Chelpipe Office/Factory/Control Room

Whenever I see huge pipes being installed, the first thing I think about is where they came from. And now, next time I am in Russia, I will know. Chelpipe.

The Chelpipe building is nearly a kilometer long, with all different aspects of pipe rolling production laid out throughout. Apparently, what I am calling an offices, is actually the control room for the facility. Or at least that portion. As far as control rooms are concerned, this one is fairly modern and Jeff-Bridges’-home-in-TRON-esque, only with wood paneling instead of light-up white floors. It is pretty amazing that the entire line of production can be monitored from that one room, with images of what is happening on the floor below on that huge screen.

All-in-all, this is a pretty interesting space, for a pretty interesting line of work. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

See many more images of this factory here.

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