The combined heat and power plant operated by Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG and located in the company's own industrial park, supplies Höchst with electrical energy and industrial steam power.
All operations and processes running the combined heat and power plant are managed and monitored in a on-site control room, which operates 24/7 to meet the stringent requirements for the secure and stable supply of heat and energy.
The goal was to create two enhanced workplaces for control room operators, four workplaces in adjacent offices and one operator position in a conference room. Infraserv Höchst opted to relocate the computer systems initially installed in the operator desks to a system and emergency backup room, to house them more securely and cool them more efficiently. A new operating concept was also clearly needed because operators previously needed multiple keyboards to operate all their systems and meet their functional responsibilities. In addition to standard workplace screens, each office desk was to be equipped with one large high-resolution screen used to monitor the plant's ongoing processes. The existing video wall was to be integrated into the new system and the entire solution needed to be operated comfortably and securely. Since the control room and various offices are distributed across the heating and power plant facility, the new system had to provide a network architecture and infrastructure capable of integrating locations over long distances.