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Aerolift, Inc.

West Caldwell, NJ

AutoCAD custom menu and programming.



Advanced Aromatics, L.L.P.

Baytown, TX



Complete DCS implementation, including needs analysis, specification, vendor selection, configuration, and factory checkout.


Bailey Controls Company

Rockaway, NJ

Electrical construction packages for retrofit of DCS for boiler control for a pharmaceutical plant and a manufacturing facility.



Bristol-Meyers Squibb

New Brunswick, NJ

Design and supply of (3) DeviceNet-based weigh scale panels.

Design and supply of (1) Delta V control cabinet.

Design and supply of (2) remote ASi and Foundation FieldBus panels.

Design and specification of 20kVA UPS System, including power distribution.

Design for adding (48) new Asi on/off valves to existing networks, including field survey and LAN calculations.

“Reverse” engineering of thermal oxidizer system, to determine I/O and processor requirements, for PLC replacement.

Documentation of DI water system, in preparation of converting outdated PLC to Delta V system.




Port Newark, NJ


Area classification studies.

Site-wide electrical load and capacity study.

Multiple electrical installation packages for connecting process modules to plant control systems, interlock systems, and power.



Ganes Chemicals Inc.

Carlstadt, NJ



Instrumentation and electrical engineering & design for reactor heating, cooling tower optimization, and plant effluent pH control.





Scope of Work




Graver Water Company

Cranford, NJ


Conduit and cable tray designs for power plant water treatment systems and condensate polishing systems.




Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.

Nutley, NJ



“As-Built” P&ID development for entire Power House facility, including steam, water, cogen, gas, and fuel oil systems.  Prepared listing of interfaces between burner management systems and DCS.  Developed comprehensive I/O listing of all DCS related signals, in preparation for DCS replacement.


Provided technical support and supervision for loop testing of plant-wide utility metering project, comprising over 25 different buildings.  Coordinated design changed with installing contractors and prepared “as-built” drawing set.


PLC documentation, instrument specifications, and in-plant design for pharmaceutical and wastewater facilities. 


Multiple controls upgrades, interlock testing procedures and supervision. 


Analysis of existing documentation to develop functional description of hot oil system and related safety features.


Piping, instrument, and electrical specifications, installation details, and overall design of a 31 point stack monitoring compliance project required by NJ-DEP.  Prepared functional specification and performance definition for DCS and PLC programming.  


Specifications, installation drawings for installation of drum scale in a hazardous location.






Scope of Work



Honeywell Incorporated

Morristown, NJ



Complete DCS implementation, MCC designs and inspection, loop checks, and substation analyses for three independent six-module process plants for destroying UDMH (Hydrazine).   Performed HAZOPs, P&ID development, interlock and alarm system development.    Prepared construction packages (specifications and drawings) for field modifications of these plants.




Krieg, Keller, Sloan, Reilley & Roman LLP

San Francisco, CA

Expert research, analysis, and depostition testimony for a case involving drawings and documentation supplied by a manufacturer of electric actuators. 






Scope of Work



Merck & Co., Inc.

Rahway, NJ




Design, supply, and project management of (6) PLC I/O cabinets (each a separate project), including UPS, power supplies, and PLC hardware.  Included development of all fabrication drawings, preparation the HFAT documents and execution of the validated customer testing.


Design and supply of a triple redundant high current (100A) 24VDC power supply.


Design and supply of (5) GE Fanuc Genius I/O control panels, including 60 modules, HFAT preparation and execution.


Design and project management of (2) burner management system replacements, fuel oil backup system, and power house documentation.


Construction and startup consulting services for three new boilers, including scheduling, documentation, and punch list resolution.  


A/E supervision and document review for Merck for additional three boiler and turbine/generator expansion (currently in progress).   Represented project and I/E during HAZOPs of over 40 P&IDs. 


Prepared SOPs and maintenance procedures, and provided operator training for new Fuel Oil receiving, storage, and delivery system.


Preparation of Maximo maintenance and asset database input forms for a DI Water building.


Design and supply of controls for wireless system for automatic operation of Caustic pumps.





Prepared SOPs and Safety Shutdown procedures for an Ammonia storage and delivery system for a new power house.


Designed, fabricated, and installed a replacement subpanel with PLC I/O hardware to replace approximately 15 Genius I/O blocks for a Warehouse Monitoring System. Included new housing for UPS.  System turnaround was less than 3 days.


Designed, fabricated and supplied three (2) separate Emerson Process Delta V Control Systems.  Included HFAT document preparation.  These systems replaced exiting Genius Block I/O.


Designed, supplied, and started up wireless controls for a solvent transfer system, including motor start-stop and tank level information.





Merck & Co., Inc.

Danville, PA




Design of I/O additions and new I/O (GE Genius Blocks) for approx. 300 new l/O, for move of existing process from Rahway site to Danville.  Prepared database for development of loop diagrams and motor controls. 

Designed and fabricated (3) Genius Block enclosures.




Scope of Work



Newark Housing Authority

Newark, NJ


Prepared electrical construction package for installation of 60 kVA UPS in basement and 208/120 distribution on the fourth floor.  Interfaced with City code officials and contracted electricians.


Additional construction package for the relocation of the UPS from the basement to the 4th floor, including new power panels, conduit distribution and safety shutdown circuits.







Modular Process Systems Paramus, NJ


Electrical construction packages for over 30 modular process plants, in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, utility, and chemical industries.  



Oxid, LLP

Houston, TX


DCS Specification for plant retrofit.





Packaged Gas Systems

Plainfield, NJ

Development of laboratory layouts and gas sampling systems for analyzer system integrator.





Phyto Technogies, Inc.

Glen Rock, NJ

Electrical audit of production facility for NFPA and NEC compliance.




Process Controls Company

Chester, NJ


Engineering and design of over 45 combustion controls packages for commercial, industrial, and institutional boilers, including instrument specification, P&ID development, BMS interface, panel design, and wiring diagrams.




P S & S

Warren, NJ

Development of instrument specifications and P&ID for large industrial boiler for a pharmaceutical plant.  Included BMS and combustion controls.







Scope of Work



Roche Pharmaceuticals

Totowa, NJ


WFI Controls Upgrade, design and engineering of controls upgrade to vial washers, IQ and OQ testing of controls for WFI and vial washing. 


Consulting on WFI system pressure and temperature excursions.







Stepan Company

Maywood, NJ


Heat tracing specification and installation

package for scrubber system.







Schlowsky Engineers, Inc.

Paramus, NJ


Over 20 electrical construction packages for modular process plants in the chemical, environmental, pharmaceutical areas.



The ChemPro Group

Boonton, NJ

Design and supply of Explosion-Proof (Class 1 Div 1, Group C and D) Motor Control Center for a two-Module plant.

Design and supply of PLC-based, XP control system, including full configuration, interlocks and operator interface, using touch screen.

Multiple electrical and instrument conduit layouts for process modules.

Heat tracing designs and layouts for process modules.

Specification of instruments and electrical systems and components.




van Zelm, Heywood &  Shadford

West Hartford, CT

As consultant to A/E firm, developed instrument, controls, and automation specifications for a grass roots energy center for Central Connecticut State University.  Developed P&IDs and control schemes for (3) boilers, absorption and centrifugal chiller, cooling towers, utilities, and gas engine generator with HRSG.  Developed the I&C portion of the Design Development and Detailed Design submittals to the State of Connecticut. 




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