Obstruction lights for refineries and petrochemistry
Obstruction lights for petrochemical sites, refineries or oil platforms have to be
in compliance with explosive areas.
The refineries and petrochemical industries are industrial areas which involve potential explosions risks or combustions of chemical products.
In order to insure the people security, and thus the aviation safety, it is necessary to equip the petrochemical high structures with fitted obstruction lights.
In the interest of safety, low and medium intensity obstruction lights for ATEX areas (ATmosphères EXplosibles = Hazardous Areas) have been created for areas 1 and 21, and certified by the INERIS organisation.
Refineries beaconing implementation
The number of ATEX obstacle lights and their arrangement on the chimney or tower shall be such that the structure is indicated from every angle in azimuth.
If one of the ATEX beacons set up on the structure is not visible from one direction, one or more ATEX aircraft warning lights shall be added on it, in order to insure the beaconing of its complete contour.
In accordance with the chimney or tower diameter, the number of ATEX obstruction lights you have to set up in a lights level can vary from 3 to 8.
In the case of a chimney, the ATEX obstruction lights shall be put up between 1,5 and 3 meters below the top of the structure in order to avoid a potential disruption by the smoke.
Beaconing rules in ATEX areas
In explosive atmospheres, obstruction lights legislation is the same as the safe areas (French decree 07/12/2010, and OACI Annex 14 Chap. 6) concerning the optics of the obstacle lights.
However, beacons for oil and gas areas have to be made with specific material to respect environmental standards of industrial sites, to resist to specified conditions (temperatures, protections, etc.).
05-Tour Culture Tunis
At the heart of the Culture City inaugurated the 20th October in Tunis, the Tower is marked at night by a low intensity beacon.
Tunis: the Culture Tower lighted by PROMIC obstruction light
01-Tour CMA CGM
Since April 2015, the CMA CGM tower of Marseille, in France, is lighted day and night by LUXSOLAR obstruction lights.
Marseille: the CMA CGM tower lighted by PROMIC
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Beaconing of local project for PROMIC: the Envol Stadium
The company PROMIC specially engineered for all crane operators and crane users, a beaconing kit devoted to cranes,
to make easier the updating of their equipment.
An efficient solution for crane operators: the beaconing kit for cranes
the perfect beaconing solution for these high structures
The kit for wind measurement mast: