Jackson Lane Pty Ltd was engaged by Mobil Oil Australia Limited for preliminary and detailed design of a 1,700 sq. m blast resistant central control building to become the control centre for all refinery process and utility units. As design project managers we were responsible for all architectural and engineering disciplines and our scope included procurement of long lead items, site inspection and construction contract administration. The project scope was extended to include a central amenities building for refinery operations personnel and a striking entry foyer to link the new building to the existing Main Administration Building. Significant work has been done on the production of 3D CAD visualisation studies of the control building interior to assure plant operators that specific design requirements have been incorporated to their satisfaction.
The control building includes a central console room from which all process units are monitored and an electrical equipment room to house instrumentation cabinets and power supplies. The HVAC system incorporates a complex control and shut down system which is interfaced with the fire and gas detection systems to isolate the building envelope in the event of external contamination or fire in the process area.