Automation, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering


TAI’s knowledge base spans across many industries and we provide our client with access to our systems integration expertise and subject matter experts.

TAI’s Automation, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering offerings include detailed design engineered packages, with equipment specification, construction drawing development, and construction administration services. We also offer a full range of Systems Integration solutions for clients. We provide instrumentation specification, PLC and DCS configuration and programming, HMI and SCADA implementations, vision inspection systems, MES solutions. We work in a multitude of industries and thoroughly validate our designs and systems for repeatable, reliable, and flawless operation.

Our installed control system designs integrate seamlessly. They meet existing plant standards and practices, and they utilize similar hardware, graphic screens, and operator interface functionality. We closely collaborate with a plant’s operating and maintenance personnel to ensure the installed control system is ideal for maximizing operator control capabilities and the monitoring of plant floor data. No matter what the project requirements or size, every detail is exhaustively analyzed for optimal performance.

Specifically for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life science sectors, TAI provides design, implementation, commissioning, qualification, and project management tailored for Automation projects. We’re staffed with a core team and supplemented with key third-party resources, all subject matter experts catering to the specialized needs of our customers. TAI seeks to provide turnkey, single contract services for our clients interested in process development, overall SCADA system design,  control system builds, and computer system commissioning through validation. In addition, TAI will manage the allocation of personnel serving clients in an owner’s rep capacity on projects for process improvement, industrial networking design, data integrity audits, and 21 CFR part 11 documentation management and compliance. TAI’s proficiencies include control system design, system integration, computerized system security, industrial control architecture, data integrity, subjec matter expert consulting, and system qualification.


All of our Controls Engineers have a degree in Engineering and years of experience working in manufacturing.  We understand how to create complete Process Theory and Control system design that can be used to provide a complete program.

  • PFD & P&ID Design
  • PFD & P&ID Walk Down
  • Process Control Narratives

– Standard Locations, UL 508A

– Hazardous Locations, UL 698A

    • Explosion Proof
    • Purged/Pressurized Type X
    • Purged/Pressurized Type Y
    • Intrinsically Safe Panels
  • Allen Bradley – SLC 500, PLC-5, CompactLogix, ControlLogix, & GuardLogix
  • Rockwell Automation – PlantPax
  • Siemens – PCS 7
  • Texas Instruments / Siemens 505 / CTI 2500 Series
  • Modicon – Quantum & M580
  • AVEVA – System Platform
  • Emerson – Delta V
  • Moore / Siemens – APACS

TAI routinely upgrades obsolete PLC’s to the modern PLC’s. We have done everything from the simple brick PLCs to site wide multi-processor upgrades. We can make the upgrade happened inside normal production downtime may that be a week end or a summer maintenance outage.

  • Rockwell FactoryTalk View SE, ME, Vantage Point
  • Aveva (Wonderware) Intouch, and OMI
  • Aveva (WonderWare) Intouch edge / Indusoft
  • ISA 20 – Instrument specification forms (Data Sheets)
  • ISA Certified Technicians
  • OSI PI
  • Rockwell FactoryTalk Historian
  • Aveva (Wonderware) Active Factory
  • ISA 88
  • Rockwell Batch
  • AVEVA (Wonderware) Inbatch
  • Power Distribution
  • Conduit Block Diagrams
  • Conduit and Cable Schedules.
  • Loop Sheet Drawings
  • Termination Details Drawings

TAI can bring all you independent controlled system into one centralized control system, to provide plant wide situational awareness.

TAI can bring all you independent controlled system into one centralized control system, to provide plant wide situational awareness.

  • Material & Software costs
  • Programming costs
  • Installation & commissioning
  • Documentation costs
  • Regularly scheduled coverage.
  • Onsite or Remote
  • On-call

TAI can provide full on-site support during commissioning. TAI can provide a team of experienced and knowledgeable engineers and technicians to provide a smooth commissioning. In addition, we can provide:

  • Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operation Qualification (OQ) Documentation
  • ISA certified Instrument technicians and NIST traceable calibrations.
  • Electricians experienced working in manufacturing environments.

TAI can a project from a customer’s requirements, design the solution and implement it.

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