GPA has earned its reputation as a trusted partner by developing impactful chemical manufacturing process automation solutions. We work closely with our customers to analyze existing processes and create and implement highly customized solutions designed to:

  • Enable complete operational visibility and control
  • Improve new product speed-to-market cycle times
  • Increase production efficiency and output yields
  • Minimize wasted time, effort and materials
  • Maximize equipment utilization
  • Maintain legal and safety compliance
  • Boost bottom line profitability

The risks and dangers inherently present in chemical plants make safety, compliance and a thorough understanding of plant operations absolutely critical. GPA engineers assigned to our specialty chemical customers have many years of relevant experience and understand every aspect of chemical plant operations. GPA is also thoroughly familiar with OSHA, EPA and all other state and federal guidelines to which a chemical plant must adhere.

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What We Can Do For Your Business

Advanced Process Control
TANK Farms
Batch and Continuous Processes: Extrusion, Polymers, Resins
Waste Water and Emissions
Water Demineralization
Distillation Columns, Thermal Oxidizer columns
Utility management and optimization
Pilot Plant Development

Client Project Examples

Client Project
Hampshire/Akzo Chemical

Enhanced an existing Allen Bradley PLC 5 & GE FIX HMI system controlling batch process using cyanide and amines to make chelates. Implemented an IT network for the facility, which included 25 PCs, e-mail and print servers. Installed new production line control system using Rockwell PLC’s and GE iFIX HMI.

Client Project

Performed engineering services for new Emerson DeltaV and Rockwell Controllogix installations on batch distillation column and boiler burner management system. Services included system migration from Siemens APACS to Emerson DeltaV for batch reactor and batch distillation process controls.

Client Project
DSM Dyneema

Designed and implemented multi-vendor control hardware into Siemens PCS7 DCS for an Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) process line. Additional services included engineering and commissioning Category 4 rated safety system utilizing safety PLC's.