Industrial facilities present the unique challenge of providing sufficient illumination on work surfaces from luminaires with varying mounting heights and environments. The enviroment may contain fumes, oil vapor, moisture, and dust, all of which all can affect the optical performance of the luminaires.
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General industrial areas cover the majority of spaces found in the industrial environment. These may be as diverse as heavy manufacture, to final assembly of finished goods and precise inspection of materials.
Harsh industrial environments may occur when processes are subject to materials or activities that may be considered hostile or hazardous. Hostile environments are ones in which there may be damage to the lighting equipment from extreme cold, heat, vibration or a corrosive atmosphere. Hazardous environments are ones in which the lighting equipment itself may pose a risk of causing a fire or explosion.
A large proportion of most industrial production and manufacturing facilities is given over to distribution and storage. Storage encompasses both raw materials and finished goods.
Distribution is concerned with storage, sorting and dispatch of goods. This may be finished goods in a manufacturing environment or selection and repacking of stored goods in a distribution warehouse. Regardless of the operation, there are some key lighting design elements to consider.
- Car Parks
- Cold Stores
- Distribution and Storage
- Emergency Lighting
- Exterior Areas
- Harsh Environments
- Lighting Controls
- Loading bays