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Our technical personnel have years of experience in the oil and gas industry. The majority of our experience has been in the transmission and distribution of crude, intermediates and final products.

We specifically have experience with pipeline SCADA systems, pump station automation, compressor station control, tank farm SCADA, manifold operation, terminal automation and load management system design. We also have experience with offshore platform SCADA and control systems.


Pipeline Scada Systems Emergency Shutown Systems
Precipitator and Fly Ash Control Liquid Fuel Terminal Automation
Offshore Platform Recovery and Processing Systems Refined Products Storage Facility
Balance-of-Plant Controls – 500 KW Power Station Pump Station Controls and Central Communications Hub

QSPEC Solutions’ client is a confidential life sciences manufacturer. The purpose of the Environmental Monitoring System is to provide regulatory required monitoring of the air quality (differential pressures and particulate counts) in the production areas of the pharmaceutical plant. This project involved replacing the existing overloaded and unreliable Opto-22/PC based system with a PLC based SCADA system. QSPEC Solutions’ system monitors the various differential pressure sensors and particulate counters located in two separate production areas in multiple ControlLogix PLCs. The interface to the particulate counters required development of a custom program for a ProSoft serial card in the PLC, which provides direct access to the particulate data in its most accurate form.

Download the complete Environmental Monitoring System project brief


Our client requested assistance with the automation implementation, including instrumentation and controls, for their new API processing facility in a repurposed pharmaceutical manufacturing building. The project required a turn-key approach, including full GAMP documentation (FRS, DDS, FAT, SAT), system implementation, commissioning and qualification. QSPEC Solutions delivered a design for an integrated manufacturing process involving both stick-built and modular skidded systems at both pilot and production scales.

Download the entire project brief here: API Processing Facility


QSPEC Solutions’ client is an integrated pharmaceuticals manufacturer. The client’s existing Wonderware InBatch Servers required upgrading to meet regulatory requirements.

Two S-88 compliant Batch systems that control and document a compounding and an API bio-fermentation process and the associated HMI systems were upgraded.

The entire project brief is available here: Batch System Upgrade

Project Brief- Tunnel Sterilizer Controls Upgrade

Motivated by damage caused by a runaway temperature zone, a major pharmaceutical packaging company required that their existing relay control be replaced with a reliable PLC control and touch screen panel.

QSPEC Solutions investigated and analyzed the existing system and recommended new controls.  We then implemented the recommended system, which utilized an Allen Bradley PLC and Wonderware InTouch HMI application.

Download the complete Tunnel Sterilizer project brief.

QSPEC Solutions Partners with ABB, Inc.

QSPEC Solutions, Inc. has partnered with ABB, Inc., a global leader in power and automation technologies. As a registered System Integrator and Channel Partner, QSPEC will utilize the Automation Control System products of ABB to provide quality solutions to the automation challenges of our clients.

“ABB recognizes QSPEC’s expertise and track record in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries,” said Jonathan Bretzius, ABB’s Regional Channel Manager for the Raleigh, NC area. “QSPEC has the direct support of ABB in the implementation, design and support of process automation systems based on ABB’s DCS platforms.”

QSPEC Solutions’ commitment to quality and service made our partnership with ABB a natural and mutually beneficial choice. ABB provides technologies which enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. QSPEC has drawn on the experience of our personnel in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry, and also in the Discrete Manufacturing, Batching and Oil & Gas Industries, to consistently deliver economical and efficient technical solutions while exceeding industry standards of quality.

QSPEC Solutions Relocates to Larger, Improved Office December 2013

After fourteen years in the Cloverleaf Building Complex of Overland Park, QSPEC Solutions, Inc. has moved to a new location in Lenexa, KS. The newly remodeled office at 11511 West 83rd Terrace features plenty of work space for our increasing number of engineers, private rear dock door for deliveries, and outdoor signage facing the parking lot. We welcome our clients and associates to stop by and visit our new location.