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Procetradi installs a Christie control room at Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

CYPRESS, Calif. – (September 19, 2016) – Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to announce that the Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPCC) mining company has installed a Christie Entero HB video wall display in its control room at Moquegua (Peru). The videowall is managed by the Christie TVC-700 processor, which enables Southern Peru to monitor its entire electrical network in real time. The design and roll out of the new system was undertaken by the Peruvian engineering company Procetradi.

Southern Copper Corporation (SCC) is one of the world’s largest producers of copper. Its subsidiary in Peru, as well as operating a refinery in the coastal city of Ilo, extracts from the Toquepala and Cuajone mines in the Andes, which are roughly 860 kilometers to the southeast of the country’s capital of Lima.

To monitor these three sites, Southern Peru has a 24/7 Control and Operations Centre in Moquegua, a region in the southeast of the country. From here it oversees the correct functioning of the electrical system feeding the mines and coordinates the replacement of the various disconnections produced due to rare failures in the system, operating remotely to minimize the disconnection time.

The control room is equipped with Survalent Technology’s SCADA system with software to remotely control and supervise industrial processes. And this is where the Christie video wall is installed, enabling real-time visualization of electrical networks and conditions, thanks to the automatization of Survalent’s SCADA system.

The video wall comprises four 72 inch Christie Entero HB display cubes with WUXGA resolution. These LED cubes are equipped with DLP® technology and designed with 24/7 environments in mind. They provide over 1000 lumens brightness and are the first to feature Wi-Fi enabled functioning throughout the network.

The engineer Rolando Jesús, head of Southern Peru’s power system, said “We chose the Christie solution because it ticked all the boxes we had marked for the project. Since we have had the video wall operating 24/7, we haven’t had the slightest problem and the solution is proving really reliable. On top of that, Procetradi was able to speed up the timing to bring the project on line very quickly.”

Juan Carlos Vilcas Balbin, Head of Projects at Procetradi, remarked that “the really nice part is that the resolution of the video wall display in the Southern Peru control room is fantastic. The bezels of the screens are practically imperceptible, which is a great help when you are looking at continuous electrical plans because you don’t see the transition from one cube to the next.”

Vilcas Balbin also underscored “the low maintenance required by the display, which obviously helps the control room guarantee continuous operation.” In this regard, the Christie Entero HD display cubes are based on well-proven, solid state technology designed for zero maintenance.

The Christie TVC-700 processor installed by Southern Peru controls the video wall and shows other tools onscreen besides the Survalent SCADA, such as the ION Enterprise software that tracks and analyzes information on power supply. The Christie TVC-700 processor has a capacity to simultaneously support hundreds of inputs and show them in high resolution anywhere, at any size and in any amount of windows across the video wall display. It is PC-based, simple to use and purpose-built specifically to stand up to the demanding conditions of 24/7 control rooms.

Juan Carlos Chávez, Christie director in Latin America, is delighted with the new project. “We are proud to see our control room solutions installed so successfully at Southern Peru. Christie video wall displays guarantee impeccable functioning and great reliability in such complex surroundings as control rooms where the demands are increasingly greater and where there is no room for failure. I would also like to underscore the excellent work carried out by our partner Procetradi, who has plenty of experience in rolling out solutions for control rooms.”

Founded in 1997, Procetradi is specialized in the design, architecture and integration of advanced automatization, control and communication solutions, including the development and implementation of software and hardware for companies in the energy, water, mining and big industry sectors. The company has a line of products called Smart Visual Solution which offers advanced visualization technologies for monitoring control rooms, ranging from design to implementation.