Owner’s Representative Services: Our expertise, our responsibility
When you are looking for a firm to represent and protect your interests during any stage of process development, consider Castle Hill Technologies.
Castle Hill Technologies provides the managerial competence and the process/equipment engineering skills to correctly develop the process control strategies necessary for successful plant operations. As your representative, we will help you prepare bid documents, assess bids, and manage your project.
Our services encompass:
- Plant design
- Automation management
- Commission planning & execution
- Instructions revision
- Plant qualification
- Qualification planning & execution
- Bid development & assessment
- Partner/Vendor/Equipment qualification
- Human Factors
- Cyber Risk Assessment
Planning & Management Services: See the Vision. Execute the Vision.
Poor planning or implementation can lead to big problems—delays, overruns, unforeseen maintenance and quality issues, finger-pointing, and a challenging project experience.
Whether the project is a complete line or a process segment, Castle Hill Technologies will deliver a plan that balances immediate operational needs with long-term needs of quality, reliability and future viability. Our plans are prepared by people with a deep knowledge of process and automation technologies that have a proven track record in planning and project management.
We can assemble and qualify the complete team, or work with your established partners. When we manage a project, the buck stops with us. If there’s a problem, we own it and resolve it.
- Consulting & project design
- Design & Lifecycle Planning
- Vendor/Partner sourcing, qualification, management
- FAT & SAT support
- Managing complex, integrated automation projects or defined, narrow scope projects
- Automation On-site support[j1]
- Factory floor commissioning
- Validation services
Process Controls & Automation: Platform Agnostic. Rigorous Design.
The phrase “the devil is in the details” has never been truer with regard to complex control operations. Our knowledge and rigorous design techniques enable us to execute a successful commissioning and a timely start-up.
We have experience at every step; from writing functional specifications, reviewing and approving P&IDs, to managing and instructing the system integration contractor and the installation contractor. We also routinely perform long-term assignments to provide continuous on-site representation.
While Castle Hill Technologies is experienced with all the major automation platforms, we are not tied to a specific manufacturer. We design the solution that works best for your team and integrates with existing processes and equipment to avoid retraining or retrofits.
We Work With Many Types of Software:
- Process Control Systems
- Building Management Controls
- Machine Controls & External Interfaces
- Batch Managers
- We Work With These Platforms:
- Emerson Delta V
- Siemens S7
- Rockwell ControlLogix
- Siemens Apogee BMS
- Pi Historian
- Honeywell PKS/BMS
Commissioning & Qualification: Risk Informed Approach
- Master planning, execution & management services for entire facilities to specific operations for:
- Validation (initial & ongoing)
The timely execution of automation commissioning and plant start-up is a rare occurrence in the process industry. When this critical step is assigned to individuals who may not have the right skill set, things can go wrong.
The Castle Hill Technologies team understands the complexities of batch process controls, FDA guidelines and criteria. Our senior staff all have major project experience as part of the owner’s organization. Because of this experience we know what it takes to develop the protocols, implement testing, manage documentation and get a fully functional facility turned over to the production staff.
On–Going Process & Manufacturing Engineering Support: On-site or Remote.
Castle Hill Technologies process engineers can work as part of your engineering team providing on-site support for ongoing manufacturing operations. We can provide contract support or help you find the right long-term resources. And, if you ever need us, we offer remote assistance and drop-in services.
Cell culture operations
Clean-In-Place (CIP) cycle development
Steam-In-Place (SIP) cycle development
Sterile equipment preparation
- Building Management Systems (BMS) operations