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Gulf Coast Petroleum Plant

Safety, comfort, alertness, communication, and redundancy are all primary criteria for Central Control Buildings (CCB) and their occupants/operators. BCER Engineering provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, fire alarm, and technology consulting for CCB’s for the petroleum refinery industry. Pairing the mission criteria and the specific program criteria BCER has engineered redundant primary power sources, blast protected redundant heating/cooling, blast protected redundant safe haven pressurization systems, and robust technology systems to ensure 24/7 operation of CCB’s. Variable heating, cooling, and lighting levels combined with underfloor supply air systems and individual control in control rooms promote an environment to increase operator alertness. The toxic mitigation and blast resistant systems provided increase the level of safety for the end users.

This Central Control Building was located within their Garyville, Louisiana refinery. Design requirements included pressurization, blast hardening, safe haven, and redundant power and HVAC systems.

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Garyville, Louisiana


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