Photo 1 | JST control room: Cleverly and prospectively designed - with the new control center, those responsible at Stadtwerke Schwerin are also able to easily integrate further climate-friendly energy generation plants and their control systems. The MultiConsoling® management system allows efficient and flexible operation: each system can be switched on at any workstation or on the large display wall in the blink of an eye.
Photo 2 | The former control room was equipped by Hamburg shipbuilder Blohm + Voss in the 1990s. Thomas Vinzelberg: "Our control room therefore looked like the control station on a cargo ship."
Photo 3 | JST control room upgrade: After the conversion, nobody thinks of a ship's control room anymore. Ergonomic furniture, innovative large-screen technology and an operating system that allows intuitive handling characterize the new control room at the Schwerin South power plant site.
Photo 4 | JST site visit: Dominik Zepp (left) from the Jungmann Consulting team is shown the facilities on the power plant site by Thomas Vinzelberg (immission control officer).
Photo 5 | JST light and acoustics: The use of the OPAL X11® ceiling sail not only significantly reduces room sound, the circadian lighting also increases concentration and performance by changing the color temperature.
Photo 6 | JST control room consoles: Clever and well thought-out solutions ensure positive operating and ergonomic effects. But they also give a control room the finishing touch visually. The Stratos X11® consoles, for example, which impress with their clean look. But the control room bestseller from JST furniture manufacture not only looks good, ...
Photo 7 | ...the Stratos console also scores with its "inner values". Here, the focus is on the generously dimensioned and illuminated supply room, which offers sufficient space for large quantities of technical infrastructure.
Photo 8 | JST PowerPort-Data Box: The operator consoles have been equipped with PowerPort-Data Boxes. Users have all the required supply connections available directly at the workstation. An additional advantage of this practical solution:...
Photo 9 | ... Changing the personal keyboards and mice used by shift workers can be done conveniently within seconds.
Photo 10 | JST CommandPad®: User-oriented and clear: All systems in the control room are managed intuitively with the JST CommandPad® via a touchscreen, which displays all sources as an interactive "control room image" with the myGUI® user interface. Also integrated into the Stratos X11® surface: A QI pad for wireless charging of mobile devices and an electronic card reader for the convenient log-in and log-out process.
Photo 11 | JST ControlRoom-Automation: The CommandButton Box for the JST ControlRoom-Automation system is integrated directly into the tabletop of the operator desks. The buttons make it possible to switch the desired scenarios to the monitors at the workstation and to the large screen at the touch of a key. Optionally, lights, blinds, door openers etc. can also be switched.
Photo 12 | JST Display technology: TFT columns with height-adjustable 3D articulated arms allow the monitors to be optimally aligned and at the same time leave the view of the applications on the videowall unobstructed. Thanks to extra-slim frames, cross-screen views, so-called BigPictures, can also be displayed without disruptive seams.
Photo 13 | JST control room installation: JST control room expert Dominik Zepp (left) takes the time to visit the Schwerin control room again after the successful installation. In retrospect, immission control expert Thomas Vinzelberg particularly praises the high reliability of the Jungmann team: "The deadlines were met throughout - everything worked out very well!"
Photo 14 | JST fault management: In the event of a fault, an audio system supplements the visual warning function via the AlarmLight. Depending on the presetting, prioritized alarms, for example, can also be received via acoustic signals. The combination of both elements ensures maximum safety in alarm detection.
Photo 15 | JST DisplaySuit: Design strips with a high-quality aluminum brushed surface and wall panels, behind which all cables are concealed, give the video wall the unmistakable JST look. The precisely fitting panels ensure a clean, uncluttered appearance; behind them...
Photo 16 | JST DisplaySuit: ... "invisible" supply rooms for technical installations are concealed.
Photo 17 | JST Technik: Maximum availability is a top priority for Stadtwerke Schwerin: The MultiCenter, the heart of the control room management system with MultiConsoling®, was therefore chosen in a redundant configuration. The energy supplier has secured itself against failures also with a comprehensive SLA. Division Manager Klaus Rüger: "Although we are not a critical infrastructure due to our size, the motto here is that we act like a CI control room."
