Control Systems

Installation & Commissioning


Ensuring Quality

Interstates Control Systems takes pride in our ability to have your plant up and running in the least amount of time possible.

We ensure that devices are properly tested and commissioned before we begin plant startup.

We also focus on tuning your process control loops so you can consistently produce a high quality product.


Equipment Checkout


Equipment Checkout includes verification that the equipment is fully connected electrically and mechanically and that it can be operated by the control system.

Representatives of the electrical contractor, mechanical contractor (if applicable) and a representative of the owner should be present to verify proper operation of the equipment.

Equipment checkout tasks include:

  • Motor rotation checks
  • Valve operation
  • Control device operation

System Commissioning

System Commissioning includes verification that start-up sequences, interlocking, and shut down sequences are working correctly. Systems will also be dry run and flushed of any foreign materials.

Representatives of the electrical contractor, mechanical contractor (if applicable) and a representative of the owner should be present to verify proper operation of the equipment.


Process Startup

Process startup begins once all equipment has been checked out and commissioned.

This includes assisting plant operators in initial production, monitoring the control system operation, fine-tuning operations, monitoring alarm conditions, verifying data collection, and recording changes to allow for accurate documentation.

Interstates Control Systems recommends that the owner be responsible for scheduling and coordinating the process startup portion of the project.