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Case Study

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Network Infrastructure Remediation in a "Live" Chemical Production Facility

VI was tasked by one of its industrial clients to remediate the facility’s network infrastructure in the production of liquid hydrogen in a live environment (while the plant was still running). Reliable infrastructure is essential to safe operation. Unit trips can be costly and unsafe for the on-site workers and surrounding community. VI ensured that during this process, all cabling, signals, and working technology were functioning and the environment remained safe for on-site workers.

Challenges for the Customer:

  • Disorganized Data Cabling: In an industrial setting, network cabling often becomes tangled, disorganized, and inefficient due to frequent changes, expansions, and lack of proper management.


  • Performance Issues: Sloppy cabling can lead to signal interference, increased latency, reduced data transfer rates, and increased downtime.


  • Safety Concerns: Unmanaged cables pose safety risks, obstructing pathways and creating tripping hazards.

Our Solution:

  • Assessment: Begin by assessing the existing cabling infrastructure. Identify tangled cables, redundant connections, and areas with high congestion.


  • Planning: Create a detailed plan for cable routing, labeling, and organization. Consider factors like cable length, bend radius, and separation from power lines.


  • Labeling: Label each cable with its purpose, destination, and any relevant information. Use color-coded tags or sleeves for easy identification.


  • Cable Management Tools: Invest in cable trays, racks, and cable ties. Use vertical and horizontal cable management to separate data, power, and communication cables.


  • Proper Routing for Copper Cables: Route cables along designated paths, avoiding sharp bends and tight corners. Maintain consistent cable spacing.


  • Proper Bending Radius for Fiber Optic Cables: Ensure proper bending radius for fiber cables to prevent signal loss. Avoid sharp bends and kinks.


  • Documentation: Document the new layout, including cable paths, connections, and labeling. Keep this information accessible for future reference.

At a glance


  • Tangled and disorganized cabling routing leads to safety hazards, poor transmission quality and increased risk of inadvertent loss of connectivity due to damaged or disconnected cables.

  • VI can solve this problem without disruption in live work environments, often with limited time availability.


  • Efficient cable organization and routing helps optimize system performance by minimizing downtime due to damaged or disconnected cables.


  • Improved Efficiency: Organized cabling reduces troubleshooting time, simplifies maintenance, and minimizes errors during upgrades.


  • Enhanced Safety: Neatly routed cables prevent accidents and allow technicians to work safely.


  • Better Aesthetics: A clean cabling setup reflects professionalism and attention to detail.


  • Long-Term Benefits: Properly managed cabling extends equipment lifespan and ensures reliable network performance.

Copper Cabling

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Control Room Cabinet - Before

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Control Room Cabinet - After

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Control Room Panel - Before

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Control Room Panel - After

Fiber Optic Cabling
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Control Room Fiber Optic Panel - Before

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Control Room Fiber Optic Panel - After

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