refinery optimization center (ROC)

Resembling NASA Mission Control, the Refinery Optimization Center (ROC) at our El Segundo (Calif.) Refinery is a high-tech, 38,000-square-foot control room designed to centralize the plant's operations. With its 36 big-screen monitors, 24 miles of communications cables, seven miles of fiber optic cable, and two miles of copper electrical systems, the ROC enhances the refinery’s efficiency, environmental stewardship and reliability. The ROC churns input from refinery operators who use handheld devices to collect and analyze equipment surveillance data, helping to confirm that everything is working properly.