- VIZ-Steel completed the upgrade of lighting of the main production departments
VIZ-Steel completed the upgrade of lighting of the main production departments
The leading world producer of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) VIZ-Steel (Company of NLMK Group) completed the upgrade of the systems of the technological lighting of the main production departments. The introduction of energy-efficient LED solutions allowed improving the work environment for approximately a thousand of workers and more than halve the load on the cold rolling department power network.
Within the framework of the project that started in the beginning of the year, the systems of local work stations and the main lighting, which is located at the height of more than 10 meters and subject to special requirements in terms of luminous efficiency, pulsation and colour rendition were replaced.
As a result, 2298 mercury-vapour lamps were replaced by the new LED ones at the enterprise. They differ from the obsolete lighting systems in terms of high luminous efficiency, low energy consumption and long lifetime. LED light sources do not contain mercury, do not emit infrared, ultraviolet or thermal irradiation and comply with all requirements of state norms towards energy equipment efficiency, ecological compatibility, and safety.
65 mln roubles were invested into the project.
According to the chief engineer of VIZ-Steel, Stanislav Olkov, "the power consumption of only man lighting of the cold rolling department decreased by 78% as the result of the upgrade. Overall, the introduction of LED technologies will allow the enterprise to save up to 8.3 mln kWh annually, which will provide the economic results of approximately 30 mln roubles per year. This volume of energy is equivalent to the annual consumption of a large shopping mall or monthly requirements of 180 ten-to-twelve floors blocks of flats."