OMC Med Conference and Exhibition is a high-class, international forum. This year, it takes place from 28 to 30 September 2021 in Ravenna (Italy). ZALUX invites you to visit our stand at the OMC fair. Our team is looking forward to connecting with at booth 1312 you to discuss sustainability and to get inspired together.
Lighting the way for a sustainable future
As the energy sector looks to making its future more sustainable through innovation, the energy consumed by lighting should not be forgotten. Both onshore and offshore facilities should check their lighting efficiency and look at the advantages modern lighting solutions may offer.
LED is the most sustainable and energy-efficient lighting technology available on the market today. It can reach remarkable levels of efficiency and, with values above 200 lm/W, performs two or even three times better than traditional technologies such as discharge lamps or fluorescence. This equates to more than 50% saving in energy. But benefits of LED technology go beyond pure efficiency.
Make lighting smarter – reduce energy consumption
LED technology enables the integration of control technologies to configure the lighting installation based on scenes or time schedules, as well as readings from presence and luminosity sensors. Wireless solutions further help make installation easier, for example avoiding the need of rewiring in refurbishment projects. This means luminaires can be installed to work where and when they are needed without wasting energy at times when it is not needed. Users can also expect a modern lighting solution to nett around 80% savings compared with traditional lighting technology, making it a potential real sustainability winner.
Handling harsh environments
Let’s not forget the energy sector must deal with some of the harshest conditions on the planet. In addition to increasing sustainability, oil and gas installations need lighting designed to handle each aspect of the environment in which it is installed. Everything from explosion risks to corrosives, extreme weather, and salt aerosols needs to be considered for assured safety and reliability. Importantly, offshore fittings also need to be resistant to oxidation, which can be caused by the environment or from the material combinations within the luminaires, to ensure performance of the fitting is not compromised. To this end, a non-metallic material, such as PMMA, makes an ideal lighting solution to withstand salts and corrosives and ensure life expectancy of the fitting is maximized.
Why and when should lighting be upgraded?
For sites with old type lighting fixtures using traditional light sources, such as high-pressure sodium, metal halide or fluorescent sources, which have lower luminous efficiencies, upgrade to LED technology will support efforts to increase sustainability. The integration of intelligent control can further optimize life expectancy and provide predictive data for maintenance purposes.
From 28-30 September in Ravenna (Italy), we will be highlighting how modern lighting solutions can support efforts for increased sustainability in the energy sector at the OMC Med Energy Conference & Exhibition.