You may have heard about the transformation of Emerson into two business platforms—Automation Solutions and Commercial and Residential Solutions. Automation Solutions brought together Emerson Process Management and Emerson Industrial Automation.
One of the key brands from the Industrial Automation side is Appleton electrical products including lighting, enclosures, fittings, electrical distribution equipment and more.
Oil & gas producers use many of these products, both on offshore platforms and onshore well pads. Typical types of lighting include flood lighting, area lighting, emergency lighting and task lighting. At this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 2017, some of these Appleton products including industrial LED lighting will be shown in the Emerson booth #4915.In this quick, 2:16 video Emerson’s Dan Moses describes how the replacement of traditional lighting with LED lighting helps to optimize energy consumption for the offshore platforms and production facilities.
Beyond energy savings, Dan notes how safe work practices dictate the use of scaffolding instead of ladders. Changing a light build can be time-consuming and expensive. An LED bulb’s 60,000-hour lifespan is more than an order of magnitude great versus incandescent builds and several times longer than florescent. It also does not have the maintenance issues associated with changing florescent ballasts when they fail.
Cabling costs are also reduced due to lower electrical demand and more lights can be put on individual circuits compared with the other bulb technologies.
Perhaps the biggest factor is the illumination from the lights themselves. LED bulbs provide platform and well pad personnel clearer, brighter illumination, which helps to create a safer working environment.
You can find the other Emerson oil & gas industry team at OTC 2017 to discuss downhole measurements and other production optimization opportunities in Booth #4915 at the NRG Center. Sign up here for a free day pass into the OTC exhibits.