Aviation

PROJECT CASE STUDY

Gatwick Airport Fuel Farm - Airport Lighting Case Study

Run by Menzies Aviation, GASHCo is a major fuel farm at London Gatwick Airport providing Jet fuel to aircraft refuelling.

Fuel Farms operate on a 24/7 basis and lighting is a critical component for Operations, Security, HSE and CCTV monitoring. Traditional lighting systems that use High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) are costly to maintain, energy-intensive and often fail to comply with light pollution regulations. In addition, they offer poor colour rendering for CCTV systems

THE CHALLENGE

GASHCo wanted to increase lighting levels at the fuel farm to:

  • Make sure the working conditions for staff were as safe as possible.
  • Reduce their maintenance costs due to the constant re-lamping of their current, conventional system.

THE SOLUTION

Midstream’s compact yet powerful Titan 160 was selected as the right product for this robust and mission critical application. Easy installation and quick turnaround time was paramount and with Midstreams experience of working at Gatwick airport we were the best option on both product, solution and service.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Sector:

Aviation

Customer:

Menzies Aviation

Location:

London, UK

Fuel Flow Rate:

54,000 litres/min

Number of Tanks:

3

Project date:

2016

Hours of Operation:

24/7

LED floodlights installed:

60

Type:

Titan Series

Energy Saving:

62.5%

Increase in light levels:

50%

Lux average values:

20 Lux

60

LED floodlights installed

50%

Increase in light levels

62.5%

Energy savings

24/7

Hours of Operation

BEFORE & AFTER TECHNICAL COMPARISON

SODIUMLED
Number of Projectors113113
Nominal Power for single appliance400W167W
Absorbed Power(measured data)500W167W
Total Power Absorbed56.5 kW18.9 kW
Energy Consumption per year247,470 kWh82.655 kWh
Colour temperature2,300K5,700K
Colour rendering index3070
Average light level10 Lux20 Lux*
Uniformity0.110.28
Energy savings62.5%

*Loading areas are above 120 Lux.

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