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 re-use 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.
Developing a shared vision by defining the needs and requirement or your organization
What is Management’s vision for the site
Who’s in the building and who’s out?
What sort of facilities should be included?
What types of fatigue countermeasures should be used?
What rooms are required?
What should the room adjacencies be?
What do you do with your existing buildings?
Determining the best locations, number and style of control room(s)
Safety, environmental, security
Local or remote
Single central control room or multiple remote control rooms
Functional layout or theater layout
Within the battery limits or outside
Reviewing your current practices and how they will be impacted by a new facility
Expectations of Operators
Organization and Culture
Impact on existing Management systems (procedures, training…)
Identifying areas to improve the operator’s ability to detect, diagnose and respond to an abnormal situation.
Impact and potential re-use of existing console furniture