Industrial Lighting Applications for Mining
Nemalux lighting applications are designed for all mining environments. With customizable light beam profiles and a variety of applications, Nemalux can deliver a beam profile to identify tripping hazards, find ore up a working face, or detect interesting features on a conveyor belt. At the same time, our applications are durable, as they are rated for any situation a mine could encounter.
Lighting is critical in mines if you look at the history of safe lighting in Mining, as staff relies upon the correct light profile to avoid physical hazards and other dangers. As a carefully crafted beam profile can increase productivity in open mines, it can also improve perception in underground mines. By focusing the tuned portable light beam on a working face, you will allow miners to improve coal or ore shearing.
Nemalux luminaires for Mining
In an industry where each day a large operation is shut down for maintenance translate to millions of dollars of lost revenue, reliability is a small price to pay. Following in the long tradition of innovation in mine lighting, Nemalux offers a number of rugged, long-life solutions for both above ground and below ground mine lighting. Nemalux excels in the industry by standing on its four pillars of outstanding technology, service, price and lead time. Our strength is our value added solution using our manufactured luminaires, we offer comparable or better results at fraction of the cost.
MR, XR and AR – the Industry’s most Versatile Family of Luminaires
The class I div 2 (zone 2) certified MR (low bay), XR (marine) and AR (high bay) series are designed for unprecedented versatility, including multiple optical profiles and mounting options that allow for maximum spacing of luminaires and reducing the number of luminaires required to achieve target illumination levels for long linear lighting runs. It is not uncommon to save on 30% of required luminaires by choosing the correct optical profile. These luminaires can be installed on hook-mount, stanchion, wall mount, pendant, surface mount, and yoke mount. If optional support structures are added, the integrated system can mount in any industrial scenario and give easy access to the luminaire for maintenance.
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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Nemalux has an extensive and growing library of luminaire use cases to help clients find installed applications that match their own and help them with their light decision-making process.
Although Nemalux manufactures world-class industrial lighting products, we distinguish ourselves as a solutions-oriented company. We offer hazardous location lighting solutions to O+G industry lighting problems, based on the products we manufacture. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors through four pillars: technology, service, lead time, and pricing.
For clients who do not have their own inhouse lighting expertise, we offer complementary lighting design and layout services. This is important as a poorly designed lighting system suffers the risk not only of under performance, but overdesign can result in excessive, wasted light output, which over the lifetime of the product, can result in higher energy costs that can exceed the initial capital outlay. Good design practices are not only ecologically responsible but also save clients considerable time and money. By designing the optimal system to meet the target illumination required, this results in the lowest capital and operational cost over the lifetime of the system.
When we work with clients on a large lighting installation, we generate unique labels and tags for each luminaire that match with the naming convention in the lighting layout diagrams. This ensures efficient placement of the luminaire and avoids confusion when large numbers are involved.
Our products go toe-to-toe with the market leaders, but are priced at a fraction of the price. If you are working with legacy lighting products and are interested in upgrading, we can cross any competitor’s model to our own. Nemalux solutions provide substantial savings on your purchase without compromising on quality, reliability, lifetime and performance.
Our lead times are amongst the shortest in the industry. Usually, most off-the-shelf luminaires are shipped in one or two weeks maximum.
The MR is a unique multi-functional, feature rich light fixture based on our rigorous design, prototyping, testing and refinement process. Using industry leading manufacturing practices, our engineers and industrial designers were able to produce a fixture that not only exceeds the expectations of an HID replacement, but establishes a new benchmark in versatility for industrial LED lighting.
LS (Light Stringer)
Nemalux designed the LS for temporary applications for harsh and hazardous locations. The LS series LED fixture is a multi-head lighting stringer built for customizable lengths and LED units. Nemalux recognized and understood that in rugged use, the cord is one of the most common points of failure.
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