hazardous Area Classification Evaluation

Instrumentation / Controls engineering and design services and deliverables include:

  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Interlock and Automated Sequencing Logic
  • Foreign Device Controls Integration
  • Controls Narratives / Functional Specifications
  • Control Loop and Logic Diagrams
  • Safety Interlocks Definition
  • Conduit / Cable Schedules
  • Instrument Location Plans
  • HMI Configuration
  • Emergency Shutdown Systems
  • Control System Transition / Cutover Planning
  • Fiber Optic Networks and Communications
  • Modular Control Rooms
  • Cause and Effect Matrix
  • Batch Sequence Diagrams
  • FAT / SAT Definition and Support
  • Instrument Installation Details
  • PLC Programming

Instrumentation / Controls equipment specification, evaluations and selection include:

  • Instruments and Control Valves
  • Analyzers and Sample Conditioning Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Panels
  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • SCADA System