Welcome to Trident Automation
We focus on what is important — Providing you with process control solutions that fit your company’s objectives. Please contact us for more information on how Trident Automation can help with the profitability and efficiency of your operation.
Trident Automation has commissioned fully integrated distributed control systems at over 85 process plants. We also provide control system support and engineering for over 100 process plants.
Trident Automation Advantage
Trident Automation is an independent professional services company specializing in process control technology solutions that deliver increased productivity, high reliability and measurable cost savings. We focus on a core set of process industries and systems. This allows us to maintain a high level of expertise for our customers and in the systems we provide. Trident prides itself on providing innovative and robust solutions that excel in ease of use for operators, engineers and technicians. Trident strives to provide as much knowledge to our customers as possible. We believe in providing systems our customers can maintain themselves and being available when additional assistance is needed.
Over 50 Years Experience
The three partners that are the foundation of Trident Automation have more than 50 years of combined experience. In addition to that, our employees bring many more decades of experience. That experience and expertise combined with our high level of service is what makes our customers return to Trident Automation.
Jerry Wenzel, Founder and Senior Controls Engineer
Jerry is a graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering and an electrical engineer. During his career, Jerry has served as lead controls engineer on numerous large process systems utilizing distributed control systems. He is an expert in distributed control systems, process design, configuration and start up. He founded Trident Automation in 2002. Jerry continues to utilize his technical skills in developing and guiding Trident’s continually expanding base of engineers.
Trident Automation, Inc. – January 2002 to current
Moore/Siemens, Appleton – 5 years
Fort Howard, Green Bay, Savannah & Muskogee - 8 years in process control group.
Freeman Chemical, Port Washington – 2 years
Jason D. Hurst, Principal and Senior Controls Engineer
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin as a mechanical engineer, Jason began his career with Moore Products company as a sales representative for industrial controls systems. He transferred to Moore’s customer service division working as a service engineer integrating Moore’s DCS products. In 2002, Jason, joined Jerry as the second partner in Trident Automation. He continues to use his technical skills as an integrator for Trident’s customers.
Trident Automation, Inc. – June 2002 to current
Moore/Siemens, Minneapolis & Appleton – 6 years.
Worked with over 40 companies providing service and support of their control systems.
Don Jolly, Principal and Senior Controls Engineer
Don is a graduate of Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College and a controls and instrumentation engineer. Don brings a wealth of experience as he has held positions as a process controls engineer, instrumentation and controls engineer, and field service engineer. In 2002, Don joined Jerry and Jason as the third partner in Trident Automation. He continues to use his technical skills for Trident’s customers.
Trident Automation, Inc. – November 2002 to current
Moore/Siemens, Appleton – 5 years
Senior Field Service Engineer
Foth & Van Dyke, Green Bay – 4.5 years
Process Control & Instrumentation
Bay Technologies Inc., Green Bay – 10 years
Process Design Engineer
Great Lakes Fleet- M/V Edger B. Speer, M/V Edwin H. Gott, M/V Presque Isle
Provided control of Ballast from pilothouse using APACS DCS. On the Presque Isle, wireless industrial handhelds were added for control from the anywhere on the weather deck.
O’Hare Airport Main Heating & Cooling plant.
Configuration of APACS Combustion Controls and QUADLOG Burner Management Systems for eight gas & oil fired boilers.
Vulcan Chemical Port Edwards.
Provided complete engineering, configuration, and start-up for APACS on a hazardous waste incinerator and 300,000 Amp electrochemical chlorine plant. APACS in the chlorine plant provides control and interlocking on 5 rectifiers providing 65,000 amps each to a cell room. Providing ongoing engineering, and upgrade assistance for continued retrofits.
Stora Enso Kimberly Power Plant. (Formerly Inter Lake Papers)
Design, configuration, start-up and tuning assistance of a complete retrofit of 5 boilers(Gas, oil & coal fired), 2 steam turbines, 1 hydroelectric turbine, precipitators, power monitoring and auxiliaries from pneumatic & electromechanical controls to a large APACS DCS and QUADLOG burner management system.
International Paper Kaukauna.
Providing continuing design, configuration, installation and start-up support for APACS & QuadLog in recovery, pulping, & environmental areas. Worked to develop and implement several modifications to increase the efficiency of HMI configurations. Design and start-up of the APACS DCS network.
Georgia Pacific, Wisconsin Rapids. (Now Domtar)
Complete design, reverse engineering, configuration, replacement checkout & start-up of #8 Paper Machine DCS from early generation PROVOX to APACS. The shutdown and retrofit was compressed into 2.5 days of downtime & was smoothly making on-grade paper within 1/2 hour of putting stock on the wire.
Georgia Pacific Green Bay (Formerly Fort Howard)
Provided configuration and start-up assistance for APACS DCS on #10 gas & sludge fueled boiler.Provided support and design assistance for the retrofit of APACS to #5 & 6# Paper machines. Engineered Measurex Gauge interface & Allen Bradley PLC interface to APACS & its WonderWare HMI.
Marquette Board of Light & Power.
On project team which is currently finalizing configuration for a 50 Megawatt pulverized coal fired boiler DCS & BMS conversion for an April 2001 start-up. Provided control system design, configuration review and foreign device interfaces. Will be providing primary shutdown, start-up & tuning support.
Configuration and start-up for burner management on a gas fired drying system for a 4000 foot per minute paper machine.
Engineering and start-up for burner management on 7 gas fired drying systems. Complete project was conceived and installed after a fire destroyed the existing BMS and part of the paper machine.
United Ethanol, LLC
Successfully integrated a new Eisenmann RTO into a Siemens PCS7 DCS using Profibus DP remote I/O. Provided DCS configuration, remote I/O panel and fieldbus design, Plant regulatory data trending, and start-up assistance. Start-up went smoothly and after a few days of warm up, the RTO was placed online. Nov 2008
Marquis Energy, LLC
Integrated a Corn Oil Extraction system to remove oil for BioDiesel production using a Siemens APACS+ DCS with InSight HMI. Provided DCS programming, field device training/configuration, start-up assistance, and DCS logic documentation. Oct 2008
Iroquois Bio-Energy Company, LLC
Integrated a Corn Oil Extraction system to remove oil for BioDiesel production using a Siemens APACS+ DCS version R5. Provided DCS configuration and start-up assistance. Mar 2009
Sigma Aldrich Chemical
Migrated their windows 3.1, APACS MycroAdvantage DCS to Siemens PCS7/APACS OS. Upgraded the original ACMs with ACMx’s and Industrial Ethernet Modules to provide the capability to easily expand the DCS in the future. April 2009