Since 1997, Logitech Controls have been designing and building large scale Control Rooms and Distributed Control Systems (DCS). In partnership with other companies, we have won two national awards for control room layouts for Olympic Dam in South Australia and the Yarwun Alumina Refinery in Gladstone.
There are many aspects to creating operator-friendly control environments, including:
Logitech Controls expanded the RioTinto Yarwun Alumina Refinery Central Control Room (CCR) in Gladstone QLD
for the expansion in 2009. The layout included
Icon consoles with large over-head LED trend displays.
The electrical power and control cabling was routed below the floor using cable trays, ducting and conduit.
Fail-safe redundancy was taken into account through the network topology, UPS distribution, radio network, and independent cable paths. The operators are able to interact with each other, while maintaining segregation to avoid excessive noise and radio chatter.
Control Room Modelling
Before construction begins, it is critical to create rendered 3D models of the proposed control room layouts. In 2019, Logitech Engineering and QAL engaged Jackson Lane Architects to create this model of the QAL Central Control Room during the feasibility stage. Although this version of the model was not constructed, it provided valuable information to the operators and engineers about how the system will look and feel.