CRD's planning and ergonomic studies include: site requirement studies; blast radius studies if/as required; personnel, task
and operational analysis; traffic flow and adjacency studies; unit-to-console arrangement flow diagrams and planning; console
layout and accessory planning; emergency equipment planning; glare & reflection studies; and detailed lighting design
and fixture specification.
Moreover, human factors studies can help resolve common complaints from
Responses from CRD questionnaires (on
existing facilities): “Reduce background noise from
A/C”, “Remove clutter”, “People straying thru control room”, “Suitable control
of lighting at consoles”, “Reduce the Open Plan”, “No need to swamp the panel with personnel”, “Personal storage”, “Less people in the control room”, “Lighting adjustable around the panel”, “Reduction
of noise from one panel to another”, “Restrict personnel access”, “Better radio speakers . . for individual area”, “Better chairs”, “Sort acoustics to stop noise from
other consoles”, “Noise distractions”, “Lighting reflects on the screens”, “Storage & desk
space with organized files”, “Privacy . . . some form of separation”.
INTERIOR DESIGN: services include room/area planning; space assessment and layout; furniture
selection and specifications; design and detailing of custom built-ins and equipment panels; selection of durable finishes
and materials to withstand the 24/7/365 duty of operation; color studies and application of finishes that are suitable for
the refinery's corporate environment; renderings, models and CAD drawings.
ARCHITECTURAL PLANNING: working in concert with the Client's local, architect of record (if
appropriate), or the refinery's GC, our architectural design services include: site planning and layout; control room and
control building design; detailing lighting design; bid-level CAD documentation and specifications; coordination of special
equipment installation; site visit liaison and punch lists.