Instrumented Control Systems Services Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of instrumented control systems services, such as fire and gas monitoring and control. Providers of these design and engineering services help buyers with new infrastructure and upgrade outdated control systems, evaluate existing safety instrumented systems, conduct risk management assessments, audit processes, develop procedures and plan capital improvements to collect data for the control and monitoring of operations. Buyers of these services include electrical power companies, manufacturing plants as well as oil and gas refineries. Instrumented systems are different from process control systems because they are passive and are only activated to respond to set values. This report does not cover energy and utility consulting services.