Barco’s electronic display wall for China National Petroleum

54 OV-D2 80” screens make up ‘e-wall’ for Beijing pipeline command center.

Barco has supplied a state of the art display wall to China National Petroleum Corp. at the Beijing oil and gas pipeline control center, said to be the largest control center of its type in the world. The center controls long distance pipelines moving crude oil, product oil and natural gas across mainland China. 54 of Barco’s new 80” OV-D2 projection cubes in an 18 x 3 configuration comprise the display wall. The cubes are driven by Barco’s new SCN system that allows the workstation image to be shared throughout the company’s network. The OV-D2 includes the latest DLP technology, high brightness, a large viewing and Ethernet connectivity.

CNPC automation manager Qi Guocheng said, ‘With Barco’s help, we have upgraded our monitoring process. In fact, when we laid out our requirements, Barco was the obvious choice in meeting our solution needs. The end result will be a superior visualization backdrop that places our control room among the finest in the industry, not just in China, but around the world.’

Barco China MD Frank Christiaens added, ‘When you walk through the control room it’s easy to take for granted the visual element of the center’s operation. But behind the scenes, there’s a huge amount of activity going on both technically and strategically. We worked closely with CNPC to deliver what is close to an ideal display solution.’

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