Hazardous Area Lighting for Submarine 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 submarine 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 has wide experience in the design and manufacture of hazardous area lighting for both marine and submarine applications. The company is a proven supplier to the British Royal Navy's Type 45 Class Destroyer, Astute Class Submarine and Queen Elizabeth (QE) Class Aircraft Carrier Projects and has successfully engineered and supplied electrical equipment for many of the world navy's frigates, destroyers, off- shore patrol vessels, missile boats and submarines.   Our new range of hazardous area lighting and complementary electrical fittings for marine and submarine 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.