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Improving efficiency involves more than just implementing new technologies. Whether it is a system migration or integrating controls into an existing platform and infrastructure, our engineering team will tailor a solution designed to optimize processes and operations and maximize overall business performance.

Process automation doesn't stop when a project is completed. To ensure the highest quality product and the greatest return on your investment, GPA solutions undergo continuous fine-tuning and regular enhancements to your control systems.

GPA is a solutions provider and systems integrator with decades of experience designing, programming, installing and supporting DCS and PLC based systems such as ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Rockwell, Schneider, Siemens, Yokogawa, etc. Additionally, GPA's engineering team offers turn-key legacy migrations: including assessment, development, project management, and execution.

 

  • CONSULTING

  • FEED STUDIES (FRONT END ENGINEERING & DESIGN)

  • CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN

 

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • LEGACY INTEGRATIONS

  • SYSTEM MIGRATIONS

  • PROCESS MODELING

  • SIMULATION DEVELOPMENT

 

  • OPTIMIZATION

  • LOOP TUNING

  • CENTERLINING

  • REMOTE MONITORING

  • MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT

  • OUTAGE SUPPORT

Client Type

Largest US Pulp & Paper manufacturer

Client Challenge

Convert paper machine to fluff pulp dryer in a tight timeline

Risk of Situation

Financial loss from the inability to meet new production requirements

on time

GPA Solution

Tailored a new control system for new machine and repurposed components

GPA Value

New factory functionality up and running at optimal throughput on-time and under budget

Client Type

Oil & Gas provider with 100 retail outlets and 200+ routes

Client Challenge

Network was unstable causing system crash with new software installation

Risk of Situation

Financial loss and major customer service negative impact, Human health and safety risks

GPA Solution

Immediate fix to get systems back on-line, Thorough assessment of OT network, Complete Infrastructure design, Detailed plan for conversion, Installation of a new reliable network including Cybersecurity to NIST industry-standards

GPA Value

Client now has reliable, robust and secure operational technology network with appropriate documentation and monitoring

Client Type

Fortune 200 Packaging Manufacturer

Client Challenge

Board of Directors’ strategic initiative to address ICS  Cybersecurity

Risk of Situation

Financial loss, Human health and safety risks

GPA Solution

Thorough assessment of ICS cybersecurity posture resulting in a detailed, actionable plan for a  cybersecurity program and technical operational cybersecurity roadmap

GPA Value

Client now has the specific steps they must take to achieve their optimal cybersecurity posture

Client Type

$2bil manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals

Client Challenge

Not realizing benefits of installed dataParc software

Risk of Situation

Waste of investment, Inability to make informed decisions for needed adjustments add controls

GPA Solution

Thorough assessment of information needs, Creation of reports with actionable data for 4 key production lines including quality tracking daily, weekly and monthly

GPA Value

Client able to track analytics to adjust for variances and make necessary process changes to have better batch control, reduce waste and improve productivity