Commissioning, Automation, Operational Readiness, Process Improvement, and Modernization.

Our purpose is to help you meet your project’s goals by providing the best talent, processes and methods available anywhere. Our clients range from global industry leaders to small companies with big ideas. We will adapt to your needs and add value to your projects from concept through operations with a focus on safety, quality and productivity.


We implement a commissioning driven execution strategy, starting with the development of a system-based start-up sequence. This plan guides a thorough handover from construction completion and pre-operational testing to cold and hot commissioning. We employ proven methods for a safe, precise, consistent, and documented process. Our detailed procedures and work packages allow for early discovery through the inspection and testing of every operational module of the project. The result is the steady-state operation of every process, utility, and ancillary unit, that is either on time or ahead of schedule.

  •  Logical Start-Up Unit Definition and Sequence
  • System/Sub-System Definition and Boundaries
  • Construction Turnover/Handover Sequence
  • Activity Definition and Resource Allocation
  • Work Packages for all Commissioning Stages
  • Vendor and Contractor Management
  •  Pre-Operational Testing
  • Cold (Wet) Commissioning Testing
  • Hot Commissioning (Start-Up)
  • Transfer of Care, Custody & Control
  • Deficiency Management (Punchlist)
  • Ramp-Up Planning & Support
  • Systemized Turnover Packages
  • Performance Testing Support
  • Training and Mentoring


We work side by side with your process and operations teams to design, program, configure, and deliver a system that is robust, reliable, and fit-for-purpose.

Our rigorous quality management system is built for heavy industry automation and modern technology. Our engineers have expertise in a variety of process control platforms, including Rockwell, Siemens, Modicon, DeltaV, ABB, and more.

Whether you are modernizing your existing system or engineering a new facility, we have the experience to design the architecture, controls strategies, programming standards, and control narratives. We design high performance operator screens, implement an efficient alarm management system, develop the programming logic blocks, and perform the system integration, including thorough and documented factory & site acceptance testing (FAT & SAT). We also provide expert on-site support from site acceptance testing through operations, including training. We tackle small, midsize, and large process systems with over 10,000 I/O.

  • Equipment and Network Design
  • Screen Definition and Layout
  • Process and Equipment Control Strategy
  • Graphic and Faceplate Design
  • Logic Diagrams and Controls Narrative
  • Cause & Effect/Interlock Matrix
  • Alarm Management and Design
  • Programming and Configuration
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Site Acceptance Testing
  • Regulatory Loop Tuning
  • Transient and Steady State Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Training and Mentoring
PLANT process improvement

Reliable Controls brings comprehensive expertise in automation, commissioning, operations, and maintenance.

We have a practical approach in performing full life cycle analyses and detailed process control and operational assessments.
This allows us to provide solutions for process control optimization to increase production throughput and optimal recovery, while improving energy use, water efficiencies, and waste control.
We perform detailed on-site assessments of all process control components, existing control strategies, regulatory control loops, equipment controls, and vendor package interfaces. We then provide a clear roadmap for improvement.

  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Instrumentation and Control Improvement
  • Equipment Performance and Diagnostics
  • Plant Assessments and As-builts
  • Operator Training and Mentoring
  • Network and Infrastructure Improvement
  • Alarm Management Optimization
  • Modifications After Construction Management
  • Maintenance Support


Reliable Controls is focused on helping to bring our clients into the new industrial era.

We work side by side to implement new technologies and update existing installations to transform outdated plants into fully modernized, efficient facilities. With renowned expertise in Instrumentation & Equipment, Process Controls, visualization, and Global Connectivity, we know how to improve processes to reduce emissions, energy usage, and water consumption.

We start with a boots-on-the-ground conditions assessment to identify the needs of key stakeholders and develop an order of magnitude and scope of work. We then provide a hand selected team of subject-matter experts to support you in developing a clear concept for your project development, execution, and completion.

Our goal is to equip you with fit-for-purpose process and equipment controls and provide all the asset management data, reliability tools, and best practices needed to empower effective decision making.

  • Conditions Assessment
  • Process Control Modernization and Upgrades (DCS/PLC and SCADA)
  • Bigdata and Cybersecurity
  • Centralized Operator Control Room Feasibility, Design and Implementation
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • New Technology Assessment and Feasibility Studies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Process Plant Digital Twins
  • Machine Learning Process Implementation
  • Artificial Intelligence Reporting
  • Operational Readiness Needs
  • Smart Industry: Autonomy, Prediction of Events and Process Optimization

We work to ensure that you have custom-made procedures in place, along with the human and capital resources that will ensure smooth operations and efficient management of assets while transitioning safely from the project to steady-state operations and beyond.
Operational Readiness (OR) describes the process of preparing the business to take over care, custody, and control of the facility from the project engineering, construction, and commissioning teams. We help to identify all key deliverables and assign them to an Operational Readiness (OR) team for development and implementation. We can also provide expert personnel to support your project.
We employ a proprietary workflow process to collaborate, monitor, report, and track all activities.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Community
  • Human Resources
  • Supply Chain Management and Procurement
  • InformationTechnology
  • General Infrastructure Services
  • Sustainable Development
  • Project Delivery Process
  • OR Tools Suite:
    • Workflows
    • OR Guidline
    • OR Deliverable & Options
    • Schedule templates
    • Stafing & Org charts
  • Asset Management
  • Finance and Capital Planning