Management Information Systems

Inspec Solutions has extensive experience of providing bespoke Web Based Plant Reporting systems to provide management and operations with monitoring & reporting information. Standard Microsoft Visual Basic/SQL database tools are used to develop these applications to ensure our clients are provided with an open system and not tied into a single vendor

Coding and bespoke desktop applications

 Inspec Solutions have coding expertise in:
  • Visual basic (older versions)
  • VB.net
  • C#.NET
  • C++
  • C
  • Delphi

Web application development

Inspec Solutions have full web application development capabilities and created numerous system using:
  • HTML coding (HTML,CSS, JavaScript etc)
  • Classic asp
  • ASP.Net
  • Microsoft MVC framework
  • Perl/PHP
  • Microsoft IIS configuration/management
  • Apache configuration/management

Examples:

Tata Steel Aldwarke bloom caster:

Defect tracking system.  A web-based reporting system that tracks faults in a cast (e.g. mould level low) and show details of these faults in casts reports down to cut bloom level.  (Uses C# MVC running on Microsoft IIS.  Database is SQL server 2012).

 

Firth Rixson forging Ingot tracking and logging:

A system to allow control & tracking of ignots around the entire factory and display information about the forging/ heat treatment process these ignots haves passed through.  Links to a legacy Oracle database for obtaining order information.  (Uses C# MVC running on Microsoft IIS.  Database is SQL server 2008).

 

Tata Steel Dawes Lane delay recording system.

A bespoke system to log delays on coke ovens and allows operators to add reasons and explanations for these delays.

 

RiskManager online:

A fully integrated plant-focussed risk management system.   Allows for:  Production of Risk assessments, control measures to be set up,  management and monitoring of these control measures.  (Uses C# MVC running on Microsoft IIS.  Database is SQL server 2005).

 

Practice-plan Dencare system:

A system for managing risks and control measures within a dental practice.  Allows dentists to comply with CQC (Clinical Quality Commission) requirements for the control and  reporting of Clinical standards.  (Uses C# MVC running on Microsoft IIS.  Database is SQL server 2008).

 

Databases applications

Inspec Solutions can build and maintain databases using the following platforms
  • Microsoft SQL server
  • MySQL
  • Oracle

Support and replacement of Legacy systems

For Legacy system MIS systems front,we have the capability to offer support for the legacy PDP/11 and VAX VMS systems. We have knowledge of older languages (such as Fortran and Pascal).

Examples:

Tata Steel Aldwarke bloom caster:

Aldwarke Large Bloom Caster control computer replacement.   Survey to understand and propose a methodology of replacement of a VAX based caster control computer (that uses VMS, Fortran and a legacy DEC database).

 

Tata Steel Dawes Lane Coke Ovens

Dawes Lane Ferranti control system replacement. Replacement of a 1970’s Ferantti control computer with modern PLC and SCADA hardware.

 

Tata Steel Dawes Lane delay recording system.

A bespoke system to log delays on coke ovens and allows operators to add reasons and explanations for these delays.

Communications

We are in-depth experience of the following:

  • TCP/IP Networking
  • Serial communications (design, fault finding, data capture and replication)
  • Fiedbus communications:
  • Profibus
  • Devicenet

Examples:

Network design.

The department designs all the Networking for the Control system projects.

 
Tata Stell Dawes lane serial link server.

A bespoke application to handle 6 serial links previously handled by an old Ferranti computer.