Energy & Industry

Control room NuStar Terminals

NuStar Terminals provides storage, transfer and 'blending of various fuels. The control room was outdated and the tasks of the operators changed. A perfect time to redesign! After an intake we performed observations and interviews with staff from the control room.

Approach & Results

Bottlenecks were appointed and an inventory of controls and information resources was made. Then we discussed the findings in the project team and design principles were adopted. On this basis we developed a concept design for layout of the room and the consoles. After discussion with the project team a final design was adopted. This was visualized in 3D for fine tuning and communication with the operators. Also, a lighting plan was made and specific 24-hour chairs and consoles were recommended.

The design of the office NuStar terminals is done in a separate project.