Photo 1 | JST control center: Perfect visualisation with modern large-screen technology, a flexible control room control concept and customised control room furniture- the Norwegian natural gas supplier Gassco was able to maintain parallel operation in its control center in Emden thanks to a sophisticated redundancy concept that enabled a trouble-free relocation.
Photo 2 | JST 3D planning: The preceding view into the new control room as a true-to-life 3D projection. Employees and company management were thus able to get an idea of the new installation in advance.
Photo 3 | JST control room: Two workplaces directly in front of the video wall for monitoring the installations and an additional simulator place in the rear area, which is used for training purposes - with the new equipment of the control center the operation of the natural gas monitoring station is on a secure foundation.
Photo 4 | JST control room planning: This perspective into the control room is also taken from the photorealistic illustrations.. The 15-strong team of staff at the control room was able to be actively involved in the project through this illustration.
Photo 5 | JST control center: The suggestions of the staff were taken into account in the implementation of the previous presentation.
Photo 6 | JST control center planning: What do theergonomic workplaces in front of the video wall look like? What is the perspective? What space do the individual components take up? These and further questions can be answered specifically with the help of the 3D studies.
Photo 8 | JST control room desk: Just one of many advantages that clearly show the Stratos CommandDesks lead over conventional office desks: The desk's infinitely variable height adjustment by electric motor is just as much a plus as, for example, legroom thanks to a foot garage, lowered monitor set-up surfaces and illuminated supply areas for cables and technical installations.
Photo 9 | JST control room furniture: Even if paper filing continues to shrink in the course of digitalisation - some documents still need to be in written form. Here, a folder rondel specially planned for the control center of the energy supplier Gassco proves to be a functional solution..
Photo 10 | JST control room furniture: Individually manufactured for the Gassco control center in the JST furniture factory: The side panels of the control room tables visually follow the corporate design of the company.
Photo 11 | JST Control room workstation: Control room workstation monitors at the workstation and at the large display wall in a clear arrangement. Accurate look of the control center desks with a reduced number of mice and keyboards. Thanks to the flexible JST control system MultiConsoling® these prerequisites for the clean desk principle can be implemented without any problems.
Photo 12 | JST control room technology: TheAlarmLight on the Stratos console behind the monitors can be set in any colour and can change colour event-driven in critical situations.
Photo 13 | JST control room furniture: The employees at Gassco in Emden were able to gain experience with Jungmann Systemtechnik solutions in previous years before the move. One of their wishes for the new control center was realised here...
Photo 14 | JST control room furniture: …The sideboard has an "invisible" shelf that can be conveniently pulled out to serve as a storage surface.
Photo 15 | JST control center furniture: Another special solution for equipping the new control center : A special sideboard variant was designed in the JST "furniture forge", in which there is space for handheld radios and so-called gas detectors as well as their charging stations. The gas detectors are used by staff during operations at the plant. They sound the alarm at even the smallest gas leaks, which are not perceived by the human senses.
Photo 16 | JST large display wall: Perfect use of space withmultifunctional cladding of the video wall. Here, lockable cupboard compartments provide space for files and technical equipment, as well as for papers and storage items.
Photo 17 | JST Displays: The total of twelve 55-inch displays of the video wall were developed specifically for 24/7 continuous use in control rooms through the consistent use of high-end components. They deliver the best values in terms of brightness, contrast ratio and colour fidelity. In addition, ultra-slim frames enable so-called BigPicture representations across many displays.
Photo 18 | JST large display wall: The QuickOut mounting system offers perfect possibilities for service - without interruption of operation!
Photo 19 | JST video wall: In the event of an inspection, individual displays can be easily pulled forward by pressing lightly on the outer edges - without interfering with ongoing operation.
Photo 20 | JST MultiConsoling®: The myGUI® – shown here on the screen in the middle - serves as the user interface for the MultiConsoling®, with which it is possible to display any sources (computers, cameras, etc.) in real time on the workplace monitors, on individual large screen displays or as a BigPicture across several large-screen displays. Another special feature: only a mouse and keyboard are needed per seat to operate everything in real time.
