Custom Consoles to showcase expanded SteelBase range at Offshore Europe

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Custom Consoles will introduce new options to its SteelBase range of control room furniture at the Offshore Europe exhibition in Aberdeen on 3-6 September.

The company is highly experienced in serving marine-related clients and employs staff who are fully qualified to work offshore. Exhibiting on stand 3D246, Custom Consoles will be represented at Offshore Europe by Neil Reed (Managing Director) and Gary Fuller (Sales Manager).

“SteelBase technical desking is designed for use in industrial process control rooms such as oil and gas production plants where highly robust furniture is required,” explains Graham Buchanan, Commercial Director of Custom Consoles. “The latest version enables clients to specify desks with a 1.2 metre front-to-back depth compared with the previous 1.1 metre depth. This gives operating staff extra leg room in line with the latest ergonomic and safety standards: EN527, ISO 9241 and ISO 11064. SteelBase desks can be specified for single or multi operator environments. Worktops can be rectangular or curved, including angled or curved corners and optional curved-front-profile side panels.

Custom Consoles’ SteelBase is a high-durability technical desking system which can be configured to provide an ergonomically efficient working environment for any size of control room. All elements of the desks are guaranteed against component failure for five years of normal use. The desks are built of high-grade MDF on 19 inch base frames with powder-coated textured-grey vertical panels. Desktops are surfaced in a choice of hard-wearing laminate or marmoleum. Additional design features of the SteelBase range include hinged removable access doors, 19 inch equipment racking, sliding equipment trays, electrical wiring management with desktop cable access, power distribution and data panels and variable-speed ventilation fans.

“We will also be exhibiting our Media Wall modular monitor display system,” adds Gary Fuller. “This has proved highly successful for industrial process control and security monitoring applications as well being very widely used in the broadcast industry. Flat-screen video display panels can be attached individually, in a horizontal row, as a vertical column or as a matrix, complete with fully concealed cables. Media Wall is easy to configure from a range of 1.5 metre, 2 metre and 2.5 metre width frames with optional matching equipment storage pods. Existing installations can be expanded easily by adding extra frames.”

A third feature of the Custom Consoles exhibit at Offshore Aberdeen will be the KAB 24 hour controller chair. This is designed specifically for use in deluxe office environments or during long shifts. Features include adjustable height and tilt, adjustable rocker tension, inflatable air lumbar, adjustable backrest angle and a height-and-tilt-adjustable headrest. Available finishes include all-leather or a variety of fabric/leather combinations. “We originally identified KAB seats for use at our own headquarters,” Gary Fuller adds. “They proved so superior to other makes of office seating in terms of comfort and robustness that we now offer them as part of our own product range.”

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