Chemicals

There are broad demands faced by companies in the chemical industry including boosting productivity of existing assets, improving safety and reliability, responding to increasing environmental regulations, and competing with global competition. The foundation of Applied Control Engineering, Inc. (ACE) was built on supporting these needs as they apply to process control. Our Safety Management System and Quality Management System provide ACE an important frame of reference when working with customers for which safety and quality is of utmost importance. We can help you achieve compliance while you help your customers gain a competitive edge.

Since 1991, we have developed a vast portfolio of experience spanning from pilot plant to full scale production, including continuous and batch processing and both raw and finished goods handling. Today we have more degreed chemical engineers on staff than any other engineering discipline. In addition, we are frequently valued members of hazard review process teams (HACCP/HAZOP).

ACE has worked with commodity and specialty chemical manufacturing companies of all sizes including:

  • Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Inc.
  • Arkema
  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals (now part of BASF)
  • Croda (formerly Uniqema/ICI)
  • DuPont Dow Elastomers
  • DuPont Powder Coatings
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
  • FMC Corporation
  • Invista
  • J.M. Huber Corporation
  • Lubrizol
  • PPG Industries
  • Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • Rhodia, Inc.

Throughout our history in the chemicals industry ACE has provided a broad range of services including single loop and cascade PID control, sequence/recipe control, batch management, advanced process control strategies, alarm management and remote alarm notification systems, and historical data collection and reporting systems. We have designed and deployed controls for the chemical industry using a variety of platforms including ABB/Bailey, Emerson Process Management (DeltaV), GE Intelligent Platforms, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation / Allen-Bradley, and Siemens.