An Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) is a technology platform that combines elements of process control and functional safety into a single architecture. Our systems may include elements from multiple or single vendors and can incorporate existing systems or implement completely new architecture. Servelec Controls specialises in bespoke system integration for the oil, gas, power, nuclear, defence, renewable, water, broadcast, telecoms, transportation, chemical and food and beverage industries.

Servelec Controls works with clients in the most hazardous industries, where safety is absolutely paramount. Without robust safety systems our clients would not be able to operate. This focus on safety runs through the heart of Servelec Controls and how we operate, which is why we have such an impeccable safety record of our own.

The benefits of the integrated control and safety systems we provide include:

Safety & Process Information
Bringing together safety and process information in a safe manner

Resource sharing allows operational and cost efficiency

Removal of Point of Failure
Removal of a possible point of failure as a communication gateway is not required between the safety system and control system

Standardised programming across the system

Reduction of required spares due to the use of common hardware

Integrated control and safety systems combine the functionality of both control and safety systems, which Servelec can also provide separately.

Control systems

Servelec Controls has developed control systems for both onshore and offshore facilities for four decades. Servelec Controls systems are in use on over a third of the producing platforms in the UKCS as well as most of the nuclear sites in the UK.

We utilise a range of systems to control outputs that are essential to the safe and reliable operation of our client’s assets. From our engineering and manufacturing facility, our experienced engineers build a wide range of bespoke control systems including:

  • Process control systems (PCS)
  • Distributed controls systems (DCS)
  • PLC/SCADA systems
  • Pipeline integrity monitoring and management systems
  • Rotating equipment controls


Our expert teams also provide consultancy and support for:

  • Expanding existing systems
  • Migrating from one technology to another
  • Updating a system as part of obsolescence management
  • Integrating independent systems
  • Developing new control methodologies
  • Automating processes for efficiency
  • Improvements for cyber-security
  • Lifetime support, maintenance and management

Safety systems

Servelec Controls works with the largest operators in the most demanding and hazardous industries, where reliable and robust safety systems are absolutely critical for the protection of personnel, plant and the environment. For example, Servelec Controls has 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry where exploration and production either offshore or onshore takes place under extreme conditions, and ensuring the safety of workers and the asset is paramount. SIRA and CASS accredited, our TUV Certified engineers ensure best engineering practice in accordance with IEC 61508.

Our safety systems minimise risk by providing accurate and reliable information required to take preventative action, giving sufficient time to shut off systems or evacuate areas prior to an emergency. Our safety solutions include:

  • Emergency shutdown systems (ESD)
  • Fire and gas (F&G) detection and control systems
  • Very early warning aspirating smoke detection system (VESDA)
  • High integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS)
  • Triple modular redundant systems
  • Rotating equipment safety and control
  • 61508 design compliance
  • SIL calculation and conformity
  • Fire and gas mapping and philosophy