Maintenance and Servicing for Ex Luminaires – The Difference Between Sealed & Modular Luminaires

When sourcing lighting to install in hazardous areas, cost, performance and reputation of the manufacturer, are important criteria to consider. But how much thought do end-users give to ease of maintenance? For many, the answer to this question is probably, ‘not enough’.

This White-Paper is intended to help end users gain a better understanding of what makes a hazardous area luminaire easy to maintain, and how it can help to reduce costs.

The design of a luminaire, and how easy it is to maintain, can vary significantly between different manufacturers and different luminaires. In part, this is down to how the units are certified; certification can restrict the level of maintenance that can be carried out on-site. However, ease of maintenance is also down to the manufacturer and how much importance it’s given during the design process. It’s easy for a manufacturer to overlook ease of maintenance, especially as the person specifying the lighting is not always responsible for maintaining it.

Choosing an LED luminaire will of course help to reduce the amount of maintenance required, but as with any electrical product, there is always some risk of failure. In hazardous area applications, where the environment can be particularly harsh and challenging, this risk is often amplified. So, while LED undoubtedly helps to reduce the level and frequency of maintenance . . .

To continue reading download the full guide below. It covers;

  • What Maintenance is Required?
    • Routine Inspection
    • Unplanned Maintenance
  • Identifying Ease of Maintenance
    • Traditional Luminaires
    • Sealed for Life LED Luminaires
    • Modular LED Luminaires
  • Why is Modular Easier to Maintain?
  • Modular vs Sealed for Life
    • Downtime
    • Environmental Impact
    • Cost
  • Increasing Ease of Access
  • Warranties and Returns