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Gap Engineering has been in business for the last 17 years. In that time, we have developed a delighted client base. We strive to provide the best services possible for every client we serve. Our private ownership has allowed us to be flexible and cater to each client’s specific needs. We provide full-service engineering or a single person to fill a specific role. Our ability to fill the "Gap" is what separates us from the competition and makes Gap Engineering different. Here is what some of our clients are saying about us:

Ken Butler

In 2014 Gap Engineering provided DCS Hardware setup and programming, PLC programming and hardware troubleshooting, commissioning and startup on the Tioga ND Hess Gas Plant and the expansion commissioning and startup. Gap’s project scope, which took approximately six months covered programming and hardware setup prior to the six months of commissioning and startup. In addition, Gap was responsible for on-site hardware set-up, commissioning, and responsible for program and hardware changes required during commissioning and startup.

The Total Project loop size was approximate 10,000 DCS Points and 10,000 SIS Points. Gap’s portion of the project was approximately $5 million dollars, which they completed on time and on budget. The timeframe for the commissioning was very aggressive and completed by 10 Gap Engineers per shift, each working 2 12 hour shifts 7 days a week.

Gap was instrumental to the success of the project and completed all the complex program testing, loop checks and programming changes made at Hess’s request in very harsh weather conditions. Gap started the commissioning late November and continued until late March going through the cold North Dakota Winter working through the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Gap team did whatever it took to complete the work. While the project was primarily schedule-driven once commissioning began, Gap Engineering met the deadlines for commissioning completion, allowing the plant to start-up on the scheduled date. Gap also met the quality and budget requirements by finishing on time to meet the previously projected hours and therefore projected cost, which also saved Hess 4 million dollars a day in contract penalties for gas processing and deliveries.

I highly would recommend Gap for any automation project of similar and larger scope and size.


Ken Butler
Project Manager
Hess North Dakota Tioga Gas Plant Expansion Project

Delek Refining

Gap Engineering personnel brought expertise and flexibility to our Rebuild efforts. The value experienced far outweighed the costs. I would highly recommend Gap on any venture where Automation Control is needed.

Billy Calcote
Delek Engineering Department
(IPM/BC Technologies)
Automation Control & I/E Construction Manager

Texmark Chemicals

Texmark Chemicals, Inc. has been a client of Gap Engineering for over two years. Our company is small and has gone through some growing pains on the development of our existing digital control system (DCS). We do not have the internal resources to manage all the on-going problems and issues related to this system. Under the direction and leadership of Mike Homma, Gap is providing us the “hands on” technical expertise and guidance to fully optimize our system.

Gap Engineering is perfectly suited to satisfy our system demands. They are very responsive to our daily troubleshooting needs as well as helping our company develop a long term strategic control system plan. Gap is currently working with Texmark operations personnel to develop an Alarm Management system that will become an integral part of the company’s overall process control program.

Whether the work is large or small, Gap has been responsive to our automation needs. I would certainly recommend this company for your consideration in any control system project work.

Sincerely yours,
Robert R. Kautzman
Texmark Chemicals
Plant Manager