Posts tagged Control Room Design

Keys to Creating a Successful Control Room

Carlos Lerma, director engineering for AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group, spoke with Corporate Tech Decisions to offer his insight into what he takes into account when creating a control room. He also discusses:

  • What makes control rooms unique
  • The difference between single-user displays and large displays
  • The importance of talking with the end users in a control room 

Read the interview.

See AVI-SPL’s Collaborative Systems at Offshore Technology Conference 2012

Houston, Tx. – Business solutions integrator AVI-SPL and its Control Room Group division will showcase collaborative visualization systems at the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference 2012 from April 30-May 3, 2012 at Reliant Park.

Collaborative visualization solutions display large amounts of data simultaneously for teams around the world, allowing geoscientists, engineers and researchers to analyze critical data. These systems optimize all phases of the oil and gas life cycle, allowing for sophisticated exploration capabilities, accurate well construction/positioning,  and increasing production and recovery rates to reduce total cost of ownership.  The Control Room Group’s dedicated Oil & Gas team has completed multiple remote control rooms( RCRs), operations centers, visualization centers, process control centers, as well as conference and training rooms.

Look for AVI-SPL at booth 7702 and visit the CRG page to learn more about our ability to integrate conrol room environments.

The Control Room of the future? You decide.

By David Jones, Sales Manager Control Room Group.

A friend of mine who works for a manufacturer that we represent asked me what I thought the control room of the future will look like. To broaden my response, I put the question to our sales team. After some discussion, it occurred to me that we had ignored our most valuable resource if we truly were interested in the control room of the future – those that are using the control rooms of the “now”.

The Control Room of the Future

As a provider of 24/7 mission critical control room systems, my experience is that control room design is driven by the technology immediately available to us at the moment the design goes from mind to paper. When you think about it, that is a very narrow perspective.

Would our system design perspective be broader if we worked 24/7 in a fully operational control center knowing exactly what was needed to make the control room more efficient and productive – the control room of the future? I think it would.

So if you presently have a control room of any shape or size I have a favor to ask of you. Please send me an email at David.Jones@avispl.com describing your present control room. Please include details like when the control room was installed, the size of the room, which technology is used and what you like and don’t like about the facility. Then tell us what you want your control room of the future to look like, again including information such as size, technology, functionality and anything else you’d like to mention.

To show our appreciation for your input, I’ll trade you a cool piece of Control Room Group swag for your email.

Let’s go forward to the future!