Photo 21 | JST ControlRoom automation: Recessed directly into the tabletop of the OperatorDesks - the CommandButton. At the touch of a button, the desired scenarios can be switched to the monitors at the workplace and to the large display wall at lightning speed. Optionally, lights, blinds, door openers etc. can also be switched.
Relocation: control center changes location without interrupting operations
They provide heat and energy in Germany: the impressive amount of 150 million cubic metres of natural gas can be transported daily from Norway through the North Sea pipelines to the Federal Republic. The Norwegian state-owned company Gassco thus secures 25 to 30 percent of Germany’s gas needs. Quality, performance and a smooth process are clearly the focus. The relocation of the energy supplier’s control center in Emden, East Frisia, had to run just as smoothly under these conditions. Thanks to the technology and know-how of JST’s control room professionals, a smooth, trouble-free transition could be realised.
Two control centers – one concept: For years now, the energy supplier Gassco has been using the solutions from Jungmann Systemtechnik. And this is exactly what has now paid off in a special way during a relocation of the Emden control center. The challenge: The gas supply had to be maintained constantly. The new control center was thus to go into operation parallel to the existing control room.
Control room: Two "hearts" in the redundancy concept
This is precisely the point at which those responsible benefited from components with which positive experience has already been gained in Emden for several years. At the center: a clever redundancy concept realised via the JST MultiConsoling®system A technology split based on two independently “beating hearts” – the JST MultiCenters – ensured that both the former and the new control center were fully functional at the same time. The move could now be carried out under this premise.
Better communication thanks to shorter distances
In the new natural gas measuring station, the employees move together with colleagues from the office and warehouse area under one roof in a generously expanded administration building. “We expect this to improve communication for the whole team thanks to shorter distances,” explains Frank Tabbert, ICT Professional at Gassco. For three years, the plant operators in the “old” control room had already had the opportunity to gain experience with the JST technology but also with the ergonomic furniture solutions of the Jungmann specialists.
Natural gas control center team with constructive ideas
The 15-member control center crew was intensively involved in the development of the energy supplier’s new control center, among other things by means of photo-realistic 3D views . This meant that a whole series of constructive optimisation ideas from the staff could be incorporated into the plans for the control room, which was completely refurnished. These include a file rondel between the workstations that is always within reach, “invisible” pull-out shelves in the sideboards and inductive charging stations for mobile phones in the surfaces of the operator desks.
MultiConsoling® remains the central element
With the move, the latest generation of large-screen displays has arrived at Gassco in Emden: A video wall consisting of twelve 55-inch LC displays with ultra-slim frames is at least visually at the center of the natural gas control center.. Not quite as conspicuous, but all the more valuable for that, is what lies behind the convincing visual appearance of the control center: once again, project manager Frank Tabbert relies on the control system MultiConsoling®. “We have come to appreciate the advantages of this technology over the past few years.” Therefore, it was not a question for him to take over the existing components into the new control center or to supplement them.
Energy supplier relies on "clean desk principle”
Before the installation of this solution, which is controlled by the intuitive myGUI® software, the individual systems included rigid monitoring displays, each connected to its own mouse and keyboard. “Back then, confusion was the order of the day,” says Frank Tabbert. Today’s clearly structured optics in the control center corresponds to the company’s clean-desk principle and, thanks to the flexible way of working with only one mouse and keyboard for all systems, it is no longer possible to imagine the control center team’s daily routine without it.
Reference projects of JST (selection)
- s.Oliver, Rottendorf
- SAG, Berlin
- SAG, Nürnberg / Nürnberg Messe
- Salzgitter Flachstahl
- Senvion SE, Osterrönfeld
- SGL Carbon Group, Bonn
- SIEMENS, Wegberg
- Spenner Zement, Erwitte
- Städtische Werke Magdeburg
- Stadtwerke Gießen
- Stadtwerke Ratingen
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich