Marine and industrial areas

A marine or industrial area on an offshore installation is an area where flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts are not expected to be present.

Relevant standards and classifications for marine and industrial areas.

Some installations may require lighting to be tested and compatible with EMC directives, DNVGL, IEC standards etc. E.g. IEC 60092 – 306 / Electrical Installations on ships.

Different areas and applications may require special lighting. The lighting needs to be reliable and the luminaires must achieve the required level of light intensity. However, there is much more to lighting than light distribution and intensity levels; the crew
should also feel comfortable in their working environment and the lighting should help them remain focused while working. Light quality is important for visual perception and to be able to distinguish between different colours and details. Recommended colour-rendering is min. 80 CRI.

A robust product design and use of durable materials are also important for many applications in marine and industrial areas E.g. engine rooms and applications near generators may have special demands for the installed equipment. Typical requirement is the ability to endure high overall ambient temperature in the engine room, with extreme hot spots close to the exhaust pipes. Several areas will also be subjected to strong vibrations. IP rating, mechanical strength and resistance (IK) are also important criteria to ensure quality and robustness.