Simple: both need to be flexible to support high-demanding, constant changing environments.
While technologies are evaluated for their flexibility options in incremental modularity, enhanced visibility to security status reporting, faster start times, lower starts costs, high ramp rates and improvement for overall operational efficiencies – shouldn’t your control room consoles be looked at with the same presets?
In the vital energy sector, the layout and design of the control room is equally important as the technology used for security, communications, data and visibility.
In this volatile environment where quick decision making is required at the touch of a button, the wrong layout can have just as much impact as the wrong technology. What’s more, incorrect layouts can have a profound impact on the visibility, communications and overall functionality of daily operations.
- Is my existing framework built for foundational productivity?
- Does my control room support future growth outside of the existing framework?
- Does it have necessary or unnecessary components visible?
If the utilities sector requires a buffer to ensure enough capacity is available to serve at their peak (during extremely hot and cold temperatures, or when disaster strikes) – what makes your console any different? Your console should be equally durable to support a number of influxes, stresses and a buildout that can meet your utility load obligations.
Are you looking to upgrade your technology optimized for ‘the now’ and ‘the future’ of your control room operations? So, why not consider your current control room console – You wouldn’t drive a car without tires, would you?
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