Control Room Design

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Control Room Design Background

Is it time to invest in your control room design and control buildings, but you're not sure where to begin?

Many companies are moving to new, consolidated, centralized control room design, but this can be an expensive, multi-year commitment. One alternative may be to reuse the existing control rooms by undertaking extensive refitting. However, this will almost certainly lead to compromise, and the cost may be close to that of a new building. So, how do you decide the manner in which to proceed?

UCDS can help in the decision process by leveraging our experience, which incorporates our participation in over 100 control room projects across multiple industry sectors around the world.

Our Approach

Our methodology, based on the International Standard ISO 11064, ensures that all important aspects of the operation of a modern control room are considered.
  • Developing a shared vision by defining the needs and requirements of your organization

  • Requirements of both primary and secondary users
  • The suitability, number, and style of control room(s)

  • Console arrangements and adjacencies

  • Identifying areas to improve the operator’s ability to detect, diagnose, and respond to abnormal situations, including:

    • Console Furniture

    • Ergonomics

    • HVAC

    • Lighting

    • Acoustics

    • Noise Control

    • Traffic Flow

Service Description

A team of UCDS personnel will perform a site visit to evaluate your existing control room(s). We conduct extensive interviews with representatives of the departments involved in the management, implementation, use, and maintenance of the control room(s). These interviews range from senior management to plant operators.

Following the site visit, we generate a report detailing the current state of the control room(s), along with identifying specific gaps versus Best Practices. The report will contain a full analysis of the results of the interviews, along with recommendations for dozens of areas to be considered during the project.

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