Pharmaceutical / Biotech

A major pharmaceutical company required improvement in the control of the facility utilities. Operators contend with three different utility systems, which made facility control and monitoring difficult. QSPEC Solutions analyzed the three systems and developed a recommendation for the combination of multiple Allen-Bradley control architectures to provide a single operator platform for control purposes. In addition, process improvements were identified for the sanitization of the WFI distribution systems. QSPEC Solutions provided updated Functional Specifications, fully implemented the system, and assisted in validation.

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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.

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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.

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