Photo 18 | JST technology: The so-called "grabbers", which are linked to the various computers via the MultiCenter, are located at the bottom of the picture. In the upper half of the image: The grabbers are connected to the power supply unit in a clear and space-saving manner.
Control room as a building block for climate-neutral energy supply
They are causing sleepless nights for German citizens: buzzwords such as “energy transition in the building sector”, “heating law” and “municipal heat planning”. The switch to climate-friendly heating hangs over households like the sword of Damocles. Not so in Schwerin. The capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has a well-developed district heating network. In fulfilling the requirements of Minister Robert Habeck, Stadtwerke Schwerin is virtually “taking the burden off the shoulders” for a large part of the population. Schwerin is making great strides towards ensuring a sustainable energy supply. Innovative control station technology from JST offers perfect conditions for this decarbonization path not only now, but also in the future.
When the district heating network was built in the 1970s and 1980s, nobody could have imagined just how much the ongoing expansion of district heating would one day provide relief for a hot topic. Today it is clear: while the amendment to the German Building Energy Act is causing unrest up and down the country, around 65 percent of Schwerin’s residents can sit back and relax. The Federal Economics Minister’s demand also applies to them: the switch to renewable energies when installing new heating systems is mandatory (from 01.01.2024). However, as district heating customers, many Schwerin residents do not have their own boiler room. For them, the Stadtwerke take over compliance with the requirements from Berlin.
Schwerin gradually creates basis for "heating act"
A good reason for the local energy supplier not only to systematically expand the district heating network in Germany’s smallest state capital, but also to ensure that the necessary conditions are in place to exceed the government’s standards. The measures required for this are being tackled successively on site. One stage on the way to a sustainable and therefore climate-friendly heat supply: the new control room, which JST – Jungmann Systemtechnik® realized in cooperation with Stadtwerke Schwerin.
Energy supply: from geothermal sources to hydrogen
Fundamental modernization work has recently been carried out at the southern Cogeneration plant site: More efficient and at the same time more environmentally friendly gas turbines, which can also use proportions of green hydrogen for combustion, are just one element of the energy supply. “At the moment, natural gas is still our main source of energy. But our first geothermal plant is now going into operation and we want to continue along this path,” says immission control officer Thomas Vinzelberg, explaining the Schwerin concept, which also includes a supplementary biogas plant.
Control room bundles systems with flexible KVM technology
In other words, many individual building blocks to even exceed the legally required target of 65% climate-friendly energy supply for heat generation in the future. It is precisely at this point that the value of the investment in the new control room becomes clear, especially in the flexible KVM technology MultiConsoling®. The intuitive control room management system can be scaled effortlessly. New, renewable energy systems can be easily integrated. Thomas Vinzelberg: “The solution from JST is an optimal way for us to bring our different systems together in one control room.”
The team of boiler attendants quickly found their feet
The 30-strong team at the Schwerin control room has not only quickly found its way around the convenient real-time operation of its systems. Ergonomic furniture and the clear large-screen visualization are also highly appreciated by the boiler attendants.
Control room before and after renovation.
Logbooks "are particularly interesting"
Division manager Klaus Rüger, responsible for the operation of the power and heating plants at Stadtwerke Schwerin, sees a particular benefit in the JST myLogin® solution. The software enables a lightning-fast login and logout process directly at the operator’s workstation. Limited authorizations are assigned via a keycard, but individual screen layouts are also saved, for example. “The traceable logbooks are particularly interesting,” says Klaus Rüger, “now we can track every single entry.”
Satisfied? Starting signal for control room no. 2
The experts for energy supply are convinced that they have taken an important step towards the future with the new control room and, looking back, praise the “high reliability” of the JST team. This satisfaction is backed up by another fact: Directly following the expansion at the South site, the go-ahead was given for a project at the Schwerin Lankow power plant site, which is also receiving a new control room with future potential in cooperation with Jungmann Systemtechnik.
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