Control systems

KGAL offers clients comprehensive electrical design and engineering services in respect of control systems for hydropower, water control and moving structures. Building on our contractor heritage and our structural, mechanical and hydraulic expertise, we’re able to deliver safe, robust and cost-effective solutions: be it a single asset relocation programme, a MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation) project or a complete water to wire hydropower development.

Our collaboration experiences range from working with private clients and civil consultants on modest developments, through to significant infrastructure projects for government agencies and major high voltage clients such as SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy).

The over-arching consideration in all our work is for safety: the immediate occupational and environmental hazards as well as the risks to the wider community of fires and explosions. We understand the assessment of safety integrity levels (SIL) as well as explosive atmospheres (ATEX) and their practical applications within safety related features and systems. We have experience of applying these and hazardous operation (HAZOP) principles to simple and complex machinery in many engineering sectors.

In addition we are comfortable with the application of the European Directives and their practicable application through the UK’s Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations.

We can undertake SCADA, PLC and hard wired systems.

Our services include electrical and electrical / mechanical design, control panels, LV and HV distribution systems, grid connection, project management, factory acceptance testing, site installation supervision and commissioning services.