Electrical Contracting News (ECN) April 2017 - Page 18

CONTRACT NEWS

CONTRACT NEWS

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
In 2015 Wincanton implemented Thorn Lighting ’ s HiPak Pro LED high bay luminaires at The Railshed , part of the company ’ s Corby facility , to reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability whilst providing a well lit working environment .
The refurbishment of its Corby warehouse involved reconfiguring and expanding the racking layout of The Railshed , a 2,294m 2 area attached to the main warehouse , prompting a redesign and upgrade of the lighting .
Lighting accounts for a significant proportion of site energy costs across the company ’ s facilities so The Railshed presented the perfect opportunity for Thorn to install LED lighting as a means of achieving Wincanton ’ s environmental goals .
Thorn Lighting ’ s HiPak Pro LED high bay luminaires provided the option of a narrow beam angle for the newly installed racks and a wide beam angle for the open areas . A total of 64 luminaires were installed , each with an output of 14,000 lumens .
The figures for The Railshed 2015 lighting upgrade are impressive , as the Hi HiPak Pro LED luminaires have reduced The Railshed ’ s annual energy , carbon and maintenance costs with a payback of just under 1.5 years .
For further information visit : www . thornlighting . com
CORRODED CASING
High humidity levels and potential fire risks posed a cable management specification challenge during work at Jersey ’ s famous St Aubin ’ s wartime tunnels .
Corroded casing needed replacing within the tunnels because it was considered a fire risk and required frequent repair due to high humidity levels . Marshall-Tufflex ’ s GRP cable management was the solution thanks to its corrosion resistance and fire safety credentials .
For this project the Marshall-Tufflex GRP tray was suspended from ceilings and carries a wide range of cables , including PVC / SWA sub main , lighting SY sub-circuit , fire alarm and low voltage signal cables . Light fittings have also been fixed to the trunking ’ s underside .
Specifier for St Aubin ’ s Dave Atkinson , from States of Jersey , explained why Marshall-Tufflex ’ s GRP cable management was chosen for this challenging environment . ‘ We chose Marshall-Tufflex ’ s suspended GRP tray for the upgrade as it ’ s resistant to humidity and fire .
‘ Apart from putting an end to the corrosion issues , St Aubin ’ s needed a solution that would improve safety for tunnel users while also allowing maintenance teams to reduce testing regimes – something that was taking up a lot of time . Thanks its fire resistant credentials , the use of GRP has meant that periodic testing is now sufficient , in line with BS5839 ,’ concluded Mr Atkinson .
For further information visit : www . marshall-tufflex . com
TEST RESULTS
In January , Lantei won a tender to commence fixed wire testing on behalf of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust . Lantei will complete testing on Lincoln County Hospital , Grantham and District Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital , Boston . The project has an overall value over £ 100,000 .
The electrical testing company was awarded the contract through its competitive rates and understanding of the requirements of hospitals . Lantei ’ s engineers are flexible to enable testing to be undertaken on areas of the hospital which cannot be accessed during normal working hours . Due to Lantei completing testing in public and sensitive areas such as children ’ s wards and critical life support wards , all engineers hold enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) checks .
The Trust commented , ‘ We look forward to working with Lantei as part of its compliance maintenance programme , supporting each of its hospitals to maintain the electrical safety of its buildings .’
For further information visit : www . lantei . co . uk
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