Given CRD's success with a small, satellite control room program for
BAPCO, we were again asked to participate in a larger scale project to plan and design two, separate control buildings (North
Process + new, LSD plant).
Initial planning and data collection phase included working sessions with Bapco's operations
group, console operators and shift supervisors to discuss all issues relating to the building arrangement. Two different site
possibilities were studied to determine comparative: travel distance to process units; orientation to the process; and relative
blast distance from volatile units.
planning followed, leading up to an approved 'arrangement drawing' from which detailed design followed. Included in this program
was a blast study, under sub-contract to CRD, by a leading US blast engineering consultant.
efforts included the complete detailing of all interior finishes, materials, colors and furnishings that are able to withstand
the rigors of a 24 hour, refinery environment. Stone, wood and glass are the principal materials. The above plan and elevations
show the entry corridor leading to the control room.
Final design development drawings and renderings were delivered
to Bapco within 5 months of project start-up.