CATEGORY: Aviation

PROJECT CASE STUDY

Gatwick Airport Fuel Farm

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

SODIUM LED
Number of Projectors 113 113
Nominal Power for single appliance 400W 167W
Absorbed Power(measured data) 500W 167W
Total Power Absorbed 56.5 kW 18.9 kW
Energy Consumption per year 247,470 kWh 82.655 kWh
Colour temperature 2,300K 5,700K
Colour rendering index 30 70
Average light level 10 Lux 20 Lux*
Uniformity 0.11 0.28
Energy savings 62.5%

*Loading areas are above 120 Lux.

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