LED lighting specialist Glamox has so far supplied more than 1,400 TX60 explosion-protected (Exe) linear LED luminaires to Chrysaor – the UK’s leading North Sea independent oil and gas company – which are currently being installed across three of its gas and condensate platforms in the Central North Sea.
Chrysaor has a diversified portfolio of interests in five of the 10 largest production hubs in the UK North Sea. It operates eight fields with 21 wells and partners some of the world’s largest companies in 17 non-operated fields with 147 wells. Chrysaor operates three gas and condensate platforms in the Central North Sea – Armada, Everest and Lomond. These platforms are currently part-way through replacing their T8 fluorescent light fittings with TX60 LED linear luminaires from Glamox.
Reduced Waste and C02 Emissions
The TX60 will replace the existing T8 fluorescents on a like-for-like basis without Chrysaor having to completely revisit the lighting design. The decision to move away from fluorescent technology to LED means that Chrysaor will no longer have to deal with the ongoing disposal of mercury vapour tubes and the reduced energy demand from LED lighting aligns with Chrysaor’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.
30% Energy Savings
TX60 LED luminaires are specifically designed to enable rapid, easy replacement of existing T8 fluorescent light fittings without requiring any additional design or installation changes. The TX60 LED is suitable for onshore and offshore oil & gas and marine installations, where reduction of lighting maintenance and operating costs are critical. Designed with comparable light distribution, lumen output, colour temperature and colour rendering to conventional T8 fluorescent light fittings, the TX60 LED can be installed indoors or outdoors in a Zone 1 or a Zone 2 hazardous area.
As Gordon Low, Area Sales Manager at Glamox states: “As well as having much reduced maintenance requirements over 100,000 hours, the TX60 also reduces energy costs, providing around 30% energy savings compared to conventional T8 HF fluorescent lamps. You can simply replace an existing T8 fluorescent fixture with a TX60 LED luminaire, without any additional design or installation changes. The latest through-wired battery-operated version extends our range even further, providing our oil and gas customers with an important easy-to-install version.”
In addition to the TX60, Chrysaor will also install FX60 LED floodlights from Glamox across the three platforms. These floodlights will be installed in specific areas to illuminate flare and exhaust structures, as well as over-side escape areas.
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