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Momentive Performance Materials Specialties (MPMS) is a leading global producer of speciality chemical compounds and
materials used in applications ranging from automation to construction, plastics and oil and gas. These products are
manufactured in in various international locations and specifically in Termoli in Italy.
The production processes in Termoli involve volatile gases consequently many areas of the plant are classified as hazardous
areas with Explosion proof ATEX Zone 1 and Zone 21 ratings. These gases can also be highly corrosive requiring extreme
resistance to corrosion and high IP ratings up to IP68 for lighting equipment.
MPMS’s objective was to greatly reduce lighting energy consumption and also eliminate lighting maintenance costs at
Momentive Termoli by substituting legacy florescent and halogen lighting with high quality lights suited for a demanding
environment at all times ensuring LED lighting illumination levels are equal to or better than current levels using legacy
Momentive selected McGeoch to deliver a complete plant wide relamping requiring the substitution of all existing legacy
lighting fittings numbering circa 2500 fittings with McGeoch high efficiency, energy saving LED fittings compliant to ATEX
Zone 1 and Zone 21 with ingress protection to IP68 as well as standard LED lights with protection to IP65
Key factors in choosing the McGeoch solution were the exceptional ruggedness of the Endurance range designed for harsh
environments such as the offshore oil platforms in the North Sea ,the 10 year maintenance free life that totally eliminated
maintenance costs together with a greater than 50% energy saving and McGeoch’s “Turn Key Package” capability.
The project was a ATEX zone 1 and Zone 21 package and involved McGeoch …
Evaluating the existing population of 2200 legacy fittings light levels and energy consumption, using light modeling
software to create both an existing and a proposed light map for the whole plant covering 19,900 square metres.
The next step was to removing legacy fittings and arrange for their environmental disposal and supplying and installing a
new high efficiency LED solution for ATEX zone 1 and Zone 21 rated areas and also standard areas such as perimeter
lights, office lighting and outdoor waterproof high bay lights.
Then audit all plant areas to ensure light levels matched or exceeded the previous levels.
Finally to offer advise, as required, on order for MPMS to obtain carbon saving certificates to enhance savings (TEE).
Self Financed Lights
As further added value McGeoch were also able to offer a “self-finance” leasing option for the project by using the savings
from energy saving and lower maintenance costs to more than pay for the acquisition, installation and finance costs
This meant NO INVESTMENT was required to produce monthly savings . Over 60 months the new system could be fully paid
for and in the subsequent years of service the financial savings would be exclusively for the benefit of MPMS.
In this case MPMS chose to retain retain benefit of the entire savings with an outright purchase .
A Better Technology
The LED savings solution ensured several advantages compared to the existing fluorescent fixtures …
A better light distribution: the Directional light source of LED permits a better use of lumens to achieve the best light
Degradation: LED fixtures have a low Light Decadence vs fluorescent with a degradation of only 20% vs 40% on florescent
Durability: LED fixtures have a minimum life-time of 50.000 hours or greater than 10 years based on expected Momentive
Maintenance Costs Saving: LED fixtures have no necessity of maintenance for expected life-time (other than surface
cleaning). This dramatically reduces down time and production interruption which has a economic benefit which is often
greater than the pure maintenance cost reduction.
Easy to manage: LED fixtures don’t have ballast or starter, which eliminates the need to have stocks of spare parts and less
Ecology: the LED technology doesn’t require special disposal once exhausted such as Mercury.
Substantial CO2 reduction contributing to Momentive sustainability targets.
Entitlement to carbon credits (TEE or Certificati Bianchi in Italy) with an economic value that benefits the payback case.
Up to 25% better levels of illumination making many areas much safer and visible.
50% Energy saving and 100% Maintenance savings which will produce circa €750,000 of savings over 5 years.
Click images of Termoli Plant below to enlarge
Further Facts …
McGeoch Endurance Certification
McGeoch Technology’s LED Endurance range of ATEX certified lights have been tested and certified by accredited
internationally recognised Test House CSA Group (SIRA).
McGeoch ATEX lights are 100% built in our factory in Birmingham in the UK. The SIRA certifying agency also regularly audits
and checks that McGeoch’s manufacturing processes in Birmingham are in full conformance with the certification obtained
and ensures that the processes and controls are in line with the requirements of the testing facility
The Endurance LED Luminaire conforms to the European norms …
EN 60079-0:2012 - IEC 60079-0:2011
EN 60079-5:2007 - IEC 60079-5:2007 - 03
EN 60079-7:2007 - IEC 60079-7:2006 - 07
EN 60079-18:2009 - IEC 60079-18:2009
EN 60079-31:2009 - IEC 60079-31:2008
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