Christie products power Mexico’s largest refinery

Christie products power Mexico’s largest refinery
The recently inaugurated Olmeca Refinery, the largest oil plant in Mexico and one of the three largest in Latin America, has implemented several Christie products in its control rooms and offices, including LED and LCD videowalls, videowall processors and a 30,000 lumen 3DLP projector.

Located in the port of Dos Bocas, Tabasco, the Olmeca Refinery can process 340,000 barrels per day of crude oil. The refinery consists of 17 processing plants, 56 storage tanks, 34 spheres, workshops, administrative and service buildings, and control rooms across the 556-hectare site.

The facility required a main control room to supervise and monitor oil production, several control rooms for surveillance throughout the refinery, and boardrooms to increase communication and productivity.

Videowalls were critical for displaying scalable content from multiple sources simultaneously, including a wide range of camera feeds, SCADA systems from remote sites, and productivity KPIs. Soluciones en Tecnologia de Mexico was the project integrator.

Eight 1.4 mm pixel pitch Christie Core Series LED videowalls, each measuring 8.5 x 3.2 metres, were installed in the main control room.  In the tactical room, two Christie LCD videowalls were installed in a 4x2 configuration with HD resolution (1920x1080) and sub-1 mm bezels. Another control room incorporated a 3x2 LCD videowall, also with HD resolution (1920x1080) and sub-1 mm bezels. To manage the videowalls, 30 Christie videowall processing nodes were installed, allowing users to simultaneously view, listen to and interact with information sources  across the refineries’ control rooms.

In addition, 16 Christie 86-in LCD panels with 4K UHD resolution were installed in the various boardrooms of the refinery. The refinery also incorporated a Christie 30,000 lumen 3DLP projector to show the history of the Olmec civilization, after which the refinery is named.

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