Petrel 8 Series ATEX Zone 1 floodlights were selected when painting oil rigs

Petrel 8 Series ATEX Zone 1 floodlights were selected when painting oil rigs

For big construction projects in hazardous area applications you need the kind of lighting that will cope with the job in hand.

When looking to provide class leading manufacturing, repair and maintenance of oil and gas rigs, one of the crucial areas is surface finish, with painting the usual coating of choice. Application of paint onto a three dimensional surface calls for excellent lighting systems, with minimal shadowing and high lumen output a prerequisite.

In a large construction yard in Northern Ireland, Petrel 8 Series ATEX Zone 1 floodlights were selected for the task of illuminating the painting of oil and gas rigs in preparation for years at sea in harsh environments. The robust nature of the Petrel 8 Series is ideal for the major construction environment typically found in shipyards, with light output and ease of maintenance major reasons for selection.

The use of the pre-graduated stirrup bracket allowed for the exact angles for the fittings to be selected on the ground, prior to installation. This gives two main benefits:

1. Ease of handling on the ground gives accurate beam focus

2. The speeding up of the installation reduces the use of ‘cherry picker’ or similar access platforms, saving time and money.

With replaceable glass and simple lamp access, the 8 Series floodlight is as simple to maintain as it is to install.

Petrel Ltd have a wide range of light fittings suitable and certified for use in ATEX and IECEx zones 1 and 2, available from a global network of international distributors.

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