Burrow Global continues to provide knowledge leadership across the industry. Four members of our architecture and industrial buildings division, Jim Weaver, Buster Burnett, Eric Richie, and Elliott Gray, were recently published in the August 2017 issue of Pipeline & Gas Journal.
Control centers are critical parts of midstream operations, serving a multitude of purposes essential to daily plant operation. The design and layout of a control room should take into account not only the control technicians’ interaction with the control system but also other transactional needs like work permitting, supervisory monitoring, maintenance needs, engineering needs, etc. Understanding these functional needs is a vital first step for an effective and robust control room design. Unfortunately, many design-build firms fail to adequately assess the owner’s organizational needs, both current and future, prior to designing and building a control room. Beyond the functional layout, many other design elements should be discussed as part of a comprehensive design process. For example, what kind of lighting will be used and will there be any need for sound mitigation? An effective control room design-build project is a collaborative process, seeking input from many parts of the owner organization.
Read Understanding Collaborative Approach to Pipeline Control Room Design now to learn more about a successful approach for collaborative control room design and discusses the major areas to cover for a comprehensive control room design.