Process Control & Utilities furniture

Black Rock Mine Operation, South Africa

TBC continues its collaboration with longstanding partners Oculus and VuWall for an outstanding project for Black Rock Mine Operation, located in the Northern Cape region of South Africa.

The facility utilizes our longest continuous SmartTrac operator consoles and the largest SDVoE AV-over-IP video wall installation in an industrial setting to date.

Black Rock Mine Operations (BRMO) is a major manganese and iron ore mine operating in the Kalahari Desert. With three separate shafts producing 3.6 million tons of ore annually, BRMO faced challenges due to decentralized operations. To address this, BRMO collaborated with Jaco van Heerden and Oculus Operational Innovations to create the Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iRoc), a centralized control room solution.

iRoc, featuring a horseshoe-shaped videowall with 21 operator stations, utilizes 84 49-inch Prospectre screens for the main display and 84 24-inch screens for individual operator displays. Powered by VuWall’s TRx central management platform, the system integrates AV-over-IP distribution, multivideo wall control, and KVM management. The implementation of iRoc, along with VuStream 510 appliances, has significantly improved BRMO’s operational efficiency. Centralizing operations provided a comprehensive view of the entire value chain, enabling proactive decision-making.


Priority Power, The Woodlands TX

TBC is proud to supply the technical furniture for the new Priority Power facility in the special service district of The Woodlands, Texas.  Priority Power is an independent energy management services and consulting firm, acting to develop and implement strategies that mitigate risk and overcome challenges associated with managing energy data, supply, demand, and delivery infrastructure Priority Power combines energy optimization and infrastructure expertise to help businesses and organizations achieve de-carbonization and sustainability goals while also maximizing savings and efficiency.

The facility converted a conference room to a utilities control room featuring a freestanding built-in TracWall that showcases clear views to the client’s proprietary visualization software.  Several 3-monitor height-adjustable SmartTrac Stations and situated around the space that contain both local and networked cables.

Utilities Control

TBC selected for Northeast Water Purification Plant in Houston, TX

TBC is selected as the furniture vendor to provide a number of linked SmartTrac Consoles for the utilities control room at Houston’s expanded Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP).

The City of Houston in association with four regional water authorities is expanding the capacity of its water purification plant from 80 million gallons per day (mgd) to 400 million by 2024.  As part of the expansion, the Houston Waterworks Team – a joint venture between CDM Smith and Jacobs Engineering – is designing and constructing the new raw water facility, including intake, pumping and conveyance to withdraw raw water from Lake Houston and deliver it about 1.5 miles away to the expanded NEWPP.

The consoles will be the center point for monitoring this new plant with ergonomic and well thought out design specifications met by TBC Consoles.

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P&G Plant in Cincinnati, OH

TBC has finalized a console installation at Proctor & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This project uses our new C3-style console with height-adjustable independent units and environmental controls for personal cooling, heating and lighting incorporated into each unit.

The Control Room required three independently adjustable units as well as a fixed height L-shaped console, as well as peripheral cabinets for printers and file cabinets.  This new design replaces their old console system which was not able to adapt to the plant’s current needs.  We were privileged to work with the RCF Group on this project.

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TBC is exhibiting our line of technical furniture at the upcoming Distributech Utilities Expo! Come meet our team and see new products on January 28 – 30 at the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Also joining us this year is our VuWall team which will showcase their visualization and package solutions with our technical furniture.  We are located at booth 1351.

DISTRIBUTECH International is the utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, commercial and industrial energy management technology, smart grid, e-mobility, DERMs and so much more.

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Well Living Control Room Features TBC

Well Living Control Room Features TBC

Well Living LabThe Mayo Clinic in conjunction with Delos has created a lab designed to improve indoor spaces. Well Living Lab is outfitted with sensors in the floors and walls that are completely adaptable to mimic office environments or living spaces to study people in familiar surroundings. The Lab will use a variety of sensing equipment that can measure participants focus, stress, and blood pressure levels.

Technical furniture are all TBC height adjustable SmartTrac Consoles and TracWall monitor stands, allowing for the technicians to comfortably monitor all activity from a state of the art 24/7 control room.

Custom Technical Furniture for Helix Energy Solutions

Custom Technical Furniture for Helix Energy Solutions

Helix Energy Solutions GroupTBC provided custom technical furniture for Helix Energy Solutions’ Canyon Offshore unit, a leading supplier of subsea engineering services, operating Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), seabed trenching and geotechnical vehicles, and support vessels.

Incorporating all the relevant equipment and providing consoles that would be well suited for a moving vessel was a rewarding challenge for us. Recent feedback reported that the employees are extremely happy with the IntelliTrac Consoles provided.

TBC builds Process Control and Safety Consoles for Chevron Thailand

TBC builds Process Control and Safety Consoles for Chevron Thailand

ChevronChevron Corporation has chosen TBC Consoles to supply Process Control and Safety System Consoles for their Exploration and Production ICSS upgrade project in Bangkok, Thailand.  The customized consoles, specifically designed to accomodate the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry, utilize a modified SmartTrac and SmartCart system with yellow acrylic and room for seven monitors per work station.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Control Room

Sierra Nevada Corporation Control Room

Sierra Nevada CorporationIt has been a pleasure to work with Sierra Nevada Corporation on a control room to monitor & control the subsystem of the Dream Chaser spacecraft.  The Dream Chaser is a multi-mission space utility vehicle designed to transport crew and cargo to destinations like the International Space Station.  TBC was chosen to design a comfortable and functional control room to monitor flight computers, electrical wiring and other processes before launch.  Learn more at

The Dream Chaser spacecraft was selected by NASA to provide cargo delivery, return and disposal service for the space station under the Commercial Resupply Service 2 (CRS-2) contract. Dream Chaser will carry critical supplies like food, water, and science experiments and returns to Earth with a gentle runway landing. The spacecraft will provide a minimum of six cargo missions to and from the space station starting in spring 2021.