Industrial Lighting Applications for Mining
Enhancing lighting for machinery, processing facilities, and tunnels can have a substantial impact on daily production output as well as improve safety for miners if a holistic lighting design is implemented for challenging applications.
Existing lighting strategies for major mining sites that have been operating for an extended period of time, can be a frequent source of safety concerns, cause unscheduled maintenance shutdowns, and consume an unnecessarily high amount of power, reducing the ability to operate additional electrical equipment.
Professional lighting design services can help with the evaluation, selection, placement, and aiming of harsh and hazardous location-rated products, such as linear and multi-functional Nemalux light fixtures, resulting in superior site-wide illumination while reducing power consumption and maintenance costs.
Examples within the Mining Industry
Light Stringer (LS)
The Nemalux Light Stringer (LS) is used for temporary applications in harsh and hazardous locations such as mining operations. The LS series LED fixture is a multi-head lighting stringer built for customizable lengths and LED units. The light stringer is designed around the recognition that in mining and other applications where temporary lighting power is supplied through an electric cord, it is one of the most common points of failure. For this reason, we designed the LS to allow for cord replacement extending the service life of the product. The LS can meet or exceeds OSHA recommended lighting levels when modules are spaced out at 8’ or less for a 9’ mounting height. The streamlined body allows for easier routing and pulling around obstacles. IP66 & 67 rated with powder-coated finish allows use in today’s toughest environments. The LS is a great fit for maintenance shutdown and turnaround.
BL Fluorescent Light Replacement
The BL is a replacement for vapor tight fluorescent lights that have long been used in the mining industry. Following the tradition of innovation in the mining industry, the BL improves upon fluorescents in lifetime, lumens output, durability, and power consumption. A thru wiring mode allows BL’s to be chained together in long runs as commonly practiced in the mining industry, following the contours of long mining tunnels. The large surface area of the BL fixture results in a very high cooling rate, giving it exceptional performance in the elevated temperatures of mines.
Open Pit Mines
Open-pit mines are naturally large areas that need to be illuminated. Equipment such as crushers sits on large open areas, crushing quarried stones and generating clouds of dust. The AR and XR are ideal for operating in these extreme environments with an industrial design that enables them to operate at an optimal temperature range even in the presence of constant grime. Larger fin spacing, triple-coated surface, and a surface designed to support debris shedding enable operation in the dustiest environment. IP 66 & 67 ingress protection allows operators to hose down the luminaires in the unlikely event that debris does accumulate. Their large lumen output, especially the AR, allows it to be used in high mast applications to illuminate wide areas with the lowest possible power.
Mining operations often have conveyor belts to move the mined and processed ores. Illuminating a conveyor belt requires rugged, industrial luminaires that are designed to withstand the constant dust and grime. The MR is an ideal luminaire for the job. It is a low bay industrial luminaire certified Class I Div 2, has IP 66 ratings, is dust-tight and its body is triple coated for durability and designed with large fin spacing to allow for cooling and debris shedding. Mounted on an optional Nemalux Articulating Support pole (ARTSU), it provides the target illumination levels with the fewest number of luminaires. The MR can result in up to 30% fewer luminaires to light up a long conveyor belt than our competition. For more info on conveyor belt applications, click here.
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MR Series – 3,000-6,000 lumens, C1D2, c/w SLIP FITTER YOKE MOUNT (MR-SFY): 6.55 kg | 14.7 lbs | Mounting Height of 8′ to 12′
XR Series – 8,000–20,000 lumens, C1D2 c/w SLIP FITTER YOKE MOUNT (XR-SFY): 10.05 kg | 22.1 lbs | Mounting heights of 8′ to 25′
AR Series – 10,000–50,000 lumens, C1D2 c/w SLIP FITTER YOKE MOUNT (AR-SFY): 18.35 kg | 40.3 lbs | Mounting heights of 25′ to 100′
NL Series – 4,000 to 10,000 lumen, C1D2, 120-277 VAC or 347-480 VAC linear luminaire | Length: NL2 – 27.3″ | NL4 – 50.8″
LS Series – 1,500 lumen per module, 120 VAC temporary light stringer for C1D2 and C2D1 location use
GS-AC Series – 500 to 2,000 lumen, 120 VAC linear luminaire for marine and C1D2 location use | 4 Lengths: 15.5″, 26.5″, 37.5″, 48.5″
BL Series – 2,000 to 4,000 lumen, C1D2, 120-277 VAC c/w YOKE MOUNT (BL-YM): 3.3 kg | 7.2 lbs | Length: 18.43″
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Outcome of the Solution (Why Choose Nemalux?)
- Improved Site Safety
- Better Visibility in all weather conditions
- Reduced Maintenance with Superior Product Reliability
- Dark Sky Compliance and reduced light trespass
- Lower Cost; Faster Delivery; Greater Support