As your full-service partner, George E. Booth Co., Inc. will help and work with you every step of the way.
Will instrumentation and controls play a role within the project to better control the process? Do you have an understanding of what gains can be made to help find a Return on Investment faster? Will better control allow for a higher product quality, reduced cost overruns, or minimized cost of your raw materials?
How can better control and visibility to the process save you time and money?
In developing a project scope, has consideration of a Main Instrumentation Vendor (MIV) or Main Automation Contractor (MAC) come into the discussion? The process would allow for you to have single point of contact for all instruments and controls. Is it important to have single point of contacts for accountability? Make sure to speak with your potential partners up front about this.
What is the expectation for Warranty within the project scope? Warranty periods normally start when the equipment is shipped from the manufacturer. Will the instruments be installed and operational within a short amount of time, or will they be installed several months after delivery? Is it important to understand the needs and timing of warranty scope?
Understanding lead times may vary by product and many projects require the delivery of some items in the early stages and others to be shipped to a skid builder or contractor. Do you have adequate and safe storage for components when delivered to the site? This would allow for access to these devices when needed on-site by contractors. The goal is to have the tagged instruments ready and available to keep the project moving along smoothly.
Do you need embedded engineering support for your project? Are you adequately staffed with Engineering support to meet the demand of the project timeline? Consider looking for a provider that can help develop specifications, sizing, 2D & 3D drawings, and model code execution for products. The position would allow for help early in a project and could extend all the way through execution and commissioning.
Make sure your supplier has a solid line of communication with the manufacturer to understand lead times and orchestrate ordering so everything shows up on time.
Do you need help with the logistics of your project? For example, do you have room to stage all equipment based upon lead times and when you may need the instruments on-site? Do you have the ability to keep track of all items and have them available when needed?
Most large projects should have a single point of responsibility for MIV/MAC and the following support. We provide this to help guarantee your project gets up and running as smoothly as possible and stays running.