The control room is the most important room in your facility – it‘s where daily decision-making affects corporate goals and return on plant assets. Integrative, individual and ergonomic control room design enables the operator to become part of the process.
The larger control room layout should include a dedicated operations space that is free from distractions. A separate area for visitors should be provided so that non‐essential personnel are kept out of the control area. A dedicated collaboration space should be provided for meetings and group troubleshooting, with A/V tied to control center visualization. Further, a relaxation area should be provided to help operators not actively engaged in operational duties to recharge without distracting on‐duty personnel.
ABB platform gives you unique possibilities for your control room layout. In order to simplify the planning and design work we have uploaded all our standard products to the internet platform, 3D Warehouse. In combination with the design program SketchUp
, this becomes a powerful tool to use in all layout and design work from the smallest to the largest control room. There is also a CGM Ergo plugin
for SketchUp which allows to bring mannequins into a 3D-environment to help with sight-angle studies, human factors analysis and compliance with standard guidelines like ISO 11064 and EEMUA 201.