Hazardous Area Lighting for Offshore, Oil & Gas Applications
For any area in which concentrations of flammable gases, vapours, or dusts are
likely to occur, any electrical equipment installed has to be specifically designed
and tested to ensure that it does not trigger an explosion as a result of arcing
contacts or the high surface temperature of the equipment.
In an ordinary atmosphere, a small harmless visible spark created when switching on a
light is of no concern. If, however, flammable vapour is present, that tiny spark could
ignite the vapour and cause an explosion.
In any offshore, oil or gas application, the consequences of a explosion occurring is, of
course, potentially life-threatening and catastrophic and therefore any electrical
equipment has to be designed to either contain any explosion within the device itself or
designed not to produce sparks with sufficient energy to trigger an explosion.
McGeoch's traditional and wide experience in the design and manufacture of ruggedised and hazardous area lighting and
switchgear for marine and submarine applications has now been broadened to include offshore, oil and gas applications and
our new range of lighting and complementary electrical fittings provides the ideal solution, all backed by the legacy of
McGeoch and our reputation for quality, reliability and value-for-money total service.
Our new range of hazardous area lighting and complementary electrical fittings for offshore, oil and gas applications now
includes the Endurance Zone 1 & 21 LED Luminaire, the LED Automatic Emergency Light, the Astute Type N Luminaire and our
extensive range of LCS Junction Boxes, all fully tested and certified by the relevant authorities including SIRA, conforming to
all international standards for ATEX Zone 2 (Endurance conforms to ATEX Zones 1 & 2) and therefore ideal for potentially
explosive and other harsh, hostile and hazardous environments.