Development of a lighting system for ATEX zones in the port sector.

The customer, one of the UK’s leading transport and infrastructure groups with over 300 years of history and several ports in the UK and Ireland, needed to change and develop new infrastructure by investing over the next seven years in all ports where operates in the UK and Scotland. Within this investment plan for renovation and new facilities, the client needed to act on its terminals in the ports of Clydeport (Scotland) and Liverpool (United Kingdom) where specific lighting systems were required to operate in the ATEX zone, in very environments. aggressive with a lot of dust in suspension. Their need was to obtain maximum SECURITY (the company’s strategic objective) in old facilities.

Challenge

Development of an intelligent ATEX Wireless lighting solution, easy to use and capable of being used both in new installations and in existing installations (retrofit) without the need to increase the number of cables or change existing ones.

Airfal Atenea Solution

A robust and high quality LED solution designed and manufactured in Europe, IECEX and ATEX certified for operation in zone 21 and 22, II 2 GD Ex db IIB + H2 T6 Gb Ex tb IIIC T85ºC Db, with IP66 protection degree for operation in temperatures from -20 º C to + 50 º C. With tubular shape that prevents the accumulation of dust, potentially explosive, so important for this type of installation. This facilitates cleaning and reduces risks.

  • Luminaire monitoring
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Scalable system
  • Anomaly detection and warnings
  • Ease of installation and minimal running costs
  • Prevention of incidents in installation and maintenance
  • SCADA system compatibility
  • Programming of zones with specific lighting characteristics
  • Optimization and maximization of resources

Outcome

Recognized as the safest port in the UK (* Port Skills and Safety –benchmarking annual result 2019).